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I have a dry itchy spot on my breast and I really need

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I have a dry itchy brown spot on my breast and I really need suggestions about the treatment
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?
Customer: I have this probably for almost one year. At first, it just a small area and the color was really light. I recently moved to a very dry climate area and It's really itchy. So I scratched it a little bit. and then it became bigger and darker. So I stop the scratching and put some itchy-stopping cream on it.
JA: Is there anything else the Dermatologist should be aware of?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

can you upload a clear jpg photo of the area?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
here is the photo
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

that is some mild hyperpigmentation.

is that around your nipple or areola?

have you used a regular skin moisturizer on the area?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it's next to the areola. That's are used to be very dry and tend to peel and cracked. I put the Aveeno itchy cream and other regular body lotion on it. But after I take the shower, that area is still not that soft as other area and if I put lotion. I will be better but still different.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

you should see a doctor about it and get a biopsy to check for paget's disease of the nipple.

do you have a doctor you can see to get a skin biopsy?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

you should get a doctor or a get a dermatologist to look at the area

and get a biopsy of the skin there

to check for paget's disease of the nipple

it is rare, but can present with dry thick scaly scan around the nipple.

it could also be bad eczema which might need prescription steroid cream to help soften the skin.

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