Re: Milk Blister
You absolutely should nurse. When you have a blister, a plugged duct often follows because the milk backs up behind the blister. You want to drain the breast frequently to prevent plugs, or their evil sister, mastitis.
- Moist healing- soak the breast in the tub or shower, use a wet washcloth, tuck a cotton ball moistened with olive oil into your bra over the blister, use lanolin ointment
- Use combination 1% hydrocortisone cream and Bacitracin antibiotic ointment on blister to combat inflammation/infection- use pea-sized amount mixed and applied using clean finger
- If frequent nursing and soaking does not result in blister breaking, and you can feel a plugged duct mounting behind the bluster, it may be necessary to break the blister using a sterile needle. Do this yourself- no-one is better equipped than you to know when the needle has penetrated too far, and this includes a doctor or nurse.
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