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How do i know if i have a breast infection?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Pain, redness, fever: Generally, a significant breast infection (mastitis) may cause sharp, shooting pains- especially when the baby is nursing. In addition, you may experience flu-like symptoms with body aches, fever, or red hot spots on the breast. A minor breast infection may show up with less irritation, redness, itching, or scaling. If in doubt, it is wise to contact your doctor.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Breast infection: You may have fever, pain, redness swollen as well as itchy breasts.
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