Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast parenchyma and possibly associated tissues (areola, nipple, subcutaneous [SC] fat).
Usually associated with bacterial infection (and milk sta...
Fever >38.5°C and malaise
Nausea ± vomiting
Localized breast tenderness, heat, swelling, and redness
Possible breast mass
“Hot cords burning in chest wall”
Consider yeast inf...
Encourage oral fluids.
Multivitamin, including vitamin A
Rest is essential.
Regular emptying of both breasts with breastfeeding
Nipple care to preve...
Amir LH, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocol Committee. ABM clinical protocol #4: mastitis, revised March 2014. Breastfeed Med. 2014;9(5):239–243.
Crepinsek MA, Crowe L,...
N61 Inflammatory disorders of breast
O91.22 Nonpurulent mastitis associated with the puerperium
O91.23 Nonpurulent mastitis associated with lactation
N60.19 Diffuse cystic mastopathy of unspec...
Complete emptying of the breasts on a regular schedule, avoiding constrictive clothing or bras that might obstruct breast ducts. Meticulous attention to nipple care, “adequate rest,” a...
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