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Doctor insights on: Scratchy Nipples

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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 exactly does it mean when my nipples are itchy?

What exactly does it mean when my nipples are itchy?

Various causes!: Nipple itching can have serious underlying causes. Therefore one should be evaluated by a physician. The history and physical should lead one to a cause and determines further work up or treatment. An example of a serious cause is paget's dz, a rare breast cancer form. Less serious are benign breast tumors, skin dz like atopic dermatitis, mechanical causes like "joggers nipple.". ...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

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What causes itchy nipples?

What causes itchy nipples?

Dry skin/winter: Itchy nipples is common this time of year. The skin becomes dryer and nipples take the brunt of it. Use a heavy lotion or cream to moisterize.
If there is breakage in the skin, then you need to be evaluated for a rare form of breast cancer called paget's disease. A skin biopsy is needed to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does itchy nipples mean?

What does itchy nipples 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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I've got itchy nipples what does this mean?

I've got itchy nipples what does this mean?

Breast Itching : Itching in the nipple area is usually a simple skin issue like yeast or dermatitis. A simple check up with a gyn specialist is the next step. ...Read more

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I had my nipples pierced 3 months ago, they are slightly itchy and flaky around the holes! Why?

I had my nipples pierced 3 months ago, they are slightly itchy and flaky around the holes! Why?

Piercing humans...: Piercing a person creates a break and damage to the skin at the piercing. Humans are designed to heal up, so the skin tries to get rid of the piercing (it is a foreign body stabbed into a person). Sometimes there are too many germs growing at the site, sometimes there is too much inflammation that prevents healing, and sometimes there is an allergy to the foreign body (such as a metal allergy). ...Read more

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I've had itchy nipples on and off for the last couple of months randomly . What might be causing this and how can I fix it?

I've had itchy nipples on and off for the last couple of months randomly . What might be causing this and how can I fix it?

Nipple itching: Eczema is a common cause of nipple itching. So is dryness and irritation due to fragrances, dyes or enzymes in laundry detergents. It's common for one breast to itch more than the other, however, if there is a persistent itch or rash on the nipple despite moisturizing and eliminating irritants, a visit to a dermatologist or gynecologist is a must to rule out more serious conditions of the breast. ...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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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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What causes itchy nipples/areolas, and is there something that can be done?

What causes itchy nipples/areolas, and is there something that can be done?

Dry skin: As the weather gets colder, this is common. Use a heavier moisturizer on the area (eucerin, aquafor).
If you have an abnormal rash or breakage in the skin, see you doctor. ...Read more

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I start today so itchy in my rigth nipple! can somebody tell me what can be?

Could be eczema: Or an infection or skin condition. Is there any redness. Did you get an insect bite? Fungal infection is unlikely. If it persists you should see your doctor. I assume there is no nipple discharge. ...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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I have itchy nipple, remedy?

Please get checked: You give no history but any nipple change should be checked by your doc to rule out an early form of breast cancer. Especially if only on one side! ...Read more

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My nipples are sore and itchy?

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

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My nipples are really itchy. I'm only 17 so it's not a pregnancy thing. ?

Itch: This itching may be due to dryness or a reaction to your bra material. Apply a skin moisturizer like eucerin cream and/or try a different bra. I don't recommend using a cortisone type cream as it can cause skin atrophy if used often. ...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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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