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my instincts were right- itchiness better

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 15, 2008
  • 01:16 PM

I just had a feeling that antibiotics were the answer in my case. I had a staph infection of the follicles. One derm doc swabbed my skin with her eyes rolled (my suggestion that it was staph)...her culture came back negative.

So then I suggested staph to my PCP and she swabbed my nose and it came back positive. Two of the proper abx - (I did not have mrsa) - 5 days of Bactroban (a MUST to clear the nasal area of staph) and a week of antibactial scrub once a day.....

Within in 2 days the itch subsided.....I had these spots and pink bumps all over my body (not on face or neck) and it is still going away.....but mostly all gone.


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