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havent posted for a while could do with someinteraction on this. about a year ago i had my nipple pierced ( hurt but ok ) it all healed nicely but about 3 weeks ago i had a small lump appear on my breast by the piercing, it was painful and a bit of goo was coming out of the nipple, anyway the doc gave me antibioics ( 500mg- 4 times a day called fluoxocillin) finished the course but i feel even worse and the pain and the goo is still there, also it has left me feeling sick, bloated and really tired and a major case of thrush that you wouldnt believe :blink: seriously its aggoniseing.dont know what to do at this stage, dont want another dose of useless antibioics and my thrush still has gone so i feel trapped, plus what do i do about my breast? any ideas anyone :unsure: ive heard about an iv thrush medication that they treat cronic patinets with and am thinking of asking for it, has anyone heard of it.

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Have you removed the nipple-ring (don't really know what you call them). Could there be something in the metal bothering you? I would talk to your doctor again.

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havent posted for a while could do with someinteraction on this. about a year ago i had my nipple pierced ( hurt but ok ) it all healed nicely but about 3 weeks ago i had a small lump appear on my breast by the piercing, it was painful and a bit of goo was coming out of the nipple, anyway the doc gave me antibioics ( 500mg- 4 times a day called fluoxocillin) finished the course but i feel even worse and the pain and the goo is still there, also it has left me feeling sick, bloated and really tired and a major case of thrush that you wouldnt believe :blink: seriously its aggoniseing.dont know what to do at this stage, dont want another dose of useless antibioics and my thrush still has gone so i feel trapped, plus what do i do about my breast? any ideas anyone :unsure: ive heard about an iv thrush medication that they treat cronic patinets with and am thinking of asking for it, has anyone heard of it.

Go back to the doctor for a different/stronger treatment. I wouldn't worry about thrush until the basic infection is taken care of...you don't want to let an infection go on...it could cause serious damage to the tissue, and could lead to a systemic infection.

Michelle

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maybe the antibiotics you took weren't gluten free? i have had a few friends who got their nipples peirced and oh gosh did they say it hurt. it definitely sounds infected as you already know. i have had a few piercings in my day and the best thing for me was to soak it in a 3:1 ratio of sea salt to water. And if the infection doesn't clear some hydrogen peroxide has helped (which is definitely gluten free). If you haven't already checked the meds the dr. gave you for the infection I would say start there. I found out I was allergic to penecillian after getting my wisdom teeth out so you never know!!

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Have you removed the nipple-ring (don't really know what you call them). Could there be something in the metal bothering you? I would talk to your doctor again.

hi carla, i really didnt want to take it out in fact it broke my heart to as i really love it but my friend came over and saw the state i was in and rang a body piercing studio and thay said it sounded like my piercing wasnt done properly and my body was rejecting the ring but cos it wasnt pierced properly it made my nipple go bad so he took it out, and by the way i SCREAMED my head off with pain as it came out :blink: i have never felt so much pain in all my life, as it came out it bled which i thought was odd in that it didne bleed when i had it pireced in the begining. the pain and the lump is still there tho.

maybe the antibiotics you took weren't gluten free? i have had a few friends who got their nipples peirced and oh gosh did they say it hurt. it definitely sounds infected as you already know. i have had a few piercings in my day and the best thing for me was to soak it in a 3:1 ratio of sea salt to water. And if the infection doesn't clear some hydrogen peroxide has helped (which is definitely gluten free). If you haven't already checked the meds the dr. gave you for the infection I would say start there. I found out I was allergic to penecillian after getting my wisdom teeth out so you never know!!

i was wondering about the antibioics as well, dont know if thay are gluten-free, i saw a different doctor than my usual one so maybe that one could have been missed. the sea salt is a good one and ive started that one.

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OUCH!

I've had so many infections in my ears over the years that I never got anything else pierced ... I can really only wear earrings with thin wires, anything else and it gets infected. Based on that, I think some people must just be sensitive to it, then again, it may have been done wrong (whatever that means! ;) ).

Hope you're feeling better soon!

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i was wondering about the antibioics as well, dont know if thay are gluten-free

Hi Taz,I haven't got any advice as such -but just to point out that all prescription drugs are gluten-free in the UK-although they may contain lactose (The pharmacist who dispensed them should be able to tell you what if any allergens are in the ingredients)

Hope you feel better soon

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Thrush is candida, so you probably want to be aware of the possibility of candida problems from the antibiotics -- I think that means you should at least take a probiotic to help restore the good bacteria in your system. However, there are a lot of other, better informed, people on this board who've dealth with candida, so you should do a search and see what you turn up.

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havent posted for a while could do with someinteraction on this. about a year ago i had my nipple pierced ( hurt but ok ) it all healed nicely but about 3 weeks ago i had a small lump appear on my breast by the piercing, it was painful and a bit of goo was coming out of the nipple, anyway the doc gave me antibioics ( 500mg- 4 times a day called fluoxocillin) finished the course but i feel even worse and the pain and the goo is still there, also it has left me feeling sick, bloated and really tired and a major case of thrush that you wouldnt believe :blink: seriously its aggoniseing.dont know what to do at this stage, dont want another dose of useless antibioics and my thrush still has gone so i feel trapped, plus what do i do about my breast? any ideas anyone :unsure: ive heard about an iv thrush medication that they treat cronic patinets with and am thinking of asking for it, has anyone heard of it.

I WAS WONDERING HOW LONG FROM THE TIME YOU HAD IT PIERCED UNTIL THE TIME YOU NOTICED THE LUMP AND THE GOO? DID THE GOO HAVE AN ODOR AND/OR COLOR? AND BEING AS THAT I'M A PIERCER/CUSTOM TATTOO DESIGENER, MY BIGGEST QUESTION WOULD BE DID YOU GET IT DONE IN A SHOP WITH A GOOD REPUTATION, AND A CLEEN RECORD FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT?

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There could be many things going on here simultaneously.

The lump and the goo might be a cyst. With fibrocystic breast disease, there can be lumps, and various shades of goo depending on whether the lump is in a milk duct, or if there's an infection, etc.

Many people on this site (but by no means a majority) are either allergic or hypersensitive to metal. Some report improvement on a gluten-free diet. Piercing an extremely sensitive area of the body might trigger this kind of reaction where you had none before (say, to ear-rings)

The piercing site may be infected.

I know you said you love it, but you may have to remove it to keep the infection from doing permanent damage (if it is infected, which sounds likely).

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I don't think you got rid of the infection and sadly you have to get back on the anti-bac.s. Get to doctor and deal with it because it will only get worse. Then when your done with the meds get a good gluten free and it helps if you can eat sugar free yogurt. Just plain yogurt. It will bring the balance back in your intestines. You will of killed off all the bad but good bacteria taking the anti-bac.s.

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I don't think you got rid of the infection and sadly you have to get back on the anti-bac.s. Get to doctor and deal with it because it will only get worse. Then when your done with the meds get a good gluten free and it helps if you can eat sugar free yogurt. Just plain yogurt. It will bring the balance back in your intestines. You will of killed off all the bad but good bacteria taking the anti-bac.s.

Good advice. Drink kifir, too, as it's a different bacteria than yogurt. The combo would be good for you. With candida the cravings for sweets is horrible! Don't give in! All sugar and simple carbs will feed the yeast, you want to starve them. Eat protein and veggies, maybe some whole grain rice, but do not eat simple carbs and feed the yeast! Use lots of coconut oil, it's good for candida problems. Onions and garlic kill off candida, too.

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diflucan is the anti-fungal med that the ped gi gave my girls when they got esophageal thrush----it is pretty good stuff.

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