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I'm 33 weeks pregnant and my nipple burns. What can I do?

I'm 33 weeks pregnant and my nipple burns. What can I do?

Breast: Place a topical cortical cortisol. 05% for for 5 days only. ...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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I have a lump under the skin that is right under my right nipple. It burns and itches and is also sore to the touch! Cancer does run in my family.

I have a lump under the skin that is right under my right nipple. It burns and itches and is also sore to the touch! Cancer does run in my family.

See a doctor: Breast lumps cannot be diagnosed over the internet. See your doctor or health care provider for a physical exam. You may need an ultrasound or even mammogram depending on what the provider is concerned about after the exam. ...Read more

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I have slight pain in 2 breasts comes and goes. No lumps. My nipples sometimes contracts sometimes burns a little. I'm so worried please help.

I have slight pain in 2 breasts comes and goes. No lumps. My nipples sometimes contracts sometimes burns a little. I'm so worried please help.

See a doctor: Breast conditions require more in depth history and exam to determine if there is anything serious. A visit to your primary care physician or gynecologist can answer your concerns. ...Read more

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My nipples burn and they sting if anything touches them. And now it's like I have a heart burn. And it burns a little more everytime I breathe?

My nipples burn and they sting if anything touches them. And now it's like I have a heart burn. And it burns a little more everytime I breathe?

See a physician.: This sounds like multiple different issues. Nipple pain could be topical irritation from chaffing or something serious, especially if the nipples are dried, flaky and appear chapped. The heart burn is usually esophogeal reflux, but could also be heart pain. The burning when breathing may be bronchitis. You need to be seen to evaluate these multiple issues. ...Read more

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My breast nipple has been crusty since about last Thursday and burns. Could it be dry skin. Should I see a doctor immediately? Is that a cancer sign

My breast nipple has been crusty since about last Thursday and burns. Could it be dry skin. Should I see a doctor immediately? Is that a cancer sign

I would recommend: Medical assessment. It could just be inflammation but you need to rule out more serious causes. I would not jump to conclusions but here is a good article about Paget Disease. See: https://www.cancer.gov/types/breast/paget-breast-fact-sheet ...Read more

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Can GERD eventually hurt chest muscles? My chest burns I have no heart issues my upper back burns too my upper arms tingle and my nipples hurt

Can GERD eventually hurt chest muscles? My chest burns I have no heart issues my upper back burns too my upper arms tingle and my nipples hurt

Probably not: Gerd can cause heartburn but should not cause chest and upper back pain and tingling. This may be a problem with your neck or the nerves or muscles around it. You should see your primary doctor and a physiatrist. ...Read more

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Chest hurts/burns when I breathe. What could be wrong?

Chest pain: Severe chest pain on breathing in a 36y/o is usual pleural inflammation and generally will go away by itself. If it doesn't should consult your doctor to see if something else is causing it. Would usually resolve in a week or less. ...Read more

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Do I need an antibiotic for a cough that burns my chest?

Do I need an antibiotic for a cough that burns my chest?

Maybe: The only way to really find out is to be seen by the doctor and be examined. You may also need a chest x-ray to see if it is consistent with a pneumonia. A cough does not always mean a bacterial infection that needs antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Feel like my body is shaking but not showing, after my neck burns and chest feel heavy?

Feel like my body is shaking but not showing, after my neck burns and chest feel heavy?

Exam: Although this may be a manifestation of internalized stress or anxiety: any sensation of chest heaviness requires a full cardiologic evaluation. Certainly blood tests to rule out metabolic issues or endocrine disorders are necessary. Never ignore chest heaviness. ...Read more

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After a workout...What does it mean if a mans nipples burn?

After a workout...What does it mean if a mans nipples burn?

Friction: Friction from clothing or sports equipment is the most likely cause of nipple irritation after active sports. It is easy to test. . . Just put a bandaid over one nipple next time, and see what happens! ...Read more

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Dry cough for 2 weeks at times a little bloody. Chest burns when I cough?

Dry cough for 2 weeks at times a little bloody. Chest burns when I cough?

Bronchitis: It sounds like you may have bronchitis which can be treated with antibiotics. However coughing up blood can be a sign of a more serious infection so please see your doctor as soon as possible. If you have high fevers and shortness of breath you may need to go to Emergency. ...Read more

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My chest and up my neck itches and burns so bad! What can I use to stop this?

See your doctor: You may have a skin condition that needs treatment and follow up by your doctor. You may have anything from an allergy to one of many forms of dermatitis. Your doctor will get you started on a plan to feel and look better. ...Read more

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I have a cold with a cough and when I cough it burns in my chest. I do have some weezing when I breath.

I have a cold with a cough and when I cough it burns in my chest. I do have some weezing when I breath.

Avg cough = 18 days: Recent study suggests average duration of cough illness is 18 days. However if you notice shortness of breath, wheezing, fever, sweats, chills, etc, go see your family doc for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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My back and lower chest burns off and on no pain no faver feeling warm for past one month I am 43 years old.

My back and lower chest burns off and on no pain no faver feeling warm for past one month I am 43 years old.

More info?: It is not clear from what you are describing what would be causing the burning sensation. If it worries you, see your doctor so they can examine you and perhaps do labs and/or imaging studies. ...Read more