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How can I make breast abscess go away?

I have had reoccurring abscesses under my breast for roughly 10 years. It started off as one but now there are two. They alternate between being flat and empty and getting hard, full, and painful. After a few days to a week of the abscess being hard and painful they open up and drain white/yellow foul smelling puss and blood . They remain open for days and continue to drain and then close up again. Most recently one discharged a hard, chunky white discharge like cottage cheese. I currently treat with warm salt water compresses, Hibiclense, and. neosporin . What are these abcesses and how can I get them to go away? They are painful and embarrassing.
Asked On : Wed, 28 Mar 2012
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Thanks for writing to us.
Recurrent breast abscesses for last ten year are suggestive of uncontrolled diabetes or a lowered body immunity or presence of a foreign body in the area which is responsible for recurrent infections.
A systemic examination and blood tests are needed to find out the underlying problem. Doing a localised treatment with dressings and topical antibiotics will not prevent the recurrence.
I encourage you to consult your primary physician for proper investigations.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.


Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Wed, 28 Mar 2012
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