Bactroban in nose for staph

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I just got out of the hospital for the same thing... Mine was a serious staph infection in my nose.... This is nothing to play with it is serious you need to go see your doctor right away...
Have you had any surgeries? If you dont mind me asking the staph in your nose what symtoms do you experience? For me it makes my turbs swell.
It is especially common to find it in the nose, which can make it easily spread/ transmitted. To get rid of staph colonization, it can help to treat ALL family members with mupirocin (Bactroban) nasal gel twice a day for at least 5 days. I would not share towels, pillows, etc., until you complete your course of treatment. I would also wash hands frequently and try not to touch your face or nose other then for washing, treatment, or blowing.
I go to the doctor, and she says she can no longer really determine if it's staph because there's nothing to swab anymore. Just in case, she swabs the interior of my nose for ampicillin-resistant staph and prescribes me mupirocin cream. I apply the cream, and the discolorations get better....albeit they do not completely go away (I still have them). The test for the ampicillin resistant staph comes back negative. I go along my merry way.
Are there natural treaments for nose blisters? Are there official medical names for such blisters? How long will they be here? Will they clear up with time on their own? Please provide as much information as possible!
My world was rocked on December 24, 2007 when I was told that I had a staph infection called MRSA. Since then I have been trying to get rid of this skin infection by taking two antibiotics, taking bleach bathes, getting lots of rest, eating right, drinking lots of water.
For the past week or so I've been experiencing nose bleeds, open sores in my nose and swelling and pain on the tip of my nose(on the left side). The sores and bleeding is only in the left nostril. My nose bleeds aren't free flowing. It's more like a small amount of blood that appears when I blow my nose. My left nostril(on the tip) is very firm and the pain is sometimes excruciating. I thought it might possibly be a pimple under my skin that wasn't surfacing at first.
I woke u on Monday morning (today is Wednesday) and I felt as if I had been punched in the nose. Not to be gross but I do pick my nose a lot so I thought that maybe I scratched it and later it would feel better. As the day progressed it was worse and worse but no apparent swelling or any other symptoms that would point to sinus issues which are a frequent for me. After work I came home and ate supper.
Please any advice. I have been to 3 different ENTs, the 1st one tested me for staph - came back moderate staph (not MRSA) and took Keflex for 10 days-no improvement. Five days later cultured again and it came back negative. Said I should use Bacitracin for a year as Bactroban burned and dismissed me.(I am allergic to all antibiotics but two and most other drugs-happens over time) 2nd ENT said Bacitracin irritates and easy to get allergic to it. Already allergic to Neosporin.
I have this problem as well. The sore in my nose has been there for about one year. I just went to a ENT and he did a biopsy. He cauterized the sore while I was there. Three days later I got the results, no cancer. A friend of mine is an ER doctor and he said nose cancers are very rare. ENT gave me a lubricant called "NasoGel" for my sore nose. He also prescribed Loratab for the pain. My nose really hurts sometimes. He didn't have any further suggestions.
go to the doctor and get antibiotics (bactrum for 10 days) and some ointment for the lesion and also for the nose since this is where we usually carry staph (bactroban). It will cost about 96.00 (usd) without insurance. 2. wash everything... this means sheets, towels, clothing... everything that you have come in contact with. 3.
) re-test for staph or 2.) treat as staph and see what happens? This condition has plagued me for years.
Also 3rd ENT wants me to use Vaseline in nose and if I am a staph carrier with open wounds in nose wouldn't it hold in the germ and I would get infected. Now I am switching between Bacitracin and saline gel although I think the gel is starting to irritate me. Bactroban burns badly. Please dr. if you coold give me any advice?? Scared to go back to 3rd and really do like the 2nd better.
i still get outbreaks consistently, primarily on my chest, breasts and back and a persistently runny nose which my dermatologist said can be caused by staph infection. I had one culture done two years ago which tested positive for staph in my nasal passages, i have been prescribed numerous topical creams but nothing seems to make the breakouts stop...
It spread to my ear, genitals, and my nose. I got another prescrption for the oral. It cleared up. Came back a few days later spreading like wildfire. Took another culture and got really heavy doses of oral. It cleared up for 1 month. It just came back, it's slow going but I can feel it spreading. My Derm doesn't know what to do, and obviously this antibotic isn't working. He says it is the best thing to take and keep giving me same doses.
I have been to 3 different ENTs, one tested me for staph - came back moderate staph (not MRSA) and took Keflex for 10 days-no improvement. Tested again 5 days after last culture and came back negative. Said I should use Bacitracin for a year as Bactroban burned. (I am allergic to all antibiotics but 2 and most other drugs-happens over time) 2nd ENT said Bacitracin irritates and easy to get allergic to it. Already allergic to Neosporin.
Every article on the internet has to do with Strep B in prenatal women (when it is very dangerous for the baby) and nothing about Strep B for regular women in their 40's like me :) Thanks, I'd love to hear from anyone who has ever been treated for this disease or any doctors out there.
Good face and hand and nail washing evey day will help keep staph bacteria levels low. Staph tends to colonize in the nose, you can get a nasal swab test at Dr.s office to see if you are "colonized" with staph. But most people have it on them in normal amounts as it is a fact of life that that bacteria lives as we do. The variety of strains, and treatments though are what I am not fully sure of. Currently I got a prescrition for Bactroban ointment.
That's why it gets better when you take the plug out bc it's holding the bacteria in it and around it keeping it inside your skin. Staph and strep are insidious... It can live for two weeks or more in the right environment. Disinfect or throw out everything and anything you can. Anything you can think of that you'd touch and touch and touch and then end up touching your face with. Pillows sheets towels phone doorknobs keyboard makeup compacts you shower scrubby. Even the bar of soap!
Though it is more common in children it can be seen in adults. The non-bullous variety is the common form, caused by both staph and strep. It appears as small blisters or scabs, which then form yellow or honey-colored crusts. These often start around the nose and on the face. Impetigo is not serious, often goes away on its own, and is easy to treat. Mild cases can be handled by gentle cleansing, removing crusts, and applying the prescription-strength antibiotic ointment mupirocin (Bactroban).
During this episode I went to a dermatologist who thought (did not biopsy) it was a staph infection and wanted me on Cephalexin for six months. I consulted another dermatologist who said that was overkilling and unnecessary. After seven months the same thing happened under the other arm. Once again I filled a ten day prescription for Cephalexin but this time had the doctor drain the furuncle. A few weeks later the same thing happened again under the other arm.
She prescribed me bactroban and told me to swab that in my nose and also use it on my face instead of the ketoconazole cream. I looked in my nose when I got home and saw that I have some little white bumps inside. I don't know if that's from sinusitis and the discontinuation of the nasonex or is that a staph infection? I'm sorry for all of the questions but I'm very confused about all of this. I had beautiful skin before and never had any major problems.
MRSA is a really bad staph infection. it can lead to a DEADLY infection in the blood stream. h ow would you know you even had that? if you went to a doctor, they would immediately admit you to a hospital and put on an iv drip for 2 weeks (vancomycin.) trust me, you would know if you had it.
I have always had a clear complexion but 2 times in my life I have had issues with the skin between my nose and mouth. I went to a dermatologist once and he perscribed this ointment and it went away. I was working in the service industry then, but not now. I dont know if I am having this as a result of an allergic reaction, or is it a fungus or a staph infection or some kind of bacterial infection or yeast infection or something else?
I was told that the bacteria is carried topically and in your nose, but not everyone gets infected. In order to spread it, you would need an opening (like a scratched bug bite, or in your case, an incision), so it is not too easy to spread. I was told that I need to be most concerned with younger children (who touch everything!) or someone who has compromised immune system.
9/8/2009 - Mosquito bite worse, started developing spots on hands/feet/chest/back, pediatrician diagnosed as hand/foot/mouth and not related to mosquito bite, prescribed bactroban for mosquito bite. 9/10/2009 - Heat spots leaking again, even more head spots, also more spots all over body, large blisters on feet, pediatrician recommend visit to dermatologist. 9/10/2009 - Dermatologist diagnosed as some virus in the same family as hand/foot/mouth. No testing was done, they are just guessing.
Recurrent impetigo may be due to harboring the bacteris in the nostril.You can try measures to reduce colonisation of the nose and spread (for example, by using 2% mupirocin cream or ointment applied inside the nostril 3 times per day for 5 days each month). It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor.
It kept reocurring over the years and eventually the duricef didn't help any more, but the bactroban did help the nose, but by then it was in my sinuses. I have felt for years that it was my problem, but keep getting told it is normal flora. It was also cultured out with the stenotropomonas this fall and I begged the doctor to do sensitivities, but he wouldn't. I'm not a doctor, but I've had enough experience with this that I know that you need to get rid of this stuff.
now i have it living in my nose and skin.... its for life... oh ya and for wounds you will need bactroban... This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/316622'>Staphylococcus aureus, or acne??</a>.
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