Dermatology

Dermatology questions? Ask an online dermatologist.

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

I went to a dermatologist and they put me on a dose of

I went to a...

I went to a dermatologist and they put me on a dose of antibiotics. The believe I either have an inflamed cyst or boil on the under side of my breast. However, I am on my last day of antibiotics and it is still red and has become hard. Should I try to go back in to see him?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?

Eight days now. Its better when I am not wearing a bra of course and when I apply a warm compress.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have had cysts before on my back and arms.

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dermatology Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
3/9/2018
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, General pratice
Category: Dermatology
Satisfied Customers: 38,372
Experience: Years of outpatient experience treating dermatological problems
Verified

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Thanks for your question and I'm reviewing it.
I'll be back in a moment with and answer or a request for more information

Ask Your Own Dermatology Question

Could you please post a photo of that for me on this page?

Ask Your Own Dermatology Question
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Here you go.

Got them--hold on please

Ask Your Own Dermatology Question

You've definitely got a boil there--could have started as a cyst but now it's got pus in it

Unfortunately, many times, unless a boil is lanced and the pus is drained, antibiotics alone don't work too well

So you do need to see the dermatologist again so he can lance and drain this

Please let me know if you need any more information

Ask Your Own Dermatology Question
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thank you.

My pleasure

Please click on the 5 star excellent rating icon so I can get credit for my time with you

Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, General pratice
Category: Dermatology
Satisfied Customers: 38,372
Experience: Years of outpatient experience treating dermatological problems
Verified
Dr. Chip and 87 other Dermatology Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dermatologistLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Chip Your Own Question
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, General pratice
Category: Dermatology
Satisfied Customers: 38,372
38,372 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Years of outpatient experience treating dermatological problems

Dr. Chip is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

dermdoc19

dermdoc19

Dermatologist

4,069 satisfied customers

30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology

Dr. Nair

Dr. Nair

Dermatologist

9,189 satisfied customers

MBBS, MD (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology)

Dr. Shahz

Dr. Shahz

Dermatologist

243 satisfied customers

MBBS, MCPS, MD

Dr. Skinner

Dr. Skinner

Dermatologist

1,548 satisfied customers

MD , DNB ( D &V), FAAD

Dr. Hanish Babu, MD

Dr. Hanish Babu, MD

Dermatologist

261 satisfied customers

MBBS; MD 26 years Experience.

Dr. S. Attili

Dr. S. Attili

Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist

5,170 satisfied customers

MRCP (Dermatology), Int. Board Certification in Dermatopathology

Dr. Pravin

Dr. Pravin

Dermatologist

1,705 satisfied customers

Senior Consultant MBBS DNB (DVD)

< Previous | Next >

Related Dermatology Questions
I am 48 and have a history of acne due to PCOS. Currently on
I am 48 and have a history of acne due to PCOS. Currently on a topical antibiotic, with a prescription for an oral antibiotics for flare-ups. A week ago a developed a painful cyst above my eye, along … read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Doctor
1,148 satisfied customers
I have a boil under my breast and a skin rash with a little
I have a boil under my breast and a skin rash with a little blood and a red streak going up my breast its warm painful… read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctoral Degree
10,422 satisfied customers
I had a small pinkish spot under my right armpit...about
I had a small pinkish spot under my right armpit...about nipple level but towards the back. Under the skin it felt hard about the size of a marble. I have an appointment to see a dermatologist this co… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,234 satisfied customers
I have had a boil that was popped like four years ago but
Hi I have had a boil that was popped like four years ago but all the puss ever came out and now it is like still there but ingrown every time I squeeze it when inflamed it squeezes out a clear stinky … read more
dermdoc19
dermdoc19
Dermatologist
Doctoral Degree
4,069 satisfied customers
I have what my doctor refers to as a sebaceous and/or
I have what my doctor refers to as a sebaceous and/or inclusion cyst on my inner buttock. With increasing frequency, I have episodes where it swells up to the size of a walnut, sometimes becoming infe… read more
Dr. Nair
Dr. Nair
Dermatologist
MD (Dermatology, Venereology, Lepro
9,189 satisfied customers
I have large breasts. About 6-7 months ago I had a red
I have large breasts. About 6-7 months ago I had a red tender bump appear on the side of my left breast, I squeezed it and it drained somewhat similar to a boil but underneath the bump. The skin on th… read more
Dr. Nair
Dr. Nair
Dermatologist
MD (Dermatology, Venereology, Lepro
9,189 satisfied customers
Same question again i have a boil in my inner thigh. been
same question again i have a boil in my inner thigh. been few days now and its not ready to pop. seems to get bigger. been applying warm cloth on it. i have been covering it with a bandage in order fo… read more
Dr. S. Attili
Dr. S. Attili
Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist
MRCP (Dermatology), Dip. Dermatopathology
5,170 satisfied customers
I have a pea sized cyst just above my cleavage which I have
I have a pea sized cyst just above my cleavage which I have tried to squeeze, tried warm compresses, and it won't go away. Now the skin surrounding it is red and irritated. I has gotten darker in colo… read more
Dermadoc
Dermadoc
Consultant Dermatologist
Post-Doctoral Degree
308 satisfied customers
I had a small boil under my left breast. It had inflamation.
I had a small boil under my left breast. It had inflamation. One dermatologist cut the boil & prescribed antibiotics. I do not remember the name. The infection worsened. I went to my OBGYN because I b… read more
dermdoc19
dermdoc19
Dermatologist
Doctoral Degree
4,069 satisfied customers
I had a sebaceous cyst for years, not inflamed, which
i had a sebaceous cyst for years, not inflamed, which gradually over several days became reddened and now appears as a boil, with redness spreading down my leg. Is this an emergency situation? I have … read more
dermdoc19
dermdoc19
Dermatologist
Doctoral Degree
4,069 satisfied customers
I have a red ITCHY rash that's developed under my breasts.
I have a red ITCHY rash that's developed under my breasts. It appears to "weep" and becomes sore/burns if I itch it. I've tried, washing good, when I take bra off after work (that's when it starting i… read more
dermdoc19
dermdoc19
Dermatologist
Doctoral Degree
4,069 satisfied customers
I have a rash under my left breast and have been trying to
I have a rash under my left breast and have been trying to get rid of it for 2 weeks. I've tried everything-medicated powders, anti-itch lotions, and specialty products for rashes. It is not weepy, ju… read more
dermdoc19
dermdoc19
Dermatologist
Doctoral Degree
4,069 satisfied customers
I have a spot/growth on my middle back (along my bra
I have a spot/growth on my middle back (along my bra line)... approximatley 3 weeks. Previously it had come and gone and didn't grow to be gigger. But this time it has grown and it is irritating and t… read more
Dr. Skinner
Dr. Skinner
Dermatologist
Master's Degree
1,548 satisfied customers
I have a hard lump on my back, just under the skin. It
I have a hard lump on my back, just under the skin. It started out small and I thought it could be "popped" (gross, I know) but it couldn't. It has gotten larger, about the size of a quarter and is re… read more
Dr. Skinner
Dr. Skinner
Dermatologist
Master's Degree
1,548 satisfied customers
Believe i have a boil or cyst a size of haft goft ball very
believe i have a boil or cyst a size of haft goft ball very sore also red . was smaller yesderday with very little pus in it . i am a diebeta , also heart patient… read more
Dr.Lori
Dr.Lori
Admitting MD, Palliative Care Consultant
Doctoral Degree
19 satisfied customers
I shaved my vaginal area about 2 weeks ago.i've developed a
i shaved my vaginal area about 2 weeks ago.i've developed a hard red and quite painful lump to the area. i suffered herpes 14 yours ago which hasn't returned ever since and now i'm paranoid that it ma… read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
private practice of Internal Medicine
Doctoral Degree
3,466 satisfied customers
I have a hard swollen bump under my skin which is under the
Hi,I have a hard swollen bump under my skin which is under the eye area its also very red and sore. My doctor says its an allergy to a bite of somesort, so he gave me CETIRIZINE TABS and EUMOVATE crea… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
General pratice
M.D.
38,372 satisfied customers
I had a small bump on my skin for a while, about 5 years or
I had a small bump on my skin for a while, about 5 years or more. It was raised and the same color as the rest of my skin and it did not hurt or anything. About a week ago it got red and itchy, first … read more
Dr. P. Jyoti
Dr. P. Jyoti
Consultant MD
MD
5,650 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x