Every month around about this time (7 days before is due) my nipples become very dry and peal a little. It first started in August but thought nothing of it. I went away to turkey in september and thought if its anything it might be fungal and thought the sea water would sort it out. This wasnt the case. I went to the doctors beginning of October as it mainly affects the right one. This time there was a rash also. They were rather itchy. She told me it was a fungal infection and gave me cannestan. However the skin isnt broken I thought yeah ok. Tried the canestan and its done nothing. She said only to use for 7 days. So today im back there, Does anyone else think it could be hormonal in some way. I finished the pill back in November last year? They now hurt sometimes maybes because of the scratching which I do avoid but sometimes wake up and there soo sore I could cry. I havent changed washing up powder, ate anything different. However I am getting more and more worried. I went and bought a sports bra tooo just to see if it was bra related but this did nothing. I have looked this up on the internet loads but nothing. They often feel bruised do you think this is because of the scratching. I just dont know but I hate going to the doctors with things like this I shy away very easy. Any suggestions. Sorry for this thread.