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Hi for over a year now I have been suffering from recurrent facial infections particularly around the chin and jaw areas. Sometimes they will get quite bad and get a lot of swelling in the area. After numerous trips to the dermatologist and various swabs and samples later they have failed to get a result really of any kind.
My doctor wants to test me for diabetes before any other line of enquiry is taken.....this is fair enough and could be causing these infections but I am 33 and in good health and also not obese....play 5 aside football regularly also.
Could I be suffering from folliculitis or a staph issue also? My first glucose test showed I was borderline diabetes surely this isn't enough to be causing skin infections? They only occur in the beard hair area so wouldn't I be getting infections elsewhere if it was diabetes?
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