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New Freckle On Nipple
Yes: While rare, it is possible to develop skin cancer on the areola. Worrisome signs include a mole that is irregular, raised, ulcerated, or bleeding. When in doubt, it is best to seek out the opinion of a doctor. A simple biopsy can be performed in the office to determine if it is a cancer.See 1 more doctor answer
A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more
My new baby is not gaining fast enough. Is there anything I can rub on my nipples to make him more interested in eating?
Lactation consultant: The proper latching to the breast/nipple is very improtant for breastfeeding and your comfort level also contributes to the its success. If you are too anxious/tense, you will have less milk let-down and thus more difficult for baby to feed. I would suggest seeing a lactation specialist as soon as you can to get some good/proper advice. Congrats on your new baby and good luck.
I have a Dark patch on my nipple dose not look like a mile or freckle is ppinkish in the middle ans has a dark boarder it's like it's been stuck on?
See a dermatologist: This can be one of several lesions. It is best to have a dermatologist examine the lesion even biopsy it for an accurate diagnosis.
Hi, I have noticed a freckle (or what looks like one) appear on my right nipple, and has been there for about 2 weeks now, I haven't been in the sun.?
I got out of the shower and I put on a brand new bra. My nipples are itching like crazy! Why, what would you recommend?
Take the new: Bra off. It may be the fabric in the new bra. It could cause chaffing. Try washing the bra before wearing again - in case chemicals in the material are causing this reaction.
This is a weird question but I'm curious- I work for new moms & notice that their nipples are large & elongated. I don't have children but mine are flat?
Pregnancy hormones: Cause significant enlargement of the breast with growth of mammary glands, the areola and nipple tissue. Much of this recedes after birth of the infant, but not to prepregnancy status. Not all women, however, have elongated nipples. Some women do have inverted nipples or are quite flat and do not change significantly with pregnancy.
Aquaphor / Vaseline: I would recommend using topical vaseline petrolatum ointment or aquaphor healing ointment. These are very safe and will allow the piercings to heal more quickly.
Moisturizer, hydroco: Temporary use of 1 per cent Hydrocortisone can help. Moisturizers such as cerave, cetaphil, aquaphor can be of value. Prescription products include eletone. If this is woman check laundry detergent or fabric softener as possible culprits. Hand wash bras in woolite and see if there is difference.
Learn your ABCD's: Probably isn't but could be a melanoma...Melanomas are screened by the abcd's: a-asymmetry; b-irregular borders; c-different colors; d-diameber >6mm (size of pencil eraser). If you notice a mole with these characteristics, get it checked out asap. If it is growing, ulcerating, bleeding, or otherwise changing, get it seen soon for evaluation and possible biopsy. Best wishes.See 1 more doctor answer
Mole: Any new mole that is dark, changing color or size, has an irregular border, various colors, itches, bleeds, etc. Should be evaluated for skin cancer by a dermatologist. It could just be a normal mole or a non cancerous growth. Without close visual inspection it is difficult to determine the severity of this mole. See your dermatologist to be safe.
What type of fabric should I look for in a new t-shirt for running specifically to avoid joggers nipple?
I have been useing blue star for my ring worm but new ones are apprring. And one just appeared on my nipple is that bad?
Blue star?: It is spreading amd is time to see doc for possible oral antifungals. It may also may something other than ringworm.
I cleaned new baby bottles and nipples with a rusty bottle cleaner then realized it was rusty. My two month old hasn't had shots, can she get tetanus?
Very small circular scab like spots on breasts and nipples. Look like freckles but feel like a scab. I have found 8 now. They are not actually scabs.
Sounds like: Seborrheic keratoses, but I would see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options