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Need advice on what to do
Posted by Joan
Last Reply November 18, 2015 at 21:33
Started November 18, 2015 at 21:33
Hi I was rushed to emergency department of very bad abdominal pain that gets
severe and end up to major operation..when I arrive the hospital I was scrub with
swabs for mrsa test as the hospital protocol to follow..after few days I had my
emergency operation and as I came back to the ward the next day the mrsa swab
result arrive and was positive of it...I worked in a residential dementia nursing
home as before I was rushed on emergency I have been unwell and poorly and
was even working that week that place I worked is so un-clean filth and smells
as not being done proper clean by he housekeeper and staffs plus had few
residents who are mrsa ..although I use the right personal protection equipment
PPE still got contacted with the virus ..please I need advice on what to do as I
now had major operation and plus I'm mrsa positive and doesn't like to be on
barrier nursing as it makes me feel that I'm dangerous to other people plus I got a
little child who i... read more

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Posted by JL
Last Reply November 18, 2015 at 21:32
Started October 9, 2004 at 15:54
Does anyone have any examples of the sums paid in compensation to sufferers of MRSA.

I have a family member whose serious infection led to septicaemia and renal failure. He is 50 and will not work again. We'd like some guidance on how to pitch his claim.

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after effects of MRSA on the body
Posted by David
Last Reply November 16, 2015 at 15:28
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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book MRSA Secrets Revealed
Posted by Colin
Last Reply October 31, 2015 at 16:14
Started June 2, 2010 at 23:01
Has anyone bought the book MRSA Secrets Revealed or read this book ?

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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strange bone and joint pain
Posted by Kitten
Last Reply October 25, 2015 at 16:26
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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disability living allowance
Posted by whats wrong with the tony blair
Last Reply October 23, 2015 at 07:09
Started March 26, 2005
The way its going the government will be paying more Disability living allowance and care allowance to half the country .than any other benefit they want to wake up to the bug before they have another cash crisis to deal with

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Spinal MRSA
Posted by Bill Specht
Last Reply October 11, 2015 at 20:15
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

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Returning to work after MRSA
Posted by Sarah - UK
Last Reply October 11, 2015 at 02:21
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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vaginal mrsa
Posted by sandra burkett
Last Reply September 27, 2015 at 21:23
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 and Hip Replacement
Posted by Kris Sellers
Last Reply September 10, 2015 at 17:29
Started June 21, 2009 at 06:19
My father in law died 3 years ago because when he went to hospitol ER they sent him home with some vicodin for the flue. Now Long Story Short within 72 hours later he was dead from MRSA. He went back to hospitol because he could not urinate. They now admit him with the flue (right) Mother in law calls (she is a little off her rocker) to tell us he is in hospitol. I call to check on him to find he is in ICU, (mother in law went home since it was not seriouse) we drove 2 1/2 hours because icu doc tells us we should get there still not knowing what is really going on, when we arrive his breathing was so labored we had to call mother inlaw back so they would intibate not knowing how long he was suffering he was there for atleast 8 hours before we could get there. within an hour i noticed red inflamed area in his inner theigh that was not there when we arrived infectious disease doc said mrsa, operated to debrieve area but unfortunatly he coded after surgery. The doc did not give us very... read more

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Re-occuring MRSA infection in Sinuses
Posted by Jeanne
Last Reply September 7, 2015 at 18:37
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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Medicament against MRSA
Posted by Mila
Last Reply September 4, 2015 at 14:18
Started August 1, 2015 at 11:17
i found a really interesting new medicament against this superbugs in
Switzerland. They answer
me, that end of this year this medicament is in the market. Hope and
wish this will help me aftre years of problems with mrsa .....

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can anyone tell me the smell of MRSA?
Posted by scard about misdiagnosis
Last Reply August 18, 2015 at 22:13
Started May 23, 2005 at 05:56
I had a tummy tuck in Dec, I got ascites from the wound not healing . the Plastic surgeon had to aspirate, but the cleansing technique he used was "lacking" shall we say ... I had a cyst on my ovary burst 3 weeks ago .. I hemorrhaged and almost died.
I have never had any female /ovary problems before..
I was referred to an oncologist who wants to do a complete hysterectomy..
since the ovary burst, I noticesd a sicky sweet discharge odor .. I told the Dr. about it .. she put me on flagyl for 1 week.. It went away in two days .. it is now 1 week after antibiotics finished, and the smell is back ..
I made the connection that although it is really strong now .. since the surgery in Dec I had a mild odor, but frequent baths kept it in check.. now the smell is terrible 2 hrs after a shower
also .. could I have it in my abdomen .. and not be running a fever or have elevated white blood cells? I am scheduled for the hyst.. right after... read more

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Get rid of MRSA
Posted by Teresa
Last Reply August 1, 2015 at 02:15
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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MRSA prognosis
Posted by Russ
Last Reply August 1, 2015
Started July 23, 2005 at 22:28
Can anyone tell me what my wifes prognosis might be? She is a healthy 44 yo wh no known health issues prior to back surgery and aquiring this superbug Mrsa. she had surgery on her back june 30th 05 and he wound was not healing and her temp got to 103 and she was in tremendous pain, we had to call an ambulance took her back to st anthony's in okc where she had the surgery they took cultures and her wound was starting to open back up and draining lick crazy. They went back in cleaning the wound to the spine took more cultures and put in 2 drains. they started vancomicin and gentamiacin after surgery. here we are waiting for the cultue results from her spine. what now?

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Posted by BELL
Last Reply July 25, 2015 at 14:37
Started April 22, 2010 at 23:07
The Phage Center may claim 95% success rate with treating impossible to cure

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.

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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MRSA Chatroom
Posted by Jayne
Last Reply July 20, 2015 at 20:03
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

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MSSA infection
Posted by Vic B
Last Reply July 4, 2015 at 19:46
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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Posted by Marian
Last Reply July 4, 2015 at 03:19
Started March 24, 2010 at 23:28

Hi Again

Can anybody tell me when is Staph Aureus diagnosed as MRSA - I am confused? They say you can get "normal" Staph Aureus which is not MRSA. All I know is that my sister Alison has the above bacteria and so far the antibiotics have not responded. No doctor or hospital has confirmed she has MRSA? CONFUSED!


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Symptoms for MRSA - colonisation
Posted by Michelle
Last Reply June 29, 2015 at 19:19
Started July 21, 2006 at 19:37
Can anyone help me with information on MRSA symptoms. I suspect that I might have MRSA colonisation in my sinuses and I am again seeking help for sinus/nasal blockage from my GP and consultant, (other symptoms are dry skin, huge hair loss, weight loss, lethargy, feeling dehydrated, itchy eyes and head, small sores in scalp, itchy/waxy ears).

Last year I underwent nasal surgery which included sinus washout, nasal septum deviation and corterisation. The symptoms eased for a while but slowly returned. I have had variuos antibiotics which seem to slightly eleviate the symptoms but never actually cure the problem, which then builds up again. A sputum test early this year indicated 1)heavy growth of staph.aureus, 2) heavy growth of morexella catarrhalis, 3) heavy growth of haemophilus influenzae and 4) light growth of candida spp. Organism 2 Beta Lactamse positive, Organism 3 Beta lactamse negative.

Having read some of the articles on here I am becoming more and more convinc... read more

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