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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

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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I have very scaly skin on the nipple of my right breast. It breaks easily and is constantly causing pain and discomfort. What can I do?

I have very scaly skin on the nipple of my right breast. It breaks easily and is constantly causing pain and discomfort. What can I do?

See a Dr.: Your rash/dermatitis is on a sensitive area, and as stated is causing you constant pain and discomfort, so i recommend you see a primary dr. Or skin specialist (dermatologist) to get the area properly diagnosed and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been having a scaly rash on 1 nipple for about a year, and there's no worsening or improvement. Is that a sign of Paget's disease of the breast?

I've been having a scaly rash on 1 nipple for about a year, and there's no worsening or improvement. Is that a sign of Paget's disease of the breast?

Paget's: This is a very rare form of breast cancer and usually develops after the ago of 50. If it hasn't changed in a year that is a good sign. See your doctor for an exam to confirm the cause. All the best. ...Read more

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Scaly, cracked, itchy, leaky nipples and finger webs that don't heal in high humidity. Steroid=temp fix. Also chronic vaginal candidiasis. Related?

Scaly, cracked, itchy, leaky nipples and finger webs that don't heal in high humidity. Steroid=temp fix. Also chronic vaginal candidiasis. Related?

Prob unrelated: Your candidal vaginitis should not be chronic unless you have some immune deficiency (including diabetes, systemic steroid use, antibiotics, and so on). Try treating this with oral antifungals through one menstrual cycle and applying an antifungal topical preparation to your sexual partner's penis during the same time periods. For the others, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Right side nipple has become dry and scaly for my 6.5 month old daughter what may be the reasob

Atopic dermatitis: It appears your daughter may have a small patch of atopic dermatitis or eczema. You can discuss it with her pediatrician at her next visit or see a dermatologist. Nothing serious. ...Read more

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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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Breastfeeding and baby and i both have a red, flaky, scaly rash. Baby around mouth-me around mouth, eye, forehead, forearm, and nipple?

Breastfeeding and baby and i both have a red, flaky, scaly rash. Baby around mouth-me around mouth, eye, forehead, forearm, and nipple?

MD visit: The rash may be due to a number of conditions, including infections, contact dermatitis or allergic dermatitis. Since you both have a rash, this raises the possibility of an infection that has been transferred to the baby. If you are applying topical lotions or perfumed products this may lead to a contact dermatitis. Your physician will be able to determine the treatment for the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Why are my nipples soar?

Depends: It could be that you don't have enough Progesterone to counteract your normal estrogen. ...Read more