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CSandSourpatch
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The last two days, I've noticed that one of the follicles just on the outside of one of my aerola has had a slight pinkish tinge on the skin maybe a half inch in diameter--like a rash, but not itchy and only mildly painful to the touch but only yesterday. At least, I'm assuming it's a follicle and not a gland, but I'm a little shaky about breast anatomy, especially as it's just on the edge of the aerola.

It's also just VERY slightly swollen. I decided to give it a gentle squeeze, to get anything that might be blocking it out. No dice. Other than that, no unusual lumps or anything, so I'm pretty sure I'm in the clear in terms of anything serious.

I'm more perplexed than anything. Like I said, it doesn't hurt at all today, and it's only very slightly pinker than the rest of my skin. I suppose it could have happened when my boyfriend and I were fooling around a couple days ago.

I'm not particularly worried--just sort of waiting to see if it goes away, but I was wondering if anyone has any idea what it might be, and how long I ought to wait before I should get it checked out, assuming it doesn't go away.

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Heather
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From the sounds of things, you probably are just looking at an infected pore or something here. So, I'd not sweat this.

If, over the next few days, it gets more painful, or more swollen, and something like a hot compress (a much sounder approach than squeezing) doesn't do the trick, then you might want to give a call into your healthcare provider and see what they suggest.

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Okay, thanks. I'll keep that in mind.
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Heather
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Just for future reference, when we squeeze things like that, not only do we irritate them more, if it's something like an infected pore, we can rupture the pore beneath and just spread the bacteria under our skin.

So, for sure, know the mammalian intuitive response when things get, literally, under our skin, is to pick and squeeze, but compresses or just leaving things alone are the better approaches. [Smile]

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I've always been horrible about the picking/squeezing since I was a little kid. I know I shouldn't, and I've gotten better about it, but it's an ongoing process.

Really don't want that bacteria getting spread around that area at all, though! I'm squwerked (and yes, I did mean to type that that way) out just thinking about it! Not squeezing anymore, I promise!

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Like I said, I think mammals, period, are inclined to do this. It's a thing. [Smile]

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