I am a 27 year old male from Houston Texas. I have been working in Northern Australia the past year. Five weeks ago I noticed sore lumps under my left arm, this was followed by fatigue and fever.
The local clinic put me on flucloxacillin for over a week and It did nothing. I was then put on chephalexin for three weeks. During this time most of the pain and fever went away, but not the lumps. They would just go from arm to arm randomly. During this time I was on a leave of absence from work, stayed out of the heat, stopped the use of deodorant, and washed three times a day with anti-bacteria soap from the pharmacy. Once the antibiotics ran out after three weeks, I immediately broke out worse than before and had a high fever. I was flown down to Perth and checked in to the hospital. The past 4 days I have been on a drip with heavy meds. The antibiotics got rid of the fever and pain, but not the lumps. They are still lingering under the skin. To make things worse the Doctor doesn’t seem to care and told me it was just a hair follicle infection. This is going on five weeks now, and Im not getting any better. The MRSA swab came back negative and the blood test didn’t show much. Somebody please help me!! This has really affected my life and career and nobody in Australia seems to know how to cure this. Thank you…..