| | Extremely painful boil or cyst under armpit causing some numbness to right arm
Hello, this is my first posting and I hope someone can offer me advice on my problem. I am at my wits end and am in alot of pain. I have no health insurance and I am also embarrassed to go to the ER.
I just relocated to SW MO area this past summer, and started to date someone who was diagnosed with a staff infection. He had what appeared to be boils or cysts on his knees and lower legs. I helped take care of him by giving him compresses. When he appeared to be getting better, I had sex with him. About a month after I started to get boils. First on my head, then on my face, lower torso, buttocks. I now have a scar on my face, and a few on my back. I am depressed now and feel ugly.
The major problem now is that I have developed one under my armpit. It has grown rather large and has a strand like thing crawling up my arm. It feels extremely tight and I can hardly sleep at night and also causes great discomfort when I try to move my arm. Last night, I started experiencing some numbness in my arm. It still is a little numb, and I think it might be cutting off my circulation. I don't know if this is an emergency or not. I don't know if and ER will be able to help me. I can't get in to see a doctor for atleast 2 weeks and I am in a lot of pain and I am scared!
I need some help and I am about to give up, I read in the paper that Staff infections are on the rise for some reason in this area. What do I do? Go to the ER or what????????????????????????????????