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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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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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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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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

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Both breasts very itchy underneath, sides. And near nipples. No rash. Both a little tender. What could cause this?

Both breasts very itchy underneath, sides. And near nipples. No rash. Both a little tender. What could cause this?

Hormonal /dermatitis: I would first suspect some type of allergic dermatitis, perhaps to a new laundry detergent, or some new clothing, towels, creams, perfume, etc. Also look at hormonal changes, and possibly a side effect from medication. Tenderness often accompanies menstrual cycle and pregnancy, which alter the hormonal conditions. If none of these seem appropriate and it lasts more than a few days, see your MD. ...Read more

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Nipples itch ihave rash& dry patc i moisturize but still itchy around nipple area & sometimes around it what can it be doi likely to have breas cancer?

Nipples itch ihave rash& dry patc i moisturize but still itchy around nipple area & sometimes around it what can it be doi likely to have breas cancer?

Not likely cancer: That is not a common symptom of breast cancer with the rare exception of a malignancy called paget's disease. It does however warrant an exam by your gynecologist or a breast specialist. For more info www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more

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Rash under nipple , wet and oozing Heals over and then opens up again 2 small lumps under nipple too Age : 25 Female ?

Rash under nipple , wet and oozing
Heals over and then opens up again 
2 small lumps under nipple too

Age : 25 Female ?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. What you described warrants an examination by a doctor. ...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