Almost every woman suffers from itching nipples problem once in a life. Itching nipples can be a sign that something serious is going on with your body. Lots of things can make your nipples itchy. However, some symptoms should not be ignored. An itchy breast or nipple can seem like an embarrassing problem. There are several causes of an itchy breast or nipple, from skin irritation to rarer and more alarming causes, such as breast cancer. Most causes are benign (non-cancerous) in nature.
There are some causes which can be promoted your breasts or nipples to itch.
- Pregnancy: Hormonal changes, breast expansion, and increased blood flow may cause a woman to experience itchy nipples during pregnancy. A woman may also experience nipple soreness, tingling, sensitivity, and breast-heaviness.
- Dry Weather: Cold, dry weather can lead to major itching all over your body, including on the breasts and nipples. If that’s the cause, your e who have previously been affected by atopic dermatitis. Eczema is a skin condition that can affect any part of the body, including the breast. Some forms of eczema result from an allergic response or contact with products such as non-purified lanolin, chamomile ointment, and perfumes.
- Dirty Bra: Your sports bra absorbs a lot of sweat and moisture. If your bra isn’t wicking that sweat away, or if you’re not washing it after it gets sweaty, it can be irritating to the skin on the breast, resulting in itchiness. Your bra is in close contact with your skin for most of the day. It gets dirty and therefore it needs to be washed. If you wash your bras with regular detergent or dry them with dryer sheets, it is also possible your boobs will riot and become itchy.
- Yeast infection: Yeast infection under your boobs can also be the reason for your nipple itching. You probably associate yeast infections with your vagina, but they’re actually pretty common under the breasts, too, Moisture can get trapped under there, creating an environment that’s perfect for the yeast to grow, which can make your skin all itchy.
Reported by Dr. Himani