My baby is 10mths old. Has anyone ever dealt with a tear in the skin on your areaola. Oh my god it hurts! when baby latches on. I saw a doctor and suggested to him I try the All Purpose Nipple Ointment everyone on here talks about. It was a military doctor, he said he was unable to dispense it exactly because the betamethasone was not on his list of approved SAFE medications for breastfeeding mothers. He substituted the Betamethasone for Hydrocortisone cream and instead of the Miconazole gave me nystatin cream. Told me to try this mixed with the Mupirocin. Well I've been using it for almost a week now, the redness I had in that area has improved but the tear has not. I have even tried putting aquafor on as well. Every time baby latches on the tear opens back up. Also I'd like to add I recently got a cold and went back in to see the doc and he gave me Mucinex-D. Well a day later I noticed what looked like an allergic reaction in my baby. A well spread faint rash from chest to top of diaper area. I have seen this same rash in my other son when he reacted to amoxicillan. He was on amoxicillan for a week before the reaction flamed up. So... I have stopped taking it all! Only using nystatin and aquafor now. I know my baby isn't allergic to those. I'm going back a week later for a follow up. Any suggestions?? How can I get this healed?? Should I ask to see a dermatologist. What worked for you??