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I have had a very itchy nipple for a few weeks. I stopped breastfeeding 2yrs ago and have no rash. Could it be thrush even though I'm not nursing?

I have had a very itchy nipple for a few weeks. I stopped breastfeeding 2yrs ago and have no rash. Could it be thrush even though I'm not nursing?

No: it is unlikely that breastfeeding is the cause 2 years from cessation with thrush. You don't state your age, but Paget's breast disease is a concern that requires a MD visit. First, eliminate harsh soaps, lotions and retained dry soap in your brassiere by rinsing properly. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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I have itchy nipple, remedy?

I have itchy nipple, remedy?

Please get checked: You give no history but any nipple change should be checked by your doc to rule out an early form of breast cancer. Especially if only on one side! ...Read more

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What should I do for itchy nipple, don't know if I should go to a doctor!?

Nipple itch: Chances are this is nothing but if you develop an ulcer see your doctor immediately for a breast exam and possibly a mammogram. Some forms of breast cancer can present at the nipple. ...Read more

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Hi doctor please help me i have been itchy nipple a couple months ago what does it mean ? Honestly I'm afraid and really irritating me :(

Hi doctor please help me i have been itchy nipple a couple months ago what does it mean ? Honestly I'm afraid and really irritating me :(

Itchy nipples: the worst cause is Paget's disease - breast cancer - very rare . It will also involve the dark circle around the nipple . It only involves one breast . At your age . This is probably not the cause . Other cause - Atopic Dermatitis - Eczema - dry Skin Sensitivity to dyes and chemicals in clothing - sensitivity to envir products - stress Treatment : non sedating Antihistamines , Steroid creams ...Read more

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Itchy nipple releif?

Nipple cream : Any changes in the breast should be evaluated by your doctor. Assuming there are not lumps, masses and the examination is normal you may want to try some over the counter nipple cream. There are a variety of brands and options available. The ones designed for breastfeeding women can be very helpful. ...Read more

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What does an itchy nipple mean?

What does an itchy nipple mean?

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. ...Read more

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Is having itchy nipple common? I developed a kind of rash which meant tht little puffy dots appeared but now the rash has gone as well as most of dots

Is having itchy nipple common? I developed a kind of rash which meant tht little puffy dots appeared but now the rash has gone as well as most of dots

ITCHY NIPPLE: VERY COMMON. USUALLY DUE TO RUBBING OF UNDERSHIRT. SOMETIMES DUE TO SPORTS: RUNNING, CYCLING, ETC. IF IT HAS GONE NOW, THATS FINE. IF IT RECURS BE A DETECTIVE. WHAT WERE YOU WEARING JUST BEFORE IT DEVELOPED? BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Hi , I am a male 31 yrs old, 3 days ago i woke up and had a itchy nipple and hurts very little if pressed also there is a tiny lump just above nippl?

Hi , I am a male 31 yrs old, 3 days ago i woke up and had  a itchy nipple and hurts  very little if pressed also there is a tiny lump just above nippl?

Please see doctor: Any new mass in the breast needs to be evaluated by a physician due to the possibility of a breast cancer. Though not common, breast cancer is possible in women of younger age. Younger women also tend to have more aggressive breast cancers. Time is of the essense. ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more