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Trying to learn more about my possible Staph infection..help!

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  • Posted By: AngieBaby77
  • July 28, 2007
  • 02:27 PM

Hi everyone. As some of you may have read from my previous posts I have been sick. Painful underarm lump. Total body pain and exhaustion.

I was thinking it could be Lyme, but no doctor ever tested for that and I was given Zithromax Zpak and sent home.

Then I found a lump in my left breast which is the same side that the node hurts.

I went to an OB and he told me he thinks the breast lump is an infected hair follicle which is draining to the underarm lymph node. He said it is most likely a Staph infection making me sick.

He did not prescribe any further antibiotics. He seemed to think this problem will go away by itself.

Does anyone have any experience with this kind of breast/underarm Staph infection? Does Zithromax get rid of it? He told me to take Vitamin E and apply hot compresses to both lumps.

I am still feeling bad. Still painful. Need advice!


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  • Are you running a fever? Are the lumps red and tender to the touch? Do they look like there is a "head" in the middle?
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