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Bacterial infection on the skin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i am 21 years old..and i have had this reoccuring bump under my it busted and yellow stuff was jus oozing out of its just blood that is coming out of there any explanation
Doctor :   Hi
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Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Its most probably an bacterila infectrion resulting in abscess
Doctor :   You should never prick them
Doctor :   Rather try hot compress and topical ointment
Doctor :   Since how long is it recurring
User :   I mean it happens pretty it will go down..then maybe a week or two later it comes back again
User :   and it hurts
Doctor :   Do you involve in excess outdoor activity
Doctor :   And have excessive sweats
User :   I am really not outdoors..but i do sweat..I work as a CNA...and i do tend to sweat
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you preciously start on antibiotics for the same
User :   no I have not been on any antibiotics for a while
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   So to start with Use loose fitting Braseries
Doctor :   And apply NEOSPIRIN ont twice a day for a week
Doctor :   Hot compress at night before sleep
Doctor :   You will probably get cured
Doctor :   And in case it reoccurs even after this then will require to start oral antibiotics
Doctor :   And Also get examined once by a dermatologist
User :   sounds like a plan..but should like i go get it checked out..
Doctor :   The puss/ secrretion is a sign of infection might be local only
Doctor :   Yes that will be a better option
Doctor :   I guess you dont have associated fever
User :   no....i mean it just makes my breasts really sore
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   See when there is an infection prevailing there will be some inflamatory chnges in the breat leading to soreness
Doctor :   When infection is controlled it resolves
User :   ok so like is it a certain type of infection
Doctor :   Yes probably bacterila
Doctor :   *bacterial
User :   oh i guess i will go ahead and make an should this be done by a doctor..or does a dermatologist need to do it
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   You can first try suggested tips
User :   ok ok..i guess that clears up my just alarmed me when i seen it
Doctor :   You dont have to get alarmed
Doctor :   Its easily treated
User :   cause like i said it happens often...but the first time it busted it had clear liquid coming out...and now the yellow liquid so it freaked me out a bit
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Thats because the first time you pricked you have introduced an infection
User :   oh ok...would have never thought about tht
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you?
User :   I think you have answered everything
Doctor :   Wsihing you a speedy recovery
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
User :   Thanks for chatting with me..and thanks for the advice
Doctor :   Have a great day
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   same to youi
Doctor :   Take care

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