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Red Painful Nipples
See you doctor: Many reasons for tender breasts. The white spots may be cysts. Cysts can be treated, sometimes need excised. Your doctor can guide your treatment. ...Read more
Intertrigo: Skin can develop a rash when 2 skin surfaces touch and sweat builds up allowing growth of yeast or bacteria. Treat by keeping area clean and most of all dry. Change sports bra immediately after exercise and shower. Wear good support bra during day and possibly at night. Apply baby powder to area to keep dry. Topical antifungal cream may help, too. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Check it out: Need more info. Probably best to see your doc. ...Read more
VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both breasts feel bruised and tender. Very painful . Not pregnant. Yellowish discharge from nipples.
Not normal: The only situation in which this would be normal or expected is if you are an avid runner/athlete who does not have a well-fitting sports bra. Otherwise a nipple discharge without a history of pregnancy, delivery or breast-feeding in the recent past is always abnormal and warrants an exam. A 1-sided discharge is more urgently concerning than a symmetric one. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many potential causes. One may be medication - certain medication may cause this. Another could be due to pregnancy or hormonal shifting. Simple irritation and rubbing from clothing or trauma. However it may be something more serious such as a growth in the brain. Please see your family physician to further evaluate. ...Read more
Took bra off, right breast slightly larger, red streaks, areola nipple sore, sometimes burning slightly red under breast. Is this cancer? Im 51
Toes are swollen and purply, red colour. rest of feet normal colour but swollen. Spots inbetween/under toes. Sometimes gets hot and itchy. Help?
Athlete's foot: From the sounds of your symptoms, especially the itching may indicate a fungal infection which refers to "Athlete's foot" When there is an inflammation of the skin it can discolor and usually becomes itchy. This can and does cause the toes to swell as well of the rest of the foot to swell. There are topicals that work rather well for this. The generic name is Terbinafine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itchy, scaly flaky nipple, on only one nipple? More recently slight red patchy skin around areola aswell. What could it be?
Nipple rash: Nipples and areolae can get dry and irritated easily, especially in fall and winter. Runners can get irritated nipples also. Gentle skin care and moisturizing is very important. If switching to a non-soap cleansing bar and moisturizing with petrolatum doesn't help, you may need prescription treatment. Please see your dermatologist. There are other nipple/areola conditions that need to be ruled out. ...Read more
Possible infection: You may have cellulitis (skin infection) of your feet or you could possibly developing neruopathay which is fairly common if you have diabetes. I would see you primary doctor to make sure you don't have an infection. Other causes could be related to blood flow to your feet. ...Read more
Red itchy bum crack. Looks like red ring or red oval lines w distinct borders. Purple redish colour. Flat not raised. No lumps, bumps or sores.
Both breasts sharp pain, bruise underneath the nipples, nipples inverted, a little white discharge?
Not likely serious.: It is easy to get little red dots from sucking, from mild injury such as getting pinched, or for no reason at all. Put a warm washcloth on it whenever you think of it, or ignore it. If you do not get injured again, It will probably go away. If not, or if it gets larger or starts to really hurt it might be time to go to a clinic. If anything is coming out of the nipple, go sooner. ...Read more
Red sometimed sore sometimes itchy bumps on stomach thighs snd vagina that leave purple marks what is this?
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?
My left boob is bigger than my right one.Red boob painful boob and nipple and hard.Crusty discharge.Do i see my ob or general surgeon? Hormones?
Start somewhere: The general surgeons are the ultimate experts for breast problems, but either specialty physician mentioned is going to be able to help you. Not all breast problems require a surgical treatment. Your described symptoms deserve to be investigated thoroughly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ?
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?
A painful subareolar bump that appeared 3 weeks ago. No redness or rash on nipple area, no discharge, no others breast lumps.
Evaluate: A painful persistent lump should be evaluated by your doctor. You may need a breast ultrasound done. ...Read more
7 yr old boy back from pool party and complains of very sensitive nipples. They are red, and painful to touch. We're icing the area. What can it be?
Pool water and bugs: Sensitivity to chlorine can cause a few symptoms like burning to eyes and other sensitive parts of the body. Pools also get contaminated w excreta esp when many kids are in it, and with low levels of chlorine. Additionally, kids, pass germs by direct contact, esp staph infections, common on skin, as a direct inoculation to any part that was scratched. Give Ibuprofen and use OTC antiseptic cream ...Read more
I am 28 years old. I just noticed a red bump right next to my nipple. It is very painful to the touch and it is round and protruded.
I'm experiencing painful soreness on my neck over my Adam's apple. There is redness there, as well as redness on my chest below my neck. ?
Best to have: It looked at by your Pcp. Hard to say without more history and without examining. ...Read more
Bruise on breast. Covers half the nipple and some outer region. What is the cause? Has a swollen red center. Extremely painful.
Very large painful lump on breast. About cm above nipple. Can see it just by looking from the side in the mirror. Little red, could be from touching. Very hard, doesn’t seem to correlate with period. 4 days post period, nothing before or during.
Lump breast : Red Painful lump is most likely going to be an infection . Some sinister causes can mimic infection too but unlikely if presented suddenly Please see your doctor . ...Read more
I'm a breastfeeding mom. I have a huge painful red bump on my nipple and it looks like a boil. What should I do? What could it be? It hurts bad
Boil on nipple: The pain and swelling are consistant with an infection on the nipple. Call your doctor to report this and see about proper treatment. ...Read more
I have painful red bumps in armpits, one on my nipple, bicep, & groin. What could they be and how to get rid of it?
Bug bite; infection?: Bumps on 3 separate parts of the body may be bug bites and/or may be small boils (skin infections; small abscesses). A visit to one's primary care doctor is needed, as bumps are very hard to describe in words. Antibiotics may be needed, if there are signs of infection. Others causes of bumps are possible, but less likely. If the bumps are mysterious-looking, a dermatologist can examine them. ...Read more
Dime sized hard, red, itchy, painful lump on left breast next to nipple. Has drained some pus and bloody/pus. Cancerous, abscess or something else?
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
I have a spot on the right side of my chest that is as big as a silver dollar it didnt hurt for a couple months but now has turned red and is painful?
Painful pustules. Some are red and flat and some are red and have swelling. There are about 50 of them from my shoulders to my torso. Some on chest.?
Some thoughts...: There can be many reasons for the rash you describe, but i'd first look for any new medications started in the past month, i.E allergic reaction. Also, are you having fever, muscle aches, fatigue? You could be having some sort of infection. Bottom line, rashes like these are very hard to diagnose without seeing them, and because they're painful, i really suggest getting them checked out soon. ...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