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Why do my nipples burn sometimes

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Phan
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Is it your shirt?: If you wear a shirt and are engaging in physical activity that causes mechanical friction against your breasts (i.e. The shirt is rubbing against your... Read More
Dr. Tejas Ozarkar
Dr. Tejas Ozarkaranswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Working out: Most probably, your shirt is rubbing on your nipples, creating friction and causing some local pain. Try wearing a shirt that is larger and looser fit... Read More
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Friction: Friction from clothing or sports equipment is the most likely cause of nipple irritation after active sports. It is easy to test . . . Just put a band... Read More

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A member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
They may be dry: If you are a new to breastfeeding your nipples may become raw and irritated until they "toughen up" during the process. Lanolin or your own milk can h... Read More
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
I do not know: Not sure without an exam and possible testing. Get an evaluation and hopefully you will get the answer to this burning question. Good luck.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Not normal.: While we'd need more information to hazard a guess as to what's specifically going on, the nipples shouldn't generally be burning.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Sorry: Without a more detailed exam or description it's difficult to find out what the problem is
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Go see a doctor: Hard to say over the internet. Has there been trauma? Are you male or female? Do you have new laundry soap? New bra? New clothes? Any discharge ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Exam: It is time for a breast exam, and if needed ultrasound and mammogram. This condition can occur with ill-fitting bras or tight bra fabric; however, no ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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No: Check bra is not rubbing. Use moisturizing cream. Try Motrin for pain. If skin is red, hard or brest very tender, see doctor.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
You need: a breast examination followed (perhaps) by a Mammogram ...Infection is the most common cause of nipple burning/pain. Consult with your GYNECOLOGIST as... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padmashri Rastogi
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Burning in nipples: Burning sensation can come from the skin if nipples appear dry and cracked. It can be a symptom of neuropathy related to toxin exposure or alcohol rel... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
CONSULT MD: Consult your doctor as you may have an infectious process like an abscess or some other condition if you are not pregnant.

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