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bladder mrsa contagious?
Posted by myelinman
Last Reply February 25, 2013 at 16:30
Started November 22, 2009
anyone know if bladder mrsa is contagious? it is confined to bladder but wonder if someone else can catch? thanks, ive researched on net and cant find a yes or no.

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Lang may yir lum reek
Posted by Linda Mccafferty
Last Reply February 4, 2013 at 16:51
Started December 31, 2012 at 22:59
Happy New Year everybody X

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MRSA USA checking in
Posted by Carrie Perez
Last Reply February 3, 2013 at 04:29
Started February 3, 2013 at 04:28
Hello to Brain & friends in the UK,

This is Carrie Perez of the USA site,
Just wanted to say that you all have a great resource and advantage on your side of the pond because the makers of Allimed are on YOUR turf. That is what I used to heal and now I do sell it here in the USA but even at my cost is does get expensive. But it is definitely more affordable for you in the U.K. and well worth it.... just contact Norman Bennett at Allicin Intl. (Rye, Sussex).

Cleaning is only 10% of the MRSA war. The real battle is reducing antibiotic use and healing your immune system with clean foods and safe supplements. It is an uphill journey but worth the effort. You are not alone in this fight... be hopeful and keep up the hard work. May God bless and keep you!

Carrie Perez (USA)

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Running out of time
Posted by Denise
Last Reply January 27, 2013 at 22:17
Started January 16, 2013 at 20:43
my dad has been in hospital on and off for the last eight months with mssa which is in a stent in his stomache. We have now been told that they have run out of treatments for him and that he should be allowed to die. We are watching him waste away and do not know what to do. Please help

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Cartilage damage
Posted by mikejamesjhm
Last Reply January 18, 2013 at 10:38
Started January 18, 2013 at 10:38
There is a lot of pain in my joints. after visiting the doctor he said that the cartilage has been damaged. Its paining day by day can anyone say what helps in rebuilding the cartilage?

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Glucosamine:Helpful or not?
Posted by mikejamesjhm
Last Reply January 15, 2013 at 09:00
Started January 15, 2013 at 09:00
Does Glucosamine helps in reducing the pain for the people with Arthritis?

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Psoriasis causes?
Posted by leo josh
Last Reply January 12, 2013 at 08:42
Started January 3, 2013 at 09:46
Hello friends, My friend is experiencing psoriasis from yesterday. We
ran to doctor and he gave few medication. If anyone knows any good
medicine or treatment then please share


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can he sleep anymore??
Posted by linda
Last Reply December 24, 2012 at 01:43
Started November 14, 2012 at 16:45
My son, age 39, has repeatedly had mrsa along with his 5 year old daughter. The level of fatigue that he is experiencing now is unbelievable! He just went to work at 8:30 a.m. and had to come home from a meeting because he was falling asleep. This is an ongoing problem that is affecting his marriage, children and his general well-being. There have been countless doctors seen to get some insight on how he and his family can be helped but to no avail. Does anyone have any good suggestions about who to contact so they can get on a path of recovery? Help!!!!!

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What to do to stop the itching?
Posted by Carl
Last Reply December 24, 2012 at 01:41
Started November 26, 2012 at 04:14
I have MRSA. The lesions on my back and arms itch so much. I believe these lesions might clear up if I could stop scratching. The Dr. at the VA has me taking several different prescriptions. None of them work. I wake up with bed sheets covered with blood and the lesions never heal. I get a new soar almost every day. I'm soaking in a hot tub of bleach water as prescribed by the VA dermatologist and still no relief.

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mrsa carrier
Posted by sue
Last Reply December 24, 2012 at 01:39
Started December 6, 2012 at 19:19
my husband had major surgery end of september this year. My father has just tested positive for MRSA (is using the wash etc). Do we need to take any precautions for my husband before he has contact with my father?

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Posted by Doreen
Last Reply December 21, 2012 at 22:44
Started December 2, 2012 at 03:12
My husband has had surgery to his leg and was discharged from hospital three weeks ago.He has a large wound which is just not healing.Nurses are coming in every day to change the dressings ...sometimes twice a day.His leg is very swollen and red, and he is in a lot of pain. In the last couple of days I have been extremely worried about the changes to his whole personality. He is constantly drowsy, confused and showing definite signs of memory loss. Tonight, there were two occasions when his speech was slurred, and his balance wobbly.Please advise me because I am worried that he may have MRSA

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Posted by Carl
Last Reply December 21, 2012 at 22:28
Started November 30, 2012 at 17:55
The dermatologist at the VA hospital suggested that I soak in hot bleach water, to help relieve the MRSA lesions. This is not working. Does this work for anyone else. The VA has prescribed Minocycline Hydrochloride two 50mg twice each day, Mupirocin Ointment USP 2%, and Fluocinonide Cream USP 0.05%. I have stoped getting refills on the two creams. Mupirocin burns and increases the itching, and the other cream has no effect. I have used everything the doctor prescribes for years now, and nothing is working. Does anyone have a suggestion.

Also, I've lost 70 lbs this past year. Some of my meds. say that weight loss is a side effect. People say I'm looking good. My response to the complement yesterday was "death becomes me". Should I be concerned about the weight loss. Is weight loss caused by MRSA.

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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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Posted by MARGARET
Last Reply November 23, 2012 at 10:21
Started March 17, 2005 at 16:33

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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...

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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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