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MRSA Question (urgent)
Started by Scott
Posted: November 28, 2007 at 09:36

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 a scary thought. Is it possible? I hope it's just a weird anomoly. Can anyone offer me confort, or at least clear things up for me? :)

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Reply #1 by sue
Posted: November 28, 2007 at 11:26
MRSA is like gulf war illness. You may have to stay on antibiotis for a year. You need to eat well and get plenty of rest.
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Reply #2 by Vanessa
Posted: November 28, 2007 at 18:23
See your doctor as soon as you can Scott, don't mess around with this bug because it will take over your life.
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Reply #3 by Maria
Posted: November 29, 2007 at 21:23
Dear Scott
You need to visit your doctor to investigate the discomfort in your mouth. It is possible for you to contract an infection such as MRSA, equally there may be side effects from medication you are taking. Only your GP will be able to do the necessary tests to diagnose the cause of the discomfort.

NHS Direct offer a helpline regarding medical advice, their number is 0845 4647.

Our website gives information on MRSA and other infections, visit
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Reply #4 by Rick
Posted: December 2, 2007 at 12:21
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Reply #5 by lee
Posted: December 9, 2007 at 04:18
it could be yeast from the antibiotics that you were taken,
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Reply #6 by lyn
Posted: April 14, 2011 at 16:58
i have had mrsa before i was diagnoised thrush i have a green patch back
tongue this morning my wholetongue is green just like the patch in back
has anyone experience this

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Reply #7 by bebe
Posted: August 11, 2012 at 07:11
My 2 year old son has MRSA i haven't experienced any sypmtoms exceot for
my throat being so soar i am havin a hard time swalling and the tip of
my toungue even very irritated are these any symptoms of MRSA, or can u
have it in you throat or on ur tounge i kno nothing about it
Re: MRSA Question (urgent)
Reply #8 by stephanie
Posted: August 13, 2012 at 08:21
In answer to your question. Yes. You most definitely can get mrsa in your mouth. You can get it anywhere. On your legs, your arms, head, mouth, hands, feet, INSIDE OF YOU< your lungs, heart, blood system! This is a very serious disease that you can get anywhere and is very had to get rid of. I'm going through it now for the third time. Twice on my legs and now on my side. On a stretch mark no less just to add to the pain. Get your mouth looked at. ASAP. And I wish you a safe swift PERMANENT recovery
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Reply #9 by sahra
Posted: April 9, 2014 at 14:26
YES! MRSA csn be in your tongue & throat, thats where my infection was. MRSA is
an "infection of opportunity". It will present itself in areas of vulnerability, esp on
skin cuts/sores.

Consider this, however, im thinking they had you on vancomyacin for your original
infection. Vanco is the big guns of antibiotics. A side effect of antibiotics is the
killing off of good and bad bacteria. This causes yeast infection. Yeast overgrowth
in the mouth is called thrush or oral candida. Its a fungal infection. You could have
mrsa or thrush. Its important to find out which one bc mrsa will require more
antibiotics, but thrush will be made worse by more antibiotics. Thrush is a fungal
infection and youll need a script for something called "miracle mouthwash" to treat
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Reply #10 by Tammy
Posted: May 13, 2014 at 02:15
I have MRSA from a botched surgery ... its blood Bourne now & occasionally I suffer from outbreaks. Usually its sores or abscesses. Right now I have a really sore tongue with blisters im having trouble swallowing. I had this before this year in January and then developed H1N1.Spent 3 days in the hospital. Im unsure if I need to go to the ER or not. Any suggestions?
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Reply #11 by Elise
Posted: May 28, 2014 at 23:29
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Reply #12 by sandra
Posted: February 21, 2015 at 18:54
I have MRSA in my nose. I have had it 1 week.
My SET Dr took me off of one of my antlbiotics.
Since the antibiotic has been stopped i feel like
it in back in my nose as bad as before. My
gums are swollen and sore. Could this be
MASS. Since it is Saturday should i go to ER. If
someone knows more about this than i do .
Please help!!!

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Reply #13 by Renee
Posted: April 25, 2016 at 10:59
I too have suffered thru 4
MRSA infections. It is a
horrible infection. Every
time I have had to have them
lanced and drained and once
plastic surgery. Lead to
pnumonia once. Elsie, I would
like more info on your link.
I clicked, but couldnt get
anywhere. My feelings go out
to anyone diagnosed with
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Reply #14 by Cherry
Posted: July 14, 2016 at 09:00
Hi, I have been diagnosed with MRSA positive since April. I worked in a nursing home and I'm not
allowed to work until I'm clear. I have to take tests. My nose, throat and perineum. I found out I
have MRSA when I have my self tested because of recurrent boils. I've been under treatment, like
the nose salve, clorhexidine for shower, and gargle. I don't have boils anymore. (I was suffering
recurrent, painful boils for 3 months, til April) After treatment, I came up negative in all three
sites. But 2nd test showed positive in the throat. And I had to undergo treatment again, and same
thing happened. I am not sick. I don't have boils. I mean I don't feel anything, except having
positive test result of MRSA in my throat. I don't want to think that this more serious than it looks,
because I am also thinking about my work.If I won't be able to get rid of this, that would mean I
couldn't work in the health sector, which is my only line of work. I've done everything I could. I'm
in a foreign country, away from family. And I feel like I just need to write this.
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Reply #15 by Ron
Posted: January 24, 2017
After having recurring tonsils and mouth sores just realized that i
have MRSA in my thoart. I am generally not sick but its still MRSA.

Started with Manuka honey daily 1 spoon after dinner and 2 table
spoons of Apple Cider vinegar to fight my MRSA. Fingers crossed.

If anyone has tried something like this with success please share
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Reply #16 by Sajid Akram
Posted: March 13, 2017 at 19:57
Dear all, would you please give me an
update about your situation and provide me
some suggestion?
I am also identified with MRSA in my
throat and nose. But my doctor did not
give any medicine. I am also infected with
lymph node tuberculosis and taking
medicine for tuberculosis.
My tongue looks strange and cracked at the looks like eaten by superbugs. I
dont have any problem in swallowing foods
or water. But I feel insucured all the
time.ENT doctor told me may be I have to
carry this mrsa life long. Is there
anybody Who has faced such Problem?
Best regards,
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Reply #17 by Bailey
Posted: June 15, 2017 at 09:32
Yes Iam scared been in the hospital every week for a month , first the say I have it
then I don't now I have a huge boil on my ear and Iam type 1 diabetic Iam scared
and the doctor tells me if I do have it Iam fine "because of all of their new
medicine lol dam this sucks
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Reply #18 by MJ
Posted: June 30, 2017 at 20:59
Just a note to say MRSA will be with me forever. I just got out of hospital from
what they thought was just pneumonia but turned out to be that and MRSA in my
lungs that started in my mouth. Had a tube down my throat for feeding and a
trach for breathing. Then they ended up taking me for surgery on hernias that had
ruptured, which they said that had been tested and had MRSA in the hernia area.
Now I am going to the DR tomorrow due to sores in my mouth AGAIN. Good luck
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Reply #19 by Kimberly
Posted: July 6, 2017 at 09:15
Hi, what your talking about can definitely 100% be MRSA.. the MRSA has made its
way to my face but I thought it was a pimple near my lips, I was sorely mistaken.
My lips swelled up and became bruised in color, I felt the pain throughout my
gums as if it were in my teethe.. if I mess with my cuticles on my fingers at all, my
finger tips will hurt for days until they heal.. i believe it's in my blood and
wherever I have an open wound or cut where I might bleed a little, I will feel the
burning and nerve pain, sometimes even without it bleeding.

My mom is an RN, so I never went to the ER for any of my outbreaks on my arm
and face, I just stayed holed up in my room and used this astringent stuff I was
given, clyndamycin, which hurt so bad when I applied it I would cry out in pain
until everything finally dried out and the scabs would falls off. I wonder what
would have happened if I did go to the ER. I might not still be breaking out over
and over again. So please don't hesitate and go get checked out. I plan to do the
same finally when it pops back up and I know it will. Good luck and god bless!
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