The Cause Of The Nipple Feels Itchy For Several Months?
Good night. I want to ask, I have been feeling itchy on the right nipple for several months. And in that part it looks fine. I guess that’s why? Will it have more serious impacts in the future? Explanation please. Thank you
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
Itchy nipples can be caused by several possibilities, including:
Irritant contact dermatitis, which is inflammation of the skin that occurs due to contact with irritative substances (for example: detergents, soap, chemicals, sweat, etc.) attached to the skin, is not related to the process of immune formation so that symptoms can immediately arise during initial exposure to irritative ingredients
Allergic contact dermatitis, which is inflammation of the skin that occurs due to contact with allergenic substances (for example: latex rubber, marine animal protein, plant pollen) attached to the skin, is related to the process of forming the body's immunity to allergenic substances so symptoms will usually occur after repeated exposure with allergenic ingredients
Mastitis, which is an infection of the breast, often occurs in nursing mothers, risk factors: blocked milk ducts due to the breast not being emptied while breastfeeding, symptoms: breasts appear reddish, warm, and localized pain / tenderness / itching
If the itching symptoms are felt to be so disturbing, we recommend that you check yourself directly to a doctor or dermatologist and can be evaluated and treated appropriately. The doctor may give a cream / ointment to be applied to the part that is experiencing symptoms, as well as perhaps oral medication to relieve complaints of itching.
As a recommendation, you should avoid contact / exposure to substances that are suspected of triggering itching complaints, routinely changing clothes and underwear especially if it is damp due to sweat, bathing and washing clothes clean regularly, and using relatively non-irritating soaps such as baby soap . To enrich insight, you can read articles about itching in the breast. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.