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Doctor insights on: What Type Of Strep Causes Breast Infections

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Can strep cause a breast infection?

Can strep cause a breast infection?

Yes: Beta hemolytic streptococci can cause breast infections although staphylococcus aureus is the more common cause. Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Is strep related to breast infection?

Is strep related to breast infection?

Possibly: "strep" (streptococcus) are bacteria that can many infections. Strep throat is caused by "group a" strep, which can also cause skin and soft tissue infections. A breast infection can definitely be caused by this type of strep, and antibiotics are needed. Read more

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Can breast infections be caused by body soaps?

Can breast infections be caused by body soaps?

Drying soap?: If a soap was particularly drying or abrasive - it could lead to breaks in skin with possibility of an infection if skin comes in contact with germs. Read more

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If I ignore my diagnosed fungal infection between my breasts, would that spread or cause anything serious, like internal infections? Just curious.

Topical to systemic: A topical fungal infection is a person w/an intact immune system should not spread internally. The most worrysome thing would be a bacterial superinfection on top of the fungal infection. Most importantly, keep area as clean & dry as possible. You might consider an antifungal powder (look inthe jock itch section of the store). If possible at home do not wear a bra & allow oxygen to work. Read more

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Can a bad breast infection cause extreme headaches?

Can a bad breast infection cause extreme headaches?

It could: Any significant infection that leads to systemic inflammation can cause headaches - just like in the case of a bad case of the flu virus. But if it's the worst headache of your life or you have a stiff neck seek urgent care. Read more

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I have pain in my left side of my back. I havnt got a kidney infection as been tested but I have big breast could that be the cause of the pain?

I have pain in my left side of my back. I havnt got a kidney infection as been tested but I have big breast could that be the cause of the pain?

Yes: Unilateral pain upper back in twenties female with large breasts might reflect chronic rhomboid major muscle spasm. Each breast can weigh 6 pounds. I have found many large breasted women have anterior tilt to their shoulders, which can stress the rhomboids. Increased tone (yoga) of upper back muscles is advised; along with more of a military posture of the shoulders. Read more

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Is it ever that a sinus infection cause sore breasts?

Is it ever that a sinus infection cause sore breasts?

1st a pregnancy test: I have never had a patient with sinusitis complain of breast pain. At 33, I would take a pregnancy test before starting an antibiotic, as pregnancy can cause sore breasts and nasal congestion. Read more

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Can taking medroxyprogesterone cause breast infection or cancer?

Can taking medroxyprogesterone cause breast infection or cancer?

Uncertain: The whi study carried out by the nih in the last decade found an increase in the rate of breast cancer in women taking Medroxyprogesterone acetate (mpa) plus mixed conjugated equine estrogens, but not in women taking the estrogen alone. This casts suspicion of mpa but it certainly does not prove that it increases the risk of breast cancer. It does not increase the risk of breast infections. Read more

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Can a root canal cause infection in your neck arm and breast?

Can a root canal cause infection in your neck arm and breast?

Technically yes...: Dental infections can spread through your bloodstream, but you would have to have a major infection to have it spread to your arm and breast. Hopefully you are being seen by a dentist who has this problem under control... All the best. Read more

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Can breast infection cause swollen upper arm?

Only if severe: Breast infections drain to the lymph nodes in the arm pit. These are the same lymph nodes for your arm so if these nodes are severly activated, they could cause swelling in the arm. Have it checked. Read more

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What can cause a breast infection in a teenage girl that has never been pregnant?

What can cause a breast infection in a teenage girl that has never been pregnant?

Hygiene issues: Skin bacteria from improper or non-clensing over the breast and nipples can enter the breast and cause an infection. Dirty bras are a known culprit and must be laundered often especially after exercise. Read more

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What infection would cause breast bone to disintegrate after quadruple bypass?

Staph aureus or MRSA: There are a bunch of possibilities but almost any bacteria can cause a eternal infection. It has to be debrided. Read more

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Can HIV cause high blood pressure on 4 months after infection? Does HIV cause breast pain?

Can HIV cause high blood pressure on 4 months after infection? Does HIV cause breast pain?

Misinformed?: No. HIV infection is not known to cause either of these common problems. Why would you even consider HIV with these two symptoms? That has to be a first. Read more