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Doctor insights on: Itchy Areola Causes

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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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The areola is the dark ...Read more


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What causes dry skin on belly, arms, legs during early pregnancy? I'm 9w2d and skin is flaky. Never had this before. Areolas are a little itchy?

What causes dry skin on belly, arms, legs during early pregnancy? I'm 9w2d and skin is flaky. Never had this before. Areolas are a little itchy?

Hormone changes: Hormone changes are most likely but if you are not drinking as much (possibly due to nausea or sickness) and are dehydrated, that would also contribute. Use a good moisturizer. ...Read more

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Hi im a 19 year old male about 1 month ago both of my nipples became very itchy and it caused me to scratch them after about 1 week my left aroela bec?

Hi im a 19 year old male about 1 month ago both of my nipples became very itchy and it caused me to scratch them after about 1 week my left aroela bec?

What's the question?: Are you still itching? If so, try topical hydrocortisone cream on them for a few days. If the problem recurs, you may need to consult your doctor or a dermatologist to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Dark brown patches around both areolas - looks like a stain, is a bit dry, is itchy sometimes. Its grown slightly over past two nights. What's up?

Dark brown patches around both areolas - looks like a stain, is a bit dry, is itchy sometimes. Its grown slightly over past two nights. What's up?

For your eyes only: Yep! That is a James Bond movie reference, that answers your question. My eyesight through this computer screen will not allow me to see London, England and your breast problem to identify the cause. Please go see a MD there who can very well see what the problem is. ...Read more

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My areolas are always itchy?

My areolas are always itchy?

Irritation...: Dry, irritated skin can be caused by many things. Causes could be various - fabric of your bra, detergents used to clean your clothes, soap used, hydration status, chronic skin conditions. Start with hypoallergenic moisturizing, fragrance/dye free soaps, cotton bras and see if that helps. If persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is my areola scaly and itchy?

I do not know: Could be a skin infection or a dermatitis of the area, best to get it looked at by a dr. Best wishes. ...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?

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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My areolas have been super itchy. It's been off and on for 4 or 5 months now, and its just so itchy. I apply lotion everyday so it can't be dry skin..

Dermatitis: This sounds ilke probable dermatitis, which is inflammation of the lower parts of the skin. It is a form of eczema, which requires regular moisturization, and prescription creams sometimes as well. However, there are more serious conditions that can occur on the areola, so I would have it further evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a spot in my areola and it's itchy also my nipple itch and it seemms my areola is bigger than the other side I hae this for 2 months?

I have a spot in my areola and it's itchy also my nipple itch and it seemms my areola is bigger than the other side I hae this for 2 months?

Dry Skin: Areolas can get dry in the winter just like other skin. Use a scent-free lotion or ointment like eucerin calming cream. If you notice anything else with that breast: discharge that is red or greenish, red tender or swollen areas, palpable lumps, or if the skin starts to look like an orange, see your physician. Also, women's breasts are rarely symmetrical, so having a larger areola is normal. ...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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3 years ago I developed rash on my Areola that looked like burn skin it was itchy and burning it went away now it's back could this be Paget's disease?

3 years ago I developed rash on my Areola that looked like burn skin it was itchy and burning it went away now it's back could this be Paget's disease?

See your MD: If you have any changes on skin of breast which does not go away. Or itchy skin. .. it is always good reason to see your doctor. Page's disease of breast is very rare but very serious and unless proven otherwise - any skin itch or inflammation has to be suspected. Please, see your MD ASAP for evaluation. ...Read more

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The areola on my left breast has been very itchy off and on for like a month now what could it be?

The areola on my left breast has been very itchy off and on for like a month now what could it be?

Many possibilities: While an exam would be helpful you might see what an over the counter antifungal does. Use at least twice a day for several days to see what happens. Dryness alone could be the cause. ...Read more

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I have a red mark with a crusty centre on my breast on my areola. No pain or itchiness, has just come up today.

I have a red mark with a crusty centre on my breast on my areola. No pain or itchiness, has just come up today.

Nipple eczema?: Sounds like a likely diagnosis but also skin infection or other breast conditions may need to be considered here. Recommend GP assessment as may require an examination to sort this out rather than simply viewing images via a virtual consult. ...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

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Had ingrown hair on edge of areola. Plucked it out and applied witch hazel to help it heal, but now that part of my areola is brown & kinda itchy.

Had ingrown hair on edge of areola. Plucked it out and applied witch hazel to help it heal, but now that part of my areola is brown & kinda itchy.

Details matter: How long since hair plucked out? Witch hazel is an irritant. It does not promote healing. Try rubbing daily with hydrocortisone---prescription cortisone better----- and give it a few weeks. Stop witch hazel. ...Read more

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Itchy, scaly flaky nipple, on only one nipple? More recently slight red patchy skin around areola aswell. What could it be?

Nipple rash: Nipples and areolae can get dry and irritated easily, especially in fall and winter. Runners can get irritated nipples also. Gentle skin care and moisturizing is very important. If switching to a non-soap cleansing bar and moisturizing with petrolatum doesn't help, you may need prescription treatment. Please see your dermatologist. There are other nipple/areola conditions that need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Right areola has a large raised bump, similar to pimple but without a whitehead. It is very itchy and I'm not sure what it is. Thoughts?

Right areola has a large raised bump, similar to pimple but without a whitehead. It is very itchy and I'm not sure what it is. Thoughts?

Lump: One would want to know if it is hard and fixed or is it freely moveable. Any discharge from nipple or skin changes around lesion. Any family history of breast cancer? How long has it been there. Are you breast feeding? Sounds like a cyst or abscess forming but you would need to be checked out in person so the right treatment could be started on you. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Itchy nipples! Nipples have been itchy for about a month now, also the areolas and parts of breast too. They have slightly bled from scratching?

Itchy nipples! Nipples have been itchy for about a month now, also the areolas and parts of breast too. They have slightly bled from scratching?

Fung u s?: The only explanation I can get, we got physical ECU is actually we're a scores by a fungal infection. You have to be so mean, to see specifically what is irritating them. ...Read more

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Dark scaly spot next to areola on right breast, tingly and itchy, also have noticed its slightly bigger over the past 3 months, could it be pagets?

Dark scaly spot next to areola on right breast, tingly and itchy, also have noticed its slightly bigger over the past 3 months, could it be pagets?

Pagets: Dear lakeida, Pagets is more often red, itchy rather than scaly. Other possibilities include Tinea or other non-infectious dermatitis such as impetigo or piryriasiform dermatitis (especially with a scale). The only way to truly know is a punch biopsy of the affected skin. ...Read more

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So I got my tubes cut tied an burned 3 years agi the other day I noticed my boobs were swollen an my areola was itchy an had white spots on them I squ?

So I got my tubes cut tied an burned 3 years agi the other day I noticed my boobs were swollen an my areola was itchy an had white spots on them I squ?

No certainty: Tubal ligation is no 100 % guarantee for not getting pregnant. Especially when performed at a young age (early twenties) the risk of failure is 10 - 20 times higher than in women over the age of 35. A pregnancy test will show if your symptoms come from a pregnancy. ...Read more

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My breast lately have been really itchy and its usually around my areola and nipple area, should I be worried?

My breast lately have been really itchy and its usually around my areola and nipple area, should I be worried?

Skin irritation: This could be skin irritation. No masses? Never wrong to have a breast exam although you are young. Especially recommended if you have family history of breast cancer. ...Read more

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I have a white ring on my areola around one of my nipples and my breast is really itchy, could it be cancer?

I have a white ring on my areola around one of my nipples and my breast is really itchy, could it be cancer?

Cancer unlikely: This is probably a minor skin irritation. Your GP can deal with it very effectively. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more