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My nipples have turned red and its swollen. Reason and cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Good morning
User:just to provide a brief info
Doctor:Good morning.
User:about myself
User:I am 27 years old,S/W engineer by profession and currently in Mexico
User:from the past 2 days
User:I have observed the tip of my nipples have turned red
User:and it has become senstitive
User:as if skin is removed and it is kind of swollen
User:both the nipples
User:not heavily swollen slightly
User:but if i touch it andd try to press in between fingers it pains
User: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
User:is it some infection due to sweat
Doctor:May I know your gender?
Doctor:Is there any discharge from the breast?
Doctor:Are you running fever?
Doctor:Any body ache, headache, vomiting?
User:normally I am very healthy
User:no issues as such
Doctor:Do you have diabetes ?
Doctor:Any medication which you are on?
User:I havent oberved any symtomps as such
User:no medication
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:There are 2 possible causes I can think of:
Doctor:1. Due to vigorous exercises sometimes the nipple area can rub against the shirt causing irritation.
Doctor:This irritation can lead to inflammatory changes responsible for the soreness and redness.
Doctor:This is described as runner's nipple.
Doctor:It reduces with rest and avoiding exercise.
Doctor:You can also take some antiinflammatory analgesics like paracetamol.
Doctor:I think this should be available as Tylenol or tylenol pain relief in south american countries.
Doctor:Twice or thrice a day for 3-5 days.
Doctor:2. Cause could be that this may be a sign of infection.
Doctor:Watch out for worsening of symptoms, appearance of lump, discharge from breast, fever and other focal skin changes
User: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
Doctor:if you have them, you need to see a doctor there
User:no lump or discharge yet.
Doctor:and you will need antibiotic treatment in such a case.
User:as you mentioned tylenol
User:I need to search for drug store here and get that
Doctor:Just watch the progress of the symptoms and avoid gymming for a while.
User:I have crocin,Combiflam and disprin
User:does any of these makes sense
User:meanwhile I dont get tylenol
Doctor:If the symptoms worsen or fresh symptoms develop see a doctor.
Doctor:You can take Combiflam twice a day after food.
User:Thank you very much
Doctor:Hope you have followed.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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