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MRSA is it on the rise???
Posted by Zoodays365
Last Reply November 26, 2012 at 07:15
Started November 26, 2012 at 07:15
I am very concerned about this. I am told I am contagious and could
spread the infection to anyone by skin contact. I was given morphine in
ER with Zofran for my nausea, Benadryl, for my allergic reaction. Which
this outbreak is very painful and has many other symptoms as well. I
know this new superbug has a lot of people scared. But does anyone know
where it all started from?

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COPIES OF HOSPITAL NOTES
Posted by MARGARET
Last Reply November 23, 2012 at 10:21
Started March 17, 2005 at 16:33
DO YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR COPIES OF HOSPITAL NOTES AS I READ SOMEWHERE ON THIS FORUM THAT IF YOU MADE A FORMAL COMPLAINT TO THE HEATLH YOU DIDNT PAY OR IS THAT FOR SOMETHING ELSE.

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Family has MRSA, can I visit them?
Posted by robo
Last Reply November 23, 2012 at 08:08
Started November 23, 2012 at 08:08
My father and step mother both had to go to the hospital last year. My father had a heart attack and my step mother had a panic attack. Both tested positive for MRSA and we had to wear protective disposable covering when we entered their hospital rooms. They are back home and are do not have a very clean home. They get very upset when we try to talk about their health and living conditions. They go to stores and doctor appointments and do not seem to have to do any thing special. Here are my questions:
Do they still have MRSA?
How do I visit them?
Should I avoid going there for holiday meals?
Is there a potable test kit I can use around them without being obvious I am checking for MRSA?


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After effects MRSA
Posted by Jlvngstn
Last Reply November 11, 2012 at 13:31
Started November 11, 2012 at 13:31
I am starting a blog to discuss the after effects of MRSA (i was
colonized 3 years ago) I have my first post up today and will be
posting on diet, exercise, living with the effects, and want you to
know YOU ARE NOT ALONE. With diet, exercise, limiting stress and no
longer feeling you are ALONE, you can manage this awful disease.

Join me and share, let's learn to live and love again...

http://livingwithmrsa.blogspot.com/


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how i stopped mrsa
Posted by lisa c
Last Reply November 11, 2012
Started November 9, 2012 at 15:49
I knew i had mrsa and spent hours online researching. I had a bad case of it and was
in lots of pain. I tried several home remedies and nothing worked. I knew if i took
antibiotics it would heal me but then it would return after stopping the medicine
because i read it from too many people online. I came up with a plan. I ordered 2
bottles of stabilized allicin liquid and set them aside. Then i went to the Dr and he
gave me bactrim with tetracycline. The day after i took my last dose of antibiotics i
immediately started taking the allicin liquid. I have not had another breakout since.
Ir has been about 6 months now. I still do a maintenance dose of allicin liquid about
once per week just in case. Hope this helps someone.

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MRSA caught in French hospital
Posted by Suzanne
Last Reply November 5, 2012 at 19:28
Started November 5, 2012 at 19:28
My husband had surgery in Limoges hospital under local anaesthetic,the
doctor cleaned the wound site and then opened up the packs for the
equipment at 20.00 and he was left on the operating table until
23.50. The surgeon did not wear a mask. I was asked to leave despite
speaking French and being a retired nurse and a Psychologist.My
husband does not speak French and they wanted to practice their
English on him. I was not given adequate dressings and was told to
dress the wound everyday for 28 days. I was only given one dressing
pack and had to scrounge some from the local old folks home. Within 10
days the wound became infected, after the course of antibiotics he was
given by the hospital had finished. We returned to the hospital and
they would not given him more antibiotics. They weren't prepared to
swab the wound. A local GP suspected MRSA and gave him some
antibiotics. However he needed more when we came home, when the MRSA
was Confirmed.In total he h... read more

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Pacemaker with MRSA
Posted by Jen
Last Reply November 4, 2012 at 02:01
Started May 1, 2008 at 10:38
My father has mrsa in his pacemaker. The cardiac surgeon took it out and cleaned it well. Prior to this he was on Vancomycin which will be for a total of 8 weeks, then he will be on oral antibiotics for life.

The MRSA is back, and he has a hole at the pacemaker site.

Has anyone ever heard of this cleaning procedure on any foreign body for mrsa?

I don't know what we will do for him. He was septic in Nov. and after 10 weeks of vacomycin he was negative. Now it is in the pacemaker. He is not septic. He could not tolerate a new pacemaker on the other side of his chest.

Has anyone been through this??

Thank you



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The legacy of MRSA
Posted by Eddy Pearce
Last Reply October 27, 2012 at 08:45
Started January 18, 2005 at 13:25
My father had a heart by-pass operation about 5 years ago and while in hospital he contracted MRSA. He stayed in hospital for around 6 weeks following the operation and after a series of anti-biotic courses the infection which affected his legs (from where the veins for the by-pass operation had been removed) cleared up and he was signed out of hospital.

In October last year he was out walking and his achilles tendon snapped on his left leg. He went to hospital and the leg was put into a cast - a day or so later the leg began to swell enormously so he went back and was told that chances were that his MRSA had become active again and was targetting the weak leg. After a further course of various anti-biotics and anti-inflamatories the leg healed and at the end of December the cast was removed.

1 week later his achilles tendon on his right leg snapped and the process has started again.....

After much enquiry he finally managed to get one of the doctors at the hospital to admi... read more

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Any links with dementia?
Posted by Maureen
Last Reply October 21, 2012 at 05:16
Started September 7, 2005 at 16:18
My father-in-law was admitted to Kings Mill Hospital in Mansfield about two months ago after falling and burning his arm and head on the central heating pipes he landed on. We live in Leeds and my sister-in-law, who is his main carer, was on holiday at the time so my husband went over for a week to stay near to his dad. After he left to return to work we were phoning the hospital twice a day to make sure he was well and were continually told that he was improving until one day, when I asked about a specialist nurse who they told me was changing his dressings and the nurse on the phone started hesitating because I had asked if he needed a specialist nurse because of the burns and she reluctantly told me that he had contracted MRSA. Naturally I was frightened by this but I was also very angry as it had been 3 days before this that this nurse had been mentioned, so he had obviously had the infection for at least that long yet we were not informed. Since then his mental health seems to ... read more

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Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL)
Posted by Rosie
Last Reply October 15, 2012 at 19:38
Started October 15, 2012 at 19:38
Hi all!

I just wanted to discuss my story will everyone because i'm so happy
that people have shared their own.

At the beginning of this year (2012) I was only 19, never been into
hospital for any surgery, the only reason I would be in there was in
case I needed to see the doctors when the GP wasn't open. In the end
on January, I started to to get really tied and weak, and then
suddenly I had a boil under my arm the size of a golf ball. I just
started my new apprenticeship job and it would be difficult to sleep
and move because of the pain. My GP sent me to A&E to have it lanced.
By this time I had two more near my leg but smaller (thank
God!)However this was just the beginning of it all.

My GP thought it was MRSA, however by May, I have been off work 3
times, all for a week because of the pain when they develop. One of
them was so big it cross my hip all the way along to the middle of my
spine, and it was about 5 inches up my back. I couldn't walk, ... read more

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mrsa help
Posted by annette
Last Reply October 13, 2012 at 22:08
Started October 13, 2012 at 22:08
hi i was diagnosed with mrsa after i had an abcess removed and drained 3 months ago. i had to use an antibacterial wash and put cream in my nose. the virus is in my wound and they now say it might go when it heals, or it might not.what will happen if it dose,nt, and that they cant treatment for any infections i might get, why not ,does any one know? im also an insulin dependant diabetic and aged 46.

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MRSA on Cervix
Posted by LD
Last Reply October 7, 2012 at 22:09
Started July 13, 2011
I was just diagnosed today with a MRSA infection on my cervix. I am being treated with Tetracycline for 7 days. It was found quite by accident, and my doctor was at a loss for words, as she had never seen MRSA on the cervix before. I don't even know where to begin with questions - how serious is this? Can I transmit it to my kids? Am I on the right medication? I have no real symptoms, except some abdominal pain which prompted the doctor's visit. Does that mean it was caught early? Has anyone had it on their cervix before????? thanks so much for the help. I am exhausted from worrying.

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what are you after risks of mrsa
Posted by jon
Last Reply October 7, 2012 at 22:08
Started September 29, 2012 at 01:54
i am 29 had my 1st Abscess 3 monthes ago and its almost healed now. it had alote of fulid and was really really red .what are my risk now? it healed fast,they put me on antibiotics fast.they say now iam a carrier.
and they say i am fine now they never tested any more .what doesw thls open me to

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Do I have it?
Posted by Madeline
Last Reply September 20, 2012 at 01:05
Started December 28, 2006
1) I'm not sick, no fever, have had flu like symtoms occasionally. 2) Have had continuous boil outbreaks since September 06. As soon as one heals, another pops up. 3) Boils have been on my buttocks, my underarm (with a noxious odor and constant bleeding) and the last 3 have appeared on my neck. From what I've read, it sure SOUNDS like MRSA but I hate going to the doctor and suggesting to him what I have. I have an unused prescription for Cleocin and thought I'd take that first to see what happens. Can you have MRSA and not be sick? I don't remember any cuts, etc., no surgeries. The first one appeared on my buttocks and got severely infected. Boils seem to be genetic in my family and I've had them throughout the years, but nothing like this. HELP!

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steph-epidermidis
Posted by graham woods
Last Reply August 26, 2012
Started January 24, 2009 at 20:28
also referred to as nosocomial infection - classified as a strict hospital infection. I know this isnt MRSA but dont know where else to look. Got this from having bone marrow samples taken in UK hospital end December 08 - has anyone else suffered from this following bone marrow extraction. If so how did you get rid of it? How long did it take, etc. etc. Any info gladly appreciated. Thanks for your time.

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sinus
Posted by jg
Last Reply August 26, 2012
Started August 26, 2012
I had Mrsa in my leg. I had 2 surgeries and a months worth of antibiotics. Had mynose cultured after two days off the antibiotic and said negative. Now I have a sinus infection two weeks later? any experience with this?

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CRP level/stiff knee
Posted by Isobel UK
Last Reply August 23, 2012 at 17:22
Started August 23, 2012 at 17:22
Hi I got MRSA in hospital when I had a knee arthroscopy for arthritis treatment. It was just over 2 months ago. I had 6 weeks in hospital then came out on sort of license and when back in when I got kidney disfunction from the antibiotic I was on. Thank God that is all over. I have two questions. My knee looks kind of cricket-ball shaped with swelling and has a very small range of movement. It is almost completely stiff. I'm on crutches and scared I am going to be like this forever. Has anyone had this and got better?
Also does anyone know of your CRP has to go down to zero before the MRSA has gone? Mine is down to 17 last blood test from about 380 when I first got it.

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Almost a year of MRSA
Posted by craig
Last Reply August 21, 2012 at 20:23
Started October 2, 2009
I've never posted here before but have found it extremely useful to hear other peoples stories, of which most are shockingly similar.

Now.. My story.

I went into Sheffield nothern general hospital in November 2008 with an unbearable boil on the back of my thigh. I originally thought it was an insect bite and kept putting it off, but eventually ended up in A&E with an infection the size of a tennis ball; 11cm wide. I ended up on a ward straight away, waiting for surgery. 30 minutes into laying down on my bed in tears, what I can only describe as an angel of a nurse gave me a shot of morphine and within ten minutes the relief was unreal. For the first time in days I was able to sleep, blissfully unaware of the monster growing inside me.

A few days went by, slipping down the pecking order of the operating list, but with no pain at all due to the miracle pain killers, i was content. In fact, the hardest part of this hospital experience now was facing day after day of nil by mou... read more

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help my mom has had mrsa for a year
Posted by konner
Last Reply August 17, 2012 at 19:06
Started May 14, 2011 at 01:26
My mom has had mrsa since last may, and none of
the surgeons can help. One of the surgeons never
wore gloves, and then she got mrsa. Her current
surgeon, dr.mcurdy in norman oklahoma, cant help
either. Does anyone know ANY good surgeons in
oklahoma, that can help?! She had hernia surgery,
and thats where she has it, in her stomach. She still
has another hernia, and needs to get that done. Its
numb and its bulging. Please help, its actually in
the abdominal cavity i dont want to lose my mom
because all the surgeons suck!!

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2 Year old diagnosed
Posted by Kelly
Last Reply August 17, 2012 at 14:47
Started August 17, 2012 at 14:47
Hi,

I have a two year old who had gromits fitted in her ears about a year and a half ago.. in Febraury this year she got an ear infection which she had 4 courses of antibiotics before i changed doctor surgerys and our new doctor tested for MRSA. She had MRSA and psudomonen (not sure how to spell that) in her ear which i was told because the psudomen was left for so long without the right antibiotics its mutated into MRSA. she was thn given antibiotics to clear the MRSA and then another course to clear the psudomonen. this I thought was finally all cleared and baack to normal around May time.

A short while ago my little girl got another ear infection and fearing the worst i went to the drs and demanded every test they would do. It came back negative for MRSA and after two weeks cleared up with two sets of antibiotics.. We then got a phone call a week later asking for her to come in to have a swab of her nose i asked what for but the receptionsit making the call wasnt allowed t... read more

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