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A 38-year-old member asked:

Dxd mastitis on tuesday, prescription dicloxacill 500 mg qid. 11 doses so far, fever still 99.6, breast very red, pain improved but still hurts to use that pec.?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Have you called Dr ?: While Dicloxacillin is usually an excellent choice, sometimes it does not work the way we would hope to. Are you nursing? If so you should be nursing through the pain, sorry but it helps it clear faster. Also putting moist warm towels and standing in a hot shower will help. At any rate, get back to your doctor with feedback on how you are doing!
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Mastitis: If you are breastfeeding, the most helpful trick to treat your swollen and painful breast (in addition to antibiotics and warm compresses) is to let your baby suckle on the affected breast as often as you can. If not breastfeeding, warm compresses will help. Btw, 99.6 is not a fever. Your are improving.
Last updated Sep 30, 2020


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