Thank you for your question. It is possible that these swellings are comedones (pimples). These occur when a sebaceous gland becomes clogged and inflamed resulting in swelling and pain. These should go away in a few days on their own. If you are in severe pain, you can have your doctor examine them and provide you with some topical antibiotic cream to facilitate the healing process. Try to avoid squeezing or pressing them as this may worsen the pain and can spread any bacterial infection that may be present.
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