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book MRSA Secrets Revealed
Posted by Colin
Last Reply July 24, 2014 at 04:50
Started June 2, 2010 at 23:01
Has anyone bought the book MRSA Secrets Revealed or read this book ?
http://www.staph-infection-resources.com/

My son keeps getting mrsa and normal treatment does not seem to stop reinfection, I'm trying to find information on alternatives herbal etc but cant find any reviews on this book anywhere.

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mrsa scars
Posted by lisa
Last Reply July 22, 2014 at 22:23
Started March 22, 2006 at 16:25
hi everyone, i am currently undergoing the treatment for my 3rd outbreak of mrsa, infact i just found out what i in fact have, the 2nd outbreak i had left ugly scars on my outer forearm, i would like some advice as to deminish the scaring, the current outbreak i am having is on my face. anybody with any ideas or suggestions please help me!

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should you tell people
Posted by liz
Last Reply July 17, 2014 at 03:20
Started July 17, 2014 at 03:20
I think if you have MRSA you should tell every person you come into
contact with. so they can protect themselves as well. I have been
working as a care assistant to a woman. dealing with her lesions and
she never told me she had it. I have done the infectious diseases
coarse and worked on barrier work. but if you do not know how are we
supposed to protect our families. its air born. sticks to your cloths.
I have a husband with eczema and do not use gloves to apply cream.
because he was tested at hospital and clear. I had no idea the lady i
was working with had it. My gran child fell over in our garden. i
picked her up her knee touched my top. I garden and have gone to work
with scratches on my arm from rose bushes. not knowing they could get
infected by this selfish woman. and she is int elegant. she was just
concerned about getting a care assistant that was reliable and just
kept it to herself for her own gain. I feel so used. and when i asked
her why sh... read more

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PHAGE THERAPY
Posted by BELL
Last Reply July 16, 2014 at 15:39
Started April 22, 2010 at 23:07
The Phage Center may claim 95% success rate with treating impossible to cure
infections.

The one in Georgia is most famous.
Georgia seems to have an agency in Tijuana, Mexico
You also have a Phage clinic in Poland.
And a few in Russia.

http://www.phagetherapycenter.com/pii/PatientServlet?
command=static_about&language=0

http://www.phagetherapycenter.com/pii/PatientServlet?
command=static_ptwhitepapers&language=0

Type: Phage therapy or Phage center plus the country you look for.

Costs are between $4000 and $7000 without flight and accommodation and treatment
takes often about four weeks.

Inform yourself about this type highly successful treatment if you are in danger.
Most (also terminally ill declared) patients return cured.
Only few need to return for a follow up.

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strange bone and joint pain
Posted by Kitten
Last Reply July 16, 2014 at 07:27
Started February 10, 2007 at 09:58
I have been batteling staph infection since 2001. I have an out break about 2 times a year and it is treated by bactrim and rifampin. After a few doses it goes away. I have an infected spot now on my cheak not any where else. BUT my wrist and elbos hurt very bad. Has anyone had this happen before.

Thanks, Kitten

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CANCER CURE IS OUT
Posted by vivan
Last Reply July 16, 2014 at 01:57
Started July 16, 2014 at 01:57
I am out here to tastify about the good work Dr olu Leo has done in my
life with his healing medicine. I
have be suffering from Cancer diseases for the past 8 months now
before I came across Dr olu leo who healed me with his powerful
healing medicine. I never believe that Dr olu leo could ever get my
Cancer cured with his healing medicine, i have tried almost everything
but i couldn't find any solution to my disease, despite all these
happening to me, i always spend a lot to buy a Cancer drugs from
hospital and taking some several medications but no relieve, until one
day i was just browsing on the internet when i come across a great
post of a lady who was testified about how she get cured of her
Cancer disease with the help of these great powerful healing medicine
man called Dr OLU LEO. So i have to contact him, and he ask me some
few questions and he said a thing i will never forget that anyone who
contacted him is always getting his or her healing in... read more

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MRSA
Posted by NURSE
Last Reply July 16, 2014
Started April 15, 2005 at 03:17
Whilst appreciating the cencern that joe public has, I do feel that the public has to take some responsibility e.g. patients are reluctant to take responsibility in there own hygiene needs when they are able and visitors need to be aware of their hygiene needs when visiting their relatives.
Due to the media and government alot of the blame and focus is on the NHS and not many people are aware that the bug is being brought in from the community.

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MRSA in pregnancy
Posted by Lou
Last Reply July 13, 2014 at 18:23
Started October 31, 2005 at 16:39
I recently spent 3 days in hospital, and was found to have MRSA on admission. I am 30 weeks pregnant, and have been told I will probably be in a room on my own when I give birth. I have not been given any information on the risks to my baby or myself. Is there a risk that either of us could become unwell with MRSA - what are the risks?

Also, my husband is a healthcare worker who works on ICU/HDU, yet the healthcare trust is not interested in swabbing him to see if he is a carrier. Surely it would be sensible to do so, and if necessary de-colonise him.

Any information gratefully received!

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MRSA in Hip Joint Replacement
Posted by Vanessa
Last Reply July 13, 2014 at 18:22
Started April 19, 2007 at 10:25
My dad is 60yrs and a couple of months ago had a hip joint replacement. Everything was going really well and the pain disappeared instantly, then one of the dissolvable stitches didn't dissolve and got infected, they started him on antibiotics but after a while it wasn't getting any better and Dad started feeling a bit unwell, temperature etc. They put him into hospital straight away to open the wound and clean it out but found it to be full of pus to the joint and closed it up straight away to await the result of the blood test to find out what it was. Two days later after the first attempt to clean it out they went back in knowing it was MRSA and cleaned it all out, replacing some of the parts of the hip replacement as well. They had already started him on vancomycin and said that everything was looking good after they had cleaned it all up. Six weeks later Dad is still on the vancomycin (part of the way through they realised they weren't giving him enough! and upped his dose... read more

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MRSA ear infections
Posted by Tamara
Last Reply July 13, 2014 at 18:21
Started April 3, 2014 at 04:45
Last year, I had a MRSA cyst under my arm that was surgically removed and
treated with Bactrim. Five months later, I developed MRSA abscesses on my lip
and in my mouth. I had four oral surgeries to drain them, took vancomycin
through the picc line and eventually developed a staph infection in it before
everything was cleared up. I've been back to work since January and thought
everything was going great.

Well, except for one thing. I kept getting ear infections but honestly, I've been
having recurring ones for about a year now, and I just thought it was part of that.
However last week my PCP decided to culture the nasty smelling drainage to
make sure it wasn't pseudomonas. It wasn't. It was MRSA. She has referred me to
an ENT and also told me to make an appointment with my infectious disease
doctor. I see the ENT Monday and the ID doctor a week later.

I'm not sure what to expect now. My PCP said I may have to have surgery on my
ears. Is that accurate? Wil... read more

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after effects of MRSA on the body
Posted by David
Last Reply July 13, 2014 at 18:21
Started October 20, 2006 at 14:57
My question is are there lasting effects on a person's body long after the MRSA is treated. Such as extreem tiredness, lack of energy etc.

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Cure?
Posted by Elizabeth
Last Reply July 13, 2014 at 18:20
Started August 18, 2008 at 13:03
Is there anyone who has been completely cured after suffering fronm MRSA. Seven years after initially being infected I'm still having quite severe problems with open wounds that have to be packed daily.

Can anyone give me hope?

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MRSA and the law.
Posted by David
Last Reply July 13, 2014 at 18:19
Started June 26, 2014 at 15:12
I was just wondering if anyone has used or knows of any legal teams which specialise with dealing with this terrible infection though medical negligences within the NHS as a employee.

I apologise in advance if this forum isn't for this issue and please feel free to remove it if its against any of the rules of the forum.

Just I'm hitting a lot of brick walls with certain lawyers and the union wont help. if anyone has any information or a proven track records with cases it would be a massive help to me and my family.

I mainly fear that with MRSA being quite a specialist infection that my options may be quite limited legally. I dont really want to go into details with my case as it will be very clear to some who I am and its also a current on going event but I have now lost my professional ability to practice within the NHS though no fault of my own. I have almost lost everything I have worked towards and now need to look towards a legal route.

Thanks for your time with thi... read more

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MRSA and Cancer sufferer
Posted by Marjorie Clare
Last Reply July 13, 2014 at 18:14
Started June 15, 2005 at 09:01
My mother-in-law was diagnosed with a breast bone tumour last October and has been progressively getting more and more ill over the last few months. In April she was admitted to hospital and her lung was aspirated and a drain attached to drain fluid that was building up. She became extremely ill during this process and we were told that she had had an infection for which they were administering antibiotics intravenously. She recovered and they sent her home from hospital considerably weakened and having lost weight.

Three weeks later she went to see her consultant and was immediatley admitted back into hospital. They carried out a further aspiration in order to drain off more fluid, which was required to be sent to a bigger hospital in the nearest city.

She was then transferred to the bigger city hospital and a CT scan carried out on Friday 3 June. On Monday 6 June the family was gathered together by the consultant and told that there was nothing more he could do to hel... read more

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MRSA survivor
Posted by Constance Oconnor
Last Reply June 12, 2014 at 04:03
Started June 12, 2014 at 04:03
Had MRSA last year. Kidneys completely shut down, heart and lungs were failing. I have had a real hard time and recovery like I was has not returned. I get real tired; stress affects me terribly, even my eyesight has been compromised. What can I do to restore myself and heal?

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HELP!! Dr's are not helping, dont know what to
Posted by Pookie
Last Reply May 28, 2014 at 23:33
Started April 10, 2014 at 19:58
My husband had neck surgery a year ago...and within days his surgery
site was red , bumpy . Then over the next 2 weeks the lesions started
to spread to the back of his neck, shoulders and sides of head.
Finally 3 weeks after surgery I took him to the emergency room( same
hospital where he had his surgery.) they told him it was a skin rash
and go see a dermatologist and completly dismissed him, and did not
want to deal with his questions or concerns. while he was there, they
cut 2 thick sutra's sticking out of his surgery site, he was concerned
about that because, first off they were exposed to air, and second,
were they attached to something that needed to come out.
He went to a dermatologist that monday. ( sunday we went to ER) they
took a culture and said he had a staph infection ( NOT MRSA) the meds
worked to help close the lesions, but as soon as he ran out, withiin 3
days the lesions came back. He has almost died, going from Dr to Dr,
all of them ha... read more

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MRSA Question (urgent)
Posted by Scott
Last Reply May 28, 2014 at 23:29
Started November 28, 2007 at 09:36
Hi.

I recently spent 5 days in the hospital with an MRSA infection on my leg. It was nasty and extremely painful. I was put on Vancamycin (sp?) and released after 6 days. It has been 3 weeks since that time, and I have just finished my last dose of Bactrim yesterday. The actual wound is healing up for the most part (was able to stop re-packing a few days ago), and now that I am off the daily antibiotics, my energy is starting to come back.

Anyways, yesterday I started to get this weird sensation in my mouth. Underneath my tongue, at the very back-left, an incredible soreness is developing. I mean, if I move my tongue at all or swallow - it hurts, bad. This is not a sore throat. I obviously know what that feels like and this is not that. My gums are a little swollen also, but that could be something totally separate. Who knows.

So, this leads me up to my stupid question. Can you develop an MRSA sore on your tongue or inner-mouth between gums/tongue and throat? If so, that's... read more

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pHenomenal product to stop mrsa
Posted by GINA
Last Reply May 28, 2014 at 23:21
Started October 16, 2010 at 14:58
Sorry- I am not used to this site

Does anyone know if pHenomenal stops mrsa from returnng?
Does honey?

Thanks
Gina

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MRSA infected insect bite
Posted by Delia
Last Reply May 19, 2014 at 12:09
Started July 28, 2005 at 03:28
I came into the hospital with an abcessed bug bite which turned out to be MRSA. The treaatment I am undergoing is daily IV's of vancomycin for 6 weeks...then a rest for one week followed by a follow-up bone scan.

At the time of diagnosis, the infection had spread to the bone-- Osteomylitus.

Does this treatment sound familiar to anyone?

Please respond.

Thanks, D

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Ankle Fusion & MRSA
Posted by Mike
Last Reply May 12, 2014 at 16:30
Started May 12, 2014 at 16:30
I had an ankle fusion at Mayo in Nov. 2011 ended up finding MRSA in April started IV's went back in hospital for cleanout. Went back in May to remove 5 remaining screws. Found that the fusion was not there.
I had to have another Surgery in a few days to refuse my ankle. After everything I have done with artificial joints, I have 3 hips and a knee. Was telling me with the MRSA present which I had that everything was taken out and left till the MRSA was no longer there. They operated and drove 7" to 8" rod thru my heel and ankle and into my shin. Then drove a 3" to 5" thru the front of my arch-ankle to the back of my ankle and the proceeded to mount an outside fixator on the inside of my leg with 4 bolts. But then decided to move it to the outside of my leg. 6 hours later I was out of surgery with more metal in my leg and ankle with MRSA in that area.
I continue many Iv's over the next 4 months.
3 days short of a year Mayo released me after many sessions with IV's and did n... read more

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