I had what I thought was a small bruise above my right breast, just to the (my) right of my sternum. I found that it was slightly darker, almost purple and when I put a **very** small amount of pressure on it, I felt it 'pop' under my skin like a very full zit would. It is now VERY painful and swollen. I have an anti-bacterial cream on it now, that I got when we had a round of staph go through our house. I also covered it with a bandage.
My worry is that the material released under my skin will cause further infection? Is this a cyst, or do I need a round of antibiotics?
It does appear that this could be an infectious cyst, where pressure released the contents underneath. Since its very painful and swollen, I think the infection is still active and would be a cause for further spread.
You need to see your doctor immediately and try to get this diagnosed and treated. Mere application of an anti-bacterial cream may not work.
Meanwhile, wear loose clothes and do not apply any pressure at the site.
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