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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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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...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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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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Do I need to take antibiotics for possible mastitis? Fever resolved in less than 24 hrs but still have lump in breast. Baby got fever today, related?

Do I need to take antibiotics for possible mastitis? Fever resolved in less than 24 hrs but still have lump in breast. Baby got fever today, related?

Probably related: The probability of those two things are related. If the breast lump is still there, it may be a site of "trapped milk" with infection so your MD needs to check it out and then make the determination as to whether antibiotics are needed or not. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with non-lactating mastitis 3rd time.antibiotics rid fever&pain but unbearable itching remains.no rash.cancer? or could it be anything else?

Diagnosed with non-lactating mastitis 3rd time.antibiotics rid fever&pain but unbearable itching remains.no rash.cancer? or could it be anything else?

Your doctor can help: The doctor who gave you antibiotics is your first line of help. Ask him/her if a second opinion with a breast cancer specialist or a surgeon may be useful to further investigate your problem. You may need X-Rays of your breast(Mammography, Ultrasound or MRI scan). These can be used to check for Breast Cancer. Use local applications of a good moisturizer to provide relief from itching. ...Read more

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Is mastitis be harmful?

Possibly: If its not treated, it can be. If you are concerned for mastitis get seen, get treated. ...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