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Staph Infection Maybe?

last week my five year old had a couple of pimples on her body. one on her neck one on her inside elbows and a couple on her legs. looked like little white heads. She had about six or seven on her body and they would dry up and come back in different spots and but not very many and they were small. Anyway my 1 year old got some on her back a week later about 8 of them, so i took them both to the doctor. DR said it was a staph infection probably mrsa but not to worry ,she gave me some cream said it was common. well of course now i am freaking because i have read some horror stories about staph(mrsa)and i would like to know if anyone else has had this problem, is this common? and should i be worried? the pimples look like little white heads and some dont even have the little white head.

 
stephanie546

Asked by stephanie546 at 11:38 AM on Dec. 7, 2008 in Kids' Health

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  • As long as it is treated and caught in time, it is okay. It happens. Probably more than we know of. My daughter had one area like that on her, but within a couple of days of medicine, it was gone. Don't freak out, unless it doesn't heal. Just keep an eye on it.
    pupmom

    Answer by pupmom at 11:48 AM on Dec. 7, 2008

  • Yeah MRSA is becoming much more commonplace, and though you do need to take some precautions, it's good that you caught it early. Check out MRSA on www.webmd.com to find out if there is anything you need to be doing at home to prevent the spread of it to others. Good luck!
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 10:50 PM on Dec. 7, 2008

  • It is very very difficult to get rid of. Once it is in your blood stream you are always more succeptable than most people. Some simple tips: wash sheets, towels - everything in hot water. Go through the house and clean toys and common items. MRSA spreads by contact. Wash hands often! You will often hear how schools have to hire special crews when they have an outbreak. It stays and lingers on surfaces. Your child's school will not let your child back in while they have a staph infection - for good reason! So now you know that your child is infected. The bad news, typical antibiotics do not work and it usually will take some time before the treatments used work. That is why MRSA is BAD. It is super resistant. Hang in there. Not the end of the world. Just be vigilant and stay informed. But is is a VERY big deal.
    frogdawg

    Answer by frogdawg at 11:32 PM on Dec. 8, 2008