Re: Help! I think I have an abcess
This sounds like mastitis to me, especially since you've been feeling feverish and tired.
Right now I feel a lot of pain and there's redness all around the area, it itches, too.
I'm glad you're going to the doc for antibiotics. Other than using antibiotics to beat back the infection, the best thing you can do is what you've been trying to do: empty the breast. Pump, nurse, vary your nursing position, keep baby's chin pointing at the plug, etc. Don't let your docs tell you that you must wean, because that's the worst thing you can do. You might want to take some soy lecithin- it's supposed to help with plugged ducts- and also ask your doc about ultrasound treatment, which is supposed to break up plugs. If they don't seem to know enough, ask for a referral to a breast specialist.
I hope this clears up soon! You're a trooper for putting up with a plug for so long.
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