How to Treat Mastitis?

Medical Treatment:
Do the following self-care techniques:
  • Take plenty of fluids
  • Take over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol
  • Avoid to take aspirin while breastfeeding- it is not safe
  • Make sure you have plenty of rest
  • Regularly expressing milk from your breasts if you are breastfeeding
  • Do not wear tight-fitting clothing, including bras, until your symptoms improve
  • Placing a warm cloth soaked with warm water over your breast to help relieve the pain
  • You may need to take antibiotics if your GP thinks your mastitis is caused by an infection
  • Surgery to remove one or more of your milk ducts may be recommended in some cases in non-breastfeeding women that recur frequently or persist despite treatment