HomeAnswersInternal Medicinesore nipplesRedness and tenderness in nipple with a bump under skin. Why?

What has caused redness and tenderness in nipple with a bump under skin?

Share
What has caused redness and tenderness in nipple with a bump under skin?

The following is an actual conversation between an iCliniq user and a doctor that has been reviewed and published as a Premium Q&A.

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At November 29, 2023
Reviewed AtNovember 29, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have a small area of redness and tenderness above and around the top of my left nipple. It is painful to touch and has a small bump under the skin (not a superficial, but a few layers under). The lump is quite hard. We were recently swimming in freshwater rivers and ocean, and hiking in rainforests. This began after we returned, about three days ago.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

It looks like erysipelas, that is called the superficial skin infection. It would be helpful if you have had any recent laboratory investigations, complete blood count analysis ESR CRP that would be very helpful. I will advise you to apply Mupirocin ointment twice daily on the nipple so that will control the current infection from spreading anywhere. For pain, take Tylenol. If you need any further information, please write me back and at the same time I would also like to know about your medical history and surgical history. If you are a smoker or have a social history as well.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Magesh Thirunavukkarasu
Dr. Magesh Thirunavukkarasu

Family Physician

Community Banner Mobile

iCliniq's FREE Newsletters

Expert-backed health and wellness information, delivered to your email.

Subscribe iCliniq
By clicking Subscribe, I agree to the iCliniq Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of iCliniq subscriptions at any time.

Read answers about:

erysipelassore nipples

Ask your health query to a doctor online

Internal Medicine

*guaranteed answer within 4 hours

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. iCliniq privacy policy