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Question: bumps on daughters areolas


 splume - Thu Mar 17, 2005 7:42 pm

I know this sounds very strange, and I am a little uncomfortable talking about my daughter this way, but she just came home from a friends house with itchy red bumps all over both her areola areas. They almost looked like pimples, but there was like 6 on each side and she was extremely in discomfort. What could this be? I simply had her apply hydrocortizone cream to the area, and told her to let me know if it gets worse.
 Kathy C, RN - Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:33 pm

Hi splume, We normally have small raised areas like : bumps" around our niples. Perhaps your daughters got irritated from playing or may be from an insect. Its hard to tell without actually looking at them. Did she say she felt like anything bit her? Was she playing in the dirt? I would suggest letting her physician examine her just to make sure.
Hope this helps.
 Rhonda P, CEP - Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:26 am

User avatar Being that the bumps are the same bilaterally and hurt the same on both sides I would be willing to bet she's starting to develop? If this is the case than her Montgomery's Tubercles or Glands may be waking up. They keep the areola moist and soft and you'll see them change when you have hormone changes like the beginning of pregnancy, the beginning of puberty, whenever hormone surges take place. The other thought is if she is starting to develop and she isn't in a bra yet but her areola is starting to get sensitive maybe it was cold and became raw from rubbing or was wet from sweating during play. Gosh, the things us girls have to go through!! :roll: Definately time to start paying attention to them.

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