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Old 05-13-2008, 09:15 PM   #6
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Re: Eczema on the nips?

I had eczema on my right breast when nursing my oldest DD. It was dry and flaky - and under the flakes, it was red.

I used Ed's Herbal Salve and Polysporin - off and on. Honestly, it didn't go away until several months after I was done nursing.

A few suggestions - 1 to 10: vinegar to water solution, dab it on each breast after each feeding and let air dry. Use the thrush salve you have after the vinegar dries. I was very prone to thrush/yeast when eczema was present on my breast.

Sometimes I just let the girls hang out and dry after nursing

Don't use soap on nips when showering, if you need to - use a baby soap product

hope that helps
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