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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

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

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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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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the wound thoroughly
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If the wound is draining on its own, regularly change a dressing
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If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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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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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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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Incision and drainage performed
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Culture of pus performed
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Antibiotics by mouth & duration appropriate
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Wound care instructions & list of supplies
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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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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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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Soak in warm water for 20 minutes
3x day
Apply topical antibiotic
3x day
Consider visit to doctor to incise and drain abscess
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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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Mastitis (Definition)

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