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Red bump on chest, fluid-filled, foul smelling pus. Bad infection?

my boyfriend had a red bump on his cheast about the size of a quater. by touch youcould tell there was fluid in it. i used a needle to put a hole in it to drain it. the pus went from white to yellow green then to a brown chunky paste with a horrible smell. i have never seen a pimple like this. was it a bad infection or should he see a doctor? he gets pimples on his cheast a lot but never this bad.
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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The described lesion could have been a boil/furuncle or sebaceous cyst.
Right now just do warm water compresses of the drained lesion and apply antibacterial cream like bactroban. A boil would resolve with this treatment, if its a sebaceous cyst it would recur again after sometime. Sebaceous cyst is treated by excision of the cyst. But right now to prevent any further infection you need to follow the treatment prescribed above
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Answered: Sat, 27 Jul 2013
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