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Developed mastitis with an abscess and MRSA. Received IV Vancomycin ( 5 months ago) currently root canal done on abscess tooth, what is the likelihood of MRSA moving to my mouth signs and symptoms to look for!

Developed mastitis with an abscess and MRSA. Received IV Vancomycin ( 5 months ago) currently root canal done on abscess tooth, what is the likelihood of MRSA moving to my mouth signs and symptoms to look for!

Possible, not likely: Staph (whether MRSA or non-MRSA types) is not a common cause of dental abscesses, although it could happen. All abscess symptoms are pretty much the same, no matter what bacteria are involved: swelling, pain, redness, and potentially draining pus. Discuss with your dentist and follow her advice if antibiotic treatment is prescribed. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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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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I've had a breast infection for about 3 months took antibiotics abscess went away but pain and sore still there and got another one that came up help?

I've had a breast infection for about 3 months took antibiotics abscess went away but pain and sore still there and got another one that came up help?

Revaluation needed: Breast abscesses are complicated because the spongy tissue. Pain and soreness suggest the original source wasn't completely treated, requiring an incision and debridement by a surgeon. Alternatively, you mahy be exposed to an environmental source that hasn't been eliminated, especially if it is in the same place. Regardless, have it reassessed by your treating doctor, to discuss these issues. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mastitis in a child?

What are the symptoms of mastitis in a child?

Same as adult: The symptoms are pain, redness, a lump, fever and chills. If you have concerns, please see your doctor or a breast specialist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mastitis in brrastfeeding?

What are the symptoms of mastitis in brrastfeeding?

Pain, fever: Mastitis, or breast infection, while breastfeeding is very common. Some symptoms: severe pain, redness, a lump, pus coming from the skin or nipple, fever and chills.
The treatements include: drainage-by needle or surgical cut and antibiotics.
Please consult your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mastitis?

What are the symptoms of mastitis?

Breast infection : Mastitis is an infection in the tissue of the breast. It usually caused by a common bacteria (like staph or strep) found on skin. The bacteria enter through a break or crack in the skin, usually on the nipple. The infection takes place in the fatty tissue of the breast and causes swelling. This can feel like a hard, painful lump and may be red or warm. You may have a fever and flu like symptoms. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mastitis and how can I encourage my milk to dry up?

Mastitis: Mastitis presents with breast pain and fever.See your doctor immediately if you have symptoms. You can dry up by applying cold compresses to your breasts. ...Read more

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I been diagnosed with an infection due to mastitis. I was put on penicillin twice a day for ten days with oxycodein for five days. I am still experiencing all the symptoms of the infection. What next?

Mastitis: The causative organism is not likely to be sensitive to penicillin. Without a culture it is difficult to predict accurately, but suspect this will be staph aureus, and possibly mrsa. Go back and see your doctor before an abscess forms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is breast inflammation or swelling a common symptom of mastitis?

Is breast inflammation or swelling a common symptom of mastitis?

Yes: As you breast feed, your breasts are initially engorged/swollen then soften as the milk is released.

If you have a persistent area of swelling, redness in your breast, you may have a mastitis. See your health provider immediately to see if antibiotics are necessary for your condition. ...Read more

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My breast has been irritating me. I have all the symptoms of mastitis: red, tender, painful. What should I do?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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From research, mastitis is common when breastfeeding, I have all symptoms of mastitis but not breastfeeding, so is this from partner sucking breast?

From research, mastitis is common when breastfeeding, I have all symptoms of mastitis but not breastfeeding, so is this from partner sucking breast?

Other causes: Mastitis is common while breastfeeding, but there are other causes, and often unrelated to suckling on the nipple. There is also a severe form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer that can look just like mastitis, with redness and warmth and swelling of the breast skin. You should have your physician examine you. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of what's probably mastitis, but worried about inflamatory breast cancer. ?

I have symptoms of what's probably mastitis, but worried about inflamatory breast cancer. ?

Get checked!: Mastitis is due to an infection. This is usually accompanied with other signs of infection-- fever, chills. The appearance of both can be similar. Both conditions warrant medical evaluation and treatment. Please see a qualified physician soon. ...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 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

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What are the most common causes of mastitis?

Mastitis: Mastitis in a non-lactating women is not common. It can be cause by normal bacteria, some forms of resistant bacteria or can be a sign of a more serious breast issue. I would strongly encourage you see a surgeon who treats breast condition to confirm that this is a simple infection. ...Read more

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How do I have mastitis? What could have caused this?

Infection from: Bacteria, please discuss this with the doc who diagnosed this as I am sure u are on antibiotics and u will need close followup to make sure it resolves and u do not get an abcess. ...Read more

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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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How can I prevent mastitis?

How can I prevent mastitis?

Remove obstruction: Mastitis occurs from a plugged duct, which is often due to anything that hampers milk flow, ie an obstruction. This may be from an ill fitting bra or lack of complete emptying of the breast during a feeding. Diets high in saturated fat and sodium also increase your risk of plugged ducts. So, allow your baby to nurse long enough to soften your breast, wear loose clothing and eat a healthy diet. ...Read more

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How much dicloxacillin to clear mastitis?

As prescribed: Dicoloxacillin is typically recommended for 10-14 days. It is important to finish taking all of them even if you feel much better after a few days. ...Read more

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Main differences between mastitis and ibc?

Similar: Mastitis is a benign, infection, usually with an abscess. Ibc is breast cancer that can look like an infection and not have a mass but is an aggressive form of breast cancer. A biopsy should be performed to make the diagnosis of ibc. Often the mammogram will be normal with minor changes. ...Read more

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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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What is the difference between mastitis and a cyst?

What is the difference between mastitis and a cyst?

Infection/fluid : Mastitis is an infection in the breast due to blockage of the ducts. A cyst is a fluid filled area that is very common. Cysts occur monthly due to mentrual changes in younger women.
Both mastitis and cysts can cause breast pain, which is not usually a symptom of cancer. ...Read more

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What is the best tretment for granulomastosa mastitis?

GM: Methotrexate alone or in combination with steroids has been used with good success.Treatment with a combination of glucocorticoids and prolactin lowering medications such as bromocriptine or Cabergoline was used with good success, steroid therapy for approx 6 months can be effective too, but can cause other undersirable side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Greg Pahnke
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