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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.