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A 26-year-old female asked:

i would like to ask recently i have noticed black cracking spots around my nipples both breasts and itching from time to time .

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Examination: There are several skin conditions that can cause dry or cracked skin on and around the nipples. Your primary care doctor can examine the area and determine what can help. While you wait for the visit you can try some of the over the counter nipple cream used for breastfeeding women like Lanolin. This often provides temporary relief

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Last updated Jun 29, 2018

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