Yeast infection in the breast

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After bearing it for about 4 months (and also my Obe's resident telling me there was no such thing as yeast infection in the breast - I changed Obe after that). I ended up on a 4 week course of fluconozole to treat it.... which finally worked... My daughter never showed signs of yeast infection. But she was also treated when i was - but with a shorter course of nystatin meds.. There are also other oral and topical meds.
I was also sent immediately for a mammogram(i am only 34) and am seeing a breast surgeon next week. the mammogram was clear and the cream has helped some however in my research I cannot find anything about yeast infections without breastfeeding. Is it possible to have a yeast infection on the breast without being pregnant or having a baby?
I'm not sure how to explain this but I have had this rash on my breast for 2 months now and it's not going away. It is all around my breast, not just under the breast. I have used the athlete's foot cream that my doctor recommended me and it has not worked. I used for 5 weeks now. The symptoms are still there and I think the rash is actually larger than before. Sometimes my breast is very wet from discharges and sometimes it is dry and flaky. There are also a lot of red dots around the breast.
IF the 3 doses don't work guess we can try a more intensive dosing regime (very expensive though).... and in the meantime I can only hope that the pain reduces. Feels like gravel coming out my **** when she feeds. In addition to shooting pains and burning aching sensations....
I'm not sure how to explain this but I have had this rash on my breast for 2 months now and it's not going away. It is all around my breast, not just under the breast. I have used the athlete's foot cream that my doctor recommended me and it has not worked. I used for 5 weeks now. The symptoms are still there and I think the rash is actually larger than before. Sometimes my breast is very wet from discharges and sometimes it is dry and flaky. There are also a lot of red dots around the breast.
"Inserting yogurt in the vagina, in effect, puts it at the front line of the yeast infection -- yogurt and its good ba cteria are now in the trenches warding off further expansion of yeast colonies. However, yogurt contains lactose (milk sugar), and yeast thrives on sugar. In reality, yogurt may be joining the ranks of the enemy!" So basically not a good idea! Stick to the OTC cream.
Wear cotton bra's, wash bra's (an nursing pads if they are re usable) in very hot water and hang them in the sun to dry as UV rays kill yeast. In fact if you have somewhere private enough expose your breasts and nipples to the sun for 10 minutes every day.
I guess the cortisone is rearing its ugly head so to speak. I have a yeast infection in all the folds of skin....groin, under breast, etc. Does anyone else have this problem? I've read that taking steroids and high glucose can cause this....
and the right nipple still looks crusted sometimes..and other times it doesnt. the obgyn said it was most likely the yeast infection the whole time (candiasis) and since it was untreated for so long it is chronic and its going to take some time for it to properly heal. does this sound normal? should i be concerned? ive never had any discharge, no rash..it is a little warm to the touch sometimes but thats about it...oh and the crusted whiteish looking right nipple.
I am 26, not pregnant and had a yeast infection recently. I took the 3-day Monistat. Im past the 3 days now and still feel a bit itchy. Dont know if this stuff really works or not. But in terms of the bleeding...I have experienced light pink bleeding also. I dont know where or how it is happening. I inserted the capsule as far up as i could, but i dont see how it would cause the bleeding.
Although the creams mentioned by the above posters may be fine, you may need to have a pessary that you insert into the vagina as well as a cream. You can purchase a combi pack from the pharmacy. I am in the UK so the medications where you are may be called different. But the pharmacist can also advise you with regard to which one to have, but these will not be as strong as the doctor prescribes.
I was having chronic infections and I found out that I have a bit of a sensitivity to either spermicide or latex. Yeast infections can happen when the pH balance (acidity vs. base) in your vagina changes the natural bacteria is killed off (antibiotics--had that happen, too, YUCK!!!!!) and then yeast is allowed to grow b/c the balance is all out of wack...less bacteria to keep the yeast from growing. Think thrush in a baby's mouth. Same thing.
tried that for a week as told and the pain still didnt go away. so i went in again they said it sounds like yeast infection of the ducts. i was given fluconazole 100mg take 2 once and 1 for 10days. the pain got even worse in the 1st couple of days. the pain still hasnt gone away. could this not be an yeast infection or do i need to take something even stronger than this. the sharp shooting pain is inside the breast more on the sides of the breast and sometimes under.
Continue application for 2 weeks after the marks disappear. The cause for persistence is that the treatment is often left in between. After the itch and dryness goes, you have to continue applying for at least another 2 weeks for the infection to be completely cured from the lower most layer of the skin. Wash your hands well and dry them properly both before and after the application.
Are there any drug stores where you live? If so, you can buy an over the counter medication for a yeast infection. If you do not have this and still use the medication it will not hurt you. I'm so sorry you're going through this and not getting any answers. If I were you I would go ahead and try to make an appointment. Maybe you just might be able to see a Dr soon.
I forgot to mention that you should watch Sam for signs of yeast infection now that you are on the antibiotic. About 3 days in with mine, CJ started developing yeast on his tush. I nipped it in the bud with some nystatin and it hasn't returne, but those can get out of hand quikly if not caught early!
Which I already know as a personal experience is not breast feeding friendly, except in word. I am actually thinking of writing to the medical director of that hospital about my experiences, don't know if it would do any good ..... So the discomfort continues and the saga goes on. Think baby maybe getting it too now....
I am having the same issues. the first time I had this it was just after I got married and it took me a while but I found out that at that time it was the spermicide. After I stop using those it helped. but now i have it again and have been married 12 years. i am so much pain right now.
Depending on how you feel about trying alternative methods, I've always used Natren's Acidophilus for infants and children, along with a natural mild chlorophyl. Depending on severe the yeast infection is, this method will actually take it away anywhere between 2 to 6 days. I've also used this method during ear infections b/c yeast builds up and can irritate the ear which then produces excessive wax...I hope you and he will find comfort soon.
From what I have learnt, all yeast infections begin in the gut, so to get to the root cause of the problem you need to take a pro-biotic to redress the imbalance. I tried this once and, lo and behold , it WORKED! So while smearing cream on your nether regions may seem logical, it doesn't fix the root of the problem. Fix the gut, and the rest will sort itself out.
can fibromyalgia actually cause lumps in your breast?? please if anyone knows-writeme!!
At some time there was a trauma to the area, a scratch, rough touch, or yeast infection that went haywire. The body’s defenses are jumping on that area because it had an issue with that area already. My vaginal balance was way off.
Or did the doctor just look at the rash and then diagnosed it as yeast infection? Were you given any medications for the infection? Rash in the breast which previously had cancer can be a sign of local recurrence (skin metastases). Maybe that's the reason why your doctor told you to contact your oncologist if the rash didn't resolve in a few days. But if you've developed rashes on other parts of the body, I doubt cancer is the cause of that rash.
Also my left breast is really big, several cup sizes bigger than the right breast. I'm not sure if this problem is to do with the extra breast tissue appearing in other parts of my body but I hope to get that sorted too. But in the mean time I'm enjoying being a mother to my children and keeping my chin up thats the best way to deal with things at the moment until my body is surgically corrected.
i took her to the doc today, and she did in fact have a yeast infection but the white stuff covering her tounge is not thrush, the doctor said it was geography maps....WHAT THE HECK? she said her taste buds were over active but didnt seem concerned, has anyone heard of geography maps on babys tounges?(why would they call it that anyways?
If this is a recurring thing, maybe the rash is signature of the bacteria giving you the chest infection, in which case, you would have to go to the doctor to get it all checked out.
He checked it out and said it was a minor Yeast Infection from the bra. Where the underwire is, it could've held some water there making it moist and causing the problem. He told me to make sure everytime i put a bra on to make sure that its dry. He gave me Nystatin and Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream. Its going away!!!
Hi and thanks for using the forum. The burning in your left breast could be caused by any number of things. If this is a persistent feeling that you have, you should have it checked out by your regular doctor. It could be something like a yeast infection on your breast, a hiatal hernia, or even a cyst. It needs to be looked at if it is still bothering you. Good luck.
So question - could all this be due to systemic yeast infection? What do I do? Fill in Dr says it can't be yeast because my nipples are only red, not cracked and with white curd discharge (though there is curd like particles to be seen in the breast milk that I exress) and refuses to treat! I don't know when my usual Obe is back. At least she knows my history and I think she might be more able to help. I would try to see her if things get worse.
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