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How do I know if I have a breast infection?

How do I know if I have a breast infection?

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. Dhaval Shah
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Breast Infection (Definition)

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


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Breast infection in 16 year old? What should I do?

Breast infection in 16 year old? What should I do?

Rare, have checked: Have a doctor see this indiv. Unless breastfeeding or a history of trauma to the breast with an open wound, such an infection is rare. The doctor will be able to determine if it's an infection and what treatment is necessary. The doctor will also determine if there's another type of problem. Hope this is helpful.

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What to do if I have a breast infection would that make my mental conditions worse?

What to do if I have a breast infection would that make my mental conditions worse?

Possibly: If you became septic it could cause significant problems. Please seek medical assistance for your infection if you have not already done so.

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I have a history of breast infection, is there anything I can do to try to avoid it?

Breast infections: Try to improve your overall health and boost your immune system. Eat lots of fruits and veggies, good protein. Avoid high fructose corn syrup and most sugars. Do not drink diet drinks. Very moderate on alcohol. Don;t smoke. Take multivitamins, vit d3, kelp tablets (for iodine), at least 1000 mg vitamin c per day. Exercise.

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I've still got pus coming out of breast infection. What do I do?

Get medical: Assessment promptly if your breast is infected.

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I have a breast infection and had drainage and breast incision done today, what to do?

I have a breast infection and had drainage and breast incision done today, what to do?

Breast infection: Follow the doctors instructions. Complete antibiotic therapy if given. Change dressings as recommended. Keep any follow up appointments. See what the results of the cultures showed and that the antibiotics covered those bacteria.

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What can I do for pimples on breast infection?

What can I do for pimples on breast infection?

If you already have: An infected breast - please seek medical evaluation ; treatment.

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How do you get breast infection?

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...).

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How does a breast infection look?

How does a breast infection look?

Like any other: Infection, pain swelling redness and elevated temperature.

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What is the definition or description of: breast infection?

What is the definition or description of: breast infection?

Mastitis...: 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 rarely to breast cancer.

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Can strep cause a breast infection?

Yes: Beta hemolytic streptococci can cause breast infections although staphylococcus aureus is the more common cause.

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Mastitis (breast infection) solution?

Mastitis (breast infection) solution?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you.

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Can a bad breast infection cause extreme headaches?

Can a bad breast infection cause extreme headaches?

It could: Any significant infection that leads to systemic inflammation can cause headaches - just like in the case of a bad case of the flu virus. But if it's the worst headache of your life or you have a stiff neck seek urgent care.

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Possible breast infection (mastitis). How is this treated?

Possible breast infection (mastitis). How is this treated?

Antibiotics: Mastitis is treated with antibiotics and warm compresses. If the infection becomes an abscess, surgical drainage may be in order. See your physician.

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Can a woman get a breast infection if she is not producing milk?

Can a woman get a breast infection if she is not producing milk?

Yes.: Breast infections are often associated with milk production, however, it is possible for women to develop infections in the absence of lactation. Risk factors include diabetes and injury to the breast.

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Mastitis breast infection help needed--what do I do besides warm packs?

Mastitis breast infection help needed--what do I do besides warm packs?

See your doctor: You should be evaluated by a breast specialist and may need a needle or surgical drainage of the area. This can be a long term problem and may require antibiotics.

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I've had a double breast infection for two weeks now. Keep breastfeeding?

I've had a double breast infection for two weeks now. Keep breastfeeding?

Yes: Make plans to be evaluated, concurrently. You may need antibiotics. In which case, your doctor will advise you how to proceed with breast feeding.

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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Infection (Definition)

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