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Doctor insights on: Breastfeeding Itchy Nipples

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Im breast feeding and have sore nipples so i started to use nipple shields i now have really itchy nipples and spots around my breasts and on my body?

Im breast feeding and have sore nipples so i started to use nipple shields i now have really itchy nipples and spots around my breasts and on my body?

See md: It could be a skin yeast or bacterial infection or an allergic reaction to the material in the nipple shield. Scabies (a mite) can cause an itchy rash on the nipples and elsewhere (but shouldn't be related to the nipple shield use). ...Read more

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Is there a remedy for itchy nipples?

Cortisone: A topical steroid can help. Rule out sensitivity to articles of clothing as a cause , either the material or laundry products. ...Read more

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Help please! could brewers yeast cause itchy nipples?

Help please! could brewers yeast cause itchy nipples?

Nope: Brewers yeast cannot cause infection or any health problem. People can be allergic to almost anything, and if you are allergic to brewers yeast and it was placed on your nipples, it might cause itching. But without such an allergy, it won't cause skin itching of the nipples or anywhere else. ...Read more

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What causes itchy nipples?

What causes itchy nipples?

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. ...Read more

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What does itchy nipples mean?

What does itchy nipples 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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What causes itchy nipples/areolas, and is there something that can be done?

What causes itchy nipples/areolas, and is there something that can be done?

Dry skin: As the weather gets colder, this is common. Use a heavier moisturizer on the area (eucerin, aquafor). If you have an abnormal rash or breakage in the skin, see you doctor. ...Read more

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Can itchy nipples be caused by premenopause?

Possible: Decreased blood flow to the breast and nipples could result in atrophy and dryness causing skin irritation. ...Read more

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What is pseudo gynocomastia? What are the causes and remedy of puffy and itchy nipples in males

What is pseudo gynocomastia?  What are the causes and remedy of puffy   and itchy nipples in males

Fake Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia is mass of breast tissue in the male breast. It can form a bump of fullness that can range from only palpable to embarrassingly large. The prefix pseudo means false or fake. Anything that causes the appearance of gynecomastia, but is not due to glandular tissue is termed pseudogynecomastia. The most common cause is fat. Pubescent gyneco can resolve. Surgery is the most common cure. ...Read more

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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