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Boil 5 days after decol/Zyvox

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Old 04-18-2012, 05:17 PM   #1
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Boil 5 days after decol/Zyvox

I was recently diagnosed with MRSA. I am a Radiation Therapist and deal with
cancer patients daily so my ID doc decided to attempt decolonization for me and
my family. I was given a nasal swab to start and received the news the next day
from my hemotogist/oncologist and was in to see the ID doc in 2 days. I was
referred for possible hidradenitis suppurativa but that was secondary to my
MRSA infection. We were on the protocol for 10 days with Zyvox(after failure on
Keflex and Augmentun) for myself for 10 days to coincided with it. I had 7 boils
under my left armpit and 2 on my right and an stye in my right eye. 5 days after stopping the meds and nasal ointment, I have a new boil emerging under my left armpit. We are still doing the hibiclens showers. I have leukocytosis and thrombocytosis of unknown origin for about 7 years and low immunoglobulin G so I am considered immunocompromised. I went back to the ID doc today and I'm starting Bactrim. He told me that the hope was to reduce the MRSA levels but I would probably always battle this disease. One option is IV immunoglobulin but that only boosts the immune system for a few weeks. Plus there are considerable side effects. I am blessed that this is not in my bloodstream or lungs and I hope that never happens...but only time will tell. Just wanted to introduce myself and say hello to my new MRSA family.

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