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I have developed a white spot on my nipple which

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Posted on Sat, 9 Feb 2019
Question: I have developed a white spot on my nipple which I googled and found it to be milk blister. it's become very painful. what can I do to treat it?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Oral and topical antibiotic

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service..I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Perhaps it has got infected that's why it has become painful. I suggest you to use a topical antibiotic ointment e.g either Neosporin ointment or Mupirocin 2% ointment( T-Bact ointment), twice daily for a few days. If that alone doesn't help you may also require to take an oral antibiotic e.g either Amoxicillin or Cephalexin for 5-7 days.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
Will the milk blister go away with the ointment?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Milk blister

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Yes, it should resolve with 2% Mupirocin Ointment (T-Bact Ointment). Use the ointment after you feed the baby and wipe it off before feeding next time.

take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (2 hours later)
Will applying nipcare ointment help?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (52 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Regarding milk blister

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Nipcare can be used for cracked nipples but not for a milk blister. It is not an antibiotic.

take care
Let me know if you need any more assistance.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Brief Answer: Oral and topical antibiotic Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service..I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Perhaps it has got infected that's why it has become painful. I suggest you to use a topical antibiotic ointment e.g either Neosporin ointment or Mupirocin 2% ointment( T-Bact ointment), twice daily for a few days. If that alone doesn't help you may also require to take an oral antibiotic e.g either Amoxicillin or Cephalexin for 5-7 days. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance.