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A 22-year-old member asked:

why does my nipples itch when the milk leaks ?

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Dr. Martin Fielder
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Irritation: Its just likely causing some local topical irritation from the moisture of the milk.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Why do my nipples itch?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Many possibilities: This can be anything from clothing rubbing (a hazard especially of joggers) to using a new kind of bath soap to early pregnancy or a new medication. If there is any visible anatomic change on one nipple, a physician should look at it to rule out paget's, an early warning of malignancy, but this very seldom involves both at once.
Bolivar, MO
A 19-year-old female asked:

Sometimes my nipples.Itch..What could this mean?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. RADHA SYED
Gynecology 52 years experience
Nipple itching: Usually a sign of allergic dermatitis-change to a all cotton bra.Very rarely in your age group its a rather ominous skin cancer called paget's disease which can be confirmed by a skin biopsy.
United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 20-year-old female asked:

Why have my nipples all of a sudden become itchy?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Well: Try lotrimin (clotrimazole) antifungals cream mixed with Hydrocortisone crem for a few weeks. It may be a dermatitis from a fungal infection, likely not a seroious disease.
Canada
A 15-year-old female asked:

My nipples are really itchy. Is there a reason why ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Allergy: Most common is atopic dermatitis or allergy to something . Try cortisone creams for a week if not better see your doctor.
A female asked:

Hi I have an intense itch around my nipples, underarms and pubic area. What can I do about it or what could it be?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Connie Topliff
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Difficult to say: Please describe what the rash looks like. Red? Bumps? When did it start? Any other problems? Anything that makes it better or worse? Anyone around you with a similar problem?

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