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Old 06-09-2007, 07:12 AM   #1
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Itchy areola?

I noticed about 3 months ago that my right areola was really itchy. The skin became dry and cracked and sometimes even bled a little, so I've been putting lotion on them every day. Anyway, it's now, and it's still there. I don't think it's gotten any worse, but now I also have it on my left areola!! I think my right may be a little inflamed, and it bleeds every now and then when the skin gets peeled off accidentally. It hurts and it's annoying and I want it to go away.

I'm not pregnant and can guarantee it. I'm 20, and I'm not sure if this is some sort of cancer or what because it's on both of my breasts. I haven't noticed any lumps or anything. Other than the one small dry itchy patch on both of my areolas, that is.

Does anyone know what this is and how to get rid of it?

 
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:36 AM   #2
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Re: Itchy areola?

It could be a yest infection. Yes you can get it on your breast.It the same yeast infection that you get in your vagina. Try putting Monistat cream your breast. It worked for me.

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Old 06-09-2007, 10:14 PM   #3
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Re: Itchy areola?

You can get a yeast infection on your breasts with out breastfeeding. Having damp clothes throughout the day will do it. I sweat alot at the gym and my bra gets soaked. I would not always go right home and change I'd run to the bank or post office or come home and work in the yard. That was enough to do it.

Any area on the body that stays warm and damp can develop a yeast infection. I've had a yeast infection in my arm pits during winter while landscaping. I'd have on layers of clothes to keep warm and when I'd work up a sweat by the end of the day they were red and itchy.

 
Old 09-19-2007, 02:08 AM   #4
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Re: Itchy areola?

I don't want to alarm anybody, but I've been reading about itchy areolas as well (and who hasn't?) and everything I've read so far has been on the scary: 'Paget's Disease', 'deep-tissue cancer', and 'greenish discharge' side of things. Diagnoses scarier than yeast infections or calcifications. Has anyone been to see their GP about their areolas? What seemed to be the problem?
Thanks

 
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