Can Oral Nipple Play Give Me a Breast Abscess?

Published: August 17, 2021
Dear TeenHealthFX,
Can oral nipple play give me a breast abscess?
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Dear Can Oral Nipple Play Give Me a Breast Abscess?,

According to Healthline, breast abscesses are possible to get a breast abscess whether you are male or female, however, they usually occur to women who are currently breastfeeding. A breast abscess occurs from an untreated infection. Bacteria from saliva or even cavities can enter the skin through cuts, nipple piercings, or cracked nipples resulting in an infection.

Symptoms of a breast abscess include pain, redness, swelling, or pus from the breast or nipple area. If you believe you have a breast abscess, you should seek medical attention from a doctor. If experience a fever or chills, it is important see a doctor as soon as possible because could be a sign of a severe infection.

If you need help finding a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist. 

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