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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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MRSA in the lungs
Posted by Mia
Last Reply May 31, 2015 at 12:17
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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Its a Tricky bug
Posted by Andrew
Last Reply May 31, 2015 at 11:59
Started May 31, 2015 at 11:46
Hi there , I have just experienced a brief MRSA hell of my own and I am Gratefull that after
weeks of struggle, I got an answer to my prayers .

I was trying antibitics - one made things worse which actually helped the bug spread...
darn Di-Staph...
Herbs - GARLIC
Flowers - Calendula and plantain Leaves- Works really well if you can get enough to use
topically especially if it spreadrs to youre eyes. mix it with plantain lancelota. If you can
make enough plantain juice , it is good to drink it . this helps to keep the puffines down.
So I got sick of taking antibiotics 3 courses of Cephalaxin and new outbreaks each day. I
had experience With A mushroom spray a year ago for chronic pain, influenza,, fibro etc
etc So when It was winter I went out to make some and began to spray it on and the
lesions from my MRSA on the legs, groin, feet, head, chest, arms ;) began to clear up, but
at the same time it was messy, also excess moisture seemed to facilitate new o... read more

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Posted by daniellefromUSA
Last Reply May 31, 2015 at 11:19
Started July 30, 2011 at 23:22

Im a healthy young adult woman in my 20s and ive had mersa for a few years sofar. It didnt go away yet and i suffered every day for about 3 yrs sofar.I feel like im 80 years old,I have no life quality.
but mersa can happen to anyone, I guess some peoples genetics are more prone to getting this.I probably got it from the community, from someone who carried it. and its airborne so i probably got it from an open cut that was exposed to that. going out in public now is a nightmare for me, especially in crowds because i never know if ill walk near someone or touch a door handle that is carrying mersa or staf. sometimes if i even walk near someone i get severely itchy and start having trouble breathing.
and many non sick people do carry mrsa but they arent sick
i dont allow myself into elevators with other people. i try not to sit near people. i make public outings quick so that i dont stay near groups of people for more than a few minutes
WASHING HANDS. does not help defend f... read more

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After MRSA
Posted by John
Last Reply May 10, 2015 at 01:02
Started July 2, 2004 at 22:13
I am really worried what the after effects of MRSA are.Years later are there any other problems which can stay in the body dormant after catching this bug ?

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Rash after antibiotics
Posted by Tana
Last Reply May 5, 2015 at 20:07
Started August 27, 2009 at 02:19
I was wondering if anyone has developed a rash after mrsa treatment with antibiotics,specifically Cubicin? I has IV therapy and soon after developed a rash on my right buttock and anal area accompanied with severe itching.I have been to primary care doctor,IDC,Proctologist, and Dermotologist,all with no answer for me.I had it scraped and cultured and nothing grew in dish.I have been on antifungal pills,creams,and proctofoam,cortizone,just to mention a few,and nothing has helped.I was told not to get stressed out or it could result in Mrsa infection again.Its been a viscious cycle of boils and rash and this is stressful.I do it allOlive leaf oil, oregeno oil,allicin,vitamins,lots of greens,juicing,hibiclens,swabbing my nose.I also noticed that my rash is on the same side where I had a surgery to scramble the tunnels of Mrsa pockets I had.I know there is nerve damage.Surgery was over a year ago and I have pain there always.I am at my wits end with this rash.Oh yeh,I got in my first ca... read more

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mrsa in the throat
Posted by fran parry
Last Reply May 3, 2015 at 19:48
Started April 11, 2005 at 20:51
my husband has mrsa in the lungs he is in the late stages of c.o.a.d. he is very weak we have been told today a test has shown mrsa in the throat we have been told that it is thought that the sputem was contamiated from the throat can anyone help i cannot seem to get any more information

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mrsa scars
Posted by lisa
Last Reply March 4, 2015 at 05:28
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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Get rid of MRSA
Posted by Teresa
Last Reply February 25, 2015 at 17:01
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 Question (urgent)
Posted by Scott
Last Reply February 21, 2015 at 18:54
Started 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... read more

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Last Reply February 18, 2015 at 21:06
Started June 9, 2007 at 16:22
l have now got a supra pubic catheter as l am spinal injured. l have had mrsa in my urine for months with out any treatment, l had to use the Hdrex scrub and cream and powder before my operation which was in May. The nurses are coming into dress my wound every day still and took a swab, now l have been told l have mrsa and Pseudomonas. My gp has given my Erythomycin 250mg 4x day plus more Hydrex and Bactroban. l am a diabetic type 2, and not feeling very well at all also getting a bit scared of keep catching this bug.Does anyone know what the treatment is for the Pseudomonas please. l have to go back to the hospital at the end of this month to get my s/p changed and l am dreading it. l feel so angry and upset.

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symptoms active mrsa
Posted by Cindy M
Last Reply February 18, 2015 at 13:56
Started February 18, 2015 at 13:56
Hello, first, would like to thank you for allowing this question,
much appreciated!
During the full, blown MRSA, has anyone heard of or experiences as
symptoms nausea accompanied with vomiting? Of course, the
aforementioned symptom cluster.
My friend has been sick (she detests being labeled sick), but what
looks as just a long stint of the flu.
Her physician has done no blood work on her. He did give her
I have been more than insistent that her provider, do blood work,
especially when this sickness, possible MRSA.
If anyone has any ideas, they are much appreciated.

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vaginal mrsa
Posted by sandra burkett
Last Reply February 17, 2015 at 01:01
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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Recurring MRSA I Cant Get Rid Of!!!
Posted by Courtney
Last Reply February 10, 2015 at 02:19
Started August 13, 2010 at 14:54

I have had recurring MRSA infections for over 2 years now. I have been on Augmentin, Omnicef,Bactrim, Rifampin, Doxycycline, clindamycin, levaquin... and several other less powerful that I cannot recall. I have moved homes, changed all furniture (im not kidding) all bedding, new linens, I use Bactroban in my nose everyday, im obcessive about clean hands and showers. I use hibiclens soap everyday and it is the only soap i use. I get a new MRSA infection every month, if not twice a month. I get them on the insides of my thighs and now on my buttocks. They swell to baseball size (im not kidding) under the skin before they will finally literally explode. Ive had cultures... countless cultures. Seen coutless doctors and specialists. No one can help me. I have literally heard the words "its something you're going to have to learn to live with and maintain" The pain is something I cannot truly describe, the scars are hideous and the shame and confusion is honestly the ... read more

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MRSA Chatroom
Posted by Jayne
Last Reply January 20, 2015 at 03:10
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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stomach problems after MRSA treatment
Posted by Eve Beardall
Last Reply January 18, 2015 at 02:48
Started May 8, 2010 at 21:18
I'm wondering if anyone else has had digestive trouble after being treated for MRSA. My son was in the hospital for a week, on many different antibiotics, including Vancomycin and Cubicin (sp?) and now almost a year later, he still throws up after eating sometimes. Thanks, Eve Beardall

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book MRSA Secrets Revealed
Posted by Colin
Last Reply January 3, 2015
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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after effects of MRSA on the body
Posted by David
Last Reply December 22, 2014 at 08:28
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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