Gram Negative Symptoms?

il128 at il128 at
Mon Jun 29 12:19:52 EST 1998

I recommend that you stop trying to treat yourself and go to a dermatologist,

In article <3596F69E.5D66 at>,
  pryority at wrote:
> I'm 38 and besides these problems a healthy white male. Two years ago
> I got folliculitis/cellulitis with a low grade fever from a swamp in
> Florida after the hip waders I was wearing rubbed the hairs off my knees
> and I got swamp water in the waders. My knees swelled out with about 20
> pustules/boils on each. I was perscribed either augmentin or amoxycillin
> I think, and it went away. Since then I have had two occurences under my
> arms where the lymph glands swelled with tenderness and a low grade
> fever and was perscribed similar anti-biotics. Recently I had a red
> inflamed area on the top of my head,(foliculitis), and swolen glands.
> The doctor again perscribed the anti-biotics, and took blood for CBC and
> SMAC. The doctor was concerned about a diabetic connection. I didn't
> hear anyting back about the blood work so I'm assuming everything was
> normal. Since I was concerned my immune system might be suffering from
> these courses of anti-biotics or the organism might be becoming
> resistant I tried a echinacea/golden seal combo (both herbs described to
> be natural anti-biotics) and the inflamation and the gland problem
> subsided. During the course of the echinacea/golden seal I got severe
> muscle weakness and pain in my thigh and hip.
>   Since these folliculitis problems have been recurring since the swamp
> episode I want to know if I have some type of gram negative organism
> lying dormant that may be causing these problems ie some type of lyme
> disease or continuing staph????????. Is the gram stain a simple test any
> blood lab can run that will determine this?

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