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What Causes Itchy Nipples
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
I'm male and I have raw itchy nipples this started a little while ago mabey 3 weeks and I'm quite scared?
See derm: See dermatologist to have this treated.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Hormone effect: See your GYNGet a more detailed answer ›
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 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?
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
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
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