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Old 01-09-2007, 07:23 PM   #8
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Re: Breast infection

I've had mastitis so often it's just a part of my life now. My heart goes out to you! I don't like ab's but I've been told to not let it go longer than 24-36hrs. w/o starting them once you have a fever and redness. Take ibuprophen or acetaminophen to bring the fever down, drink lots of water, cut up and swallow lots of raw garlic, nurse alot, and if it's a plugged duct, use a warm compress and massage the area befor you nurse if you can stand it (the moist heat helps with vasodilation to help release the plug). Hopefully you can beat this on your own but I'd see if the dr can call in some ab's for you just in case when you're able to get them.
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