A 22-year-old female asked:
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is it alright to take antibiotics for mastitis if my baby has thrush?

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Dr. Christopher Scott
17 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Mastitis needs treatment. Your pain needs to be addressed. Seek care for your baby with your pediatrician, but don't forget to care for own medical care.
Answered on Feb 24, 2014
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Dr. Dariush Vaziri
46 years experience Breast Surgery
Yes: Both you and the baby need treatment. If you are nursing and have mastitis you need antibiotic treatment. If you develope an abscess, you also need to see a general or breast surgeon for aspiration (or if needed a drainage procedure). In the mean time the baby also needs to be checked by a pediatrician for appropriate treatment.
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
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