Itchy Nipples / Armipits, Should I Be Concerned?

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Itchy Nipples / Armipits, Should I Be Concerned?

For the past couple weeks I have had itchiness in the nipple area and armpits, is this anything to be concerned about? Sometimes there is pain associated with it but not always.

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Hi - This sounds like a skin issue. Have you changed your laundry detergent or shower gel? Getting some sun in your bathing suit for the first time this season? Both your nipples and your armpits are more sensitive than other areas of your body, and can react to the slightest irritation. Please read our post on nipple issues, including itchiness. This should help you assess whether/when to see a doctor about this. Good luck - PJH