Growing a beard thanks to Staph. Aureus
Wierd title isn't it, but I got this monday diagnosed with a staph-infection under my chin.
Sunday morning I discovered a zit, it is to say that it looked like a mosquito bite, but hurted like a zit coming true. So I thought that it was a spider bite and didn't really took notice to it. There are no poisoness for human spiders indigenes to Belgium and a bite of a common house spider is like a mosquito bite.
Unfortunally Sunday evening the "zit" popped open and became a small wound where a scab came over, it wasn't a pretty scab, but still a scab. So I thought that it came because of it being a spider bite (little did I know that under the scab there was a boil.
By monday evening the red area around the scab had grown and I started to worry, so I planned to go to the doctor on tuesday.
Tuesday morning the scab came of and I saw a small carbuncle (the original boil and two 'new' infected places) and I rushed to my doctor.
The diagnose was the treatable Staph Aureus....
So I got a bottle of disinfection lotion, an anti-bacterial cream and an anti-fungus cream.
The treatment is:
- 4 days 2x day clean it with the disinfection lotion + add the anti-bac cream
- 4 days 1x day disinfect/anti-bac + 1x day disinfect/anti-fungus
The anti-fungus is to prevent that the skin would get infected by fungus when all the bacteria are dead by the treatment against S. Aureus.
(the skinflora is just a marvellous world [/sarcasme]).
I've got it from rolling on dirty mats (not to worry, the EuroMega is at another place and I should be healed by that time).
What I want to know from other Bullies that have had staph-infections before (it's my first time):
- is the treatment that my doctor gave me enough?
- will it heal up good...since it is in my face and I'm already not the most handsome guy, so extra scars are not wanted.
Oh yeah, about the beard...I had a one week beard when I was diagnosed and the doctor said not to shave upto a week after I was cured to prevent the outbreak of it in other places on my face.
Three weeks not shaving will make me look like the fourth member of ZZ Top.
With kind regards,