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PVL+ MRSA carriers?
Posted by Gaz
Last Reply December 7, 2016 at 02:51
Started December 7, 2016 at 02:51
Hi

I've been suffering recurrent soft tissue infections and am struggling to
understand what's going on so just thought I'd reach out for info from anyone
who can help please! i'll share my experience as well but the full detail is
difficult to cover.

Essentially have had a nightmare identifying this disease initially after being
hospitalised but have now had a diagnosis of PVL+ MRSA coming up to two
years. I've managed to decolonise successfully only once three months ago
but I just came out of urgent surgery for abscess removal and I'm keen to talk
with others re how to eradicate this and share what's worked/what's not.

Dr's have now put me on x2 antibiotics: rifadin & trimethoprim after I kicked
off when for the millionth time they threw Flucloxacillin at me even though
earlier tests thev'e done show resistance to this. They eventually phoned the
microbio dept. when I was in hospital and they advised the above regime.

I found the below govt. le... read more

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Spinal MRSA
Posted by Bill Specht
Last Reply November 24, 2016 at 11:40
Started August 7, 2010 at 16:57
In March I was diagnosed with MRSA at T-12 of my spine. It was located in the lymph nodes. I am allergic to vancomycin so I was put on an IV combo of zyvox and Daptomycin. Two needle aspirations were unsuccessful. Surgery was done to "clean out" the infection. Initially all was well, however, the MRSA returned. This time it is anterior and right of L-1. Apparently either the needle attempts or the surgery damaged nerves that inervate my abdominal muscle and I now have bulging, untoned muscles increasing my waist size by no less than 3 inches. I have constant pain in my back. The most recent MRI showed 3 pockets of infection. The ID doctor discontinued the Zyvox and now I receive 100ml of daptomycin daily. If you have any information that might help please email me at williamfspecht@yahoo.com


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MRSA and Toxic Shock Syndrome
Posted by lizz
Last Reply November 24, 2016 at 11:36
Started August 5, 2007 at 04:41
Hi, my six year old son Adam has just spent five weeks in hospitial and has had MRSA for the 3rd time.Each time contracted in hospitial.

He also developed Sceptic Shock then Toxic Shock Syndrome as a complication of the MRSA in his blood.
He was admitted on 27th June and got home on 3rd August.Here is a bit off background info on Adam.

Adam was born prematurely, at 25 weeks gestation weighing 1 pound 14 ounces and has mutiple health problems including severe cerebal palsy and chronic lung disease and is on home oxygen.
Adam had grade 4 bilateral intraventricular brain hemmriges at 2 days old and was not expected to survive, grade 3 causes severe disability, grade 4 normally results in death. This resulted in him having hydracephlaus so instead of his Spinal Fluid leaving the brain area, it stayed due to blockage and caused fluid on the brain, and he had a vp shunt (Ventricular Peritonial,so fuid drained from the brain through pipeing under the skin to his lower tummy cavi... read more

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after effects of MRSA on the body
Posted by David
Last Reply November 24, 2016 at 11:14
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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Get rid of MRSA
Posted by Teresa
Last Reply November 13, 2016 at 20:13
Started June 3, 2011 at 23:30
Hi, I have been reading so much on the MRSA Staph infections and there is something you need to know. First of all, all of this craziness with people telling others what to buy... Hibaclens, books on how to rid yourself of MRSA, etc.. We all have staph on our skin and you can get rid of MRSA for good. My name is Teresa. My granddaughter, whom I was caring for at the time, was 2 years old when she got MRSA and I fought it for almost 2 years. In that time many different doctors put her on all different types of antibiotics, I was told to buy certain items too, probiotics, Hibaclens, etc. I threw out all bath toys, sterilized the house, everyday! I must have spent at least $5,000.00 dollars in that 2 years trying to rid her of it. She was close to death and I had to take things into my own hands or lose my 4 year old granddaughter. I went to her pediatrician, again, and insisted that he put her on sulfa antibiotics, he explained how dangerous they were, especially for a 4 year old. I k... read more

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Developing MRSA while currently on Bactrim?
Posted by Elsie
Last Reply November 13, 2016 at 04:32
Started November 13, 2016 at 04:28
I developed a boil in late July that went
from what I thought was a tiny bug bite to
rather large sore in 3 days. I didn't even
think it was a boil because it was always
open (like a cut). It tested positive for
MRSA ofcourse, and I was put on Bactrim
for 10 days (2x a day) and it seemingly
went away. In the first of September , i
developed another boil right next to the
scar from the first one. This one was also
"open" (it didn't need to come to a head )
and also went from 0-100 in 3 days. I
again tested positive for MRSA and i was
again placed on Bactrim for 10 days 2 a
day. As this was a more serious case, i
was also given 3 months of refills at a
maintenance dose (1 a day ).
Now in mid-november, i have rapidly
developed another boil in the same area.
What are the chances it is MRSA if i am
currently on bactrin, and have been for
around 2 months? I know MRSA came about by
becoming immune to regular antibiotics,
could this have possi... read more

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MSSA infection
Posted by Vic B
Last Reply November 13, 2016
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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MRSA in Skull
Posted by Ste
Last Reply November 5, 2016
Started September 4, 2007
My wife had a operation for a brain tumour
After it she went into an ICU, it was a fortnight before she was back on the wards (because as I've just recently found out she had a chest problem)
within days she was on the normal ward then screened positive for MRSA, after few weeks screening, then the two cautionary weeks had passed clear.
she rang me one night and said my heads bleeding, only it wasn't blood, it was puss!!!.

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NATURAL ROOTS AND HERB ARE BEST TO GET RID OF
Posted by Mark Conley
Last Reply October 23, 2016 at 08:59
Started October 23, 2016 at 08:59
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My Simple Cure for MRSA
Posted by Robert P
Last Reply October 20, 2016 at 19:07
Started October 20, 2016 at 16:52
What I am about to say is the truth, so help me God. I contracted
MRSA about 5-6 years ago. I think I got it during bladder surgery
that I had done. After I had healed from the surgery, I noticed
several small red pimples growing under my right arm, which I
thought was unusal. Within a few days, they had grown to walnut
size, and seemed to be merging. I went to my primary care
physician, who examined them, and immediately sent me to a surgeon
who had an office in the same building. After examining my
growths, he scheduled me for surgery the very next day. At this
point, neither my primary care physician or the surgeon identified
what the growths were. They were removed, and left a huge hole
under my arm, which took several months to completely fill in and
heal.

A few weeks after my surgery, I noticed a growth starting up in my
calf, that started growing very fast - same as what I had under my
arm. I went back to my primary care physician who after so... read more

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MRSA IS RUINING MY LIFE-LOOKING FOR CURES
Posted by daniellefromUSA
Last Reply October 19, 2016 at 16:34
Started July 30, 2011 at 23:22
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Im a healthy young adult woman in my 20s and ive had mersa for a few years sofar. It didnt go away yet and i suffered every day for about 3 yrs sofar.I feel like im 80 years old,I have no life quality.
but mersa can happen to anyone, I guess some peoples genetics are more prone to getting this.I probably got it from the community, from someone who carried it. and its airborne so i probably got it from an open cut that was exposed to that. going out in public now is a nightmare for me, especially in crowds because i never know if ill walk near someone or touch a door handle that is carrying mersa or staf. sometimes if i even walk near someone i get severely itchy and start having trouble breathing.
and many non sick people do carry mrsa but they arent sick
i dont allow myself into elevators with other people. i try not to sit near people. i make public outings quick so that i dont stay near groups of people for more than a few minutes
WASHING HANDS. does not help defend f... read more

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Extreme joint pain after mrsa
Posted by Jim
Last Reply October 11, 2016 at 04:01
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 in knee replacement
Posted by gigi
Last Reply October 10, 2016 at 23:58
Started April 15, 2005 at 17:03
hello, my mother, who is in her late 60s, contacted a mrsa during knee replacement surgery in 1/04. 2004 was a long and difficult year. numerous surgeries, antibotics, pain and depression. my mother had the antibotic treated cement spacer replace the artifical knee 10/04 and taken out and another artificial knee surgery 2/05 and once again the ugly mrsa showed itself. it must have been hiding. doctors have advised my mother will just have to stay on antibotics the rest of her life and if they cannot control the mrsa - possible ambutation or removal of the artifical knee with no replacement. i dont feel like these are options. my mother and father are very active, i have a 2 1/2 yr old son that she wants to play with. does anyone know of anywhere or anything that might help us beat this horrible thing? we will go where we need to. thanks

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hallucinations and MRSA
Posted by Pamela Stowasser
Last Reply October 10, 2016 at 22:23
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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minimum safe temperature to kill MRSA
Posted by austin haddock
Last Reply September 26, 2016 at 17:49
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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vaginal mrsa
Posted by sandra burkett
Last Reply September 17, 2016 at 23:59
Started April 28, 2005 at 23:08
swab taken, identified isolated growth mrsa. 2nd swab showed heavy growth. gp stated had not come across this before. please could you confirm treatments, prognosis and causes thankyo

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MRSA Question (urgent)
Posted by Scott
Last Reply July 14, 2016 at 09:00
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 11, 2016 at 16:49
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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Mr Michael Booker given GMC Warning
Posted by BT
Last Reply July 10, 2016 at 23:26
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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book MRSA Secrets Revealed
Posted by Colin
Last Reply June 28, 2016 at 02:40
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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