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How do I know if I have a breast infection?
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pain, redness, fever
Generally, a significant breast infection (mastitis) may cause sharp, shooting pains- especially when the baby is nursing.
In addition, you may experience flu-like symptoms with body aches, fever, or red hot spots on the breast. A minor breast infection may show up with less irritation, redness, itching, or scaling. If in doubt, it is wise to contact your doctor.

In brief: Pain, redness, fever
Generally, a significant breast infection (mastitis) may cause sharp, shooting pains- especially when the baby is nursing.
In addition, you may experience flu-like symptoms with body aches, fever, or red hot spots on the breast. A minor breast infection may show up with less irritation, redness, itching, or scaling. If in doubt, it is wise to contact your doctor.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
In brief: Breast infection
You may have fever, pain, redness swollen as well as itchy breasts.

In brief: Breast infection
You may have fever, pain, redness swollen as well as itchy breasts.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
Thank
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