Q. There is a yellow bruise on the top of my areola and it is itching. What is the treatment?

Answered by
Dr. Kakkar
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 27, 2019 and last reviewed on: Oct 03, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am a 21-year-old female with 5'7 height and 168 lbs in weight. I have a yellow bruise on the top of my areola. And when I noticed it over two weeks ago, my whole breast started to itch, and it never stopped. There is no discharge or pain. I have not done anything to bruise it. I have no idea where it came from. But the itching is killing me it never stops.

Dr. Kakkar

Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology


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A bruise is due to tissue bleeding and is usually bluish or bluish-red. It is never yellow. Moreover, a bruise is never itchy. Therefore the condition that you have is not a bruise, and it is something else. I would keep a possibility of either eczematous dermatitis, tinea, or fungal infection. I require a picture for a confirmatory diagnosis. Both of these conditions are itchy. I would be able to help you better if you can upload a digital Image of the affected area.

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