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Can Baby Get Sick If Breastfeeding And There Is A Skin Infection In Mom
It depends: There are so many skin infections it is hard to make a blanket statement that covers every variation. It would depend on what the infection is from, how bad is it, where exactly on the breast is the infection, is the infection partly treated and no longer contagious because it is partly treated but the mom is not yet fully recovered. Best bet is to get the opinion of a breatfeeding friendly dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin infection is a condition in which a person has a skin problem caused by infection with germs such as yeast, fungi, viruses, bacteria, or parasites. Oral medicines, IV medicines, and/or creams and gels can be used in the treatment of skin infections. Severe, life-threatening infections ...Read more
How likely is it that you have an infection related to breastfeeding if you have breast engorgement and ineffective infant feeding patterns?
Likely: If your breast is painful, red, swollen (besides engorgement) or you are feeling sick or have fever, do not delay - you could have mastitis and this needs prompt attention. Nurse VERY FREQUENTLY, massage breast to try and get the milk flowing, use pump if you have one to relieve engorgement. If those things aren't working , though, seek care today at an urgent care center or ER if you're ill. ...Read more
Toddler at birthday party today coughed on my 2 month old. Thought it was just his asthma but his mom says he now has a fever of 100.8.I'm breastfeeding but terrified that my baby will get sick. What can I do? What if she gets sick?
Depends...: ...On what kind. If you have a vaginal yeast infection, that can be gotten from (or transmitted to) a sexual partner. "jock itch" is a different organism, usually occurs outside of the vagina itself, and to the best of my knowledge, there is no credible evidence that you can catch it from another person. ...Read more
What skin infection can make your finger red, hard, and clear stuff comes out? How can I get rid off it at home?
Difficult to say: without seeing/examining the finger. Is there a hard lump that is draining clear fluid? I would not recommend trying a home remedy without knowing for sure what you are dealing with. It could be a ganglion cyst or a viral vesicle, contact dermatitis, or some other infection, all of which would be treated differently. One safe thing you can do till u see MD, is soak finger in warm/hot saltwater. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Perhaps: Colds and viral respiratory infections are common, but does not mean a nursing mother has to stop nursing. Some mothers use masks during feeding if they are coughing a great deal. Others pump and have other family members bottle feed. In all cases wash your hands! hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Perhaps nothing: Difficult to know what you mean by bacterial skin infections, but if these are boils that some people call spider-bites they may be due to methicillin-resistant staph aureus. You do not necessarily have to do anything "wrong" to get these, but occasionally they can be produced by your coming in direct contact with lesions in another person. ...Read more
I have folliculius or skin infection for 1 year? I take keflex, but it wont kill it completely. works then body must get used to it. Wbc 3.4.anyadvice
WBC more info: Is there a differential? While the WBC is just slightly low, it may not be a problem. Is there a differential? Have you seen a dermatologist? ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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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