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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?

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

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


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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Left nipple itching for a month. Began with eczema of areola and now nipple enlarged w/ dermatitis appearance. Soreness behind nipple.?

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

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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?

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?

Breast soreness: The symptoms you are describing really warrant a visit to your doctor for an examination. The redlines make be striae (stretch marks) but can also sometimes signal infection. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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I have a blood red colored spot in the center of my chest, two inches above my nipples about 3/8 of an inch round the area itches

I have a blood red colored spot in the center of my chest, two inches above my nipples about 3/8 of an inch round the area itches

This: This could be a cherry angioma, irritated nevus, psoriatic patch, etc. There are multiple possibilities. The only way to be sure is to have it checked out by your doctor or dermatologist.
You may even need a biopsy if the doctor deems it necessary. If the itching bothers you try over the counter Hydrocortisone cream or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Tingling, burning, cold, itching sensations in chest w/ pain. Ever since I had esophagus dialation 3mths ago Dr. Sending me to neurologist. Poss cause?

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

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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

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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?

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

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I had poison oak for two weeks. It has now being replaced by a rash with small red bumps on my ribs, chest, back-itches, burns and a yeast infection?

Possible: Looking at the rash in the picture without actually seeing the patient will suspected a viral lesion condyloma contagiosum. This can occur in patients with weakened immune system if you took Prednisone. It will spread by scratching it. It will usually resolve after a long time without treatment. Use anti itch meds may help. A visit to a Dermatologist may clarify diagnosis and help in management ...Read more

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What does it mean when your nipple itches?

What does it mean when your nipple itches?

NIPPLE ITCH: How long? It sounds like a contact dermatitis. It could be a new soap or detergent. It could be a new shirt or blouse or sweater. Be a detective. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your nipple itches all day?

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

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What does it mean when your nipple itches continuously?

What does it mean when your nipple itches continuously?

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

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I'm worried because my right nipple itches, what do you suggest?

Niple itch: Some superficial fungal infection may cause nipples to itch. Other cause is Eczema which can affect sensitive and moist areas like nipples along with skin creases etc.

A simple exam would be helpful in differentiating and a trial of OTC med would be helpful. ...Read more

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I have a half moon around right nipple it itches and hurts a little. What could this be?

I have a half moon around right nipple it itches and hurts a little. What could this be?

Possible infection: Need to be evaluated by a physician. This may indicate an early infection. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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If a girls nipple itches, what's wrong?

Usually nothing: The areola is innervated by the nerve from the back area considered as t-4. If no rash is present this should be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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My boyfriend gave me a hickey for the first time on both my breasts, and was pretty rough with my nipples. Now it itches, the mark has gone away.

Set limits: Sexual behavior should be mutually delightful. You need to tell your BF what limits you expect. He probably does not know what your end points might be so you need to advise him. He may have his own limits. If he persists in overstepping what you are comfortable with, then you might consider another BF. ...Read more

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My nipple itches so bad, what's wrong, treatment?

Need evaluation: If no rash is present, would look at your at your back as the areolar region is nerve innervated by t-4. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a small pimple on your nipple that itches?

Is it normal to have a small pimple on your nipple that itches?

Cannot say: You really need to see your gynecologist or a dermatologist to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My my little brother got bit by something he has a couple little bites probably like six or seven of them in a little group and he doesn't say their mosquito itches there just burning more like but they do look like bug bites, what could it be?

My my little brother got bit by something he has a couple little bites probably like six or seven of them in a little group and he doesn't say their mosquito itches there just burning more like but they do look like bug bites, what could it be?

Clustered Rash: We do not know the age of your little brother which might guide us in learning about this rash. 6 or 7 little spots which look like "bug bites" to you is helpful. Anyone else have a similar rash? Is it increasing in size or number of areas? Are they crusted over? Is there overlying redness extending from the areas? Ddx: includes impetigo, mite bites as scabies, spider or mosquito bites ...Read more

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Vaginal area itches so much. It's painful to have sex it's almost a burning sensation every time its touched. What do I do to cure this?

See dr: It sounds like it may be a yeast infection, but many things can cause bad itching/burning of the vaginal and vulvar skin, and an exam is needed to make an accurate diagnosis and get the right treatment. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more