Does smoking affect a breast abscess woundw?

Yes. Smoking interferes with wound healing. The healing is delayed, suboptimal, and may never finish due to a multitude of direct and indirect adverse effects of tobacco use.
See below. Smoking is bad for all healing including the type you mentioned. It probably won't be helped by stopping now, but stopping asst any time is a good idea.

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Does smoking affect a breast abscess wound?

See below. Smoking is bad for all healing including the type you mentioned. It probably won't be helped by stopping now, but stopping asst any time is a good idea. Read more...

Does smoking affect breast abscess wound?

See below. Smoking is bad for all healing including the type you mentioned. It probably won't be helped by stopping now, but stopping asst any time is a good idea. Read more...
Yes. Smoking cigarettes is never recommended, but especially when one is trying to heal a wound or acute infection. By constricting blood vessels, slower healing occurs due to lack of germ-fighting blood cells getting to the wound, and many other effects. It is a well-known surgical fact that wound healing and recovery is impaired by regular cigarette use. Read more...
Yes. Smoking lowers tissue oxygen levels which will interfere with your body's ability to heal the abscess wound. There is a particularly virulent form of breast infections called periductal mastitis where small abscesses form around the areola; this disease is very rare in nonsmokers and very difficult to cure in smokers. Quitting today will help your wound heal immediately. Read more...

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...
I wouldn't. A breast abscess can be drained and/or treated with antibiotics. If it is traumatically "popped", the infection could spread locally within the breast and could create scarring within the breast. Occasionally, scarring can be difficult to interpret on mammography. Read more...

Can I pick a breast abscess myself?

Never. I would never recommend this. An easily treatable problem can be turned into a comes problem. Read more...
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...

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...

Has anyone ever treated a breast abscess?

Yes. More common in lactating women, but principle of treatment is like any other abcess. You have to drain the pus by making a small incision into the abcess cavity, and let it heal from the inside out. Problem with a lactating breast is a risk of a milk fistula-where milk would leak from the incision rather than be expressed from the nipple. Read more...
Yes. The treatment involves drainage of the abscess (with a needle or a surgical incision) and antibiotics. Read more...

Blood from breast abscess?

Usually not. If you have bloody nipple discharge, that needs medical evaluation, and most commonly is related to a growth on the lining of a milk duct. If there is bloody drainage from the incision made on the skin to drain the pus, that is perfectly normal until it heals. Read more...
Not sure of your ? I am not sure exactly what you are asking. A breast abscess can bleed. Read more...