Breast infections are rare but happen more often around childbirth, after an injury, or after surgery
You’re more likely to get a breast infection if you have diabetes Diabetes Mellitus (DM) Diabetes mellitus is a disorder in which the body does not produce enough or respond normally to insulin, causing blood sugar (glucose) levels to be abnormally high. Urination and thirst are... read more or if you take corticosteroids (medicine to lower swelling and pain)
Doctors have you take antibiotics to treat the infection.
Doctors usually drain an abscess. To do this, doctors will:
Do an ultrasound Ultrasonography Ultrasonography is a safe imaging test that uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the insides of your body. Ultrasonography doesn't use radiation (x-rays). Ultrasonography is also called... read more (a test that uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the insides of your body) to see where to place the needle
Drain the abscess with a needle