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Medication for sore lump near the areola - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Women's Health
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General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   Hi,My 13 year old daughter just got this sudden sore lump on her breast,
i tried putting numbing cream, but she says it hurts a lot.
What do you think it is?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
Doctor :   When did she notice the lump first?
Doctor :   What is the size of it?
User :   about 3 hours ago , about 1 inch
Doctor :   Hello are you with me?
Doctor :   Is it on the skin or deep inside, do you think?
User :   inside next to areola
Doctor :   Do you see redness or swelling there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is it hot over the surrounding area?
Doctor :   What is the numbing cream you had put?
User :   yes
User :   some natural herbal oil
User :   the pain went away now , but she still feels pinches
Doctor :   You can give her Motrin 200mg
Doctor :   tablet
Doctor :   That reduces the inflammation ther
User :   is that normal in teens?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   She should not prick them
User :   should i take her to doctor if it continues to hurt tom.?
Doctor :   I think MOTRIN should help her
Doctor :   if taken twice a day
Doctor :   Let her not prick on it
Doctor :   Put hot fomentation 5 times a day
Doctor :   or whenever she is feel pain
User :   how long does is usualy last
Doctor :   Three to 5 days
User :   what kind of hot foment.?
Doctor :   Cloth in hotwater
User :   O OK
Doctor :   and remove water
Doctor :   and put the cloth over the area
User :   thank u doc. u wer very helpfull , and ease my daughter s fears.
Doctor :   Nothing to worry
Doctor :   You can take the tablet and hot fomentation
User :   good nite
Doctor :   And if not helping in next 2 days take to a Doctor
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
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