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What causes itchiness in nipples?

Hi i am a male person of 65 years old , About four months ago I started experiencing very very itchy nipples and when I squeese them to stop the itchiness there is the barest discharge , On the right nipple, In the morning I notice some dry crustiness around the nipple. I cant feel any lumps After squeesing them the itchiness subsides for aa few hours , But I still feel some of it
Thu, 30 Jul 2015
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A possible abscess or inflamed and/or infected hair follicle requiring minimal medical attention. For now keep the region dry and clean and apply a hot compress over the region several times a day.

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