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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

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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Left nipple itching for a month. Began with eczema of areola and now nipple enlarged w/ dermatitis appearance. Soreness behind nipple.?

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. ...Read more

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If a girls nipple itches, what's wrong?

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 don't 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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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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I have a half moon around right nipple it itches and hurts a little. What could this be?

I have a half moon around right nipple it itches and hurts a little. What could this be?

Possible infection: Need to be evaluated by a physician. This may indicate an early infection. ...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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My boyfriend gave me a hickey for the first time on both my breasts, and was pretty rough with my nipples. Now it itches, the mark has gone away.

My boyfriend gave me a hickey for the first time on both my breasts, and was pretty rough with my nipples. Now it itches, the mark has gone away.

Set limits: Sexual behavior should be mutually delightful. You need to tell your BF what limits you expect. He probably does not know what your end points might be so you need to advise him. He may have his own limits. If he persists in overstepping what you are comfortable with, then you might consider another BF. ...Read more

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My nipple itches so bad, what's wrong, treatment?

Need evaluation: If no rash is present, would look at your at your back as the areolar region is nerve innervated by t-4. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a small pimple on your nipple that itches?

Cannot say: You really need to see your gynecologist or a dermatologist to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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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

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I don't 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 don't 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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My right nipple has had a weeping sore that comes and goes for months now. Also itches some times. I had a preganancy terminated in jan. Help please.

My right nipple has had a weeping sore that comes and goes for months now. Also itches some times. I had a preganancy terminated in jan. Help please.

Needs evaluation: A recurrent open sore on the skin needs prompt evaluation especially if it's been going on this long. This would not be related to a pregnancy termination. ...Read more

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RT inside of nipple itches a lot. No pain, lumps, fever, very normal. Thick, off white, sticky discharge. Lft nip discharge thin, white, not sticky.

RT inside of nipple itches a lot. No pain, lumps, fever, very normal. Thick, off white, sticky discharge. Lft nip discharge thin, white, not sticky.

See an Ob/Gyn: I am assuming you are not pregnant. Nipple discharge usually indicates a problem that needs to be investigated. Bilateral discharge could indicate hormonal problem that can be treated. Breast tumor or pituitary tumor are also to be considered. A thorough work up by Ob/Gyn will find the cause to treat. ...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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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more