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My Nipples Are Red And Hurt
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
See a doc: Before menopause there are 2 main reasons for sore nipples/breasts: post ovulation and pregnancy. If menopausal then fluctuating hormone syndrome (climacteric syndrome) can cause sore nipples. Lastly, sore nipples can be a warning sign for breast cancer. In a condition known as paget’s disease of the nipple, the nipple becomes irritated with redenning, pain and sometimes itching. See your doc. ...Read more
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
Tough one: Both sides? No skin irritation? It could be a fungal infection, try some Hydrocortisone cream and lotrimin (clotrimazole). Bra too tight? Birth control pill is first line for breast pain. Do u sleep poorly, have pain in other places, headaches or recurrent gastrointestinal symptoms? If so it could be related to stress and focusing on it. Try the lotrimin (clotrimazole) Hydrocortisone combo first! at 29 cancer 1/1000000. ...Read more
B/f mother red spots on my breasts , legs arms and belly they are not itchy but I do have extremly itchy and sore nipples . I use nipple shields.?
Infection: Could be infection. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
Infection: You may have an infection in your gums. See a dentist as soon as you can for an exam and treatment. In the short term clean your teeth as well as you can, take ibuprophen if it is safe for you, rinse with warm salt water. ...Read more
I have these soft red spots that are not itchy nor do they hurt, underneath my breasts, next to my belly button and on my neck. What are they?
Angiomas : It sounds like you have angiomas. They are benign and of no concern. There is no reason to remove them, except for cosmetic appearance. ...Read more
I keep getting these dry, red spots on my nipples. What could they be? Sometimes they itch really bad. They are really sensitive. It's on both nipples
Allergy: You may have touched something you are allergic to. If you have started a new medication it may be related. If it does not go away onits own see your doctor. Avoid salt to minimize the swelling, avoid scratching to decrease the redness, and take a benedry to decrease the itching and calm your nerves. ...Read more
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