Itchy Areolas

Formed dry patch on areola skin pealing/flaking. Had breast surgery back in Sept 2011 advised surgeon that I participated in a mud run on 03/26. Dry patch/rash is on the incision on areola L breast & above areola R breast. Issue seemed to start after mudrun. Prescribed Cephalexin 500MG 3x a day 1 wk. Itches, feels very uncomfortable & starting to look raw. Rewashed clothes, changed soaps to Ivory & stopped using bras to help it breath/heal better. Advised to see a Derm no explanation.

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Itchy Areola after Breast Augmentation

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It is normal to have increased nipple sensitivity or itchiness following breast augmentation but it doesn's usually last this long. Considerations for you include dermatitis. infection from the mudrun, infection from scratching a dermatitis, or most worrisome, Paget's disease of the nipple, which looks like a rach, but is a form of breast cancer. Seeing a dermatologist is not a bad idea, but make sure they keep Padget's disease in mind. You should have a recent mammogram, and if the rash doesn't clear with medication, a biopsy of the area is crucial.

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