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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

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 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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What causes burning itchy nipples? I've got what seems to be some kind of painful rash on my nipples. Its quite uncomfortable. And pretty constant... Could antibiotics cause this and if so whatelse may cause it? What can I do to stop the burning to sooth

What causes burning itchy nipples? I've got what seems to be some kind of painful rash on my nipples. Its quite uncomfortable. And pretty constant... Could antibiotics cause this and if so whatelse may cause it? What can I do to stop the burning to sooth

Did: Did this develop soon after you started taking antibiotics? If so then there is a possibility it is an allergic reaction. On the other hand it could be a bacterial infection as well or a dermatitis. It is very difficult to say without seeing the lesion in question. In the meantime lanolin cream or a&d ointment can be used to soothe the nipples and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help with the itching.
Please seek care.
Best of luck. ...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 itchy nipples be caused by premenopause?

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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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 sensitive tingly/itchy nipples but no sore breast ;what's the cause?

I have sensitive tingly/itchy nipples but no sore breast ;what's the cause?

Irritant reaction: 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

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What is the cause of sore breasts and itchy nipples of flutters in the abdomen n cramping since I'm on the implanon over a year what is the reason.

What is the cause of sore breasts and itchy nipples of flutters in the abdomen n cramping since I'm on the implanon over a year what is the reason.

Nexplanon: Nexplanon contains only Progesterone. Breast tenderness is not a common side effect of Progesterone only methods. I would investigate other causes. Common causes of breast tenderness include weight changes, dietary changes, cysts, hormonal fluctuations, ill fitting bras and changes in exercise pattens. A breast exam is the next step. ...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'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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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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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 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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Why are my breast sore with itchy nipples?

Why are my breast sore with itchy nipples?

Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Yeast infection (generally with redness) infection (generally looks like boils), pregnancy, hormonal changes inc menopause. ...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. 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

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

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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

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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?

Possible.: Not generally signs of pregnancy, but unprotected sex around the time of ovulation gives you about a 25% of pregnancy in any given month. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Fung u s?: The only explanation I can get, we got physical ECU is actually we're a scores by a fungal infection. You have to be so mean, to see specifically what is irritating them. ...Read more

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Itchy nipples, small itchy cyst/pimple like bumps between and around breasts. What is this? Does it sound serious enough to get checked? OTC?

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