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Mr Michael Booker given GMC Warning
Posted by BT
Last Reply May 4, 2016 at 10:03
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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after effects of MRSA on the body
Posted by David
Last Reply April 29, 2016 at 19:15
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 or not, I don't know
Posted by Michael Stevens
Last Reply April 28, 2016 at 20:05
Started April 28, 2016 at 20:05
I went to hospital 8 weeks ago for a colonoscopy, after I
developed a boil looking sore where my pant line is to left hand
side, I a couple weeks later developed a chest infection which is
quite bad and have felt terrible with no energy, the boil never
went away in the 7 weeks and looks like the ones in the photo's
for MRSA it continually weeped puss and blood.
I went to the doctors 6 days ago and said I wanted to be checked
for MRSA and doc gave me a biological swab to gather puss from
boil which I did, the doctor put me on a 7 day course of
Flucloxacil 500mg so have one day to finish course.
I phoned the doctors today for results, the woman on the phone
said the swab results were Staph Aureus and if you think the boil
is not healing or still have concerns then call back and make an
appointment with the doctor, the boil is starting to heal but
still have this terrible chest infection and constant coughing and
feeling drained of all energy.

I really do... read more

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MRSA Question (urgent)
Posted by Scott
Last Reply April 25, 2016 at 10:59
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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book MRSA Secrets Revealed
Posted by Colin
Last Reply April 19, 2016 at 05:55
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
Posted by John
Last Reply April 19, 2016 at 05:33
Started December 31, 2015 at 16:21
My wife has MRSA and Hepatitus with Liver Failure/And Diabetes,
with an infection in her spine. She was shooting up Opana and
contracted Hepatitus with Liver Failure. was offered Treatment and
refused. She the somehow got MRSA and it keep outbreaking over and
over and antibiotics doesn't seem to be working now she has an
infection in her spine supposedly from bone spurs. and a colapsed
lung on top of that. Will MRSA attack the collapsed lung and push
the infection in her spine to advance she was told she could be
admitted do to haveing MRSA. I didn't think a hospital coould send
you home with a colapsed lung. due to protocall of not 100 percent
breathing. Some info would greatly be appreciated. Thanks

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I hate doctors
Posted by robert
Last Reply April 19, 2016 at 05:28
Started January 9, 2016 at 18:35
They refuse to treat you with IV antibiotics unless you look like you
are dying. So I'm just sitting here diseased waiting for the MRSA to
infest me further. Hopefully it goes into my bloodstream soon or
blinds me so it bumps me up a priority code.

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Re-occuring MRSA infection in Sinuses
Posted by Jeanne
Last Reply March 25, 2016 at 08:39
Started August 13, 2005 at 02:33
In Sept. 2003 I had nasal surgery to "clear" out the sinuses, this was due to re-occuring sinus infections. After the surgery site (cut above my tooth and into my sinuses) did not heal, I was started on week after week of antibiotics. At that time the culture was Serratia Marcences, which eventually cultured MRSA. I left the ENT that did the surgery, have gone to 2 other ENT Doctors with both of them telling me I have to have more sinus surgery. Now - anyone that has this problem-can you tell me (sorry- but this is gonna sound gross!!) my goo that comes out now is a really nasty sticky greenish, sometimes lime green, smells and tastes bad and also stings my nose to the point of my eyes watering...almost like it is toxic!! I told my Infectious Disease Dr. and she was pretty upset that the other doctors have not cultured it yet. So, I go on Monday (8-15-05) to get my nose cultured again...I was wondering if anyone else has had this happen to them..Thanks!! Jeanne

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mrsa in the throat
Posted by fran parry
Last Reply March 16, 2016 at 02:31
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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bloodborne MRSA therapy
Posted by Angelo
Last Reply February 10, 2016 at 18:46
Started February 10, 2016 at 18:46
hi all, we are developing a therapy for blood-borne MRSA infections.
They have to be blood borne. I wanted to get feedback as to how many
people get these and what is the disease progression. Also, chat off
like with experts. Please contact me via email at agaitas@fiu.edu

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Will MRSA kill me?
Posted by Sheree
Last Reply January 28, 2016 at 17:25
Started March 11, 2012 at 01:20
Australia. I've had this infection for more than 6 years. It manifests in my skin as small pustules (which I was told was spider bites by a dermatologist!) that tingle and itch so much I scratch them in my sleep and then they turn into little sores. The worst is the larger sores on my face. They are like big blind pimples that never come to a head. They tingle and itch SO MUCH and are sore to touch and sometimes get close to my eyes and I get conjunctivitis that won't go away.I get outbreaks of these all the time. I rarely go out in order to avoid contact with others and passing it on to them. Some friends I've not seen for years. I use nasal antibiotic gel twice a day and that seems to work from time to time. If I don't use it at all... the infection comes back much, much worse.
My greatest fear is that as I get older my body will become less resistant and the infection will kill me? anyone else have this fear?


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Joint pain and MRSA
Posted by Issy
Last Reply January 26, 2016
Started February 7, 2008 at 09:17
I work in a hospital and contracted MRSA in October this was treated and I thought everything was fine,early December I got a really painful finger I just thought it was the cold weather and maybe a bit of Arthritis,however since then the joint pain has got progressively worse and affecting every joint in my body some days I can barely walk I am wondering if this is related to the MRSA as I had nothing like this prior to contracting MRSA,it all started wthin weeks of that,I have never had any joint pain before,I'm worried that the MRSA may be in my bloodstream and this is what is causing the severe joint pain.

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Anyone tried honey, garlic and it didn't work?
Posted by Synergy
Last Reply January 14, 2016 at 01:59
Started January 14, 2016 at 01:59
Anyone here try natural remedies that DID NOT WORK? There are a huge amount of opinions and disagreements, including among some medical doctors and chiropractors on what to do about curing mrsa. Nobody has the ultimate solution. At this forum most people write desperately about what to do. A few tout special honey and special garlic, and swear these remedies either help or cure mrsa. Has anyone here actually with mrsa tried the honey/garlic approach where this DID NOT WORK? This is important to know.

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Returning to work after MRSA
Posted by Sarah - UK
Last Reply January 14, 2016 at 01:53
Started October 18, 2007 at 01:58
Hi There

I have been negative of MRSA for a few months after the birth of my daughter by C Section. My maternity leave ends in Jan and I am discussing with my work flexible working. Due to my wound still not being fully healed, I am unable to return to work for the 30hrs that they want and have put forward a suggestion of 25hrs, which I think they are going to refuse.

My Employer is writing to my Doctor for verification of my current situation, which I find an insult. What I really want to know, are recovering MRSA patients covered by the Disability Act or Similar???. I just want to rtn to work and be normal again, but I am still receiving weekly nursing care to check my wound. I cannot believe that they are being so difficult as I have always been a loyal member of staff and now I feel discriminated against due to my illness.

Any advice would be really welcomed as I am so upset about all this, and have not got the energy to fight anymore!!

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MRSA in the lungs
Posted by Mia
Last Reply December 31, 2015 at 16:10
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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This might help
Posted by Rebecca
Last Reply December 30, 2015 at 09:08
Started December 30, 2015 at 09:08
This might help you.

Get the following essential oils:

Frankincense
Tea tree
Oregano
Myrrh

They are all antibacterial

Get manuka honey make sure strength is 24+

Buy organic garlic make sure when you crush it, it has green stalk running
through it. turmeric pills, coconut oil (organic), Epsom salts.
Get a multivitamin, reshi mushroom pills, oh yeah get turmeric powder.

What to do:
Daily garlic baths with all esstrial oils combined. 5 or more drops from all. Crush
gariilc and let it sit for 15 mins before you put it in bath. Sit in bath for 20 mins

After your bath use, interchangeable the oils, use two at a time at lest twice daily.
You'd dab with wool or swab the oils on. Add manuka honey and turmeric past
made from the coconut oil and powdered turmeric on also. Cover with bandage.

Swob your nose with the oils, and and oregano to water 3 drops and Gurgle once
per day.


Take daily the vitamins. But reshi and turmeric take two tables ..... read more

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Try this
Posted by Rebecca
Last Reply December 30, 2015 at 08:51
Started December 30, 2015 at 08:51
http://oxygenhealing.co.uk/about-hbot/what-is-hbot/

Try looking at the link about hyperbaric chambers, this treatment will help.

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2 herbs for MRSA
Posted by Cesar Martinez
Last Reply December 29, 2015 at 05:52
Started December 29, 2015 at 05:52

I took a product called Antibio Herbs which worked very well for my
MRSA. It is a formula well studied and researched. The company
took the time to find herbs & their active ingredients to come up with
this formula.

I have been given several antibiotics for an infection which seem to
appear again and again.
Finally, I was diagnosed with MRSA and was worried because now I
realize why a wound is not healing for long with repeated treatments.
Also I understand that antibiotiIcs can be the cause of MRSA, this
bacteria can develop resistance to several antibiotics.
But I have used this product for some time and it is superior to any I
have used before, my wound has closed and is healing.
It is available from
http://follownaturesway.com/infections-sepsis--mrsa.html


Once I found that this formula the herbs actually make antibiotics
work better, then I combined it w... read more

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MSSA infection
Posted by Vic B
Last Reply December 12, 2015 at 04:42
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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