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just heard im mrsa positive...
Started by smorrisss
Posted: January 23, 2009 at 12:10
hello....i dont really know how or why... im a fit 22 year old from uk. i have eczema tho and allergic reaction to certain shampoos etc so have a bit of a rash on my face sometimes. I was due to have an ankle op on weds as i pla football and i have a chipped bone in my ankle atm. Went for my pre op and they just rang saying it come bk posotive?wat does this mean?i have no boils absesses anything liek that? i have been getting severe headaches tho which i went to the docs about last week before they knew about the mrsa. could anyone tell me a little bit about it?will it go away after treatment?x
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Re: just heard im mrsa positive...
Reply #1 by linda mccafferty
Posted: January 23, 2009 at 19:35
where you swabbed nose, throat ,groin at your pre-op ? if you were & results are positive, it means you are a carrier (colonized )did they give you any treatment for this before you go for your surgery ?
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Re: just heard im mrsa positive...
Reply #2 by smorriss
Posted: January 24, 2009 at 12:10
yea nose and groin. they just given me nose ointment and body wash. is it contagious if im just a carier?
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Re: just heard im mrsa positive...
Reply #3 by linda mccafferty
Posted: January 24, 2009 at 18:38
There is a hell of a lot of people carriers Smorriss...... you must think of other people who are sick/poorly elderly etc, etc when you are a carrier, and not put them at risk, if you follow infection control ie; washing your hands etc, etc then the risk of passing it on is low . they should be swabbing you again before your surgery .
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