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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
I have a thin dark scaly spot on my areola. I can scrape it off easily with my fingernail and by the next day, its back. It's not eczema or psoriasis.
See dermatologist: You need to see a dermatologist. It may not be significant but could be marker of more significant problem. ...Read more
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?
Should a teenaged girl get a biopsy for a scaly, persistent rash on the areola on one side to confirm whether it is Paget's disease or not?
I am a 27 year old non breastfeeding female and my left areola has become scaly and dry. There is no itching. What should I do? Is this minor?
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
No: I do not see in my expertise it would pose a problem or problems though. ...Read more
Normal: There are two types of bumps. The areola has many small glands that produce lubricating secretions for the nipple. These glands get larger as we age, and become more obvious. Also there are erectile muscles beneath the skin of the areola that can can make the areola "bunch up" when it is cold or stimulated. ...Read more
Yes:male/female?: Ya areola reduction is commonly performed as an integral part of breast reductions or breast lifts in females and as part of gynecomastia repair in males. Although simple excision of the underlying breast tissue in gynecomastia is commonly associated with shrinkage of the areola. ...Read more
Montgomery Glands?: If it was just one - I would wonder if you had a montgomery gland cyst? With pain of multiple areas - has the skin become too dry or chapped? If yes, use a lubricant. Has fabric been abraiding the tissue of your areolas? If so, use a soft bra. ...Read more
Montgomery glands: They are Montomery glands, which are normal ...Read more
Not sure: It would need to be seen by a doctor. Let your doctor check it. ...Read more
Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more
Most women: Have a series of small Montgomery Glands (small bumps) on areolas and nipples. If you have a mass - please get it checked Take care. ...Read more
When? Hmmmm....: While most pregnancy-related changes in the breast will eventually go away, the darker-colored, thicker areola, an adaptation that prepares you for the wear-and-tear of nursing, may never fully change back. It may become lighter over the course of weeks to months, but this is a gradual process and often incomplete. ...Read more
Yes: There is an inherent symmetry to the human body. However, there can sometime be slight variations and parts of the body may not be symmetrical. A pigmentation difference may account for the difference in color. Also, any history of burn, surgery to that area may make it appear different. ...Read more