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Old 01-07-2009, 06:13 AM   #1
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pus spot on elbow + armpit and tiredness

Every 3-4 weeks for the last year or so i keep getting a pus filled spot on my elbow and a pus filled spot under my armpit i also have tiredness and fatigue and my bones ache. These symptoms last for about 1-2 weeks then i will be fine for 2-4 weeks then same same thing happens all over again

I have been to the doctors regarding this and i got sent for blood tests and they all came back fine. I have looked on the internet and cant find anything with these symtoms at all

Im a 28 male and i dont drink or smoke and i eat really healthy mainly fruit , vegtables , chicken , turkey , steeak

I have tried to remove things from my diet as i originally thought it could be allergy related as i also from time to time break out in a couple of heat lumps / hives but this has not made a difference

Any ideas ?

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Re: pus spot on elbow + armpit and tiredness

Recurrent infections of this type are caused by bacteria, not by poor diet, and they're extremely hard to clear up permanently without antibiotic treatment. If the bacteria (usually staph aureus) has taken hold of your entire system, the boils are just an outward manifestation of that. That's why you feel "flu-ish" when the boils appear. You could become a lot sicker if this is allowed to go on without treatment.

At the very least, you should have been told how to treat the boils to keep them from spreading. But it sounds as if you were simply told nothing is wrong and were sent on your way without any help at all???

Those who rely on managed medical care don't always get the attention they deserve and require without raising a stink when that care is substandard. Do what you have to do to let them know this is impacting your life. Demand some real treatment.

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Old 01-07-2009, 01:18 PM   #3
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Re: pus spot on elbow + armpit and tiredness

Thanks for your reply it makes Alot of sence I will be making an appointment at the doctors for tomorrow and I will be demanding they give me antibiotics to clear the bacteria infection

Which antibiotics would be best ?

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