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Breastfeeding And Itchy Nipple
Not pregnant,having nipple discharge on and off for months, white,not watery, no pain, no smell, both breasts, inverted nipple both breasts, normal?
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
Left nipple itching for a month. began with eczema of areola and now nipple enlarged w/ dermatitis appearance. Soreness behind nipple. ?
Breastfeeding and baby and i both have a red, flaky, scaly rash. Baby around mouth-me around mouth, eye, forehead, forearm, and nipple?
MD visit: The rash may be due to a number of conditions, including infections, contact dermatitis or allergic dermatitis. Since you both have a rash, this raises the possibility of an infection that has been transferred to the baby. If you are applying topical lotions or perfumed products this may lead to a contact dermatitis. Your physician will be able to determine the treatment for the underlying cause. ...Read more
Mastitis : It sounds like you may have mastitis, a common infection of the breast. See your doctor to confirm, as mastitis should be treated with antibiotics. It is safe to continue breast feeding your baby during treatment, but if you do not want to feed the baby the milk from the infected breast, "pump and dump" - get the milk out with a breast pump regularly, then throw it away. ...Read more
Itchy breast in right breast, occasional nipple discharge yellow lump and pain and an itchy bump under right armpit helllllp?
Infection: what you describe may be an infection or some other pathology see your gyn or pmd for further follow up and treatment. ...Read more
Im breast feeding and have sore nipples so i started to use nipple shields i now have really itchy nipples and spots around my breasts on my body?/?
Infection: Sounds like an infection. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
I am still nursing my 22 month old, and I noticed minor dry flaky skin in crease of areola and side of nipple, not on the nipple itself, no itchiness.
Dryness: I would try a little moisturiser and that should help ...Read more
Hi, 20 year old female, yellow crusty discharge from one nipple, its also itchy and the nipple is dry and cracked. ?
Areolar rash: Studies show eczema can occur in this area, however the yellow crusty discharge gives me concern for impetiginization of likely eczema/atopic dermatitis in your nipple area. Please see MD. Likely treatment will be a steroid cream and topical antibiotic. If there is nipple inversion, mass or lump underneath the discharge you may need to rule out other conditions with a Dermatologist. ...Read more
Nipple discharge: The next step is to see your obgyn at your prenatal visit and ask them to do an examination. They can examine the breast, nipple and surrounding skin to see what might be going on. Orange liquid sounds like there might be some blood tinged secretions but an exam will be needed to confirm. ...Read more
See a doc: Before menopause there are 2 main reasons for sore nipples/breasts: post ovulation and pregnancy. If menopausal then fluctuating hormone syndrome (climacteric syndrome) can cause sore nipples. Lastly, sore nipples can be a warning sign for breast cancer. In a condition known as paget’s disease of the nipple, the nipple becomes irritated with redenning, pain and sometimes itching. See your doc. ...Read more
Dark patch of skin with dry, peeling borders under right breast, no itch, no redness, left breast clear. Could it be winter dryness on right breast?
Left breast extremely sore and swollen, nipple swollen, gland in breast swollen, breast is hot, skin on breast is stripping, fever. Breast infection?
Sounds suspicious: It sounds suspicious for an infection, you need to see your MD and might need antibiotics. ...Read more
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