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Doctor insights on: Itchy Areola

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What causes itchy nipples/areolas, and is there something that can be done?

What causes itchy nipples/areolas, and is there something that can be done?

Dry skin: As the weather gets colder, this is common. Use a heavier moisturizer on the area (eucerin, aquafor). If you have an abnormal rash or breakage in the skin, see you doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dry flaky itchy patches on my areola?

How to get rid of dry flaky itchy patches on my areola?

Several...: See the fabric/ detergent might be irritating. Use a good quality body lotion twice a day and ,loose garment whenever possible. ...Read more

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The areola is itchy and discharging a clear liquid on one side ?

The areola is itchy and discharging a clear liquid on one side ?

Be seen: It is not normal to have nipple discharge unless one is nursing. The safest thing you can do is be seen. If it is the areola and not the nipple with discharge, you may have a skin infection, and i would still want you to be seen. ...Read more

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I have small scratch on my left breast on areola is itchy when touch ?

I have small  scratch on my left breast on areola is itchy when touch ?

Inflammation: The differential diagnosis (e.g. list of possibilities) is vast. Many times, such changes are reactive (e.g. irritation caused by inflammatory changes as the tissue heals from itching/scratching). However, depending on how long this has been going on, other--more sinister changes--can also be in the differential (e.g. Paget's disease). If supportive measures fail, get this checked out. ...Read more

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Is there a sure-fire way to diagnose paget's disease of the breast? How long does the condition take to worsen? I have a itchy patch on my areola.

Is there a sure-fire way to diagnose paget's disease of the breast? How long does the condition take to worsen? I have a itchy patch on my areola.

Biopsy: The only sure way to diagnose is by taking a biopsy and have a pathologist examine the tissue. It would be prudent to see a doctor as it is not feasible to give a meaningful opinion without examining you. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more