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Hi doc, I just want to ask if it is safe to use as a treatment (salicylic acid) in treating ringworm on the top of nipple, im in breastfeeding my baby?

Hi doc, I just want to ask if it is safe to use as a treatment (salicylic acid) in treating ringworm on the top of nipple, im in breastfeeding my baby?

Salicyclic acid/baby: The trouble with salycylic acid on a breast with tinea infection is that the aspirin essentially can be ingested by the baby (though small quantities) and this could cause a bit of prolongation in baby's bleeding time....probably not really an issue unless the baby has some type of abnormality in bleeding or clotting mechanisms...check with OB/GYN on wisdome of this methodology. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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


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I am suffering from sore painful nipples. I am not breastfeeding and have no children. I need some help to treat the condition. ?

I am suffering from sore painful nipples. I am not breastfeeding and have no children. I need some help to treat the condition. ?

Any craking of skin: Is there any discharge from the nipples, is the skin dry and fissured as dry and eczematous skin can be painful. Also hormonal changes during different periods of menstrual cycle, fibrocystic disease of breasts - a condition affecting both breasts -a non-malignant condition, high prolatin level (hormone) level and turgid milk secretion near nipple may cause pain. U need to be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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I an breastfeeding and I have tissue damage on my one nipple, it is very painful, what can I do? I am applying cream , should I continue to feed ?

Breast pain: It is very common to get mastitis, a superficial inflammatory condition, and cracks and fissures in the nipple that can get infected, while breast feeding. Local cremes should help, but if the symptoms don't clear, you should call your doctor and explore alternative treatments. You can try pumping and collect the milk if only for the short term until the condition heals. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding my 3 month old and my nipples are getting more sore by the day. Only hurt for first 2 weeks. Possible reasons?

Breastfeeding my 3 month old and my nipples are getting more sore by the day. Only hurt for first 2 weeks. Possible reasons?

Yeast/ thrush: If you successfully made it through the initial discomfort you have likely mastered having the baby latch on correctly. The most common cause of nipple soreness later in breast feeding would be thrush- a yeast issue. Your baby may have white spots in the mouth as well as your nipple being sore. It is easily treated- see you MD. ...Read more

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When i first started breastfeeding, my nipples were peeling and some got on my baby tongue. He is 3 weeks old now. How can I get it off his tongue?

Epithelial cells: Your epithelial (skin) cells will not hurt the baby's tongue. However, make sure that you do not have a developing breast infection which will cause nipples to crack and peel by seeing a md. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding, my baby is six months old and I've noticed that, my right nipple has been very painful for a few days now(a stinging and burning s?

Hold nursing rt side: Till better, sounds like an inflamed nipple, can try OTC antibiotic cream and hydrocortisone cream 1%, warm or cold compresses would help too, if not better in a day or two, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Feel lumps in breasts close to nipples. Not rock hard, but also not squishy. They seem to move a bit. I'm breastfeeding and dr says it's milk ducts?

Feel lumps in breasts close to nipples. Not rock hard, but also not squishy. They seem to move a bit. I'm breastfeeding and dr says it's milk ducts?

Probably!: Lumps and bumps during breastfeeding are very common, and most often a result of clogged ducts. Regular breast feeding, or pumping, with the help of warm compresses are the best ways to help prevent and treat these clogged ducts. However, any lump that doesn't improve in 72 hours, redness, fevers, or intense pain should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more