The bacteria that causes mastitis is the Staphylococcus aureus that is found on the skin. Once the bacteria have spread into the breast tissue it causes an infection and will require treatment with antibiotics. Left untreated, the infection can develop into an abscess or a pus-filled region. This is the fluid that leaks out of the nipples.
The treatment for male mastitis involves the use of antibiotics to treat the infection. Antibiotics such as Amoxycillin, penicillin and older generation antibiotics are usually of no use against the Staphylococcus aureus bacterium. The antibiotics that are effective include cephalexin, cloxacillin, flucloxacillin, clindamycin and ciprofloxacin. Any of these antibiotics are usually enough to cure the infection.
Pain relievers such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)may also be prescribed to lessen the inflammation and the pain.
Treatment for mastitis that has caused an abscess will require surgery to drain the abscess. Intravenous antibiotics may be prescribed to treat the infection and pain relievers may be prescribed for pain relief.
Proper care of the affected region is an essential part of treatment. This includes:
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