How to Treat Mrsa After a Lanced Boil
My husband has had a "growth" on his thigh for almost 2 months now. We do not have insurance but finally decided to go to the ER. That hospital said it was a tumor. As it worsened and we didn't think it was a tumor, he went to another hospital (which diagnosed it as MRSA). He was given antibiotics, of course. As it worsened even still, we went to a walk-in clinic, hoping to get a referral to someone who would test it somehow (not sure if the 2nd diagnosis was correct). They gave a different antibiotic, saying it would treat the MRSA better. It did, in fact, start working but they only gave him 7 days of antibiotics. So, we called to get them to phone in more and they refused, saying he would need to come back in. So, again, we forfeited the $ for him to go back, only for them to have him see yet another doctor! They gave him a different antibiotic that was not working at all (and turned out to be the same as the 1st antibiotic he was on). As it only got worse as days went on, we went to the ER of another hospital. Finally someone lanced the "growth", squeezed the infection out & packed it with some kind of antibacterial something. We were instructed to have that removed after 2 days. We ended up removing that at 3 A. M. right before the 2nd day due to the burning sensation my husband began to not be able to tolerate.
Unfortunately, we do not know how to care for this hole in his leg that continuously oozes & sometimes has black mixed with blood & ooze. There also looks to be another pocket of infection forming near the incision (which we have kept clean & change the dressing several times/day). As going to the doctors has not been much help and our finances cannot afford the ER visits, I was hoping to get some ideas here. I have read MANY posts but did not read anything dealing with MRSA after is has been lanced and a hole remains. :-( Any help would be greatly appreciated. I wish I had found this site before we went through 2 months of my husbands pain and 5 doctors!