Anyone else? I have always had sebhorric dermatitis (basically psoriasis that is mostly limited to my scalp). It was beautiful during pregnancy - no trouble at all. But postpartum it has been a NIGHTMARE, I'm flaring up like no bodies business (working on going to see my derm). Unfortunately though, at 3 weeks pp i began to get a redness around one nipple - I had just begun pumping to store as well as EBF so I just thought, part of the game, more lanolin.. and it'll go away. It didnt
at 6 week pp check up I asked my GYN she said maybe yeast treated with diflucan (no change) and try dermatology because it could be psoriasis.
Derm isn't taking appointments until MARCH. So I went to my PCP like around 2 months pp. She said MASTITIS (crazy person..) It's not mastitis.. so I refused the z-pack, but did accept a cream (it's for fungal infections and has a low dose steroid in it). I used it for about 5 days and it HELPED.. but the second I stopped using it (felt uncomfortable because of the steroid etc.) the redness came back..
Well it's just been getting worse and worse and now it seems to be starting on the other side too
I'm using nipple shields and I'm so thankful for them because I believe they have saved my breast feeding relationship..
I was just wondering if anyone else on the board is dealing with psoriasis on their nipples because of BFing. And what you have tried, or if you have had any success? I will be seeing Dermatology but not until March and it's just a terribly uncomfortable and embarrassing condition.. (as in I try not to let DH even see).