I sat there for a while. They did an ultrasound and couldnt see an infection (which they would have drained if they did apparently). They gave me antibiotics and sent me home. Ive still got a killer headache and the cold. The red was just on my nipple, now its on the left side all streaky (happened while i was waiting at the hospital). Ive been chewing Vit C tabs and expressing and feeding as much as possible. I can feel the lumps and after i massage i can feel them not hurt so much and the redness goes, but it comes back again.
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30-03-2013 23:50 #11
31-03-2013 00:15 #12
The last time I was at the dr for mastitis he suggested a heat pack to ease the pain. Apparently that is what they consider to be the best option 'now days'. In eastern medicine they suggest a cabbage leaf which I haven't tried yet but have always wanted to. Otherwise I'm afraid it's something you will just have to ride out now and hopefully the antibiotics start to kick in asap. Mastitis is horrible. I really hope you start to feel better soon.
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31-03-2013 01:24 #13
I dont have any heat packs and im allergic to cold so the cabbage leaf (if i had any) might give me a reaction. Ive been going for hot showers and expressing. Its still red but i think its getting better. Fingers crossed. Thanks for everyones help
31-03-2013 09:51 #14
You can use a washcloth soaked in hot water instead of a heat pack. Hope it gets better soon, mastitis is the worst.
31-03-2013 10:03 #15
01-04-2013 23:06 #16Senior Member
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I managed to unblock my ducts twice when I thought I was going to get mastitis. Hear pack on top and laid in bath stomach down and massaged using heel of my hand to get rid of the lump. Also expressed to drain breasts completely. Hope you are okay
02-04-2013 10:36 #17
Managed to get rid of the lumps. Soreness and redness is gone, as is the flu, so that must have been part of it. Thanks for all the help
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