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Will mastitis clear on its own?

Mastitis will not clear on its own. It is important to start treatment with antibiotics as soon as possible to avoid any complications, such as an abscess forming. If mastitis is identified and treated early, the condition will generally improve within 48 hours.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 07 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Nipple problems during breastfeeding


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