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Dear Doctor

About a week ago my forehead started to break out with little bumbs (that have no heads on them) that have now turned red.

I have tried using different products such as stridex facial pads, clindamycin phosphate topical, witch hazel. .. I think I may have irritated my skin from using too much product am in not sure how to get rid of these bumps ASAP. .

I have always had clear skin and use face cleansers daily. Doyou have any suggestions on what I should do?

forehead breakout

Dear Patient

Your picture is not focused and I will take your word that the bumps on your forehead do not have heads as in blackheads and whiteheads.

This suggests that you could be reacting to something that you use on your hair or something you apply on your forehead. It could also be a material in a new headgear.

Therefore go through all the things that have been coming in contact with your forehead and identify those that you begun using around the time the forehead breakout begun.

Once you have identified it, stop using it.

In the meantime, stop applying all creams and medications to your forehead. Use a gentle cleanser that you have used for a long time and consider applying a mild steroid cream like 1% Hydrocortisone twice a day for 5 days.

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