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Itchy nipple months after ending radiation

emstein Member Posts: 24

Hi all,

Please forgive me if this is covered in another post. I searched but couldn’t find anything that answered my question.

I finished 21 days of radiation (with a boost) at the end of April. I had some minor burns in the armpit area that have healed. Since finishing treatment my Areola and nipple have started to peel and itch. I have tried different creams and ointments with no relief. The other night my nipple started weeping but it has since stopped.

My rad onc doesn’t know why this is happening and suggested ice and aquafor.

Has anyone on these boards experienced delayed skin issues with your nipple and areola? How long after finishing radiation is it normal to experience nipple peeling and itching?