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Last week I had what seemed to be a pimple above the areola of my left breast. I squeezed it and it seemed to pop. I thought nothin of it because I get pimples on my neck back and shoulders frequently. However it hasn't gone away yet and is red and doesn't seem to have an eye/head. Also, I noticed my skin underneath the pimple (between the pimple and the areola) is yellowing. Should I be concerned?

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replied April 30th, 2013
Breasts Answer A43201
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

It seems that you may have developed a infection of the skin (hair follicles or gland tissues) in your breast.

If the condition is not treated, it can progress into the breast tissue and result in a severe infection (Breast abscess).

Prompt treatment with antibiotics and anti inflammatory medications is very essential for proper healing.

If the treatment is delayed, a breast abscess may require surgical draining, which needs a minor surgery.

Hence, you might consult with your doctor at the earliest for proper examination and advice.

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