What Causes Pimple On Nipple? Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Pimples

Pimples may appear anywhere in the body and nipples are no exception. Though they are painless, spotting them in an unusual place like the nipple may trigger panic. Pimple in nipples can appear at any age, but are commonly seen at the time of puberty or during menses.

Pimples in nipples are caused by a number of reasons. Some of these include:

  • Acne: Acne may trigger pimples on nipples.  If a hair follicle on the breast gets clogged with dirt, oil and dead skin cells, it may lead to a pimple.
  • Yeast infection: Like armpit and groin, breasts tend to sweat thus making it susceptible to fungal infection like growth of yeast.
    This may lead to formation of pimples on the nipple.
  • Improper skin care: If dirt is allowed to accumulate on the skin because of unhygienic living conditions you may develop pimples.

Other possible reasons include, leading a sedentary lifestyle, undertaking lot of stress, indigestion problems, formation of milk blisters, and enlargement of the Montgomery gland.

Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Pimple On Nipple

  • Pimples on nipples can be eliminated by identifying the root cause. If the pimple is caused due to acne, it can be healed by washing the area with a mild cleanser and applying an acne cream. This should be done thrice a day.
  • If the pimples are caused due to Montgomery glands, you just need to wash the area regularly with warm water.
  • Likewise, pimples formed due to yeast infection in the skin folds can be healed by regular cleaning and applying ginger juice several times a day.
  • Yet another good home remedy is cucumber. Applying grated cucumber for three to four times a day can also cure pimples on nipples. An alternative to this is applying grounded orange or lemon mixed with water on the pimple on the nipple at least three times daily.
  • Furthermore, women prone to pimples need to consume less sugar and take lot more foods rich in probiotics.

As a caveat it must be added that a pimple on the nipple can be a sign of a serious underlying disease like cysts, mastitis, or fibroids. If the pimple doesn’t disappear after mild treatments it’s important to consult a physician


  1. Sumi

    I am 25 years old and since 3 years I m having pimple up on my breast and it is very painful. When it occurred first time I consulted doctor and she gave tablets and ointment to apply. After the application of ointment the pimple was filled with pus and then it disappeared but appeared again after sometime. Please tell me why it is occurring again and what is the remedy?

  2. Erika

    I also have a pimple on my breast and just like Sumi says, it is very painful. I also want to know about some simple treatment or home remedies to get rid of it and not to see it gain.

  3. Geova

    I have a pimple on my areola and it started with hair but then I picked them out and now I have the bumps. I feel insecure and I don’t know what to do. Can you suggest me some home remedy?

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