|To your good health: Is it herpes or an antibiotic allergy?|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
DEAR DR. ROACH: Four years ago, my husband had an abscess. What started as a boil became so deep and hard that he required general anesthesia to remove it. The wound was left open, and we had to change the packing twice a day for eight weeks. It was diagnosed as MRSA, and he was put on Bactrim. Six months later, an abscess appeared in his armpit, and again he was put on Bactrim. But this time he also broke out with sores in his mouth and genitals. The doctor said he has herpes and would be on Valtrex for the rest of his life.
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