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When to see a dr for mastasis? susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8400 posts
19th Aug

You may or may not have seen my two previous posts about clogged ducts. After my last post I tried to take a nap and slept for a very short time before the baby woke me. I felt TERRIBLE! I was burning up and freezing at the same time and my whole body was sore. I took my temperature and it was 102.8. Baby nursed and I drank a bunch of water. My temp last check was 1ike 100.5, so a little better and I'm feeling a bit better.



Is there anything I can do for myself at home? Should I make an appointment with my OB or go to urgent care tomorrow or what?

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
19th Aug

You need anti biotics ASAP.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26; 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
19th Aug

Immediately. You need antibiotics

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8400 posts
19th Aug

Like NOW now? (ER?)

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; GoShox!, KS, United States 9199 posts
19th Aug

If you're running a fever, you need to be seen right away.

That being said, I wouldn't necessarily want to spend all night in the ER. Definitely your OB or urgent care tomorrow.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26; 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
19th Aug

Oh and use ice packs to reduce swelling and discomfort , and heat when you feed to help the flow.



You can get little ice pacs specifically for your breasts which you can use hot or cold. They r amazing.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26; 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
19th Aug

I wouldn't go to the ER by the time you r seen you could have just seen your dr tomorrow. But if it is unbearable I would go



Try to get relief the way I suggested. Try and feed from that side to drain it completely.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8400 posts
19th Aug
Quoting loser mom (tko!):" If you're running a fever, you need to be seen right away. That being said, I wouldn't necessarily want to spend all night in the ER. Definitely your OB or urgent care tomorrow."


My main thing is that my car is at my dad's (close by) so I'd have to find someone to bring it over and I've got a three year old I'd need a sitter for.



I mean if I absolutely need to I can work it out, but I dunno... Go now or wait til tomorrow?

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8400 posts
19th Aug
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" I wouldn't go to the ER by the time you r seen you could have just seen your dr tomorrow. But if it is ... [snip!] ... But if it is unbearable I would go Try to get relief the way I suggested. Try and feed from that side to drain it completely."


Ok, thanks! Hopefully I won't start feeling worse or anything tonight.

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; GoShox!, KS, United States 9199 posts
19th Aug
Quoting susanesque:" My main thing is that my car is at my dad's (close by) so I'd have to find someone to bring it over ... [snip!] ... year old I'd need a sitter for. I mean if I absolutely need to I can work it out, but I dunno... Go now or wait til tomorrow?"


*I* would wait until tomorrow. Take some Tylenol or ibuprofen, use a heating pad on your breast for 15 minutes every few hours, and drink plenty of water. Keep nursing on that side if you're breastfeeding.

If the pain becomes unbearable, or your fever spikes up really high, then go to the ER.

Mrs. Daniel 1 child; California 547 posts
19th Aug

Ice/cold can interfere with let down, and when you are trying to empty an infected breast, you don't need anything else getting in the way of draining it. Just heat for now. Tylenol is safe to take and I second getting antibiotics ASAP.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26; 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
19th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting susanesque:</b>" Ok, thanks! Hopefully I won't start feeling worse or anything tonight."</blockquote>



When I started running a fever when I had mastitis the first time, I didn't et seen for about 14 hours, it didn't get much worse, it just didn't get better.



Have you alen Tylenol or something?

KillerMombie 3 kids; Belle Chasse, Louisiana 28281 posts
19th Aug

I've had it 5 times over the course of breast feeding 2 kids. I've never used an Rx nor have I seen a dr. I up fluids, up Vit c, massage the area and KEEP NURSING. Heating pads and hot showers with a wash cloth over your breast help with the pain and so does nursing over your baby. For me it's always cleared up in a couple of days but yes, it was miserable every time! Usually the night the shivers set in was always the night my fever eventually broke. Woke up DRENCHED in sweat but feeling much better.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8400 posts
19th Aug
Quoting loser mom (tko!):" *I* would wait until tomorrow. Take some Tylenol or ibuprofen, use a heating pad on your breast for ... [snip!] ... that side if you're breastfeeding. If the pain becomes unbearable, or your fever spikes up really high, then go to the ER."


Thanks! I feel ok for now. Last night when I was just worried about the clog the pain got pretty bad. I told DH it felt similar to a broken bone. Thankfully I still have a ton of the motrin they gave me for my c-section as well as some of the stronger stuff if it were unbearable.



Come to think of it even if I were to go tonight it wouldn't do any good unless they gave me IV antibiotics because all of the pharmacies here close at like 7:30. :?

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
19th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting KillerMombie:</b>" I've had it 5 times over the course of breast feeding 2 kids. I've never used an Rx nor have I seen a ... [snip!] ... and so does nursing over your baby. For me it's always cleared up in a couple of days but yes, it was miserable every time!"</blockquote>



I've skipped antibiotics with mastitis before and man did I regret it, sure it cleared but it kicked my ass unnecessarily, and with a non sleeping baby, that was pure hell. I'm not antibiotic happy by any means but they do have their place.