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Hello doctor, I was curious if this looks like something

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Posted on Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Question: Hello doctor,

I was curious if this looks like something to be concerned about (see image)? I%E2%80%99ve had this acne on my chest for months and it hasn%E2%80%99t spread beyond that area and I don%E2%80%99t know what%E2%80%99s causing it. It itches at times and I%E2%80%99m concerned that it might be something serious (like a sign of cancer or something).
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
infection of sweat glands, benign condition.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.
I have read your query with attached image.

* As per my surgical experience, the skin eruptions are due to infection involving the
sweat glands of the chest wall.

* There is no threat of cancer so far as this condition is concerned, but precise treatment
is mandatory to cure it.

* It is recommended to consult a dermatologist with regular intake of antibiotic tablets
as well as local creams to cure the infection at earliest possible time.

* Till that time, should follow basic modalities at home

- Keep the area clean with antiseptic liquid.
- Avoid tight garments.
- Prefer cotton loose clothes.
- Avoid direct sun exposure.
- Maintain hydration with plenty of liquids.

- Tub bath with lukewarm water added epsom salt helps great in healing such leasions.
- Avoid smoking ( if doing ).
- Keep blood sugar under control.

Welcome for any further assistance.
Wish you best recovery.

Dr Bhagyesh
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Hello doctor, I was curious if this looks like something

Brief Answer: infection of sweat glands, benign condition. Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service. I have read your query with attached image. * As per my surgical experience, the skin eruptions are due to infection involving the sweat glands of the chest wall. * There is no threat of cancer so far as this condition is concerned, but precise treatment is mandatory to cure it. * It is recommended to consult a dermatologist with regular intake of antibiotic tablets as well as local creams to cure the infection at earliest possible time. * Till that time, should follow basic modalities at home - Keep the area clean with antiseptic liquid. - Avoid tight garments. - Prefer cotton loose clothes. - Avoid direct sun exposure. - Maintain hydration with plenty of liquids. - Tub bath with lukewarm water added epsom salt helps great in healing such leasions. - Avoid smoking ( if doing ). - Keep blood sugar under control. Welcome for any further assistance. Wish you best recovery. Dr Bhagyesh