Posted 10/18/2007 4:49 PM (GMT -6)
I've already gotten it! I have no idea how. Showed up like a pimple on my face and in 2 days it was a golf ball. I went to my primary doc and she was CLUELESS, gave me a shot of the wrong anti-biotics and by the next morning I had a lemon on my face!!! So, I went to the E.R. and 8 weeks of Bactrim later... it was a tiny little purple jellybean on my face. It is still there 7 months later and I wonder if it will ever go away. I have a hard lump there. To add insult to injury, just as I was finishing up the 8 week course of meds, I got a 2nd infection - on my other cheek!!! I guess the universe is teaching me not to be vain??? Since I caught that one early, I went directly to an Infectious Disease Specialist - just the name makes me cringe. He was able to treat me and it healed right up and left no remaining scar/lump/etc.
Then my daughter got a rash on her bum that wouldn't clear up - guess what - it was staph. Then my infant son got a "pimple" in his diaper area....staph. What the heck???? I'm so worried we will never rid ourselves of this dreadful infection. I can't afford to have it attack me. The specialist said it's not a "cleanliness" thing - I'm still washing the heck out of EVERYTHING all the time. I'm so scared that I might get to the point where the meds don't work!!!!!!