Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Breast Milk Duct Inflammation Home Care

Home care for mammary duct ectasia includes:

Breast Milk Duct Inflammation Pain and Inflammation

Medications commonly used to control pain and inflammation in women with mammary duct ectasia include:

  • Acetaminophen decreases fever and pain, but does not help inflammation.
  • Adult dosing is 2 regular strength (325 mg) every 4 hours or 2 extra-strength (500 mg) every 6 hours.
  • Maximum dose is 4,000 mg per day.
  • Avoid this drug if you have alcoholism, liver disease or an allergy to the drug. See the package instructions.
  • Common brand names include Tylenol, Panadol, and many others.





NSAID Precautions

Breast Milk Duct Inflammation Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have mammary duct ectasia and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Mar 11, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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