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I have crusting and eczema on my nipple, does this mean anything?

I have crusting and eczema on my nipple, does this mean anything?

Yes: Crusting and eczema in your nipple could be a sign of inflammation, dermatitis, the most important consideration is that you should see your primary doctor or a general surgeon immediately for a possible breasts mammogram and biopsy to rule out cancer or malignancy of the breast. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

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


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What to do if I have eczema on both nipples and lump under nipples?

What to do if I have eczema on both nipples and lump under nipples?

Get evaluated: Nipple lesions could be associated with underlying disease and should be evaluated if persistent. ...Read more

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I got eczema on my nipples, is topical corticosteroid safe on nipples?

I got eczema on my nipples, is topical corticosteroid safe on nipples?

Eczema on nipples: Topical Hydrocortisone is usually very safe for use on the skin or nipples for eczema. ...Read more

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I have the same thing but they are a bit itchy. I do eczema so is it possible to get eczema around the nipple?

See a breast doctor: Eczema around the nipple, it could be PAGET'S disease, you need to see a breast surgeon for evaluation, and treatment. Most of them are benign some are not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What treatment exists for nipple eczema?

What treatment exists for nipple eczema?

Have this medically: Evaluated to ensure that it is eczema and not another cause. ...Read more

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Can the eczema on my nipple become cancer in the future?

Can the eczema on my nipple become cancer in the future?

I'd check with a: Breast surgeon to be sure "eczema" is not bowen's disease, and check for lumps, you are too young for 'screening mammo, " but if there is abnormal finding by an expert, these are next steps. I cannot tell on the on internet about a physical finding. ...Read more

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Difference between eczema cells and paget cells on nipple biopsy?

Difference between eczema cells and paget cells on nipple biopsy?

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

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How to tell the difference between early paget's disease in the nipple and dermatitis or eczema?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I have nipple eczema and forgot to wash my steroid cream off before nursing. Is it likely okay?

I have nipple eczema and forgot to wash my steroid cream off before nursing. Is it likely okay?

Yes: If you are using low strength steroids for eczema, it is not harmful one time, please completely wipe out any cream or ointment on nipple every time and all the times before nursing ...Read more

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Left nipple itching for a month. Began with eczema of areola and now nipple enlarged w/ dermatitis appearance. Soreness behind nipple.?

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

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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 bad. Can I know if this is cancer?

See a doc for tests: Bloody nipple discharge can be a cancer. Needs to be checked. Your young age suggests it is unlikely- BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE to have a cancer. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

ADOLESCENT GYN: 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

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On both breast, there is a patch of rashes which began beneath my areola/nipple and looks like eczema but seems to be spreading?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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?

See a dermatologist.: You can get immediate relief. Meanwhile begin to use vaseline or Aquaphor 5-10x a day on cracks. No, it does not cause cancer!!! ...Read more

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How can you tell if something is paget's disease breast cancer, or only nipple-eczema?

Biopsy: Biopsy will be needed to definitively differentiate paget;s disease of the breast or eczema. ...Read more

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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?

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

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For a teen girl, would nipple rash only by eczema or could it be a paget's disease or breast cancer?

Eczema: In a teen age girl breast cancer is highly unlikely. If the rash persist beyond 3-4 weeks, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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I have dark flaky spots on my back, neck, face, and chest. Some people says it is eczema but I don't think it is. May you help me figure what this is?

I have dark flaky spots on my back, neck, face, and chest. Some people says it is eczema but I don't think it is. May you help me figure what this is?

Probably yeast: From your description, the rash on your body could be a kind of yeast infection called Tinea versicular. A quick exam by your local doctor would determine the diagnosis and treatment with an antifungal agent. Feel better:) ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more