Pfffff, this is really worrying me.
I've had some very tender nippels lately. Went to see an IBCLC, too. She was pretty sure it was NOT thrush. My nippels are very, very dry and flaky, but not itchy. She gave me a combo-cream (antibiotic + crotisone... she's a pediatrician as well, so she can give prescription stuff).
It was much better, but the skin on my nippels never really recovered. It is very thin, pink and so dry it cracks and comes off.
I have 2 cracks in my left nipple and one crack starting on the right.
My nursling is 22 1/2 months old and has a very good nursing technique I'd say. It never hurt during a feed, either. But afterwards.....!
The cracking really started 2 months ago, when I started menstuating again. Could this have something to do with it?
I'm pretty sure NOT to be pg.
Now I've been reading and came across Paget's disease. And now I'm really scared.
I see the IBCLC again on wednesday... What on earth could it be???