26-year-old mother of two children, Taylor Bryant thought the trip home Dolly parton will bring her pleasant memories. Instead, she got infection where I almost lost my right leg.
Taylor Bryant visited pigeon forge during spring break and almost every night, enjoyed the hot tub. But the woman was feeling unwell just a few days after returning home.
The pain in her leg was quickly becoming unbearable, and soon Bryant was practically impossible for her to attack. The local urgent care clinic gave her a 10-day course of antibiotics for the treatment of mysteriously inflamed limbs, but her condition continued to deteriorate.
“I would say that the pain was worse than childbirth, says Bryant. — I don’t know what could be worse than this“.
The woman’s leg was swollen and covered with blisters, and the skin became black. Finally she went to the hospital where she was diagnosed psevdomonady folliculitis is a common skin infection that can become deadly if left untreated.
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According to the data of the organization Mayo Clinic, folliculitis is a common skin disease in which hair follicles become inflamed. At first glance it may look like small red bumps or pimples with white heads. Severe infections can cause permanent hair loss and scarring.
The infectious disease specialist told Bryant that a possible amputation, but after two weeks of antibiotics intravenously the woman was able to fight the infection.
“I’m thankful that I have my leg,’ says Bryant, who is still emotionally going through what had happened — but even more grateful for being alive“.
In Centers for control and prevention of diseases (CDC) called psevdomonady folliculitis “rash” hot tub. The CDC suggest follow the rules that will help to avoid infection:
- Ask the pool Manager about the program disinfection and testing pH in your hot tub or pool.
- Make sure there is controlled by the level of disinfectant (usually chlorine or bromine) and pH.
- Take off your swimwear and take a shower after swimming.
- Wash your bathing clothes.
A woman almost lost a leg after Contracting an infection in the Jacuzzi updated: July 28, 2019 author: Katerina Moskalets