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I have a bumpy, itchy, red rash below my nipple- (not touching at all). Without seeing it, dr prescribed canisten.3 weeks later, it's not any better?

I have a bumpy, itchy, red rash below my nipple- (not touching at all). Without seeing it, dr prescribed canisten.3 weeks later, it's not any better?

Need exam: Canisten is a yeast treatment. That would be the most likely cause of a rash, but if it is not working after 3 weeks you need to see a doctor for an exam and consideration of alternative treatment. ...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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Can you give me advice with itchy, red, sore, swollen left nipple?

Can you give me advice with itchy, red, sore, swollen left nipple?

What's the cause?: Medicines like hydrocortisone and benedryl containing meds would treat the symptom. But find out what is causing it is a smarter idea. It could be an infection that needs an antibiotic, but it could be much more serious. ...Read more

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I have lumps under my nipples on my breasts. What should I do? Lumps are red and sort of itchy

I have lumps under my nipples on my breasts. What should I do? Lumps are red and sort of itchy

Be examined: It could be benign breast nodules, fibrocystic breasts. You may need a mammogram and/or breast ultrasound to confirm the diagnosis. If there's redness in lumps, that may suggest inflammation or infection. Antibiotics may be needed. Take care. ...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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Hi I'm 16 and my right nipple is red and has a small patch of dry skin underneath, and it has been very itchy for about 3-4 days Could it be cancer?

Hi I'm 16 and my right nipple is red and has a small patch of dry skin underneath, and it has been very itchy for about 3-4 days Could it be cancer?

Red itchy nipple: A red rash over the breast can be the first sign of breast cancer but it is very uncommon. CA is found as lump, or on mammogram. At 19 it would be almost unheard of to have breast cancer. Since it itches it's more likely to be a reaction to something like soap, clothes, or even from sweating. Wash the area twice a day with a mind soap, dry off well, hyydrocortisone for 2 weeks.If not clear see doc ...Read more

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I've recently discovered a small red bump on my nipple area that's itchy. Some skin was peeling off a little in the shower. I was wondering what it is?

I've recently discovered a small red bump on my nipple area that's itchy. Some skin was peeling off a little in the shower. I was wondering what it is?

Bite?: Could be a bug bite; they are common in sensitive areas. But if it does not resolve in a few days, let your doctor or a dermatologist have a look at it. ...Read more

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I have had an itchy sore left nipple for a few days. It is really irritating. Mainly the nipple hole and it's red. The breast has enlarged also. Help?

I have had an itchy sore left nipple for a few days. It is really irritating. Mainly the nipple hole and it's red. The breast has enlarged also. Help?

See your doctor: You may have a mastitis; breast infection. Especially if breastfeeding. Also possible; a yeastinfection of the nipple. You should see your doctor for a breastexam and possibly topical ointment or antibiotics, especially if you develop a fever. ...Read more