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Suggest treatment for pimples on the side of the nipples

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Posted on Tue, 2 Feb 2016
Question: Hi Doctor, I have a pimple on my left side nipple (below nipple but on the edge of the round area of nipple). It has a white tip on the pimple and pains when it rjbs the dress. Pls help. Thanks
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please give details.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Noted your history of a pimple on the age of the round area of nipple, the areola with a white tip.It pain when rub by a dress and hence you have applied band-aid.

Please give a few details:
Since when is this present?
What is the size of the lump?
Is the surrounding skin red?

The answers will help me to assist you better.
If you do not mind, you may please post a close up photo only of the lump as it may help me to do on-the-spot diagnosis.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant (28 minutes later)
Thanks for the reply doctor. The pain with a pimple is there for a week but the white tip has been there for about 3 days now. Also, it has just started leaking the white liquid from the tip just now. The size is of a small hole in the plug point.
There was a red area around the pimple but it is reducing now and it's becoming white fully except for the bottom layer being red. Hope this helps. Pls also help as to what is the immediate remedy to get rid of white leakage. Thanks
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Liq povidone iodine and dry dressing.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your elucidate feedback.
It appears from your history that the surface has become white and there is leakage of white material. This is indicated of a small abscess and I hope further dressings will clear the white layer as well as the pus inside.
Apply Liquid povidone iodine and apply dry dressing pad or a gauze. The slough gets attached to the dressing and comes out to drain the small abscess.
If it does not, it is better to consult you Doctor for a clinical evaluation and further management.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant (18 minutes later)
Thanks so much doctor for the help. One last clarification I had. Please let me know if pivoting iodine is an ointment as it is available in various forms as per Internet. Also p k z let me know the time if application. Will buy it accordingly tomorrow
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Once a day application of liquid/solution povidone iodine

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your appreciation.
Please buy liquid form, apply and let it dry; then apply the dressing. Hence application is once a day only.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for pimples on the side of the nipples

Brief Answer: Please give details. Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for your query. Noted your history of a pimple on the age of the round area of nipple, the areola with a white tip.It pain when rub by a dress and hence you have applied band-aid. Please give a few details: Since when is this present? What is the size of the lump? Is the surrounding skin red? The answers will help me to assist you better. If you do not mind, you may please post a close up photo only of the lump as it may help me to do on-the-spot diagnosis.