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 ( 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 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: 2yr old with red puffy nipple-no lump under tissue

 worriedmama - Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:54 pm

My 2 year old daughter has a slightly inflamed nipple on the left side of her body. The right nipple looks normal. I first noticed the nipple 4 days ago. Since then it hasn't changed in appearance. She says it doesn't hurt and doesn't seem to be affected by it, so I don't thing it is irritating or itchy. I have looked at it closely and can't find any scratches or cuts which may cause the inflammation. When touched it feels the same as the right side, except for possibly a little rough. She has no history of rashes or disease.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:49 am

User avatar Hello,
In most cases this is a temporary enlargement of the breast bud - harmless and temporary. Of course there can be infection as well but without pain it is unlikely and a rare event in children. I suspect this will go away on its own. If not, discuss it at the next well child exam.

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