Sores And Itching In The Areola?
I want to ask, my aerola part was accidentally bitten by my baby while breastfeeding so that it became sore and sore when exposed to water or rubbed on my bra, at first I thought after the pain might heal itself but then after a while from there my aerola part became itchy in the wound and a little runny, over time the wound becomes thickened hard and peeling. Initially only the right was itchy but now the left aerola is itchy even though it is not as severe as the right yf. What solution should I do?
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Wound is a condition of the opening of the skin / mucosa as the body's initial defense against the risk of contamination from microorganisms from the outside. Sores cause skin tears that trigger inflammation in the affected area. Inflammation that occurs can cause pain, itching, burning; redness or until swelling in the wound area. When open wounds do not get good treatment, the process of inflammation and wound healing will take longer, which can eventually lead to infection and formation of pus, both in small amounts or possibly until an abscess.
Thus, wound care by keeping the wound clean, providing antiseptic to the wound, fibers close the wound to avoid external contamination is expected to help optimal recovery, which is about 4-7 days for scratches.
In connection with your question, any injury to the breast areola due to bites, can cause inflammation and complaints of pain or itching in the area. So, it is better, since the wound appeared on the areola, then wound care should be done as described above.
At the time of going to breastfeed, antiseptic material applied to the wound can be cleaned so that it does not interfere with your baby while breastfeeding.
However, because your complaints are increasing or the left areola is also starting to bother you, you should immediately consult your family doctor or your dermatologist for interviews, direct physical examination, and wound care related to the examination results obtained. Thus, the doctor can give direction to your areola wound care and not interfere with your child's breastfeeding.
For now, close your wound, so it doesn't rub against you and doesn't cause contamination from outside microorganisms. If the wound comes in contact with water, immediately dry it and give it an antiseptic.
Thus the info we can convey.