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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. Dariush Saghafi
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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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Can a kidney infection cause you to have breast pains?

Can a kidney infection cause you to have breast pains?

Should not,: That I know of. Think of more likely causes like time of the period or medication intake. ...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

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Can sucking breast fluid/milk cause HIV infection and secondly outside fingering of the vagina cause HIV infection?

Can sucking breast fluid/milk cause HIV infection and secondly outside fingering of the vagina cause HIV infection?

Asked and Answered: Your question has been repeatedly and accurately answered. No need to keep asking us the same question. That is rude, disrespectful and unnecessary. ...Read more

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Can women suffering from galactorrhea cause HIV or some kind of bacterial or fungal infection in adults from sucking those breast?

Can women suffering from galactorrhea cause HIV or some kind of bacterial or fungal infection in adults from sucking those breast?

No: An adult sucking a breast with galactorrhea will not cause HIV in either party. Your profile states unprotected sex, if the sex is with multiple partners, that is a greater risk of catching HIV or other sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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Saline breast implants few yrs ago, never any problems. Recently had bacteremia- strep pneumoniae/sinuses, but could implants cause that germ in blood?

Saline breast implants few yrs ago, never any problems. Recently had bacteremia- strep pneumoniae/sinuses, but could implants cause that germ in blood?

No unless: It is infected. If you have no pain, tenderness, or induration of the area, it is not likely that it became infected. Consult with your plastic surgeon just to be sure. ...Read more

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What can cause swelling below the areola (besides inflammatory breast cancer)? No redness, pain, etc. Swollen nodes, but have been battling an infection.

What can cause swelling below the areola (besides inflammatory breast cancer)? No redness, pain, etc. Swollen nodes, but have been battling an infection.

Fibrocystic changes: Swelling below the areoal is ususally from benign causes. Inflammatory breast carcinoma is a lesion of the subcutaneous lymphatics of breast infiltrated with Ca. The breast becomes swollen and erytenatous with the edges of the lesion elevated. A 3D mammo or MRI of breast can resolve the issue. Bx is necessary to RO inflammatory Ca which can be lethal. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could pneumonia cause a sore breast bone or was it from my mold infection coughing?

Please tell me, could pneumonia cause a sore breast bone or was it from my mold infection coughing?

Due to coughing: Pneumoia usually causes feve, r chills, difficulty breathing, shortness of breatth, and soreness in chest is related to constant coughing and related chest muscle strain. ...Read more

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Can coughing due to a cold cause breast tenderness/pain? Just diagnosed w/Costochondritis due to cough from sinus infection

Can coughing due to a cold cause breast tenderness/pain? Just diagnosed w/Costochondritis due to cough from sinus infection

Possibly: Viral infections can make pretty much everything hurt. If the pain is related to the costochondritis then I would expect it to subside as the cold symptoms subside. Evening primrose oil is an herbal supplement that can help with breast tenderness. ...Read more

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Lower left chest pain/LUQ & mid Abd pain x 1 week. Dr. diagnosed bladder infection on Fri. & urine culture found strep B. How long will the pain last?

Not long: If the infection had ascended to your kidneys, it might take a little longer to resolve. If not beter in a couple more days, go back and be re-assessed. Be well. ...Read more

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Treated for strep and sinus infection. I am still congested, runny nose, coughing and have a rattle in my chest when I breathe as well as tightness.

Upper respiratory: Persistent upper respiratory symptoms is usually post infection reactive airways (resolving inflammation) or may have allergic sinusitis (may need short steroid course) ...Read more

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Hello, I'm an 18 year old girl and I was out on Thursday night and it's Sunday and I have a sore throat with a white blotch on my uvula I also have a chesty cough and I'm very prone to chest infections and I have had strep cough/throat as recently as Chri

Hello, I'm an 18 year old girl and I was out on Thursday night and it's Sunday and I have a sore throat with a white blotch on my uvula I also have a chesty cough and I'm very prone to chest infections and I have had strep cough/throat as recently as Chri

If temp, then visit: If you have a temp, then you need to be seen, if not then gargle with warm salt water 3-4 times per day, drink extra fluids (water)--for the next 24 hours.
If worsening, then DR visit.
If improving, cont with the fluids. ...Read more