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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)

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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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Hi! I'm experiencing a 102 fever, breast tenderness and redness at the sore spot. My sister is an IBCLLC and advised it could be mastitis. ?

Hi! I'm experiencing a 102 fever, breast tenderness and redness at the sore spot. My sister is an IBCLLC and 
advised it could be mastitis. ?

Could be: It is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. If you do not have a doctor, go the emergency room of the nearest hospital. Wish you good health. ...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?

Is mastitis be harmful?

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

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Is mastitis found only in women?

Is mastitis found only in women?

"yes": Most common post -partum but other times infection or inflammation can occur but always this has to be checked by a md for the rare possibility of inflammatory breast cancer males they luck out again -- rare- I have only 2 in 3! years with cysts and infection -one due to trauma-- one with 2nd dcis. ...Read more

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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 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 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

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How can u get rid of mastitis?

How can u get rid of mastitis?

Patience: Mastitis is an infection of the breast. They can be treated simply with antibiotics or may require surgical drainage if there is an abscess. If this is a problem that has been ongoing for a few months, you should see a breast specialist and possibly get a biopsy to make sure cancer is not present. Mastitis can be troublesome and long lasting but can resolve with appropriate care. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for mastitis?

Fully empty: Warm compresses or hot showers, massage of the firm area, ensure full emptying of your breasts if you have persistent redness or develop fevers or chills, see your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Greg Pahnke
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