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What is the white substance that comes out of the areola and the pimple like bumps?

What is the white substance that comes out of the areola and the pimple like bumps?

Probably sebum: Sebum is the little bits of creamy oil from glands in certain parts of the body's skin. Sebum keeps the skin waterproof, soft, and free of cracks. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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Areola-i have bumps which are like pimples. Why and what is this and is it normal?

Areola-i have bumps which are like pimples.  Why and what is this and is it normal?

Yes: Yes, those are glands of montgomery arranged around the areola in a circle. ...Read more

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I have a pus filled bump on my areola., I thought it was a pimple but I've had it for a year and it doesn't heal or stop generating pus.?

I have a pus filled bump on my areola., I thought it was a pimple but I've had it for a year and it doesn't heal or stop generating pus.?

Cyst/abscess: It is possible that you have developed a cyst or abscess. The best thing to do is to see a doctor for evaluation and possible removal. ...Read more

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I've my nipples pierced and there is a small red soft pimple like bump on my areola. Ideas on what this is?

I've my nipples pierced and there is a small red soft pimple like bump on my areola. Ideas on what this is?

? abscess: It is possible an infection has set in from the piercing. See you doctor. You may need antibiotics and possibly removal of the nipple piercing. ...Read more

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I woke up today and i have always had pimple like bumps around my areola but they are bigger painful and my actual left nipple is swollen what's wrong?

I woke up today and i have always had pimple like bumps around my areola but they are bigger painful and my actual left nipple is swollen what's wrong?

Exam needed: The breast may have an infection or it could be a blocked duct causing the swelling and discomfort. In any event, its best that you have a breast examination by your physician or gynecologist. ...Read more

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I am 7 weeks post-partum & fully breastfeeding, I noticed white pimple like bumps on my areola close to my nipple but not on the nipple. What is this?

Get it checked out: See your physician for an exam and find out whether you have a plugged duct, milk blister or an abscess along with a case of mastitis. All three can give a pimple-like appearance. ...Read more

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Right areola has a large raised bump, similar to pimple but without a whitehead. It is very itchy and I'm not sure what it is. Thoughts?

Right areola has a large raised bump, similar to pimple but without a whitehead. It is very itchy and I'm not sure what it is. Thoughts?

Lump: One would want to know if it is hard and fixed or is it freely moveable. Any discharge from nipple or skin changes around lesion. Any family history of breast cancer? How long has it been there. Are you breast feeding? Sounds like a cyst or abscess forming but you would need to be checked out in person so the right treatment could be started on you. Hope this helps ...Read more

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My 2-year old daughter has a (pink) bump pimple like on her right breast (areola area), and it is swollen a bit and slips when touched. What cud it be

My 2-year old daughter has a (pink) bump pimple like on her right breast (areola area), and it is swollen a bit and slips when touched. What cud it be

Variety of things: It could be a variety of things with benign nevus (mole) being the most likely possibility but a drug reaction and even ectopic breast tissue or accessory nipple are possibilities. Discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have a painful pimple like bump on my right aerola. I just noticed it today, Anything rubbing against it hurts. What should I do? Is it serious?

I have a painful pimple like bump on my right aerola. I just noticed it today, Anything rubbing against it hurts. What should I do? Is it serious?

Warm and wait.: Unless the area has redness that is spreading or you're beginning to feel feverish, it's probably okay to apply a warm compress to the area and watch it with the hopes that it goes away on its own. If it doesn't within 1 week, seek attention from a doctor. ...Read more

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I have this one pimple-like thing on my right areola. Should i be worried?

Montgomery Gland?: Unless it is swollen, red or painful then it may be a montgomery glands (areolar skin glands) which would be normal. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like thing on my areola. What is this?

I have a pimple like thing on my areola. What is this?

It might be a : Montgomery gland. They are bumps that contain white material. If it becomes swollen, red, painful, hot — please have it evaluated to ensure that you don't have an infection. ...Read more

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There are pimple-like formations on the areola and nipple. What is the solution?

There are pimple-like formations on the areola and nipple. What is the solution?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a pimple on the areola? Because I just got it today and it's very painful even when I squeezed it white pus came out of it

Is it normal to get a pimple on the areola? Because I just got it today and it's very painful even when I squeezed it white pus came out of it

A pimple: That is painful enough to write in about might be a small abscess or infected duct that might best be managed with antibiotics and surgical help draining if need be ...Read more

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A few days ago a pimple-looking thing appeared on my left areola. It's painless when I touch it and there seems to be a dark dot in the middle of it. It's been concerning me as an 18-year-old male. Could you give me any advice what it could be?

A few days ago a pimple-looking thing appeared on my left areola. It's painless when I touch it and there seems to be a dark dot in the middle of it. It's been concerning me as an 18-year-old male. Could you give me any advice what it could be?

Blackhead ?: The simplest answer is a comedone, or pimple, that is fairly easy to treat, other pissibilities would best be handled by a skilled dermatologist, my differential would include inclusion cyst, skin cancer, and possibly infected mole. I would go see your dermatologist to get the best results snd treatment ...Read more

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What causes a pimple like on the areola of the breast?

What causes a pimple like on the areola of the breast?

A number of small: Glands secrete a lubricating material — the montgomery glands. If you an infection that is another issue. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples in the areola?

How to get rid of pimples in the areola?

Suspect these are: Not pimples — but more likely glands of montgomery. They are normal and provide moisture to the nipple. ...Read more

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I have these little white pimple things around the areola but there under the skin one popped but some don't. Does this mean I'm pregnant? Or what?

I have these little white pimple things around the areola but there under the skin one popped but some don't. Does this mean I'm pregnant? Or what?

Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Pimples on the nipple are not a known sign of pregnancy. If this is a recurrent problem for you consider seeing a dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I scratch a bump that looks like pimple on my nose a white small solid subtance came out. And the hole is quite big where the substance came off. Y??

I scratch a bump that looks like pimple on my nose a white small solid subtance came out. And the hole is quite big where the substance came off. Y??

Just a pimple: The plug of sebum can be big enough to stretch the pore. A couple of warm showers will help it get back to normal. Try very hard not to scratch. Can get infected. ...Read more

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I'm six days late, nipples are sore, noticed what looks like little pimples on areola, breasts feel heavy, feeling cramping like period is coming.

Pregnant?: It sounds like you are asking if you could be pregnant and if you are sexually active the answer is yes. Your symptoms could certainly be those of early pregnancy. No need to guess though; take a home pregnancy test so you have your answer. ...Read more

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Last week had a whitehead looking pimple on my areola near my nipple. Warm compresses and no whitehead. Week later still there but no whitehead. Cyst?

Last week had a whitehead looking pimple on my areola near my nipple. Warm compresses and no whitehead. Week later still there but no whitehead. Cyst?

Needs assessment: Please make sure that it's not a small abscess or infection.
Cysts can form post infection too.
If it feels deep, also it should be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the pimple-like bumps are my 5 week old's chin?

What are the pimple-like bumps are my 5 week old's chin?

Baby acne: Infant skin is often a mess in the first months. While it was well nourished in the womb, birth brings environmental and system changes that result in skin issues. Hormones that help maintain pregnancy begin to decline in the tissue & trigger a transient baby acne in most. It starts by 2-4 wks & usually fades by 4-6m. Skin reactions to soaps, lotions & other products are also common. ...Read more

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I have a small white pimple like bump near my anus?

I have a small white pimple like bump near my anus?

White anal pimple: May be a small follicullitis. Would consider initially topical antibiotics like mupirocin but if increases will need system antibiotics. Also, moniter for pilonidal cysts. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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What to do if I have pimple-like bumps on my thighs?

What to do if I have pimple-like bumps on my thighs?

May be folliculitis: Keep area clean and dry. Avoid shaving that area. See dr if not improving or getting worse. ...Read more

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Small pimple-like bump under skin. What could it be?

Small pimple-like bump under skin. What could it be?

Cyst: This is one of those "picture is worth a thousand words" kindof problems. It probably needs to be seen, but it could be a small cyst. If it grows or does not go away, or is bothersome, let your doctor look at it--quickest way to get the answer. ...Read more

Areola (Definition)

The areola is the dark ...Read more