Other causes of sore nipples include the skin conditions; eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis . Contact your health professional for diagnosis and medication compatible with breastfeeding. In Managing Common Breastfeeding Problems in the Community , BMJ, 2014, Dr Lisa Amir explains that a mother may be predisposed to these skin conditions or they might appear following use of certain topical creams or even using a breast pump. Symptoms typically include pain and itching with reddening of the skin and may include flaking or crusting. Amir’s treatment plan for eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis includes:
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