A 35-year-old member asked:
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my son had a boil on his bottom lanced and tested positive for mrsa. they put him on eryped (erythromycin ethyl succinate) for 10 days. is that correct?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Differ on med: If MRSA is suspected of confirmed, i would have selected another medication. The Erythromycin might work but if the wound/boil is not improving within a few days i would call your dr & discuss the matter.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Claude Parola
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably: If the MRSA was sensitive to Erythromycin that is fine.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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