Treatments for breast abscesses in breastfeeding women
Citation: Irusen H., Rohwer A.C., Steyn D.W., et al. Treatments for breast abscesses in breastfeeding women. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD010490.
There is insufficient evidence to determine whether needle aspiration is a more effective option to I&D for lactational breast abscesses, or whether an antibiotic should be routinely added to women undergoing I&D for lactational breast abscesses.
Many women stop breastfeeding for the recommended duration due to lactational breast abscesses (localized accumulations of infected fluid in breast tissue). They are commonly treated with antibiotics, incision and drainage, or ultrasound-guided needle aspiration, but there is no consensus on the best treatment. This review assesses the effects of different treatments for the management of breast abscesses in breastfeeding women.
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