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Old Dec 12th, 2014, 17:23 PM   1
embeth
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Exzema/rash on breast...???


Hi all,

I tend to suffer from health anxiety and get v stressed about things. There always seems to be something
Anyway in august I started to get a little pimple like rash on the side of my boob, I am still feeding my now 15 month old so thought nothing of it. It would be a bit itchy and a little bit of hydrocortisone and it would be gone. However since then it just keeps returning and flaring up and looks like bumpy red rash in blobs on the inside of my left boob. After seeing a couple of doctors who just said irritation I saw the skin specialist at my surgery who said exzema and carry on with the steroid cream. I have been using it for ages which i know is not recommend, tried cutting it right down a few weeks back and after a week it flared up again which is wheb she said up the dose and carry on! It's now gone again but I need to wean off this cream but know it will be back and stress me out:/ I can't help but worry it's some kind if breast cancer and panic all google says is scary things plus it's only one boob affected. The gp was adamant it's exzema and creams wouldn't touch anything sinister. Anyone any experience? I had a normal breast ultrasound a year ago and have no lumps etc. so fed up of worrying about this !!



 
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Old Dec 18th, 2014, 13:25 PM   2
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Sorry hun. Not the stress you need! I do have eczema and it flared up (out of the blue) several years back- and it's been a battle since. Lucky- I found a non-steroid cream that really helps (link below)- but it's about trying different things and what works for you. If it helps ease your mind- mine was on my face- across my forehead and down ONE side of my face. Never the other. Obviously a different area- but being on one side isn't that uncommon. BUT- if you have concerns, it certainly cannot hurt to get a 2nd opinion to ease your mind

This works great for me- I've tried oils, creams, lotions (you name it)- but with this, I use a little every morning/night and then only the steroid cream as needed (maybe every several months or so?)- and I've not even used the cream in months and still been Ok. It just took me getting it under control before it was easy to contain. Best of luck!!!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

And Emu Oil helped too (that was the only oil that helped)- but I just preferred the cream.



 
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Old Dec 18th, 2014, 13:26 PM   3
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BTW - the rash on my face sounds just like what you have. Tiny red bumps- and would itch... and I think stress would bring them out more!



 
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Old Dec 19th, 2014, 17:55 PM   4
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Thank you.. I will look into getting some of that. It's driving me crazy wish it would go away. Again after a week if cutting down on the steroid cream little blotches have started to return.. Nightmare!!
Thanks tho hopefully it ll settle eventually xx



 
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Old Dec 21st, 2014, 20:56 PM   5
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I have the same thing- other side though. I tend to get eczema on areas that are exposed to pressure or are irritated frequently. Currently my knees from kneeling, one ankle from sitting cross-legged (the one that touches the ground), and the breast one- from a toddler who likes to pinch while she feeds. Mine is not very bad so I haven't treated it apart from rubbing a little lavender essential oil on when it itches.



 
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Old Dec 22nd, 2014, 09:07 AM   6
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Thanks for the reply. I'm hoping it will settle when I stop feeding which I plan to do soon. It's not dry at all just red blemishes, bumps that if really flare up start to it itch and just make all the skin on my breast feel sensitive until
The flare up goes and it all calms down. Fed up of it!! X



 
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