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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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I have mastitis and fever. Shared a bowl of icecream with my baby without thinking. Is mastitis contagious?

I have mastitis and fever. Shared a bowl of icecream with my baby without thinking. Is mastitis contagious?

Not contagious: But don't feed your baby ice cream! it has too much sugar. Keep high sugar foods away from children as long as possible. Actually, nursing your baby can help to resolve your mastitis quicker. ...Read more

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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. ?

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. 
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Virtual visit: If this diagnosis is correct then you will need antibiotics. Breast infections are not that common in 22 year olds unless you are breastfeeding. If you can not see a doctor in person consider doing a Virtual visit with a doctor in your state on Healthtap now. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Need chk: your mastitis should be treated with non penicillin antibiotics since you are allergic to penicillin specially since you have a fever if itinfection is one sided you can pump from that side and feed or for 2-3 days give formula ...Read more

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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.?

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

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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. ?

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. ?

Could be: 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

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My left breast near my armpit is sore to touch with lumps. No fever, redness or flu symptoms. Is it mastitis? I breastfeed

My left breast near my armpit is sore to touch with lumps. No fever, redness or flu symptoms. Is it mastitis? I breastfeed

Mastitis: It could be mastitis. I would continue breastfeeding and seek evaluation with a physician. If it is an early mastitis, antibiotics will likely be needed. ...Read more

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How long does malaise associated with mastitis last?

How long does malaise associated with mastitis last?

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

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How long does breast firmness associated with mastitis last?

How long does breast firmness associated with mastitis last?

Abscess: Please make sure your doctor has you on antibiotics. You should improve in 1 week. Continue breast feeding or pumping. If it becomes more red, hot and firmer, you may have an abscess. This needs to be drained in order to see improvement. ...Read more

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How long does breast aches associated with mastitis last?

How long does breast aches associated with mastitis last?

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

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How long does breast lumpiness associated with mastitis last?

How long does breast lumpiness associated with mastitis last?

4-6 weeks: Once the abscess is treated (drainage and antibiotics), there can be residual lumpiness that is inflammed tissue. This can take at least 4-6 weeks to resolve and feel like "normal" lumpy breast tissue. ...Read more

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How long does breast tenderness associated with mastitis last?

How long does breast tenderness associated with mastitis last?

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

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How long for a mastitis knot to go away? On antibiotics 2 days.

How long for a mastitis knot to go away? On antibiotics 2 days.

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

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I feel like I have mastitis but haven't breast fed in last 6 years. How is this possible?

I feel like I have mastitis but haven't breast fed in last 6 years. How is this possible?

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

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