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I have pain and light red colour in my left Brest. What could be the problem ?

hi. I am mother of 11 month baby and aiso a empolyer yesterday I have sivere feaver my problem is I have pain and light red colour in my left Brest. I regularly feed my baby but have pain what s the problem?
Asked On : Fri, 14 Jan 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi. Welcome to Healthcaremagic

In breast fed mothers, redness and fever indicates infections of the breast (Mastitis). Use antibiotics- Dicloxacillin 500mg PO four times a day or cephalexin 500mg PO four times a day 10-14 days.You need antibiotics for 5-7 days. Use Ibuprofen for pain and hot compresses. Regular empty the milk. Nurse with uninfected breast is OK.

Regards, Dr. Jagdish
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Gastroenterologist, Surgical Dr. Tapan Shah's  Response
being a breast surgeon and onco surgeon, i would little disagree to dr jagdish, yes apparently it could be infected galactocele, as you are feeding mother.
generally the small bags of milk presenting during lactation, has a duct draining into nipple. this duct gets block developing a small bag of unreleased milk and later infection sets in, developing infection and fever.
but i would agree with dr jagdish for the treatment, but i would also suggest you to get it examined by a surgeon
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