Is it possible to have thrush and mastitis at the same time?
The reason I ask is because we had thrush and LO and I were both treated...he with nystatin and myself with diflucan. My symptoms were pain and swelling in one breast only. His was a yeast diaper rash. His diaper rash went away, but I still had some pain while nursing still only on one breast. I thought it would just continue to decrease with increased feedings.
However, it didn't go away and when I went to my doctor I asked her to look at my nipple. This nipple is my problem child. It has been an issue since DS birth. It was flat and it has really had to take on a whole new look for breast feeding. Since I have nothing to compare it to i'll just say that it looks very different from my other nipple. My areola even looks different. I have had an open sore that will not heal. OK, back to the story...she took one look at it and said you have mastitis and she put me on an antibiotic for 10 days. I am about at day 5 and I have noticed a change in the way my breast looks (less swollen esp. after nursing) and the pain is decreasing. I feel the most pain when he latches on and then it subsides.
However, now in my other breast which I have never had an issue with I am feeling more of a shooting pain through the whole breast and not localized in the nipple like my other one. DS has a yeast diaper rash again, which I have been treating with nystatin powder and then using a barrier cream. It is going away. I have had some itching down south as well.
I thought that I was finally on the road to recovery and now my other breast wants to get into the action. I feel a little discouraged, but am determined to feed this boy with my own milk!!!
So, back to my question- Is it possible to have both a bacterial and a fungal issue at the same time? Whew, thank you for getting through this post!