Over a year ago i had an allergic reaction, it was diagnosed as an insect bite, the location of the puncture mark was on my hairline, over three days my face swelled, i was given a course of antibiotics and it went.
I started to get lumps under my skin on my face, they were not like normal spots, more like boils, they were very fierce, and never came to the surface. they are fluid like to touch and very painful, sometimes they group together after a while and from a mass, after the initial itching phase they grow, and the fluid turns dark red, it look like they are filled with blood, they take almost three months to go.
I have had many various treatments for Acne over the 15 months (something i have never ever suffered with, I’m 27 year old female by the way), lots of lotions and potions, nothing worked, i kept going back to the doctor who seemed puzzled, i eventually changed my doctor and started to do a little research, i came across a skin infection called Staphylococcus aureus, the symptoms are identical, I took this to the doctor and he agreed and started treatment.
I had a high dose for two weeks, i was then given a lower dose for 8 weeks as i had had one lump appear whilst on the high dose, after four weeks i started to get more of the lumps, i have been back to the doctors, who has said it's adult acne, i have had all the treatments for adult acne and i simply do not agree that these are acne spots, they are boils.
I am now stuck as i want to get screened for Staphylococcus aureus, or another skin infection, i need a referral to go private, it may be something else, I just want it solved. i asked my doctor if i could get to test rule it out, he said no, i find that very hard to believe.
Can you give me advice as to what is possible, if i can get a private test done and where, and obviously your personal opinion, thank you.