@cindylb, Good Tuesday morning to you. How are you and your family today? We "talked" recently about cellulitis and it's impact on our lives. Since my husband is so prone to get it, as well as my oldest daughter, I am somewhat familiar with it. At the very least, we watch for it, to make sure that any treatment for it is actuslly working.
I can relate to what you were saying about the various antibiotics that are used to treat this condition. As long as a sore is treated in the very beginning, my daughter does well with almost every antibiotic there is. Augmentin never works for her, no matter what it is prescribed for. Her PCP knows this, of course, and prescribes accordingly.
Most antibiotics work for my husband. The problem he had when he had to have surgery on his legs was because he did not realize how serious the infection was. The sores were painful to touch, but he could not actually see them. They were on the backs of his legs, where he could not see. It was only when I observed them, did I see the redness and apparent inflammation. At that point is when he made an appointment with his PCP.
Scientists tell us that there are, indeed, some antibiotic resistant bacteria roaming out there. Hand washing frequently generally takes care of most of those. Unfortunately, every now and then a few escape our best efforts. I had a spot on my knee several years ago that I thought I could take care of at home. I did go to my doctor, and he was able to lance it. The infection had burrowed down much further than I had thought.
Suffice it to say, I will be looking further into the readings concerning Cellulitis and Sepsis. This affects my family and yours. It affects many, many people. I thank you so much for bringing up this important subject. I believe you mentioned having severe allergies to various medications, and this limits the availability of treatments . Would you be comfortable in telling us a bit about this?
For us, after several days of using a particular drug to fight cellulitis, if there is not any noticeable improvement, we make another appointment with the doctor. We don't grit our teeth and bear it, like we used to. I am certain you feel much the same. We do, how ever, use warn packs to help with the pain.
I am thankful for medicine properly utilized that helps us live our lives. I wish you all good things and days as free of pain as possible. I hope that these past few hurdles are mere "glitches" on your road to recovery. Hugs and lots of positive energy sent your way.
Love and light,