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    Old 11-08-2009, 06:51 PM   #1
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    infection...mrsa?..in pinky toe left foot

    hoping to get some info from someone who may've dealt with this problem my husband is having with his toe. about 2 months ago he noticed a bite of some kind on his left pinky toe...a trip to the dr ensued & dr said take anotbiotics--amoxicillin and soak in epsom salt.soaked once& didn't even touch the antibiotics until about a week ago. since then, he's developed a hard-type blister in between the pinky toe & the one next to it...he got the bright idea to try to "pop" the hard blister, which actually looked like a callous. upon the "popping" he managed to bust open the entire hard blister, a pink pus was squeezed out & the pain never stopped. his pinky toe is swollen to over half the size of the other pinky toe & it developed a fairly large circular hole, just a few millimeters deep. the week long amoxicillin therapy did absolutely nothing & i was finally able to talk him into going to the dr again for this--it's hideous looking! doc gave him some antibiotic ointment--bactroban--& 5 samples of levaquin. as of right now, the top side of his foot is a purple-ish red color & looks to have a blister raising up. there's also a red raised rash emanating from the pinky toe up to the top of his foot. he's been soaking in epsom salt 3 times a day & applying the a/b ointment 3 times a day...i am wondering if this is mrsa or just simple staph infection. hubby is freaking out, even tho he has another dr appt monday 11/9/2009..so i'm really curious to see if anyone else has encountered this type infection & what it took to get rid of it. he's also experiencing severe headaches & nausea along with this. any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated...i am at the end of my rope in ideas on what to do.
    thanks in advance...we appreciate it!

     
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    Old 11-09-2009, 01:11 PM   #2
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    Re: infection...mrsa?..in pinky toe left foot

    Sorry to hear your husband is having so much trouble. Does he have diabetes perchance?

     
    Old 11-09-2009, 03:21 PM   #3
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    Re: infection...mrsa?..in pinky toe left foot

    no, no diabetes thankfully. he saw his dr today & he seems to think the purple-ish color is a bruise due to it healing from the inside out. it still looks nasty to both of us so i guess we'll see what happens...his toe will either fall off or it'll get better lolol
    thanks for the reply!
    have a good one!

     
    Old 11-17-2009, 12:01 AM   #4
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    Re: infection...mrsa?..in pinky toe left foot

    did the doc culture the toe
    if not just go to a dermatologist and have it done
    i have been blessed to carry mrsa
    you need to know asap
    meds do work but are tough
    good luck

     
    Old 11-17-2009, 04:14 PM   #5
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    Re: infection...mrsa?..in pinky toe left foot

    luckily it wasn't mrsa...just a minor staph infection that's almost gone, thanks to antibiotics & a/b ointment & epsom soaks 3 times a day!
    thanks for your reply, i appreciate it!
    take care

     
    Old 11-19-2009, 11:26 AM   #6
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    Re: infection...mrsa?..in pinky toe left foot

    MRSA can be minor as well!

     
    Old 11-20-2009, 04:18 PM   #7
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    Re: infection...mrsa?..in pinky toe left foot

    thanks for the info on that!
    he's been back to the doc, whom we trust fully & he gave the okay that things would heal up nicely...guess we shall see.
    thanks again
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