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#1 of 5 Old 04-18-2003, 02:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My breasts have been itching for about a month and I seem to have a rash. It does not affect my nipples though. Could it still be thrush? Should I try a hydracortizone cream to see if it goes away?:
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Moving to the breastfeeding forum.
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So you mean the skin of your breasts is itchy/rashy, but your nipples are fine? Is the itchy area where the breast pad covers? Are you prone to eczema or psoraisis? Are you sensitive to synthetic materials? Cold you try cotton breast pads and see if you get better?

Is your baby affected? Pulling on and off the breast or anything?
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When I use disposable breast pads my nipples itch so bad that I literally claw them sometimes. It feels kind of like fiberglass rubbing them. Plus, with breast pads my nipples always feel clammy. So, I don't use them.
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I switched to cotton pads (Bravado...I really like them!) and the itching is getting better. It is only on the parts of my breast the the disposable pads were touching, but not my nipples. I have been putting petroleum on them too, and that is helping. If it is an allergy, you'd think that my nipples would be affected too. I'm not convinced that it is not thrush. Baby sometimes pulls off and on the breast, but usually if she needs a burp.
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