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Had a zit on chin yesterday.Now at 8:00 pm at night the spot has swollen to the size of a golf ball. If it is staph, do I go to ER now or dr. Tomorrow?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
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You shouldn't be picking at your skin! Didn't your mother tell you that! You almost certainly have an abscess on your chin that your doc should be able to incise and drain and put you on an antibiotic.
Medical care in the ER is very expensive and there is no continuity of care and there is always the possibility of meeting up with truly sick patients. Only go there if you're in extremis.

In brief: Doc in AM

You shouldn't be picking at your skin! Didn't your mother tell you that! You almost certainly have an abscess on your chin that your doc should be able to incise and drain and put you on an antibiotic.
Medical care in the ER is very expensive and there is no continuity of care and there is always the possibility of meeting up with truly sick patients. Only go there if you're in extremis.
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