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How long does breast erythema associated with breast abscess last?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
If treated....: If your abscess is treated appropriately with drainage and antibiotics, the fever should resolve within 48-72 hours. The erythema should also improve in that time. It can take up to 1 week for the redness to completely resolve. If the fever or redness persists, then contact your surgeon, the abscess may not have been completely drained.

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