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Suggest treatment for sore like pimple on chest

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: I have a very little sore on my chest. Thought it was a pimp and had it two weeks but when I squeeze it. It's like a white tail hard stuff not like a pimp. I wait a few days and it will reproduce the same white stuff. Any ideas?
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Looks like a sebaceous cyst ,need for antibiotics

Detailed Answer:
Hi

I understand your concern regarding your skin problem and I hope I am able to help you in the same.
You seem to have developed a sebaceous cyst .
Since it is getting inflamed again and again ,you might need a course of oral antibiotics along with anti inflammatory agents .You might have to see a nearby dermatologist for prescription of antibiotics.
For the time being ,keep the affected area clean and dry . Apply a topical antibiotic cream like neosporin or mupirocin over the affected area twice daily .
Avoid touching or squeezing the lesion .


Hope it helps

Dr Geetika Paul

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Brief Answer: Looks like a sebaceous cyst ,need for antibiotics Detailed Answer: Hi I understand your concern regarding your skin problem and I hope I am able to help you in the same. You seem to have developed a sebaceous cyst . Since it is getting inflamed again and again ,you might need a course of oral antibiotics along with anti inflammatory agents .You might have to see a nearby dermatologist for prescription of antibiotics. For the time being ,keep the affected area clean and dry . Apply a topical antibiotic cream like neosporin or mupirocin over the affected area twice daily . Avoid touching or squeezing the lesion . Hope it helps Dr Geetika Paul