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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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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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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.

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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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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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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?

Safe: If you are able to push the pus out that is OK and there is not a danger in swallowing it. However, if you are still feeling ill after 5 days of antibiotics I would see an ENT to have him/her drain the abscess ASAP. ...Read more

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How can I cure mastitis?

How can I cure mastitis?

Medication: Treatment usually requires a 10-14 day course of antibiotics. Be sure to take it all, even if you feel better before the medication is gone. It is also important to rest, get plenty of fluids and nurse frequently. If your baby won't nurse on that side, then empty your breast manually. ...Read more

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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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Why do I keep getting mastitis?

Why do I keep getting mastitis?

Mastitis: There are several risk factors for mastitis. These include not emptying the breasts completely, clogged ducts, and cracked nipples. Also, not getting enough rest can be a big risk factor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have mastitis?

How do I know if I have mastitis?

Pain, hot, red, ill: The most common symptoms include pain or tenderness of the breast, redness of the skin- often in a wedge shaped pattern, warm feeling when touched, general feelings of illness and a fever. It typically happens in the first few weeks of nursing and is generally only on one side. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and get treatment. ...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

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

A tender swollen lump on the breast may be a sign of a breast ...Read more