What is mastitis?
A woman with mastitis has inflammation of the breast, caused by a bacterial infection. It is most common in women who are breastfeeding. About 1 in 10 women develop mastitis while breast feeding. Mastitis responds well to treatment with antibiotics, and complications are rare when treatment is started early.
What are the symptoms of mastitis?
Symptoms of mastitis include, breast pain, breast swelling, breast tenderness, and redness of the skin over the breast. Additional symptoms of mastitis include swollen lymph glands under the arm, fever, chills, and nipple discharge.
How does the doctor treat mastitis?
Treatment for mastitis includes antibiotics, warm compresses, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
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