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Why is my areola scaly and itchy?

Why is my areola scaly and itchy?

I do not know: Could be a skin infection or a dermatitis of the area, best to get it looked at by a dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

Areola (Definition)

The areola is the dark ...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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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

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Dark scaly spot next to areola on right breast, tingly and itchy, also have noticed its slightly bigger over the past 3 months, could it be pagets?

Dark scaly spot next to areola on right breast, tingly and itchy, also have noticed its slightly bigger over the past 3 months, could it be pagets?

Pagets : dear lakeida, Pagets is more often red, itchy rather than scaly. Other possibilities include Tinea or other non-infectious dermatitis such as impetigo or piryriasiform dermatitis (especially with a scale). The only way to truly know is a punch biopsy of the affected skin. ...Read more

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I am breast feeding-mostly pumping, and I have an inflamed/painful gland on my areola. What is the best treatment for this?!

I am breast feeding-mostly pumping, and I have an inflamed/painful gland on my areola. What is the best treatment for this?!

Painful breasts: Painful swelling during breast feeding often improves with frequent warm compresses and continued nursing or pumping. Painful lumps associated with redness and/or fever warrant evaluation by an obstetrician or primary care practitioner. Best wishes ...Read more

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I have a discolored dark, itchy, scaly patch of skin on my back. What could it be and how can I remedy it?

I have a discolored dark, itchy, scaly patch of skin on my back.  What could it be and how can I remedy it?

Need diagnosis: I recommend you see an MD to get a diagnosis to better be able to say how to remedy it! Could be ecsema allergic reaction, infection or other etiology. Therefore, hard to say how to treat. ...Read more

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Top of my buttcrack felt raw a few days ago. (Burned to wash) now there is a dark, scaly/flakey patch there. What is it and treatment suggestions?

Top of my buttcrack felt raw a few days ago. (Burned to wash) now there is a dark, scaly/flakey patch there. What is it and treatment suggestions?

Seborrheic Dermatiti: Seborrhea dermatitis is often associated with redness, scaling, and crusting. Seborrhea also can affect other parts of the body, including the face, chest and upper back. Treatment options include application of selenium sulfide, pyrithione zinc or ketoconazole-containing shampoos, topical ketoconazole cream or terbinafine solution, topical sodium sulfacetamide and topical corticosteroids. ...Read more

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