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So scared as have rash around my nipple:(

(16 Posts)
Blossomhill Wed 02-Feb-05 20:30:15

Have had a rash around my left nipple that keeps flaring up and going. It is also underneath my armpit as well.
Should I be worried??? I must admit I do feel quite scared but it does look like ezcema.

pinkdiamond Wed 02-Feb-05 20:46:35

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misdee Wed 02-Feb-05 20:48:38

does it itch?

Blossomhill Wed 02-Feb-05 20:49:21

I totally forgot to mention it when I went to my gp today.
Everytime I google it it comes up with Pagets disease

Blossomhill Wed 02-Feb-05 20:49:36

Misdee - yes it does

misdee Wed 02-Feb-05 20:50:04

have you changed soap powder/fabric conditioner/soap or anything lately?

misdee Wed 02-Feb-05 20:50:51

is it scaley, dry or spotty/lumpy?

Blossomhill Wed 02-Feb-05 21:00:31

misdee - it's scaly and dry. Although quite inflammed after my bath tonight.
To be honest I always change soap, deodrant, washing stuff as I tend to buy things on offer.
I just feel in a total panic.
I am wondering if it could be linked to the fact that I have re-occurent bouts of thrush and had one only recently.

misdee Wed 02-Feb-05 21:02:57

have you got an basic moisteriser handy? try keeping highly purfumes soap away from the area for a few days, and just moisterise it several times a day (are you breastfeeding at all? trying to remember who has babies, mind is mush atm, if you are then dont put anything too close to the nipple), and if it stays inflammed or starts weeping, or you are really really worried then see the gp.

sounds like eczema to me tho

Blossomhill Wed 02-Feb-05 21:05:36

Thanks misdee . I think you are right but I always think of the worst case scenario

misdee Wed 02-Feb-05 21:06:42

you've been pretty run down lately havent you, with your dd and all that. that could account for the thrush and possible eczema. can you get any extra help at all?

Blossomhill Wed 02-Feb-05 21:12:25

That's true misdee
Well I don't need help with dd it's just the accepting it all, especially as we don't have a firm dx. I know you can also get skin rashes with the ad's I am taking so maybe they are causing it?

Merlot Thu 03-Feb-05 12:08:31

Why dont you get it checked out with your GP BH?

It does sound like its nothing sinister, but best to get it checked and have that extra peace of mind?

WigWamBam Thu 03-Feb-05 12:32:32

It could be linked to the thrush, blossomhill; I frequently get thrush under my armpits, particularly when I'm run down. Do you have any canesten 1% cream you could put on it until you can get to see your GP? It won't do any harm if it's not thrush, and it might soothe the soreness.

Prufrock Thu 03-Feb-05 22:24:12

Could definately be thrush. I am bf and have it on nipples and lip atm. Bloody thing isn't really painful but won't go away fully - as soon as I think it's gone it flares up again. There are pictures here

Blossomhill Mon 07-Feb-05 10:08:06

Seems to be on my other nipple now and I am just feeling itcy all over my skin. Dh is complaining of itching too do, do you think it could be Dove soap as we have never used it before???

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