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Why were nipples itching badly? Is being diabetic related? Worry?

Hi Im a 58 year old male, living in South Africa. About one week ago both my breast nipples started itching badly, I applied some anti inflamitory cream and got some relief for a couple of hours. Im 5 10 and weigh 117 kg and am a type 2 diabetic. My nipples are white and when scratched they go darker shade of red. Shouls I be worried?? Robin van den Berg
Asked On : Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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Dear Mr.Van den Berg

Nothing serious but be cautious

Fungal Injections more likely in Diabetic Patients. You did not mentioned whether your Blood sugar levels are under control or not. get it checked and maintain optimum levels. you can try Surgical spirit to clean your nipple 2 - 3 times per day and keep it dry. if necessary consult Dermatologist.

all the best

Answered: Mon, 24 Sep 2012
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