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Dana Sedgewick was doing what is routine for most women when it turned into a situation that almost took her life.
The mother of three was trimming her bikini area with a brand-new razor when she cut herself, according to Cosmopolitan.
The razor cut set off a series of medical problems, which began almost instantly. The mother said:
“I felt unwell and noticed a little pimple on my groin which kept bleeding. I didn't think anything of it as I often got a rash from shaving. Little did I know that this tiny pimple would almost cost me my life.”
Two days after she shaved, Sedgewick saw a doctor when she began feeling dizzy, but the doctor did little besides prescribe antibiotics. Then, she developed a rash on her legs; within hours, they turned black. As her body went into shock, she was rushed to the hospital.
There, the mother was diagnosed with necrotising fasciitis, a flesh-eating bacteria. The infection spread quickly, causing her skin to rot.