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Painful lump, sensitive to touch, shooting pain in neck. Cancer?

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Hello :)
My name is XXXXXXX and I'm 27 years old .I got yesterday at night very painful little lump.
It is similar to burning XXXXXXX but I do not remember I burn myself.
For better look I send you pictures, there you can see all:)
The place around is very painful . When I touch my skin it is extremely sensitive .
Also the pain is shooting to neck and the same pain occurring .
Please can you tell me , Whats going on?
I m afraid about some cancer or something bad:)
I have problem with infections all the time , that's why i got problem with lymp system .

Thank you
Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 4 hours later

Thanks for the query

First of all let me tell you right away that it does not look like cancer.

I could have helped you better if you had told me which part of the body that picture belongs to

The picture what I saw suggests severe inflammation of the skin and small lump looks like folliculitis.
Please do the following

1. Visit a dermatologist for a physical examination
2. Avoid scratching the area
3. Wear loose clothes over the area
4. Keep the area clean
5. Tablets like levocetrizine and aceclofenac will help reduce the pain and inflammation please visit your doctor before taking it
6. Cold packs over the area will also help

I hope I have answered your query, if there are no further queries please accept my answer.

I wish you a speedy recovery

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Follow-up: Painful lump, sensitive to touch, shooting pain in neck. Cancer? 11 minutes later
The part of body is side of chest ( 12 cm away from armpit)

It is really extremely painful and The pain is spreading more and more over the chest and neck.
When i move my eyes the pain is even there....
Strange symptoms ,looks like infection ......

Thank you and I hope it will stop some day
Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 4 hours later
Thanks for reverting back.
The most common cause of your symptoms is folliculitis. This is caused by an infection of the hair follicle by a bacterium called Staphylococcus aureus.
I would suggest the following:
•     Hot fomentation on the lesion ( using a warm cloth) will help relieve the pain and will promote drainage
•     Topical antibiotics (to be applied locally on the lesion) like mupirocin would also be needed.
•     Oral antibiotics like cloxacillin may be required.
•     To reduce the pain, you can take tablet aspirin 325 mg with food as and when required.
•     Keep the area clean and dry
These are prescription drugs and can be given once you have been examined by your primary care physician
The lesion on the chest cannot explain the pain in the eyes and neck.
I wish you a speedy recovery.

I hope I have answered your query. Please accept my answer if you have no further follow up queries.

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