About 6 months ago, I noticed a small (about a quarter of a cm in diamter), flat, fairly symmetrical, white spot on my nose. It didn't hurt, wasn't swelling, scaly or filled with pus. But it was getting slowly larger and a red ring had developed around the initial white spot. I live in Mali and didn't have access to quality health care, so I waited until I went home to Sweden to see a dermatologist. While there, the doctor said it was sebacious hyperplacia. I took her diagnosis at face value and went back to Mali. While in Mali, I did some research into sebacious hyperplacia and noticed that it didn't look anything like what I had. The spot on my nose was still flat, but now there was a dull ache to it and it was almost a cm in diameter. I also noticed now that what I thought was one white spot surrounded by a red ring was really two white spots whose red rings had bled together. I went to the dermatologist in Mali, who said it was an ingrown hair and I used a topical steroid on it for two weeks, which did nothing. Now I noticed that I have two new white that look like the original white spot. The pain is worse now and the right side of my nose, where the main spot is, is swelling. It's enough that if i show people, they can notice the swelling. If I pinch my nose with my thumb in my nose and my finger outside it, I notice that the skin where the spot is is tougher and feels thinker. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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