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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
8 yr old girl experiencing nipple soreness
what may cause nipple soreness in the left nipple of my 8 yr old girl? how can she get relief?
Typically, nipple soreness is caused by one of two thing: external irritation (from a shirt or other garment) or the beginning of puberty. If there is a visible sign of irritation such as a cut or abrasion topical antibiotics can help, and typically ibuprofen at the appropriate dose will help relieve the pain and tenderness.
Michael Spigarelli, MD, PhD
Formerly, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati