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Breast Infection

Symptoms and Signs of Breast Infection

Depending on the cause of the infection, the symptoms and signs of breast infection can vary. It’s important to seek medical diagnosis to determine how to treat the symptoms.

These are some of the most common symptoms of breast infection:

  • Enlarged or swollen breast on only one side
  • Pain or burning while breastfeeding
  • Breast lump
  • Skin redness in a wedge-shaped pattern
  • Breast tenderness
  • Fever/flu-like symptoms
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Itching skin on the breast
  • Pus or discharge from the nipple
  • Changes in the feeling experienced by the nipple
  • Warmth or hotness to the skin
  • Enlarged lymph nodes on the side of the breast

Locations for Breast Infection