Thank you for your response. However, cortisone made the itching worse and actually caused the redness in the first place. My initial symptom was itching with no other outward signs on the breast. My breast is not scaly. The antibiotics seem to have subdued the redness that occurred from the cortisone use. Is there anything else that may be causing this? (I am scheduled for mammography and ultrasound for this Thursday but the wait itself is killing me).
Thank you again.
That is very helpful. Thank you.
Just one last question, then ... I've been on Keflex since Saturday and while the redness has greatly subsided and itch is gone, now both breasts feel heavy and somewhat tingly. Is this a normal reaction to the Keflex? Or is this a sign that perhaps any bacterial infection is clearing up?
I'm not usually paranoid, but the fact that nothing like this has happened with my breasts before is causing me great concern, coupled with the fact that I have been on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for the past 18 months. (If the itch or reaction was anywhere else on my body, I would not be so concerned.).
PS: I have stopped all hormone treatments as a result of this incident.
I don`t know how this will ultimately play out,but the additional information of the hormones is critical. I could just scream at the number of misinformed naive people who have been told that bioidentical hormones are better, safer, natural than the synthetics. NOT TRUE! Your problems could all be due to the improper amount of hormones and not the fact that you are taking estrogen itself. Your symptoms are not likely from the Keflex. I agree to stop the hormones. If you get intolerable sweats, etc. in the future, see a really experienced gynecologist and discuss the risk/benefits of HRT and the length of treatment and how to start on tiny amounts and gradually increase.
FRom now, await the imaging and hope that it will all be negative It probably will. Be well