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Is my baby's thrush causing my nipples to be sore?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: The germ of thrush can pass back & forth between baby & breast and cause inflamation in the milk ducts and a dermatis on your skin. Often drs use the same Nystatin suspension as a nipple dressing if this is happening to help.Other treatments are available. Check with your provider & discuss the issues.
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Not Likely. : Thrush thrives in a warm moist environment in an immunocpromised patient or a patient on antibiotics. It is generally asymptomatic and not painful. It is generally not contagious. Look for other causes.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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