Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

recurring staph infection?

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 8 Replies
  • Posted By: searay
  • November 23, 2008
  • 06:55 PM

For years I have had a recurring staph infection. The pattern is this:

A small, painful bump will appear somewhere in my scalp hairline, usually at the left/right temple, or at the back of the head. Within two or three days, this becomes a rash which eventually becomes large, swollen, extremely painful raw/red bumps in these locations. At about this time, my sinuses become infected. If I do not begin antibiotocs soon, I become morbidly ill, with a high fever. The eyes will eventually become infected, swollen nearly shut, and unbearably painful. The painful bumps will now start to appear in different parts of my body.

Within 12 hours of starting a course of anti-biotics, I feel a lot better, and the symptoms begin to subside. So I know that it is a bacterial infection.

There is very little or no seepage from the sores, so the doctors have not been able,as yet, to culture the infection.

I have been to Internists, Immunoligists, Allergists, and Infectious Disease specialists. My immune system appears to be bullit-proof, I have NO allergies, CBC and all other blood tests are normal, etc., etc.
I have been given bactoban to apply to the inside of the nostrils as a preventative - no help. Eventually, I was told to eat more honey and to drink green tea. At this point, I knew that the docs were out of ideas.

The only thing close to a diagnosis that I have been able to get is that I have a recurring staph infection.

I hope this sounds familier to someone out ther. HELP!!!!

Reply Flag this Discussion

8 Replies:

Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.