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Doctor insights on: Nipple Areola Skin Rash Lesions

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Dry itchy skin on nipple/areola that flakes and peels off. Otherwise looks healthy, no rash. Went away with lotion and Vit E then came back. Worried.

Dry itchy skin on nipple/areola that flakes and peels off. Otherwise looks healthy, no rash. Went away with lotion and Vit E then came back. Worried.

Dry skin: Hi, I don't think this is anything to worry about but an evaluation by ur family doctor won't hurt either, please see ur doctor to put ur mind at ease. Good luck. ...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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On both breast, there is a patch of rashes which began beneath my areola/nipple and looks like eczema but seems to be spreading?

On both breast, there is a patch of rashes which began beneath my areola/nipple and looks like eczema but seems to be spreading?

Ideas: A picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to skin problems. But a common skin problem on the breast, especially on the underside, is a yeast infection. You can try some anti-fungal OTC cream (ask your pharmacist) and see if that cures. If it doesn't then maybe consider making appt with your health care provider to appropriately diagnose. ...Read more

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What can I do for dry scaly rash on areola and nipple?

What can I do for dry scaly rash on areola and nipple?

Eczema: It may be eczema, try topical vaseline 2-3 times a day, if it does not resolve, show it to your doctor, to make sure it is nothing else. ...Read more

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My right nipple itches often daily, not the areola. No dryness, cracks, fever, rash, discharge, discoloration. What could be the cause, should I worry?

My right nipple itches often daily, not the areola. No dryness, cracks, fever, rash, discharge, discoloration. What could be the cause, should I worry?

No, if GYN exam neg.: You need to see your GYN for A breast exam and evaluation. Early diagnosis of Paget's disease is extremely important. "Itching, tingling, or redness in the nipple and/or areola" is a symptom which must not be ignored. See http://www.cancer.gov/types/breast/paget-breast-fact-sheet ...Read more

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Tiny dot lump on areola that isn't going away. On other breast, there is an itchy rash under my nipple. What could it be?

Tiny dot lump on areola that isn't going away. On other breast, there is an itchy rash under my nipple. What could it be?

An itchy rash could: Be a yeast or fungal infection. One look is worth a 1000 words and you can probably find a better answer if a knowledgable doctor inspects the area with his own two eyes. ...Read more

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I have a small rash above my right nipple. It doesn't itch, but its red, bumpy, and some of the skin feels dry?

Could be eczema: It sounds like eczema. Try an otc steroid cream twice a day for 1-2 weeks. If persistent, see your dermatologist. ...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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Very itchy, sore rash on nipples. When I stop using the ointment my Dr. Prescribed, the skin on my nipples gets dry and the rash comes back.

Very itchy, sore rash on nipples. When I stop using the ointment my Dr. Prescribed, the skin on my nipples gets dry and the rash comes back.

What are you using?: Is the triamcinolone for your nipples? Do you have eczema? I assume you are not nursing. Do you have asthma? Do you use something for dry skin? Do the nipples itch? You should continue triamcinolone until you see a dermatologist, bringing along all ointments, creams meds, vitamins, etc. ...Read more

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My nipples itch and I had a dry rash on my skin I brought cotton bras at walmart is it the material or the cold weather that dried it up how to cureit?

My nipples itch and I had a dry rash on my skin I brought cotton bras at walmart is it the material or the cold weather that dried it up how to cureit?

Itchy rash: It could be that you have a skin condition such as psoriasis or eczema affecting the nipples. You can try moisturizing with beeswax or another type of lotion or cream. You can also try an over the counter steroid anti-itch cream such as hydrocortisone. If neither help, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have this little small looking rash on my breast on the skin not on the nipple?

I have this little small looking rash on my breast on the skin not on the nipple?

Not sure: Most likely not to worry. But I cant tell since I don't know if red?, blisters? Itchy? Bleeding?
At your age not very likely to be cancer, so don't worry. But, you can get skin rashes like anywhere else there.
If you want to try something before going to ur doc, then try a fungus creme (like clotrimazole, they sell in foot section of grocery) otherwise keep it clean and dry...
if it fades, ok... ...Read more

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I am a breastfeeding mom I got a rash on my breast around the nipple area. Red flakey/scaley blotches on skin as well as bright pink nipple.

I am a breastfeeding mom I got a rash on my breast around the nipple area. Red flakey/scaley blotches on skin as well as bright pink nipple.

Mastitis evaluation?: Probably nipple cellulitis that you can treat with lanolin or vit e cream along with warm soaks and feed as much as possible. Take your temperature and if it is over 100.4 you may need antibiotics for a mastitis ...Read more

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What is it? I have breast redness, bleeding from nipple, rash on chest and cracked nipples. The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritatio

What is it? I have breast redness, bleeding from nipple, rash on chest and cracked nipples. The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritatio

Seek med attn: Bleeding from your nipples is never normal. Call your doctor on Monday and get checked out. Chronic reglan use can cause women to lactate. So that might be part of the problem. But, you really need an exam soon ...Read more

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What could cause a skin rash on face, chest and back after the flu?

What could cause a skin rash on face, chest and back after the flu?

Rash after flu...: ...Raises the suspicion that it wasn't flu. Mono, scarlet fever, and roseola are some of the more common febrile illnesses that have rash as part of the picture. ...Read more

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I've developed rashes in various places on my body, they look like scratches and are itchy...Located on shoulders, chest, back, head, inner thigh?

If you have: No other signs and symptoms, apply some lotion, moisturizers, topical steroids, aquaphor ointments, take oral histamines for itching and avoid washing with hot or warm water. ...Read more

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Is it more likely to have an allergy to caffeine, or stimulants in general? Skin rashes appear on lower face and upper chest. Testing for this?

Is it more likely to have an allergy to caffeine, or stimulants in general? Skin rashes appear on lower face and upper chest. Testing for this?

Quite rare: I don' recall ever seeing someone allergic to caffeine. As each stimualnt drug is quite different chemically from others an allergy to all stimulants is even less likely. There is also no skin or blood test for such an allergy but that doesn't mean it can't be done. A double-blind challenge is the method used to establish a relationship between a cause & an effect. Your local allergist can help. ...Read more

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What can cause hives or skin rash on chest and abdomen?

What can cause hives or skin rash on chest and abdomen?

Hives: There are many reasons to develop hives, like food allergy, medication allergy, sometimes contact allergy and also unknown causes. You need a detailed evauation to determine the cause of your hives, an allergist can help. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: ring shaped, inside is slightly paler and peeling, spreading from chest to abdomen and neck, slightly itchy.?

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: ring shaped, inside is slightly paler and peeling, spreading from chest to abdomen and neck, slightly itchy.?

Skin rash: I am experiencing skin rash (quality: ring shaped, inside is slightly paler and peeling, spreading from chest to abdomen and neck, slightly itchy.? ANS: not sure what the question is but we can do 2nd opinion and I can see rash and discuss with you. That will help a lot. A picture is worth.... ...Read more

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Have few circular rashes on chest, one went away, outer edge has a red, inflamed ring with white center that has really dry skin. Dry skin/worse?

Have few circular rashes on chest, one went away, outer edge has a red, inflamed ring with white center that has really dry skin. Dry skin/worse?

Wish I had picture!: Dermatology questions are so hard without seeing the rash! Round rash with central clearing usually are from fungus commonly known as ringworm. Is anybody else have it? Ringworm is itchy and you didn't mention that. I'm curious what you have tried to treat it and if u r using any new soaps or creams. Try an over-the-counter fungal ointment twice/day and for 2 weeks past when u can't see rash. ...Read more

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I suddenly started having skin disease like enzyma on my chick, chest and back. Almost same time red rashes started coming out too. Waht can I use?

I suddenly started having skin disease like enzyma on my chick, chest and back. Almost same time red rashes started coming out too. Waht can I use?

Get this examined: If this is eczema a topical steroidcream may help/ would not apply anything on your face without a doctor looking at it. You should have this examined. ...Read more

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I have herpes & currently have an itchy skin rash on my neck & chest. Is it a result of herpes or something else? Been under a lot of stress lately.

I have herpes & currently have an itchy skin rash on my neck & chest. Is it a result of herpes or something else? Been under a lot of stress lately.

Herpes: No. Herpes is not a rash that is extensive. It is a small very painful cluster of blisters. Now, reactivated Chicken Pox, or SHINGLES, can be a one sided extensive rash. But, it usually includes very painful blisters. ...Read more

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Is a new skin rash with chest and nasal congestion in a 4 year old with eczema cause for alarm?

Is a new skin rash with chest and nasal congestion in a 4 year old with eczema cause for alarm?

Skin rash: Viral illness can cause the viral exanthema, rash that is common in small children, exacerbation of eczema or bacterial super-infection can be possibility here as well. I would suggest to visit your pediatrician to be sure. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more