MRSA and kidneys
I am almost certain I have MRSA, and am waiting for culture results to come back later this week. Early this summer, I had boils on my butt that were attributed to being spider bites. They were lanced, and healed when I started antibiotics (dioxycyclin). Since then, I have recieved 4 additional "bites", and my boyfriend recieved 3, and we thought spiders must have laid eggs in my underwear drawer (since then I bought a new dresser).
Last month I had a severe kidney infection in both kidneys that was highly resistent to most antibiotics. I was hospitalized for 6 days, and had a PICC line to administer antibiotics after leaving the hospital. This was the only way I could recieve the only antibiotic that worked (Ceftriaxone).
Now, I have a boil on my ear, and my doctors have finally admitted these can't be spider bites. I told them to test me for MRSA, and they are also doing tests for other things like HIV and other things that could cause my immune system to be compromised. However, my white blood cell is great, and I am otherwise a very healthy person with a healthy lifestyle and only one sexual partner (who is also getting these boils).
IF this is MSRA-- how come it still responds to antibiotics? What triggers its "expression" if almost 30% of the population carries this bacteria? Could the kidney infection be related to MRSA? What other things should I look out for/be careful about?
Any info would be helpful, as it seems easy to misdiagnose this. I am eager to be healthy and clear this up ASAP.