Dr said my 12yrs old has mrsa

Oliviera - posted on 09/14/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My 12 yrs old once had a boil on her butt, it was cultured and was told it was nothing but was given antibiotics, the second time the boil appeared again, I took her to another doctor, it was cultured again and now I was told it mrsa.I am really scared and worried for her, and school. I dont know if antibiotics prescribed would work

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Sarah - posted on 09/14/2016

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What did they prescribe? MRSA is becoming a real challenge outside of hospitals. It used to be that only hospitals and nursing homes had MRSA patient. Teens are the new carrier. Did your family getting cultured to see if you are carriers. If this were my child, I would request a refferal to a infectious disease specialist. I am a school nurse in a huge district, and we have had a number of MRSA cases in the last 3 years. No bad outcomes thank God!
To parents, if your child does develop a boil, or a large, hot, red painful pimple ANYWHERE but the face; watch it for a day. If it gets larger, does not begin to reduce, get your child to the school nurse or to the doctor.

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