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Post mastitis and huge blisters, how do I heal this patch of dead skin on my nipple? Breastfeeding.

Post mastitis and huge blisters, how do I heal this patch of dead skin on my nipple? Breastfeeding.

Needs evaluation: "blisters" and "dead skin" on a breast after mastitis sounds like a problem. A primary care doctor can evaluate it to see if further treatment is needed, or perhaps the previously inflamed skin is now drying up and will eventually peel away, leaving new skin. The breast can be examined now and then again later, to be sure the breast returns to normal, and there is not another medical problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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Aside from lanolin, how can I treat a small nipple blister that I got from breastfeeding? Is dabbing alcohol safe? It's not a milk bleb.

Aside from lanolin, how can I treat a small nipple blister that I got from breastfeeding? Is dabbing alcohol safe? It's not a milk bleb.

No lanolin: I advised my nursing moms with sore nipples to clean gently with diaper wipe or moist washcloth and air dry after sessions. Then express small amount of your breast milk and massage in. Breast milk has lots of healing properties. Lanolin is an old fashioned advise and can cause the nipples to remain soft and easier to tear during nursing. ...Read more

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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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I am suffering from blisters around the nipple،what is the treatment, ?

I am suffering from blisters around the nipple،what is the treatment, ?

Need more info: Without seeing these and knowing your full history you would be much better off seeing a doctor and showing these to them. ...Read more

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How can I prepare my nipples for breastfeeding?

How can I prepare my nipples for breastfeeding?

Relaxation: Your body is producing the necessary hormones during pregnancy to prepare you for breastfeeding. The most important thing is to relax and not stress about it. Teaching your baby the correct latch, breastfeeding early on (in delivery room if possible!) and breastfeeding frequenty (10-12 times daily) in the first couple of days will best prepare your breasts successful breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Why do nipples itch while breastfeeding?

Why do nipples itch while breastfeeding?

Different things: It could be dermatitis or yeast from staying wet much of the time. You can air dry them between feedings or use nipple shields that keep them from direct contact with wet clothing. You can find those at a breastfeeding supply store. You can put lotrimin (clotrimazole) af cream on them 3 times a day for a week to clear up yeast. You just wipe off any excess before feeding, but don't worry about a small amount. ...Read more

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What would cause my nipple to crack? Not breastfeeding

Depends: Nipple tenderness or skin changes may be caused by: -bacterial or fungal infections -dry skin in the areolar region (the darker area surrounding the nipple) of the breast -injury to or friction over the nipple area -certain diseases such as paget's disease i would go and get checked out by a doctor to find out what is the cause of your nipple cracking. ...Read more

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What are causes of sore nipple not due to breastfeeding?

Chafing or hormones: Chafing due to clothing could cause sore nipples, just as hormonal changes during your menstrual cycle or during pregnancy can cause nipple and breast soreness. ...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


Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more