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post #21 of 28
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Yulia,

What is MRSA?
post #22 of 28
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Yulia,

What is MRSA?
MRSA this is the same old staph, BUT it has developed resistance to most antibiotics.
It’s called a super-bug because it’s very hard to get rid of that. Three doctors (ped, family doctor and dermatologist) told us the same thing that right now they take culture from almost EVERYONE with skin infection as it’s MRSA in about 70% of the cases and that in past few months they have seen more MRSA than in their intire practice. It’s everywhere now (MRSA started in hospitals where it developed resistance to most abx).It’s very irresponsible from your ped to not take a culture. Especially if it looks like staph…
I hope it’s not MRSA though (I really wish it’s not)…
post #23 of 28
MRSA stands for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_mrsa.html
post #24 of 28
Maybe your son has just regular staph, but maybe not. I think it was highly irresponsible for the doctor to just put him on abx without taking a culture. It will take about two days for the culture to get ready, meanwhile you could start the abx the doctor prescribed but at least in two days you would know for sure what it is instead of going a full course without a result in case it is MRSA.
post #25 of 28
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Blister Update

My ds is doing SO much better!!
We started using the bacterial cream and taking the antibiotics.
What a difference....

This was a learning experience....not to use a cream that didn't work for the 1st 3 days...

Anyways, thanks all for your thoughts!
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by mamabird32 View Post
My ds is doing SO much better!!
We started using the bacterial cream and taking the antibiotics.
What a difference....

This was a learning experience....not to use a cream that didn't work for the 1st 3 days...

Anyways, thanks all for your thoughts!
post #27 of 28
I'm glad it's clearing up!
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by Lula's Mom View Post
Neosporin causes skin allergies in a lot of people. I've read that up to 1 in 4 people may have a reaction to the neomycin in it! The penis, especially one with its mucous membranes intact, is even more susceptible to contact dermatitis. So if I were going to put an antibiotic cream on my son's penis, it would be something which didn't contain a common allergen.
I was told 30-40% by my doctor. I am allergic as well.
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