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What's done for a breast infection?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
ABX +/- Drainage: Mastitis is usually secondary to normal skin bacteria entering the milk ducts, leading to an infection; this is most common when breastfeeding. A short course of antibiotics will usually clear-up the infection; however, if a collection of pus is present (abscess), this requires drainage. Drainage is best done via repeated aspirations; if unsuccessful, surgical drainage (i and d) may be necessary.

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