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Moisturizer, hydroco: Temporary use of 1 per cent Hydrocortisone can help. Moisturizers such as cerave, cetaphil, aquaphor can be of value. Prescription products include eletone. If this is woman check laundry detergent or fabric softener as possible culprits. Hand wash bras in woolite and see if there is difference. ...Read more
I read online that dry nipples can be a sign of pregnancy. I was wondering if it is actually true? Are dry nipples a sign that you are pregnant?
Myths: Nope. This would be a false myth with no truth to it. ...Read more
I have had this nipple problem since about 2015 fall and it hasn't gotten better scaling dry nipple with discharge that doesn't heal.
Time to get checked!: Most nipple problems are benign and due to inflammation. However, depending on your age, medical history and physical exam, this may warrant further workup such as a mammogram or an ultrasound of the area. Additionally, testing the nipple fluid (nipple aspirate) or performing a special procedure called a ductoscopy may be recommended by your physician. ...Read more
Itchy dry nipples which peal leaving a 'wet surface' blood/puss what could this be? (not pregnant)
I'm 19. The past cupple weeks I have been nauseous off and on as well an tender and dry nipples and sore vagina. My period isn't for another week.
Flaky, dry right areola. Slightly dry nipple. Breast looks and feels normal. Hydrocortisone 3 days cleared but came back. History of eczema. 27 yo man?
Moisturize: As with dry, rough skin anywhere on the body, then answer is to moisturize it. It's also helpful to use a moisturizing soap. If you do this and it worsens anyway, he might have mild eczema and need a mild medicine for it. In this case, see your doctor. ...Read more
DRY NIPPLES: Nipples are part of the skin. If you neglect to put lotions, it will dry up and crack. If you have steroid cream, try putting a thin layer to cure it. ...Read more
I started having dry itchy nipples and after a week or so they started to bleed/puss is this likely to be something 'serious' or an infection?
What can cause dry flaky nipple and areola, slightly itches at times. Only on right breast area. Been going on for about 4 months.
Have it looked at: There are many skin conditions that can effect the nipple, however this needs to be evaluated further by a doctor, gynecologist or dermatologist. There are rare inflammatory conditions and inflammatory breast cancers that can present like this. Have it evaluated further. ...Read more
My breast skin gets dry very soon. It gets ichy and dry near nipple area. It happens to me usually. I have started applying moisterizer on it. But I feel scary is it breast cancer?
Probably not.: Most of the time this is dermatologic, such as excema or an allergic reaction, or possibly irritation from clothing. There is a type of breast cancer known as paget's disease of the nipple that can present as an excoriated lesion on the nipple or areola. If this does not resolve, consider seeing a dermatologist or breast surgeon. Although unlikely, a biopsy would be a very quick, simple procedure. ...Read more
Lansinoh cream, TLC: I assume you are breastfeeding--congrats, you are giving your baby the best gift ever. Lansinoh is nontoxic and can be used without washing off. Otherwise, wear a soft t-shirt (at home) and avoid any moisture in contact with your nipples--ie, leave bra flaps open. Do not wash nipples before and after nursing. You can also try a cool wet tea bag compress for 15 min or so between feedings. ...Read more
17 Female, dry skin on nipples, no itching, bleed, discharge etc. Went away after moisturising. Should I be worried?
No: Sounds like you did the right thing. As long as there are no other symptoms, such as discharge, bleeding or pain would just observe ...Read more
Sore lump that moved from right armpit to right nipple. Also dry, flaky armpit/nipple on right side only. What can this be?
Nipple irritation: If the skin around the nipple is broken/scratched from being dry, it could be that you got a little bit of infection there that caused your lymph node in the armpit to get activated to stop the infection. This is the normal process your body uses to get rid of infection. Don't panic. Use a moisturizer on the dry skin for a few days. If no better, if painful or worse, if fevers, get it checked out. ...Read more
No matter: No matter how many ways you try there will be no way to predict pregnancy until a period is missed and a pregnancy test is completed. Dry nipples do not in any way represent a symptom of early pregnancy. ...Read more
Dermatitis: It sounds like you have some form of dermatitis...An inflammation of the skin. Try taking lukewarm (not hot) showers, using cerave cream as a moisturizer after bathing and dove soap for cleansing your skin. You may also use a Hydrocortisone product until you can see you dermatologist to get a prescription strength topical steroid to heal your skin. ...Read more
I've been having dry itchy sore/tender nipples for about two weeks now which sometimes bleed; what could this be/the cause for this be?
So I'm 22 weeks pregnant and my nipples look dry and chapped and there hard what can I do to fix this?
Moisturize.: After you get out of the shower apply vaseline. Avoid irritation and friction. ...Read more
My 14 year old daughter recently started having white dry skin around the nipple that goes away with vaseline, but reappears. Slightly discolored area?
Very itchy, sore rash on nipples. When I stop using the ointment my Dr. Prescribed, the skin on my nipples gets dry and the rash comes back.
What are you using?: Is the triamcinolone for your nipples? Do you have eczema? I assume you are not nursing. Do you have asthma? Do you use something for dry skin? Do the nipples itch? You should continue triamcinolone until you see a dermatologist, bringing along all ointments, creams meds, vitamins, etc. ...Read more
My breasts are very itchy, mostly the nipples. It started around a week ago, my nipples were dry. I am currently on my period. What could this be?
Dry skin: It could be dry skin. Just like the rest of your body, your nipple also needs to get some moisturizer. Some other condition affecting the skin like eczema, infection etc can also affecting the nipple areas. Apply some body moisturizer to the nipple. If it is not helping - go to see your doctor to get it checked. ...Read more
I'm 22 years old and my nipples are dry and cracked with bumps on the nipple and around it (maybe prominent montgomery glands). Should I be worried?
Needs examination: That is not likely to be something serious but the only way to determine the cause and if treatment is needed is with an examination. There are over the coutner creams available for nipple dryness. ...Read more
Hi, 20 year old female, yellow crusty discharge from one nipple, its also itchy and the nipple is dry and cracked.?
Areolar rash: Studies show eczema can occur in this area, however the yellow crusty discharge gives me concern for impetiginization of likely eczema/atopic dermatitis in your nipple area. Please see MD. Likely treatment will be a steroid cream and topical antibiotic. If there is nipple inversion, mass or lump underneath the discharge you may need to rule out other conditions with a Dermatologist. ...Read more
My nipple is dry, cracked, and itchy. Its entirely dark green and yellow. Is this an infection? Could I end up losing my nipple if I treat it too late?
My nipple is dry, cracked, itchy. My nipple is dark green and yellow. Is this an infection? Will leaving this untreated too long cause me to lose my nipple
I don't know: I don't know but you should see a doctor immediately ...Read more
Dry itchy skin on nipple/areola that flakes and peels off. Otherwise looks healthy, no rash. Went away with lotion and Vit E then came back. Worried.
Dry skin: Hi, I don't think this is anything to worry about but an evaluation by ur family doctor won't hurt either, please see ur doctor to put ur mind at ease. Good luck. ...Read more