im pretty sure i have a mrsa infection... i noticed a small pimple under my left armpit on my rib cage about in line with my nipples yesterday. now today the site is very red and painful (including the bone), the pain extends all the way up into my arm pit. At first i thought it might have been a black widow bite but i didn't notice any bite marks. Its making the entire left side of my body feel weird (almost numb, but not severely).
all the symptoms seem to match MRSA infection (red, swelling, pain, starts as a pimple). i'm kind of worried because i worked out pretty hard today (full body including cardio).
my doctor isn't open tonight so i can't get an appointment until sometime tomorrow. what should i do until then? polysporn? antisporn? cover it? drink fluids? im really worried
hi, do see your dr as only they can diagnose it properly. eat plenty of frut and veg to help suport your immuner syistem, also drink plenty so you do not become dehiderated. it may help you to feel comfterble if you cover it, an absorbent pad taped on would probly be most practical, it would also alow the skin to contine to breath.
if it is uncoumfterble or painfull you may find a mild pain killer helps. if the pimple birst go to AandE and get it looked at strate away to prevent the infection if there is one spreading.