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How Long Does Fever Associated With Mastitis Last
I have mastitis and fever. Shared a bowl of icecream with my baby without thinking. Is mastitis contagious?
Have a periductal mastitis causing high fever. (99.9-103.6) Can't afford to see a doctor, how can I treat it at home.?
I’m 28, mastitis, got a fever of 38.7℃, penicillin skin test +, and my baby is 40 days old. What treatment should I take? Can I breastfeeding？
Dxd mastitis on tuesday, prescription dicloxacill 500 mg qid. 11 doses so far, fever still 99.6, breast very red, pain improved but still hurts to use that pec.?
Have you called Dr?: While Dicloxacillin is usually an excellent choice, sometimes it does not work the way we would hope to. Are you nursing? If so you should be nursing through the pain, sorry but it helps it clear faster. Also putting moist warm towels and standing in a hot shower will help. At any rate, get back to your doctor with feedback on how you are doing! ...Read more
Blocked duct or mastitis? Red hot patch on breast. Its very tender, full feeling, no lump or fever yet but feeling achy & tired Started <24 hours ago
Hi! I'm experiencing a 102 fever, breast tenderness and redness at the sore spot. My sister is an IBCLLC and advised it could be mastitis.?
It is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. If you do not have a doctor, go the emergency room of the nearest hospital.
Wish you good health. ...Read more
My left breast near my armpit is sore to touch with lumps. No fever, redness or flu symptoms. Is it mastitis? I breastfeed
Resolve w/ treatment: Malaise with a breast abscess is not a common symptom. This usually means a more serious infection that may be beyond the breast. Treatment for a breast abscess include drainage/aspiration and antibiotics. I highly recommend you contact your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
Depends on cause.: Infectious mastitis (and the pain associated with it) resolves as the infection is treated with antibiotics. However, some mastitis is hormone-related and occurs each and every month with menstrual cycles, or can occur when oral contraceptives (hormones) are changed. Recurrent mastitis can aslo be seen in breast feeding mothers, which is a combination of the two issues above. Every woman is unique. ...Read more
Weeks: It takes time for redness of the skin from infection to resolve. ...Read more
Depends on cause!: Infectious mastitis (and the pain associated with it) resolves as the infection is treated with antibiotics. However, some mastitis is hormone-related and occurs each and every month with menstrual cycles, or can occur when oral contraceptives (hormones) are changed. Recurrent mastitis can aslo be seen in breast feeding mothers, which is a combination of the two issues above. Every woman is unique. ...Read more
Breast Infection: No. Of course not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Left breast extremely sore and swollen, nipple swollen, gland in breast swollen, breast is hot, skin on breast is stripping, fever. Breast infection?
Sounds suspicious: It sounds suspicious for an infection, you need to see your MD and might need antibiotics. ...Read more
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
Just been diagnosed with non-lactational mastitis for 3rd time. Internet says this is very rare so why do I get it so often? No long-term health issues
You need an exam: A possible biopsy to rule out something plugging the mammary duct like a congenital plug or neoplasia ...Read more
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
I have suffered three cases of mastitis over the last 6 months could this be a hormonal inbalance due to the fact of my age 56?
Recurrent mastitis: At this age usually may result from problems with the milk duct especially in smokers? It may be due to infection or inflammation of unknown cause and of course it will be necessary to be sure that there is no risk of a malignant process. Please request for consult with one of the breast surgeons in the network for an in depth assessment. Take care. ...Read more
I had a baby about 4 weeks ago, I am breastfeeding him. In the last 3 weeks I've had mastitis 2 times. What are ways to prevent it?
How long should it take for symptoms to clear up for nonpuerperal mastitis with fusidic acid and clindamycin? I'm on day 4 and still red and swollen
I had a stereo tactic breast biopsy 3 weeks ago. It was negative. Last night I came down with mastitis at the site. I'm on antibiotics. Is this common?
Mastitis: Anytime there is a surgical procedure there is a chance of an infection. Our skin is the ultimate barrier to bacteria that cause infection, many of which live on our skin. When that barrier is broken either by accident or on purpose by a surgical blade or needle those same bacteria can cause an infection. That is despite the best sterile procedure we can do. ...Read more
How long i'd have to use the bainder in my breast so I don't get infection, mastitis, hard and swollen breast after a c-section, I can't breastfeed.
Only a few days: You don't have to use it and you are still likely to get engorged, but the binder will be somewhat helpful. Your breasts will be most uncomfortable for about a day. So long as you don't try to empty them, they will then start to go back to normal and the binder will no longer be necessary. ...Read more
I was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) last night for mastitis. I'm already on penicillin for strep throat. Is it safe to be on both? Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) safe?
Usually: If you developed or have worsening mastitis on penicillin, then Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a drug with a different mode of action that may well help clear up the problem. Any medication strong enough to do good, can have undesired effects. A small percentage of the population has or can develop an allergy to is as they might the penicillin. Most can take both with no problems. Consult your doc if trouble arises. ...Read more
Diagnosed with non-lactating mastitis 3rd time. Antibiotics rid fever&pain but unbearable itching remains. No rash. Cancer? Or could it be anything else?
Other symptoms.. ..: There is often significant inflammation that occurs with certain bacteria. They actually secrete toxins that cause big time irritation of the tissues in the area of the infection. As this inflammation clears up, your body sends all kinds of responses to help settle down this inflammation. Between the inflammation and the resonate, there can be lots of associated itching locally. Very normal.... ...Read more
Do I need to take antibiotics for possible mastitis? Fever resolved in less than 24 hrs but still have lump in breast. Baby got fever today, related?
Probably related: The probability of those two things are related. If the breast lump is still there, it may be a site of "trapped milk" with infection so your MD needs to check it out and then make the determination as to whether antibiotics are needed or not. ...Read more
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