Posted 18 June 2007 - 06:18 AM
Yes.. most take antibotics when having issues like this.. 95% of the time the bacteria is E-Coli .... Any medication unless stated to be taken on an empty stomach should be taken with food.. Especially Keflex ... that is what I took in March when I had my abscess.. I eat yogurt daily anyway.. but I made sure I took my pill with my meals.. Having IBS-D already.. I wasn't about to wish more on myself.. I did well with it only had minimal problems.. and had to take it for 10 days... of 1000 mg per day... It is important to take the meds.. the infection can go into your blood stream otherwise.. and I don't think you want that.. it is serious and would require hospitalization... I highly recommend the sitz baths like I mentioned before.. they are soothing to say the least.. but it will help the are to soften and open up to drain.. that will relieve the pressure but also let the infection drain out..put a small 4x4 there when it does start to catch the pus.. and you can put the antibotic ointment on it like your doctor recommends... at the same time.. Once the pressure is relieved it should feel better.. it will feel raw for awhile until it heals.. but if you keep doing the sitz baths.. that will ensure that all the pus is draining out and not building up to form again.. as it heals up... Some of us talk from experience with these.. I am one..
A journey of a 1000 miles begins with the first step.
I follow a trigger free diet, take calcium, a good organic cereal, and eat yogurt everyday day to control my symptoms. And a good dose of daily Prayer along with it...HOPE- Sees the invisible, Feels the intangible, Achieves the impossible.
Posted 13 January 2010 - 10:25 AM
Sir John watch what you wash your clothes in as well.. you might have problems with harsher detergents.Yes keeping yourself clean can make you feel so much better on many levels... so it is worth the effort.Try to stick to cotton clothing and make sure you wash anything new first before wearing it.Glad you are done with the antibiotics now. Hopefully your gut will calm down some now. Keep us posted.
Please remember this is a group of folks seeking support on how to live with and manage IBS. THESE ARE ONLY MY OWN THOUGHTS. IF YOU WANT AN EXPERT OPINION, ASK A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL.