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Bumps with green stuff, hurts, burns, itches. Is it mrsa? Treated earlier for staff infection

For the past 5 months I have been treated for staff infection twice and now I have 3 bumps at 1 time there is a big hole with green stuff coming out I went to the doctor and they couldn t see me do I need to go to the emergency room to get treated for this it hurts, burns, and itches really bad! Terrified of getting mrsa
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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Hi thanks for posting your querry in HCM.
It seems from your complain that you have got an pyogenic abscess.

Kindly mention the site as well as the duration of illness. What antibiotic had you received for the previous Staph infection? Was it based on Culture and sensitivity report? If yes, Was it an MRSA last time?
But , Whatever is the history, the best advice at this point of time is to visit a doctor for drainage of the abscess and Culture & sensitivity of the material in a microbiology lab. Empiric antibiotic therapy is to be taken till the sensitivity report received. Further antibiotic therapy will be based on the report.

Regarding MRSA: you can know it only after the C&S report is received. MRSA is not more virulent than MSSA, but the only fact is they are resistant to more numbr of drugs. Again, if it is a community acquired MRSA, there will be more sensitive antibiotics.
Don't worry...Get your abscess drained and proceed according to the C&S report.

Contact us , in case any further querries?
All the best
Take care
Get well soon.
Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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