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How To Treat Breast And Nipple Absces

About:

A pus-filled lump that causes pain and develops on the breast.

One in ten women (in the age group of 18 - 50 years) is affected by breast abscess. [1]

- Treatable my a medical professional
- Requires medical diagnosis
- Lab tests or mammography required

It is most common in women who breastfeed, but can also be found in other women. It is uncommon in women who are not lactating and/or are postmenopausal and can lead to malignant breast cancer. In some cases, women can also have breast and abscess formations post breast cancer.

Ages affected: Women between the ages of 18 and 50 years.

Symptoms:

Self-diagnosable
Symptoms include the formation of a pus-filled lump, which may be hard.

People may experience
Pain: due to the pus formation
Breast tenderness: Leading to redness of the nipples and surrounding area
Fever: Chills or feeling unwell, feeling hot and fatigue

Treatment:

Self-care: Trying weight loss and avoiding the consumption of tobacco can prove to be helpful in avoiding abscess formation. For lactating women, it is best to keep the skin around the nipples and breasts clean and use a pump while breastfeeding.

Medication: A course of antibiotics help relieve the pain, while a fine-needle aspiration (FNA) can be done as well, as consulted by the doctor.

Specialists: For specialized consultation, visit a physician or gynecologist. At mfine, we have trained specialists and doctors to help you cope through difficult health issues, with utmost care and hospitality.

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