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What does it mean when your nipples itch

A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 73 years experience
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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
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
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Need to examine: While the risk is low, the symptoms you described are of concern for a particular type of breast cancer. It would be prudent to see a doctor to get it... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Caffeine is not generally the cause of "recurrent abscess/nipple itching", but chronic mastitis can cause described symptoms. See your gyn provider or... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Could be fungal?: Try combining some lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream with Hydrocortisone cream and placing that on for a month. If its fungal, with it sounds like it is,... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Breast exam: You will need to see a doctor for an exam to know exactly what is going on here. Nipple irritation can be from yeast/fungal infections or something a... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Depends: If you have felt like this before and it passed in a few days with some rest and home care, try that again. If it is worse, see a doctor for exam and ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Eczema: This can be eczema or dry skin of the nipple, try applying vaseline and if not helpful Hydrocortisone cream.
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