Hi thanks jakobsmom, I think it's thrush and something else. I took diflucan and used anti yeast creams and those have definitely helped. The redness, swelling and a lot of the pain have gone, but the instant I stop, it starts back up again. The open cut like parts are pussy and not healing reagardless of what I do, tho not getting worse. There are also several pimple like pussy areas that were getting bigger until I got the diflucan, so I'm not sure if I was bitten at all. The NP at my obgyn office took cultures on wednesday, but they won't come back until Monday. They don't know if it's bacterial, viral or fungal. Peter had a nasty sore throat and perhaps I got what he had. In the mean time I am experimenting with sample creams they had which are somewhat helpful, but so far not completely curing anything.
I am pretty glum. Right now tho poor Peter is getting about 20 seconds of nursing a day on only one side because that is all I can stand. I tried a band aid early on and it really did feel much better, but it was heck getting it off. I was thinking I should try genetian violet, but am not sure where to get that.
I can't understand how I could have gotton something that is so dificult to heal. And the doc office is so laissez faire about this. I had to talk them into giving me samples, they were just going to take the cultures and send me home to fend for myself for the next 5 days. You can call Monday if you want the results they said. They don't know anything about nursing and the creams. I obviously went to the wrong place. I should have gone to my regular doc, who I will call tomorrow. Maybe she will have some ideas.
-Down in the dumps