There are many unknown factors that may increase the risk of abscesses or pus in the breast. A recent study shows, smoking and make the nipple piercing in part among them.
Breast abscess is a disease that is difficult to heal as well as easy to relapse. the chance of recurrence for those who’ve experienced it ranged between 40-50 percent.The disease is caused by bacterial infection, one of which is Staphylococcus aureus. Bacteria that are naturally found in human skin that can be entered if there are injuries to the breasts especially around the nipple.
In addition to diabetes and obesity are major risk factors, several other factors may increase the risk of breast abscess. This was revealed in a study at the University of Iowa, published in the Journal of The American College of Surgeons July 2010 edition.
One of the factors in question is smoking, which may increase the risk of breast abscess 6 times higher than in women who do not smoke. In addition, smoking also makes the chances of recurrence rose to 15-fold.
From the number of patients who experienced recurrence, 60 percent of whom are heavy smokers. Therefore, researchers suggest the patient abscess who smoke to stop habits order recurrence risk can be reduced.
In addition, next factors the first time is revealed in the pierced nipples. Risk of developing breast abscesses in women with pierced nipples tend to increase during the period up to 7 years since the piercing is made.
In this study, involving 68 experts women who experience breast abscess, including 43 women and 9 women smokers who have a piercing on her nipples. All the participants had no history of breast cancer and not undergoing irradiation with radiation or breast surgery within the last 12 months.