My step daughter (8) has had a history spanning 2 years of what I now know is staph infections. Impetigo, sties (apparently they are caused by the same bug) and pusey infections. Her brother who is six is also suffering from outbreaks of the same thing.
About 6 months ago, I suffered from the worst case of boils I have ever experienced. It was near on impossible to do daily chores. I went to the doctor and got bactroban, an antibiotic that goes up the nose and it cleared for a while. My own baby has had 2 staph infections under her nose because the infection just keeps getting brought back into our house.
My step daughter has been going to school and coming here with open oozing staph sores on her arms and legs and so has my SS.
The bio mum and us have a good relationship but she is very airy fairy and I just don’t think she understands how severe this is. She has gone to the doctor and the advice is ‘it’s all normal childhood stuff’. I don’t really agree with that sentiment. I am getting really down it all because the boils leave these horrible purple scars that don’t seem to go.
I don’t know what the point of this is. I feel like leaving my own home with my LO until this is sorted and the cycle of the bug is broken but I really don’t have many options.