Odd Rash on Nipple

Updated on May 29, 2008
L.J. asks from Catonsville, MD
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I have a question about a rash my 2 year old son has developed. He has had a few read patches (on his thighs, elbows, and cheeks) that I thought were eczema (I have had it since I was little and those symptoms are the same). However, last week I noticed his right nipple was red and scaly looking, and appears somewhat raised (enflamed I am assuming). It looks similar to eczema, but freaked me out since it's on his nipple. I am trying to not be super worried and call the pediatrician, but I was wondering if anyone else has seen this with their kids? I've tried using several topical ointments, but it's still there. And I haven't changed detergent, so I know it's not that. Any feedback would be appreciated!!

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M.G.

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My kids have eczema which seems to get worse in the summer months with the warmer weather. They haven't had it on their nipples, but I find I need to keep them fairly cool, and after their bath I use a non-alcohol lotion. Good luck.

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Hello L.,

This could be a form of eczema or psoriasis. My 11 year old son was suffing from this and I've tried everything. I switched laundry detergant and lotion and the symptons went away. I switched stores and started using more healthier, safer products. This store is called Melaleuca. It's a Wellness company and the products are awesome. Take a moment and look at their website and see for yourself. The website is www.melaleuca.com. If your interested in becoming a customer please leave your contact information on my [email protected]____.com/P.. I look forward to talking to you soon.

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R.B.

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Sounds like you have thrush. It's a yeast infection. If it is thrush, you'll probably need an antibiotic to clear it up. Check with your OB or his pediatrician!

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C.K.

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Hi L.!
I'm no expert, but it sounds a little like scarlet fever. Be on the safe side and call your pediatrician. If it turns out to be nothing, great, but if not, then you can get the medicine that he needs to clear it up. My philosophy, it's better to be safe and call than not call and have it turn out to be something that goes untreated. Let us know what the doctor said! :)

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C.D.

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It might be strep. I would call his pediatrician. That's what they are there for. My son gets that when he gets strep. Good luck.

D.S.

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Hi L.,

Call your pediatrician. Join a support group for SAHM's so you can be supported with your new parenting role.

Good luck. Hope this helps. D.

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S.P.

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Raised, red, scaly... are they little circles? If so, it could be ringworm. The same cream as is used for athletes foot will clear it up, but it'll take some time. (Also, don't freak out if it is, my ped. assured us it is pretty commom in little kids.)
Good luck, Stephani

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N.B.

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Hi, don't panic, my 3 year old has the same thing. It may be psorasis another form of dry skin. Go to ur nearest pharmacy and puchase some benedryl and some eucerin cream. Bathe him about twice a day and lube him down. Give benedryl every 6-8 hours. If no improvement in a weeks time,,, get a referral for a dermatologist. Ok be blessed, N. B

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E.A.

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You didn't say what shape, but it sounds like it could be ringworm. Ringworm does not always make the shape of a ring. Also the medication for eczema could make it worse if it was ringworm. I would go to your ped's or call and talk with them. You could try lotrimin cream you can buy over the counter. Hope this helps.

E.

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C.S.

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please call the doctor asap

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O.F.

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Hello, my 2 1/2 boy has the same thing. To me it looks like eczema because it's just dry patches. I started putting on a lotion with Green Tea on it and it has really gone down. But if the places start to look like little warts or pimples then he might have Molluscum. This is very common in children under 5 yr. But there is nothing you can do about it, it's like a skin virus that the body will take care of itself. My now 5yr son had it from the time he was 3 until just this past winter. If you want to know more about the lotion I use just email me and I can look up the website for you to order some. [email protected]____.com
Thanks, O. / SAHM of 2 boys and a girl

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L.A.

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Well first you should take him to a doctor and get their medical opinion. Second and I`m not trying to sell you anything at all just letting you know I work with a group of mom`s who buy our own non-toxic chemicals for our home and for our family! Even though you haven`t changed your laundry soup it still has harsh chemicals in it that is causing irritation to his affected area. There is also a lotion that has cleared up so many of our mom`s eczema problems...I was amazed when it cleared up my god daughters eczema after all the prescription medicated lotions her doctor keep giving her keep failing.I know this sounds like a pitch, but I find it so hard not to inform other mom`s who are having problems that I know these products will help! I hope you son`s rash gets better. And if by chance you are curious or even interested in replacing those toxic products in your home I have a business listing here in Mamasource called Motivated Mom w/ 3Teens. Have a great day and again I hope your son gets better soon cuz I know he is not a happy camper rite now.

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M.W.

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L.,

Altho it sounds like eczema, it never hurts to have it checked out w/your pediatrician. Esp if it's lasted this long. I wouldn't call it being super worried - I 'd call it being a concerned on-the-ball parent! Good luck!
-M.

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Hi L., my name is A. and I'm an Independent Consultant with Arbonne International. Arbonne is a 28 year old company that formulates over 400 botanically based products. Arbonne has product recommendations that might help alleviate the discomfort of Eczema. If you are interested in product samples or would like to know more about Arbonne, please contact me. Good luck!

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