Hot tub rash Pseudomonas folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicle with Pseudomonas bacteria. It is most commonly seen in people who bathe in a contaminated spa, swimming pool, or hot tub. Hot tub rash is usually resolved without treatment within 2 weeks. Hot tub rash can occur in people of any age, of any race, and of either sex. Individuals with hot tub rash usually have a history of one of the following:. The rash appears as small 2—10 mm pink to red bumps, which may be filled with pus or covered with a scab. Located around hair follicles, these bumps tend to be itchy or tender. Hot tub rash typically arises within 1—4 days of exposure to the contaminated source. In addition to the rash, symptoms can include mild fever, headache, sore throat, and fatigue. Swollen and tender lymph nodes glands that help produce antibodies, special proteins that fight off infection may occur.
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A breast infection occurs when bacteria invade the breast, resulting in inflammation. Inflammation of the breast is called mastitis. While many people associate this condition with breastfeeding, people who are not breastfeeding can also get breast infections. This article will explore breast infections in more detail, including their symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options. In some cases, a person with a breast infection may notice an infected lesion on the surface of the breast. Other times, pain deep in the breast might indicate an infection. Some people may develop ulcers on their skin, which may leak pus or blood.
A retracted nipple is a nipple that turns inward instead of outward, except when stimulated. This type of nipple is sometimes referred to as an inverted nipple. Some experts make a distinction between retracted and inverted nipples, referring to a retracted nipple as one that lies flat against the breast, rather than indenting in. Unlike inverted nipples which pull inward, retracted nipples lie flat against the areola. Retracted nipples can become erect with manual or environmental stimulation, such as being touched, suckled, or feeling cold. A retracted nipple is a natural variation of nipple type. That means you may be born with retracted nipples.
Breast and nipple thrush can cause strong nipple and breast pain. The pain may be severe enough to lead to early weaning if the condition is not treated. Thrush is a fungal infection caused by the organism Candida albicans , which can occur in the nipples or breast tissue as well as other places in the body. Early diagnosis and treatment of nipple and breast thrush will help to improve your breastfeeding experience. Breast and nipple thrush may be linked to a history of vaginal thrush, recent use of antibiotics or nipple damage. However, sometimes the cause is not known. Nipple thrush pain is often described as burning, itching, or stinging and may be mild to severe. Your nipples may be tender to touch and even light clothing can cause pain. Breast thrush pain can vary. It has been described as a stabbing or shooting pain, a deep ache or a burning sensation that radiates through the breast.