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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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Over a month ago I had what looked like a boil on my breast

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Over a month ago I had what looked like a boil on my breast which popped, since then I’ve been left with a red mark in its place. I’ve just started to get concerned because it isn’t fading or anything and it’s been weeks now
Assistant: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?
Customer: As mentioned above- over a month. I don’t get any pain or anything
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Could you please post a picture of that for me on this page?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Here is a close up

Got them--hold on please

When you popped it what came out?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It was like pus


Then it was definitely a boil and nothing too serious

What you're left with there is just some residual inflammation from that--nothing like cancer if that was your worry

A combination of over the counter topical hydrocortisone cream and a vitamin E cream both applied together twice a day for a week should clear it up

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok thank you very much

My pleasure--anytime

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