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