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    Unhappy Mastitis won't go away

    I'm starting day 4 with mastitis. I've been on antibiotics this whole time. I've done heat, cold, massage, hot showers, nursing first on that side each time, etc. Yesterday I woke up worse and at least 50% of my breast was red. I've had fever as high as 102.5 with fever reducers. I got a stronger antibiotic yesterday, but don't see any improvement. I'm calling my doctor asap this morning, but I'm really worried. And miserable. Anyone BTDT?
    Stay at home mom to my 2 boys:
    R - born 4/20/08, nursed for 20 months
    G - born 8/6/11, EPd for 4 months, until he refused the bottle!
    Loving CDing this time around!

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    Default Re: Mastitis won't go away

    I'm sorry your so sick...

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    Default Re: Mastitis won't go away

    Thanks, Andrea. I talked to the nurse on the phone and she thinks I may have an abscess. I'm going to the doctor this afternoon. I'm afraid to find out what they'll do for an abscess...
    Last edited by @llli*andy; December 29th, 2008 at 10:39 AM. Reason: spelling
    Stay at home mom to my 2 boys:
    R - born 4/20/08, nursed for 20 months
    G - born 8/6/11, EPd for 4 months, until he refused the bottle!
    Loving CDing this time around!

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    Default Re: Mastitis won't go away

    Just out of curiosity, what antibiotic do they have you on? I remember my ob wanting me on a specific one. Trouble is, I can't remember if that was more for me or my son!!! Good luck. I hope you feel better soon.
    for over a year now!!!

    Xavier 11/5/08


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    Default Re: Mastitis won't go away

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*munchkin937 View Post
    Just out of curiosity, what antibiotic do they have you on? I remember my ob wanting me on a specific one. Trouble is, I can't remember if that was more for me or my son!!! Good luck. I hope you feel better soon.
    I'm on augmentin. I don't remember what I was on before this, but it wasn't as strong.
    Stay at home mom to my 2 boys:
    R - born 4/20/08, nursed for 20 months
    G - born 8/6/11, EPd for 4 months, until he refused the bottle!
    Loving CDing this time around!

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    Default Re: Mastitis won't go away

    When I had mastitis, I was on two different antibiotics--I seem to remember that two were needed to make sure it was cured. I'll look around and see if I can't find out what they were.

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    Default Re: Mastitis won't go away

    I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. I've had mastitis twice and it stinks! Augmentin is pretty strong, isn't it. I was on a general antibiotic, but I can't remember the name. That worked for me, but then everyone is different.

    Any updates???

    I'm Erica

    Mommy to "C" - currently 3 and half years old
    - nursed for one year

    and mommy to "M" - currently 2 years old
    - nursed for 23 months

    Wife to my handsome DH for 5 and a half years!

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