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Do you need antibiotics if blocked duct that is not pink or tender? Is that still mastitis?

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In brief: Yes

A blocked duct can still be mastitis without redness.
You may try moist warm packs (warm, wet washcloth) to try and open the duct. If it continues, you should have it looked at.

In brief: Yes

A blocked duct can still be mastitis without redness.
You may try moist warm packs (warm, wet washcloth) to try and open the duct. If it continues, you should have it looked at.
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Dr. Deanna Yen
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In brief: Probably not

You do not usually need antibiotics if you just have a blocked duct.
You can use heat and massage on the duct while also having your baby nurse on that side. With mastitis, you usually will have fever and chills and feel like you have the flu in addition to having a red and tender area on your breast.

In brief: Probably not

You do not usually need antibiotics if you just have a blocked duct.
You can use heat and massage on the duct while also having your baby nurse on that side. With mastitis, you usually will have fever and chills and feel like you have the flu in addition to having a red and tender area on your breast.
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