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Staph Infections...

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 3, 2007
  • 01:55 PM

Hello all!

I've got a quick question. I've been-previously-diagnosed with a staph infection, or MRSA. Well, every since this previous diagonsis, I've had 6 staph infections, including the previous. Six staph infections since Janurary, my last was late April--the 29th to be exact. I've been treated with sulfa drugs like Bactrim, Levaquin, and Cipro. I was sent to UAMS to the infectious disease center, but they couldn't do anything as I as under age. They-UAMS-then sent me to AR Children's, who in turn said that they couldn't do anything for me either. I have not been hospitalized with these infections, the longest infection lasted for 3 weeks. Is 6 infections something to be worried about? Do I need different antibotics or what? I'm just concerned about it all.
Any information or suggestions would be welcomed. Thank you!

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  • Yes, staph infections are something to be worried about. They can lead to severe disease or death. I had a staph infection in my nose about a year ago. I could produce mucus in my nose and my septum was peeling off. The doctor said that if I had waited any longer to come in, I could have had holes in my septem and it could have totally decentagrated. Recently, a friends sister died from staph. You need to take this infection seriously and seek a second opinion.
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