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Constant Staph Infections

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  • Posted By: Serendi3
  • July 31, 2008
  • 06:16 PM

I get constant staph infections from shaving. Being a 24/f and not being able to shave is beyond embarrassing. I would love to be able to wear shorts and tank tops again - maybe even one day be able to wear a bath suit and actually be able to swim again... which I haven't done since high school. I started getting staph infections around puberty. My father and brother also suffer from constant staph infections.

I've tried everything except for lazer hair removal, which insurance won't approve and I can't afford. My PCP as well as my dermatologist have tried everything. Waxing, electric shavers, hair removal creams, creams for after shaving and more antibiotics then one should ever have to take but nothing seems to work.

I also get large and painful cysts under my arms and occasionally on the backs of my legs, which I am told are hair follicle infections related to my constant staph infections.

I've been hospitalized twice in the last five years due to staph infections moving into my bloodstream.

I'm fed up and beyond frustrated... what can I do???

Thanks in advance!

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