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A 31-year-old member asked:

How do you get breast infection?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
Mastitis: Mastitis usually occurs in breast feeding when a milk duct 'gets clogged' and the are behind it gets sore, warm, red, swollen. The treatment is to stay hydrated and oral antibiotics directed at staph bacteria. Also any 'break' in the skin can cause skin/breast infection (e.g. Piercing, trauma...).
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A 23-year-old member asked:

Is it usual to get a breast infection after radiation?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Baxter
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Possible: Radiation treatment can cause significant changes to the skin and breast tissue including ulcerations, redness, and long-term problems such as fibrosis (hardening). These changes can look similar to infection but usually are not; ask your radiation oncologist.
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