What infection do you have at the moment?
Have you had a fever?
Do you happen to know any of your blood tests?
I have MRSA on my face
no fever that I know of except for around the infection (have been extremely cold though)
No, I don't know the blood test, last thursday my WBC was 8.3 Hope this helps
Without a fever then it is unlikely you had bacteraemia that would be positive on blood culture, however being very cold (hypothermic) can also indicate severe infection and blood cultures would be done as part of a sepsis screen.
The infection on your face would need to be swabbed to confirm the exact bacteria however I would suggest that you start to use an antibacterial soap or shower wash to reduce your overall skin contaminants.
The 8.3 WBC is actually good considering your history
I do use hibiclens everyday, I wash my white sheets in bleach everyday, I do all the things they tell me to it just keeps coming back.
Just being cold with No actual fever, would be a call for a blood culture? what is sepsis?
Sepsis is a term that we use when patients have clinical symptoms such as chills, rigors or fever and formal measurements to include:
temp: under 36C or over 38C
heart rate over 90 beats per min
respiration rate over 20 per min
and White cells either over 12 or under 4
You need a follow up MRSA screen to determine the effectiveness of your treatment.
I would suggest nasal swab, groin swab as well as swab of the wound (if moist) and a swab of the skin where the breakout is. That will confirm your current status.
At the moment I do not think blood cultures will be positive after all the treatment you have had, however if temperature, heart rate and white cells rise again then I would take 3 sets of blood cultures at that point.