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What causes itchy nipples in a man?

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Posted on Fri, 13 May 2016
Question: What do the symptoms of itchy male nipples suggest?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
A local inflammation is likely responsible for nipple itching

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am Dr.Kakkar (Dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.

Itching on nipples and areola is most likely due to a local cause like either severe dryness/ xerosis, atopic dermatitis/ allergy or rarely due to Mammary paget's disease.

Do you notice any rash?

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Brief Answer: A local inflammation is likely responsible for nipple itching Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for writing to us I am Dr.Kakkar (Dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern. Itching on nipples and areola is most likely due to a local cause like either severe dryness/ xerosis, atopic dermatitis/ allergy or rarely due to Mammary paget's disease. Do you notice any rash? Regards