Mastitis and Blocked Ducts
Both mastitis and blocked ducts can result in a lump developing in the breast and in early stages, it can be difficult to tell the difference. In mastitis, there is an actual infection of the breast, usually accompanied by fever. In a blocked duct, there is no fever. In both cases, keeping the baby on the breast is essential, with the baby’s chin pointed toward the lump if possible! There are several homeopathic remedies that can be applicable in the early stages of a breast issue.
The top ones are:
Phytolacca – this is the remedy for when the breast feel hard as a stone. The nipple may be cracked, inflamed, and sensitive. There is pain with feeding that radiates over the whole body and spine. There may be fever. Lifting or supporting the breast makes it feel better.
Silica – an inflamed lumpy spot that is swollen. Burning pains. May be left sided. Pain occurs during feeding and extends through the breast into the shoulder. May feel better from warmth, as the person feels a bit chilly.
Belladonna – a hot, shiny breast lump accompanied by fever. Often right sided.
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