It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Infectious Diseases Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-12-2009, 12:31 AM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1
TaylorT HB User
Recurrent staph infections in young children

I have a four-year old and a six-year old who are getting recurring (non MRSA) staph infections. They look like little insect bites--angry red blotches with a white pus center-- but there are no insects. These infections recur regularly every three or four months and are treated with rounds of antibiotics (both a cream and oral antibiotics.) The symptoms in both children sound very similar to what "Keraly" wrote about some years ago on this board (or somewhere on this site.) My youngest child is always tired, often unusually forgetful/mentally confused in addition to everything else, yet all his tests come back as fine except for the staph infection. Both children also often say it hurts them to pee, yet tests for urinary tract infections and yeast infections come back negative, in spite of the fact that my pediatrician said he saw blood and pus in my daughter's urine before they sent the sample to the lab this last time. My oldest child's symptoms culminated in something the doctors finally decided was Kawasaki Disease last summer (but even now they're not sure that is what it was.) She was treated with the IVIG and did get better, but she keeps getting these staph infections. I don't know if Keraly is still out there, but if so, did your kids have any prior exposures to pesticides? Or steam carpet cleaning? I'm really at my wit's end.

Last edited by TaylorT; 05-12-2009 at 12:36 AM. Reason: better description of problem

 
Old 05-17-2009, 08:26 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 999
harka HB Userharka HB Userharka HB Userharka HB Userharka HB Userharka HB Userharka HB Userharka HB User
Re: Recurrent staph infections in young children

Has your entire family gone through a decolonization procedure?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Help...child with recurrent abdominal pain. caltripp Children's Health 10 04-04-2011 09:51 PM
staph infection and other underlying health problems cakecracker Skin Problems 4 03-17-2010 09:18 AM
recurrent MRSA & joint replacement bonbon1981 Infectious Diseases 2 11-01-2009 09:28 AM
staph infections kimberly1980 Infectious Diseases 1 11-13-2008 03:05 PM
which antibiotic really kills staph? jellybean3009 Infectious Diseases 2 07-29-2008 12:49 PM

Tags
kawasaki, staph



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



harka (14), jmw63 (5), JJ (3), jonnstar (2), jake22 (2), esorb11 (2), sjb (2), JamesV (1), xinerevelle (1), stepbystep89 (1)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1015), Apollo123 (911), Titchou (861), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (758), midwest1 (671), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:43 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!