• infection

    Asked by jojosmom on Saturday, April 13, 2013


    I finished chemo on Jan 28. Started radiation Feb 25 was doing so good I thought. No nausea with chemo and then started getting sunburnt with rad. Well it kept getting worse and I always told my dr about it and she'd examine me and say try this cream, etc. So I saw her on thurs , then sat I got a fever, then sun fever again and breast was large, hard and sunburnt. So I went to ER, they admitted me. Find out I have a bacterial infection inside my breast. So they tried to drain it without success and me screaming with pain. So they decided on surgery, so I got out of hosp thurs with 3 drains and very sore. I don't really have a question, just venting. I guess just be careful, I hadn't been informed of this possibility.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • leepenn's Avatar

      oh my gosh - that all sounds so awful! i hope you are doing better now... i wish you speedy healing!

      over 5 years ago
    • Kossmore's Avatar

      That is terrible, your doctor should have known what was going on! There is a 2% cortiszone cream that you can put on the burnt skin of the breast for the burn, it is perscription only. Hope you get better soon.

      over 5 years ago
    • Hppyldy's Avatar

      I suspect that you are on antibiotics or you had them in the hospital through an IV. Once you are feeling better, go to the supermarket and get fresh aloe. It is a long green plant leaf in the produce section. Put it in the fridge and let it get cool, then cut a slice, about 2 inches in width, slice it open. Spread the gelatin like on the breast and see if it soothes. I didn't have any sun burn or infection. Advise your doctor you are using it. By the way, I might have a heart to heart talk with that doctor, you might want someone else. Shouldn't be getting an infection.

      over 5 years ago

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