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Cure for carbuncle infected by staph aureus - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   this is Dr xxx here
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   Hi doc, I am worried about my niece. she has been having recurrent carbuncles around bottom. very painful, she misses work a lot. The swab of the carbuncle showed staph aureus
Doctor :   how old is your niece?
User :   she is on bactrin but already new carbuncles are occuring
User :   32, she lives with her boyfriend. She told me she got herpes g from him
Doctor :   since when was she diagnosed with herpes?
User :   but the problem has not so much been herpes but these large large abscesses on her bottom
User :   3 years ago
Doctor :   ok
User :   they gave her penicillin injections that did not work
User :   changed to bactrin
Doctor :   and these carbuncles are only at her bottom area? or anywhere else on the body ?
User :   only in various areas of her bottom, no where else
Doctor :   ok
User :   the last one she had to go to the ER
User :   they darines it and put in a drain tube --it was so large
Doctor :   what medicines is she on at the moment ?
User :   just the bactrin for now
User :   i amm hoping she does not have MRSA
User :   she lives in the Caribbean
Doctor :   ok well i have few remedies she can try .. some of which are effective
User :   ok
Doctor :   1) Dab a cotton swab into the tea tree oil.
Doctor :   and then gently apply the oil onto the carbuncle with the swab.
Doctor :   make sure you discard the used swab
User :   ok
Doctor :   Repeat this several times a day
Doctor :   also turmeric is an excellent option
User :   to drink?
Doctor :   so do the following steps
Doctor :   * Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder to a glass of warm water.
* Drink 3 times per day.
* Healing will begin within a few hours.
* Repeat for 3 days.
Doctor :   also you can do hydrotherapy for relief ...
Doctor :   1) Washcloth Compress
Doctor :   Take a clean washcloth and dip it in fairly warm salt water and place it onto the boil. The compress should be very wet and warm and it should be placed on the boil for 10-15 minutes at least 5 times daily. It speeds up the process of bringing the boil to a head, which leads to draining and then healing.
User :   but why are these happening so often?
User :   could she be imunocompressed?
Doctor :   these are known for their high rate of recurrence
Doctor :   i am sure the following advised will aid in her treatment
User :   nothing to do with hygiene you think
Doctor :   it plays a important part
Doctor :   keep the area clean
User :   what can she bathe with
Doctor :   tea tree oil put 2 teaspoon in water and she can use it while taking her bath
User :   ok I will be calling her in the caribbean after this. thanks
Doctor :   she should wash the area frequently
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with ?

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