Spots on chest for several months not going away

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Hello. I've had three prominent spots on my chest for several months (I think  4-5) and they won't go away (photos attached). They are mildly itchy. A friend who is a doctor was not sure what they could be. I would greatly appreciate any thoughts and medication ideas as I'm beginning to get worried about them. Thank you.

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    Have you been to your GP?  You mention your friend but he can't treat you.
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      Unfortunately haven't been able to see my GP as it is near impossible to get an appointment on the weekend when I am free (I'm away working long hours weekdays). My friend is a doctor so I thought my GP might also end up referring me to a dermatologist, and the whole process will probably take ages, so I thought of asking here.
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    It looks to me as if you shave [or have shaved] your chest. If so that might have something to do with it.  If it has been some months there is probaly no urgency to see the GP!  I really doubt if you will get a referral to a dermatologist - at least not on the NHS

    I would very much doubt that they are anything serious.  It is very difficult really to see much detail on the photos.  Can you tell whether there is a hair in the centre of the spot. If so you may get relief pulling the hair out [I know - ouch!]. The medical advice would be though "leave it alone"!

    Is there any sign that it is what used to be called a "blind boil" in other words a spot from which any pus cannot escape?

    From the length of time I'd guess certainly not an insect bite.

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      Thank you. No hair in the centre of the spot and it was not a "blind boil".

      I trim my chest with clippers; don't shave it. But the spots came around the time I started trimming it, so yes, I feel that might have something to do with it!

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    Hello, are you shaving your chest hairs often? to me, they are simple folliculitis and Fucidine cream will cure them, an appointment with your GP I recommend..regards
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      I have the hair trimmed by clippers/trimmers, not shaved. I will try the cream you suggest and see how I get on!
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