I found out about the staph 4-5 months into my 'leave alone treatment' so I didn't want to risk putting the Antibiotic
ointment on my lips. Especially after making so much progress and having the break through on my vacation in Bali - where I was swimming everyday. I do not have the Antibiotic
resistant strain so I thought it would be easy to get rid of. I was wrong!
I have been treating this staph infection for 4-5 weeks with the ointment and it is still there. I also did a high strength oral Antibiotic
course for 2 weeks.
The doctor said I need to improve my immune system so that has been my focus. But it's been hard as we also found out through blood tests that I have glandular fever, which has effected my immune system.
But after all this I think I am a few months away from being cured. My lips are amazing at the moment.
I have noticed that swimming in a salt water/chlorine pool has really helped. It's scary when you get out because your lips look AWFUL. But it really helps once they dry and you cut the skin that has peeled off.
I can go a whole week with normal looking lips now. And the skin that comes off is about 3/4's thinner than it used to be.