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Why do my nipples itch?

Why do my nipples itch?

ITCHY NIPPLES: Change your soap to a mild cleanser like cetaphil. Change your laundry detergent to all-free & clear. Don't use any creams or lotions on your chest. Sometimes cotton shirts can cause this, particularly if you run or work out. This is known as "jogger's nipples.". ...Read more

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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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Why do my nipples itch sometimes?

Why do my nipples itch sometimes?

Nipple Itching: Nipple itching could be secondary to dry skin you can use a water base skin lotion remember there are ducts you don't want to use an oil base that can clog the gland ducts. Also it could be your bra has to much nylon fiber and it rubs against your nipple you can place a cotton beteen your nipple and your bra. ...Read more

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Why do my breast & nipples itch?

Why do my breast & nipples itch?

Varies: Depending on where you are in your cycle, that problem can be explained by an increase in progesterone. After ovulation, the Progesterone levels begin to rise. The level increases until just before time for the period. The increased Progesterone can cause nipple pain, nipple cold or heat sensitivity, and nipple itching. ...Read more

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Why do my nipples constantly itch a year after giving birth to my first child?

Why do my nipples constantly itch a year after giving birth to my first child?

Dermatitis: About all i can think of is dermatitis, irritation. Launder and wash body with a mild soap and perhaps try Hydrocortisone cream for a week or two. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i'm female. Why do my nipples hurt and itch so bad?

Itch: Check your bra and detergent have your doctor check you for fungal infections and again it needs to be seen in person by your provider. ...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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I'm worried because my right nipple itches, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my right nipple itches, what do you suggest?

Niple itch: Some superficial fungal infection may cause nipples to itch. Other cause is Eczema which can affect sensitive and moist areas like nipples along with skin creases etc. A simple exam would be helpful in differentiating and a trial of OTC med would be helpful. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I dont know if im pregnant.From time to time my nipple really irritates me it hurts and itches.Only with some bras & a bikini top.can it be a symptom?

I dont know if im pregnant.From time to time my nipple really irritates me it hurts and itches.Only with some bras & a bikini top.can it be a symptom?

Being a girl: I hope you are smarter than this. Pregnancy is never diagnosed by breast symptoms. If you were sexual during ovulation and you did not use contraception and if your missed your period you must do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Got dry itchy patch on side of nipple it itches at times on left side what can it b e and what to use and can it be the winter cold or somethin else I lotion everyday still itchy?

Got dry itchy patch on side of nipple it itches at times on left side what can it b e and what to use and can it be the winter cold or somethin else I lotion everyday still itchy?

Itchy patch: Dryness certainly can cause itchiness. If moisturizing lotion doesn't afford any relief, try a mild cortisone type cream sparingly. Perhaps a soft gauze will protect the nipple skin from being affected by your bra. Discuss this symptom with your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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