One of the most frequent topics we get questions about at HealthCentral is breast itching. This is not surprising because it is a common problem and because few things are more annoying than an itch that doesn't go away.
Itching can be one of the symptoms for some conditions that definitely need a doctor's attention.
An itchy nipple especially when accompanied by a scaly rash may be Paget's Disease of the breast .
When itching is accompanied by pain, swelling, redness, and skin dimpling that looks like the skin of an orange, it may be an early symptom of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC).
Both Paget's and IBC are rare, so that itchy breast rash is more likely to be a fungal infection, heat rash, or an allergic reaction. Encased in bras, breasts are vulnerable to skin problems, especially in the summer heat.
Allover body itching can be a symptom of other underlying health problems, so you'll want to ...
Dermatitis - diaper and Candida; Candida-associated diaper dermatitis; Diaper dermatitis
The best treatment for a diaper rash is to keep the diaper area clean and dry. This will also help prevent new diaper rashes.
Always wash your hands after changing a diaper
Ask your doctor if a diaper rash cream would be helpful. Zinc oxide or petroleum jelly-based products help keep moisture away from baby's skin when applied to completely clean, dry skin
Avoid using wipes that have alcohol or perfume. They may dry out or irritate the skin more
Do NOT use corn starch on your baby's bottom. It can make a yeast diaper rash worse
Do NOT use talc (talcum powder). It can get into your baby's lungs
Change your baby's diaper often, and as soon as possible after the baby urinates or passes stool
Lay your baby on a towel without a diaper on whenever possible. The more time the baby can be kept out of a diaper, the better
Generic Name: PROGESTIN/ESTROGEN CONTRACEPTIVE - ORAL Pronounced: (proe-JES-tin/ES-troe-jen) Ortho Tri-Cyclen (28) Oral Precautions
See also Warning section.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to any estrogens (e.g., ethinyl estradiol,
mestranol) or any progestins (e.g., norethindrone, desogestrel); or if you have
any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can
cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more
This medication should not be used if you have certain
medical conditions. Before using this product, consult your doctor or
pharmacist if you have:
history of stroke or other blood clots (e.g., in the legs,
severe high blood pressure
abnormal breast exam
cancer (especially endometrial or breast cancer)
diabetes that has caused kidney/eye/nerve/blood vessel
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