So, we thought we had gotten rid of the mastitis… but it’s back. So now, my nipples are a flaming/pealing horrible red and now the infection has returned as well. This is like the never ending boobie sickness. The gift that just keeps giving. I’m on my third antibiotic, taking anti-fungal meds, using topical steroids, I’ve given up nursing and sugar. The current theory is that I don’t have a yeast infection, but my psoriasis is flaring up on my nipples, causing breaks in the skin – which leads to bacteria entering my breast and causing the mastitis. The last time I was at the doctor, I removed my sports bra and quarter sized flakes of skin came off with it. Yummy.
It’s been a month now and I’ve been to my OB-GYN probably about 8 times for this issue and to the breast surgeon twice now. This last time I went to the OB-GYN they finally cultured my breast milk so they can figure out whether or not it’s yeast causing my nipples to be so damn crazy. Hopefully we will know more on Friday when I have to go back yet again!
The breast surgeon says that it doesn’t look like cancer (I was worried about IBC), so thank God for that!