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What causes a pimple like on the areola of the breast?

What causes a pimple like on the areola of the breast?

A number of small: Glands secrete a lubricating material - the montgomery glands. If you an infection that is another issue. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more


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My 2-year old daughter has a (pink) bump pimple like on her right breast (areola area), and it is swollen a bit and slips when touched. What cud it be

My 2-year old daughter has a (pink) bump pimple like on her right breast (areola area), and it is swollen a bit and slips when touched. What cud it be

Variety of things: It could be a variety of things with benign nevus (mole) being the most likely possibility but a drug reaction and even ectopic breast tissue or accessory nipple are possibilities. Discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Im six days late, nipples are sore, noticed what looks like little pimples on areola, breasts feel heavy, feeling cramping like period is coming.

Im six days late, nipples are sore, noticed what looks like little pimples on areola, breasts feel heavy, feeling cramping like period is coming.

Pregnant?: It sounds like you are asking if you could be pregnant and if you are sexually active the answer is yes. Your symptoms could certainly be those of early pregnancy. No need to guess though; take a home pregnancy test so you have your answer. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a pimple- like bump on my breast. What could it be?

What do you recommend if I have a pimple- like bump on my breast. What could it be?

Breast: If on the areola it could be a Montgomery Gland. It could be a cyst, inflammed hair follicle or a pimple. If there is an unexplained mass /lump - would strongly encourage physician assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a blister on my left breast at first it looked like a tiny pimple. I squeezed it it popped but it's a blister and I see the white thing floatin?

I have a blister on my left breast at first it looked like a tiny pimple. I squeezed it it popped but it's a blister and I see the white thing floatin?

Breast pimple: That breast pimple may have been a small gland known as a Montgomery gland. They are found in the areola and secrete a filmy fluid to keep the nipple moist ...Read more

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What are these pimple things under my breasts?

What are these pimple things under my breasts?

Picture would help: It would be difficult to diagnose the lesions under your breasts without photo. However, it is fairly common for women with larger breasts or in warmer climates to get small red bumps under the breasts. It can be a fungal or yeast type of rash or even inflammation around the hair folicles (foliculitis). The bumps may itch or burn when irritated. ...Read more

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I have a bump between my breasts. It feels hard and hurts when i touch it. I don't know if its just a pimple or something else?

I have a bump between my breasts. It feels hard and hurts when i touch it. I don't know if its just a pimple or something else?

Likely benign: At 19 the risk of breast cancer is low. But you could have a carbuncle which is an inflamed follicle/sweat gland. Similar to a pimple. Warm compresses to the area will usually draw out the infection but you should see your pcp for eval. ...Read more

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What causes small white pimples under your breasts?

What causes small white pimples under your breasts?

Small skin cysts: The breasts have a certain amount of excess tissue hanging over themselves. At the point where the breast crease is overlapped a condition known as intertrigo can develop where sweat accumulates and small skin irritations and white pimples are noted. This area should be kept very clean and dry. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


Areola (Definition)

The areola is the dark ...Read more