A 23-year-old male asked:
sir/mam my mother is having breast abscess.we first operated it but now the abscess is growing again on breast and hand?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 56 years experience
Need investigation: In non lactating female most of the breast abcess are in skin and subcutaneous tissue, should heal with drainage , wound care along with antibiotics , in a non healing abscess or infection may have be having underlying malignancy, please take your mom to her doctor for examination and tests.
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Need eval & good tx: Firstly, make sure that the diagnosis is correct. Secondly, if abscess is large enough- incision and drainage may be required to remove the puss. Culture and sensitivity should be done to help antibiotic selection. She should receive a good regimen of antibiotic for a good period of time. Later, when the culture is back- antibiotic type can be adjusted accordingly. A good wound care is needed.
Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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