bite, cyst, or what?
I am having a problem with what the doctor thinks is a bite, possibly a spider bite.
It started as a small, hard lump under the skin, under my bra line (less than pea sized). I poked it a bit and a little white stuff came out, so I thought it was a pimple or something. It got worse and worse and very sore, so I went to the doc. He says insect bite and give me an antibiotic, also says to do warm compresses.
That was Thursday and it is even more sore now. I cannot tolerate the warm compresses anymore.
There is a definite center to it, with a *** there, so it is probably a bite. Then there is a red area, then a lighter red area around that. It has a knot now that is about 2" diameter and is very sore to the touch.
Any suggestions? I am considering trying ice packs, rather than warm compresses. I will call Monday, if it is not somewhat better, but what do I need to watch out for in the meantime?