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Sores On Areola
I have a lump by my nipple on my left breast and it pusses sometimes. Now, my entire areola is dry and peeling and ihave dry sores around my breast. What should I do?
Acanthosis Nigricans: If it is associated with increased weight, this may represent acanthosis nigricans. This is a benign condition that can be associated with pre-diabetes. Other causes include post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or other causes. See a dermatologist to evaluate this condition. ...Read more
Asymmetry is common.: The amount of breast tissue a woman has is genetically determined. This includes areola size. Most parts of your body are not symmetric and identically sized, including breasts, and there is nothing "abnormal" about one nipple, areola, or entire breast somewhat larger or smaller than the other. If this is a new change for you, however, it's best to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Normal areolae have variable sizes and shapes. What appears to be sagging is normal.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more