Mastitis (Breast Infection)

Mastitis (Breast Infection)

Dr. Kennedy
Infection of breast tissue is usually caused by bacteria, most often staph (Staphyloccocus aureus), which is found on the skin and enter the breast through a break in the skin or nipple which may occur during breast-feeding. The infected breast may be swollen, hot, reddened, and painful. There may be low grade fever. Treatment includes warm wet compresses and antibiotics.

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