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What causes soreness in the nipples?

This last several months, my nipples get sore a lot . I have some fairly sized manbreasts, all my life really even when I was 25 at 150 pounds. But I have always had a large chest and neck. It s not painful but does bother me. A paternal first cousin had one nipple removed when he was a boy, would that be a cause of concern to me? I hope it s just from my shirt ( I only wear cotton knit shirts ) rubbing them. Maybe this happens more to woman, I don t know.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response

By what you say it could be a contact dermatitis of atopic dermatitis or eczema.

As of now, you can use OTC topical emollients or OTC Hydrocortisone cream. If not better please consult a dermatologist. Please do remember that skin conditions are best diagnosed and treated after seeing them directly and hence I recommend posting an image here and getting back, please.

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

Dr. Sumanth Amperayani,
Pediatrician, Pulmonology
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