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book MRSA Secrets Revealed
Posted by Colin
Last Reply September 19, 2017 at 19:24
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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after effects of MRSA on the body
Posted by David
Last Reply September 19, 2017
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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MRSA in the lungs
Posted by Mia
Last Reply September 12, 2017 at 06:46
Started July 10, 2004 at 21:03
My father has had recurring episodes of MRSA in his lungs for two years now, he's at the moment just coming into the third week of his stay in hospital this time round. The Vancomycin seems to ward the bacteria off for a while but it always comes back (usually after approx 6 weeks). I see so much on the news and in the papers about MRSA in open wounds but have seen nothing about it internally. Does anyone else have any experience of this? Any info would be greatly appreciated!

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minimum safe temperature to kill MRSA
Posted by austin haddock
Last Reply September 9, 2017 at 08:13
Started November 2, 2004 at 15:56
What is the minimum temperature required to wash clothes / bed clothes, worn / comming into contact with an MRSA infected person to kill the MRSA bacteria ?

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Does the pain ever go away?
Posted by Lori
Last Reply August 17, 2017 at 04:17
Started August 17, 2017 at 04:17
I am an RN that was diagnosed with MRSA after arm fracture surgery. 8 surgeries
and 9 hospitalizations later, I am now about 6 months post-op. Still on Bactrim
until I have surgery again to remove the plate. It has been a horrible experience. I
am still having continued feelings of unwellness, fatigue and joint pain. For those
of you that have completed treatment for months or years, does the pain and
fatigue ever get better? My doctors don't seem to understand how debilitating
this has been.

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Extreme joint pain after mrsa
Posted by Jim
Last Reply August 16, 2017
Started September 17, 2008 at 13:18
I had back surgery in May 08. Got out of hospital after 12 days and @ 2 weeks later back in the hospital getting my wound opened back up so they could irrigate down to my spine due to confirmed MRSA. Left the hospital after 2 days. @ 1 month later started having severe back and left leg pain again. Well, back in the hospital to get opened up for the 3rd time for the same thing. Left the hospital after 3 days with a pic line in my right arm. Had to do IV antibiotics myself for 6-8 weeks and then an addittional 6 weeks of pill antibiotics. Blood work all checked out fine, doctor took me off all meds and told me to return in 6 weeks for check up. @ 3 weeks later I am having severe joint pain especially in my fingers, toes and left wrist area. I told the doc about this and he said we are all getting old and that I am still in recovery from all this. Well, I never had this pain during the entire time I was on the meds or anything. I am just trying to figure out if the MRSA might have any... read more

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MRSA Question (urgent)
Posted by Scott
Last Reply July 24, 2017 at 16:29
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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mrsa in the throat
Posted by fran parry
Last Reply July 24, 2017 at 08:19
Started April 11, 2005 at 20:51
my husband has mrsa in the lungs he is in the late stages of c.o.a.d. he is very weak we have been told today a test has shown mrsa in the throat we have been told that it is thought that the sputem was contamiated from the throat can anyone help i cannot seem to get any more information

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mrsa scars
Posted by lisa
Last Reply July 6, 2017 at 10:40
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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MSRA, Hep C, sepsis, bulimic, heart murmur
Posted by Nikki
Last Reply July 6, 2017 at 10:17
Started June 18, 2017 at 03:25
I am in the hospital right now being treated for sepsis shock because of my
issues with addiction but i just found out today I'm hep c positive, I also have
MSRA, a heart murmur, bulimia, anxiety and depression. I'm scared for my life
and for what the future might (or might not) mean for me... can someone please
advise me and inform me on what will happen and what to expect from here?!
They're giving me very little answers also as someone who is addicted to down I
am being treated for pain with hydromorphone IV so I'm very stressed about the
near future for me I'm only 24 years old...

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MRSE
Posted by KayS
Last Reply July 6, 2017 at 09:48
Started July 5, 2017 at 01:22
Has anyone been diagnosed with MRSE? It is a staph infection that is
"Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis" as opposed to MRSA
("aureus" instead of "epidermidis"). The infection is only slightly different. I was
infected when I had major surgery on my shoulder. My doctor tells me that there
is really no solid test to determine if it's still there, but it's now been two years
and scar is still warm and reddish. I'm exhausted every day. My heart goes out to
everyone who has posted here!

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MSSA infection
Posted by Vic B
Last Reply July 4, 2017 at 21:17
Started January 24, 2007 at 12:27
I caught the terrible disease MSSA in June 2005 after a spell in hospital for a simple problem. After 2 spinal operations and a long spell in hospital I am free of the disease but the after effects are still affecting me. IE I have very little feeling in the lower half of my body, except for endless pain. Is anyone able to advise me on what I can do? My GP is not able to offer any help, all I am told is that "the nerve ends are affected and feeling will return"But when!!! I feel that the NHS has abandoned me. HELP!!.

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itchy scalp and mrsa
Posted by sheri
Last Reply June 23, 2017 at 07:37
Started August 3, 2007 at 07:52
My daughter and I have just been diagnosed with mrsa. Before I started to get treated and since I have finished the meds I have had a really itchy scalp and what feels like allot of small bites! We have just moved to a new provance so I thought I was getting bit by some type of bug, but then it went away when I started to get treated for the mrsa and now that I'm done meds its back? This also happens along with fevers, headaches, stomache aches, general itching (mostly scalp, torso, and legs), fatigue and what feels like the start of a bladder infection that comes and goes but has not become a bladder infection. Does anyone else get theese symptons? Does it mean that the medication did not get rid of the mrsa? Any info would be appreciated! Thanx sheri

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Mr Michael Booker given GMC Warning
Posted by BT
Last Reply June 12, 2017 at 02:03
Started November 22, 2007 at 20:36
Hello everyone

I'd like to tell everyone that sometimes it pays off to complain about sub-standard treatment to the General Medical Counsel. Mr Michael Booker, a gynaecologist at Shirley Oaks and MayDay Hospitals received a 5 year warning for leaving a girl in her early thirties with a savage hospital infection, necrotizing fasciitis (the "flesh eating bug") for a total of three weeks. Most people die from this within a few hours but she kept fighting for her life with no support from him. This was without a proper diagnosis - he assured her it was merely a haematoma and would get 'bigger before it got smaller", and offered her no painkillers, even though she was literally screaming for them. He even went on his annual vacation to the South Coast whilst she was being eaten alive. Necrotizing Fasciitis is a strain of MRSA, and there's no excuse for leaving anyone in so much agony for so long. On the 21st day, he came back from his holiday and wrote in her medical notes that he wa... read more

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MRSA Chatroom
Posted by Jayne
Last Reply April 18, 2017 at 08:08
Started May 11, 2005 at 22:22
I have set up a chatroom for MRSA sufferers, those people who have had there lives affected by MRSA and for anyone who wishes to chat live about the subject.
Anyone using the chatroom are asked to be respectful to other users. Thank you
http://www.mrsafacts.com/chatroom.htm

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risk of mrsa in mouth after dental extraction
Posted by caroline
Last Reply April 18, 2017 at 07:57
Started September 19, 2006 at 19:53
i work in ward with several cases of mrsa, could i get this in the open wound in my mouth after having my tooth removed

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hallucinations and MRSA
Posted by Pamela Stowasser
Last Reply April 8, 2017 at 20:17
Started June 10, 2007 at 04:33
My Daughter just called. She is in the hosptial in isolation with MRSA. She has been having something like hallucinations since the boils started under her arm. She would close her eyes for a minute and find herself in another setting and start talking to her children that were not there.
Has anyone ever heard of this??
Thanks

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MRSA in Hip Joint Replacement
Posted by Vanessa
Last Reply April 6, 2017 at 15:32
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 caught after c-section
Posted by Joanna Young
Last Reply April 6, 2017 at 15:31
Started September 13, 2006 at 13:31
I had my little boy by c-section at St Richards Hospital in Chichester and contracted MRSA. This was in June. I am really disappointed with the lack of information/blase attitude towards this infection by midwives and medical staff. They were not even going to swab my little boy but I demanded they do so. Am still feeling run down and not quite myself. Am being regularly swabbed to see if the infection is still present in my wound. I am frustrated by the lack of information and blase attitude. I feel now I should write to St Richards and my local surgery to give them a patients perspective. Hopefully i will be clear soon. This is the last thing you need when you have a newborn.

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Job Security
Posted by Carl
Last Reply March 26, 2017 at 15:40
Started December 5, 2012 at 02:46
Can my employer fire me if I inform them that I have MRSA. I Know I should tell them, I do not want to infect any one else, but I'm afraid this could lead to my termination. I have already moved out of my home, so as not to infect my wife and son. I need to keep my job. I am the sole support for my family. Does any one out there know if people infected with MRSA are protected from employment discrimination, as are those infected with AIDS?

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