What to know about Ben Wa balls

Ben Wa balls, or Kegel balls, are small, weighted balls that a person can insert into their vagina. Some believe that these balls can help a person perform pelvic floor or vagina strengthening exercises. Others say that they can improve sexual pleasure. However, there is no scientific evidence to support these claims.
Ben Wa balls can range from the size of a marble to 2 inches in diameter. Some are made from metal, while others are made from lighter materials such as plastic, with metal ball bearings inside to provide the weight.
It may not be safe for people to keep Ben Wa balls inside their vagina. As a result, people who are looking to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles or improve sexual pleasure may benefit from alternative methods.
This article examines the alleged benefits of Ben Wa balls, how people might use them, and the associated risks.

Alleged uses and benefits



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People can use Ben Wa balls when performing Kegel exercises.
Image credit: Weyrsinger428, 2017.

Some people use Ben Wa balls to help them perform Kegel exercises. These exercises can help strengthen a person's vagina and pelvic floor muscles. Doing so may help tighten the vagina, boost sexual satisfaction, and improve incontinence.
At the moment, there has not been very much research into the use of Ben Wa balls or similar devices for strengthening these muscles.
One 2013 review of existing research suggested that using weighted vaginal cones may be as effective as pelvic floor muscle training in the treatment of leaking urine.
However, it is worth noting that the studies the researchers included in this review tended to be small. The authors say that trials involving larger numbers of people might be necessary for the effectiveness of vaginal weights to become fully clear.
Some people also use Ben Wa balls for sexual stimulation of the vagina. Makers of the balls claim that they can improve arousal prior to vaginal sex, but there is no scientific evidence to suggest that this helps.

How people use Ben Wa balls

The makers of Ben Wa balls suggest that using them could help improve the pelvic floor muscle's strength and boost sexual stimulation. However, there is little to no evidence to support that they help in either of these areas.
Due to the potential risks of using Ben Wa balls, people may benefit more from trying Kegel exercises without these weighted balls, or by trying other forms of sexual contact to increase stimulation.
If a person decides to use Ben Wa balls, they should make sure that they have plenty of lubrication to help ease the balls in and out of the vagina and to improve comfort. They should have access to the string, if there is one, so that they can pull the balls out easily.
People should also make sure that both hands and the Ben Wa balls are clean before insertion.
When using Ben Wa balls for the first time, people should try them out for a short period, such as 5 minutes. By doing this, a person can be sure that their body will tolerate their use before trying them for longer amounts of time.

For Kegel exercises

A person should first become comfortable performing Kegel exercises without using Ben Wa balls. This can help prevent sprains or other injuries from overexertion.
Once comfortable with performing Kegel exercises, a person can add Ben Wa balls into their routine. To do this, insert the balls before starting the exercises.
To add Ben Wa balls to an exercise routine:
  • The user should lie on their back, lubricate the balls, and insert them into their vagina.
  • From there, they should squeeze their pelvic floor muscles around the balls.
  • Hold the exercise for about 5 seconds.
  • Release the muscles, rest, and then repeat the squeeze.
People should aim for five squeezes in a set and up to three sets per day.

For partner use



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Ben Wa balls may increase stimulation during partnered sex.

A user can insert the Ben Wa balls a few hours to a few minutes before engaging in sexual activities. Once they are ready for vaginal sex, the user or their partner can remove the Ben Wa balls.

If the user is engaging in anal sex, they can keep the balls inserted in their vagina. Keeping the Ben Wa balls inserted during anal sex pushes the balls against the most sensitive spots in the vagina.
People should not insert the Ben Wa balls into the anus. Instead, anyone who is interested in anal stimulation can look for balls designed specifically for this purpose.
If the user and their partner are comfortable with it, they can keep the Ben Wa balls in the vagina during sex. This may increase stimulation. However, the user's partner should be careful to keep penetration shallow and steady to avoid discomfort.

For solo use

People can also use Ben Wa balls to aid masturbation. To do this, they can move the balls in and out.
However, a more intense way to use them involves simply leaving them in place. When doing so, the balls may stimulate different parts of the vagina while the person moves around. Alternatively, they could increase the pleasure a person feels when exploring their erogenous zones.

After use

To remove the Ben Wa balls, the user should lie down and add more lubrication. Once they have added lubrication, they should pull the balls out.
If the balls do not come out easily, the user could try to add more lubrication and then jump or move around. This movement may help force them out.

Risks

The pelvic floor needs to be able to relax and contract continuously. If a person has Ben Wa balls in their vagina for any length of time, they may prevent this from occurring, which could lead to health problems.
Before someone starts to use Ben Wa balls for exercises, they should consider the following risks:
  • overexertion
  • discomfort or pain from exercise
  • tearing of the vagina
People may want to speak to their doctor before using Ben Wa balls if they have any concerns about these risks.
People should thoroughly clean their Ben Wa balls before and after use. If they do not keep them clean, there is a risk that future use could lead to an infection.
Users should also let their doctor know if they experience any of the following symptoms as a result of using Ben Wa balls:
  • unusual discharge
  • odd odor
  • discomfort or pain

Considerations for selecting Ben Wa balls

The most important consideration when it comes to using Ben Wa balls is the potential health risks. There are safer options available for strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and boosting sexual stimulation.
If a person has decided to try using Ben Wa balls, they should then consider their experience level with similar devices, their comfort level, and what they are going to be using them for.
Typically, it is best to start with larger, lighter balls that have a string attached. These balls are easier to hold in position and remove.
Once a person is comfortable with using these balls, they can vary the sizes and materials the balls are made from. For example, a person may want to switch to smaller, detached balls. Alternatively, they might want to try metallic balls or heavier balls.
Balls made of glass, metal, or medical grade silicone that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have registered or approved are the safest to use. Balls made of cheaper materials carry greater risks to a person's health.
If anyone is unsure about using Ben Wa balls, they may want to talk to their doctor before using them.

Considerations for certain health conditions



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A person's doctor can advise if Ben Wa balls will affect a particular health condition.

A person should talk to their doctor about how Ben Wa balls may affect particular health conditions before starting to use them for exercise.
It is important to discuss Ben Wa balls with a health professional before use if a person:
  • has had gynecological surgery
  • is recovering from childbirth
  • is pregnant
  • has an intrauterine device
  • uses a menstrual cup
  • has an active pelvic infection or pain
Having one of these conditions increases the likelihood of experiencing pain or discomfort from using Ben Wa balls.
If someone uses Ben Wa balls and experiences unusual discomfort, they should stop using them and talk to their doctor.

Summary

The makers of Ben Wa balls suggest that they can improve sexual arousal, helping with partner and solo pleasure. They also suggest that using Ben Wa balls could help add intensity to Kegel exercises. However, no scientific research supports these claims at present.
Ben Wa balls come with several risks. Masturbation, other forms of self-pleasure, and standard Kegel exercises may be better options as a result.
However, if a person does decide to try using Ben Wa balls, they may want to start off with larger, attached balls. All users should make sure that they keep their hands and the balls clean when using to help prevent infection.
It is also best to use Ben Wa balls made of metal, glass, or medical grade silicone that the FDA have registered or approved. Cheap materials can put a person's body at risk, so choose with caution.
If a person experiences any discomfort or pain when using Ben Wa balls, they should stop using them and talk to their doctor about these symptoms.

sources:medicalnewstoday

I feel very insecure about everything from my own labia, my sexuality, and the topic of sex. It fuels my depression and I need to talk it out. Is it okay to tell my therapist, even if I go into detail?

This is a an excellent question, and it’s great that you are asking it! Finding clarity and support with these concerns will hopefully help you feel a lot better and less worried and depressed. It is very common, especially in our society, to feel a sense of shame or embarrassment when thinking or talking about our genitalia and sexuality. The good news is that by asking this question, you are helping to normalize that these are important issues which most people deal with, and so we don’t have to be lonely when it comes to thinking these things through. Everyone has genitals, and sexual behavior is actually a basic need of all humans. Sexual health is a part of our health. It is important to be able to talk to someone who can help you determine your thoughts, beliefs, readiness and comfort with this. Therapists want you to be open and honest about what you are dealing with, even if it is very detailed. It helps them to do their job of helping you better.

A good first step would be to talk to your therapist about how you have been nervous to talk about these things, and see how they respond. If you are feeling more comfortable after that, then proceed with being more open. Talking about these things should be done when you are feeling safe to do so and on your own timeline. If you are still feeling worried, another good option may be to reach out to the Teen Text Line, which is anonymous, by texting 741-741 on any phone. Bottom line is that these things are normal and talking with your therapist about it is 100% OK!

Steroids and Performance-Enhancing Supplements


The pressure to perform in high school and college sports continues to increase as student-athletes compete for scholarships and chase the dream of playing professionally. Unfortunately, some athletes at all levels of competition think that taking a performance-enhancing substance is an easy way to get ahead in sports. These substances can cause serious health problems for the athletes who use them. If you are considering taking any type of performance-enhancing substance, legal or illegal, we encourage you to check out this guide and talk with your health care provider so that you can understand the risks.

What is a “performance-enhancing substance”?

The term “performance-enhancing substance” refers to a variety of substances that athletes think may increase athletic strength.
Examples include:
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Stimulants such as caffeine and amphetamines
  • Diuretics
  • Dietary supplements such as creatine
  • Protein and amino acid supplements

What are anabolic steroids?

The terms steroids, “roids,” or “juice” usually refer to anabolic steroids, which are synthetic (man-made) substances similar to the male sex hormone testosterone. The term “anabolic” refers to muscle growth.
Anabolic steroids typically produce:
  • Increase in muscle mass and physical strength
  • Increase hair growth on the face or chest
  • Changes in the user’s voice
Users typically take a pill form or use a hypodermic needle to inject steroids directly into the blood stream. Although some steroids are used in medicine, anabolic steroids are illegal and are never prescribed to healthy young men or women.

Some common examples of anabolic steroids include:

  • Androstenedione
  • Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (Turinabol)
  • Metandienone (Dianabol)
  • Methyltestosterone (Android)
  • Nandrolone (Durabolin)
  • Oxandrolone (Oxandrin)
  • Oxymetholone (Anadrol)
  • Stanozolol (Winstrol)

What are the health risks from taking anabolic steroids?

There are many negative health risks associated with anabolic steroids, such as:
  • Aggressiveness and increased anger
  • Baldness or hair loss
  • Enlarged breasts in men, loss of breasts in women
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased acne
  • Increased cholesterol levels
  • Increased risk of infections transmitted through blood such as HIV and Hepatitis if injected through a needle
  • Liver problems and tumors
  • Shrinking of the testicles, swelling of the clitoris
  • Facial and body hair growth

What are some of the warning signs that someone is taking anabolic steroids?

Steroids impact the level of hormones in the body, which can cause a wide range of emotions and behaviors that include:
  • Aggressive or violent behavior, aka “roid rage”
  • Mild depression
  • Irrational thinking

Where can I get help to quit taking steroids?

If you or a friend are abusing steroids, talk to an adult you can trust for help – a school counselor, a teacher, a coach, or your health care provider. Although it might be difficult to admit you have a problem, talking with someone is the first step to getting help.

What are stimulants? Are they safe?

Stimulants come in many forms such as:
  • Caffeine
  • Amphetamines (found in some cold medicines and prescriptions medicines to treat ADHD)
  • Illegal drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamines
These substances can cause an increase in:
  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Metabolism (and loss of appetite)
  • Body temperature
  • Physical fatigue
Athletes mistakenly believe these substances will increase alertness or aggressiveness on the field. However, the negative side effects such as decreased concentration, nervousness or not being able to sleep can cause more serious problems for a player’s performance, not to mention some serious health risks.

What are diuretics? Are they safe?

Diuretics change the balance of fluids in the body and are sometimes used by wrestlers who are trying to compete in a lighter weight class.
These substances often lead to:
  • Dehydration (loss of water in the body)
  • Muscle cramps
  • Tiredness

What is creatine? Is it safe?

Creatine is a substance found naturally in the body and is believed to help supply energy to muscles and nerve cells. When taken as a supplement, creatine is believed to increase strength and help muscles recover faster during exercises that use short bursts of energy like sprinting and weight lifting. It also may reduce the amount of lactic acid (the stuff that makes you feel tired) produced during exercise. No research has shown improved performance in endurance sports (like running, swimming or biking)
The safety and effectiveness of creatine has not been tested in teens. Creatine is not recommended for teens or adolescent-aged athletes, even though it can be bought over-the-counter.
High doses can cause:
  • Upset stomach
  • Dehydration
  • Muscle cramps

What are protein and amino acid supplements? Are they safe?

For the majority of individuals, protein needs will be met through a balanced diet. Therefore, protein and amino acid supplements do not offer any added advantage over eating foods that are sources of protein (such as chicken, meat, fish, eggs, nuts, and tofu).
The risk in having protein and amino acid supplements is that they can contain illegal substances such as nandrolone, which might not be written on the ingredients label. Nandrolone is an anabolic steroid that is used in medicine, but is not prescribed to healthy young men or women.

Are all performance-enhancing substances illegal?

  • Many performance-enhancing drugs, such as anabolic steroids, are illegal because of the health risks.
  • Many of these so-called “legal” or “natural” performance-enhancing substances have not been approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the office of our government that carefully researches the safety of products on the market. Taking a substance that has not been approved by the FDA could put your health at risk.
  • Even natural substances can produce negative side effects, especially when taken in high doses. While some dietary supplements are legal, the long-term effects of those substances may not be clear.

Natural treatments and diet for fibroids

Uterine fibroids are common, noncancerous growths that develop in the uterus. Some people use natural treatments and dietary changes to relieve the symptoms associated with fibroids. But do these treatments work?
Not all uterine fibroids cause symptoms, and they do not always need treatment. Fibroids can shrink and disappear, especially after menopause. A person may have fibroids without knowing it.
Doctors can recommend some medical treatments for fibroids, but some people may also try dietary methods and herbal medicines to relieve symptoms. However, there is very little research to say that they are effective.
In this article, we explore the evidence behind natural treatments for fibroids, including herbal remedies, and dietary and lifestyle changes.

What are fibroids?

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A person with fibroids may experience heavy periods.
Fibroids, also called leiomyomas, are noncancerous tumors that sometimes develop in the uterus. They are the most common noncancerous gynecological tumor in premenopausal people. Estimates vary, but according to the Office on Women's Health, fibroids may affect between 20 and 80% of people before age 50.
Around 1 in 3 females with fibroids may experience symptoms that can include:
  • heavy or painful periods
  • abdominal or lower back pain
  • frequent urination
  • constipation
  • dyspareunia, or pain during sex
  • Can natural treatments help with fibroids?

    In many cases, fibroids shrink and disappear without treatment. However, if a person experiences bothersome or severe symptoms, a doctor may recommend treatment, which includes birth control pills or surgery.
    Some medications can shrink fibroids, but they often result in adverse side effects. For this reason, doctors typically only prescribe drugs for short term use or in preparation for surgery.
    However, there have been few studies to date that confirm whether changes in diet or using herbal remedies can help treat fibroids or prevent someone from developing them.
    One 2016 article investigated the possible role of diet and complementary or alternative medicine in treating fibroids. It concluded that although some foods might reduce the risk of developing fibroids, others might increase the risk. It was also unable to confirm whether herbal medicines can help.
    Of the studies that do exist, most cite research from cell cultures or animals. This means that researchers do not know whether the remedies will have the same effects in humans.
  • Scientists must carry out more research on humans before medical professionals can recommend any complementary medicine or other natural remedies for the management or treatment of fibroids.
    However, some experts believe that some lifestyle changes can enhance a person's quality of life and help improve some of the symptoms associated with fibroids, such as painful periods and depression. These changes include eating a healthful diet, getting regular exercise, and using relaxation techniques.
    The following sections look in more detail at some of the natural treatments that may help a person with fibroids.
  • Dietary changes

    The following sections look at dietary changes that might help with fibroids:
  • Meat
  • Some research suggests that people who eat a diet high in red meat and high energy-dense foods, which are foods that contain lots of calories, fat, and sugar, may be more likely to develop fibroids. Replacing red meat (beef, ham, or lamb) with white meat (chicken or turkey) may help.
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    A plant based diet may help reduce symptoms of fibroids.
    In general, replacing red meats with white meats or plant based sources of protein, such as beans, could be a good move for health. According to the American Heart Association, meat contains high levels of saturated and trans fats, which can raise cholesterol and worsen heart disease.          Know more about diet for fibroids here.

    Vitamins

    The results of a study from 2011, which looked at over 22,583 premenopausal females, suggested that people who ate more fruit and more animal-derived vitamin A were less likely to have uterine fibroids. They did not find links with vitamins C or E, folate, or carotenoids.
    Animal sources of vitamin A include dairy products, fish, and meat.
    Foods that contain certain vitamins may protect against fibroids and also increase the healthfulness of a person's diet. These include:
    • oily fish, such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna
    • foods rich in flavonoids, including berries
    • green vegetables, such as broccoli, spinach, and lettuce
    • citrus fruits, such as lemons and limes
    • soya products
    • broad beans
    • If a person is unable to get enough of a particular vitamin through their diet, they can consider taking vitamin supplements.
    • Alcohol and caffeine

      A study from 2004 looked at the link between fibroids and alcohol and caffeine in black females in the United States. The results suggested that fibroids had links with alcohol, particularly beer, but they did not find an association with caffeine.
      When considering these studies, it is important to note that just because there is a link between factors (correlation), it does not mean that one causes the other (causality). For example, if a specific diet has associations with a higher likelihood of fibroids, it does not mean that people who follow that diet will develop fibroids.
  • Herbal remedies

    Small scale research studies have looked at the effects of various herbal remedies for fibroids, such as green tea and Chinese medicine. More research is needed before doctors recommend these treatments. The following sections discuss current research.

    Green tea

    Green tea contains chemicals called flavanols, which are antioxidants. Antioxidants help to reduce cell damage in the body by reducing oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is a significant cause of disease.
    A 2013 study looked at the effects of taking green tea extract (epigallocatechin gallate) on 33 females with one or more fibroids. The participants took either 800 milligrams (mg) of green tea or a placebo for 4 months. The authors report that those who took green tea extract had less severe fibroids symptoms and that their fibroids became smaller.
    Drinking green tea may, therefore, help with fibroids. However, more research is needed before healthcare professionals recommend green tea for fibroids.
  • Resveratrol

    Resveratrol is a chemical that plants produce when they are under environmental stress and infection. Natural foods that contain resveratrol include blueberries, mulberries, raspberries, and grapes.
    Research suggests that resveratrol may stop cell growth and reproduction of uterine fibroid cells. However, these studies looked at the effects of resveratrol on cell cultures. Researchers do not know if eating foods that contain resveratrol will affect fibroids.

    Curcumin

    Curcumin is one of the active ingredients in turmeric. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.
    Some research suggests that curcumin can destroy fibrotic cells or stop them from reproducing. Again, cell cultures form the bases of these studies, and researchers need to look at its effects on humans to know whether it will be useful.
  • Lifestyle changes

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    Regular exercise may improve symptoms.
    Some people may find that lifestyle factors can help improve symptoms associated with fibroids, such as painful or heavy periods and depression. These include:
    • regular exercise
    • breathing exercises
    • eating a healthful diet
    • tai-chi
    • yoga
    Fibroids are more common in people who are overweight or obese, so maintaining a healthful weight can also protect against fibroids. Getting regular exercise and eating a healthful diet are very effective ways to lose weight.
  • Medical treatments

    Not all fibroids require treatment. If they produce symptoms, a doctor may recommend a range of treatments depending on how severe the symptoms are.
    Birth control pills and progesterone-like treatments — such as Depo-Provera injections or intrauterine devices (IUDs) — can help control heavy menstrual bleeding. However, they do not shrink the fibroids.
    Doctors can prescribe drugs that shrink fibroids, called gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists (GnRHa), such as Lupron. However, they can have severe side effects, such as bone loss, so people usually take them for just 6 months. When they stop taking them, the fibroids often grow back.
    A range of surgical options can also help treat fibroids. People can talk to their doctor about the best treatment options for them.
  • Summary

    Uterine fibroids are common noncancerous growths in the uterus. Although they may not be cancerous, they can affect a person's quality of life.
    Doctors can prescribe hormonal therapy and other medications to treat the symptoms of uterine fibroids, though their effectiveness is limited. Surgery is the most effective treatment.
    Although some research suggests that diet and herbal remedies can help with fibroids, many studies in this area not methodologically strong or not carried out in humans. Further research is necessary to confirm these findings, and people should speak with their doctor about any dietary changes they can make to improve their health.
  • sources:medicalnewstoday

What causes breast itchiness without a rash?


Itchy breasts are a common occurrence, but if there is no rash, the cause may be difficult to pinpoint.

Various conditions, including yeast infections, eczema, and psoriasis, often cause itching, but they also produce a rash.
There are several reasons why the breasts may feel itchy without an accompanying rash, however. Although most causes are benign, people should pay attention to their symptoms, as breast itchiness can also be an early sign of a rare form of inflammatory breast cancer.
In this article, we provide more information on the possible causes of itchy breasts with no rash.

1. Dry skin

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A person may experience breast itchiness because of dry skin.
Dry skin on the breasts can cause itchiness and irritation. The skin typically appears flaky or scaly when it is dry.
Some people have naturally dry skin, but other possible causes include:
  • the use of harsh skin care products
  • sun exposure
  • sweating
Using moisturizers and sunscreen may help prevent dry skin. Keeping creams in the fridge and applying them to the breasts can help cool the skin and ease itching.

2. Breast growth

Whenever the breasts grow, the skin around them stretches, and this may cause itchiness and discomfort. The breasts may grow due to:
  • puberty
  • pregnancy
  • weight gain
  • hormonal changes, such as those that occur during the menstrual cycle.
  • 3. Heat rash

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    Exercising in hot climates can cause heat rash.
    Heat rash is a common occurrence in hot climates or when a person exercises in high temperatures.
    Contrary to its name, heat rash can sometimes occur without any visual symptoms. However, many people also develop small, pin-like bumps or blisters in addition to the itching.
    Heat rash can affect any part of the body with sweat glands, and it can often appear on, between, or under the breasts. Other names for it include "prickly heat" and "miliaria."
  • 4. Allergens

    Allergic reactions are another common cause of itchiness. Allergic reactions can sometimes cause a rash, but this is not always the case.
    Products that may cause an allergic reaction include:
    • soaps
    • laundry detergents
    • cosmetic products
    • perfume
    • 5. Breast cancer

      In rare cases, itchiness of the breasts can be a symptom of breast cancer.
      The National Breast Cancer Foundation list itchy breasts as a symptom of a rare form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer.
      In addition to experiencing itchiness, people with inflammatory breast cancer may see a rash and feel that the breast is warm and swollen.
      If either the nipple or areolar region is itchy, this could be a symptom of a rare form of breast cancer called Paget's disease of the breast.
    • When to see a doctor

      Dry skin and growing breasts are two of the more common reasons for itchy breasts, and they do not usually require a doctor's examination.
      However, a person should talk to a doctor if they experience the following symptoms:
      • itchiness lasting for more than a week
      • intense itchiness
      • an itchy nipple or areolar area, especially if the area is also flaky
      • tenderness, pain, or swelling alongside the itching
      • the appearance of a rash on, between, or under the breasts
      • itchiness that does not go away with home remedies
      • Treatments and prevention

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        Using sunscreen may help prevent dry skin.
        People can often treat and prevent breast itchiness at home.
        For example, if dry skin is the cause of the itchiness, a person can try:
        • using sunscreen
        • using moisturizers that are not oil based
        • staying hydrated
        • keeping the breasts clean and dry
        • using only nonscented products, including creams and detergents
        If an allergic reaction causes the itchiness, a person can try to identify the source of the irritation and avoid exposure to it.
      • Other treatments for itchy breasts may include ointments such as pramoxine, which numbs the skin, or hydrocortisone, which reduces itchiness and swelling.
        Antihistamines are another possible treatment option. Some examples include:
        • diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
        • cetirizine (Zyrtec)
        • loratadine (Claritin)
        • fexofenadine (Allegra)
        Antihistamines can help suppress the immune system's response to the allergen. People can take these orally or use them in the form of a cream or ointment.
      • Summary

        Breast itchiness without a rash has many possible causes, including dry skin or growing breasts due to puberty, weight gain, or pregnancy.
        In some cases, allergic reactions or other underlying conditions may be responsible for the itchiness.
        In very rare cases, itchiness of the breast, nipple, or areolar region can be a sign of some types of breast cancer.
        People should speak to a doctor if the itchiness is intense, does not respond to treatment, lasts for a long time, or occurs alongside other symptoms.
    • sources:medicalnewstoday