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Can Mastitis Go Untreated
No: I can't imagine not treating mastitis... It makes you feel awful! frequent breastfeeding and antibiotics can help you feel better. Feeling better helps you take care of baby better, and improves the odds that you will continue to breastfeed, which is so good for both you and baby! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mastitis: Once on antibiotics you can expect significant improvement in 2-3 days. If you don't feel better by tomorrow call your doctor. ...Read more
I'm on an antibiotic for mastitis, it feels like the pill got stuck. Hurts to eat and drink. Why is this? Been going on for 16 hrs
I have had purulent mastitis for almost 4 weeks now. They think it may be mrsa. how contagious am i? And how likey am i going to need surgery
MRSA Mastitis: Don't breaast feed if thats what your asking. Oral Linezolid twice daily may work its truly MRSA. It may take 6-8 weeks (or longer) to cure. IV antibiotics like Cubicin, Vancomycin, Gentamicin can be used. It also depends on how destructive the mastitis is if you'll need surgery. The first thing that needs to be done is a proper I & D for diagnosis. Once confirmed plan aggressively treat. ...Read more
Did get checked 2 times in the past mo. 1st said mastitis meds didn't work. 2nd mammo and ultrasound seen multiple cysts and nodules. Where to go now?
Complex issue: Some women have very complex breast tissue which is dense and composed of cysts and solid nodules. Sorting all of this out can be difficult. One option is to check you every 6 months for a couple of years to make sure everything remains stable. Also, ask your doctor about breast mri. It can often provide reassurance that most of the complex tissue is benign and/or guide possible biopsy. ...Read more
Lump on my right breast for 3 weeks now. They said it could b mastitis an have antibiotics. Didn't go down. Does not hurt at all. What can this be?
Think have mastitis- Am engored, red patches on breast, chills, temp going up (100.6) took ibuprofen what else can I do before going to doc? Only pump
Medication: Treatment usually requires a 10-14 day course of antibiotics. Be sure to take it all, even if you feel better before the medication is gone. It is also important to rest, get plenty of fluids and nurse frequently. If your baby won't nurse on that side, then empty your breast manually. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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