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Any suggestion for pain in both underarms and itching nipple?

Hi iam 29 yrs old and trying to conceive... More than 20 day Iam feeing pain in my both underarms and itching in nipple.. Consulted doc and she examined my breast and underarms and told it must be some infection as she could not feel any lumps... But those medicine dint work out.. I still hav same prob.. Today I asked for mammogram just to confirm if I have breast cancer... But she dint advice me as I was only 29 and only around 35-40 yrs old should do mammogram.. Now she just asked me to do just breast scan... Iam confused now pls help
Thu, 31 Oct 2019
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Hello,

Itchy nipples could be because of a lot of conditions. Most commonly it is because of dryness. It can also be due to allergy to clothes especially synthetic fabrics. If he has itching elsewhere like underarms, groin, around belly button, wrists and hand it could even be due to scabies. Sometimes certain creams or lotions can also cause allergy.

I will advise him to apply petroleum jelly 3-4 times daily over nipples. You may also apply hydrocortisone cream twice daily over nipples. I will recommend a cotton vest underneath before wearing shirts. If itching is not coming under control even after 1 week, you should consider consulting a dermatologist.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein, General Surgeon
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