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Dr. Barry Rosen
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How do I know it is a breast abscess or mastitis?

How do I know it is a breast abscess or mastitis?

Need MD Evaluation: Common features of breast abscesses & mastitis include swelling and redness of the breast; however, an abscess is often associated with a new, tender, progressively-enlarging lump. The distinction may be subtle, requiring surgical evaluation +/- ultrasound. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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I have an abscess on my leg and now is a big hole do I need to go get checked in there a way to send you a picture?

I have an abscess on my leg and now is a big hole do I need to go get checked in there a way to send you a picture?

Abscess?: I am afraid a picture of your wound will not help you. If the wound is not healing, you need to see a physician to diagnose its cause and formulate a treatment plan to heal it. A non-healing wound can be due to a serious problem. Get help at an ER or physician's office as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner
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Hello, i was referred by my dds to an oral surgeon. Abcess not responding to clindamycin 300mg every 6 hours after 7 days. I have my xray and picture.

Hello, 
i was referred by my dds to an oral surgeon. Abcess not responding to clindamycin 300mg every 6 hours after 7 days. I have my xray and picture.

Tooth Out Now: Antibiotics cannot get inside the tooth, therefore they cannot get and stop that area of bacteria. Only an extraction or a root canal therapy can do that. However, the antibiotics help in reducing the spreading of the infection is the tissues around the tooth, face, neck, and the blood stream. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Does my mother have mrsa? She discover an abcess and has it about 3 weeks with no drain. She is 67 yo and lives with me. Im her son 32yo I have pics to

Does my mother have mrsa?  She discover an abcess and has it about 3 weeks with no drain. She is 67 yo and lives with me. Im her son 32yo I have pics to

Maybe,maybe not: About 70% of the abscesses now seen in the outpatient setting are mrsa.The designation is of little importance.By 1960 most staph were prsa, (penicillin) although they were not originally. Germs mutate and we seem to find ways to kill them. Abscesses usually respond best to incision and drainage. The public seems to cringe at this label as if it were the plague. It is not. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Abcess?On med for tonsillitis for 5 days. Leaking yellow pus nonstop.Still feel ill, headache, sore pic on file. Should i push out pus/safe to swallow?

Abcess?On med for tonsillitis for 5 days. Leaking yellow pus nonstop.Still feel ill, headache, sore pic on file. Should i push out pus/safe to swallow?

Tonsillitis: You really need to see an ENT physician and have this examined. If you are still having this much purulent discharge there is a potential need for surgical drainage. Go soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
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Can mastitis go untreated?

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 more

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Dr. Greg Pahnke
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What are the medications that are prescribed to treat mastitis?

What are the medications that  are prescribed to treat mastitis?

Oxicillin: Depend on allergies: if not peniciilln allergic than: dicloxicylin duricef -keflex if pen. Allergic: bactrim cleocin good if not breast feeding if nursing -----all drugs must be discussed between ob-gyn and surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Regina Hampton
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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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Dr. Regina Hampton
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What can be done for recurring mastitis?

What can be done for recurring mastitis?

Treatment: Mastitis can be a difficult problem to treat and usually takes several months to do so. The key is to treat the acute abscess with drainage and antibiotics only. Once the acute infection has been treated, then surgery can be performed to remove the breast tissue causing the problem. This prevents unnecessary tissue removal and breast deformity. Find a breast specialist for best results. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Vaziri
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Can you get mastitis even if you aren't lactating?

Can you get mastitis even if you aren't lactating?

Yes: Mastitie in non nursing women is commonly associated with a condition called ductectasia which means dilated milk ducts. The fluid within the ducts can seep thru and cause an inflammatory reaction in the breast tissue causing mastitis. In addition any breast infection can cause mastitis and possible abscess formation. Nipple rings are common causes among other causes for causing breast infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Greg Pahnke
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Tender Swollen Lump In Breast (Definition)

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