I posted last week that my son had a staph infection. This is my update:
We originally went in Tuesday with a smallish boil with a scab. He was put on antibiotics and sent home.
We went in Thursday with an open, oozing wound. They cleaned it, packed it and dressed it and told him to come back in two days.
We went back today and the lady cleaned it (think roto rooter) with peroxide and q tips and STUFFED it with antibacterial gauze. Put him on vicodin (he is 15) and told us to come back in two days. Continue on the antibiotics, no PE or leg exercise, no sports.
She said this will continue for about 6 WEEKS.
My warning is WATCH your child's wounds...teenagers tend to think it is nothing. It wasn't for us and had we not gone in he could have (and still COULD) lose his knee joint.
Has anyone else had experience with Staph infections??
Asked by Anonymous at 10:17 PM on Feb. 27, 2010 in Health
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