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Chronic MRSA Sinus infections
Started by Marin
Posted: November 4, 2011 at 06:28
I have been having sinus problems since Aug 2008 after a flight home from Mexico. I now am recovering from my 4th sinus surgery done just 10 weeks ago. I had it done by Dr Roy Casiano from University of Miami. So far I think he did a great job, I haven't breathed this well in 2.5 years. I took Bactrim 3 weeks after this surgery, then Avelox for 2 weeks and Clindamycin for 2 weeks with bactroban sinus rinses mixed with saline in a neilmed bottle. They thought that I would be merely "colonized" after finishing all antibiotics that but the green, sticky/gooey nasal drainage returned right away. I cultured positive for MRSA yesterday and I am devastated. I think this MRSA has been there since my second surgery. I have lived on antibiotics July of 2009 and taken more steroids than I can recall. I started having this problem 3 years ago and averaged surgery every 9 months since the end of 2008. Now I have to choose between taking Zyvox orally 600mg twice a day with Rifampin 300mg twice daily for 2 to 4 weeks or taking IV vancomycin for 4 -6 weeks. I have an appt set up to see a local infection specialist....I am worried and fearful my sinus problems will never go away and that this MRSA will return if they do manage to get rid me of it with either of these choices. I feel like a walking bag of disease like leprosy. Can anyone tell me if this Zyvox is the a answer to my prayers? Which regimen should I take? Will I ever be MRSA free? I am freaked out about this!
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Re: Chronic MRSA Sinus infections
Reply #1 by Chales
Posted: December 5, 2011 at 03:11
mix some peroxide with water, 50/50 put it in a spray bottle and spray, look up on the internet about hydrogen peroxide therapy, it's the only real cure for mrsa
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Re: Chronic MRSA Sinus infections
Reply #2 by Pat Whitaker
Posted: December 7, 2011 at 10:03
Marin, My story is very similar to yours. I was diagnosed with MRSA in my frontal sinuses. I'm sure I contracted it in 2008 following sinus surgery. I am now 9 weeks out from 8 weeks of IV treatment with daptomycin. I haven't felt this good since 2009 when I started having infections in my sinuses every few weeks. My advice is to go for the IV treatment and be done with it. Also - very important - go to an infectious disease doctor for treatment. I honestly think I would be dead or severly impaired if I had stayed with my ENT. I strongly sugest the IV treatment because the surgeries that we have both had, result in scar tissue. This tissue doesn't have good blood supply, so taking an oral medication to treat infection there is a hit or miss thing. With IV treatment, more is delivered for a longer period of time. Also, push for a minimum of 6 weeks of treatment. I pushed for 8 weeks and got it. good luck to you. there is hope!
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Re: Chronic MRSA Sinus infections
Reply #3 by Judi
Posted: October 18, 2017 at 03:27
Need advice about abx options for MRSA CHRONIC SINUS INFECTION... It smells
horrible, have completed courses of augmentin and doxy with no real effect!

Can an ENT office give IV Vanco? That is what I think should be next.
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