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Do Scars On My Nipples Prevent Nursing
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
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I'm a nursing mom who had mastitis twice. I have a painful bump above my nipple, not mastitis. Feels hard and flat like a M & M mini.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been nursing my son for 2 yrs. The last yr, he has only nursed from left breast. Now my nipples and areolas are diff shape and size. Is it a prob
Nipples: Nipples are of different sizes because-of disuse of right breast. ...Read more
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