Medical Specialty >> Pediatrics

Doctors Lounge - Pediatrics Answers

Back to Pediatrics Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 9/9/2017.

Forum Name: Pediatric Topics

Question: 6 years old has a blister on her nipple


 lola_bart - Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:42 pm

Dear doctor,

my daughter is 6 years old right now. About a year ago I noticed that she has some kind of a lump on her nipple that looked like a breast bud. I took her to our doctor and he said that there is nothing to worry about, it happens to some children and can go away after some time. She was often itching her breast. I always asked her not to do that. A week ago I noticed that her breast bud grew into a bug irritated blister. Since I was able to schedule an appointment to our physician only in 2 weeks I took my daughter to a walk-in clinic. The doctor said that it's an infection, prescribed my child antibiotics novo-lexin and told me to do apply hot compresses to her nipple.
When asked him why she always had an urge to itch her breast, he said that he has no idea. I am going to our doctor in a week but meanwhile I would like to hear a second opinion. She also has the following symptoms lately:
1) tiered by the end of the day
2) wakes up almost every night (happened very rarely before)
3) sometimes she is cold
All symptoms above can be also related to viruses going around.

Thanks,
concerned mom.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:05 pm

User avatar Hello Lola-bart,

Based on your description it does sound like your daughter has a skin infection. Cephalexin (the generic name for the antibiotic you were described) is a good antibiotic for skin infections; however, a bacteria called MRSA is becoming an increasingly common skin infection bacteria and is resistant to cephalexin. If this infection does not begin to improve in the next 2-3 days, or if it begins to get much worse, I would recommend you have your daughter reevaluated to see if there may be need to change antibiotics.

I'm unable to answer the question about itching. Perhaps she has noticed the lump and it has become a bit of a habit to itch it.

Best wishes.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us