How to treat breast ulcer?
Hello, a 54-year-old postmenopausal woman is having a very painful left breast ulcer of 2 weeks' duration. The ulcer started as a small boil with yellow discharge and then increased gradually in size. She has no history of recent gastrointestinal or other systemic symptoms and had not previously undergone any surgery or biopsy of her left breast. How to treat breast ulcer?
@sahana The treatment for a breast infection often depends on the underlying cause and the severity of the symptoms. If a person has a breast abscess, a doctor may recommend draining the abscess. A doctor will usually prescribe antibiotics if the infection is due to bacteria. Typically, symptoms will start to improve within 1–2 days of treatment. People should always take the full course of antibiotics, even if they start to feel better before completing treatment. In rare instances, a person may require surgery to remove a damaged duct to keep the infection from returning. However, surgery is a last resort when taking antibiotics and draining the cyst are ineffective.