I had GM in 2009 and 2010, was treated with prednisone and methotrexate for a year which started my recovery and I finished off the cure by wearing poultices made with calcium bentonite clay. I still get mastitis-like lumps under both the areola of the diseased breast as well as of the well breast. They are slightly swollen and tender. I simply make a poultice by smearing the clay onto a gauze pad, forming sort of a ball, and place it against the nipple, pressing down so the breast has a normal shape, and putting the jogging bra over that (wear the bra first, it's easier). I wear it day and night, changing the poultice about every 6-8 hours. It can take about a week for the lump to go away but it eventually shrinks to nothing. I believe it might go away on its own, but it my case it would take about a half a year to go away, instead of about a week.
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