My nipples have turned red and its swollen. Reason and cure? - Online Doctor Chats
How can I help you?
just to provide a brief info
I am 27 years old,S/W engineer by profession and currently in Mexico
from the past 2 days
I have observed the tip of my nipples have turned red
and it has become senstitive
as if skin is removed and it is kind of swollen
both the nipples
not heavily swollen slightly
but if i touch it andd try to press in between fingers it pains
just to add to knowledge I have been sweating heavily as the place is very hot here and I have been doing gym rigourously from the past 1 month
is it some infection due to sweat
May I know your gender?
Is there any discharge from the breast?
Are you running fever?
normally I am very healthy
no issues as such
Any medication which you are on?
I havent oberved any symtomps as such
Let me brief you.
There are 2 possible causes I can think of:
1. Due to vigorous exercises sometimes the nipple area can rub against the shirt causing irritation.
This is described as runner's nipple.
It reduces with rest and avoiding exercise.
Twice or thrice a day for 3-5 days.
2. Cause could be that this may be a sign of infection.
Watch out for worsening of symptoms, appearance of lump, discharge from breast, fever and other focal skin changes
I searched for cause 1(runner's nipples) on internet ,The images are very similar to my condition moreover I am only running in gym
if you have them, you need to see a doctor there
no lump or discharge yet.
and you will need antibiotic treatment in such a case.
as you mentioned tylenol
I need to search for drug store here and get that
Just watch the progress of the symptoms and avoid gymming for a while.
does any of these makes sense
meanwhile I dont get tylenol
If the symptoms worsen or fresh symptoms develop see a doctor.
You can take Combiflam twice a day after food.
Thank you very much
Hope you have followed.
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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