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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

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

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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mssa in hip surgery
Posted by concerned daughter
Last Reply July 10, 2012 at 02:02
Started March 24, 2012 at 03:53

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mrsa found in lungs
Posted by nanette whitman
Last Reply July 6, 2012 at 23:16
Started January 6, 2007 at 14:50
i am a desperate girl friend.two weeks ago my boyfriend was a happy health 50 year old man. today he is hanging on to life with a diagonosis, as of yesterday jan.5 2007, with mrsa. it was found in his lungs and a heart valve.

dec.24 2006 we called 911 with sever muscle gave him four shots, two in each arm with prescription for pain meds.then sent us home. no releif from pain dec. 25 2006. dec 26 2006 i call 911 he is setting up on side of bed in a trans like state. he is diagnosised with uroseptsis in cridical condition. hospital treats him for infection but cannot find source of infection.lots of test are performed and doctors are still confused.they get his temperture down, blood pressure down and somewhat stabled with doctors still confuse to the source of infection. jan.2 2007 at 9am he goes into cardiac arrest through out the rest of the morning,afternoon and early evening he is continually being shocked when his heart would go into a flutering rhythum.finally... read more

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Stroke with C-Diff
Posted by Jennifa...
Last Reply June 28, 2012 at 07:17
Started June 11, 2007 at 13:59
Hey! Just to tell you this is definitely the best website I have seen. WEll, my grandmother went in and had surgery on her Carodic Artery. the next day she went back to her rehab center... 2 days after that she had bad diharrea and a high fever... she tested positive for ecoli in her stool and urine.. then they found out and diagnosed her with the c-diff..she's very lathargic...not responding much...all she really does is moan.. now yesterday they said that she had a stroke and most likely that's the best she is going to get... what are the chances that she's going to get better and pull through? shes going to be 75 next month... and I know she's obviously not going to be able to fight this off as easy as a younger healthier person...but should I keep my hopes up? or be ready for the worst?

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MRSA and Hep C
Posted by Laurie
Last Reply June 27, 2012 at 02:04
Started June 5, 2007 at 04:40
Hi, my name is Laurie and I had both MRSA and Hep C., I was wondering if any of you are in the same boat and if so have you or are you going to start an interfuron treatment. I am going to start tx for my Hep C in Aug, and the interfuron pulls my immue system down to zero , so when my immue system is down does that mean that I will have the MRSA present at all times. It doesn't show up on me until my immue system is low now, I can only imagine what it will be like on the Interfuron. Does anyone know anything about this. If so I would love to hear about it. I am going to a Hep C siminar on the 11th of this month to ask question on Hep C. so I will find some things out then, anyone here going thru this too. Laurie

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Posted by Marlen
Last Reply June 23, 2012 at 18:10
Started June 1, 2007
I have been told I have MRSA in sputum. The treatment I have I am having for this is Colomycin thru the nebulizer. I feel very fatigued and breathless. Will this treatment free me from MRSA? Am I a carrier of MRSA or a victim of it?

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What's the diffrence between God & a Doctor ?
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply June 20, 2012 at 16:19
Started June 20, 2012 at 16:19
My Mum being one of them ......

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Posted by kaye
Last Reply June 14, 2012 at 14:43
Started June 14, 2012 at 14:43
my husben got mrsa 4 years ago after back surgery. they didn't not find it till a year later when he had to have surgery again because there was no new bone grouth. at that time we were told that he would have to be on meds his whole life. he had a lot of pain at the time but did not have a fever,any boils or the other things that would warn you that it was mrsa. fast foward to now. the new doctor has taken him off the meds because he didn't find anything saying that it was mrsa. (i will be pulling the records again) he is still in a lot of pain with all over joint pain. does anyone know what the test is called that i should be asking them to do? this doctor can talk around my husben and does! i feel that he is getting the run around because he is in the milatary

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danger of another picc line
Posted by teresa
Last Reply May 31, 2012
Started May 31, 2012
My husband has been back and forth
between hospitals and nursing homes for six
months. He was stage one parkinsons, but
now, due to MRSA contracted in the nursing
home, he is stage three ave may never walk
again. He has had 2 piccolo lines. The first
caused a blood clot and the secmond, which
was after he was declared no longer septic,
had to be removed because it colonized
MRSA on the tip. Now they want to put in
another and I am afraid it will cause
infection in his heart. I am being told it ks
necessary due to the Ph of Zyvox and an
antifungal --top prevent his getting C -def in
his bowels again. Should I allow the nursing
home doctor to order another picc?

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do i have mrsa
Posted by lindsey
Last Reply May 23, 2012 at 11:56
Started May 23, 2012 at 11:56
hello i was just after some advice as since i had my little boy i started breaking out in these lumps mainly under my arms and groin area but do get the odd one in various other places the docs told me it was a cyst and to lose weight etc.. unhappy with his diagnosis i reserched and reserched and discovered a disease called 'Hidradenitis suppurativa' or HS and i put it to another doc who agreed with me ive never had any tests apart from a blood test for autoimune diseases which came back fine but im so worried it could be mrsa if it is would this of come up in my bloods?? or should i go and demand the doctor does a test any help on this would be verry much apreciated. xx

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mrsa boils, cysts
Posted by CARLOS
Last Reply May 23, 2012 at 11:49
Started November 17, 2004 at 15:06
i have been mrsa positive for about 5 months. what a a pain in the ass. literally. Zyvox tabs dry up my boils but they eventually return, usually in about 2 or 3 weeks. The bacteria is becoming immune to the zyvoz! what will i do next?
I have read some cases on this board similar to mine. what happens next? Do the boils increase, does it go in your blood stream, will the abscesses sprout to larger sizes.
please anyone experiencing this type of mrsa please inform me if possible.

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Traveling with Medication
Posted by DaltonFiske
Last Reply May 22, 2012 at 23:54
Started May 22, 2012 at 23:54
I hope everyone is happy and healthy this Memorial Day. Kick back,
and take it easy... or be like me and go through the stress of flying
somewhere for two days, then flying back!

I found this while making some preparations and wanted to share it:

Safe Travels! Happy Memorial Day!

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