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 ...
Generic Name: KETOTIFEN - OPHTHALMIC Pronounced: (KEE-toe-TYE-fen) Itchy Eye Opht Uses
This medication is used to prevent and treat itching of
the eyes caused by allergies (allergic/seasonal conjunctivitis). Ketotifen is
an antihistamine for the eye that treats allergic symptoms by blocking a
certain natural substance (histamine). It is also a mast cell stabilizer that
prevents allergic reactions by reducing the release of natural substances that
cause an allergic reaction.
How To Use Itchy Eye Opht
If you are using the over-the-counter product, read all
directions on the product package before using this medication. If your doctor
has prescribed this medication, use it exactly as directed.
Apply 1 drop to the affected eye(s), usually twice a day
(every 8 to 12 hours) or as directed by the package instructions or your
Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to
To apply eye drops, wash you...
With the holidays right around the corner, many people are starting preparations. We are planning parties, preparing our homes for guests, buying gifts. Many of us, however, put aside our own health needs, skipping meals, getting less sleep and foregoing exercise programs during this season, even though our stress levels tend to rise. Skin care routines may be rushed through or forgotten altogether as we hurry from one event to the next. But skin care is important as there are a number of ways the holiday season can cause or worsen skin conditions .
The Problem: Alcohol
During the holiday season, alcoholic beverages seem to flow more than at other times of the year. Excessive drinking is known to cause health problems, such as liver disease, but it also can lead to premature aging of your skin. Your skin can look dull and dry.
What You Can Do
Moderate your drinking. Alternate a glass of water after each drink to keep your body and skin hydrated. Us...
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