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Ductogram: There may not be any way to tell if a nipple duct is clogged unless one does a ductogram. This involves injecting dye into a duct using a fine catheter which is quite involved and tedious. Why do you need to know? If you worry about breastfeeding, you have several dozen ducts which can provide milk. ...Read more
I had an abscess from a clogged milk duct. I had to get it lanced. Now there is no lump, but pain where it was. What should I do? Can scar tissue hurt
Possible scar pain: Yes, sometime healing tissue can cause soreness in the area but anyway you should watch also for recurrent infection. If it is too tender, red, swollen or with pus needs evaluation and most likely treatment with another antibiotic. If it looks clean and pain is mild most of the time eventually gets better. ...Read more
Slow flow: Although clogged milk ducts can occur anytime during breast feeding, it is more common whenever the flow of the milk slows down and the milk is not emptying as regularly. This happens more frequently during weaning. It may help to warm pack the area that is clogged, and massage of that area can also be very beneficial, albeit sometimes initially painful. As supply drops, it will be less of a prob. ...Read more
Depends: Depends in whom you want to treat it and what caused it. In babies, gentle pressure and rubbing may help, although, if small and not infected, it usually resolves on its own. In adults, pretty much the same. May apply a warm washcloth. If infection is present, you will need to treat that. In some cases, surgical approach is recurred to when the conservative ones fail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Mastitis occurs most often when a bacteria grows in stagnant milk, but that's not the only way you can get mastitis. Cracked or bleeding skin in and around the nipple can allow bacteria to enter and cause the same infection. Clogged milk ducts also don't necessarily always lead to mastitis, and the pain may be similar. Check with your provider to insure the right diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Watery eyes . . .: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/blocked-tear-duct/basics/definition/con-20033765 & http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/tc/blocked-tear-ducts-topic-overview. Sometimes tear ducts can become inflamed leading to discomfort & swelling. But since tears drain into duct, blocked/clogged ducts lead to watery eyes. ...Read more
Keep feeding: A blocked duct usually happens because of inadequate transfer of milk from the breast to the baby. That means the baby needs to feed well and frequently on that side. Massage while nursing can help. Sometimes, ultrasound can be used to break up a stubborn blocked duct. Then, try to figure out what may have caused the blockage and try to avoid that, as blocked ducts tend to recur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below:: It's a sore, tender lump or knotty area in the breast. It occurs when a milk duct is not draining well, and inflammation builds up. The area may be warm to the touch and red, and if it is located in a duct close to the surface of the skin, you may be able to feel it distinctly with your fingers. A plugged duct is not accompanied by fever. Usually occurs in 1 breast at a time. ...Read more
Yes, it is.: For this problem, continue breast feeding, massage (outward to inward) before feeding & apply a warm compress to affected breast. Such symptoms can be associated w/ infectionl, so if the symptoms don't improve or worsen, you should see your physician (primary or OB). Here's a link for more info: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/breastfeeding/Pages/Clogged-Milk-Ducts.aspx ...Read more
Stop breast feeding: We refer to weaning babies from breast feeding is for the mom, not for the baby. The production of beast milk responds to the demand. By slowly decreasing the demand by weaning , the milk production will decrease in turn. For clogged ducts, try warm compress. You should be able to wean off in a week, the most by two weeks. ...Read more
What to due to relieve my 6month olds chapped face due to the tears running out the side from a clogged tear duct?
Sometimes probing: Most children outgrow blockage of tear duct by 1 year of age.Blocked tear ducts occur in about 6 out of 100 newborns. Sometimes massaging tear duct helps to open it.Usually, the first symptom of a blocked tear duct is excessive tearing, ranging from a wet appearance of the eye to tears running down the cheek.If the duct remains blocked after the baby is 6 months to about 1 year old, a probing proc. ...Read more
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