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Red Irritated Nipples
I noticed what felt like an ingrown hair or irritated follicle on my nipple. I just noticed a red line stemming from the pain and hooking around?
I have a few red spots on my chest, and now they are turning dark brown and the spots are speeding all over my chest. I am not itching or irritated.?
Many possibilities: If it's symmetrical it likely has an internal cause, such as eczema or a virus. If not symmetrical it more likely has an external cause, such as an allergy to something you have contacted. Try an otc Hydrocortisone cream, and if that does not help see your doctor or a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis and more specific treatment. ...Read more
I have spots on my chest and a few on my stomach, there not red or irritated, they don't hurt just itch the odd time. What could this be?
See derm: See dermatologist for the answer and treatment. ...Read more
I have a rash under my arm and on my chest red and irritated slightly bumpy it happened after playing a match of tennis?
Several causes: You may have a contact allergy, like poison ivy or reaction to deodorant, or something like shingles. Or, do you have friction in that area for some other reason like obesity or tight clothing? If you don't have other symptoms like fever, severe pain, or rapid spreading, it is reasonable yo wait a fee days for it yo go away. If not, see your doctor or urgent care ASAP. ...Read more
I have red irritated spots around my nose and chest front which some time irritated and white dry spots on back also. Dandruff is also in my hire?
Seborrhea: What you are describing sounds like seborrheic dermatitis. This rash is caused by yeast overgrowth on the skin and scalp. We commonly call this dandruff in the scalp, but the medical term is seborrhea. Seborrhea can extend to involve the face, neck, shoulders, chest and back. However, you should have it checked out by a doctor to make sure. There are many causes for a rash like you describe. ...Read more
I have red spot with pus on my arms and chest that leave scars. Gets irritated in heat and itchs. Also when flaring begins. What is this?
Chest skin peeling/red/severely irritated from overuse of benzoyl peroxide. What can I put on it to heal it that's non-comodogenic? Help! It looks awful!
Skin burn: Try using virgin coconut oil. It is mild and non comedogenic. Make sure you also stop the Benzoyxl peroxide at the same time ...Read more
Had blood in spit. Hard palate spotted red, but my throat/chest has been irritated off and on for more than a month. Also have brkn tooth and GERD.?
Having been having throat pain, pharynx is irritated, bloodshot eyes, chest pain, have some red dots inside mouth on lower lip where gums meet?
Red dots: Need to really see it but sound like could be viral. See your dr asap. ...Read more
I have very very small red pimple on my nipple, no discharge and liquid. But its hurting me and irritating when something touch, should I worried?
I have had an itchy sore left nipple for a few days. It is really irritating. Mainly the nipple hole and it's red. The breast has enlarged also. Help?
I have a pain and a bit of redness on my nipple. It seems to be a bit swollen too. What could that be?
It could be infected: Inflamed or a sign of tumor. Get examined. You may need antibiotics. Go see your dr or gyn! Take care! ...Read more
Breast skin changes: Please see your primary care physician. Several skin conditions can also affect the breasts, but skin changes of the breasts can also be found in some cases of cancer. If you have a strong family history of breast cancer, it may be wise to have a baseline mammogram done, depending on what your exam reveals. ...Read more
It depends: Hard to say with out a full physical exam. The nipple is the accumulation of multiple ducts or tubes that exit at the nipple. The breast is a modified sweat gland and sweat glands can be blocked by debris from the natural sloughing of skin. Without an exam it is hard to say what the cause is. A duct may be blocked and trigger inflamation. Best have your wife examined by her doctor, . ...Read more
Have heartburn/tight chest & full body rash (itchy, little red dots, irritating behind ear)- flu shot given 5 days ago, s/s started 1 day later.?
This could be a viral rash, but you can't discount other possible causes exanthems can be caused by toxins or drugs, microorganisms, or can result from autoimmune disease. It could be related to the flu shot, but not necessarily.
A visit to the medical doctor could be warranted here. ...Read more
I am having pain in my left breast and there is s bit of redness and it feels cold. No pitting or rough skin and nothing coming from my nipple.?
Evaluation!!!: Any mass should first be evaluated by your primary care physician with possible diagnostic or therapeutic imaging. Most malignant tumors are warm and non-tender and therefore yours, at first description, sounds more like a benign process such as a cyst. Nevertheless, it should be evaluated by an expert. ...Read more
Sml lump left breast, phys exam by GP. U/S next wk. No dimpling of skin, redness or nipple discharge. Likely benign? No history b cancer in family
Yes: The small breast mass with no other symptoms, a negative family history, and your age of 34 makes the odds of malignancy very small. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Discovered a tiny lump below the skin abt 3 inch from my nipple. Last night it became painful to touch with a 2 inch diam redness around it. What is?
Nipple pain, no lump, redness or discharge. Starts with left moves to right. I am 22 years old. It's been going on for 3 months. I am a guy?
Get checked: It is difficult to tell whether if something serious may be going on. Absent exposure to irritants or irritation on the nipples, one needs to consider a hormonal issue and thus you need to see your doctor to get the process started. ...Read more
I have redness and urticuria (itch) but no rash. It extends from my nipple line to my skull both front and back?
Doctor can evaluate: Itching usually means there is histamine being released in the skin, often as part of an allergic reaction to something. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can check to see what might be making the skin itch. Skin dryness, or reactions to foods or medications, can cause itching. Occasionally, a person with internal problems like liver or kidney disease can also get itching. ...Read more
Found a red sore on nipple. Underneath is a msmall hard lump. Redness and pain went away. Still have the lump though. Should I worry?
Near to: Have it checked out. Know way of knowing what it is since can't see it ...Read more
2mth baby has oral and anal mycoses, I feel itching and redness under nipples bcoz im breastfeeding, can I continue nursing her or I should stop?
Continue but treat: I assume you are talking about thrush and diaper rash. You should be treating these as per your doctor. Your nipples should also be treated, but assuming you've discussed treatment options and proper cleaning with your doctor, you should continue breast feeding unless the pain is prohibitive. ...Read more
Mild swelling and redness on my left areola upward to nipple. Its painfull. Like smthng hard inside that small area. It appeared whl taking bath. Painful?
Had clean mammo 5 months ago. Clean. For abt ten days I have had intermittent nipple pain. No discharge or redness or scaling. How likely is this cancer?
Large firm bulge right under nipple (inside right breast), very painful, redness by nipple, breast is slightly swollen. Been going on for 2 days. I'm 17?
Right pierced nipple. No signs of redness/swelling/infection but has sever pain? Shoulder pain. Related?
I have a mild redness around my left breast's areola. It is not itchy and the nipple seems the same as the other one. I am 24. What is that redness?
More info: Too many possibilities to diagnose without doing an exam and knowing more. See a doctor. Most likely it is something benign and self-limited ...Read more
65year old female with new daily intermittent lancing pain in left breast in area of the nipple. No redness, lump or discharge. Possible causes?
See a physician: You need a physical exam, see your physician. ...Read more
2 weeks ago, I had a redness/pain under my breast nipple that went away with bactroban (mupirocin) within a week. Since then, I've had a hard, small painless lump?
Diagnosis???: Was there a scabby infection ON THE SURFACE [impetigo]? Or was there something deep under the skin? If it was deep the Bactroban (mupirocin) had no role in the evolution of it. Nipple discharge? Probably an inflamed cyst but don't take a chance on something more sinister. Check with your Dr. Consult with a breast specialist may be in order. By the time you go back it might be gone. ...Read more