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    I don't know about eating it but it's really good as a wound dressing. Just apply liberally to cyst and then apply clean dressing. As other people have said the antibiotics are only part of the solution, good sound management are what will probably solve the problem, ie having the cysts lanced, regular cleaning and dressings. As I've said before, skin infections are the secondary problem and you probably already had the bacteria on your skin. It's the different antibiotics that have made it into a super bug that might be resistant.

    I would imagine the antibiotics help to get rid of some of the infection but the underlying issue is not resolving, hence why it's not clearing up completely. Then the bacteria comes back each time becoming more resistant as it's the ones that wernt killed off by the previous antibiotics. The doctor def needs to do a culture and sensitivity but if I were you I would be wanting to see a dermatologist as it doesn't seem like the gp is addressing the real issue.

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    Thanks, I'll try n find out about it. I'll be getting some tomorrow.

    Yep, I'm going to try and find another doctor or I might ask my doctor for a referral to a dermatologist.

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    How are you going @Alleyoop ?

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    Thanks for asking Lauzy.

    Doing much better. I was preparing to go to the doctor and get it drained but couldn't get in so I went to a chemist and got Manuka honey and she gave me an ointment to draw the gunk out (it stinks like motor oil lol, it's so gross!) and some dressings. So used the ointment and used the honey in tea and the pain stopped. It's still slightly there, probably about the size of a ten cent piece, so less then half the size it was but no pain whatsoever.
    I'm going to keep trying with the honey and try another doctor to get to the bottom of it but for now it's much better.
    The pain going away has been great, DS has gotten sick so very sooky and before I could barely hold him without being in pain so that's a relief.

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    I have used that type of ointment for different things for years and it's a lifesaver. Glad the pain has subsided. X

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamyMummy View Post
    I have used that type of ointment for different things for years and it's a lifesaver. Glad the pain has subsided. X
    Id never heard of it and my doctor never mentioned it before but it's been great. Absolutely stinks but works really well.

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    Have you looked into bleach baths. Bathing carefully in diluted bleached baths can reduce the bacteria load to allow other treatments to work better. It's a current best practice for eczema..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missbear View Post
    Have you looked into bleach baths. Bathing carefully in diluted bleached baths can reduce the bacteria load to allow other treatments to work better. It's a current best practice for eczema..
    I've heard of it but never thought it would help. How do I go about a bleach bath?

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    It's just regular household bleach, I know where I work they follow the RCH eczema bleach bath recommendations (google actual amount) which is also used for persistent Staph infections. Something like 6 table spoons of bleach in a half filled bath for 5mins. Then use impeccable hygiene with using clean towels and sheets and ensuring they don't get shared etc.


 

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