Dermatology

Dermatology Questions? Ask an Online Dermatologist.

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dermatology

My son 16 years old have developed itching in his left

Customer Question
nipple, it has gone darker...
My son 16 years old have developed itching in his left nipple, it has gone darker brown and he is itching all the time. I am taking him to see a dermatologist today. His underarm is also red (both arms) but I think it is caused because of the deodorant he is using. Should I be worried about anything serious or this is hopefully dry skin issue as he is prone to dry skin since childhood.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dermatology
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dermatology Question
Answered in 20 minutes by:
5/17/2015
Dermatologist: dermdoc19, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago
dermdoc19
dermdoc19, Dermatologist
Category: Dermatology
Satisfied Customers: 4,124
Experience: 30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
Verified
These answers are for informational purposes and do not replace a physician head-to-head visit. A patient-physician relationship is not established.
I would not be very alarmed, though it is a good idea to consult with your dermatologist. This sounds like nipple eczema. Often the nipple will be chafed, especially during sports. The fact that he has dry and sensitive skin makes this even more likely.
Itching causes scratching which causes the skin to become thicker and often discolored.
I have seen many cases of this through the years, and the application of a steroid, usually makes the problem resolve.
Something serious such as Paget's Disease of the nipple would be very rare in his sex and age group.
I would be happy to answer further questions.
Thank you for asking your question.
Ask Your Own Dermatology Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I am worried over the use of steroid creams. Should I also change his washing detergent as this may be caused by that detergent? Why is his underarm also red? Is this to do with dry skin or reaction to antiperspirant he uses?
Dermatologist: dermdoc19, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago
That is a good point. He may have a clothing dermatitis provoked by detergent ( a detergent dermatitis). I would switch to either Dreft or All Free& Clear. It may be due to deodorant but more likely a clothing dermatitis if you figure in the irritation to the nipple. If you are concerned about topical steroids, your physician can prescribe Elidel, it is non steroidal
Ask Your Own Dermatology Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Should he stop using the antiperspirant and use something else?
Dermatologist: dermdoc19, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago
I would use something by Almay since it is hypoallergenic.And switch detergents/
Ask Your Own Dermatology Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thank you doctor that is very useful advice
Dermatologist: dermdoc19, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago
Thank you. I hope it helps.
Ask Your Own Dermatology Question
Ask dermdoc19 Your Own Question
dermdoc19
dermdoc19
dermdoc19, Dermatologist
Category: Dermatology
Satisfied Customers: 4,124
4,124 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology

dermdoc19 is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

dermdoc19

dermdoc19

Dermatologist

4,124 satisfied customers

30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology

Dr. Nair

Dr. Nair

Dermatologist

9,189 satisfied customers

MBBS, MD (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology)

Dr. Shahz

Dr. Shahz

Dermatologist

243 satisfied customers

MBBS, MCPS, MD

Dr. Skinner

Dr. Skinner

Dermatologist

1,548 satisfied customers

MD , DNB ( D &V), FAAD

Dr. Hanish Babu, MD

Dr. Hanish Babu, MD

Dermatologist

261 satisfied customers

MBBS; MD 26 years Experience.

Dr. S. Attili

Dr. S. Attili

Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist

5,170 satisfied customers

MRCP (Dermatology), Int. Board Certification in Dermatopathology

Dr. Pravin

Dr. Pravin

Dermatologist

1,680 satisfied customers

Senior Consultant MBBS DNB (DVD)

< Previous | Next >

Related Dermatology Questions
My daughter has been having some mild eczema around both
Hi..so my daughter has been having some mild eczema around both eyelids..we put on some vitamin e oil fro a good while health company and have done so many times. This morning she woke up and her eyel… read more
Dr. Thomas, MD
Dr. Thomas, MD
2,227 satisfied customers
How do I treat my daughters lip dermatitis. She has had it
How do I treat my daughters lip licker dermatitis. She has had it over amonth … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,679 satisfied customers
My daughter has been having some mild eczema around both
Hi..so my daughter has been having some mild eczema around both eyelids..we put on some vitamin e oil fro a good while health company and have done so many times. This morning she woke up and her eyel… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,985 satisfied customers
I currently have what I believe to be scrotal eczema. Would
Hi, I currently have what I believe to be scrotal eczema. Would love a opinion if possible … read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,985 satisfied customers
I have perioral dermatitis. I have seen a Dr, who has given
Hi, I have perioral dermatitis. I have seen a Dr, who has given me a course of Doxycyline 100mg daily for 3 weeks. I saw him 2 weeks ago and since the dermatitis has spread beneath my jaw line and up … read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,985 satisfied customers
I am on a new treatment for eczema Dupinext and I believe
I am on a new treatment for eczema Dupinext and I believe I'm experiencing topical steroid withdrawal or red skin syndrome. Is there anything I can do or medication I can request from my doctor to eas… read more
Dr. Thomas, MD
Dr. Thomas, MD
2,227 satisfied customers
I have eczema on my penis. Can you help yh. Yh HSV-2
hey JA: Hello. How can I help? Customer: i have eczema on my penis JA: Is this your first time reaching out for information about this? Customer: can you help yh JA: Anything else in your medical hist… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,985 satisfied customers
I am trying to figure out if i sehborric dermatitis or if
Hi, I am trying to figure out if i sehborric dermatitis or if it's just a heat rash … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,679 satisfied customers
My son has eczema and plays hockey. The last 2 seasons he
Hi. My son has eczema and plays hockey. The last 2 seasons he has developed sores/cuts on his chin from his helmet strap. … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,095 satisfied customers
I have been diagnosed with spongiotic dermatitis on my hands
I have been diagnosed with spongiotic dermatitis on my hands and feet. I am on a steroid and softener.. The pain in my feet is so bad I can hardly walk. The dermatologist says to take Advil or the lik… read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,696 satisfied customers
I have seborrheic dermatitis. It's been completely under
I have seborrheic dermatitis. It's been completely under control for 7 years wiithout flairups. My routine was to was T zone with Head&Shoulders conditioner and moisturize with Aveeno. For the last mo… read more
Dr Basu
Dr Basu
Physician
Doctoral Degree
11,307 satisfied customers
I have stasis dermatitis, and I CANNOT pull on the
I have stasis dermatitis, and I CANNOT pull on the compression hose I need. Is there anything else I can wear to help? Liz … read more
Dr Stan
Dr Stan
DO
2,578 satisfied customers
I have severe atopic dermatitis and recently started
I have severe atopic dermatitis and recently started dupilumab. My skin is healing but I am breaking out with cystic acne how can I treat? Especially chin area… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,679 satisfied customers
I had eczema few years ago and it left a lot of dark raised
i had eczema few years ago and it left a lot of dark brown raised scars. the also sometimes itchy. is it actually fully healed or not ? how to get rid of them?… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,985 satisfied customers
I've been having dermatitis for 15 years. It's getting
I've been having dermatitis for 15 years. It's getting serious and the hyperpigmentation as well. I give up on every single treatment. I have used low potent topical corticosteroids to the highest one… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,095 satisfied customers
Id like second opinion on my case been having eczema for
Hello, id like second opinion on my case been having eczema for almost two years in my hand ( fingers only) ,, and doctors keep perscribing diprogenta for me ,, which i used ,, it heals ,, then few we… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,985 satisfied customers
Here is what I believe to be perioral dermatitis. What would
Here is what I believe to be perioral dermatitis. What would be the best way to treat this ? I have erythromycin and metragel one percent. Can I take both at the same time ? I'm really bothered by thi… read more
Dr. RK
Dr. RK
Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,522 satisfied customers
I have severe eczema and so far have tried various
Hi, I have severe facial eczema and so far have tried various treatments under the supervision of a dermatologist and nothing has worked. These treatments include immunosuppressant therapy, light ther… read more
Dr. Captain
Dr. Captain
Physician
Doctoral Degree
563 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x