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Soreness in area around nipple, redness, hard. Should I mention this to doctor?

I AM A 57 YEAR OLD HEAVY MALE, AND THE AREA AROUND MY RIGHT NIPPLE HAS BECOME VERY SORE. IT HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS. I HAD MY WIFE KIND OF DO AN EXAM, AND SHE SAYS IT IS SLIGHTLY RED AND KIND OF HARD. I GO TO THE LOCAL VA HOSPITAL FOR MY PRIMARY CARE , AND I AM WONDERING IF I SHOULD MENTION THIS TO THE DOCTOR
Asked On : Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi there,
You haven't mention that do you have any other related skin problems like Seborrhoeic dermatitis or any history of any other kind of eczema in the past. If you have got associated Seborrhoeic eczema then it can not only affect the scalp but other areas like face,sides of the nose,beard and moustache area and also the chest.
So may be the area is affected by it.it can also be a case of contact eczema due to any allergen in the clothes,cosmetics,bedding or environment.
It can also be a Papular Urticaria which due to an insect bite or crawling and leaving body fur or any other parts.
I would suggest to apply 1%Hydrocortisone cream to the affected area twice a day,but there is no harm to let your doctor know about it because its worth having a look physically.
I hope this information would be of help to you.
All te best.
Answered: Wed, 14 Nov 2012
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