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Breast engorgement during lactation, chances of infection? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i am 31 yr breast feeding mother to a year old baby
Doctor :   go on.
User :   and since few hours today facing engorgement of one side of my breast accompanied with slight body pain
User :   i tried hot water fomentation for sometime but the pain is not reducing
User :   neither it is becoming soft like earlier , hence making it difficult for the baby to suckle
Doctor :   for how long have you had this problem?
User :   since a couple of hours
Doctor :   do you have fever?
Doctor :   do you see any reddening of the affected breast?
User :   no fever nor reddening of the breast
Doctor :   is the condition painful?
User :   is mentioned in the very first line doctor !
User :   it is painful :-(
Doctor :   you have mentioned body pain, I am asking specifically pain at the site?
User :   breast is paining a lot
Doctor :   when was the last time you fed your child on the affected side.
User :   trying to feed him so that it becomes soft, but it is difficult for the baby to suckle an engorged breast
User :   only one side of the breast affected
Doctor :   it is likely a case of infection.
User :   okay
User :   so what should be the medicine ?
Doctor :   examination of the lesion and some tests are very essential before we begin the treatment. So what i suggest is to consult a doctor and he would be able to treat the condition.
User :   there is no lesion
User :   i can show it to a doctor in the morning , but what should i take for pain now
Doctor :   continue hot fomentation.
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes..
User :   hot fomentation is not helping
User :   would be good if u can suggest something in the interim
User :   if not , thanks for your help !
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   bye for now.
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