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I have a small, red bump on the side of my nipple piercing. What is it & how do I get rid of it?

I have a small, red bump on the side of my nipple piercing. What is it & how do I get rid of it?

Inflammation: You may be experiencing inflammation as a result of metal sensitivity, ductal secretions, or surface bacterial infection, or a combination of the above. Best to have your physician or dermatologist examine this. ...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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Hi, I woke up two days ago and I noticed a round bump/blister on the side on my nipple where my piercing is. What could it be? Infection? Herpes?

Hi, I woke up two days ago and I noticed a round bump/blister on the side on my nipple where my piercing is. What could it be? Infection? Herpes?

Pustule: This could be a bacterial skin infection (pustule) rather than a herpes infection since there is only one lesion. If other blisters develop then herpes would be more likely and your physician could confirm the diagnosis and prescribe treatment. Until then apply warm soaks, pat dry and apply antibacterial cream like Neosporin. ...Read more

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Bump on my nipple. When I try to squeeze it, it hurts and seems to be getting bigger?

Bump on my nipple. When I try to squeeze it, it hurts and seems to be getting bigger?

Bump on nipple: May be a cyst or a small folliculitis (follicle infection)but since it is on the nipple get a mammogram. May need antibiotics topical and or systemic, Follow up with doc/urgent care ...Read more

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I have a pimple like bump on my nipple. What could it be?

It could: Be a number of things, but it needs to be seen and evaluated by a physician to give you an appropriate answer. ...Read more

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I have bump on my nipple (I'm a guy), what do you recommend?

I have bump on my nipple (I'm a guy), what do you recommend?

Visit your doctor: The best place to start is your regular doctor. If you don't have one, it is that time. ...Read more

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I've recently discovered a small red bump on my nipple area that's itchy. Some skin was peeling off a little in the shower. I was wondering what it is?

I've recently discovered a small red bump on my nipple area that's itchy. Some skin was peeling off a little in the shower. I was wondering what it is?

Bite?: Could be a bug bite; they are common in sensitive areas. But if it does not resolve in a few days, let your doctor or a dermatologist have a look at it. ...Read more

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I have a small red bump on my nipple. it's sore to touch and warm. Would you be able to tell me what this is.?

I have a small red bump on my nipple. it's sore to touch and warm. Would you be able to tell me what this is.?

Breast Sore: Could be and most likely to be an infection, but either way should be examined by doctor to be properly evaluated and treated. There is a less common type of breast cancer known as Paget's Disease of Breast which though far less likely should be excluded. ...Read more

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I'm a breastfeeding mom. I have a huge painful red bump on my nipple and it looks like a boil. What should I do? What could it be? It hurts bad

I'm a breastfeeding mom. I have a huge painful red bump on my nipple and it looks like a boil. What should I do? What could it be? It hurts bad

Boil on nipple: The pain and swelling are consistant with an infection on the nipple. Call your doctor to report this and see about proper treatment. ...Read more

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What could these bumps on my nipples be?

? Montgomery Glands: Small bumps on the aerola surrounding the nipple may be montgomery glands (which are normal). ...Read more

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I have a bump on my nipples. Should I be worried?

Depends: It is depend on the size of bump onthe nipples whetherb or not it i am pimple or a furuncle(skin infection). One canuse topical such as otc neosporin, other may require oral antibiotic. Your doctor can give appropriate med depend on evaluation. ...Read more

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Can nipple piercing hurt more than dermals?

Yes: This article compares body piercing pain by site: http://www.Happynews. Com/living/bodyart/body-piercing-pain. Htm. ...Read more

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Should I remove nipple piercings for a mammogram?

Yes: For several reasons: 1) can obscure nipple shadow 2) probably painful. But for all intents and purposes probably not a big deal. Let the tech know so they can tell the radiologist. ...Read more

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What causes itchness on the nipple or bumps on the areola?

What causes itchness on the nipple or bumps on the areola?

Nerve pain: The 'pain' is interpreted as an itch. The 'bumps' are actually called montgomery glands. ...Read more

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What are some things to know about nipple piercing after care?

Piercing care: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Don't recommend use of alcohol or Hydrogen Peroxide to clean piercings as they may cause the surrounding skin to dry out excessively. ...Read more

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What is a bump around your nipple when popped puss comes out?

Areolar glands: Areolar glands or glands of montgomery are sebaceous glands in the areola surrounding the nipple. The glands make oily secretions to keep the areola and the nipple lubricated and protected. It is possible for them to become infected. See your doctor for evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read more

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If my nipple piercing got infected, should I take out my ring?

Ring removal can: Lead to abscess — so see dr. Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply. ...Read more

Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more