For months now, my breasts have been itchy around my nipple and on my areola. When this problem first started, my breasts would itch almost whenever, and the skin on my nipples would become dry and flaky (sort of like after a sunburn).
Now my breasts usually itch when I'm in the shower and for a few minutes after I get out. I make sure I moisturize them with something gentle but thick (like Vaseline) after showering so they don't become flaky again... I've suspected my body wash before, but sometimes I'll be itchy regardless (they're still itchy when I use a different body wash/soap bar too). Then I thought it might have been because my boyfriend likes to play with the girls when we have sex but kind of disregarded that theory because my breasts get itchy outside of that.
I used to scratch my breasts so much that bruises would form! I try to take better care of them now, but sometimes they are just SO itchy. There's an area around my right nipple that's slightly darker in color because of how much I scratch it. Ugh!
Does anyone have ANY idea what might be causing this?
[ 05-28-2010, 12:01 AM: Message edited by: be bright ]
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First off, this may be the type of thing where you have to see a doctor.
Did you try using a different body wash/soap for a full week? If not, I'd give that a shot.
Next, I'd suggest changing your detergent. It may be that you're allergic to the stuff your washing your clothes in, and that reaction is just showing up on your breasts.
As a sort of test, if you can get benadryl or cortizone cream at the pharmacy, and either of those help significantly, you'll know that it's an allergy and you'll just have to identify what the allergy is to. If those creams don't make it go away (and I do mean go away. A slight improvement doesn't mean a whole lot), then it's time to see a doctor.
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