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Can you get a fever from your breasts hurting?? Annette Topham 5 kids; Utah 637 posts
17th Nov '12

My left side was hurting rather bad this morning then later on in the day my right started to hurt. I started feeling really crappy too. Then i shot up with a temp of 102.4. My daughter is 2 and she has strep right now and has been running fever, just started her on antibiotics yesterday. My throat does not hurt but my muscles and head sure does A LOT! Ibprofin is just not cutting the pain and either is tylenol. I exclusively BF my son who is 5 weeks old. He is doing well and gaining weight like crazy. I thought i had a clogged ducked but I do not know. These pains on my left breast come and go every other week or so and last up to 3-4 days. Now I see my OB this up coming Wed for my 6 week PP check up. What can i do to help with the pain!!! Hot showers makes it feel worse, like a dull achey pain. GRRRRR it hurts!

user banned Des Moines, Iowa 1848 posts
17th Nov '12

You cold have mastitis.



Use hot and cold packs!

Annette Topham 5 kids; Utah 637 posts
17th Nov '12

i dont see really any redness to them though. They are very sensitive to the touch though.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
17th Nov '12

Mastitis is an infection and can cause breast pain an fever an needs to be treated with antibiotics immediately. Go to the dr in the morning.

meℓissa♡ 1 child; ,, CA, United States 17725 posts
status 17th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" Mastitis is an infection and can cause breast pain an fever an needs to be treated with antibiotics immediately. Go to the dr in the morning."</blockquote>




This.

user banned Des Moines, Iowa 1848 posts
17th Nov '12

Doesn't have to be accompanied with redness.
Alternate hot cold packs which will help even of ts not mastitis. Then go see a doc in morn like pp said.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
17th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Safka9973:</b>" Doesn't have to be accompanied with redness. Alternate hot cold packs which will help even of ts not mastitis. Then go see a doc in morn like pp said."</blockquote>



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Either way OP if u have a fever you're getting something that needs treated.

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
17th Nov '12

Keep nursing as much as possible from that side and go see a doctor...IF they prescribe you antibiotics, keep in mind that you will probably end up with thrush, so I wouldn't take them unless absolutely necessary. I had mastitis, and the doctor didn't give me any medication, because of the risk of developing thrush...he just told me to nurse, pump and massage the milk out while dangling my breasts in a warm bath.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
17th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ms.Eagles:</b>" Keep nursing as much as possible from that side and go see a doctor...IF they prescribe you antibiotics, ... [snip!] ... risk of developing thrush...he just told me to nurse, pump and massage the milk out while dangling my breasts in a warm bath."</blockquote>



You can't just get rid of mastitis.

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ms.Eagles:</b>" Keep nursing as much as possible from that side ... [snip!] ... and massage the milk out while dangling my breasts in a warm bath."</blockquote> You can't just get rid of mastitis."


Well that's what I was diagnosed with, and I followed doctor's orders...within 2 days it was gone. Severe cases need meds, but I was in the very early stage, so it was easy to treat at home.

Annette Topham 5 kids; Utah 637 posts
17th Nov '12

i have been usin hot/cold packs. i took tylenol and it didnt cut the fever at all. hot shower made it feel worse.

Bandera Roe 1 child; Temple, Texas 170 posts
17th Nov '12

Sounds Like mastits I had it u need to go to the doctor

Ezzy Jane 2 kids; Texarkana, Texas 1225 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting Ms.Eagles:" Keep nursing as much as possible from that side and go see a doctor...IF they prescribe you antibiotics, ... [snip!] ... risk of developing thrush...he just told me to nurse, pump and massage the milk out while dangling my breasts in a warm bath."

Sounds more like you had a plugged duct instead of mastitis. Plugged ducts can lead to mastitis, so maybe that was the case? I don't think any reputable doctor would avoid prescribing antibiotics for mastitis for fear of thrush. Thrush is easily treated with antifungals. A case of mastitis is not something you want to play around with.

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting Ezzy Jane:" Sounds more like you had a plugged duct instead of mastitis. Plugged ducts can lead to mastitis, so maybe ... [snip!] ... fear of thrush. Thrush is easily treated with antifungals. A case of mastitis is not something you want to play around with."


Don't know. I'm not a doctor, but I had all the symptoms of mastitis: fever, chills, headache, dizziness, painful lump in my breast that was red and warm to the touch. He took one look at it and said it was definitely mastitis, and that he *could* give me anitibiotics, but with the risk of thrush, it wasn't worth it (since I was already starting to feel a bit better than the previous day) But he said if it wasn't gone, or got worse the next day or 2, to go back and he'd write me a prescription. It depends on the severity of mastitis, I guess...I'm just going by what I was told.

Annette Topham 5 kids; Utah 637 posts
17th Nov '12

still have a fever today, ibprofin takes it down to 99 but it goes back up. tylenol takes it down to 101 ugh...