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A 28-year-old female asked:

What causes itchy flaky nipples.and is there over the counter cream to minimize it.i had it before went to doctor examined was given dermatol?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Nipples: Itchy,flaky nipples are often due to eczema type skin disorder and is not reflective of breast pathology. If treatment with a corticosteroid cream or ointment isn't effective, and the eruption is only on one nipple, consult a breast surgeon who will evaluate you and will want to rule out paget's disease of the breast. This is unlikely when both nipples are involved. ?change to a different bra type

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