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Subject: P.I. & Breastfeeding..??
Author: Kalai
Date: 5/24/2008 10:37 am
Views: 6118
Status: Approved
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Okay, help me, please....

Sunday I came in contact with P.I.,

Sunday evening/Monday morning I begin to break out in spots. I dab Cortizone cream on the spots and cover them with light bandaged & tape to keep them covered. (Does keeping them covered help or make it worse?)

Tuesday I have large puss/liquid filled blisters on my forearm

(Problem; I am breastfeeding my 4 month old and a bottle is not an option.) They are busting and oozing and leaking terribly. Again, I keep the spots covered to prevent contacting my infant

Tuesday I get a shot from the Dr.

Wednesday I keep Cortizone cream, Calagel...etc.

Thursday I feel like death and buy Zanfel and Tecnu. I use the Zanfel where my blisters are worse and the Tecnu where they're not open sores. Feels good for a bit, but they're not drying up like the viewers' comments stated.

It is now Saturday and I have more pussing, burning, itching all while trying to breastfeed my baby. I had more spots turn up on my legs and stomach now..

I ran out of banages so I cut a diaper to fit my forearm and have it held on with gauze around the sores. So far, the diaper is the best solution as they are designed to keep moisture out and let air in.

My questions are:

Will keeping the sores covered (after putting Calagel on them) help it to heal or help it spread, get worse?

Do the sores need air to heal or does air make the itch worse?

Does a hot bath help the sores, or a cold bath?

Does P.I. rash need moisture to heal or to be dry?

I've read several sites and am getting contradicting information and I am desperate to kick this..

P.I. & Breastfeeding..?? (Approved)Kalai5/24/2008 10:37 am
  Re: P.I. & Breastfeeding..?? (Approved)B Parsonsj736y5/24/2008 11:41 am
  Follow up (Approved)Kalai5/26/2008 6:36 am