Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
123 Doctors are Online

Found itchy red bumps around breast. Should I be concerned?

May 2013
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by
Practicing since : 2006
Answered : 4909 Questions
I started out with a red bump on the inside of my left breast, it looked like a pimple at first, I put some acne medication on it to dry it up, it got bigger. Its been on here for about a week now, its not real red now, it has a dark ring on the outside and its peeling and itchy, you can also feel it underneath the skin. If you touch it its not sore and its smooth, not real hard or soft. Should I be concerned?
Posted Fri, 11 Jan 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR 4 hours later
Thanks for the query.
Because of the short duration of the lesion there is more possibility for infective lesions.
According to your description there is possibility of:
-Hydradenitis suppurativa: It is blockage of the sweat gland. Which can become infected later.
It can be seen in areas with moisture and heat like the area around the breasts.
-Folliculitis: infection of the hair follicle. Less common than first one.
So you better consult dermatologist once and get examined to find out the actual nature of the lesion and take treatment accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer your follow up queries. If you are satisfied with all my answer, please rate the answer after closing the discussion.
Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Dermatologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor