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Every now and then i will get these hard sore lumps under my skin on my chin and they have swelled and very sore. Could it be something im eating?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Cystic Acne

Cystic acne is a severe type of acne characterized by large, swollen lumps that appear under the skin.
These cysts are usually filled with pus or fluid, but can also consist of a hard, swollen mass. Cystic acne usually lasts longer than regular acne. Treatment is with oral antibiotics like solodyn (minocycline) or monodox.

In brief: Cystic Acne

Cystic acne is a severe type of acne characterized by large, swollen lumps that appear under the skin.
These cysts are usually filled with pus or fluid, but can also consist of a hard, swollen mass. Cystic acne usually lasts longer than regular acne. Treatment is with oral antibiotics like solodyn (minocycline) or monodox.
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