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what does itchy nipples mean?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is there a remedy for itchy nipples?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Cortisone: A topical steroid can help. Rule out sensitivity to articles of clothing as a cause , either the material or laundry products.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What causes itchy nipples?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Dry skin/winter: Itchy nipples is common this time of year. The skin becomes dryer and nipples take the brunt of it. Use a heavy lotion or cream to moisterize. If there is breakage in the skin, then you need to be evaluated for a rare form of breast cancer called paget's disease. A skin biopsy is needed to make the diagnosis.
Canada
A 51-year-old female asked:

Can itchy nipples be caused by premenopause?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Possible: Decreased blood flow to the breast and nipples could result in atrophy and dryness causing skin irritation.
United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 15-year-old female asked:

I have been having itchy nipples for quite along time now, and i was wondering what it could be. Please help!

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
A lt of things: Check with drrmatologist.
United Kingdom
A 20-year-old female asked:

I've got itchy nipples what does this mean?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Breast Itching : Itching in the nipple area is usually a simple skin issue like yeast or dermatitis. A simple check up with a gyn specialist is the next step.

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