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A 17-year-old female asked:

i had sweat bumps on my forehead that we're big and i popped them. now they became sores and dry patches. i'm getting it all over my face now?

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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctor answered
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Skin infection: You must be examined, cultured and treated with broad spectrum skin antibiotics: although this "sounds" likke a bacterial infection called impetigo ( pustular crusting skin lesions) - this cannot possibly be diagnosed online: call for an appointment for an exam in the morning or ASAP.
Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Skin infection: Sounds like skin infection with acne - Do not "pop" bumps on your face. The bacteria from your hands and on your skin can cause secondary infection when you break the skin. You need to get a good face wash - probably benzoyl peroxide based - and gently wash your face. You may also want to see your PCP as well for a full skin check

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