2nd October 2019

breast-cancer
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What is cellulitis of the breast?

Breast cellulitis. Breast cellulitis is a complication which can arise following breast conserving surgery or radiation therapy for breast cancer. Cellulitis is an acute, spreading 'pyogenic' (producing pus) inflammation, usually of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue (the skin).

Likewise, people ask, what causes breast infections when not breastfeeding?

Chronic mastitis occurs in women who are not breastfeeding. In postmenopausal women, breast infections may be associated with chronic inflammation of the ducts below the nipple. Hormonal changes in the body can cause the milk ducts to become clogged with dead skin cells and debris.

What antibiotics are used to treat a breast infection?

For simple mastitis without an abscess, oral antibiotics are prescribed. Cephalexin (Keflex) and dicloxacillin (Dycill) are two of the most common antibiotics chosen, but a number of others are available.
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