Eczema – Nipple Eczema

May 1st, 2011

Nipple Eczema is a very common skin condition, which I encounter frequently in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Nipple eczema appears as scaly red plaques on the areola or nipple.  It is typically bilateral (on both sides) and is more concerning if it is unilateral (on one side only) as there is a type of breast cancer called Paget’s disease that can clinically mimic Nipple Eczema.  Nipple Eczema usually responds rapidly to treatment with topical steroids.  Persistent or unilateral Nipple Eczema usually warrants a biopsy to rule out Paget’s disease.

Nipple Eczema