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Crusting Eczema Nipple
A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more
Get evaluated: Nipple lesions could be associated with underlying disease and should be evaluated if persistent. ...Read more
I have the same thing but they are a bit itchy. I do eczema so is it possible to get eczema around the nipple?
Bx to define: Lesions of nipple that extend onto the areola can be of concern. A rash can be inflammatory or malignant and has to be defined. “Eczema” represents a range of disorders from contact dermatitis to atopic dermatitis. Pagets disease of breast is malignant process of the terminal ducts within the nipple that spill out onto the areola and must be confirmed as Ca by bx.. ...Read more
Biopsy: There is Pagets disease of bone and Pagets of the nipple. The latter is carcinoma pf the terminal ducts of the breast which is the nipple. Here the nipple is ulcerated and the process extends to the areola. Biopsy should be performed to make the diagnosis. ...Read more
My wife's nipples are oozing pus. She is not and never has been pregnant. She suffers from eczema, would that cause this?
I suffer from eczema and have had a flare but I've also had itchiness and raw skin around my nipples and genitals. Could it be eczema there as well?
I'm 18, having eczema on my lips since 12, few months ago it developed to my face, few days ago my right nipple too, could it be paget's disease?
Probably not: Pagets disease of the breast is a skin eruption on or about the nipple possibly indicating breast cancer, but this is unlikely with you. The skin outbreak on your lips, face and breast could be psoriasis or other eczema and since I can, t see it you need a good dermatologist. ...Read more
17 male & my left nipple has been itching like crazy. There is a small bump next to the nipple tip as well. Is it dry, eczema, irritation from soap?
Possible: Use only unscented lotion soap. Make sure laundered clothing has been rinsed thoroughly and do not use too much detergent. In the meanwhile apply topical cortisone cream at area for a few days to see if it helps. See doctor if not improved. ...Read more
Left nipple itching for a month. Began with eczema of areola and now nipple enlarged w/ dermatitis appearance. Soreness behind nipple.?
Need to examine:
While the risk is low, the symptoms you described are of concern for a particular type of breast cancer. It would be prudent to see a doctor to get it checked out.
Wish you good health. ...Read more
Hi, I have nipple discharge recently but now it become scab. Its not painful. I have eczema which is very bad. Can I know if this is cancer?
Hi, I have nipple discharge recently but now it become scab. Its not painful. I have eczema which is very vad. Can I know if this is cancer?
Not likely: Not likely. Did you squeeze your nipple or did it have discharge spontaneously? Spontaneous one is more worrisome but still more likely a hormone problem than cancer. If you squeeze it or have been scratching your nipple a lot from eczema, you could have stimulated your brain to cause breast milk production. Either way, you should see a doctor to get eczema under control and do a breast exam. ...Read more
My child has eczema and been developing rash and secretion around her nipple. She has been kept away from allergy and she is already past puberty.
Excema does not cause nipple discharge. She should be examined properly by an adolescent doctor or adolescent gyn.
Excema is often treated with steroids so if she has been exposed to execessive steroids that is also of concern.
Tell her not use any body products until her exam. ...Read more
On both breast, there is a patch of rashes which began beneath my areola/nipple and looks like eczema but seems to be spreading?
Ideas: A picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to skin problems. But a common skin problem on the breast, especially on the underside, is a yeast infection. You can try some anti-fungal OTC cream (ask your pharmacist) and see if that cures. If it doesn't then maybe consider making appt with your health care provider to appropriately diagnose. ...Read more
I'm 16. I had nipple eczema a year ago. I didn't go to my doctor. I only used petroleum jelly. And now it's gone. But im scared. Can it be Paget's?
No: Padgets disease of the nipple is terminal ductal carcinoma. The nipple represents the confluence of all milk ducts likes spokes on a wheel. Here the turmor cells are in the very end of the ducts, that is the nipple and they spill over the areala to produce an eczema like lesion. Untreated they do not resolve but rather expand out over the breast. Petroleum jelly would have absolutely no effect ...Read more
Nipple and breast eczema on both breast from nursing my son. Dr said it most likely won't go away until I stop nursing despite treatment. Is this true?
BREAST ECZEMA: You do not completely stop breast feeding. He meant because of irritation due to sucking of the baby, eczema will be recurrent after treatment. ...Read more
I suffer bad eczema I am 20 not pregnate but I have bad cracked nipples n bad dry skin around my brests I cant stop scrtching it wil this cause cancer?
Biopsy: Biopsy will be needed to definitively differentiate paget;s disease of the breast or eczema. ...Read more
My G'ma had Breast Cancer at 60, my Aunt got it at 41, another Aunt about 50. Dr said my R nipple problem is Eczema; at 27 should I have a mammogram?
You should see: A breast specialist, if you have not already. An uncommon form of breast cancer, called Pagets disease of the nipple, can present as eczematous-type changes in the nipple region. They can determine if imaging (likely ultrasound as the initial test in your age group) is needed. ...Read more
Questioning pregnancy. My symptoms are eczema flare up brown discharge sore nipples/tenderness intense rhinitis moody hunger salvating possibility?
Please do a home: Test, if - and you are worried do a Blood BHCG ...Read more
For a teen girl, would nipple rash only by eczema or could it be a paget's disease or breast cancer?
Flaky, dry right areola. Slightly dry nipple. Breast looks and feels normal. Hydrocortisone 3 days cleared but came back. History of eczema. 27 yo man?
My eczema has worsened & spread to my hands, arms, nipples, and legs. Oozes clear fluid. I have swollen lymph nodes & weeping eyes. What do you rec?
Time to see your Doc: If this is "just" your eczema, it sounds like it is not responding to current Rx, and you may require more intensive Rx (such as systemic (oral or injected) steroids, if you are already maxing out on topical steroids). However, I fear this may be more than just the eczema, such as a secondary infection, requiring additional therapy. In either case, you should see your primary or skin doctor. ...Read more