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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.
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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?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
Fake Gynecomastia: 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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
Get medical eval: Bleeding and pus from the nipple is a sign of something wrong, including of course a possible infection. You need to get a medical evaluation for your condition. Best wishes.
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.
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
Hormone effect: See your GYNGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Yes but this could also be dermatitis. If persists see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
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.
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