I have a nasty MRSA infection on my face and neck. Doctor thinks it is from the barn. I thought it would be more likely to get from another individual, or a place with a lot of people like my work?
I have chronic hives (thanks to my job, I am allergic to one of the chemicals we use, I am job searching right now but I do not want to leave my current position until I find another job that pays as well, and that's hard to do!) and a couple days ago the itching got more intense and turned into burning pain. The hives do get open and oozy and it gave the MRSA an entrance point. I probably spread it by scratching in my sleep.
Have you ever heard of getting it from the barn? It is winter so I am mostly covered head to toe while at the barn, except for face and neck, but same goes for job...
The two biggest lesions are on my right cheek:
And then there are smaller ones under my lower lip, on the left cheek, and under my chin/upper neck. I'm on both oral antibiotics and an antibiotic cream, so hopefully it will heal soon. I had to miss two days of work due to being extremely contagious