A 19-year-old female asked:
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have a periductal mastitis causing high fever .(99.9-103.6) can't afford to see a doctor, how can i treat it at home.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Virtual visit: If this diagnosis is correct then you will need antibiotics. Breast infections are not that common in 22 year olds unless you are breastfeeding. If you can not see a doctor in person consider doing a Virtual visit with a doctor in your state on Healthtap now.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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