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Doctor insights on: Stopped Breastfeeding Itchy Nipples

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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


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Im 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?

Im 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?

See md: It could be a skin yeast or bacterial infection or an allergic reaction to the material in the nipple shield. Scabies (a mite) can cause an itchy rash on the nipples and elsewhere (but shouldn't be related to the nipple shield use). ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: it is unlikely that breastfeeding is the cause 2 years from cessation with thrush. You don't state your age, but Paget's breast disease is a concern that requires a MD visit. First, eliminate harsh soaps, lotions and retained dry soap in your brassiere by rinsing properly. ...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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Help please! could brewers yeast cause itchy nipples?

Help please! could brewers yeast cause itchy nipples?

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

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I have itchy nipples, and it's been like this for weeks, it's not sore but incredibly itchy?

I have itchy nipples, and it's been like this for weeks, it's not sore but incredibly itchy?

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

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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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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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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 is pseudo gynocomastia? What are the causes and remedy of puffy and itchy nipples in males

What is pseudo gynocomastia?  What are the causes and remedy of puffy   and itchy nipples in males

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. ...Read more

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Could itchy nipples be a sign of pregnancy?

Could itchy nipples be a sign of pregnancy?

May be: Different woman experience different symptoms. If you are more than 14 days past the due date of your period, you may wish to do a home pregnancy test. See this site for info on this topic. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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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 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. ...Read more

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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. Im 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

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. Im 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

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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

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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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Is there a specific reason for continuous itchy nipples (not pregnant)?

Is there a specific reason for continuous itchy nipples (not pregnant)?

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

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I have itchy nipples. Could i be pregnant? I had a one day period then some spotting.

Yes: Yes but this could also be dermatitis. If persists see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...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

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