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Can you give me advice with itchy, red, sore, swollen left nipple?

Can you give me advice with itchy, red, sore, swollen left nipple?

What's the cause?: Medicines like hydrocortisone and benedryl containing meds would treat the symptom. But find out what is causing it is a smarter idea. It could be an infection that needs an antibiotic, but it could be much more serious. ...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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For a year now I have had swollen axillary lymph nodes, and swollen itchy breasts and nipples it hurts so bad! I have breast implants.No insurance?

For a year now I have had swollen axillary lymph nodes, and swollen itchy breasts and nipples it hurts so bad! I have breast implants.No insurance?

Follow up!: You should start by seeing your plastic surgeon. This should be at no charge to you. If he/she considers appropriate further evaluation you can discuss with him/her the possible options for you. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Right nipple cracked itchy swollen red and peeling with yellow discharge.Been 3-4 months.Got checked anitbiotics didn't work. Pagets disease possible?

Right nipple cracked itchy swollen red and peeling with yellow discharge.Been 3-4 months.Got checked  anitbiotics didn't work. Pagets disease possible?

Paget breast disease: Pagers disease of the breast often presents with a scaly itchy rash of the breast. I would recommend evaluation by your doctor as this is often very curable. ...Read more

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I have lumps on my breast. They are raised, swollen, very itchy and look like orange peel. Is it hives?1 on my nipple but I have 3 other smaller ones.

I have lumps on my breast. They are raised, swollen, very itchy and look like orange peel. Is it hives?1 on my nipple but I have 3 other smaller ones.

Get evaluated: You need to have this checked. It may just be some inflammation at your age, but we never take any chances with breast abnormalities. ...Read more

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I have a spot in my areola and it's itchy also my nipple itch and it seemms my areola is bigger than the other side i hae this for 2 months?

I have a spot in my areola and it's itchy also my nipple itch and it seemms my areola is bigger than the other side i hae this for 2 months?

Dry Skin: Areolas can get dry in the winter just like other skin. Use a scent-free lotion or ointment like eucerin calming cream. If you notice anything else with that breast: discharge that is red or greenish, red tender or swollen areas, palpable lumps, or if the skin starts to look like an orange, see your physician. Also, women's breasts are rarely symmetrical, so having a larger areola is normal. ...Read more

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What can cause both of my nipples to suddenly become itchy?

Dry nipples?: Has your skin become dry? Is there friction against your bra? Cleaning your bra with new detergent? Try a moisturizing soap rather than a harsh one. Wash bras with gentle detergent. Nipple cream may become an option if it is really bothering you. Take care. ...Read more