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Old 07-14-2008, 09:26 PM   #11
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A friend of mine's son kept getting staph infections and the doctor said that everyone carries staph and he was probably getting his from his nose. He had been working in a paper plant that kept his nose irritated.

I think you are smart to be very careful about washing cloths and washing your hands. I pray that she will get rid of the infection quickly and I hope you don't stress too much.
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:55 PM   #12
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When I was a nurse we used to put a wash cloth under hot water, apply it and wrap the cloth and the area around it in Saran Wrap. It kept the cloth warm for at least 20 minutes.
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:27 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Puddinpop View Post
the doctor said that everyone carries staph
Yes, the doctor (dermatologist) told me the same thing. Somehow, when the staph met my daughter's open sore, the two didn't play nicely.

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When I was a nurse we used to put a wash cloth under hot water, apply it and wrap the cloth and the area around it in Saran Wrap. It kept the cloth warm for at least 20 minutes.

GREAT idea! We're going to try the Saran Wrap tomorrow.

Thanks so much, everyone, for the ideas. I've had the crockpot going all afternoon, have been dumping used cloths in the washer, and will go out and buy disposable cloths in the morning. My daughter is kind of irritated by how crazy I'm getting, but I'm trying to teach her that it's serious...without freaking her out too much...

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Old 07-15-2008, 08:09 AM   #14
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Bless her heart. Hope she heals quickly. Staph can spread so easily. Last fall lots of our local athletic teams (high school football, baseball & basketball especially) had widespread outbreaks of staph--something about the locker room environment and the usual cuts and scrapes athletes get while playing caused it to run rampant. All the locker rooms were cleaned with bleach after every use. You may want to tell her to be especially careful in the locker room. (Yeah, like you can tell a teenager ANYTHING! ) It sounds like you have a good start and are doing all the right things to keep it from getting serious.
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When I was a nurse we used to put a wash cloth under hot water, apply it and wrap the cloth and the area around it in Saran Wrap. It kept the cloth warm for at least 20 minutes.
I used to have to do this for my mother when she had blood clots in her legs. I did what Jeremy did. It works. Be very careful about washing your hands and she should too. Staph spreads easily.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:54 AM   #16
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Thanks, y'all. I think I'm probably making this way more complicated than it needs to be. I just want the infection to get better quickly...she's got a major soccer tournament coming up soon. Plus, staph infections scare the bejeepers out of me.

Sigh...
Good Luck to you and you're daughter. My son wrestles and they have to wash the mats with bleach after every use. Also, when he was at wrestling camp last week, the college he was at demanded that the campers shower after every session with antibacterial soap provided by the college.
Last winter we had several local schools with staph outbreaks and I was a freak. So you're not alone in thinking this way.
Good Luck with the infection and the soccer tournament.
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