November 11, 2021
Mastitis is an inflammation in the mammary gland that may or may not be accompanied by an infection. This condition most often affects women who are breastfeeding; however, there are cases in which it occurs without being related to this period. Next, Dr. Milagros Amorin, breast health specialist at Clinica Ricardo Palma, gives us more information.
Types of mastitis
According to the evolution time we have:
Some of the symptoms that occur are:
Generally, in the case of nursing mothers, it is essential to effectively extract milk. The most effective extraction is done through the good suction of the infant, massaging the breast during feeding to improve flow. Also, it is advisable to place warm compresses before breastfeeding and cold after it.
On the other hand, medical treatment will depend on the type of mastitis that the patient presents, because according to this, antibiotics and anti-inflammatories will be prescribed to fight the infection. Likewise, in the case of chronic granulomatous mastitis, it is necessary to use corticosteroids and surgical-type abscess drains.
Tips to prevent mastitis
Dr. Milagros Amorin
Breast health specialist at Clinica Ricardo Palma