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Burning Itching Nipples
I have a rash on my right breast that isn't very big but causes itching and burning sometimes. My nipple itches too. What could this be?
Probably eczema, but: Could be eczema, but there are many things this could be. Persistent or enlarging nipple lesions need to be evaluated by your doc for Paget disease of breast. ...Read more
I'm having problems with one nipple (burning, itching, bleeding and leaking) punch biposy clear and steroid cream isn't working...what should I do?
Go back to your doc: So the good news is that your punch biopsy is clear. The bad news is that you're still suffering despite steroid cream. Best thing to do in this situation is to go back to your GP and tell him/her what you've just noted above so that s/he can work w/you to find solution, whether referring to another doc or trying a different medication. ...Read more
36, left nipple has slight pink/redness around part of areola. No itching or burning, nipple looks normal. No immediate breast cx in family. Cancer rare?
Pink/redness: Slight pink/redness around part of your areola would not normally be a risk factor for breast cancer. If the rash/discoloration persists, be sure to see the Doc and get a clinical exam and evaluation of your breast to be safe, so you can get an official diagnosis and the best treatment will follow, best wishes. ...Read more
My girlfriend's upper chest and throat itches. There are red bumps. Her cheekbones started to hurt like it's burning in the sun, even when she's not?
URI symptoms.: It is possible that this could represent an allergic respnse. It would be best to see your family doctor to also exclude a viral infection. ...Read more
I have had unprotected sex, and I just got my period back from being on depo but lately I have itching nipples for 3 days what can this be?
Exam please: Breast tenderness is one of the possible side effects of Depo. However you describe itching nipples and possible causes include eczema, Paget's disease and irritation from your clothes. I suggest a complete physical exam with a complete history at a medical clinic or office as soon as possible. I wish you the best with your health & I am available for a consultation via HealthTap if you desire. ...Read more
Left nipple itching for a month. Began with eczema of areola and now nipple enlarged w/ dermatitis appearance. Soreness behind nipple.?
Need to examine:
While the risk is low, the symptoms you described are of concern for a particular type of breast cancer. It would be prudent to see a doctor to get it checked out.
Wish you good health. ...Read more
Hi I have occasional burning and itching and pain in right breast pain and nipple and armpit and all over that right sided area?
I have really sore breasts and the skin surrounding my nipple has red lines and marks, I also have experienced itching nipples, is this normal?
My right nipple is sore/hurts slightly when I touch it. My breasts are not sore nor hurt and there is no redness, burning, itching. This is after period.?
Abrasion/dryness: First try using some lanolin to see if it gets better. If it doesn't improve please see a provider for evaluation. ...Read more
My nipple in my breast has been itching and burning. There are no visible signs of infection. I have had mastectomy on left breast. Concerned?
Has the skin changed: Look carefully at the skin of your nipple. Is it red, crusted, cracked, bleeding, feel harder than the surrounding areola (colored part around nipple), have a lump, or an ulcer? Any of these visible skin changes required a trip to your cancer doctor. Without ANY visible changes, dry skin or a minor fungus infection is possible and may get better with a cream. If not, again, see your doctor! ...Read more
I don't have burning or itching near or within my vagina. Could I still have a UTI? I have pelvic pain, nausea, back pain, sore nipple and headaches.
UTI?: It is unlikely that your symptom complex involves a UTI, but an examination by a GYN MD will help sort out what is causing them. ...Read more
Hi, I've just noticed that I am having thick white odorless, creamy discharge in my vagina I am not having burning when I pee and no itching, I do have unprotected sex with my boyfriend I don't have and std. And my nipples are very sore, and seem to be sl
Needs testing: Vaginal discharge will change throughout the menstrual cycle. On the other hand, vaginal odor can be a sign of bacterial vaginosis. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. It is a good idea to get checked out. ...Read more
The skin on the center of my chest has been itching and slightly burning on and off for the past two days. Could this be a symptom of heart disease or other problem?
Likely a skin issue: If it is your skin that is itchy and burning it is likely a skin issue. Is there discoloration? Have you put something on the area that may have caused a reaction? Best to see a doctor if it is persistent to evaluate etiology and treatment plan. ...Read more
Tingling, burning, cold, itching sensations in chest w/ pain. Ever since I had esophagus dialation 3mths ago Dr. Sending me to neurologist. Poss cause?
Chest symptoms: These chest symptoms may be related to esophageal spasm or irritation/inflammation. However itching, tingling, and coldness are not typical of esophageal disorders. They would be more characteristic of irritability of superficial nerves or muscles in the chest wall or possibly anxiety. I think the neurological consultation is worthwhile. ...Read more
Why do I feel slight burning sensations and itching at legs, chest and head when they are exposed to sun, heat or sweat or when I'm anxious?
See a dr.: You may have sensitivity to heat or sunlight that is exacerbated by anxiety or stress. Try to wear a hat and sunscreen when you are outdoors and stay well-hydrated. Make sure you see a physician to get assessed for any other causes of your symptoms. You may have neuropathy to do other reasons. ...Read more
I have a very strange itching under my arm around my back and on my chest. It is under the skin. No visible rash. It periodically intensifies to a burning sensation. This has been going on for several days and now is occasionally a shooting pain. Wha
In JAN I had bad chest/shoulder pain and went to ER. They said anxiety. Pain in arm continued for a month. Now I can't catch breath, & have itching/burning in upper left part of abs. Heart issue ruled out. Xanax/PPIs don't treat. Is it really stress?
Stress: If you have given your Dr all of the information and his examination is normal and basic labs are normal including EKG and your family history of early heart disease or sudden death is negative then not likely heart disease. Attributing it to stress should mean that other causes of chest pain need to be considered. Stress often a wastebasket term we use when don't know what it is. ...Read more
Painful skin infection on ears neck face arms chest & back. Open wound type rash. Constant draining burning itching. Tests ruled out staph. What is it?
Seek attention.: This could be bacterial, viral or drug related. See a doctor and get an examination. ...Read more
Itchy nipples: You may have eczema, which can affect soft sensitive skin. If you have any other part of body with dry skin patches, it would be a likely cause. You can also think about superficial fungal ingal infection called ring worm. An exam would be helpful if OTC meds don't help resolve the condition. ...Read more
Itch: That either the fabric is irritating, the detergent is irritating or you have an infection brewing. Best is to be seen by a doctor if it does not go away with changing the first two things I mentioned. ...Read more
Possible infection: Need to be evaluated by a physician. This may indicate an early infection. ...Read more
What could be the cause of my areola 2 b itchty and flaky. It has been like this since the nov and also my nipples itches as well. What should I do.
Yeast: Most common reason for those symptoms would be a yeast infection. You can try some over the counter anti-fungal and see if that helps. If it doesn't then it may be hormonal. If anti-fungal doesn't work, consider making appt with your doctor for an exam and work up. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Been having an intense burning sensation within the middle of my spine, normally worsened by sitting up or standing, the skin also itches, what is this?
That is a very: Non-specific complaint -- not referable to any one particular cause. If it is persisting, recommendation is to go discuss with you primary care doctor, and get a physical examination to ensure all is okay. ...Read more
I had a large amount of clear/milky jelly like discharge. It kinda itches but there is no burning. What is it?
Clear discharge: Most likely normal cervical mucous most commonly abundant at mid-cycle. ...Read more