I have a boil, which looks like an open wound on my face. I have had it over a month. I was first sent to the ENT, he took a needle and lanced the golf ball sized bump. Not much fluid came out at the office Over the last couple of weeks, I have had at least 24 oz. of clear fluid come out. The pain was extreme. A seven on the pain scale, and I have endured serious pain. Most people would say a 10. I could not talk because of the swelling. I hate going to the ER. After a month of drainage and 1200 mg. of augmentin for 10 days, there was no improvement. When I arrived at the hospital, i was immediately given IV vangomyacin, and dilautin?1mg-2mg every 60 min. I was kept overnight with the presence of strep and staph infection via cultures and blood. I was sent home after 2 days with a diagnosis of VRSA. I was sent home with doxycyclone and pain meds to take every 4 hours. I was told that if I don't see an improvement within 24 hours than I should be seen asap. I was seen again last night. I had a cat scan of my face. There were no abscesses noticed but small pockets of fluid. The fluid can visibly be seen on my face as a light white area of skin. I was told to keep taking the antibiotic because it is one of the only one that treats staph aureus and strep. The ER doctor also used a gloved finger to push some of the pocketed fluid to the surface. The drainage is now brown and the pus is seen but so deep. I can literally feel the bactrim in my mouth when I apply it to the burning wound aka flattened boil but swelling is still present. After a month and 5 days, I need a real answer. I feel like I am being kept in the dark. I also started feeling pain in my next behind the boil, and feel flu like with low grade fevers from time to time. Im so tired and miserable. I have seen infectious disease via the hospital. They all say that the antibiotic should start to help. It is not helping!!! Any suggestions?
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The pus filled sores started on my leg on 9/11 and were thought to be nothing but a rash with pain. It has spread to the left cheek/jaw line. Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this.