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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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Why do I have scabs on nipples?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I have 2 scabs on right nipple with white substance coming out of scabs and also itchy.... had it for 10 days now?

I have 2 scabs on right nipple with white substance coming out of scabs and also itchy.... had it for 10 days now?

Scabs on breast: You mention scabs was there any injury? Friction? Nursing? Could be eczema, fungal But would follow up with doc and consider mammogram r/o inflamatory cancer or Paget's disease. ...Read more

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Does rubbing nipples cause them to scab?

If you were really: Rough ; abraided them, this could lead to scabbing. ...Read more

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It seemed I had scabs on my nipples and I pulled them off and they haven't. Come back but my left boob has been itching. Me lately?

Eczema or impetigo : Eczema is very common in this area and can be treated with topical steroid creams prescribed by a physician. In addition, it can become secondarily infected and have impetigo which is crusty in appearance on the surface. Using unscented products and consulting a dermatologist is recommended. ...Read more

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My Boyfriend sucked on my nipples almost 2 Weeks ago & it has been scabbing and Getting puss. What do I have to do to make it better?

Local treatment: After washing throughly and gently, dry completely. First with towel and then with a little corn starch powder. If there is pus, apply a small amount of Bactroban ointment (OTC) after drying it. Do that twice a day, that should take care of the problem if not go to see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have had black scabs on my nipples with white stuff on and i have had this since I started puberty and im now 17. They are not painful at all. Help?

I have had black scabs on my nipples with white stuff on and i have had this since I started puberty and im now 17. They are not painful at all. Help?

Comedomes?: Perhaps these are blocked pores or comedomal acne. If these have been there since the onset of puberty, it is important for a Doc to look and evaluate them. ...Read more

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I have a thin layer of skin that is on both of my nipples I can peal off like I could a scab, and my left nipple itches quite often, normal?

Nipple eczema : Please see your MD for a full history and exam. It sounds like you have nipple eczema but a full exam should be done to rule out Paget's disease and Bowens disease. Several other differential diagnoses including contact dermatitis, breast ca. Stay calm and see your primary care physician please. ...Read more

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Under my nipple (sulcas) is a split from where my bf bit too hard. It's a little sore and there seems to be some scabbing around it. Will it heal?

Under my nipple (sulcas) is a split from where my bf bit too hard. It's a little sore and there seems to be some scabbing around it. Will it heal?

Yes!: Yes it should as long as it does get infected. Clean the area thoroughly and apply an over the counter antibiotic ointment several times daily. It the area becomes more swollen, red, hot or tender you need to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Couple days ago my nipples were very sore & now I look & see a dark scab-like thing around the edges of my nipples. I'm so confused, what could it be?

Couple days ago my nipples were very sore & now I look & see a dark scab-like thing around the edges of my nipples. I'm so confused, what could it be?

A moisturizing cream: Should help. This can occur due to irritation, trauma, and common to breast feeding mothers. If it you don't see any improvement, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a small hole like round scab on my areola right by nipple. Red and a little swollen, what is it?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options because this could be lots of different things. ...Read more

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I have a small black scab on left nipple with no pain or noticeable discharge. I am 66 and have always had inverted nipples. Is this cause for concern?

I have a small black scab on left nipple with no pain or noticeable discharge. I am 66 and have always had inverted nipples. Is this cause for concern?

In the presence of: Nomral mammograms, low probability that this a malignancy. It will likely resolve, if concerned or it is becoming worse have a low threshold to get examined. You don't want someone over the internet giving you the all clear, obviously, good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I have a scab on my nipple and I have also found a lump under my arm pit on the same side should I be concerned?

Hi I have a scab on my nipple and I have also found a lump under my arm pit on the same side should I be concerned?

That's a lymph node: Whatever injury occurred to the breast is 'known' to your immune system — as evidenced by the 'activation' of the lymph node. That is a garrison of your immunity- and it likely is responding. I would show this to a doctor who can make sure it's nothing more serious. Primarily we need to know 'what' happened — to understand the disease process more fully. A full family history is also necessary. ...Read more

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Hi I have suddenly got a swollen nipple and it has a dark scab im starting to get worried it's extremely sore its getting worse?

Risk of bleeding: This could be bleeding or infection. You need to contact your phsician since it is sudden. ...Read more

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Swollen nipple, 2 pink spots, 2 scabs on base of nipple, swollen under armpit. Nitetime nursing (20 minutes) also swam in Gulf coast last week?

Swollen nipple, 2 pink spots, 2 scabs on base of nipple, swollen under armpit. Nitetime nursing (20 minutes) also swam in Gulf coast last week?

Unclear: Swollen nipple, pink spots, scabs,swollen axilla can be
1-infection of the skin around the nipple
2-injuries from nursing
3-accessory breast tissue under the arm
using a breast shield and moisturizing your skin may help,
but if tenderness or redness in the skin develops and or tenderness under the arm or fever, then you need to see your doc and possibly go on antibiotics ...Read more

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I have a scab on my nipple that comes and goes for years now. Only on the left. Doesn't hurt. White/ grayish color. The breast is also the smallest.

I have a scab on my nipple that comes and goes for years now. Only on the left. Doesn't hurt. White/ grayish color. The breast is also the smallest.

See your Gyn: A scab on your nipple that persists should be evaluted. There are some inflammatory breast conditions and even cancer that start this way. It would be best to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Hi, I have nipple discharge recently but now it become scab. Its not painful. I have eczema which is very bad. Can I know if this is cancer?

Hi, I have nipple discharge recently but now it become scab. Its not painful. I have eczema which is very bad. Can I know if this is cancer?

See a doc for tests: Bloody nipple discharge can be a cancer. Needs to be checked. Your young age suggests it is unlikely- BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE to have a cancer. ...Read more

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Hi, I have nipple discharge recently but now it become scab. Its not painful. I have eczema which is very vad. Can I know if this is cancer?

Hi, I have nipple discharge recently but now it become scab. Its not painful. I have eczema which is very vad. Can I know if this is cancer?

Not likely: Not likely. Did you squeeze your nipple or did it have discharge spontaneously? Spontaneous one is more worrisome but still more likely a hormone problem than cancer. If you squeeze it or have been scratching your nipple a lot from eczema, you could have stimulated your brain to cause breast milk production. Either way, you should see a doctor to get eczema under control and do a breast exam. ...Read more

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Hi My cat scratched my left nipple a couple weeks ago and lymph nodes underarm left hurt. Nipple has small brown scab. Should I get antibotic?

Cat scratch: Yes you should be seen by your physician for an evaluation — cat's do carry certain infections that can cause the lymph nodes to swell. Good Luck ...Read more

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My nipple have been sore for about 4 days now they have scabs. My last period was nov. 15 . We had sex a day before and days after my period.?

My nipple have been sore for about 4 days now they have scabs. My last period was nov. 15 . We had sex a day before and days after my period.?

Nipple pain: Weight gain and poorly fitting bras are common cause of nipple pain. Jogging or recent exercise changes can cause the nipples to rub. Since you mentioned dates of intercourse it sounds like you are concerned you may be pregnant. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Dry&flaky w/ scab on left nipple and easy to peel nipple skin. I don't usually moisturize my breast. Could this be symptom of something seriouse?

Dry&flaky w/ scab on left nipple and easy to peel nipple skin. I don't usually moisturize my breast. Could this be symptom of something seriouse?

Breast rash?: 5his is a very important question, because there are a plethora of serious maladies which could be causing this, and numerous less-than-dangerous ones. You need to see a dermatologist, because some reactions in peri-areolar (around the nipple) skin can be very serious. PLEASE, GO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST as soon as you can. ...Read more