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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)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...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 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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Pimple on breast turn to cancer?

Pimple on breast turn to cancer?

Not likely: But if there are any concerns about a lesion on the breast - please have it medically evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a pimple on my breast that has pus, is this cancerous?

I have a pimple on my breast that has pus, is this cancerous?

Unlikely: This would be an unlikely presentation for breast cancer, particularly at your age. It is most likely just a pimple, an infected cyst, or possibly a small abscess. However, if there is a persistent mass that doesn't go away, excising it might help take care of it as well as rule out some form of cancer. ...Read more

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Hi i always get red spots on my breasts theyre like pimples what and why am i getting them?

Hi i always get red spots on my breasts theyre like pimples what and why am i getting them?

Folliculitis: You may be getting folliculitis (hair follicle infection). These are more common in women with larger pendulous breasts and with use of poorly fitting bras. ...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