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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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after effects of MRSA on the body
Posted by David
Last Reply September 1, 2015 at 13:32
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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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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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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