Turns out MRSA infections are much more common than I thought. After Graugeist shared his pictures with us, I had another Best Gore member contact me who was also hit with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus and also took pictures – and he’s got nice close ups of it. The boil looks very painful even by looking at it. Suffering from it must have been horrid. I’ll let Best Gore member who sent these explain what the pictures are all about (the member asked to remain anonymous):
I saw the upload of MRSA and I myself have recently just gotten over MRSA for the first time and took a few pictures when I had it (it was just under my waist). I also in the past year have had hand foot and mouth disease. I’m a 19 year old male working in childcare, so I caught a bunch of crap I never had as a kid. Took photos and documented everything so thought I may as well send them your way to share with the community.
The boil was directly in the same position as the top of my pants reached – wearing a belt was agony. I never expected something like this could be so painful. Even just to sit down and have that part of my body bent or compressed in anyway was extremely painful. It lasted about 4 weeks before all the pus and blood had completely come out. A smaller boil started to appear about an inch below this boil but cleared up before it got anywhere close to this state.
Also, you can’t really tell because of the pus in the way but in the last photo there was a cavity in my flesh about 2 cm deep and I thought I may have had some sort of flesh eating bacteria. But after taking a prescribed course of antibiotics it stopped progressing and eventually has faded away now to a smallish purple scar.
Thanks a lot, Mr. Anonymous. Gallery of pictures is below: