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How can I treat a pimple on my chest?

Thank you for 2 days now I have had what I thought was a pimple on my chest , there is a swollen red spot, about th2.5 inches in diameter, it is very painful and hard to the touch, the are that is hard is not perfectly round more oblong, and when I push the area together a mix of blood and pussy come out, but I really have to push. I am male
Asked On : Tue, 10 Apr 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hii sms,
You are suffering from a hair root, bacterial disease called furuncle, it is characterized by red painfull small lesion to a big boil.
If possible squeez out all the matarial (or consult to a dermatologist)and than take topical and oral antibiotics. it will go take 10-12 days to heal.
hope this will help you
Answered: Sat, 5 May 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi..dear user..,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
Painful pimple swollen with red spot, blood and pus..,
come out while squeezing means...could be...Bacterial infection..,
FURUNCLE....don't sqeeze it..,
1) Do Hot fomentqations..on affected part..,
2) Mupirocin...T Bact cream apply on the affected part.,
3) Cap...cephalexin (Phexin-gsk)..500 mg 2 times daily for 7 days..,
4) Keep clean and dry that area....
Answered: Sat, 5 May 2012
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Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon Dr. Omi Jindal's  Response
Dear, do not press with your hands. use sumag ointment and oral antibiotics for 5 days. pus piont will from ane a formal I & D by surgeon will be required. REgards
Answered: Tue, 17 Apr 2012
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