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and it's really hard to scratch the inside of my breasts. I've turned my breasts bright pink (temporarily thank goodness) in attempting to scratch away the surface itch.<br><br>
Any btdt solutions?<br><br>
Anyone know if hydrocortisone cream is counter indicated near the nipples? I'm taking a safe-for-breastfeeding antihistamine on occasion because of hayfever that doesn't seem to affect the itchiness of let down.<br><br>
This is a fairly recent development, just in the past couple of months and only really bad in the past couple of weeks.
 

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I am no help but this topic caught my eye because I lightly scratch my breast to induce letdown. No idea why I started doing this but it works... I hope you can find relief!
 

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Are you sure its not thrush?
 

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Nope. Let me Google...<br><br>
Okay, yes, sure it isn't thrush.<br><br>
It's itchy like a bug bite not burning and dd has no symptoms at all. I also am more itchy right before nursing than during nursing and more itchy during nursing than after. Whereas what I'm reading about thrush-related yeast indicates that things are worse during and after feeding.
 

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Hm. Well im not much help then. Mine hurts like my nipple is in a vice and I just take one finger and push in all the way (if that makes sense) and it helps. When my nipple does itch, I twist it to get minimal relief on the inside.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush">:<br>
Yep. Thrush.<br><br>
I'm still not having pain, but just found out that the shiny pinkness I thought was caused by twiddling is a thrush symptom.<br><br>
She's also started getting a white coating on her tongue.<br><br>
I am sooooooo mad that I didn't ask about the redness when it started MONTHS ago. Because it turns out that yeast also causes tooth decay.<br><br>
So busy trying to fight her to get her teeth brushed and she wouldn't even have all the cavities if we'd done GV months ago.<br><br>
Grrrrrrrrr
 
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