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    My gp tested me for a staph infection a fair few months ago and it came back positive.
    I had been getting cysts (that are big and extremely painful) in my groin and armpit. They become some painful I can't move my arm and can barely walk.
    So my gp put me on antibiotics and said it will be trial and error to find the right ones. It's been months of different antibiotics - taking them everyday. I still have the infection. Antibiotics make me feel terrible so I'm 100% over taking them.
    I was talking to my neighbour about it, she had spoken to her sister who is a nurse and she mentioned some people try Manuka Honey (I think that's what it's called)
    So my question is has anyone heard of it helping? Or tried it and it has helped or not?

    Sorry for the long boring post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alleyoop View Post
    My gp tested me for a staph infection a fair few months ago and it came back positive.
    I had been getting cysts (that are big and extremely painful) in my groin and armpit. They become some painful I can't move my arm and can barely walk.
    So my gp put me on antibiotics and said it will be trial and error to find the right ones. It's been months of different antibiotics - taking them everyday. I still have the infection. Antibiotics make me feel terrible so I'm 100% over taking them.
    I was talking to my neighbour about it, she had spoken to her sister who is a nurse and she mentioned some people try Manuka Honey (I think that's what it's called)
    So my question is has anyone heard of it helping? Or tried it and it has helped or not?

    Sorry for the long boring post.
    Your gp should have sampled the lesion and had it tested for antibiotic sensitivity. The way he has done it has pretty much made it antibiotic resistant.

    Drug resistant staph is a big problem. Please see another doctor.

    wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.

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    Yep Manuka honey and also GOTO a naturopath and get some liquid eccanacia my phone won't let me spell it right omg! Also they do a powder form of vitamin c but it has a certain part of vitamin c taken out as my mum can take it and she's allergic to oranges. When I was younger I had about (50 boils) not even exaggerating on the back of my legs. It worked instantly. Get the brand vogels tasted horrible!!

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    I don't know too much about human medicine but my understanding is that staph is a commensal organism meaning it lives normally on people's skin and causes no problems. The time when it becomes significant is when there is a break in the normal skin barrier causing it to invade deeper and cause infection. So my question is whether you or your Dr have investigated why you are getting the lumps as the infection is essentially secondary to the underlying issue. Obviously it sounds like you need to treat the infection but maybe you need to look into ways to stop the bacteria invading the skin, ie is the problem due to blocked hair follicles etc.

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    I had what they called a carbuncle on my inner thigh and ended up with a cellulitis infection with staph. Does it have redness around it? Mine did and the GP drew a line around it and I had to come back if it went past the line which it did. My GP sent me straight to the hospital with a letter. I refused surgery because the hospital didn't have any facilities for me to keep DD with me and she was only 2 weeks old at the time. The ER DR performed his own little surgery and I had to go back for several days to have my IV antibiotics and dressing changed. It went away and I've not had anything as bad since. It's awful I know and I hope you get it sorted and soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nh2489 View Post
    I don't know too much about human medicine but my understanding is that staph is a commensal organism meaning it lives normally on people's skin and causes no problems. The time when it becomes significant is when there is a break in the normal skin barrier causing it to invade deeper and cause infection. So my question is whether you or your Dr have investigated why you are getting the lumps as the infection is essentially secondary to the underlying issue. Obviously it sounds like you need to treat the infection but maybe you need to look into ways to stop the bacteria invading the skin, ie is the problem due to blocked hair follicles etc.
    My issue is that this seems to be drug resistant staph. Gosh it bothers me when doctors don't send swabs for microbial antibiotic resistance. Why send a patient thru months of ineffective meds when a single test will tell you what drugs to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauzy View Post
    I had what they called a carbuncle on my inner thigh and ended up with a cellulitis infection with staph. Does it have redness around it? Mine did and the GP drew a line around it and I had to come back if it went past the line which it did. My GP sent me straight to the hospital with a letter. I refused surgery because the hospital didn't have any facilities for me to keep DD with me and she was only 2 weeks old at the time. The ER DR performed his own little surgery and I had to go back for several days to have my IV antibiotics and dressing changed. It went away and I've not had anything as bad since. It's awful I know and I hope you get it sorted and soon!
    This happened to me, but I had the surgery.

    Hugs they are so painful xx

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    Default Staph Infection

    I had a staph infection on my knee and I never took any antibiotics, just cleaned and dressed it every day using normal saline and some paw paw ointment. It took about 2 months to heal properly. Mine was just on the surface of the skin though. If yours is underneath the skin it either needs and incision and drainage to bring out the pus and bacteria or some sort of dressing/cream to draw it out. Antibiotics alone won't just cut it and as others have said is just creating more resistance to those antibiotics. I would see another doctor or request a referral to a wound clinic. Good luck!

    Eta - I have heard Manuka honey is great for wounds but never tried it myself, certainly couldn't hurt. If they are that big and painful though I would really look into getting them incised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    Your gp should have sampled the lesion and had it tested for antibiotic sensitivity. The way he has done it has pretty much made it antibiotic resistant.

    Drug resistant staph is a big problem. Please see another doctor.

    wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.
    I don't think the doctor did take a swab of the lesion itself (I've been back and forth so many times n just given antibiotics I forget what has been said half the time) I don't have many choices in doctors unfortunately. But I think I will try and find another doctor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    Yep Manuka honey and also GOTO a naturopath and get some liquid eccanacia my phone won't let me spell it right omg! Also they do a powder form of vitamin c but it has a certain part of vitamin c taken out as my mum can take it and she's allergic to oranges. When I was younger I had about (50 boils) not even exaggerating on the back of my legs. It worked instantly. Get the brand vogels tasted horrible!!
    Ok, I'll have a look for a naturopath around here and see what they say. Do u know how I should have the honey? I absolutely hate honey so just eating it straight will make me throw up lol


 

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