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Doctor insights on: Scaly Areola

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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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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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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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Is it normal to have big areolas?

Is it normal to have big areolas?

Not abnormal: Every person is unique, and some people may have large areolas, just as some people are tall, some not so tall, etc. ...Read more

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Why do I have new freckles on my areolas?

Not freckles: The pigmented spots on the nipples are probably areolar glands rather than freckles. If you have developed pigmented spots on the nipple you should see you doctor for an exam to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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Areolas getting darker, should I be worried?

Areola: If both breasts areola the same, probably just increased pigmentation. If it is asymmetrical, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Embarrassing question==my areola is dimpled?

Montgomery Glands: Pretty normal - glands of montgomery can give it a ripply appearance. ...Read more