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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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MRSA & Breastfeeding
Posted by Denise
Last Reply August 13, 2012 at 08:13
Started July 28, 2007 at 16:01
I recently gave birth to premature twins and wanted to breastfeed. The babies (in NICU) were too young to suckle, so I pumped breastmilk as best I could. When the babies were 10 days old, they became very sick. The hospital cultured MRSA in their blood and also in my breast milk. The babies were treated with IV antibiotics and soon recovered. The NICU doctors said I was "colonized" rather than "infected" and seemed to indicate that I would be able to breastfeed once the babies were strong enough to leave NICU. I went to my primary care doctor who prescribed a 2+ week course of an antibiotic (Doxycycline) because he thought even if I was just colonized, I needed to be treated (this with the expectation that I would be able to breastfeed afterward), and I spent about 3 weeks "pumping and dumping" (with ever decreasing milk supply) on the assumption that I would be breastfeeding once I finished the antibiotic. However, at the end of that time, I learned that even with the antibiot... read more

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Photos of MRSA
Posted by Jordan
Last Reply August 12, 2012 at 22:51
Started August 12, 2012 at 22:51
I read recently that there are photos on here (the home page) of how MRSA presents in different sufferers. But I can't find them.

Where are the photos?

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Mom, MRSA, and tunneling
Posted by Angela
Last Reply August 11, 2012 at 06:48
Started February 24, 2011 at 21:28
My mom had MRSA 5 years ago (hysterectomy), she received this from an OB/GYN who was in a hurry to get to the airport and didn't allow the hospital staff to properly clean the room - but what can you do. She was in remission for 5 years and then she had to have her gall bladder out in Sept. I guess it was just waiting for its chance to come back because she has been fighting the infection since then. She's also had Morganella and some other bacteria in addition to. They seem to like taking turns. Anyway I've been taking care of her and everything seemed like it was doing ok - she'd had 3 IND after her initial surgery. The last IND was with a really great surgeon - who cleaned up her MRSA 5 years ago after that obgyn's mistake. We went back and the tunnels he opened up and cleaned up healed no problem. She had about another 4 weeks to go and she would have a protective covering over everything, but there was this one tunnel that wasn't healing. The surgeon didn't do an IND during th... read more

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MRSA in throat/stool?
Posted by BK
Last Reply August 3, 2012 at 23:25
Started August 3, 2012 at 23:25
After several false tries at diagnosing my husbands extreme sore throat by a PA, an NP and an MD, we finally got a doctor to culture his throat. The result showed MRSA....heavy growth. He was prescribed Bactrim. Now, after all the wrong medications and 1 dose of Bactrim, he has diarrhea. Will he have MRSA in his stool also? Do we need to get a stool culture? We read the lab report and it didn't mention colonization or infection. It was a 48 hour culture. Was this test definitive enough?


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Staph/MRSA
Posted by Ray
Last Reply July 30, 2012 at 23:19
Started July 23, 2012 at 06:59
I was diagnosed in March when an abscess grew in my groin area and I had to have it drained. In May, a boil developed in the area of my buttocks and I was prescribed clindamycin Phosphate. I have occasional outbreaks on my buttocks and elbows. My nose itches, and my face has a tingling feeling to it. If I shave with a razor, I have redness beneath my skin. I don't think many doctors have knowledge about this bacteria. I am actively looking into naturopathic medicine including Manuka honey and Tea tree oil. I am worried, but I am glad I have found this support forum to share experiences and exchange information. My question is does the bacteria attack those with weak immune systems, and if so, could the bacteria be fought by strengthening the immune system. In other words, is this an equal opportunity bacteria that can attack anyone?

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Is sever e itching a common sign of MRSA?
Posted by wprroed
Last Reply July 27, 2012 at 19:45
Started July 27, 2012 at 19:45
I had itching in my nose and eyes before the first otherwise noticeable symptoms of MRSA. It became serious; later I was itching beyond endurance everywhere.

The very first dr I consulted for this told me there is nothing that causes itching in the nose. Ironic/moronic is it not as MRSA lives in the nose? Shouldn't that have been a maojor clue to a medical expert?

Did others of you have problems with itching?

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Which kind of probiotics is best?
Posted by worried
Last Reply July 25, 2012
Started July 25, 2012
What probiotic is best?

How many billions flora, types, brands, etc.

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Is MRSA contagious?
Posted by Terrified and hopeless
Last Reply July 24, 2012 at 20:25
Started July 14, 2012 at 23:47
I cannot find a definitive answer to this question. Sure can't get one from the medical
"experts."

Doctors have told me yes, no, and not to worry about it.

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Posirive for MRSA
Posted by Danielle
Last Reply July 23, 2012 at 04:08
Started July 3, 2012 at 05:19
I was cultured positive for MRSA and it turns out a few sores on my back and
chest are MRSA infected according to my doctor.

I also just had abdominal surgery...

So I'm wondering what's the chance my surgical site can get infected with MRSA
and also is it possible for skin MRSA to get into the lungs...? I've been have chest
tightness since my abdominal surgery - may be due to the general anesthesia? Or
the MRSA... I also feel like there's a sore inside my mouth at the roof towards the
back.... Can MRSA be located there?

Right now I've been given a surgical body wash to use, antibiotics and antibiotic
cream. Hopefully that all clears it up.

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Phage Therapy
Posted by Rob B
Last Reply July 18, 2012 at 02:04
Started July 14, 2012 at 10:02
I am a MRSA sufferer am I have spent sleepless nights researching this HELL.I
have discovered resently that Natropathic Doctors in the state of Washington are
able to administer treatments that are used through out the world and one of
these treatments include Phage Therapy. Research Phage Therapy and you will
see why this is such a great hope to the treatment of MRSA and other bacterial
infections. The FDA has draged their feet too long and big pharma is having a
hard time to figure out how to make money off Phage Therapy because
biophages appear naturally in our environment. So while many people suffer and
die due to the filth and greed there are people out there that are fighting to find a
way and an alternative to antibiotics. Do your research and let me know if I can be
of any help pointing you in the right direction. At this point I am still in the stages
of gathering information as to where to get treatment. I have a few contacts that I
have sought out... read more

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Do you know of other MRSA forums?
Posted by terrified and hopeless
Last Reply July 17, 2012 at 21:03
Started July 17, 2012 at 21:03
Is there a list of, or do you know of, other good MRSA forums?

Thank you.

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Obligation to notify of MRSA
Posted by Sally Dreckmann
Last Reply July 15, 2012 at 07:44
Started October 26, 2005 at 21:48
My 2 year old son has had a cold and cough for weeks and at the week end he developed a stye in his eye. This got infected overnight and he woke up and couldn't even open his eye this morning. The GP told us to go to A&E as it was so swollen and got so bad so quick.
When the ward admitted him they put him in an isolation room 'because of the positive MRSA swab he had when he was admitted to the same hospital age 6 days' (July 2003). This admission was because after a feed he was asleep and vomitted all this yellow mucus and sick which blocked his airways and he couldn't breathe. The swab was from his nose.
I have not yet been able to talk to a doctor who can give any answers but does anyone know firstly how a 6 day old baby could have MRSA in his nose - could we have given it to him? Secondly and more importantly, does a hospital have to notify us of this MRSA because they didn't - we'd have remembered.


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Solicitors from hell
Posted by jennyr
Last Reply July 14, 2012 at 09:44
Started March 30, 2008 at 13:21
http://www.solicitorsfromhell.co.uk

If you have tried to access some kind of justice for your or your relatives pain and suffering and have been let down by the legal system, the above is a site where you can have a rant. You are entitled to freedom of speech under the Human Rights act.

Equally, if you are considering using the legal system to gain some kind of redress (good luck you will need it believe me....!) you might want to check out the solicitors listed to know who to avoid.

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