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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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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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

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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 am 17 years old experiencing constant inchiness on my nipples. Feel like something pointy is poking me. No rashes. Why is this and what should I do?

I am 17 years old experiencing constant inchiness on my nipples. Feel like something pointy is poking me. No rashes. Why is this and what should I do?

Possible yeast: Bras and other women's clothing decrease air flow to the skin; fungal is opportunistic and waits for this perfect environment; try an over the counter antifungal cream. If the problem persists you should have your breast examined by a health care professional. ...Read more

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I have had sore, itchy breasts for three months. It's getting worse. Nipples look larger & darker. No rashes. No lumps. Neg hpt. What can cause this?

I have had sore, itchy breasts for three months. It's getting worse. Nipples look larger & darker. No rashes. No lumps. Neg hpt. What can cause this?

Breast evaluation: At age 21 it is highly unlikely that this is a serious condition. You can schedule a visit to have your nipples checked. Weight changes, diet, caffeine intake, ill fitting bras are all causes of nipple itching. There are many nipple creams available at the pharmacy for itching. ...Read more

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I am a male, 81 years old. I recently experienced clear discharges from both nipples, but mostly from the left. I am also experiencing burning, itchy rashes around both nipples, on my arms, and my shins. I am getting symptomatic relief from triamcinolo

I am a male, 81 years old.  I recently experienced clear discharges from both nipples, but mostly from the left.  I am also experiencing burning, itchy rashes around both nipples, on my arms, and my shins.  I am getting symptomatic relief from triamcinolo

Doctor can evaluate: A doctor will have to get more of the story about the nipples, and do an exam (one can start with his primary care doctor). Nipple rashes can be from friction (from shirts, sports equipment like swimming in an inner tube, etc...), eczema, cancer, etc... Nipple discharges can be from hormonal imbalances, which may be due to hormone-producing glands, liver disease, medications, etc... ...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


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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