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Areola dry, scaly, slightly swollen, itchy. Mammogram normal. Suggestions?

I am a male age 49. 18 Months ago while deployed to Afghanistan with the military my left breast aereola began to itch and became slightly swollen. I changed soaps and tried lotion thinking it was a skin irritation. Those symptoms went away several months later after returning to the US. So here I am a year later and the same symptoms returned. Left breast only and the aereola is dry, a little scally, slightly swollen and itches like crazy from time to time. I did see my doctor about a month ago and had a mamogram done that showed nothing abnormal. Thank you for any advice you can give.
Asked On : Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
From history it seems that you are having fungal infection in your aereola giving rise to sever itching and irritation.
Apply anti fungal cream locally.
Take cetrizine for itching.
If require go for oral anti-fungal tablet like Fluconazole 150 mg once in a week for 4 weeks.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Wed, 24 Jul 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Venkata Subrahmanaym Mukkavilli's  Response
Thank you for asking question on health care magic
most probaly it is some kind of allergy. if you take some antihistamine drug like Avil for a few days , it will go
Hope this answer will serve your purpose
Take care
Dr.M.V.Subrahmanyam MD;DCH
Associate professor of pediatrics
Answered: Tue, 23 Jul 2013
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