I am 38 years old. I had experienced the same itchy sensation for the pasr 2 months. I have a cyst behind the nipple area. I am going to have my mamo soon. I never had this itchy feeling before, ;it is crazy!
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JohnDoe1963:
I'm a guy (42 years old), not a gal, and I have the following problem:
About a month ago, my right nipple started itching. I didn't think anything of it at first. Then a week later my left nipple started to itch once in awhile. Again, not thinking much of it. However, the itching got worse and worse, to the point where I would wake myself up in the middle of the night scratching. The right one itches far more and worse than the left one. And where the areola use to be soft and pink the upper right quarter is very hard and stiff, like the milk ducts are all hardened together. I tried using Hydrocortison cream, and that only provides temporary relief (for 4 hours or so), and I've been using the cream for 3 weeks.
I haven't noticed any discharge, although maybe from scratching I've seen a clear substance at the top of the skin. I tried changing detergents, and shirts (cotton to polyester). Still itching. I even tried plucking all my nipple hairs around the areola, thinking maybe it was irritating the nipple, but that didn't relieve the itch either.
I do not notice any discoloration of the nipple other than the redness from time to time, as I scratch like stray dog under a porch somewhere.
Being a guy, unless I'm bleeding or the bone is sticking out of the skin, I doubt I'll go to the Doctor and complain about something like this. So any help anyone could provide would be appreciated.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>