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Breast abscess
Started by Gra
Posted: September 30, 2008 at 16:49
I need some advice -I have had recurring sub areolar breast abscesses, 3 in the last 18 months, and am prone to boils on my buttocks and genital area. I have now developed a huge boil on my face at the side of my nose.This has been going on for a month. I have had breast abscesses drained (surgery) twice, and this last time a few wees ago it was caught early, and aspirated. Notwithstanding all the IV antibiotics I have had in hospital(I am allergic to erythromycin, penicillin and quinolones) it is getting bigger and more painful. Is it possible I may have an MRSA infection???
21983
Re: Breast abscess
Reply #1 by Callie
Posted: September 30, 2008 at 21:27
Hi Gra

Do you know if the abcess fluid has been cultured to find out what is causing the abcesses? Have you ever been screened for MRSA as it soundslike you have been in hospital a few times for IV drugs?
21985
Re: Breast abscess
Reply #2 by Gra
Posted: September 30, 2008 at 22:00
Absolutely no idea! Although I would imagine that they would have sent off something to culture.....no mention to me though.The last abscess I had aspirated, I was told that they would probably not find anything as I had been on antibiotics for three weeks.
21987
Re: Breast abscess
Reply #3 by Nancy R
Posted: October 1, 2008 at 01:09
It is LIKELY you have a MRSA infection. You need to ask the question outright. Also you can usually tell a lot by which meds they administered.
21989
Re: Breast abscess
Reply #4 by Gra
Posted: October 1, 2008 at 19:33
Well, I will ask -unfortunately as I mentioned previously, I am allergic to a good few antibiotics (I ended up in the ER TWICE ) I was given Zinacef IV and Zinnat orally, so I have no idea whether they suspect MRSA or not...I do know that I am totally FED UP with this situation - a breast abscess I can sort of deal with,(well not really) but this ENORMOUS lump on my face is really really REALLY getting me down
21999
Re: Breast abscess
Reply #5 by lorraine
Posted: May 7, 2010 at 19:00
i have 4 boils in my left aereola is this dangerous it is oozing green pus
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Re: Breast abscess
Reply #6 by linda mccafferty
Posted: May 8, 2010
Lorraine . have you been to your GP & had a swab done ?
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