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A 22-year-old female asked:

My 24-year-old sister has a 25-day-old boy baby and she has blocked milk duct breastfeeding. the doctor prescribed choline salicylate and lignocaine hydrochloride gel ( gel for mouth ulcers). may i know the use of this medicine in blocked milk ducts?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Salicylate and caine medications may be used more to reduce pain rather than to open a blocked nipple. Warm compressed and gentle compression of the areola prior to nursing (when breast milk is filling the breast) may allow for opening of the duct.
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