how to treat nipple blood blister
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|Wed, 04-15-2009 - 7:36pm|
I am nursing my 16 month old, and appear to have what I think is a blood blister on the right side. I *think* she's dealing with some teeth issues, and I've noticed the latch being a bit more scratchy. When this has happened in the past, it's just been a bit of a scrappy feeling, and waiting it out it went away. But now there appears to be actual damage on the right nipple with a blood blister that is sensitive at all times, so especially so during nursing. However, it does *not* appear to have cracked the skin.
So my question is how best to deal with this? obviously we'll work on really paying attention to the latch (though at this age there's only so much influence I have on her..;) and hopefully whatever's bugging her mouth will come through soon. But in the meantime is there anything I can do for the actual blister? Or do I just suck it up and let time take care of it?
Thank you for any help! (And I checked on kellymom, but the section on blisters just had a broken link to iV.)