A burning sensation in breast is a common condition that all women suffer from, at one point of time or another. There can be innumerable causes for the burning sensation. Some of them can be diseases or disorders like Paresthesia, Diabetes, Sunburn, Chemical burn, Paget’s disease, Implant ruptures, Cerebrovascular accident.
After from this, it can also be a result of some natural occurrences like Pregnancy and Premenstrual syndrome. It is therefore essential to identify and assess the burning sensation. You should keep a diary, noting when you experienced breast pain and other symptoms, to establish if your pain is due to premenstrual syndrome or due to some disease.
Here is a brief description of some of the best remedies for getting relief from burning sensation in breast:
Use a hot compress on your breasts. For this, you need to soak a towel in warm water and place it on your breasts for 10-15 minutes. This will reduce the burning sensation in the breasts as well as breast pain by increasing the blood circulation in the breast.
Apply an ice pack. You can place some crushed ice in a clean cloth and put it over your breasts. Ice packs are especially good for alleviating fibrocystic breasts.
It has been observed that losing weight has diminished burning sensation to some extent. In such cases, it is also suggested to wear a firm bra with extra support or a sports bra while exercising.
Relaxation therapies like yoga, meditation etc. help to a great extent in controlling anxiety levels associated with burning breast pain.
Follow a low fat diet. Include more complex carbohydrates like whole grains, corn, plums, oranges, cucumbers, celery etc in your diet.
Increase intake of minerals such as calcium and magnesium in your diet. Avoid too much salt, chocolates, ice creams and soft drinks. Limit caffeine as well.
Vitamins and dietary supplements are also known to reduce breast pain symptoms and severity in some women.
Early studies have shown that Vitamin E is beneficial in lessening the burning sensation in premenstrual women. It has been established that a daily supplement of 200- 400 international units is beneficial.
You can even apply a topical non-steroidal anti inflammatory (NSAID) medication to the area where you feel the burning sensation.
If you are on birth control pills, then switching birth control methods or skipping the pill- free week, may help in giving a lot of relief from burning sensation in breast.
For most women, burning sensation goes away on its own over a period of time without causing any harm. However, you should not rely on this assumption. You can never really be sure about the underlying factor. So, it is better to consult a doctor and follow his advice as to what would be the best method for you.