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Having painful white bump on nipple. How to get relief?

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I have a white bump on my left nipple (right on the tip), there is pain. 42 year old male.
Posted Sat, 20 Oct 2012 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later
Thanks for posting your query.
A painful bump on the nipple is likely to be due to a blocked gland on the nipple. Most of the times such superficial infections are self limiting and do subside on their own in 7-10 days.
You can do a hot fomentation n the area and take a mild pain killer orally for symptomatic relief. You can try to eliminate the soreness by wearing light cotton clothes that will not rub against your nipples. Apply a lubricant like baby oil or any moisturizer over the nipples.
In case the bump increases in size or is associated with a discharge or retraction of nipple then systemic antibiotics and further treatment will be needed after consulting your physician.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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