I'm confused.I've had 7 or 8 MRSAs in about a year and a half. I've had them on my arms, nose, finger, and most recently on the back of my hand which required a trip to the OR and i.v. treatmentwith vancomycin.What I'm confused about is the different stories I get from different doctors. Some call it a simple skin infection while others seem to take it more serious.One infectious diease doctor told me I needed to take a 6 week i.v. treatment with vancomycin while another talked me into taking clyndamycin by mouth due to the side effects from vanco.Well I ended up in the hospital with bleeding from the rectum from yet another infection caused from the clyndamycin!I've also been refered to as a carrier. The doctor that did the surgery on my hand said that the infections enter the body from the outside through nicks in the skin,another said it cultavates in the nose. Is this inside of meor outside of meand if it is on the outside of me how will i.v. treatments with vancomycin help.I spend a lot of time on the internet researching this and it scares me when I read about people dying from this especially when I read about someone with one in the nose that went to the brain since I had one there too.One doctor went as far to say that they are the ones to blame because of over prescribing antibiotics! Is there any answers??
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