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DS--15mos--has some spots in his diaper area that have started to abcess. We thought it was a spider bite at first but now are wondering if it is something else.<br><br>
Our HCP is a wonderful Classic Homeopath and she is treating him. She does not feel it is necessary to get a culture taken because it would not change the treatment.<br><br>
DH feels that it would be a good precaution to get a culture done.<br><br>
Does anyone know what labs are done to determine whether an abcess is Staph? We are working with a lab in Mexico and I want to get it right.<br><br>
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That's an incredibly common area for staph and staph does abscess. Can she prescribe Bactroban for you to put on it topically? I'd feel comfortable w/out culture if she did that as it will (in my understanding) treat resistant staph or strep either one. If she won't I would want a culture and I don't know what to recommend for that in Mexico.<br><br>
Cloth diapers (towels too, etc.) will harbor staph. Can you wash and dry on hot?
 

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I've used myrrh to promote a healthy pussing response from mucous membranes. I took it both as a tincture and in a salve (Healing Salve from WishGarden in Boulder, CO or Herbal Savvy from Country Comfort, I think). Many of the salves contain a complex of herbs that are helpful.<br><br>
I've also used colloidal silver both topically in ointments and salves, as well as internally. (I buy it from iHerb.com. If you are a first-time customer, you can use my code: LIN301 for $5 off your first order.)<br><br>
You can also use Echinacea, Goldenseal, and other herbs internally as tinctures or other forms.<br><br>
You can buy homeopathic staph. We've used it with success for boils.<br><br>
-- Caitlin
 
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