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Health Library : Pregnancy and Childbirth

 

Mastitis

What is mastitis?

Mastitis is often used interchangeably with the term breast infection, but mastitis may also be due to an inflammation. Often a reddened area is noted on the breast. Inflammatory or infectious mastitis may develop for reasons similar to those for plugged duct development, and the same interventions usually are helpful.

It is especially important to keep the affected breast "empty" through frequent breastfeeding. If you develop flu-like symptoms or your temperature increases to 100.4° F or higher, call your physician. An antibiotic probably will be prescribed for 10 to 14 days. Be sure you take the entire course of the medication or you may experience a recurrence.

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