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How to get rid of painful pimple on areola?

i have a pimple on areola. while breastfeeding, my baby popped it and white puss came out. it was very painful. i went to see urgent care dr and he said I had and infection, prescribed antibiotic and told me not to feed baby from that breast. 3 days later, I still have pimple. Since I don t feed baby, I have to pump. The breast shield from pump squashes pimple and makes it very painful every time. I am wondering if it is just better and less painful to feed baby from that breast instead of pumping.
Tue, 8 Sep 2020
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi,

Many cases of bumps and pimples on the nipple are completely benign. It's common to have small, painless bumps on the areola. If it's still painful you can arrange an appointment with your doctor.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Sam Salahia, Dermatologist
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How to get rid of painful pimple on areola?

Hi, Many cases of bumps and pimples on the nipple are completely benign. It s common to have small, painless bumps on the areola. If it s still painful you can arrange an appointment with your doctor. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Sam Salahia, Dermatologist