• Kym Kym
    April 25, 2010
    My 12 year old daughter has a red ring around her right nipple?
    Kym Kym
    April 25, 2010

    Just noticed it after her shower, she says its not really itchy, a little sore in that area??

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    April 26, 2010
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    April 26, 2010

    Kym, sounds like she might have an infection or skin issue of some kind. Tell her to keep her eye on it (you, too, if she'll let you); if it doesn't get better in a week or so; or certainly if it gets noticeably worse, please have her see a doctor, OK? Good luck - PJH

  • Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    April 26, 2010
    Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    April 26, 2010

    This could be chafing or irritation, especially if she has just recently started wearing a bra, or has a new one.  Since breasts are rarely the same size, a bra doesn't fit the same way on both sides.  It seems less likely that it would be an infection, but it might be.  Think about how alarmed you would be if she had this same symptom on her tummy or leg and act accordingly.  It sounds like she has had this for less than a day, so I'd suggest watching to see what happens.  Of course, if she develops a fever or swelling, call the doctor right away.  If it hasn't improved in a few days, give the doctor a call.


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