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Mine, not the babe. My left nipple has some pealy skin on the top and it itches every once in a while. Any idea what this could be?
 

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how long have you been nursing?
 

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Does it hurt? If it does, I may think thrush or eczema. If not, it sounds like it could just be dry. Olive oil is suposed to be good for dry nipples. I've never tried it though, so I'm not speaking from experience. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Well, my dd is 28 months and my son is 3.5 months. So, I've been nursing for a bit over two years but much more frequently (obviously) the last 3 months.<br><br>
I was wondering if it could be thrush but there aren't any other symptoms. It's just pealy and itchy. Neither of the kids has white patches in their mouths. DD does have a rash but thats from pooping in her sleep and not waking. That's it. I started using lansinoh on it yesterday and no difference so far.
 

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If it gets worse with the Lansinoh then it's probably thrush. Lansinoh is a barrier and will help the yeast grow more if it's yeast.<br><br>
In that case, use an anti yeast treatment on it pronto. I just used an OTC cream and it cleared in a few days. Or Grapefruit Seed Extract (Citricidal) is useful if you're not allergic to citrus.
 

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It's not getting worse, at least not yet. Hopefully it's just dry skin from all the nursing going on here and the yucky weather.
 
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