Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pain in the Nipple Treatment

Treatment for breast pain depends on the underlying cause. A person with severe breast pain caused by an underlying infection, such as mastitis or breast abscess, require antibiotics and pain medication. In a person with mild to moderate pain, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications or acetaminophen, and compresses, may reduce pain.

Treatment for breast pain may include:

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Last Updated: May 16, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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