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Dry skin on nipples/aerolas?

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Anniej
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Re: Dry skin on nipples/aerolas?

Yes, you've discovered that Google leads to all kinds of sinister things! Just come on here if you want information and advice. Moisturising is the way to go. Try Aveeno or E45 cream. Both were recommended by my hospital. My BC nurse said to use coconut oil, which I've bought. It is good, but the smell is quite strong. X

glitterykat
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Re: Dry skin on nipples/aerolas?

Hm, did the dreaded thing of Googling and found out itchiness and flakes could be symtoms of Paget's disease 😕

 

but i get mild itchiness and flakes for both boobs so I don't know. I've read some people use coconut oil but would this react with the nipple in some way? It's the mild itchiness that is annoying but I'm trying to stay more hydrated hopefully this will lessen the dryness 

 

😕

glitterykat
Member

Re: Dry skin on nipples/aerolas?

Hi Jane, thanks for your reply. I'm not terribly worried, it's just irritating and a bit puzzling when I find small flakes almost like dandruff, in my bra. I do get dandruff in my hair, for what it's worth.

 

Is aqueous cream ok to use? Doesn't it react with you in any way? I just don't want to put anything on them that may irritate them in any way. I don't wash my bra in detergent either. Thanks again x

jane888
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Re: Dry skin on nipples/aerolas?

Hi, I've had really dry and flakey nipples since rads. I am using aquius moisturizer 3 times a day and it helps. Over the years i've hair hairs grow here and there but since rads all hair has gone. If you'd worried (obviously you are or you wouldn't be here posting Smiley Happy) get it checkout out by GP. Could be eczema or maybe even thrush.

glitterykat
Member

Dry skin on nipples/aerolas?

Does anyone know if dry nipples or surrounding areas is normal and how to get rid of it? I sometimes suffer from seborrheic dermatitis/dandruff but sometimes when I take my bra off I see small white thin flakes (really small, like sand or grain) in my bra (both cups).

 

They're sometimes itchy. It's worth noting I have a few hairs around the area, could this be dermatitis/eczema?

 

Any advice would be good, thanks. 

 

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