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White secretion from facial hair follicles

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 22, 2009
  • 05:37 PM

I am male, 24 years old. In recent years, I've come to discover that my skin in and around the moustache area and the area above my chin has undergone some changes. When I deliberately tighten the skin, I can see countless little bumps. If I squeeze one of the bumps, a tiny amount of white, greasy stuff comes out. Since I have a history of folliculitis, I made a point of asking my dermatologist whether there is something wrong with this part of the skin; he says it's perfectly okay, and did not give a closer look or run any test. He advised me to do nothing but wash my face with warm water every day. He also asked me to choose a better diet, and to avoid greasy food and long hours in front of the computer screen. I remain incredulous. Since the skin I'm talking about is where most of my facial hair is, I do not want some nasty skin condition to damage it.
What I am worrying about is that my facial hair does not seem to be growing as fast as before; and even without shaving, the skin underneath does NOT have a healthy greenish stubbly look. Instead, it's a brownish color. My dermi told me this is due to my dark skin pigmentation and has nothing to do with my facial hair. Does anyone have a different opinion or similar personal experience? I would really appreciate it.

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