So I am still BFing my 15-month-old but only at night. If you've read my other thread (lol) you know he HAS to nurse alllll night long. A few days ago I noticed when he latches it HURTS! Something that hasn't happened since he was a newborn.
I thought it was just his teeth until I looked today and saw my right nipple (the one that hurts) is all inflamed, pink and raw looking. My other one is fine. My first thought was maybe it was an infection. Then I thought thrush, because DS just got over a double ear infection and has been on antibiotics for 10 days, plus DS's rear end looks "splotchy", not a full-on rash but like the beginnings of something. I don't see anything in his mouth though.
I started Googling this morning and freaked myself out by reading about something called Pagets that is a rare form of breast cancer on the nipple. I have OCD and haven't had an attack like this is a while but I scared myself so bad I got diarrhea. I know logically it is unlikely but I always think worst case scenerio.
I went to the ER this morning and dragged my poor little guy so they could use him to dx me (check his diaper area, mouth etc). The doc barely looked in his mouth (didn't use a tongue depressor or anything) and refused to look at his diaper area to see if it was thrush. In fact she said if it is thrush it "would be in the mouth, not his behind"...?? I showed her my nipple and she said it could be the beginnings of a candida infection and wrote me a rx for nystatin. I asked her if it could be anything worse and she said well if it doesn't go away I might need antibiotics. Thanks doc
What do you think? Can I get thrush when he's only nursing at night and is a toddler?? I am worrying myself sick here that it could be something else. My gut says it's thrush but my mind keeps saying "but what IF, what IF!!!!"
Edited by JFTB1177 - 5/29/12 at 4:56am