Hello,I have a large staph infection on my elbow. I had staph about 3 months ago and I went to the doctor. I took antibiotics for a few months and it all went away. Earlier this week my elbow started to swell up and get infected. When I went to the Dr. before he gave me 3 refills in case I needed it later, so I've still got some antibotics to take. A few weeks ago there was at least one, possibly three, students where I work that had the MRSA staph. Hopefully it won't turn out to be anything like that. Also, a few weeks ago a pastor I know had an MRSA infection on his knee. He ended up having surgery on it. I don't foresee anything like that happening though. If it doesn't start getting better by Monday I'll be going to the Dr. again.Thanks,Josh
Praying brother Josh, I have you on my prayer list. Hope you feel better soon.
Hi Josh,Do you know you can buy staphylocco-static skin wash, which will make a [u]huge difference[/u] to the effectiveness of the antibiotics, and you can carry on using it after they finish?As you probably know, we have skin flora at different levels of our pores, and some of these are protective. Also, some of these are really bad if they're disturbed from their usual site, and get tangled up with an open lesion.Staph is nasty, and it is very serious if it gets out of hand. You may be [i]feeling[/i] fine, but you should be treating your body with respect in terms of rest, if you want it to do its part in overcoming this. Also, eat properly.Skin is the largest organ in the body, and on that basis alone, it is worth a lot to you to do what's best for it.Has anyone anointed you with oil, and prayer for healing?I don't mean just anyone... Ask the Lord who you could approach, and try to avoid it becoming a whole-church issue. Take some time to hear the from the Him and trust Him to give the kiss of death to this germ when you get anointed. Keep praying and keep looking after yourself. Skin can take a long time to get back to full strength, so even after there's nothing to see, give it another six weeks or so to begin to build up layers, before you tax it more.OK, that's the end of the lecture. I'll be praying. :-)
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Praying for a speedy recovery.
Good medical advice from Dorcas.Betadine is what hospitals here use.Ask the pharmacist how much to put into warm water for a 20 minute soak.You sure have our prayers Preach.Take good care of you and let us know Monday.LORD Bless!!!
What's that? Anti-bacterial soap?
Pray you soon will be completely whole.God Bless
What about Betadine or peroxide Lynn? Should you soak it does that help??? :-(
Thanks for all the information. The sore itself is only about 2 millimeters. It's not a big open wound at all. Actually, it was just about healed (on the outside) until I decided it might not be good since it would have no way of draining. So I reopened it and have kept it bandaged. It seems that all the infection is under the skin. Since I had staph before I have been bathing in Anti-bacterial soap and allowing it to stay on my body for awhile before I wash it off. It's what the Dr. recommended. I guess the ol' bacteria made it through anyways.Well, enough of the gory details.