A member asked:

My husband has a sore pimple like growth on right chest appeared suddenly with pain, redness, fever and swelling towards right armpit. help pls.

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. John Ebner answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Furunculosis: What you are describing sounds like furunculosis, an infection of the hair follicle that progresses to cause a boil or abscess. This can cause systemic symptoms like fever, but this means it is getting worse and may progress even further. Could be mrsa. This problem needs to be evaluated by a doctor for culture of the abscess and antibiotics as soon as possible. Don't wait around on this one.

Answered 12/5/2018



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