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What could be the cause of my areola 2 b itchty and flaky. It has been like this since the nov and also my nipples itches as well. What should I do.

What could be the cause of my areola 2 b itchty and flaky. It has been like this since the nov and also my nipples itches as well. What should I do.

Yeast: Most common reason for those symptoms would be a yeast infection. You can try some over the counter anti-fungal and see if that helps. If it doesn't then it may be hormonal. If anti-fungal doesn't work, consider making appt with your doctor for an exam and work up. Hope that helps! ...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 can cause dry flaky nipple and areola, slightly itches at times. Only on right breast area. Been going on for about 4 months.

What can cause dry flaky nipple and areola, slightly itches at times. Only on right breast area. Been going on for about 4 months.

Have it looked at: There are many skin conditions that can effect the nipple, however this needs to be evaluated further by a doctor, gynecologist or dermatologist. There are rare inflammatory conditions and inflammatory breast cancers that can present like this. Have it evaluated further. ...Read more

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My right nipple itches often daily, not the areola . No dryness, cracks,fever,rash,discharge,discoloration. What could be the cause, should I worry?

My right nipple itches often daily, not the areola . No dryness, cracks,fever,rash,discharge,discoloration. What could be the cause, should I worry?

No, if GYN exam neg.: You need to see your GYN for A breast exam and evaluation. Early diagnosis of Paget's disease is extremely important. "Itching, tingling, or redness in the nipple and/or areola" is a symptom which must not be ignored. See http://www.cancer.gov/types/breast/paget-breast-fact-sheet ...Read more

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I have a rash on my right breast that isn't very big but causes itching and burning sometimes. My nipple itches too. What could this be?

I have a rash on my right breast that isn't very big but causes itching and burning sometimes. My nipple itches too. What could this be?

Probably eczema, but: Could be eczema, but there are many things this could be. Persistent or enlarging nipple lesions need to be evaluated by your doc for paget disease of breast. ...Read more

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If a girls nipple itches, what's wrong?

Usually nothing: The areola is innervated by the nerve from the back area considered as t-4. If no rash is present this should be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your nipple itches?

What does it mean when your nipple itches?

NIPPLE ITCH: How long? It sounds like a contact dermatitis. It could be a new soap or detergent. It could be a new shirt or blouse or sweater. Be a detective. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your nipple itches all day?

Itchy nipples: You may have eczema, which can affect soft sensitive skin. If you have any other part of body with dry skin patches, it would be a likely cause. You can also think about superficial fungal ingal infection called ring worm. An exam would be helpful if OTC meds dont help resolve the condition. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your nipple itches continuously?

Itch: That either the fabric is irritating, the detergent is irritating or you have an infection brewing. Best is to be seen by a doctor if it does not go away with changing the first two things i mentioned. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more