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 05-07-2010, 08:50 AM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1
tiffany1979 HB User
Unhappy MRSA on Lip

Monday night I felt I was getting a pimple below my lip so i put some Proactive on it to get rid of it. Instead, it brought it to a head by the next morning so I popped it. I kept polysporin powder and cream on it and it didn't get any worse. Another one started developing IN my lip, though, just above that one. I went to the doctor yesterday because I knew it was MRSA (I have had it a few times). The Dr. put me on 2 Bactrim twice a day to try to eradicate it so I won't have recurrences anymore. He also put me on the gel for my nose and told me to use a warm compress on my lip. The spot on my lip has not come to a head. Here are my questions:

1. Does the spot HAVE to come to a head or will the antibiotics work on it from the inside and make it disappear without it having to be drained?

2. If it doesn't come to a head and goes away without breaking the skin, will it leave a weird hard chunk in my lip?

3. The doctor said to use a warm compress, but I have looked on some MRSA-specific websites and it has clearly said NOT to use a warm compress. What is the purpose of the warm compress? Does it serve only to bring the spot to a head?

4. How long before I see a difference on Bactrim? I have taken 3 doses (6 pills) and my lip is not any smaller (2-3x normal size). In the past when I have had MRSA, I was given half the dose I have now and could see a difference after a couple of doses. I don't know if it isn't changing because it is on such a sensitive area or if the antibiotics aren't working.

Thank you in advance for your answers.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
2 yrs.. post-mrsa Matchfoot Infectious Diseases 1 05-06-2010 07:21 AM
Federal MRSA Law - Patient Protection Act gavel Infectious Diseases 0 07-19-2009 06:40 PM
i have mrsa how will this effect my up coming csection sandy81 Infectious Diseases 1 04-11-2009 10:07 AM
possible MRSA...help please!!! MysteryWhiteBoy Infectious Diseases 5 11-23-2008 11:12 AM
MRSA Explained harka Infectious Diseases 0 08-05-2008 11:06 AM




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), jake22 (2), esorb11 (2), sjb (2), jonnstar (2), MomaGin (1), Seann (1), jlsp (1)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1164), MSJayhawk (997), Apollo123 (896), Titchou (832), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (757), ladybud (745), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:56 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!