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Have YOU had your annual MAMMOGRAM???
Have YOU been practicing your monthly BREAST SELF-EXAMS???
Have YOU been practicing regular BREAST MASSAGE???
When was the last time that YOU attended a PROFESSIONAL BRA FITTING???
When YOU are in the comfort and privacy of your home, do you Take Off Your Bra?
When YOU finally lay down to sleep at night; do you Take Off Your Bra?
Are YOU aware that there is such a thing as proper BRA And NIPPLE HYGIENE???
If the answers to ANY of these questions is NO, and; you are in the comfort/privacy of your own home, now would probably be a great time for YOU to TAKE OFF YOUR BRA.
BREAST And NIPPLE ITCHING is a lot more common than many would probably imagine. Pregnancy, Menstrual Cycle, Showering Habits, and, Ill-Fitting Bras are just some of the factors that might cause you to experience extreme discomfort.
SELF Magazine says;
1. IRREGULARLY WASHING YOUR BRAS:
You probably have a go-to bra or two that you wear more often than you'd care to admit, and you probably wash them close to never. Unfortunately, this can cause issues with your boobs. Your chest in general tends to be a place where bacteria may grow thanks to the sweatiness that can happen in the area, so you really should wash your bra at least once a week.
2. SOAP, LAUNDRY DETERGENT, DRYER SHEETS, etc. Are IRRITATING:
Contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction that can happen when your skin is exposed to something it doesn’t like, and itchiness is one of its major giveaways. If you wash your bras with regular detergent or dry them with dryer sheets, it’s possible your boobs will riot and become itchy. (Same goes for towels, sheets if you sleep in the nude, and basically anything else that can come into contact with your chest, including your body wash.) Fragranct products in particular are suspect.
3. YEAST INFECTION Under YOUR BREASTS:
You probably associate yeast infections with your vagina, but they're actually pretty common under the breasts. Moisture can get trapped under there, creating an environment that’s perfect for yeast to grow, which can make your skin all itchy. To treat it, you’ll need to keep the area dry and use a topical anti-yeast medication.
4. 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 nipples may look raw or chafed. Keep baths and showers to under 10 minutes. Use lukewarm water, since hot water washes away essential oils and dries out your skin even more. Gently pat your skin with a towel until it’s almost dry, and moisturize with a thick cream or ointment.
5. BRAS And LINGERIE:
Your breasts and nipples may be reacting to the elastic or dye used to make your bra or lingerie. Contact dermatitis can cause redness and itching on the areas of the skin that touch the fabric, like your nipples. If you’ve recently started wearing a new bra, go back to your old one for a while and see if the itch goes away.
6. SYMPTOMS Of PREGNANCY:
Weight gain, morning sickness, hormone swings, and ... itchy nipples? Yep, add that to the list of symptoms of pregnancy. Blame it on hormone changes and skin stretching as your breasts and nipples expand to get ready for a nursing baby. Cocoa butter, coconut oil, or a lanolin ointment rubbed on the nipples can help lessen the itch.
Milk residue, plugged milk ducts, and problems with your baby latching on during feedings all can make nipples itchy and sore. It’s important to keep the area clean and dry and to continue to pump or nurse. Lanolin ointment and silicone gel pads cooled in the refrigerator can help ease your discomfort.
This stage of your life can make your skin thinner, drier, and more easily irritated. Blame it on your hormones going up and down and on lower levels of estrogen. Your body makes less oil, so it’s harder for your skin to retain moisture. The itch can strike just about anywhere on the body, including the vagina and nipples. Fight the dryness by using mild cleansers, moisturizing often, and taking fewer hot showers.
- Flaky or scaly skin on your nipple
- Crusty, oozing or hardened skin resembling eczema on the nipple, areola or both
- A tingling or burning sensation
- Straw-colored or bloody nipple discharge
- A flattened or turned-in (inverted) nipple
- A lump in the breast
- Thickening skin on the bread
LIVE STRONG says;
12. BREAST CANCER: