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I have a lump by my nipple on my left breast and it pusses sometimes. now, my entire areola is dry and peeling and ihave dry sores around my breast. what should i do?

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See doctor: You have an infection, abscess, or cyst. It should be evaluated so it doesn't spread or scar.

Answered 9/25/2013

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Dr. Phil Chen answered

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Infection: It could be skin infection and need to be treated with antibiotic. If lump persist you need to screen for other problems, including breast cancer.

Answered 1/15/2015

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Areola Infection: It seems you have an infection. Please see a doctor for proper assessment and treatment.

Answered 1/5/2019

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