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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes severe itchiness on the nipple?

Hi I'm male 19 yo. I ve got itchy right nipple. I can see that scab has been formed around the centre of nipple . And I also noticed a small cut today morning. It is like that i could peel my nipple off. I aam very afraid. Please suggest some health measure.
Thu, 19 Feb 2015
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
welcome,
consult dermatologist for physical examination,
most common cause is atopic dermatitis (eczema),treatment include-
steroid cream/ointment applied topically,
immune modulator tacrolimus topically,
tablet allegera or levocetrizine for itching in morning-non sedative,
tablet benadryl or atarax in evening-sedative ,
some do not prefer to visit doctor ,take capsule evening primrose oil daily orally or & capsule evion 400 daily,
avoid hot water bath for long hours,
avoid dry soap,
may be fungal or just dry skin.
doctor would rule out rare disease -fibrocystic breast disease,
pagest;s disease of nipple ,carcinoma ,
take care.
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