HELP! What is this??? Getting really scared...
It has been almost 6 weeks now since I noticed this "blemish" on my left breast. It is about halfway between the nipple and middle of my chest. Initially I just thought it was a pimple...I've had pimples there before, so it wasn't unusual. It was a little sore when I woke up that morning. I just ignored it, but after a week, I started wondering why it wasn't going away! And there was never a "head" like a pimple usually gets.
I let my mom look at it after a few weeks (she is an RN) and she said she actually had something similar on her chest but it was going away, seemed like a pimple. Said hers lasted awhile. She didn't seem too concerned about mine, suggested I put rubbing alchohol on it, maybe it would dry it up.
Well I tried the alchohol, but that didn't do anything. I also tried acne medication as well as Neosporin. Nothing has really helped much. I have just kinda waited a few weeks to see if anything changes. It seems that it has improved SLIGHTLY since the initial outbreak but it is still reddish in color. Seems like it is a little smaller area. Sheesh, I should have taken pictures, I don't remember 100% how it initially looked. Anyways, there has never been any drainage, bleeding, no major crusting and it has not gotten any worse. It is basically just a red little sore that is just slightly raised. It does not hurt at all now. What concerns me is that it is still there after 6 weeks!!
I made an appt with my dermatologist this Wed. My mom says this is probably a good idea just to have it checked out and ease my mind. I am very anxious about going....I mean I want to know, but I'm scared of a bad diagnosis. I am 35 years old. I have a 4 yr old son and I always worry something bad will happen to me while he is young. I hate to admit it, but I did go to a tanning salon for the last couple summers, just for a few months to get some color. People always made fun of me for being so pale and it made me feel good about myself. I know this was bad and I have vowed to NEVER go back to one.
I appreciate any feedback/opinions you can provide. Thanks so much!