NEED HELP for Recommendations for my beautiful 17 year old daughter diagnosed with MRSA boil on arm

Joyce - posted on 03/06/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi, my 17 year old daughter was diagnosed with MRSA boil on her arm, by her pediatrician. It started out as a miniscule blemish and within a few weeks, it look like a boil subcutaneously. Knowing too MUCH at times(I just finished 2 surgeries for colon cancer, and 12 rounds of chemotherapy)I took her immediately to her pediatrician(I have known for 30 years). She said it looked like CA-MRSA for she sees so very much of it anymore in her practice. She didn't want to excise the boil or test it. She is rather LOW KEY. She put her on Septra and a topical skin antibiotic(Bactrimyacin). My daughter is cryong non-stop, for she knows this is known as the "flesh eating bacteria". I hate her i-phone, she googled it on the way home.She thinks she will be losing her limbs to it. Should I take her to an Infectious Disease physician ?? It looks rather small now, but she also has a lymph node enlarged under the arm pit of the infected arm. She is a clean freak, as I am in our home. She goes to a pristine private Catholic school. Although, I realize staph is everywhere. I am so worried and concerned. She is such a sweet and kind soul, very spiritual. I need some other Mom's advice that has had a child or teen with the same. Thank-you.

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Joyce - posted on 03/09/2013

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Thanks again Amanda. My Hope is so very close to me. Our eldest child Amber, (31) joined our family through adoption in 1982, when I was just 21. I didn't become pregnant until I was 38 with Hope. She was our God gifted miracle. I trust God will also watch over her and heal her. Thanks so much for your kind words. It helps so much. My best friend lost her life 3 years ago.I miss her so much. He physcian husband killed her, and himself. She was only 39. She would have helped me through this trial and worry. Hugs back at you. Joyce

Amanda - posted on 03/08/2013

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From what I hear that stuff is everywhere. Way more common than we think. You're doing the right thing and she's going to see the right doctor. **hugs**

Amanda - posted on 03/06/2013

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Second opinion. Even if another doctor agrees with the treatment, it will give you both peace of mind. She can feel you're nervous too. Good luck!

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Geri - posted on 07/25/2013

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Hi Joyce.Might I just suggest a few things that has worked wonders for my 2 year old.Who does have mrsa. I do not know this for a fact but from my understanding the bacteria can stay in the system up to a year if there is no recurring infection.Almost like you are colonized with it and you are more suseptable which may explain the little bumps.But if you have a bump that is "active"(meaning infected). That year starts back over.This is how some people have mrsa their whole life. They cant keep away active ones. This is something I was told by a life line nurse but I do not know that it is a fact.Do not let that alarm you. In other wise healthy individuals the immune system eventually will eradicate the bacteria.Which is why keeping your daughters immune system boosted is a key.....Now what I do with my son who always gets pimple like bumps is first treat it with ichthalmol ointment(drawing salve) which will pull any pus out. Do this when you see even a pin head of pus.Remember boils are deep so if theres a lot of pus you can be sure theres a lot more deeper which is where the true infection is.Then follow with Manuka honey of 15+ this is stronger than an antibiotic. Remember antibiotics suppress the immune and mrsa will become resistant.I hope that helps.Good luck.P.S. The manuka honey must have the # beside it.If it does not consider it table honey which will not help.It is expensive and you cannot get it from the grocery store. I suggest reading up on it to give you more info.It is a "special" honey

Joyce - posted on 03/06/2013

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Thanks Amanda. She just called me frm school crying and nervous. I will be taking her to an infectious disease doctor I know of...for a second op. Bye, Joyce

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