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Old 11-17-2011, 09:17 AM   #1
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Staph/MRSA

I was bitten by an insect last week in Trinidad (horrible place). It has become infected badly. I went to an urgent care Dr. and he gave me Bactrim. I've been taking this for 4 days, but it's only getting worse. It's in my arm pit so it's very uncomfortable. There were about 10 bite marks, and 3-4 have swelled up the size of a golf ball.

Question is, what should my next step be? How long before I should expect the Bactrim to start working or will it? I didn't get it cultured so no positive id! Very painful, along with fever and chills.

 
Old 11-18-2011, 05:27 AM   #2
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Re: Staph/MRSA

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I was bitten by an insect last week in Trinidad (horrible place). It has become infected badly. I went to an urgent care Dr. and he gave me Bactrim. I've been taking this for 4 days, but it's only getting worse. It's in my arm pit so it's very uncomfortable. There were about 10 bite marks, and 3-4 have swelled up the size of a golf ball.

Question is, what should my next step be? How long before I should expect the Bactrim to start working or will it? I didn't get it cultured so no positive id! Very painful, along with fever and chills.
You should immidiately go to the emergency room. Staph infection is no joke. You should ask for another atibiotic. If you dont act fast you might end up having to take surgery and having health problems for the rest of your life. Or you might even die. Go Now.

 
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