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What Does A Scab On The Nipple Mean
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
I have 2 scabs on right nipple with white substance coming out of scabs and also itchy.... had it for 10 days now?
My boyfriend and he was playing with my nipple and he was sucking it and rubbing it and when I left I noticed splits & scabs on my nipple, help?
Mild trauma: May apply Vaseline to it. It will heal. ...Read more
From sexual activity in the past I got scabs on my nipples. Is there a cream or something I can use to help try to make them look or feel better?
Moisturizer : Use Vaseline or similar barrier creamsGet a more detailed answer ›
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
I noticed I've been growing some sort of "scabs" on my left nipple. I peeled it off, and it was the texture of a blackhead. They grow back eventually!
I would recommend: Not peeling them off. You're at risk of causing infection by doing that. Please see your doctor or a dermatologist to be properly diagnosed. ...Read more
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
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?
Small light brown spots, almost scab like but not scabs, on breasts and nipples. They have been coming for months and don't go away.
Sounds like seborrhe: Ic keratoses. These are benign and can be burned off if you desire, see derm to be sure ...Read more
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
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?
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
Very small circular scab like spots on breasts and nipples. Look like freckles but feel like a scab. I have found 8 now. They are not actually scabs.
Sounds like: Seborrheic keratoses, but I would see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options ...Read more
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
Can I keep hydrocolloid bandage on minor wound indefinitely? I don't want it to rip scab off nipple & make it itchy and weepy again (happened before)
Yes.: Can do so, but should only be required until the epithelium is fully healed. ...Read more
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
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
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
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, 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
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.
Had breast reduction in 07. Have a small dk scab on nipple ever since now another one showed on other side of same nipple. No itch/pain. Help?
See below: I would call the doc who treated you or see a dermatologist. ...Read more
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 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
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
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
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
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