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Doctor insights on: Breastfeeding Itchy Nipples

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Sore itchy breast?

Sore itchy breast?

Family practice : Is there a rash or redness present. If yes could be a yeast infection check with your dr if it persists. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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Why are my breast sore with itchy nipples?

Why are my breast sore with itchy nipples?

Tricky: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Yeast infection (generally with redness) infection (generally looks like boils), pregnancy, hormonal changes inc menopause. ...Read more

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Swollen breasts nipples?

Bra fit: Too much friction from poorly fitting bras can cause this. If its one side or doesn't improve, you should have it checked out. ...Read more

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Itchy nipple releif?

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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Not pregnant,having nipple discharge on and off for months, white,not watery, no pain, no smell, both breasts, inverted nipple both breasts, normal?

Not pregnant,having nipple discharge on and off for months, white,not watery, no pain, no smell, both breasts, inverted nipple both breasts, normal?

Exam: Any new lumps, bumps, skin changes in the breast should be evaluated by your doctor. You may be seeing breast milk. If you have had a baby before this can be normal. In other cases it can be a sign of an elevated Prolactin hormonal level. Schedule a visit for an evaluation ...Read more

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My breast are tendered and my nipples itch. Why?

My breast are tendered and my nipples itch. Why?

Skin,infection: If the skin is irritated it could be rash from laundry detergent or fabric softener, if however the skin is normal than this coukd represent tenderness of breast tissue which coukd be due to hormones. See your doctor re blood tears and exam for polycywtic ovaries. ...Read more

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My nipples are sore and itchy?

See a doc: Before menopause there are 2 main reasons for sore nipples/breasts: post ovulation and pregnancy. If menopausal then fluctuating hormone syndrome (climacteric syndrome) can cause sore nipples. Lastly, sore nipples can be a warning sign for breast cancer. In a condition known as paget’s disease of the nipple, the nipple becomes irritated with redenning, pain and sometimes itching. See your doc. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nipple discharge and purple nipples?

I am experiencing  nipple discharge and purple nipples?

Exam: Any new lumps, bumps, skin changes in the breast or nipples should be evaluated by your doctor. You may be seeing breast milk. If you have had a baby before this can be normal. In other cases it can be a sign of an elevated Prolactin hormonal level. Schedule a visit for an evaluation ...Read more

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Are cracked nipples within breastfeeding normal?

Are cracked nipples within breastfeeding normal?

Common : Unfortunately, cracked nipples are very common while breastfeeding. There are several over the counter preparations available to help and many experts recommend cabbage leaves for this. The Laleache League is a great resource for help with this and all issues related to breast feeding. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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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I am breast feeding. Why is my nipple pussy and my breast extremely painful?

I am breast feeding. Why is my nipple pussy and my breast extremely painful?

Mastitis : It sounds like you may have mastitis, a common infection of the breast. See your doctor to confirm, as mastitis should be treated with antibiotics. It is safe to continue breast feeding your baby during treatment, but if you do not want to feed the baby the milk from the infected breast, "pump and dump" - get the milk out with a breast pump regularly, then throw it away. ...Read more

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Why do supernumary nipples itch?

Dry skin?: During colder weather the nipples (normal and supernumary) tend to get dry and itchy. I recommend a heavy emollient cream or lotion. If there is a rash or break in the skin, i recommend you contact your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why are my breast itchy?

Why are my breast itchy?

Not sure: I recommend seeing your family doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Tender boobs sore nipples, food craving why? Help

Are you sexually : Active? Have you missed your period? If yes, please take a pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read more

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Extremely sore nipples and clear discharge?

Extremely sore nipples and clear discharge?

INFECTION?: You have sore nipples and a clear discharge. It can be a start of an infection. Try putting warm packs to relieve it. If extremely painful, cold compress helps pain.See your md for signs of infection. Normally you should not have a discharge. You can take analgesic for now. ...Read more

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Does breast fibroadenoma cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

Generally, not: A breast fibroadenoma is usually solid, well defined, and "rubbery" to palpation and does not involve the mammary ducts, thus no discharge. During pregnancy, the discharge may be the initial preparation of the breasts to manufacture milk. Call your OB md and have it evaluated. ...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