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Is a painful red spot on the right side of my chest a cause for concern?

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have got pain in the right hand side of my chest, By pressing on the area I have noticed a red spot which is very painful. It is a constant pain which feels sharp.

I attach a photo of the area for your information.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 39 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Seems to be folliculitis, oral and topical antibiotic.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I have reviewed the attached photographs and it seems to be folliculitis which is inflammation of the hair follicle.

I would recommend you to continue with Fusidic Acid cream on the affected areas and you can continue with Co-codamol.

Besides this take oral antibiotic like tablet Cephalexin.

It is a prescription drug and you need to see the doctor in person to get it.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 24 minutes later
Thank you so much for your quick and informative reply.

This will help with my anxiety.

Best wishes
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Welcome.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Welcome!!

All the best!!

Take care.

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist
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