So both my kids have chicken pox. Yesterday the whole day I felt.. very desperate for a nap (dh eventually came home early and I took a very long one! WHEW!) by mid afternoon I felt kinda like I had a fever, except without the fever part. I also was achey.. lower back and hips, mostly. So I expected that I just needed a nap and would feel better. Woke up.. nope! Feel just as bad! AS the night progressed I developed a fever. I just sorta assumed that even though I have immunity to CP, I was exposed and my immune system is just doing its thing, hence the fever. At the highest (that I checked, at least) it was 101.3. Now its around 99.9 and I don't feel as bad, just a little weak and headachey. Anyway, just in the last couple hours it occured to me.. duh, my boob freaking hurts! Its not unbearable to nurse but it is uncomfortable enough that I've put my 3 y/o off several times. I don't feel any lump or anything that feels like a plugged duct. dh says it looks red. I've always heard of mastitis as being pure agony, like getting run over by a truck and so much as brushing your arm against it is like blinding pain. Its not THAT bad. but definitely sore to the touch.
Could it be mastitis? Do I need to do anything specifically to treat it or will it just run its course?
dd (9) ds (7), ds (4) & ds (1)