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Breast Mastitis Treatment
History of lactational mastitis(3 rnds of abx 2 yrs ago).Not bf'ing now. Breast infection 2wks ago treated with doxy reoccured w/in wk. Treatment?
Yes: As you breast feed, your breasts are initially engorged/swollen then soften as the milk is released. If you have a persistent area of swelling, redness in your breast, you may have a mastitis. See your health provider immediately to see if antibiotics are necessary for your condition. ...Read more
Pain, fever: Mastitis, or breast infection, is very common. Some symptoms: severe pain, redness, a lump, pus coming from the skin or nipple, fever and chills. The treatements include: drainage-by needle or surgical incision and antibiotics. Please consult a general surgeon or breast surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many other causes: There are many other potential causes for duct obstruction or co ditties which may mimic mastitis. If infection is present, antibiotics are likely indicated but further work up requires a detailed history, physical examination and imaging to determine the cause of your symptoms. Aspiration, incision and drainage, or excision may be indicated based on the findings. ...Read more
No: There's no need to waste milk from the efftected breast. ...Read more
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