A breast abscess is a painful build-up of pus within the breast because of an infection. It specifically impacts girls who are breastfeeding.
See a Doctor when you have:
• A painful, crimson and warm breast
• A lump or swelling to your breast
These may be signs of a breast infection or abscess.
You may also have a high temperature and feel generally sick.
Treatment from a Doctor
Your GP will refer you to hospital for treatment in the event that they think you have a breast abscess.
They may prescribe antibiotic drugs first in the event that they suppose you would possibly only have a breast infection.
Go back to your GP if your signs and symptoms do not begin to improve within 2 days of beginning antibiotics.