About a year ago i went to the doctor because of painful, warm pus filled boils on my triceps. The doctor tested me and it came back positive for MRSA... well the boils are back again and I am having some financial trouble and was wondering if I should go to the doctor again or if there are any home treatments for it???
Are these pus filled boils on my arms MRSA again?
- 28 Sep 2012 by mcseaton
- 2 October 2012
- methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infection, doctor, boils
Hello mcseaton and welcome to DC. I wouldn't mess with this, mcseaton. As far as I know... there are no home remedies for this that will cure the condition. I am sorry you are having to deal with this again but best to be safe and get it checked out, okay??? You sure don't want it to get worse...
It sounds like it could be MRSA again. No, there are no home remedies for MRSA. You will need to go the the Dr and get treatment. MRSA is nothing to mess around with. It is highly contagious as well. Explain to the Drs office that you are having financial difficulties. many of them will work with you. they may let you make small payments, they sometimes will discount for people paying cash who dont have insurance, some offer discounts if you fill out paperwork proving you have low income so it is worth finding out if they can offer you any of this type of thing. Another possiblity is to go to a low cost clinic. If you can though, I would see the Dr who saw to you previously.
Untreated MRSA can put you in the hospital. A much bigger bill to pay. Stay away from gym equipment, mats and any public space shared by others physically. Keep the area covered to help control transferring to others. Stay away from pregnant women, babies and small children. Also do not touch or share objects with anyone being treated for a severe disease, as it could be deadly for them.
As you can see, plenty of reasons for you to see that doctor. Wishing you a quick treatment and better health.
This is definitely not a condition to treat on your own or to leave untreated as you can tell by the other answers you've received. You might try to Google free health clinics in your area, or low cost health clinics that will base your payment on your income. As a last resort, by law hospitals are not able to turn you away based on your inability to pay. Plus they will work out a payment program with you that can fit your budget. Regardless of where you go, you must get treatment for this right away.
Hi mcseaton, I've had MRSA, and it ate my entire insides out. LITERALLY! When it comes to your health, $$ doesn't matter!! If you don't have a doctor that will see you at this time, GO TO THE ER!! PLEASE, don't play around with MRSA, and it sounds as if you have it. Also, don't know if they told you, but once you have it, you ALWAYS are a carrier. Best wishes to you!
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