Has anyone had a skin condition like cellulitus? MRSA
December 20, 2006 11:08pm CST
I currently have a very bad skin infection. It starts with a build-up of fluid under the skin. It is very painful, and once it breaks it starts to spred. I have been diagnosed with cellulitus. That was 2 weeks ago. I have since gone to 2 diffrent doctors and a infectious disease specialst. The reason for this is none of the medicines were working. Each day i got sicker and weaker. My symptoms were nausea, vomiting, pain, redness, oozing on the boils. They cleared me for MRSA, and also let me know that MRSA has just been sensationalized in the media. They also said that alot of MRSA cultures actually come back negetive. This is a little bit scary to me. I have not been able to work, and don't want to make anyone at work ill. I am feeling better, but don't know what caused this. Oh, and this was the 2nd time that this has happened. They did say that it was a step infection and tested positive for that. The problem is I don't meet any of the classical symptoms for any of the viral diseases.
23 Jan 07
Sorry to hear you had cellulitus, looking at the date on here it was 4 weeks ago so I hope you have recoved ok. Cellulitis is very serious and someone who has it needs to recieve medical attention. It can cause fever, chills, and swollen glands. Bacteria can get into the bloodstream or even the bones nearby and make someone really sick. I went to the Doctor today and was told that i have cellulitus, he has put me on antibiotics for 10 days. Its not the first time i've had this and I dont think it will be the last. This link may help.. http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec18/ch211/ch211b.html