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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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Lymph nodes swollen for 8 months. Thought it was over a yr, but further backtracking shows sooner. I now have chest pains, itchiness, fatigue. Biopsy?

Lymph nodes swollen for 8 months. Thought it was over a yr, but further backtracking shows sooner. I now have chest pains, itchiness, fatigue. Biopsy?

Hold on: Don't plan your biopsy yet. Lots of things can cause enlarged lymph glands and they're not all bad. Sometimes they are enlarged in the neck but not big enough that it's a worry. I recommend you stop trying to figure it out online and go see a doctor for further evaluation. It may not be as bad as you suspect, but you do need to find out. ...Read more

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Itchy red, alligator like feeling, swollen rash on cheeks, neck & chest. Swollen eyelids. Dr. Said allergic reaction, steroid medication is not helpin?

Itchy red, alligator like feeling, swollen rash on cheeks, neck & chest. Swollen eyelids. Dr. Said allergic reaction, steroid medication is not helpin?

Up the treatment: I see in your medication list that you are taking Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) an h1 antihistamine, and were prescribed a steroid cream. You can try an over the counter h2 antihistamine Loratadine along with the above. You may need to be switched from the steroid cream to steroids by mouth, so a followup with your doctor would be the next step. If you have lip/mouth symptoms, go to Emergency Dept. ...Read more

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Lump near jaw behind ear at times it is swollen having a burning feeling in neck upper chest and across upper back. Parts of body itchy.

Lump near jaw behind ear at times it is swollen having a burning feeling in neck upper chest and across upper back. Parts of body itchy.

Well: The lump could be a swollen lymph node which could mean an infection present you should get checked out immediately! ...Read more

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I have a itchy feeling in my throat/chest. Thoat feels swollen on outside. Popping in center of chest. Ears feels full of fluid. Headaches back head.?

I have a itchy feeling in my throat/chest. Thoat feels swollen on outside. Popping in center of chest. Ears feels full of fluid. Headaches back head.?

Close computer: And proceed to your local ER or UC clinic for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment: you must be examined asap. ...Read more

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Itchy feet and legs at night and persistent chest infection what is this? Depression and feeling of illness and swollen glands

Itchy feet and legs at night and persistent chest infection what is this? Depression and feeling of illness and swollen glands

More info and see MD: Itchy skin may be associated with dry skin--happens moreso in winter or in people who swim a lot in pools. Persistent chest infection-external or internal--pneumonia or skin infection.
depression should be addressed with your physician.
swollen glands may be associated with a viral process, infection or an oncologic issue. Do you have fevers or recent infection and which glands are swollen? ...Read more

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Many swollen neck lymphs. Itchy eyes. Hard lumps started on collarbone (was painful now isn't), more painless ones formed in 3 months, rib cage, shin, back of neck few on chest. Good blood work, blood counts, crp, clean chest x-ray. No other symptoms

Many swollen neck lymphs. Itchy eyes. Hard lumps started on collarbone (was painful now isn't), more painless ones formed in 3 months, rib cage, shin, back of neck few on chest. Good blood work, blood counts, crp, clean chest x-ray. No other symptoms

Lymph glands: Generalized enlargement of lymph nodes are seen in infectious mononucleosis, malignant blood dyscrasias and other infections. I'm not sure that they would be found on the rib cage itself or on the shin bone. I recommend an evaluation by a hematologist or an infectious disease specialist. A lymph node biopsy as well as other tests may be advised by the specialist. ...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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Why is my right nipple so itchy randomly?

Why is my right nipple so itchy randomly?

Many possible causes: 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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My nipples are really itchy. Is there a reason why?

Allergy: Most common is atopic dermatitis or allergy to something. Try cortisone creams for a week if not better see your doctor. ...Read more

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Itchy nipple releif?

Nipple cream: Any changes in the breast should be evaluated by your doctor. Assuming there are not lumps, masses and the examination is normal you may want to try some over the counter nipple cream. There are a variety of brands and options available. The ones designed for breastfeeding women can be very helpful. ...Read more

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What does an itchy nipple mean?

What does an itchy nipple 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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Why are my nipples itchy and sore?

Different cause: Many things can irritate the nipple area
think about any changes with detergents when washing your bra
Also foods can also cause breast soreness like coffee, chocolate, anything that contains caffeine
manipulation can also cause this
you should see your doctor for a thorough breast exam. ...Read more

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Why are my boobs and nipples very itchy??

Consider bra allergy: It is possible you could be allergic to a material in one or more of your bras. It could also be just irritation from rubbing while you're running. If this is an issue some people use bandaids to help avoid the irritation.

Nipple eczema is also a possibility and usually requires treatment with topical steroids (as well as moisturizers) and avoiding harsh soaps. ...Read more

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Dry itchy patch on the nipple? What is it?

Dry itchy patch on the nipple? What is it?

Breast lesions: Any breast lesions deserve to be looked at and get proper examinations and evaluation by a physician. Itchy patch on the nipple or breast can be a simple skin dermatitis. It can also be a type of breast cancer. You should come see a local physician. ...Read more

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Can nipples be really itchy before periods?

Age, itchy: For your age with your complaint it is most likely secondary to dry skin and hormone influence eg. Low estrogen. If treat with topical cream not respond well rule out allergic reaction and other serious problem if persisted. May observe couple of cycles if spontaneous gone then you will be fine otherwise see your doctor locally. ...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 ointment can I use for itchy nipple but?

What's the cause?: Medicines like hydrocortisone and benedryl containing meds would treat the symptom. But find out what is causing it, perhaps a fungus or a reaction to your clothing, is a smarter idea ...Read more

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Should I be worried about an itchy inverted nipple?

Should I be worried about an itchy inverted nipple?

Itchy inverted nippl: Any changes to your breast/nipple should be evaluated immediately. Cancer can cause nipples to invert. Itchy nipples may be due to Paget's disease. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/pagets-disease-of-the-breast/basics/symptoms/con-20025786 for more info. Then go see your Family Doc for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy left nipple for two days with no other symptoms. Age 57?

Itchy left nipple for two days with no other symptoms. Age 57?

Itchy nipple: Your profile lists you as 22, so please update your profile if that is incorrect. First try a moisturising cream on the itchy area. Try not to scratch at it, because that usually makes the itching and irritation worse. If that doesn't help, try hydrocortisone cream 1%, a small amt twice a day for no more than 10 days. If no better, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Nipples are itchy, sore to the touch/very sensitive... What is this?

Nipples are itchy, sore to the touch/very sensitive... What is this?

Pregnant or not?: It makes a difference in some cases whether or not you are pregnant. Please submit another question with that information so that you can get a correct doctor's answer. Thanks. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your boobs and nipples are really itchy everyday?

What does it mean when your boobs and nipples are really itchy everyday?

Candidiasis: You need to see a doctor and get examined to better get a sense of what's going on here. Itchiness is a common symptom for people who have clothing/detergent allergies. Alternatively you could have a fungal/yeast infection call candidiasis, which can be treated with over the counter anti-fungals, but see your MD first. ...Read more