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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. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read more
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 ?
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?
This is a weird question but Im curious- i work for new moms & notice that their nipples are large & elongated.I dont 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read more
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?
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 ...Read more
My breasts are very sensitive and my nipples don't feel good when touched while making love. not new. Has always been this even outside periods/pregna
I am 42. I woke up 2 days ago and my nipples are sore. I am past having children. No new bra or laundry detergent. Also noticed small bumps around nip?
Wore new bathing suit to beach without washing it.It burned my breasts and made them itchy. Now my nipples have scarring on them.Should I be worried?
Dermatitis : It may be a topical dermatitis from chemicals used to process the fabric. If possible always wash clothes before wearing them. Now was area with mild soap or just water. Consider topical hydrcortisone or benadryl (diphenhydramine). If worsens then see a doctor or dermatologist ...Read more
Possible: As different hormonal surges/changes can possibly cause this. ...Read more
Nipple discomfort: Could be from wearing an irritating piece of clothing or from your soap or lotion. If continues get an examination ...Read more
When doing a mastectomy then reconstructing the breast, do they keep the original nipple or do they make a new one?
I have a small blue spot above my left front tooth on my gum, been there for a few years now. Also new brown spots on my nipples. Addisons disease??
Why do my nipples feel sensitive every time I start a new birth control month? Just started a new pack & within 1.5 hrs my nipples already feel sore?
BCP's: Different pills have different compositions of hormones. The way they work is that they "trick" your body into believing it's pregnant so you don't release a fresh egg to be fertilized. Depending on the actual amounts of the hormones you can have various side effects. If you find them unpleasant enough talk to your doc about it and he can put you on a different combo. ...Read more