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|If the blocked duct is associated with a small blister on the end of the nipple, you can open it with a sterile needle. Flame a sewing needle or a pin, let it cool off, and puncture the blister. No need to dig around. Just pop the top or side of the blister. Sometimes you can squeeze out a little toothpaste like material from the duct and the duct will immediately unblock. Or, put the baby to the breast and he may unblock it for you. Opening the blister has the added benefit of decreasing nipple pain, even if the blocked duct does not immediately resolve. Come to the clinic if you cannot do it yourself.|
Originally Posted by hlkm2e
: I have a white blister on my nipple, it is a bleb? I've been working at it for days, warm compresses, olive oil, nursing positions, lecithin supplements, nothing is working. I think the skin is grown back over it. It is killing me, seriously I'm not sure how much longer I can do this. Is it bad to pop it to drain. Will it help it heal? Any advice would be great.
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