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Wednesday, February 10, 2010 Amandclrk, Community Member, asks

Q: my nipple are very itchy and i have dry skin on them what does this mean?

they are itchy all the time and i have noticed a sin tag on my left nipple which is hanging off and really painfull


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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
2/10/10 5:49pm

Hi - Winter is a time of year when your breasts, particularly your nipples, can easily become dry and chafed. Have you been using a new shower gel or laundry detergent? Wearing a new bra, perhaps? Doing a lot of swimming? If you can't think of anything that's causing this, it could simply be the season. Please read our post on nipple issues; that'll help you decide whether/when to see a doctor about this. Since it's happening in both breasts, it would be very unlikely it's a breast cancer symptom. Still, if it lasts longer than a month; or if it gets worse, make an appointment to see someone, OK? good luck - PJH

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By Amandclrk, Community Member— Last Modified: 11/26/13, First Published: 02/10/10