Mastitis (breast inflammation or infection)ONLINE VISIT

Get fast, convenient care for mastitis. No appointment needed.

Breast pain, tenderness, or warmth (only for those who are lactating or breastfeeding)

  • 5-10 minutes
  • Treatment plan in 15 minutes
  • For females ages 18 - 49
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Only $25 for a virtual consult

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Only $25 for a virtual consult


What is mastitis?

Mastitis is when part of the breast becomes inflamed and swollen. It is most common during the first few months of breastfeeding. But it can happen at any time. The condition can also cause flu-like symptoms, including fever and chills. Mastitis usually results from a blocked milk duct or bacteria entering the breast, and it can be treated effectively with antibiotics, warm compresses, and continued breastfeeding or pumping to alleviate milk stagnation. The goal of treatment is to ease discomfort and get the milk flowing again. If milk flow stays blocked, mastitis can lead to infection.

Common symptoms

Symptoms of mastitis may include:

  • Breast tenderness or warmth
  • Swelling or a lump in the breast
  • Pain or a burning sensation continuously or while breastfeeding
  • Skin discoloration, often in a wedge-shaped pattern, may be difficult to see on darker skin tones
  • Fever or chills
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Common treatments

Your provider will design a treatment plan tailored just for you. They may recommend the following, as medically appropriate:

  • Dicloxacillin
  • Cephalexin
  • Erythromycin
  • Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (Bactrim DS)
  • Clindamycin HCl (Cleocin HCl)
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Guided self-care
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Only $25 for a virtual consult

How It Works

How it works

We make getting care quick and easy so you can get back to what matters most.
Find your treatment
Choose the care option that best suits your current needs.
Answer some questions
Share relevant health information with a board-certified provider via online interview. Learn more.
Get a diagnosis and care plan
A provider will send you a diagnosis and treatment plan for your prescription.
Begin your care
If our medical team determines a prescription is medically appropriate, choose your preferred pharmacy to pick up your medication or have it discreetly delivered to your door.

Message your provider with any follow-up medical questions after receiving your treatment plan.