Yesterday I came down a mysterious rash, which I assumed to be a bug bite of some sort. It intensified overnight and I was encouraged by friends to go to the ER since a red line formed near the bite. The Dr. said I had cellulitis/lymphangitis, which apparently can be fatal and of course I was prescribed 2 antibiotics to take for 10 days. I have Hashimotos and have working tirelessly to repair my gut and have been following the autoimmune/gaps protocol with no fruit...so the instruction to take antibiotics is devastating. Has anyone had any experience with lymphangitis and know if it always requires antiobiotics and if so, is there anything I can do to mitigate the harm they cause? Thanks so much!!
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on July 08, 2013
at 02:54 AM
TAKE YOUR ANTIBIOTICS!!!! I can't stress this enough. I am a garden designer, and one day in a garden, 10 yrs ago, I got what I think was a spider bite. I noticed it for a second, and thought nothing of it. 1 day later there was a stabbing pain in my leg, near the site of the bite, and it was warm to the touch and red. By the time I got to the emergency room, I couldn't walk. By the time a Dr saw me, my temp was 104. I passed out and woke up 4 days later, with a raging MRSA brought on by the cellulitis which was brought on by the bite.
I would have without a doubt lost my leg (maybe my life) if it hadn't been for the huge doese of antibiotics my body NEEDED at the time! The severity of the inflammation is telling you that your body can't fight this on its own and it needs help!
I get that you have worked hard to get where you are in relation to your gut health, but first things first - take care of this infection! If it gets out of hand, it will escalate quickly and you might not be able to avoid devastating consequences.
After you are whole and infection-free, then you can go back to healing your gut. I am glad you seem to have come to that decision - my brush with MRSA was the scariest thing that ever happened to me. Please take your antibiotics as directed and BE WELL!!!!
on July 06, 2013
at 05:14 PM
There is considerable evidence from real mainstream sources that Saccharomyces Boulardii can prevent antibiotic-related Clostridium difficile infection as well as other, less severe effects. I don't know if it does anything to protect desirable gut flora, but it may help prevent anything worse from moving in.