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How Can I Stop Recurring Breast Infections
Breastfeed: Hard to control completely, but mastitis (an infection in the milk production glands) can be improved (and possibly avoided) by emptying the milk ducts completely. When infection is detected, pump or feed frequently in the affected area. Don't blame yourself, however, if you end up needing antibiotics - which can happen despite excellent emptying of the breast. ...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
Usually before menstration I get an itchy rash under my breasts. I've heard that yeast infections occur in dark warm moist areas - how can I stop this?
Keep dry: Simple answer is to keep the area dry with a powder like gold bond that is antifungal. The longer answer is to go to www.A4m.Com and use the physician locator to find a local functional medicine doc that can help you do testing for yeast colonization in the gut, which is the usual source for recurrent infections. They can then help you treat this successfully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
I have a reoccurring staph infection, mrsa. It keeps comming back every month and jumping locations, from rear to breast to back of head.
Infectious diseaseMD: Is it cultured MRSA or regular staph. You should speak to an infectious disease md for treatment. Do you scratch yourself? Itch? Possibly at night? You may have MRSA under the nails and seeding the skin. Normlly you treat MRSA and it resolves you have to culture it find out what it is sensitive to and use those antibiotics. Bactrim ds, and zyvox is made specifically for mrsa culture your nose too. ...Read more
Im having black patches under both my breasts for the last 6 months or so. Some infection. Please advise?
Fungal infection?: Fungi love dark, warm, moist areas of the body such as beneath breasts or in the groin area. See fp for scraping to be tested for fungus. Usually topical antifungal like Lamisil along with keeping the area dry with talcum powder or antifungal spray will clear up the infxn. Need to treat for at least a week after outer skin appears clear as deeper layers may still be affected. ...Read more
I have an infection in the middle of
my breast and I don't know what it is. I've had it for 3months now. Can you please tell me what I need to do.
Tough to say: Your answer may come best by the dr. Who is treating you for them. Sometimes, there can be underlying areas where infections are lingering and they may cause periodic flare-ups. Check with your treating dr., and see what they feel is the cause. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i ignore my diagnosed fungal infection between my breasts, would that spread or cause anything serious, like internal infections? Just curious.
Topical to systemic : A topical fungal infection is a person w/an intact immune system should not spread internally. The most worrysome thing would be a bacterial superinfection on top of the fungal infection. Most importantly, keep area as clean & dry as possible. You might consider an antifungal powder (look inthe jock itch section of the store). If possible at home do not wear a bra & allow oxygen to work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe : You could just go buy an antifungal cream which is available at any pharmacy over-the-counter. ...Read more
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