Mastitis, a painful infection of the breast tissue, often affects women who are breastfeeding. With the expert guidance of Dr. Lindsay Keith, you’ll receive effective diagnosis and treatment to resolve the issue promptly.
Mastitis is an infection of the breast tissue that results in breast pain, swelling, warmth, and redness. It can also cause flu-like symptoms such as fever and chills. While it most commonly affects women who are breastfeeding, mastitis can also occur in women who aren’t breastfeeding and in men.
Dr. Lindsay Keith employs thorough clinical evaluation to diagnose mastitis. This includes a careful examination of the affected breast and a review of your symptoms and overall health. In certain situations, additional tests like ultrasound or mammography may be necessary.
Treatment for mastitis typically involves antibiotics to combat the infection. In some cases, if an abscess (pocket of pus) forms, it may require drainage. Pain relief measures, including warm compresses and over-the-counter pain relievers, can also help alleviate symptoms.
Dr. Lindsay Keith offers comprehensive and compassionate care to patients dealing with mastitis. She takes the time to understand your unique situation, ensuring your treatment plan is effectively tailored to your needs.
Dealing with mastitis can be a stressful experience, especially for new mothers. Dr. Keith and her team provide robust support and resources to ensure you feel understood and cared for throughout your journey.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of mastitis, don’t hesitate to reach out. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lindsay Keith today to discuss your condition, understand your treatment options, and start your path to recovery. Your health and well-being are our utmost priority.
**1. Can mastitis resolve on its own?**
While some mild cases might improve on their own, it’s essential to consult a healthcare provider if you suspect mastitis. Untreated mastitis can lead to a breast abscess, which requires surgical treatment.
**2. What can I do at home to relieve symptoms of mastitis?**
Applying warm compresses to the affected breast and continuing to breastfeed or express milk can help alleviate symptoms. Over-the-counter pain relievers may also provide relief.
**3. Can mastitis recur?**
Yes, mastitis can recur, especially in women who are breastfeeding. Following a healthcare provider’s advice can help reduce the risk of recurrent mastitis.