Mastitis can be a bacterial infection. It really does need antibiotics -- you don't want to develop an abcess. If you can feel a plug, try to massage that area (try in the bath or a warm shower to make it easier) -- if it's not full-blown yet, that could help. But if you have flu-like symptoms, you need to call your HCP. Abcesses often need to be surgically drained, so you don't want to go down that road if you can avoid it.
3/26/11 at 6:29pm