Could I be getting acne on my neck?

Hi Dr. I, I am a 23 year old Asian and I am starting to get acne on my neck! I thought the neck does not have oil glands so I'm wondering why this is happening? I have not changed anything in my skincare routine or have not changed my shampoo (I have long hair) or changed my clothing detergent. Please help!

Some people do get acne on the neck but it’s the upper part just under the jawline usually.   It’s unusual to have acne lower on the neck because there just aren’t many oil glands there.  Please see your dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis of these.  There are literally at least 20 skin diseases/conditions that can cause red bumps.    Dr. I

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