Itching, Red And Runny In The Left Breast?
Tonight, I want to ask about the left side of the itch once it has been about 1 month. This is felt after TT injection because of the requirements for marriage. My current status is unmarried and I am 26 years old. I also have been like this for about 2 years but it was not long before the itchy was consulted by an oncologist only given an ointment. Itching was felt almost every day around the area of the areola. There are small bumps like pimples but the color is brown, not itchy and doesn’t hurt. Over time it dries and then I apply vaseline petroleum jelly. After 2 days it was not itchy and only yesterday it felt itchy, then I applied wasps oil. The next day it turned red and became runny in the lump. Is it an infection or how? Is there an oncology surgeon in female Jabodetabek? Thank you
Thank you for the question.
Itching in the breast mostly occurs due to normal skin inflammation, which can be triggered by allergies, irritation, bitten by insects or other animals, skin infections (including due to acne, folliculitis, tinea versicolor, tinea corporis, impetigo, scabies), seborrheic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, neurodermatitis , etc. Although, not infrequently, itching can also occur due to disorders of the breast parenchyma (such as abscesses, mastitis, benign or malignant tumors), hormonal disorders, psychological disorders, or drug side effects. Some of the above conditions can also cause brownish lumps to appear in your breasts as you experience them.
Applying oil or ointment carelessly on itchy breast skin is not recommended because the risk of causing inflammation in the skin of the breast is getting worse, either due to allergies or irritation due to the content in the oil or ointment. If this is the condition, then instead of improving the itching, your breast skin can actually become reddish, lead, even runny as you are experiencing at this time.
Not all cases of itching and lumps in the breast must be treated directly by an oncology surgeon. We recommend that you first check yourself with a general practitioner for further evaluation. Not only physical examination, allergy testing, breast biopsy, ultrasound, mammography, and so on can be done by doctors. If it is deemed necessary, then the doctor can refer you to the right specialist, such as a dermatologist or an oncologist.
In the meantime, what you should do is:
Do not scratch or rub excessively breast
Not also squeeze or pull out a lump in the breast
Bathing cleanly and diligently
Use clothes that are also clean, the material is soft, not tight
Do not carelessly take medication or apply anything to the breast without doctor's advice
If itching, you can apply calamine lotion on your breast to reduce itching
Stay away from substances that often make your skin allergic or irritated
Hope this helps ...