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What does an itchy nipple mean

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bact... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
ITCHY NIPPLE: VERY COMMON. USUALLY DUE TO RUBBING OF UNDERSHIRT. SOMETIMES DUE TO SPORTS: RUNNING, CYCLING, ETC. IF IT HAS GONE NOW, THATS FINE. IF IT RECURS BE A D... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Inaam Schneider
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Itchy nipples: the worst cause is Paget's disease - breast cancer - very rare . It will also involve the dark circle around the nipple . It only involves one breast ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Inflammatory breast: If you have itching for more than 3-4 weeks, see your doctor to rule out any serious pathology.
A member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Nipple cream : Any changes in the breast should be evaluated by your doctor. Assuming there are not lumps, masses and the examination is normal you may want to try s... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Varady
Specializes in Family Medicine
What's the cause?: Medicines like hydrocortisone and benedryl containing meds would treat the symptom. But find out what is causing it, perhaps a fungus or a reaction t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possible causes: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bact... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 25 years experience
Please see doctor: Any new mass in the breast needs to be evaluated by a physician due to the possibility of a breast cancer. Though not common, breast cancer is possibl... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Vaseline ointment: Vaeline ointment application moisturizes dry nipples and should help.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 29 years experience
Nipple itch: Chances are this is nothing but if you develop an ulcer see your doctor immediately for a breast exam and possibly a mammogram. Some forms of breast ... Read More

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