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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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What is it? I have breast redness, bleeding from nipple, rash on chest and cracked nipples. The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritatio

What is it? I have breast redness, bleeding from nipple, rash on chest and cracked nipples. The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritatio

Seek med attn: Bleeding from your nipples is never normal. Call your doctor on Monday and get checked out. Chronic reglan use can cause women to lactate. So that might be part of the problem. But, you really need an exam soon ...Read more

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I am 17 years old experiencing constant inchiness on my nipples. Feel like something pointy is poking me. No rashes. Why is this and what should I do?

I am 17 years old experiencing constant inchiness on my nipples. Feel like something pointy is poking me. No rashes. Why is this and what should I do?

Possible yeast: Bras and other women's clothing decrease air flow to the skin; fungal is opportunistic and waits for this perfect environment; try an over the counter antifungal cream. If the problem persists you should have your breast examined by a health care professional. ...Read more

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On both breast, there is a patch of rashes which began beneath my areola/nipple and looks like eczema but seems to be spreading?

On both breast, there is a patch of rashes which began beneath my areola/nipple and looks like eczema but seems to be spreading?

Ideas: A picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to skin problems. But a common skin problem on the breast, especially on the underside, is a yeast infection. You can try some anti-fungal OTC cream (ask your pharmacist) and see if that cures. If it doesn't then maybe consider making appt with your health care provider to appropriately diagnose. ...Read more

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I have had sore, itchy breasts for three months. It's getting worse. Nipples look larger & darker. No rashes. No lumps. Neg hpt. What can cause this?

I have had sore, itchy breasts for three months. It's getting worse. Nipples look larger & darker. No rashes. No lumps. Neg hpt. What can cause this?

Breast evaluation: At age 21 it is highly unlikely that this is a serious condition. You can schedule a visit to have your nipples checked. Weight changes, diet, caffeine intake, ill fitting bras are all causes of nipple itching. There are many nipple creams available at the pharmacy for itching. ...Read more

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I am a male, 81 years old. I recently experienced clear discharges from both nipples, but mostly from the left. I am also experiencing burning, itchy rashes around both nipples, on my arms, and my shins. I am getting symptomatic relief from triamcinolo

I am a male, 81 years old.  I recently experienced clear discharges from both nipples, but mostly from the left.  I am also experiencing burning, itchy rashes around both nipples, on my arms, and my shins.  I am getting symptomatic relief from triamcinolo

Doctor can evaluate: A doctor will have to get more of the story about the nipples, and do an exam (one can start with his primary care doctor). Nipple rashes can be from friction (from shirts, sports equipment like swimming in an inner tube, etc...), eczema, cancer, etc... Nipple discharges can be from hormonal imbalances, which may be due to hormone-producing glands, liver disease, medications, etc... ...Read more

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Both breasts very itchy underneath, sides. And near nipples. No rash. Both a little tender. What could cause this?

Both breasts very itchy underneath, sides. And near nipples. No rash. Both a little tender. What could cause this?

Hormonal /dermatitis: I would first suspect some type of allergic dermatitis, perhaps to a new laundry detergent, or some new clothing, towels, creams, perfume, etc. Also look at hormonal changes, and possibly a side effect from medication. Tenderness often accompanies menstrual cycle and pregnancy, which alter the hormonal conditions. If none of these seem appropriate and it lasts more than a few days, see your MD. ...Read more

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Nipples itch ihave rash& dry patc i moisturize but still itchy around nipple area & sometimes around it what can it be doi likely to have breas cancer?

Nipples itch ihave rash& dry patc i moisturize but still itchy around nipple area & sometimes around it what can it be doi likely to have breas cancer?

Not likely cancer: That is not a common symptom of breast cancer with the rare exception of a malignancy called paget's disease. It does however warrant an exam by your gynecologist or a breast specialist. For more info www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more

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Rash under nipple , wet and oozing Heals over and then opens up again 2 small lumps under nipple too Age : 25 Female ?

Rash under nipple , wet and oozing
Heals over and then opens up again 
2 small lumps under nipple too

Age : 25 Female ?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. What you described warrants an examination by a doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my nipples itch but no rash. It just started today at work. Sometime today it was my whole breast too.. Need help?

Why does my nipples itch but no rash. It just started today at work. Sometime today it was my whole breast too.. Need help?

Can't tell: It can be from something you have been in contact with including residues of detergents in the bra. Try topical Hydrocortisone cream, given the bra an extra rinse (especially if hand washed) and see if these measures help. If the problem continues, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What can cause itchy breast/nipples? I have no skin rash, no nipple discharge and I am not pregnant. No pain or color change in breast.its been 1week

What can cause itchy breast/nipples? I have no skin rash, no nipple discharge and I am not pregnant. No pain or color change  in breast.its been 1week

Dermatitis: Sounds like allergic contact dermatitis. Have you changed your body soap or lotion or the fabric of your bra recently? Try using OTC hydrocortisone 1% twice a day. Also remove the irritant. If no improvement in two weeks, see ur MD ...Read more

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Can mixture of baking soda/water really get rid of thrush-yeast of baby mouth and nipples? About yeast diaper rash?

Can mixture of baking soda/water really get rid of thrush-yeast of baby mouth and nipples? About yeast diaper rash?

Unlikely: you can give it a try though, but generally the condition that you described requires prescription medications, good luck ...Read more

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What is a red round rash on my nipple caused by?

What is a red round rash on my nipple caused by?

Rash on Nipple: Rashes on the breast can be caused by many factors. In minor cases, you may be having an allergic reaction. In rare instances, a breast rash may be due to signs of cancer. A rash upon the breast can be itchy and red, or blistery and painful. While many women may experience signs of a rash on their breast, it is important to speak with a physician in order to rule out serious causes for your rash. ...Read more

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What might cause a red rash to appear under my nipple?

What might cause a red rash to appear under my nipple?

Irritation: Well endowed women or women joggers can get a frictional dermatitis from movement of the breasts. Bra material or personal creams applied on the breast can cause an allergic reaction. If it is a persistent problem, it needs evaluation by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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My daughter is 13 and has a rash on her nipples and they hurt. They are leaking a creamy smelly substance also?

My daughter is 13 and has a rash on her nipples and they hurt. They are leaking a creamy smelly substance also?

Nipple Discharge: She needs to be evaluated by her pediatrician. Bilateral nipple discharge is not an straightforward condition. Call her doc. And make an appointment. ...Read more

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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more