I have a scaly rash on my chest, need a second opinion?

I have a problem with my nipple/areola, it is painful and often itchy. The skin is scaly and constantly looks like a rash or something. I have been to a doctor before and came away with cream for fungal infection. The doctor was unsure though and it’s obviously still here.

Age: 27
Medications: None
General Information: I have seen a doctor, given anti-fungal infection cream. Didn’t clear up

10 Comments on “I have a scaly rash on my chest, need a second opinion?

  1. A few questions: How long have you had this? How long have you been using the anti-fungal cream? Do you feel any lump beneath the rash? Have you changed your soap or other lotion recently?

  2. Hi
    Since when are you having this rash?
    How long have you been taking antifungals?
    Another differential is dermatitis.
    Geti t examined by a dermatologist

  3. It has been there far too long, over a year. I used the cream for probably 3 months with no change. I have at different times thought it was going away only for it to return. I’ve never found a lump although the hard skin sometimes feels like one but I would have thought would be more under the skin?

  4. It looks like some form of eczema. You can see a Dermatologist for a blood test and skin biopsy to confirm. But purely as a precautionary measure I would get a mammogram to rule out any underlying disease.

  5. Hi..
    You need to get a blood test done along with a microscopy of scrapings from the rash..
    Further investigations and management can be done accordingly..

    Hope this helps..


  6. To be more precise , underlying disease such as Paget disease of the nipple

  7. Please get checked for Inflammatory Breast Cancer. This type of breast cancer occurs on the skin of the breast as a itchy rash & is often misdiagnosed. Better to have it checked out & make sure. Good luck.

  8. Hi, I had a small spot on my areola that is scaly as well. Doctor gave me a anti fungus cream. Did you get a mammogram? I’m wondering what the outcome was and if I should get a second opinion.

  9. I’m 18. I have the same issue and it looks VERY similar. I have not yet been to a doctor about it and I’m wondering if I should or if it’s from my MCAS flare ups. Have you figured out what it is?

  10. Just wondering if you ever found out what it was..

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