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what does it mean when your nipples itch

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
NIPPLE ITCH: How long? It sounds like a contact dermatitis. It could be a new soap or detergent. It could be a new shirt or blouse or sweater. Be a detective.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Itch: That either the fabric is irritating, the detergent is irritating or you have an infection brewing. Best is to be seen by a doctor if it does not go a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
This is probably: Normal, but see your doctor to be sure.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rash: Means you should definitely be examined by a doctor since this could be an infection or simply an allergic or irritant dermatitis. I would not do or t ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
Depends: Nipples are subject to skin conditions as anywhere on the body. Try moisurizing with something gentle. Consider coconut oil. If no improvement or c ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Does it itch under: Your breasts? May be a fungal infection.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Irritation: Itching is caused by low level irritation to the area. The question then becomes; what is causing the irritation. Often itching in the ear could be ca ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siegfried Schmidt
33 years experience Family Medicine
Various causes!: Nipple itching can have serious underlying causes. Therefore one should be evaluated by a physician. The history and physical should lead one to a cau ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pain of Nipples: Some women experience pain of nipples when stressed or cold due to vasospasm (raynaud’s of the nipple). Allergies to deodorants, lotions ; soap can ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Menstrual cycle: Menstrual cycle and pregnancy are common causes of breast pain.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Various causes: There are hundreds of reasons to explain a vague symptoms like swollen nipples. If you think you are pregnant check a home pregnancy test. Weight gain ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: Many women will have those symptoms as the Progesterone level rises because the nipple can be more sensitive to progesterone. The Progesterone level ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Infection: A vaginal infection can be a reason to be "itching to see" a gyn md for evaluation and treatment..
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Breast Pain: Constant, dull aching pain in the outer extremities of the breast is a normal problem and often results from changes in the breast tissue, often refer ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Cold or aroused: Nipples become erect when the temperature is cold or the person is aroused. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Itchy nipples: You may have eczema, which can affect soft sensitive skin. If you have any other part of body with dry skin patches, it would be a likely cause. You c ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Nipples: Some women experience pain of nipples when stressed or cold due to vasospasm (raynaud’s of the nipple). Allergies to deodorants, lotions ; soap can ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Galactorrhea: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedati ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. RADHA SYED
51 years experience Gynecology
Vaginal pain: Stinging or burning in vagina is causes usually by an infection.You need an exam with a speculum and cultures.Also a pelvic exam can determine if you ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Sexual stimulation: Sexual stimulation, even thoughts of sex, can make the nipples hard.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aleks Radovic
6 years experience Emergency Medicine
Discharge: has stopped, which is a good thing for you. It can mean normal discharge or infection has cleared, not sure which you experienced. Nothing to worry ab ... Read More

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