Hi. I'm new here as well, but your question sounded very familiar. I've had eczema on my right breast on and off for the past two years since my second daughter was born. It most often would happen when she was teething (more acidic saliva, maybe????). It would start with terrible itching, followed by becoming dry and flakey and then it would start to crack and hurt. Mostly, I would just keep it covered with lansinoah and try to minimize her nursing on that side for a couple days. Eventually it passes. If it is excema, wiping it with a wet cloth frequently can dry it out and make it worse. Good luck, and I hope it feels better soon.
Mama to Maggie 6/16/01, Dory 5/26/03, and Tiny Baby due this fall.