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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.".See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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.
Pain: Is the period related? Ibuprofen may help as well as Primrose oil
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.
Left nipple itching for a month. Began with eczema of areola and now nipple enlarged w/ dermatitis appearance. Soreness behind nipple.?
Need to examine: While the risk is low, the symptoms you described are of concern for a particular type of breast cancer. It would be prudent to see a doctor to get it checked out. Wish you good health.
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 don't help resolve the condition.
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.
Possible infection: Need to be evaluated by a physician. This may indicate an early infection.
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!
Cannot say: You really need to see your gynecologist or a dermatologist to make the diagnosis.
I have a blood red colored spot in the center of my chest, two inches above my nipples about 3/8 of an inch round the area itches
This: This could be a cherry angioma, irritated nevus, psoriatic patch, etc. There are multiple possibilities. The only way to be sure is to have it checked out by your doctor or dermatologist. You may even need a biopsy if the doctor deems it necessary. If the itching bothers you try over the counter Hydrocortisone cream or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed. Best of luck.
What does it mean when your nipple itches? I'm really wondering. Someone told me my boobs could be growing or that im a week before my cycle?
This is probably: Normal, but see your doctor to be sure.
I have a thin layer of skin that is on both of my nipples I can peal off like I could a scab, and my left nipple itches quite often, normal?
Nipple eczema: Please see your MD for a full history and exam. It sounds like you have nipple eczema but a full exam should be done to rule out Paget's disease and Bowens disease. Several other differential diagnoses including contact dermatitis, breast ca. Stay calm and see your primary care physician please.
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