I think I might have mastitis.
Sore, red breast all day and now have a mild temperature (38degrees).
I have had it once before, caught it early and started antibiotics and all was fine. My question is can I take some panadol/neurofen and ignore it until morning? I really don't want to hunt for a GP and pharmacy at this time of night, particularly when I am not 100% sure it is mastitis (last time my temp was higher and breast had alot more red streaks).
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09-11-2013 22:52 #1
09-11-2013 23:05 #2Senior Member
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Not sure about waiting but you could get a doctor to your house depending on where you are. We got After Hours GP to visit in Perth (I know they do Melbourne too and similar services in other cities), fully covered my Medicare and were able to provide us with a prescription. They came over really quickly too. At least that way you'll know what you're dealing with.
09-11-2013 23:06 #3
NO. Get it seen NOW. It is one of those things that get really bad really fast.
09-11-2013 23:20 #4
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09-11-2013 23:50 #6
Can you feel a blocked duct? Like a lump? If so, can you feed or express and massage it? It's painful but might clear it before infection takes hold. I would take nurofen as it is anti inflammatory.
09-11-2013 23:55 #7
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10-11-2013 00:11 #9
Thanks! I am going to express now.
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