A breast abscess is usually lanced and drained.But if the infection keeps coming back after incision and drainage, a wide excision of the infected area may help. Has your doctor done that and made a culture of the infecting organism? If not,then it should be done so that a proper antibiotic treatment can be focused on the offending organism.
It is also possible that your infection keeps coming back because you have some other illness which could affect your immune system, such as diabetes.In this case, the systemic illness has to be controlled before the infection will heal properly.
I don't think you have IBC..It's true that.this rare type of breast cancer can be difficult to diagnose,because it may be mistaken for those of mastitis.The clue is, that IBC gets no better when it's thought to be an infection and is treated with antibiotics.
Have you been diagnosed with GM ?(granulomatous mastitis) Because the abscesses can occur in any part of the breast and tends to recur. It is postulated to be an autoimmune condition with no definite triggering factor, and treatment is prolonged, using immunosuppresants.If you haven't seen a Breast Specialist,I would advise you to do so to find a solution regarding these recurrent abscesses.I heard that to help diagnose GM, your doctor needs to do a special test to look for 'corynebacterium'.
If you have been diagnosed with GM, Med Help has a Forum "User Group"that deals specifically with this condition and you might find it helpful.You could also post in that forum to get additional information.
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