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Dr. Jerome Litt
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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


Dr. Pedro Cabrera
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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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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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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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Dr. John Despain
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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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Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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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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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
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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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Dr. Jerome Litt
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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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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
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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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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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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)

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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