ok. ever scince she was 14months old we have been fighting staph. she has been in and out of the hospital and she has had to have surgery before. the type she has is MRSA it is DEADLY!!!! she is constantly on diff meds for it and nothing is helping!!! now she has this thing on her arm. i doesnt look like staph, but im not completely sure what it is. its big and swollan and hard. when my hubby gets home we are taking her to the dr. but any ways... does anybody have any advise on making the staph go away and never come back? im scared its going to adventualy kill her!Answer Question
Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 12:32 PM on Jul. 30, 2010
Has she been checked for primary (genetic) immune deficiencies (PID)? If she has an immune deficiency disease it may be able to be treated and she may have fewer or no infections. I was diagnosed with a PID called CVID when I was 32. My children were tested and all 3 have CVID. They are now adults and my only grandchild was diagnosed when he was 12 mo. He is now 22 mo and covered head to toe with infected eczema.
CVID can be treated with IV gamma globulin (IVIG). I get IVIG every 3 weeks. My children got it when they were young and then did well enough they didn't need them. They will most likely start needing them again when they are in their 30s.
Answer by Gailll at 12:37 PM on Jul. 30, 2010
Here are the 10 Warning Signs for PIDs
1. Eight or more new ear infections a year
2. Two or more serious sinus infections a year
3. Two or more months on antibiotics with little effect
4. Two or more pneumonia's within a year
5. Failure of an infant to gain weight or grow normally
6. Recurrent, deep skin or organ abscess
7. Persistent thrush in mouth or skin after age 1
8. Need for intravenous antibiotics to clear infections
9. Two or more deep seated infections in 1 year
10. A family history of Primary Immunodeficiency Disease
Answer by Gailll at 12:42 PM on Jul. 30, 2010
Answer by Memigen at 12:43 PM on Jul. 30, 2010
Answer by Memigen at 12:44 PM on Jul. 30, 2010
If someone has 2 of the 10 warning signs they should be tested for PIDs. It's simple blood tests. Doctors don't think about it because PIDs are rare and they may have never seen a person with a PID. Sorry the warning signs are so spread out, I couldn't get the closer together.
Answer by Gailll at 12:52 PM on Jul. 30, 2010
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