ECZEMA OF THE NIPPLE/BREAST
By Gary M. White, MD
Eczema not uncommonly affects the breasts. It may be limited to the nipple, or may be more extensive.
A red, scaly or crusting, oozy nipple or area of the breast may represent eczema. Lichen simplex chronicus may follow or coexist. Paget's disease must always be excluded.
A medium potency topical steroid bid for 7-10 days is usually adequate. No scratching please!
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