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Lately I have been getting these little red bumps (some have

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Lately I have been getting these little red bumps (some have whiteheads like pimples) and this morning I noticed a red blotch on one of my breasts. On occasion they both feel very achy.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  TheGermDoctor replied 6 years ago.

Do you have fever?

Is there any discharge from the "bumps", or from your nipples?

Are you breastfeeding?

Any injury/ trauma to the breasts?


Do you have skin infections anywhere else?

Any other health problems of note?


Can you upload/ post a picture of the rash here ? ( if you feel comfortable)

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
No fever. There is a little bit of puss when I squeeze the bumps but nothing from the nipples. No I am not breastfeeding and no trauma. I have very sensitive skin and eczema. No other health problems currently.
Expert:  TheGermDoctor replied 6 years ago.

With your sensitive and eczema, this likely is causing a superficial skin infection/ or folliculitis. People who have eczema are certainly more prone to this.


If there is pus draining- then I would consider a short course of a topical antibiotic- like Bacitracin or Bactroban.

If it does not improve , you may need a prescription antibiotic like topical clindamycin, or even an oral antibiotic depending on the severity. as such, if it does not improve shortly with topical OTC antibiotics- then you need to see your doctor. As well if you develop redness to the skin- cellulitis, that would be another indication for an oral antibiotic and seeing your doctor.


Good luck


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