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Discomfort over nipple, painful, tender, lump, redness, itching

Hi, i was in prone position one afternoon it was 2 days ago, then suddenly i felt a painful discomfort over my right nipple , it bothers a little but i continued my chores, when i wake up the next morning it became more painful and tender, and i can feel a small lump, then in the afternoon, it was red on top, i placed a topical insect oinment, but no relief, this morning it became a little itchy, still swollen on top and red! It is only on top though, because in the middle everytime, i palpate it even in the bottom, are normal feeling except on the top! Help doctor , i dont know what this is
Asked On : Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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Hello and thanks for the query
I think it is a bacterial infection which might have occurred due to boil or any other source. You need to take a course of oral antibiotic along with analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs. Antibacterial ointment or cream ca be applied at the site.

Keep the area clean and do not try to squeeze it. Let it heal by its own. Consult your GP so that he/she examine it and get to a diagnosis. You have to treat it as it is painful and swollen.

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Answered: Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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