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A 19-year-old female asked:

I've had one extremely itchy and sore nipple for several days and now it is dry and flaky. no changes in soap, detergent etc. cause/solution?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Nipple cream: At age 19 it is not likely that this is something serious. While you are waiting to be seen by your doctor for a physical exam you can head to the pharmacy and buy one of the many nipple creams available. Check the breastfeeding area. There are many options.

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