Mastitis is an inflammation of breast tissue that sometimes involves with an infection. Mastitis most commonly affects women who are breast-feeding (lactation mastitis). But mastitis can occur in women who are not breast-feeding and in men also.
Milk that is trapped in the breast is the main cause of mastitis. Other causes include:
Risk factors for mastitis include:
To get our breast-feeding relationship with our infant off to its best start and to avoid complications such as mastitis consider meeting with a lactation consultant. A lactation consultant can give us tips and provide invaluable advice for proper breast-feeding techniques.
Minimize our chances of getting mastitis by following these tips:
Very useful homeopathic medicine for mastitis in the initial stage of inflammation of the breast.Given when breast is red and very swollen.There is throbbing pains accompany the swelling. Recommended when pain is worse when lying down.There is inflammation of breast after weaning .
Useful medicine for mastitis with swollen, painful breast with marked soreness. There is a stinging and shooting pain in the breast.There is extreme sensitivity and tenderness of the breast with hardness and a purple hue may also accompany.There is pain from the breast also radiates to the whole body while nursing the child.
Excellent medicne for mastitis when the breasts are stony hard.Given when breasts are also hot, swollen and highly painful.Recommended when the slightest motion worsens the pain in the breast and the patient may need to support the breast with the hand. Resting seems to relieve the pain.
Useful for mastitis when an abscess gets formed.Very effective when treating suppurative conditions. Helpful in the drainage of pus without any surgical intervention.
Work well in cases of an abscess with pus discharge that may be offensive in nature, intense pain, sensitivity to touch and chills.