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I've my nipples pierced and there is a small red soft pimple like bump on my areola. Ideas on what this is?

I've my nipples pierced and there is a small red soft pimple like bump on my areola. Ideas on what this is?

? abscess: It is possible an infection has set in from the piercing. See you doctor. You may need antibiotics and possibly removal of the nipple piercing. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


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I am 7 weeks post partum & fully breastfeeding, i noticed white pimple like bumps on my areola close to my nipple but not on the nipple. What is this?

I am 7 weeks post partum & fully breastfeeding, i noticed white pimple like bumps on my areola close to my nipple but not on the nipple. What is this?

Get it checked out: See your physician for an exam and find out whether you have a plugged duct, milk blister or an abscess along with a case of mastitis. All three can give a pimple-like appearance. ...Read more

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What is the white substance that comes out of the areola and the pimple like bumps?

What is the white substance that comes out of the areola and the pimple like bumps?

Probably sebum: Sebum is the little bits of creamy oil from glands in certain parts of the body's skin. Sebum keeps the skin waterproof, soft, and free of cracks. ...Read more

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Right areola has a large raised bump, similar to pimple but without a whitehead. It is very itchy and I'm not sure what it is. Thoughts?

Right areola has a large raised bump, similar to pimple but without a whitehead. It is very itchy and I'm not sure what it is. Thoughts?

Lump: One would want to know if it is hard and fixed or is it freely moveable. Any discharge from nipple or skin changes around lesion. Any family history of breast cancer? How long has it been there. Are you breast feeding? Sounds like a cyst or abscess forming but you would need to be checked out in person so the right treatment could be started on you. Hope this helps ...Read more

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My 2-year old daughter has a (pink) bump pimple like on her right breast (areola area), and it is swollen a bit and slips when touched. What cud it be

My 2-year old daughter has a (pink) bump pimple like on her right breast (areola area), and it is swollen a bit and slips when touched. What cud it be

Variety of things: It could be a variety of things with benign nevus (mole) being the most likely possibility but a drug reaction and even ectopic breast tissue or accessory nipple are possibilities. Discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have a painful pimple like bump on my right aerola. I just noticed it today, Anything rubbing against it hurts. What should I do? Is it serious?

I have a painful pimple like bump on my right aerola. I just noticed it today, Anything rubbing against it hurts. What should I do? Is it serious?

Warm and wait.: Unless the area has redness that is spreading or your beginning to feel feverish, it's probably okay to apply a warm compress to the area and watch it with the hopes that it goes away on its own. If it doesn't within 1 week, seek attention from a doctor. ...Read more

Areola (Definition)

The areola is the dark ...Read more