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MRSA in Hip Joint Replacement
Posted by Vanessa
Last Reply June 9, 2018 at 23:50
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 Question (urgent)
Posted by Scott
Last Reply June 9, 2018 at 23:49
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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HAI: Necrotising fasciitis?
Posted by Stephanie Walker
Last Reply June 9, 2018 at 23:49
Started July 26, 2006 at 16:36
Hi all,

I've been reading the posts to this site and noticed that necrotising fasciitis (aka NF or, as the media insist, the 'flesh-eating bug') doesn't seem to appear here as an HAI. I picked up NF last year following a hysterectomy in my local hospital. I became very ill 2-3 days after my op and my condition deteriorated rapidly until I ended up on an Intensive Care unit. I needed 6 debridement ops over the next 12 days (to cut away all the necrotised tissue from my abdomen), my bp fell to dangerous levels, my major organs began to fail and I ended up on a ventilator. I was put onto big doses of IV morphine for the pain and had many morphine-based hallucinations which were at times really distressing. Altogether, this was not a good experience!

The consultants (and there were many of them!) didn't seem to know what to do at first. I tested negative for MRSA and although they knew it was some kind of wound infection I was not isolated at all - I wasn't even moved to a side-wa... read more

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Gladskin Products
Posted by George
Last Reply June 9, 2018 at 23:48
Started May 26, 2018 at 14:42
Hello all -

Has anyone in the EU tried Gladskin products? I've been using one of
their products on my MRSA folliculitis for 2 weeks and it seems to be
helping.

Just curious if anyone else has tried it/had any success.

Thanks,
George

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mrsa scars
Posted by lisa
Last Reply June 9, 2018 at 23:47
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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mrsa in bloodstream
Posted by sasha_442000
Last Reply June 9, 2018 at 23:33
Started May 2, 2006 at 19:25
Do you know what the prognosis is for mrsa in the bloodstream? My brother in law is presently in icu with this. Is there anything they can give him for this. They are saying it is antibiotic resistant. He has multiple problems besides this. They say he is a very sick man. Please help.

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mrsa affecting saliva glands
Posted by andrew
Last Reply June 9, 2018 at 23:31
Started September 8, 2010 at 06:57
has any one experienced this with there infection? since i started having break outs for the past 8 months now my saliva gland is infected causing dry mouth.

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MRSA mold exposure infection
Posted by Christian
Last Reply June 8, 2018 at 18:09
Started June 8, 2018 at 18:09

Hi , i just try to see if someone here got any infection after mold exposure?
Having big problems with my health and lot of issues and changes in my life ,
Please let me know
Thank You

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MRSA
Posted by Tracey-concerned daughter
Last Reply June 6, 2018 at 11:06
Started June 6, 2018 at 11:06
Hello, My loving father has just been diagnosed with MRSA. He has been taken to hospital on 2
separate occasions in the last 6 months with a raw scrotum from not being washed properly in the
nursing home he resides. This resulted in him getting Sepsis. This latest hospital admission
showed he has now contracted MRSA. My father has dementia but otherwise a happy 93 yr old
and now I am concerned for his well being and those of my family especially his great grandson
that loves to visit his great grand poppy. Is it safe for my grandson and myself to be visiting? And,
if so what precautions must be taken? I love my father dearly and need to do what is best for him
please help.

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Community MRSA bumps on skin
Posted by Nic
Last Reply May 26, 2018 at 14:34
Started March 16, 2018 at 18:31
Hi I have had MRSA for 7 years I initially thought it was herpes in my mouth and
labia... i had a boil 2 years ago and things have only gotten worse since then. My
daughter got 2 boils from me but now she is fine.

A few months ago I noticed while showering that I have tiny pimples all over my
body. If I didn't tell you you wouldn't notice. I know they are MRSA because they
have a little clear dot in the center. Now I am have breakouts on my face. I've
always had pimples here and there but never like this.. despite my dermatologist
assuring me it's acne I know deep down that something isn't right. Does anyone
get these MRSA pimples all over or on their face?

Trying to figure out how to treat this myself

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Anyone tried honey, garlic and it didn't work?
Posted by Synergy
Last Reply May 24, 2018 at 08:28
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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Developing MRSA while currently on Bactrim?
Posted by Elsie
Last Reply May 21, 2018 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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My sister has MRSA in her bloodstream
Posted by John
Last Reply May 20, 2018 at 23:06
Started May 20, 2018 at 19:02
I have never heard of MRSA until last week. My sister is in
the hospital with it. She has is in her blood stream. She has
sores in her head and her hair is falling out. Her body is in
constant pain. She is on dialysis and her liver is failing. Is
there a cure for this infection. Can't seem to get a straight
answer from the doctor.

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CA MRSA experience
Posted by Scott
Last Reply May 20, 2018 at 16:11
Started July 23, 2009 at 23:17
Hello I want to share my experience with CA MRSA with you. My girlfriend and I both caught CA MRSA in March 2009. We both started breaking out with a couple of pimples on our faces and folliculitis on our thighs and calves. We both noticed that we had joint pain especially in our fingers, elbows, knees and wrists. Our skin was also very itchy at times and I had eye itching often. Over the next week or so we started breaking out with more pimples on our back, chest, stomach and legs. We make an appointment with a dermatologist and saw him on April 6th. He said he didnít think the joint pain was related to the skin problem and we should see a rheumatologist for it. He gave us Keflex 4X a day for 10 days. It didnít work for us so we were given Avelox for 10 days and that also didnít work. Meanwhile I started having pain in my chest mainly on the left side but occasionally on the right side. To make a long story short my other doctor figured out the chest pain was from Costochondritis. ... read more

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Harvard medical knows why we suffer
Posted by Marshall Geffeney
Last Reply May 17, 2018 at 03:28
Started May 17, 2018 at 03:28
You can read my story at our2ndbrain.com and how I put post MRSA
ME/CFS into remission using a Stanford medical protocol at home for
almost no cost.


Harvard has another clue to our challenge.
https://hms.harvard.edu/news/lasting-effects

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Fecal Transplant for post MRSA recovery
Posted by Curtis Chapman
Last Reply May 15, 2018 at 20:02
Started March 20, 2018 at 22:57
So I just read a story about a guy who nearly lost his life to post MRSA complications, only to regain it after FMT (Fecal Transplant) capsules he successfully made at home. The blog site was our2ndbrain . com I think it made a compelling argument for this.

Has anyone else either performed this and had success or failure they care to share about, or even considered it and why you have not fullfilled it yet or even why you vetoed the idea? I am giving this serious consideration right now.

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after effects of MRSA on the body
Posted by David
Last Reply May 15, 2018 at 11:42
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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Mr Michael Booker given GMC Warning
Posted by BT
Last Reply April 11, 2018 at 11:52
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 in the lungs
Posted by Mia
Last Reply April 1, 2018 at 22:15
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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Extreme joint pain after mrsa
Posted by Jim
Last Reply March 31, 2018 at 15:33
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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