ok, so here i go again. flucloxacillin cleared up a bad infected bug bite on my arm this summer. now i'm on it again fo an infection in my nasal passage, and i'll be very grateful if someone can tell me the significance of this specific type of infection (the triple plus bit is something i've never heard of) and why the GP is anxious about it.
this all came about cause my fab regular GP had given me a swab kit to take home and use next time i had a nose infection (usually these have been pulp lesions, i just treat with bactroban, but my dermatologist wants us to check what kind of bacteria we're dealing with cause i developed resistance to naseptin and now i've had to use bactoprban regularly too over past year). so i used this swab on this bleeding lesion-like sore 'whatever' making my nose hurt deep inside - this started up about 5 days ago. anyway, i expected not to hear anything, but one of the GPs phoned early this a.m. sounding kind of nervous and asking me " how do you feel?", and telling me to get in quick and pick up antibiotics for a "backwards staphylococcus aureus triple plus infection" that penycillin can't help and that has to be treated with swallowed antibiotics cause my immune system is suppressed. so, cause he sounded so nice and willing to talk, i asked him: if SLE makes my immune system stay in overdrive, how can my immune system is suppressed enough to get so many infections? he sort of chuckled and said, " now you're getting deep!". so i said, I know, i know! anyway, yes of course this infection is why i've been feeling sort of flu-y! but also, of course, with SLE, i feel sorta sick all the time, so what the heck: keep calm & carry on! if i hadn't used the swab kit, i'd probably just be toughing this infection out....but usually if they don't go away within a week i do see the GP about them
anyway, am hoping someone is up on technical vocab enough to know the significance of this description of my nasal passage infection (the GP seemed to be implying that the "triple plus" makes it extra nasty or something?). in case it's relevant, am on plaquenil 400mg daily which helps a lot, and had my flu jab a week ago.
thanks in advance!