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I have an old round dark scar from infant biting during nursing on my nipple, is over a year old noticed tonight it is larger, should i be worried?

I have an old round dark scar from infant biting during nursing on my nipple, is over a year old noticed tonight it is larger, should i be worried?

No: The scar may be "maturing" or demonstrating an increase in the amount of fibrous tissue. If the area continues to become larger or painful see a healthcare professional. ...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


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How would you prevent an outbreak of c diff in nursing home?

How would you prevent an outbreak of c diff in nursing home?

C diff: C difficile is an infection that has increased in frequency in the past two decades. Prevention is on many fronts including resisting using too many antibiotics, isolation of patients that have the illness, and freqent hand washing. Note that hand-washing and not simple alcohol on the hands is the only thing that kills thebactera. ...Read more

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I'm nursing and I notice that I have little ball feeling things near both nipples. There are a few near each nipple. Can this be normal? Papillomas?

I'm nursing and I notice that I have little ball feeling things near both nipples. There are a few near each nipple. Can this be normal? Papillomas?

Clogged milk ducts: Most likely, these are intermittently clogged milk ducts. They are nothing to worry about and usually go away on their own. If you do get any redness or inflammation, you should see your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Not pregnant and not a nursing. I squeezed my nipples fluid came out. My I know the cause please?

Breast fluid: if the breast fluid was clear, just a drop when squeezed, and no other drainage, then that can occur normally with breast stimulation & manipulation. If the fluid was bloody or copious, see a MD and undergo testing(prolactin), examination, and if needed mammography. Prolactin is a hormone that can produce inappropriate breast secretions and can be treated by Rx. ...Read more

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How do I help prevent the spread of diarreah and throwing up in a nursing home?

How do I help prevent the spread of diarreah and throwing up in a nursing home?

Good hygiene: Good hygiene is key, for both nurses/staff and the nursing home residents. Always wash your hands thoroughly after caring for a resident, and make sure the residents wash their hands frequently as well, especially after throwing up or going to the bathroom. Sanitize tables, furniture, and other surfaces frequently. Finally, limit contact of sick residents with healthy residents. ...Read more

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Swollen nipple, 2 pink spots, 2 scabs on base of nipple, swollen under armpit. Nitetime nursing (20 minutes) also swam in Gulf coast last week?

Swollen nipple, 2 pink spots, 2 scabs on base of nipple, swollen under armpit. Nitetime nursing (20 minutes) also swam in Gulf coast last week?

Unclear: swollen nipple, pink spots,scabs,swollen axilla can be 1-infection of the skin around the nipple 2-injuries from nursing 3-accessory breast tissue under the arm using a breast shield and moisturizing your skin may help, but if tenderness or redness in the skin develops and or tenderness under the arm or fever, then you need to see your doc and possibly go on antibiotics ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more