Hi Seabreeze, Thanks for the lovely reply - that's a good point! I don't have eczema anywhere else on my body so it does go amiss when caring for myself. I have been using dermol 500 and occasionally the e45 cream as I tend to get dry patched on my hands during the spring/summer. But thank you for your input. So far, all I have to think of is that it is some sort of eczema and for others to think so too gives me reassurance. Plus, as this has been happening for about 3 years and I've not experienced any lumps or bumps also reassures me that it isn't anything serious. I just get very panicky sometimes I want to share with like-minded people.
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Since late 2017, I've had skin changed around my nipples - skin changes such as it becomes itchy and the skin texture changed to a dark tone (I'd say 3 shades darker that my skin tone) and when this happened back then I told my mum and we went to the GP and he said it is likely to be eczema. He gave me the some cream which did help (it took rather long) but from what I remember it soon cleared. Since then, this skin changes and itchiness keeps happening every now and again - as in it happened every year for maybe 2 or 3 weeks and then clears and randomly starts again. I have never kept a diary of when it happens so I guess I should maybe start but it has never pained me. I just find myself some nights just scratching my breasts viciously and sometimes without realising. Come 2020, I noticed at the start of the year a small bump on one of my nipples and as soon as I see anything change with my breasts or nipples I go straight to the internet. The bump changes regularly from a small bump to almost a small thing ridge. Three days ago, when getting in the shower I noticed that a small bump just outside the nipple area (different nipple) appeared and a of a red colour. Not a deep red but almost like a softish red. This doesn't hurt of anything but it this is the first time I have seen it. I go through phases massively of thinking I have breast cancer or inflammatory breast cancer and even pagets disease as I feel like my breasts match the symptoms I read online. But then I snap out of it wen I look at diagrams and real-life images as I then find that nobody has what I have. If anyone could give their opinion on my situation, good or bad, it would settle my nerves and help a lot. I am a 21 year old too if that helps!
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