Lansinoh, thrush, and abrasions

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Lansinoh, thrush, and abrasions
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Fri, 06-13-2003 - 5:43pm
My nipples are so raw, after trying different pumps and flanges and having thrush on top of it all. I've been using Lansinoh to heal them but now I wonder if that is the smartest. I just took my last Diflucan of a 2 week course today and am wondering if any of you who have experience with recurrence can help me figure out how to heal these abrasions as they are very painful. My LC just said lots of lansinoh but....

I no longer have the 'glass shards' feeling in my breast so I think that the infection is out of the ducts for now. Do y'all think that olive oil will help heal the abrasions- not bleeding as of yet- has anyone had this problem? TIA for the help!

Robin and Yuri 14weeks

~~~~~Robin and Yuri 1 year~~~~~

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 06-13-2003 - 6:19pm
Hi Robin,

I know that lansinoh isn't recommended when you have thrush as it acts as a moisture barrier allowing the yeast to thrive. They do recommend olive oil and I can't remember exactly why -but it is supposed to help. Good luck and will email soon.

Margaret and Olivia

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 06-13-2003 - 10:39pm
Hi again Robin,

I also found this link (it refers to bfing but should apply to eping as well) that I think should prove helpful. Let us know how it goes http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/nipplehealing.html

Margaret and Olivia (9mths on the 27th)

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Sat, 06-14-2003 - 12:30am
Margaret, thanks- I think I'll try the saline wash.

Robin and Yuri

~~~~~Robin and Yuri 1 year~~~~~

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Registered: 05-26-2003
Sat, 06-14-2003 - 4:40pm
You need to get these:

http://www.ameda.com/products/accessories.htm

They are hydrogel pads and they healed my cracked bleeding nipple in one day. If you feel like you can't wait for them to be shipped and can't find a place that carries them (try a LC)...I hear there is a similar (though somewhat inferior) product called "soothies" that is carried by some drug stores like CVS, etc.... They are okay for yeast inf.

They are expensive but WORTH it.

HTH

Kristine with Ted 4 weeks

Kristine, mom to

Elizabeth 6y, Ted 4y (speech delay, SID), Ben 2y (GDD, autism)