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What does an itchy nipple mean?

What does an itchy nipple 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

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 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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Is having itchy nipple common? I developed a kind of rash which meant tht little puffy dots appeared but now the rash has gone as well as most of dots

Is having itchy nipple common? I developed a kind of rash which meant tht little puffy dots appeared but now the rash has gone as well as most of dots

ITCHY NIPPLE: VERY COMMON.
USUALLY DUE TO RUBBING OF UNDERSHIRT.
SOMETIMES DUE TO SPORTS: RUNNING, CYCLING, ETC.
IF IT HAS GONE NOW, THAT'S FINE.
IF IT RECURS BE A DETECTIVE. WHAT WERE YOU WEARING JUST BEFORE IT DEVELOPED?
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Hi doctor please help me I have been itchy nipple a couple months ago what does it mean? Honestly I'm afraid and really irritating me : (

Hi doctor please help me I have been itchy nipple a couple months ago what does it mean? Honestly I'm afraid and really irritating me : (

Itchy nipples: The worst cause is Paget's disease - breast cancer - very rare. It will also involve the dark circle around the nipple.
It only involves one breast. At your age. This is probably not the cause.
Other cause
- Atopic Dermatitis - Eczema
- dry Skin
Sensitivity to dyes and chemicals in clothing
- sensitivity to envir products
- stress
Treatment : non sedating Antihistamines, Steroid creams ...Read more

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If I have an itchy nipple does that mean I have breast cancer?

If I have an itchy nipple does that mean I have breast cancer?

Inflammatory breast: If you have itching for more than 3-4 weeks, see your doctor to rule out any serious pathology. ...Read more

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Itchy nipple releif?

Itchy nipple releif?

Nipple cream: Any changes in the breast should be evaluated by your doctor. Assuming there are not lumps, masses and the examination is normal you may want to try some over the counter nipple cream. There are a variety of brands and options available. The ones designed for breastfeeding women can be very helpful. ...Read more

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What ointment can I use for itchy nipple but?

What ointment can I use for itchy nipple but?

What's the cause?: Medicines like hydrocortisone and benedryl containing meds would treat the symptom. But find out what is causing it, perhaps a fungus or a reaction to your clothing, is a smarter idea ...Read more

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I have itchy nipple, remedy?

Please get checked: You give no history but any nipple change should be checked by your doc to rule out an early form of breast cancer. Especially if only on one side! ...Read more

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Hi, I am a male 31 yrs old, 3 days ago I woke up and had a itchy nipple and hurts very little if pressed also there is a tiny lump just above nippl?

Hi, I am a male 31 yrs old, 3 days ago I woke up and had a itchy nipple and hurts very little if pressed also there is a tiny lump just above nippl?

Please see doctor: Any new mass in the breast needs to be evaluated by a physician due to the possibility of a breast cancer. Though not common, breast cancer is possible in women of younger age. Younger women also tend to have more aggressive breast cancers. Time is of the essense. ...Read more

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What should I do for itchy nipple, don't know if I should go to a doctor!?

Nipple itch: Chances are this is nothing but if you develop an ulcer see your doctor immediately for a breast exam and possibly a mammogram. Some forms of breast cancer can present at the nipple. ...Read more

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Indent when I raise my arm, but clear ultrasounds. Itchy nipple Paternal and maternal grandmas had bc after 60. I'm worried sick what could it be?

Indent when I raise my arm, but clear ultrasounds. Itchy nipple Paternal and maternal grandmas had bc after 60. I'm worried sick what could it be?

Indentation: The Indentation may be muscle retracting as you raise that arm. The normal ultrasound is reassuring but if you still have concerns, get a thorough breast exam by a breast surgeon for peace of mind. ...Read more

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I have itchy nipple on my left breast. Sometimes it would go flaky. What is it?

Dry skin: Probably you just have dried skin around the nipple. There are over the counter nipple moisturizers available in the breastfeeding section of the pharmacy. If not improving see a doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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I've got sore and itchy nipple with yellow discharge, what is it!?

I've got sore and itchy nipple with yellow discharge, what is it!?

What's the cause?: Medicines like hydrocortisone and benedryl containing meds would treat the symptom. But finding out what is causing it, is a smarter idea. At the very least it could be an infection, or something much more serious ...Read more

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Male, itchy nipple and it has a very small bump/spot that seems always hard next to other breast and part of nipple itself. Can it be anything serious?

Male, itchy nipple and it has a very small bump/spot that seems always hard next to other breast and part of nipple itself. Can it be anything serious?

Bump @ nipple: In male. It is a good idea to see your doc about this. Hopefully it is nothing significant but men can get breast cancer. Anxiety may have drawn your attention to this area. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Reason for itchy nipple aside from detergent allergy or intolerance and pregnancy?

Reason for itchy nipple aside from detergent allergy or intolerance and pregnancy?

Strange: I've never heard of nipple or areolar pruritus before, especially unilaterally. If there are signs of inflammation present, you can apply some low potency hydrocortisone cream sparingly to the affected area and see if it resolves. Pregnancy shouldn't cause this symptom. Don't scratch it. Don't let your boyfriend suck your nipples. He's too old to be doing that. ...Read more

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I've heard an itchy nipple can be concern for breast cancer is that true? If so, what if any other symptoms should I be looking for?

Itching, pain, lump: Your complaint pending on when during your period or with any other symptoms eg. Pain, lump, tenderness or pain. It may be a transient discomfort but it persists firstly to rule out allergy or infection. In short if persisted, you should see your f/d or gynecologist to ascertain no underlying serious disease. Good luck. ...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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I had my period on the first of February and now I am having like Lowe abdomen cramps, lower back pain headaches, sore itchy nipple what's wrong?

I had my period on the first of February and now I am having like Lowe abdomen cramps, lower back pain headaches, sore itchy nipple what's wrong?

When in doubt: Just check pregnancy test. And if you are late and first pregnancy test was negative, check it again in 1 week. If you have two negatives then you can be rest assured. Most likely your hormones are in flux now and you have some cramping with another menstruation. Hang on for the ride while your body resets itself. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your boobs and nipples are really itchy everyday?

What does it mean when your boobs and nipples are really itchy everyday?

Candidiasis: You need to see a doctor and get examined to better get a sense of what's going on here. Itchiness is a common symptom for people who have clothing/detergent allergies. Alternatively you could have a fungal/yeast infection call candidiasis, which can be treated with over the counter anti-fungals, but see your MD first. ...Read more

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My nipples are sore and itchy : (what could this mean? :/

Sore nipples: Is there a rash or redness? Any discharge? Does shirt/blouse rub nipples often? Best to have fp examine area for signs of paget's ds of breast or infectious rash. ...Read more

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My nipples are very tender itchy and sometimes burn what dose this mean?? I am also 4days late

Hormonal changes: The nipples and areola tissue of the breast are highly sensitive to hormonal changes in your body. If your period is delayed it may simply mean that progesterone and oestrogen levels are altered. This would cause nipple and breast tenderness and discomfort. One other explanation could possibly be pregnancy. Have you done a pregnancy test yet? ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when my nipples are itchy?

Various causes!: Nipple itching can have serious underlying causes. Therefore one should be evaluated by a physician. The history and physical should lead one to a cause and determines further work up or treatment. An example of a serious cause is paget's dz, a rare breast cancer form. Less serious are benign breast tumors, skin dz like atopic dermatitis, mechanical causes like "joggers nipple.". ...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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My one nipple is really itchy and sore what does that mean?

My one nipple is really itchy and sore what does that mean?

Itchy and painful: Nipple. Could be due to skin irritation, infection, if associted with any changes in color, texture or inversion of nipple could be suspicious for CA. Examination will be helpful ...Read more

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My breast feels heavy and my nipples are itchy and sore what does that mean?

This may be: Related to fluid retention. Increased fluid in the breasts can stretch the breasts. The nipples and breast may be sore or itch. Women may have increase breast fluid during premenstrual time frame, during period or when pregnant. This might also occur if you are taking birth control pills. ...Read more