Abscess drainage mrsa

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1666982 tn?1445201995 Did you actually get diagnosed by a Dr or is that what you are just thinking you have? How big are they? I've had MRSA for almost ten years now. Originally I had over 50 boils, and no doctor had a clue. I saw like a million doctors and specialists, no one had a clue. I finally diagnosed myself and forced them to culture me, and it was positive.
Avatar f tn Healthcare-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA) infections occur in people who are or have recently been in the hospital. Those who have been hospitalized or had surgery within the past year are at increased risk. MRSA bacteria are responsible for a large percentage of hospital-acquired staph infections. Community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) infections are ones that occur in otherwise healthy people who have not recently been in the hospital.
Avatar n tn Community-Associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) or Health Care-Associated MRSA (HA-MRSA often results in abscess formation that requires incision and drainage. Before the spread of MRSA into the community, abscesses were not considered contagious because it was assumed that infection required violation of skin integrity and the introduction of staphylococci from normal skin colonization.
Avatar n tn she was shocked to find out that in just 2 lousy days it went from nothing to life threatening. Well the abscess is a staph infection turned out to be the MRSA form of staph. They did emergency surgery and when the surgeon discovered how deep it was (because it took over the entire lip) Its OPEN and packed with gauze if you end up with this ITS NO JOKE and its EXCRUCIATINGLY PAINFUL ....
Avatar n tn ) After feeling the scalple slicing open my abscess, then the doctor found a previous abscess under that one and had to slice it open as well. After all of this, it was time to begin packing the wound with this stringgy gauze filled with antibiotic by using a small pair of sissors to do it. I felt everything! It felt like he was poking the abscess with the sharp sissor and then dragging it around the inside edges of the wound. Another very painful and tramatic experience!
Avatar m tn Greetings, I've been having recurring MRSA infections on my skin, mostly on my head/neck/face and a few on my arms. The first couple were diagnosed as cellulitis (as no cultures were taken) and were treated with Bactrim the first time, and Augmentin the second time. The third time I went into the Doctor, I requested a culture and was confirmed to be a case of MRSA. I was then given a double dose of Bactrim and sent on my way.
Avatar f tn Hi, My son also suffers from MRSA breakouts as well as staph rashes and eczema. (Eczema usually precedes the staph outbreaks) I've been trying to take the natural route along with conventional medicine. So far, I've found that this has been the most effective: Manuka honey- inhibits the bacteria from reproducing. You can use it straight from a jar or buy special creams from Amazon. Tea Tree Oil Soap/ Oil- I use the soap daily. You can actually buy a soap called "Defense".
Avatar m tn Hi everyone, for 5 years I've been haunted by this abscess in my groin/labia. It comes and goes, sometimes it's gigantic (REALLY) and sometimes just a painful, red, inflamed, deep seated "nodule" (so it doesn't disfigure me completely, but still makes it awfully painful to walk). I had the abscess drained at the hospital once (never again, the anestesia hurt like hell and did not numb the area at all... urgh!) and the material (the pus) was sent for culture....
358594 tn?1211258729 If you have a collection of puss such as an abscess, a doctor need to lance or drain the abscess. All of the antibiotics in the world are useless if an abscess remains undrained. If you have had two episode and both treated with sulfa- perhaps a different antibiotic. If plan A does not work, don’t stay with plan A. If there is drainage, it should be cultured—period. Years ago, doctors had a pretty good idea what types of bacteria caused certain infections in various parts of the body.
Avatar f tn I know you don't have health insurance but a staph infection such as MRSA could happen and that is very dangerous. Here is a link to what MRSA can look like for reference just in case! It doesn't sound like an STD by the way :) and I'm not trying to freak you out about MRSA, but it is becoming such a common infection. You probably just have an irritated hair follicle and it will go away soon! http://cigar-blog-post.com/sclscler.php?
579258 tn?1250652943 Please excuse my graphic description .. but the upper abscess had purulent drainage (pus) that rolled out of it and completely saturated a 4 x 4 piece of gauze. Now, just to be clear, I am able to handle a great deal of pain. Having lived and worked with migraines all my life, having given birth and had gallbladder attacks and surgery, I can take a lot. Even at the height of this abscess, the highest pain level was felt to be a 6. Last night upon arrival, my pain scale was a 7.
Avatar m tn I don't think it's anything like MRSA or anything because my dad said he's had things like this and he also had MRSA but he told me this is nothing like MRSA, seeing as it would've blown up to a bigger size in only a couple of days. He said it might just be an ingrown hair but I'm still worried about it. Any advice on what this could be? It has come to a head and at some points pus has come out on its own, but only a little and it hasn't been much at all.
10441189 tn?1410155722 Make an urgent appointment to see your doctor immediately. The only way to find out which bacteria is causing this "abscess" is to have a culture test. You have an abscess and require an urgent course of antibiotics. It is good that the puss is draining away, but you still may need help with the drainage and for the "plug" to be removed.
Avatar f tn A few weeks ago, I had to go to the hospital, and they noticed a small bump located on my upper right thigh. They tested me for MRSA, and the results were negative. For the past two days, I have started getting alot of pain in this area, and the bump is now massive and purple. Very sensitive to the touch. I had called the hospital, and they said it could be a boil or a cyst. I would just really like the pain to go away and know if I need to go get this checked out.
Avatar f tn The doctor called my primary care doctor and informed them I would need a surgeon, I had 2 abscess. I was admitted to a local hospital and treated by a surgeon locally with IV antibiotics for 24hrs/5 days. Since then I have had 3 CT Scans the abscess has not completely gone away. I have had 2 vaginal bacterial infections the odor is terrible and it has been almost 6 months and I am still bleeding enough to wear a panty liner daily. Any suggestions. I would just like to be well again.
Avatar m tn Hello, Thanks for posting your query. I have seen the photographs posted in your profile. From the history that you have provided it looks like paronychia of the nail which progressed to infection of the fingertip. Paronychia is a soft tissue infection around a fingernail that begins as cellulitis but that may progress to a definite abscess. It is of two types: acute caused by bacterial infection and chronic caused by fungal infection.
Avatar n tn Vancomycin is used specifically for, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), so your doctors either suspect or have confirmed that you have resistant staph pneumonia. The brown fluid removed from your chest suggests that the infection in your lungs has also spread to the space around it. If so, this might require continuous drainage through a chest tube. This brown fluid should be cultured for bacteria. You may or may not need a biopsy, depending on the response.
579258 tn?1250652943 OK .. so I was "supposed" to have MRSA and taking Clindamycin for the past 2+ weeks and that, along with the I&D procedures (Incision & Drainage) to the abscesses, should be done, better, over, and well. Of the 4 areas, the middle one is healed, the bottom one is draining a little and has a knot forming underneath it, the top one is draining a lot and has a large knot forming underneath and around it and the one on my hip fills and then about every 3 days it drains. Sorry ..
Avatar f tn i said I had, the doctor says they taught it was a sinus and that it could have been caused by an abscess (mrsa pics showed a very similar hole as I have ans it was caused by an abscess). I keep asking them if something could have been left behing and they say they can't see that happening. The problem is if something was they might think I would sue or something, I wouldn't, I just want to get better. They don't seem like they want to do a scan to see if something was left behing.
Avatar f tn was tested for MRSA 22 times, but mostly was told they had no clue 12. Were you diagnosed with abscess? yes 13. Were you treated for abscess? Were you lanced/packed? treated yes, lanced yes, no packing 14. Were you diagnosed with cysts? yes 15. Did your labs return with “sterile” or “negative for bacteria” results? yes 16. Was the fluid draining diagnosed as serous fluid (healing protein fluid)? yes 17. Did your doctor test prolactin levels? yes 18.
918442 tn?1243400736 Antibiotics( if cause of infection is suspected to be a bacteria)and surgical drainage(if there is any abscess formation) may be needed. I hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.Kind regards.
Avatar n tn A boil, also referred to as a skin abscess, is a localized infection deep in the skin. A boil generally starts as a reddened, tender area. Over time, the area becomes firm and hard. Eventually, the center of the abscess softens and becomes filled with pus. Finally, the pus "forms a head," which can be surgically opened or spontaneously drain out through the surface of the skin. Boil on buttocks is usually due to plugged sweat glands that become infected or by an ingrown hair.
Avatar n tn Any cyst should prompt you to see your primary doctor, because oral antibiotics are simply not effective without drainage of the cyst/abscess. Sometimes this kind of thing will go away on its own, but can require hospitalization and IV antibiotics in extreme situations. Bottom line - see your primary physician for any non-healing lesion, wound, or persistent hot/swollen/red area.
Avatar f tn He developed pulmonary septic embolic, septic shock, brain abscess, seizures and kidney abscess. He was infected with hepatitis C, and developed hepatitis C-associated mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis. Patient died from septic shock and multiorgan failure. Patient 10 was a 35-year-old man who had a history of congenital bicuspid aortic valve with moderate aortic regurgitation.
Avatar n tn   Finally, I did some exploration with a Q-tip.  There were open sores in deep in my nose.  One opened and drained like an abscess.  An ENT and a CT scan, and there was nothing.  I begged for antibiotics "for the infection that you don't have that doesn't show up in the CT scan" the ENT said, but he gave me seven days of Levaquin.   I said to him that I have white patches on my tonsils. He said that they were from post nasal drip. They went away with the antibiotic.
Avatar n tn Everytime I go to my general practioner he tests me for MRSA which never comes up positive. I also was reading that vits A^E are good for future boils.
Avatar n tn not a bartholin cyst. I was referred to a GYN who said it is a normal skin abscess. He was going to drain it under general anesthesia but decided to wait one more day. This morning, it felt a bit better but by the end of the day it hurt to walk again and I was now itching (probably a yeast infection from the DR's poking and prodding) I went back to the GYN who said it was no yeast infection, everything looks fine and the abscess is smaller.
Avatar n tn The swe1ling has gone down some but there is still a hard place above the drainage area. I have soaked in a hot tub, applied hot washclothes and been using a product called Prid. A couple of days ago a lot of yellow pus came out and than some very white and then blood. Does anyone know how much longer this will take to heal. I am no longer running a fever but can not handle the pain. Just my panties touching hurts like heck!I just put petro jelly on and seems to be easing up. Is that safe?
Avatar n tn April, It drained on its own because the pressure built up and basically it ran out of room. The fact that there is still a hard mass or lump is not surprise and what you will find hapeneg is that the infection will start to build up again, then drain again since it now has found an exit. Eventually scarring may take place. It is an ugly cycle and your best bet is to go and have the entire thing removed.
Avatar n tn i suffer from painful abscess in the groin area. they are so bad that i cannot sit down,lie down or barely walk. i had one removed when i was 19, it was under my clitiros and the size of an orange. it was excruciationally painful and i had it surgically removed. dr said it was the largest and first she had ever seen in that area. since then i get them regularly around diff areas. at the moment i have one on my outer labia, and also one on the fold of your leg/thigh.