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Stopped Breastfeeding Itchy Nipples
I'm breast feeding and have sore nipples so I started to use nipple shields I now have really itchy nipples and spots around my breasts on my body? /?
Infection: Sounds like an infection. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
I'm breast feeding and have sore nipples so I started to use nipple shields I now have really itchy nipples and spots around my breasts and on my body?
I have had a very itchy nipple for a few weeks. I stopped breastfeeding 2yrs ago and have no rash. Could it be thrush even though I'm not nursing?
Nope: Brewers yeast cannot cause infection or any health problem. People can be allergic to almost anything, and if you are allergic to brewers yeast and it was placed on your nipples, it might cause itching. But without such an allergy, it won't cause skin itching of the nipples or anywhere else. ...Read more
Itchy nipples: Itchy nipples suggests ongoing irritation to the area. First make sure that there is no residual soap left in your bra after washing by rinsing thoroughly. Dried soap will cause itching when it reacts to your perspiration. If that is not the case, see a MD to examine the area to see if there is a growth or discharge being emitted from the nipples. ...Read more
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
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
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
Gynecomastia is mass of breast tissue in the male breast. It can form a bump of fullness that can range from only palpable to embarrassingly large.
The prefix pseudo means false or fake. Anything that causes the appearance of gynecomastia, but is not due to glandular tissue is termed pseudogynecomastia. The most common cause is fat. Pubescent gyneco can resolve. Surgery is the most common cure. ...Read more
I started having dry itchy nipples and after a week or so they started to bleed/puss is this likely to be something 'serious' or an infection?
I have been having itchy nipples and I had a short two day period and its been brown spottin that only shows when I wipe. Could I be pregnant?
Hello. I am a 48 yr old female. Have been having a problem with itchy breasts/ nipples for the past 6 to 8 months or so. I'm 48 yrs old with 2 kids/men. (22 and 25 yrs old) itchy nipples and scratching til they are raw and bleed is my problem having som
First: First of all, please be sure that your mammograms are up to date. I would recommend that you see your regular doctor, gynecologist or a breast specialist to have a complete evaluation. Of course if that is negative, then be sure that it is not your bra that may have something irritating in it, or that you haven't used new lotions/creams or laundry detergents. But I do advise that you have a complete breast evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
Check contact: Frequently itching can be a localized response to an irritant --dermatitis. See if your clothes are rubbing, and check your detergent you wash them in-- have you changed it. Also, fabric softener and dryer sheets. Then see if your body lotion or creams have changed. Check any other sources of contact with your nipples and any agents they may have on them - hand lotion, soap, etc. See Dermatologist ...Read more
Itching: You MAY have a form of dermatitis or reaction to the laundry powder you use or from cosmetic products. Please start w/a visit to your doctor. He/she may be able to identify and treat or may refer you to a neurologist. Skin problems fester in dark damp places in the body. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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I have very sensitive and itchy nipples. I have had the symptoms for two weeks. I have been using an antifungal cream that my pharmacy recommend.
Try hydrocortisone: As well. If it does not work in over the counter strengths you might need to see a specialist to get a prescription for stronger medication. ...Read more
I'm male and I have raw itchy nipples this started a little while ago mabey 3 weeks and I'm quite scared?
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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?
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
I have been having itchy nipples for a few months and now have a slight swelling near my right nipple during my periods?
Normal: It could be normal, can u take a picture? ...Read more
I had unprotected sex on the 12th which is my ovulation date and today I'm feeling very tired n I have itchy nipples. Early symptoms of prego?
Itchy nipples! Nipples have been itchy for about a month now, also the areolas and parts of breast too. They have slightly bled from scratching?
I have tingly/itchy sensitive nipples clear liquid comes out but not breastfeeding youngest child 2yrs, no exercise routine either or changes in soap?
19 years old. Living in greece jan-may. Aereolas more yellow/flesh tone instead of dark. Very itchy nipples and aereolas. Skin is sensitive in general?
Itchy nipples: It is possible you have eczema of your nipples and aerolae. See a dermatologist for verification and treatment. ...Read more
Probably not.: Most of the time this is dermatologic. There is a type of breast cancer known as paget's disease of the nipple that can present as an excoriated lesion on the nipple or areola. If this type if lesion is present and does not resolve, consider seeing a dermatologist or breast surgeon. Although unlikely, a biopsy would be a very quick, simple procedure. ...Read more
Itchy nipples can be caused by dryness and frictrion rubbing with exercise. The t-shirt with work-outs causes an irritant reaction due to the sweat.
Apply pure vaseline to the areolae prior to the work-outs. ...Read more
Itchy nipples, small itchy cyst/pimple like bumps between and around breasts. What is this? Does it sound serious enough to get checked? OTC?
Healthtap visit: Consider doing a virtual visit with one of the Healthtap primary care doctors or Dermatologist. They may be able to look at the area in question and direct you to further treatment. This is an issue that will require visualization of the area to draw any conclusions. ...Read more
On birth control, missed a day, took it as soon as I noticed and the next one a while later. Now I have itchy nipples. Help? Pregnant? Hormones?
Pregnancy unlikely: If one keeps worrying about it, she can do a pregnancy test. A home urine test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. ...Read more
I have been having slight cramping that comes and goes in the left side ovary area, extremely emotional and on edge, more tired during day hours. Itchy nipples...could I be pregnant?
I get bloody discharge with backache and itchy nipples for about 6 months. I seen a doc but they say is due to ovary too active and hormone imbalance.
I seem to be getting a watery discharge after 8-9 days past ovulation itchy nipples bloated backache for 2 days sharp cramping what could this be?
The uterus lining on the inside produces chemicals that are consistent with inflammation especially during this time.
We often treat these episodes with anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen and most people experience good relief.
This will decrease your cramping.
The itchy sensation could be from something else such as bacterial vaginosis so its best to get seen for that symptom. ...Read more