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Why does my daughter have crust that grows over her nipple opening?

Why does my daughter have crust that grows over her nipple opening?

Eczema?: Does your daughter have eczema? That is my first thought. I recommend having her pediatrician take a look at it for diagnosis. ...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


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My nipples have been dripping clear liquid that dries milky and crusty. What could this be?

SEE A DOCTOR: unless you are breast feeding, nipple discharge is not normal at any age. please see a doctor for possible evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm 17.since up to 4 years, I have on my nipples a yellowish spot that it's a bit crusty and it's flaking. the condition is stable should I worry?

Get checked: See your primary care provider or GYN as soon as possible to receive proper evaluation and/or treatment. Proper exam is needed to determine the nature of the spot on your nipple. ...Read more

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I Have noticed Small black crust in the center of my nipple is that normal? It doesn't hurt at all but my nipples have been very sensitive lately.

Breast exam..: Any new rashes or lesions on breasts deserve an exam. You need to make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible for examination and diagnosis. It could be something simple but we certainly would not like to miss something more serious. ...Read more

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Why would a womens nipple have crust-like discharge?

Why would a womens nipple have crust-like discharge?

Get medical check.: Reasons for nipple discharge can include stimulation of the breast, pregnancy, medications, galactorrhea (secretion of milk or similar substance), an abscess or other breast infection, hormonal imbalances (like hypothyroidism), fibrocystic breasts (breasts are very fibrous), blocked mammary duct, breast cancer and intraductal papilloma (non cancerous mass), use of marijuana, anise and fennel. ...Read more

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Why are my nipple piercings still crusting and I am still having shooting pains after a yr?

Why are my nipple piercings still crusting and I am still having shooting pains after a yr?

Infection/ metal all: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more

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I get this nipple crust and I can pick it out but it hurts. I've never had any kids and I've had this for as long as I can remember. Is it normal?

I get this nipple crust and I can pick it out but it hurts. I've never had any kids and I've had this for as long as I can remember. Is it normal?

Crust: This appears to be a contact rash that may worsen with sweating. For the crusting, you can apply hydrocortisone 1% local 2x/d for itching and redness. At night, you can apply neosporin ointment to lubricate and keep from crusting. If it worsens. contact Derm MD through healthtap. ...Read more

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I've got a perfectly round growth that has popped up on the tip of my nipple seemingly over night. It's like a small pencil eraser with a crusty top.?

See a doctor: Fast growing skin lesions are a concern. A crusty rounded skin bumps could be a benign seborrheic keratosis or a cancerous tumor. See a doctor, . ...Read more

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Hi, my nipples seem to have a crust or hard crust inside . What could this be ?

Nursing ? or no: Nipple discharge can became dry crusted inside. If you recently stop bresfeeding it is normal still produce some milky discharge. If not pregnant and no brestfeeding any nipple dischsrge should be examinted by doctor. Increased Prolactin level can cause " like lactation effect". It can be caused some psychotropic medication, nipple stimulation .. other. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Weird crust on the tips of my nipples. Been there my whole life... But should I be concerned?

Get it checked. : Well you should definitely get it checked. It could be something like galactorrhea which has many causes from pituitary, to thyroid problems, even certain medications causing it. It could also be other things that would have to be worked up by your physician. Get it checked as you could have more going on. ...Read more

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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

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What does it mean when I have white dry crusty stuff on my nipples and I dont know what it is .Im not pregnant ..can anyone tell me this is!

Hard to say: Seborrheic dermatitis is a condition that can cause scaling on nipples. It's not dangerous, but can be itchy/annoying. Residual soap or dried saliva could cause crusting. A superficial bacterial infection (impetigo) can cause crusting. If there is drainage from the nipple, it could cause crusting. There are some hormone imbalances that could cause discharge (like excess prolactin). ...Read more

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One of my 13 year old daughter's nipples is sort of crusty looking and will have cracks in it. Sometimes the skin will peel off.

One of my 13 year old daughter's nipples is sort of crusty looking and will have cracks in it.  Sometimes the skin will peel off.

Nipple chafing: The condition is easily treated by applying an anti-chafing balm, petroleum jelly, or neosporin/bacitracin ointment to the nipple. Friction may be the primary cause against clothing. ...Read more

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I'm only 17yo..Isn't normal to have nipple discharge with cloudy white crusting around it? But i clean it n it's came back..I had very pains for 9days

I'm only 17yo..Isn't normal to have nipple discharge with cloudy white crusting around it? But i clean it n it's came back..I had very pains for 9days

Get it checked: Discharge from nipples there is no reason to panick.In rare cases it can be serious but in most cases it is due to minor condition normal nipple discharge is more common when nipples are compressed by bra or squeezed, like repeatedly chafed by your bra or during vigorous exercise such as jogging abnormal discharge may be due to fibrocystic disease, galactorrhea, some meds, infectios etc. ...Read more

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I previously got my nipples pierced and now my entire areolas drains pus (im guessing) & crust over is there anything over-the-counter i can get to help?

Infection: Try warm water applications,pat dry and apply an antibacterial cream or ointment like bacitracin. Avoid tight or dyed clothing or bras. If no improvement or if surrounding redness develops, see your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My breasts are heavy every morning I get up there feeling heavy but there's why dry white crusty stuff on my nipples not pregnant or have any kids?

Need blood tests: Sometimes patients have too much prolactin, a hormone that causes milk to come from the nipples. You need to see a doctor and have an exam and a blood test for prolactin. ...Read more