I have had reoccurring infections of various kinds over the past several years including styes, cysts in my upper thigh regions, nose, and now a golfball sized abcess on my back. I've been prescribed apo cephalex 4x daily @ 500 mg, and have been taking echinecea and doing hot compresses several times a day. Nothing seems to be helping so far, and when I went in to the clinic doctor, she said it was too hard to lance (on the 20th, it's now 11 pm of the 23rd)....If there is no change by tomorrow, I'll go back to the dr. It seems obvious this is a staph infection, but I am wondering why I have so many flare ups and in different parts of my body? It's been going on for so long now it's extremely hard to take...does anyone have an answer for me?