Member Since: 9/2/00
Hopefully those of you that had a "bad case" of Staph can help me out? Once on antibiotics, how long did it take before you didn't feel like you were dying? Most people I know catch it on the body so I don't have much to compare it with. Mine is under my nose above my lip so it hit my facial nerves pretty quickly. I look like I got kicked in the face. I likely caught it Sunday, face swelled up on Monday, went to urgent care on Tuesday, and I have been on antibiotics (Sulfamethoxazole/ Tramadol) for 48 hours mixed with painkillers. I'm trying my best to be patient and let the antibiotics kick in, but I haven't seen much progress so I'm considering checking myself into the hospital maybe tomorrow or Saturday if things don't progress. Before I do that, I would like to get some feedback from those experienced with a "bad case" of Staph. My symptoms are a throbbing swollen nose, throbbing fat lip, migraines that come and go, my teeth ache like they are all about to fall out, and my jaw hurts. Occassionally I will get hit with Flu like symptoms where I get really hot or very cold. My swollen lip and nose is causing pressure on my facial nerves so I'm thinking about getting it lanced. How long did you wait and get good results from the lancing? With it only being a few days, the area is still hard as a rock so I don't know how much they can successfully scrape out yet. I want the timing to be right before I allow someone to start cutting and digging holes into my face. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!