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A 23-year-old female asked:

blocked duct or mastitis? red hot patch on breast. its very tender, full feeling, no lump or fever yet but feeling achy & tired started <24 hours ago

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
? Both: I am not sure if you are nursing, but if you are better not from that breast for now, alternate warm and cold compresses, use a pain killer, if no improvement in few hours, please see your doctor

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