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Can I pop a breast abscess?

Can I pop a breast abscess?

Would not: Best treatment is adequate surgical drainage. If the opening is too small, the abscess can come back. Best to see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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Can I pick a breast abscess myself?

Can I pick a breast abscess myself?

No: See your physician as soon as possible , first you need diagnosis, is it a simple abscess or tumor, you don't want to introduce lethal infections. ...Read more

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Possible breast abscess. How to tell?

Possible breast abscess. How to tell?

Red, tender lump: A breast abscess will manifest itself as a hot, red, tender lump in the breast +/- fever; eventually, the entire breast can become swollen &red. Treatment is centered on antibiotics and abscess drainage, either thru (repeated) needle aspiration, or even surgical drainage if aspiration is unsuccessful. Please see your gyne or primary care dr. Today. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever treated a breast abscess?

Has anyone ever treated a breast abscess?

Yes: The treatment involves drainage of the abscess (with a needle or a surgical incision) and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Breast abscess, lactation question. Any experts here?

Breast abscess, lactation question. Any experts here?

I can help...: ...But i need to know the specific question. If you are asking if you can breast-feed with a breast abscess, the answer is yes. Breast abscesses are best managed with antibiotics and repeated aspiration as needed until they resolve. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it common for teenage girls to develop a breast abscess?

Is it common for teenage girls to develop a breast abscess?

No, but it happens. : Breast abscesses can occur at any age, typically via normal skin bacteria entering a break in the skin or nipple. Rx centers on antibiotics and draining any pus, ideally via (repeated) aspirations rather than surgical drainage. Surgical evaluation is mandatory--it is best to treat this as early as possible. ...Read more

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Which treatments for breast abscess are most cost-effective?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics with warm compresses are most cost effective, but an abscess, almost by definition, is difficult for antibiotics to penetrate and kill the bacteria. Therefore, you're almost always going to have to have the abscess surgically treated. That may mean draining it with a needle, but often requires surgically cutting out the abscess wall. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a breast abscess when not breastfeeding?

Is it possible to have a breast abscess when not breastfeeding?

Yes: Breast abscesses can occur unrelated to pregnancy, typically via normal skin bacteria entering a break in the skin or nipple. Rx centers on antibiotics and draining any pus, ideally via (repeated) aspirations rather than surgical drainage. Surgical evaluation is mandatory--cancers can masquerade as abscesses. ...Read more

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How long does breast aches associated with breast abscess last?

Healing: Depends on factors of size of abscess, means of treatment such as an open wound, how long it takes to heal, if the infection tries to recur, any medical factors such as diabetes, etc. It may take several days to a few weeks. If it is not improving as you feel it should be, contact your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

Dr. Regina Hampton
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Breast Abscess (Definition)

A breast abscess is an infection of the breast that causes a painful collection of bacteria and pus in the skin or soft ...Read more