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Unsterile wound treatment
Posted by Cathie
Last Reply March 10, 2013 at 04:45
Started December 31, 2005 at 10:16
Hi everyone

This posting is one of warning to everyone having wounds attended to by District and Practice nurses, at clinics, walk in centres, etc.

Much of our family including myself (I’m a hospital based nurse) is working in health care in the UK, on coming down to visit a close elderly relation in the West London area near Heathrow. We were so shocked to discover that she had infections in her leg ulcers, the blasé way in which the “health professionals” were treating it and the authorities’ arrogance to what we believe is a scandal, particularly with such widespread wound infections in the community.

We discovered that many of the dressings that the District nurses were using had been sterile once, that they had opened the sterile packs, cut pieces off them to use and stuffed them back in the packs, which were kept in a tesco carrier bag on the dining room floor and were repeatedly cutting more bits off and using them on future visits. Anyone with any common sense would... read more

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MRSA will this ever get better
Posted by Cheri B
Last Reply March 10, 2013 at 04:30
Started November 16, 2012 at 05:30
I had a little bump on the base of my scull in the hair line that looked like a spider bite. Within 3 days it was swollen to the size of a golf ball and we went to the ER. They said they were testing for mRCA and gave IV antibiotics and some pain killers and sent me home with instructions to return in 12 hours for more abs. This happened 3 more times and then they said it wasnt working and I got to spend 11 glorious fun filled days in the hospital. Im doing everything they tell me to with treating this now hole in my neck but its becoming more painful by the day and now its draining yellow is this normal?

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Posted by tania
Last Reply March 10, 2013 at 04:25
Started July 2, 2012 at 17:06
Hi I was told by my doctor that i had mrsa today and she said over the phone i may add
to take a course of tablets and see what happens?i know nothing about the virus all i
know is i have been ill for 4 weeks?can any one help???

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mrsa and tinnitus
Posted by barry
Last Reply March 10, 2013 at 04:01
Started November 17, 2010 at 17:32
Hi, been diagnosed again with nasal infection of mrsa, been going on for 5 years now, classed as a carrier, now i have a state of feeling permanently spaced out plus i have very loud tinnitus, tinnitus started originally 5 months after mrsa but now its so loud, any ideas anybody, plus i''m now using naaseptin again for what good that is

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Posted by Rebecca
Last Reply March 7, 2013 at 09:13
Started July 29, 2007 at 20:06
my husband was diagnosed with MRSA, he underwent 50 days of IV therapy he was getting vancomycin. After his treatment has ended now he complains about headache, nausia, dizzyness, and he's always tired and sore, and he has moodswings now, he never had any of this before, and I can not find anything having to do with the long term effects of MRSA on the body can anyone tell me where to get this info?
Thank You IN advance

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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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