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skin infection impetigo staph

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  • January 22, 2007
  • 02:14 AM

Was wondering if someone could help me - I have the following symptoms -
occasional soar throat, acne on my face (behind my ears, chin and around my lips a little), and back but it has a yellowish crust covering it and it is very itchy, swollen lymphnoid or gland on my next below my ear that was very and it really hurts, last week i felt like my tongue was swollen and it has a rash on the front top of it. I have been doing cocaine regularly for a couple of months and i do thru my nose via a straw. having to post this to find out what is wrong with me is very embarresing. I have never been a drug user and to be 31 years old and decided to try cocaine is the dumbest thing i have ever done. I also am taking pain medication for a back injury. this is a prescription but I also need to get off of that as well. I am in the process of seeking programs to help w/coming off these drugs but I need to know if the symptoms could means something serious. I thing that I possibly have a staph or impetigo infection of the skin. What I am worried about is I think it maybe in my nose as well and I don't know if that makes it more serious or not. I am also very very worried because my daughter about 1 month ago had a rash under her arm and the doctor said it was impetaigo and a the same time I had a sore on my chin that I think was maybe impetaigo as well. Also just 2 weeks a go my daughter was at the doctor and she had a throat infection it had white patches on the back of her throat. The doctor did not test for strep bu gave me an antibiotic for her anyway. My biggest worry here is maybe I have a serious infection and could be passing this onto my daughter and I don't know what to do. I have an anxiety problem and I tend to pick at my acne alot I worry that maybe I am spreading it to her because of that or maybe she is spreading it to me (impetagio, strep or staph of the skin) because I have open cuts. Oh and lastly my nose hurts like a son of a gun and has cuts inside as well. I realized this is a long post but really need some help with this. I am working on my durg use and I want to work on my overal health as well as make sure I am not spreading any infection to my daughter. Not that this matters or makes things better but I am very carefull about my drug use around my daughter and it breaks my heart if maybe I have cause her some infecion because of my dumb choice!!! Thank you so much for your time, I really appreciate any help you can give!

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