About a week ago, I noticed some shooting pains deep in my right breast at odd times. I thought nothing of it at the time, but a day or so later I noticed a sore/tender spot as well, sort of on the underside of my boob above where the band lies on my bra. Figured it was a clogged duct and started immediately on poke root, heat, trying to drain that breast as much as possible. Pointed DS's chin right at the tender spot. I did hot showers, hot water beating on the boob, raked a comb over it to try to break up the duct, everything! Heating pad before and after nursing, nursing on all fours so gravity pulls down the milk. Ugh everything.
So far nothing has changed. Not for the better or worse. I can't locate an actual lump in the breast either, it's just achey and tender. No redness. No sign of anything externally, it looks fine.
I came across an old post on the web about ductal thrush -- sharp pains, deep soreness.
My question is how do I know if it's ductal thrush if there are no symptoms of external thrush? Would it be possible to treat naturally? Thoughts? Thanks!