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Antibiotics For Breast Infection
Breast infection, also known as mastitis, indicates inflammation of breast tissue or overlying skin. Most commonly mastitis is caused by bacteria which has entered the breast tissue through a break or crack in the skin, often near the nipple, resulting in swelling and tenderness. Most often mastitis is associated with breastfeeding or physical injury to the breast and ...Read more
I was told that I have cellulitis breast infection. Now getting heart racing stomach pain and though the antibotic healed most of it i still get green pus?
Still Infected: If you still have green purulent drainage, then the infection has not cleared. You need to return to your doctor for re-evaluation. ...Read more
I was just treated with a breast infection, now I have a painful knot under my arm on the same side. Should i just finish my antibiotics, or call dr?
Swollen gland: In infections your body's immune system goes into overdrive to chew up and digest the poison and bugs causing the infection. The drainage pathway from your breast goes into the lymph or immune system under your arm. This glandular swelling is part of the healing process and would to me reassure me that all is working correctly to treat the infection. ...Read more
I've had a breast infection for about 3 months took antibiotics abscess went away but pain and sore still there and got another one that came up help?
Revaluation needed: Breast abscesses are complicated because the spongy tissue. Pain and soreness suggest the original source wasn't completely treated, requiring an incision and debridement by a surgeon. Alternatively, you mahy be exposed to an environmental source that hasn't been eliminated, especially if it is in the same place. Regardless, have it reassessed by your treating doctor, to discuss these issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Infections of the breasts can occur for many reasons but are most common with breastfeeding. Without breastfeeding, infections of the skin surrounding the breast and also the nipple can occur. Appropriate treatment is wise as any breast changes should be closely monitored. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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...). ...Read more
ABX +/- Drainage: Mastitis is usually secondary to normal skin bacteria entering the milk ducts, leading to an infection; this is most common when breastfeeding. A short course of antibiotics will usually clear-up the infection; however, if a collection of pus is present (abscess), this requires drainage. Drainage is best done via repeated aspirations; if unsuccessful, surgical drainage (i and d) may be necessary. ...Read more
Breast infection: Signs and symptoms of breast infection include redness, tenderness, discharge, and swelling. Because these symptoms can also be seen in inflammatory breast cancer, it is important to check with your doctor. Treatment may include antibiotics, warm soaks, or surgical drainage. ...Read more
Possibly: "strep" (streptococcus) are bacteria that can many infections. Strep throat is caused by "group a" strep, which can also cause skin and soft tissue infections. A breast infection can definitely be caused by this type of strep, and antibiotics are needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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