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Comment from: SandyM, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 09

I have a staph infection in my nose. I went to urgent care yesterday after waking up with painful swelling. I just took my 3rd pill of Bactrim (2 a day for 7 days). Today I am more swollen and the pain is horrible. I am hoping that someone can tell me when this pain will subside. I can't stand it. Norco doesn't even help.

Comment from: ninjakitty, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: December 30

I currently have blisters and a bright red rash from a staph infection. I haven't slept in over 24 hours because of the itching and burning. It is worse at night despite Benadryl and a prescription strength antihistamine. The clindamycin makes it worse as well as gives me nausea.

Comment from: babydoll, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: February 04

About a year ago my husband was on training for the military and had got a spider bite. The next day I had to take my husband to the emergency due to the spider bite on his right index finger. Well, the emergency room (ER) doctor lanced it and gave some antibiotics. The next day we were back home and he was again in pain. The pain medications weren't working. So I took him to the military hospital and they sent him home with stronger pain medications and told him to keep taking his antibiotics. Again the pain medications didn't help so for a second time I took him to the military hospital and they admitted him and put him in a room. Then a few hours later the doctor gave him an appointment on Thursday for the orthopedic doctor to have him scheduled for surgery. We went home with our two children, to my husband on the floor in pain. This time I took him to a civilian hospital to find out that it was MRSA. Tuesday the ER doctor just looked at his finger and told us they're scheduling him for surgery that day. He had to have surgery 2 times within a week to get rid of the infection and also with strong antibiotics. Luckily they saved his finger. MRSA is no joke. Any form of infection is no joke. If you think you have it please go get seen. Because you never know what could happen.

Comment from: liz, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 02

I have a very tender boil with no pus the size of a dime in my inner thigh. I had a few papules on my belly. I am a very clean person. I'm wondering how I could have developed this.

Comment from: Sherry, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 12

I got some bug bites and of course they started itching. After two weeks I noticed an area about the size of a quarter with big blisters. The next morning I went into the doctor's office and they told me it was staph. All the smaller blisters have popped out all around and the big blister and angry red. I was put on antibiotics and given a cream to use.


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