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How to Treat Breast Abscess?

Medical Treatment:
  • Have an ultrasound scan of your breast to check for an abscess
  • The pus can be drained from an abscess with either a needle or a small cut in your skin
  • Go home the same day and may be given antibiotics to take at home
  • In a few days or weeks, the abscess should heal completely
  • If you can, keep to feed with both breasts. This will not harm your baby and can help heal your breast
  • If breastfeeding is too painful, try expressing milk from breasts with your hand or a breast pump