• stepha stepha
    April 14, 2009
    Could itching nipples be a sign of breast cancer?
    stepha stepha
    April 14, 2009

    My right nipple has been itching for a couple of weeks now, and it's really dry. Could this be breast cancer? I haven't been to the Doctor, because once I put lotion on it, it's ok for a little while, but it won't go away. It's very strange.

    READ MORE

FROM OUR EXPERTS

  • Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    April 14, 2009
    Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    April 14, 2009

    Stepha, usually an itchy nipple is a dry or irritated skin problem and nothing dangerous.  PJ Hamel just posted an article that can answer your questions in detail.  If it continues, checking in with the doctor might be a good idea just in case there is some kind of allergy or infection causing the problem.  In the meantime, see if unscented products for sensitive skin for your shower and laundry help.  You haven't mentioned anything to make me think that you need to be concerned about this being breast cancer.


FROM OUR COMMUNITY

You should know Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.