Skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis may occur on the nipple and the areola, the flat coloured part around the nipple. These problems are more common in women who tend to be allergic eg. Irritant contact dermatitis is caused by inflammation of the skin by products such as shampoos, soap, washing detergents or chemicals. Allergic contact dermatitis is a true allergy to a product used on the skin. With any of these causes, a rash is seen on the nipple or areola which may be dry or weepy. The rash is usually itchy and may be on one or both breasts.
Itchy breasts can be such a predicament. And that's usually no big deal—if you have an itch on your arm, you scratch it. Ditto for your leg.
Hi I am a 23 year old woman with twins. Nearly 24 in October I my nipple began itching then it would go a little flakey then clear up but then they itchyness would come back a day later so it never went away long in December I finally went the doctors as It started to hurt and they give me cream for an infection however the cream didn't seem to work. Now it's got to the point where my actual nipple is red Raw and looks bigger than my other nipple my skins peeling away it's flakey and crusty it's so sore it's kind of yellowish the flakey bit. I went back to the doctors tonight and she has referred me to the breast clinic with suspected cancer but she said this is unlikely as I'm only young. Can anyone share any knowledge on this with me as Im worried what it could be.