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Why do my nipples feel like they are burning?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 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 help ease the transition.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 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.

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A 45-year-old female asked:

My nipples feel like they are burning. What could be wrong?

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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 from the nipple? These answers will all be helpful in order to help you.
A 50-year-old member asked:

My nipples feel like they are burning. Is that normal?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 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.

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