2 months ago my right nipple became very itchy. It feels like the itch is deep inside and scratching provides no relief. I also have some sores on my areola looks like psoriasis, but they do not itch.
I tried to use a numbing (orajel type) cream to stop the itch, it did not help. I tried treatment at home before seeing the dr.
Week 1 – Canesten topical treatment – no change
Week 2 – Corticosteroid cream – no change
Week 3 – Antibiotic cream – no change, breast now larger then 3 weeks ago
Week 4 – Dr.’s appt with locum, they suspected fungal infection, did skin scraping and gave me Loprox topical treatment.
Week 5 – no change
Week 6 – no change – Started Doxycycline for other reason
Week 7 – no change – Diflucan pill
Week 8 – no change, fungal scrapings back, nothing growing.
Week 9 – appt with regular dr. They feel topical treatments will not help. Dr, unsure of what is going on. Thought maybe Inflammatory BC but breast is not red or inflamed. Referral to general surgeon who deals with breast cancer.
How can I stop the insane itchy….? Is this something I should worry about? What questions I should be asking when I see the surgeon?
I'm curious if you have an update to if you still have itching. This looks like the same treatments I've been through and am still itching like crazy. I'm am scheduled to have a nipple biopsy and wanted to see if there was anything else dermatologically that I could do before then.....
I think you are doing the right thing be consulting a Surgeon. As far as what to ask .... just be sure you have records of all your previous treatment for him/her to review. I suppose IBC could be a possibility even though the symptoms aren't typical. Wishing you a solution very soon ... you must be miserable !!
Have you tried benadryl for the itch, I know it can make you drowsy, but perhaps try taking it at bedtime, or tylenol pm, which has benadryl in it, maybe that will help until you see the doc. I don't think the redness in IBC shows up right away so definately have a specialist and push for a biopsy.
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