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Mastitis reoccurring in my right breast - WHY?

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Misspaella Tue 08-Sep-09 13:28:12

I had a nasty bout of mastitis (red hard lumps and flu like symptons) a few weeks ago and ever since then I keep getting red hot patches on my right breast.

Is there a particular reason this is happening?

As soon as I see a red patch (like today) I take Ibuprofen and massage it while feeding. I have also taken the time to use the shower head to massage it deeply.

I am making sure to drain my breasts so I just don't understand why this keeps coming back.

Any thoughts?

ejbab Tue 08-Sep-09 23:52:12

Poor you, mastitis is just horrible. I've had mastitis 3x in the same breast and taken antibiotics each time as my fever spiked. I think the second time I got it back because I only took antibiotics for 5 days whereas the guidelines that I read online - after the fact - say 10 to 15 days to get rid of the infection (stupid dr). Think you might have a residual bit of infection that needs to be killed off with AB? I took strong probiotics to counter the possibility of getting thrush and that seemed to work. HTH.

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