About nine days ago, DD bit me when nursing due to some teething pain he had going on. It hurt like heck at the time but was fine for three to four days. Then I started noticing pain that got worse over a couple days. By a week after, I was in major pain every time he nursed and EXCRUCIATING pain when I had to pump while working. I noticed a [B]very[B]small lesion right under my nipple. It's right under it where when I pump, the pump was pulling it apart, if that makes any sense? And it even bled a very tiny bit during one pumping session, but not even enough to notice in the milk, just noticed on the pump itself where the sore was. I started wiping my nipples with a vinegar/water mixture or GSE/water mixture (because before I noticed the lesion I was afraid I had thrush). Once I noticed the lesion, I applied some Neosporyn-type ointment four to five times to help it heal more quickly, but I still used the vinegar or GSE, hoping to keep from getting thrush. LOL I had really bad cracked nipples in the beginning and applied Lanolin like CRAZY and ended up with thrush, so, as you can tell, I'm terrified of having it again. There has been no pain -- not labor, not kidney stones, nothing -- like that thrush was on my nipples/ducts!!!!!!
I'm sorry this is getting long! LOL I'm so long-winded, I know!
So, anyway, the lesion appears to be gone, but I'm still having pain on this nipple. It is better, but it's still pretty bad when he nurses! And it's not just during nursing/pumping. If I accidentally touch my breast with my arm just moving about, it hurts pretty bad.
Do you think it could be thrush? Do you think it's something else? I'm just soooo worried it's thrush and I want to get rid of it QUICKLY if it is!!!!! What should I do? I started taking probiotic. I had a prescription for Diflucan and started it (though I realize now I probably should have waited because I know my body can get used to it and it not work, but I freaked out! LOL). I'm starting a new healthier eating diet tomorrow and cutting out most of my sugars/all processed foods, hoping to help that way.
What do you ladies think? Besides the fact that you probably now think I'm insane/crazy! LOL A little OCD, I'd say, but if you've had thrush (especially intraductal thrush), I'm sure you get where I'm coming from!