News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   
 

 Headlines:

 
 

Doctors Lounge - Dermatology Answers

"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Dermatology Answers List

Forum Name: Dermatology Topics

Question: round open sore in between breasts that reoccurs.


 kthnxbye - Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:50 am

I am 18 and I am female, last year a pimple looking thing appeared in between my breasts. It did not hurt and if I pinched and pulled the area, I could feel that under the skin it was hard. I mightve picked at it, I don't remember. I was told to put hydrocortisone on it and I did. It went away but left an ugly purple scar about the width of a pencil eraser. I never thought about it again until a month or so ago when the scar suddenly opened up and began to sting. It leaked out pus(or something that looked like it) and it was very raw. I bought some hydrocortisone cream and put it one time and it closed up. Today it reopened and is hurting very badly.

here is what it looks like:
Image

Does anyone know what this is or what I can do to make it go away?[/img]
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:14 pm

User avatar I wonder if it could be a fungal infection of some type such as intertrigo, caused by candida albicans. The best thing would be for you to see a dermatologist but you could try an antifungal ointment to see if it makes a difference. If it is fungal, you can try keeping the area clean and dry, avoiding tight clothing.

Best wishes.

|

Check a doctor's response to similar questions

 

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

 
Copyright © 2001-2010
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.We subscribe to the HONcode principles.
Verify here