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Does persistent smoking cause cysts under the arms and breasts?

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Dr. Hari Charan Perigela

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1995

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Posted on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 in Lump
Question: Can smoking cause cysts under my arms and boobs
Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Smoking has no relation to cysts.

Detailed Answer:
Cysts under arms and boobs are not linked to smoking.
It might have developed due to infection of Sebaceous glands or Sweat glands.
Apart from Antibiotic, anti inflammatory tablet has to be taken.
Nothing to worry.
Hope I answered your query.If you have any questions, I will clarify further.
Wish you good health.
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Follow up: Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 52 minutes later
Is there anything I can do.Really sore and I get them a lot
Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
You should use appropriate Antibiotic.

Detailed Answer:
I prefer to send the discharge /pus for Culture and sensitivity and choose appropriate Antibiotic. Course of Antibiotic has to be taken.
Pending report,I prescribe Antibiotic Linezolid 600mg twice daily after food to my patients as most of them are caused by Gram positive bacteria. I also add anti inflammatory tablet.
If Hiddradenitis suppurativa is diagnosed, surgery has to be done.
Please consult a General surgeon and proceed further.
Wish you speedy recovery.
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