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There is a rash around my nipples that look kinda like acne... I'm breastfeeding... Should I be worried?

There is a rash around my nipples that look kinda like acne... I'm breastfeeding... Should I be worried?

Not really...: Most of the time it could result from problems with feeding technique resulting in plugging of the milk ducts. It might also be infection of the skin especially if it is red and painful. A visit with your doctor or a lactation consultant, usually at a Baby Cafe, if you have those in your area will clarify the noted lesion. La Leche League is also a tremendous resource. Thanks for breast feeding! ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Post mastitis and huge blisters, how do I heal this patch of dead skin on my nipple? Breastfeeding.

Post mastitis and huge blisters, how do I heal this patch of dead skin on my nipple? Breastfeeding.

Needs evaluation: "blisters" and "dead skin" on a breast after mastitis sounds like a problem. A primary care doctor can evaluate it to see if further treatment is needed, or perhaps the previously inflamed skin is now drying up and will eventually peel away, leaving new skin. The breast can be examined now and then again later, to be sure the breast returns to normal, and there is not another medical problem. ...Read more

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I am a breastfeeding mom I got a rash on my breast around the nipple area. Red flakey/scaley blotches on skin as well as bright pink nipple.

I am a breastfeeding mom I got a rash on my breast around the nipple area. Red flakey/scaley blotches on skin as well as bright pink nipple.

Mastitis evaluation?: probably nipple cellulitis that you can treat with lanolin or vit e cream along with warm soaks and feed as much as possible. Take your temperature and if it is over 100.4 you may need antibiotics for a mastitis ...Read more

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Breastfeeding and baby and i both have a red, flaky, scaly rash. Baby around mouth-me around mouth, eye, forehead, forearm, and nipple?

Breastfeeding and baby and i both have a red, flaky, scaly rash. Baby around mouth-me around mouth, eye, forehead, forearm, and nipple?

MD visit: The rash may be due to a number of conditions, including infections, contact dermatitis or allergic dermatitis. Since you both have a rash, this raises the possibility of an infection that has been transferred to the baby. If you are applying topical lotions or perfumed products this may lead to a contact dermatitis. Your physician will be able to determine the treatment for the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Pain inbetween the chest and im breastfeeding its causing difficulty to sleep sideways only option is to face down?

Pain inbetween the chest and im breastfeeding its causing difficulty to sleep sideways only option is to face down?

Chest pain need dr : I am worried about this pain. No fever or chills. No redness on the brest itself? You need to see a doctor for unexplained chest pain can be a problem. It is most likely chest wall pain in the absence of other symptoms but you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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My 2 month old has a rash on his face and ears and now has spread to his chest. I am breastfeeding and smoked weed 2 days in a row (a very small amoun?

My 2 month old has a rash on his face and ears and now has spread to his chest. I am breastfeeding and smoked weed 2 days in a row (a very small amoun?

Go to your pediatric: I would advise you go to your pediatrician regarding your child's rash especially since it is spreading. Since I cannot see the child it is difficult to determine what the cause maybe. A pediatrician can do a full history, physical exam and any lab tests that might be needed. Regard the breastfeeding and Weed, I would advise you to stop all forms of smoking while you are breastfeeding. ...Read more

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White head bump on nipple area?

White head bump on nipple area?

Epidermoid Cyst: Epidermoid cysts represent the most common cutaneous cysts. While they may occur anywhere on the body, they occur most frequently on the face, scalp, neck, and trunk. ...Read more

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White-head like stuff in the cracks of my nipples. I'm single. Though my breast doesn't feel any pain. But what are those stuff? Is it normal?

White-head like stuff in the cracks of my nipples. I'm single. Though my breast doesn't feel any pain. But what are those stuff? Is it normal?

See below: most of the time those deposits are keratin (a natural substance from our skin shedding) especially in over weight people. If you are concerned, then see your PCP or ObGyn ...Read more

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Hello Doctor , I am 21 year old and weight 45 kg and I have irregular periods and have lot of stomach pain in during periods , i have lot of unwanted hairs on my face , nipples and even on my chest . I have a huge Acne problem. This is my Ultra sound curr

Hello Doctor ,
I am 21 year old and weight 45 kg and I have irregular periods and have lot of stomach pain in during periods , i have lot of unwanted hairs on my face , nipples and even on my chest . I have a huge Acne problem. This is my Ultra sound curr

Can't see Ultrasound: You can't upload images on this platform. If you want to do that, try Healthtap Prime. Also, your question cut off. Try asking again, but it sounds like you need to see a doctor to see if you have a hormonal imbalance and other appropriate testing as indicated by your history and physical. Since you have had an Ultrasound, you must be seeing someone. ...Read more

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What head and shoulders shampoo product works best for treating acne on the shoulders, back, and chest?

What head and shoulders shampoo product works best for treating acne on the shoulders, back, and chest?

None: The best you can probably do with over the counter products is find a shampoo with 3% salicylic acid or 10% benzoyl peroxide. Of find both and alternate days. Body acne is difficult to treat...Get help from a doc with experience and be patient. You may need a lot more than shampoo to fix body acne. ...Read more

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I have black heads on my chest and some acne on my back, is there anyway to get rid of the black heads and reduce the redness of acne?

I have black heads on my chest and some acne on my back, is there anyway to get rid of the black heads and reduce the redness of acne?

Scientific Rx: I see that you are already taking topical benzyl peroxide and minocycline. One possibility might be to add a topical retinoic acid derivative which you'll use on face and trunk. This might be in place of the benzoyl peroxide. Your physician is your best guide here. I'm sorry you ended up with scarring; if your acne become unmanageable, consider isotreinoin if offered. ...Read more

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I usually get acne on my face but I recently broke out on my chest(never has happened before). Lots of red dots and white heads. What can it be?

I usually get acne on my face but I recently broke out on my chest(never has happened before). Lots of red dots and white heads. What can it be?

Acne : Acne is very common in this area or it could be simple irritation or heat. Use the products for acne on your face here and if it persists see your doctor about the chest area. Hope your skin improves. ...Read more

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What cause of white head on back and chest?

Occluded follicles : In many instances this is dueto obstructed hair follicles or oil glands. Gentle exfoliation may help, . ...Read more

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I have a painful red big-pimple like lump on my upper chest. It has no white head. Neosporin seems to keep the pain away. Whatisit? How do I treat?

I have a painful red big-pimple like lump on my upper chest. It has no white head. Neosporin seems to keep the pain away. Whatisit? How do I treat?

Throw away neosporin: There is no possible benefit of any kind by application of antibiotic to this. You neglected to mention how old it is. Might be acne., inflamed tricholemmal cyst abscess. A Dr can examine this and drain it if indicated. It will heal faster after it drains. ...Read more

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Developed a bunch of bumps on my chest. Not sure if it's acne but there's no white heads or black heads, just bumps. Use sensitive detergent and soap.?

Developed a bunch of bumps on my chest. Not sure if it's acne but there's no white heads or black heads, just bumps. Use sensitive detergent and soap.?

See a dermatologist: There are many possible diagnoses for the above complaint including eruptive vellus hair cysts. The best approach is to be examined and diagnosed by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have black heads on my chest and back including acne scares How do i treat it?

I have black heads on my chest and back including acne scares How do i treat it?

Blackheads: You can treat acne on your back and chest the same way you treat acne on your face. You can try some over the counter remedies like salicylic washes. If your problem persists, have your skin evaluated by a board certified physician. ...Read more

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What is the beat solution for severe back, chest, and facial acne (w&b heads). Body washes, o.T.C medications etc. Note: salyitic acid makes it worse.

What is the beat solution for severe back, chest, and facial acne (w&b heads). Body washes, o.T.C medications etc. Note: salyitic acid makes it worse.

Prescription Rx: Acne on the trunk usually doesn't clear with any topical medication. You characterize it as severe, and your personal physician may either try a systemic antibiotic plus perhaps a topical retinoic acid derivative, or refer you for Isotretinoin treatment. The latter is not for the faint-hearted but is remarkably effective. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...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