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Pea-sized cavernous pimple with drainage outside nipple, seems to be on skin surface, gets frequent outbreaks. What could this indicate?

my best friend is a 22 year old female who has 2 days ago developed what looks like a pea-sized cavernous pimple with purulent drainage on the outside of her nipple . It is large painful, but it looks like it is mostly on the skin surface. She does get acne a lot. Does this sound like a pimple, cyst , or boil? Also, she popped it once and it got worse. Should she not pop it? What could this indicate?
Asked On : Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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I would be pleased to answer your question .

She should surely avoid bursting the pimple or boil . It sounds like a recurrent folliculitis . however since it is a Nipple , she should rule out any complications around the ducts or benign lumps or growths.

She should take an antibiotic course for a few days and a topical application of the antibiotic will help in treating the infection further .

Please do visit the Dermatologist as early as possible.

Thanks and take care
Answered: Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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