Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Nipple Discharge Treatment

The treatment for nipple discharge depends on the cause. Treatment for nipple discharge may include a support bra, nipple cleansing, warm compresses, medications, or surgery.

Treatment for nipple discharge may include:

  • Supportive bra
  • Gentle nipple cleansing
  • Warm compresses
    • Apply for 20-30 minutes, 3 times a day.
  • Medications for nipple infections:
    • Topical antibiotics
    • Oral antibiotics
  • Surgery for nipple discharge:
    • To remove diseased breast ducts

Nipple Discharge Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat nipple discharge:

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Nipple Discharge References
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