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What is the best treatment for mastitis?
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Dr. Winnie Polen
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Winnie Polen
Dr. Winnie Polen
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Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Meds& feeding
Mastitis is usually caused by staph bacteria so an antibiotic that treats staph is important.
Those antibiotics will be compatible with breastfeeding which is important, since frequent nursing on the infected breast is very important for healing. Then, we should figure out how you got the infection so we can prevent it from happening again. Make sure that someone helps you esp. With latching.

In brief: Meds& feeding
Mastitis is usually caused by staph bacteria so an antibiotic that treats staph is important.
Those antibiotics will be compatible with breastfeeding which is important, since frequent nursing on the infected breast is very important for healing. Then, we should figure out how you got the infection so we can prevent it from happening again. Make sure that someone helps you esp. With latching.
Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Dr. Jennifer Thomas
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics
In brief: Mastatis
Antibiotics.
Treating mastitis usually requires a 10- to 14-day course of antibiotics. You may feel well again 24 to 48 hours after starting antibiotics, but it's important to take the entire course of medication to minimize your chance of recurrence. Also remeber to rest and continuing breast-feeding and drinking extra fluids, and importantly, fully empty your breasts during breast-feeding.

In brief: Mastatis
Antibiotics.
Treating mastitis usually requires a 10- to 14-day course of antibiotics. You may feel well again 24 to 48 hours after starting antibiotics, but it's important to take the entire course of medication to minimize your chance of recurrence. Also remeber to rest and continuing breast-feeding and drinking extra fluids, and importantly, fully empty your breasts during breast-feeding.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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