TI and Tiny

Congratulations to Power couple T.I. and Tiny! Former Xscape singer Tameka "Tiny" Harris, 40, gave birth to a daughter earlier this week.

The baby was born prematurely (the due date was in May), and the couple wasn't ready to publicize the blessed event just yet.

Leave it to T.I.'s niece, Kamaya Harris, to blurt out the news about the baby's birth on social media.

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Nasal boils

Rapper T.I.'s niece, Kamaya Harris, posted the following photos on her Instagram page today. In the caption she wrote:

I wasn't going to post this but I wanted to share my flow for the past 3 days... They have been very miserable, very sleepless, & very painful but thru it all God is good almost over & I'll be back to myself soon

The "boil" is real

Based on the information in her caption, I'm guessing she is suffering from a painful boil (Furunculosis, Folliculitis) inside her nose that can be caused by Streptococcus pyogenes or Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.

You may recall my discussion on Staphylococcus Aureus in my Medical Minute post on MRSA. I told you that Staph lives on our skin and inside our noses. When the bacteria colonizes our noses it becomes necessary to decolonize the nose with antibiotics to prevent recurrent infections.

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