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My son has developed a mass under his left nipple. The area around it is pinkish red. And is very tender to the touch. What could this be?
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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: Abcess/infection
An abcess ('boil') can occur anywhere on the body and is characterized by pain/swelling/ redness/warmth.
It is best to get seen and have it drained ('lanced') and possibly cultured. In some studies doing an incision & drainage (I&D) cured most staph abcesses. An oral antibiotic may also be recommended. Hope he is better soon!

In brief: Abcess/infection
An abcess ('boil') can occur anywhere on the body and is characterized by pain/swelling/ redness/warmth.
It is best to get seen and have it drained ('lanced') and possibly cultured. In some studies doing an incision & drainage (I&D) cured most staph abcesses. An oral antibiotic may also be recommended. Hope he is better soon!
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