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MRSE- from THR
Posted by Cindi
Last Reply March 10, 2012
Started March 8, 2012 at 05:11
My husband had a THR on 1/9/2012. Within 2 hours developed high fever.
Surgery su
It developed a seroma that tested positive for MRSE. 1/27/2012 his prosthesis was
removed and antibiotic spacer was put in. He has been put on IV vancomycin for
6 weeks thru a PIcc line. His numbers has been fluctuating up and down. The
orthopedist wants to break for 2 weeks and then go back to surgery to have a hip
I have questions about the accuracy of these tests. Can the MRSE become

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re-occuring MRSA boils on skin
Posted by nate paint
Last Reply February 28, 2012 at 20:00
Started February 28, 2012 at 20:00
I am a 30 year old male having re-occuring infection of mrsa under my skin near my calves/ thighs. it starts out as an ingrown hair or pimple, then half the time becomes infected and inflamed leading to the growth of the staff boil. i tame it with a round of bactrim and the boils go away until a few weeks later and theres another one starting. They leave huge scars and without the bactrim i fear they will eat all the muscles in my legs out from under me, so to speak. will this ever go away completely and am i going about this the right way. I have a very little income and no insurance.the bactrim comes from my mother, so to sum up, what should i expect down the road when the antibiotic stops working.

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Posted by marlyn carter
Last Reply February 27, 2012 at 16:18
Started February 27, 2012 at 16:18
my son has had mrsa for 2 years now after going into hospitel, i got him clear after putting a cup of bleach in the barth water rincing with warm water, he went back into hospitel for a opperation and has now got it again will it go to his bones

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Life without a hip
Posted by Phil
Last Reply February 23, 2012 at 18:05
Started February 23, 2012 at 18:05
After a hip replacement I contracted MRSA and flesh eating bacteria. The hip was removed. I have been told there is a possibility I may have to live without a hip. I would love feedback on what quality of life to expect.

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Chest wound re-opened after 7 years
Posted by Lindsey
Last Reply February 23, 2012 at 08:22
Started August 11, 2010 at 21:14
My mother had a heart bypass 8 years ago and contracted MRSA. She went through absolute horific months ahead being cut open again on several ocassions. After approximately 2 years, the wound healed. Over the last couple of weeks she has had pain in her chest and been to the doctors a couple of times, only to be given pain killers and sleeping tablets. 2 days ago, her scar opened again and she had a swab taken. She has been to the doctos today to be told that her MRSA has returned and she has to see a consultant. She is obviously at her wits end and is thinking about the worst possible outcome. Has anybody experienced this and how has it been treated.

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Posted by Carol
Last Reply February 23, 2012 at 07:58
Started September 29, 2011 at 16:54
After being on different antibiotics for infections I developed C-Diff and after one round of medication did not work I was put on Vancocin for ten days. Five days into the medication I have developed severe pain in my hip & knee joints in my right leg and pain and swelling in my hands and wrists. The pain is so severe it wakes me up at night. It is hard to grip anything or even type this. I am praying it is just from the vancocin, but yet I can not stop taking it as this is sort of a last resort to get rid of the C-diff which rates right up there with MRSA. The doctor is running tests for RA and other viruses that may be the culprit. If anyone has any suggestions I could really use the help, I am about to go nuts just from the pain. I had five children without any type of medication etc. and what ever is going on now is awful. Having my children was a piece of cake compared to this. I am only 42- Please help.

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Posted by melanie
Last Reply February 22, 2012 at 04:37
Started February 13, 2012 at 16:22
ive heard garlic is real good for mrsa in bathing and putting it on the spot is this true and if not can u please tell me something that can help i get it at least onced a month and if i take alot of pills i get rid of it just for it to come back i want something i can take to keep it out of my system

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Posted by lynn rivera
Last Reply February 22, 2012 at 03:26
Started February 22, 2012 at 03:26
I have psuedemona putida and staph in sinuses since december after nose job and septum surgery. Tremendous pain in sinuses and horrible headache, been on picc line iv antibiotics for 3 weeks and feel horrible. First picc hit a nerve and ended up with blood clots, now on coumadin too. Second picc hurts all the time. Desperate to try oral antibiotic and get rid fo the pic line. I tried cipro and levofluxic before iv therapy and they did not work. Have heard good things about zyvox, does anybody know if it works? email at

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MRSA on death certificates
Posted by Tim Cheatle
Last Reply February 21, 2012 at 18:35
Started March 2, 2007 at 13:10
Hi Everyone,
Well my Sister & I have completed the complaints process and now have completed the Legal process.
I guess you could say we have learnt alot and one thing we can assure anyone interested in wanting Justice is you cannot get any!We can say absolutely that the Healthcare Commission,The Parliamentary Ombudsman and the Crown Prosecution Service are totally bias-this is not a conspiracy theory but fact!
I can also tell you that the CPS have quoted to us in writing that "the law is silent" in regard to putting MRSA on a death certificate according to the 1861 Forgery Law!The CPS have also quoted to us in writing that "there is no legal requirement for a doctor to put the organism which causes pneumonia on a death certificate".The CPS also clearly say "There is no criminal law which says this information must be included.Therefore it is not an offence not to include it."These quotes all come from the letter dated 28th February 2007 from and signed by ... read more

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dad's mrsa knee
Posted by leslie
Last Reply February 20, 2012 at 16:39
Started February 20, 2012 at 16:39
My father is having his 3rd surgery today taking out the hardware from his knee
replacement and putting in a spacer. We are told that 6 weeks of IV antibiotics will
follow and then he has an 85% chance that the MRSA will be gone. The doctor states
that he will then do the knee replacement again. Is there anything we can do to make
sure the MRSA goes away and stays away?

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MRSA affecting kidneys
Posted by Tracey
Last Reply February 17, 2012 at 12:50
Started February 17, 2012 at 12:50
My father in law contracted MRSA following heart surgery around 5 years
ago. A year ago he was diagnosed with prostate cancer- now in remission.
Since then he has had kidney/urine infection after infection and treated
with different antibiotics over the last 6 mnths. A recent blood test
diagnosed MRSA in his blood stream, affecting his kidneys. He has been
unwell for over a yr now. His gp has told him he has to wait 2 wks
before they can decide on a course of action. We feel let down by the
GP, should we be insisting on a hospital admission/urgent course of

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Could it be MRSA?
Posted by MALLYMOO
Last Reply February 10, 2012 at 14:58
Started February 10, 2012 at 14:58
I desperately need some advice. My 79 year old father fell and broke his hip mid
dec last year and underwent a partial hip replacement. He was discharged from
hospital and then ended back in there a week later due to the wound not healing
and leaking.
He has now been in hospital almost 7 weeks, all our questions about what the
problem is or the infection is has fallen on deaf ears with the hospital staff. He has
been opened up and they have flushed the wound again and its still not healing. All
this time they have been pumping him full of antibiotics. He was told by one of the
nurses (not consultants) that he now has to have a full hip replacement in 3 days
We have pushed really hard with the nursing staff but they just pass the buck and
no one will tell us what the infection or problem is... what do i do? Could it be
best wishes and thank you for any advice in advance

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Mrsa after effects
Posted by Mr Derek Cobbing CLJ
Last Reply February 1, 2012 at 18:25
Started April 14, 2005 at 10:49
I was admitted to hospital with a chest infection in Feb 2004 and discharged 2 weeks later within a couple of days i was re-admitted and found to be suffering from MRSA I was then discharged again after 2 weeks

for the next few months I felt really ill I ached and itched all over and kept coming out in a rash the doctors said it was nothing to do with the MRSA bug and tried to get me to take tablets for my nerves
in October 2004 after more tests I was re-admitted to hospital after it was found that I was still infected with the MRSA bug

I was given the all clear after three more weeks in isolation.

I am still suffering from all the above symptoms and seem to be getting the run around from the docters.

My point to this email is to find out if others like me are finding long term after effects and if so is a cover up going on

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Someone's Mother
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply January 30, 2012 at 23:23
Started February 6, 2010 at 17:27
A Poem found among the possessions of an old lady who died in a geriatric ward of a hospital in Scotland.......copied from mrsa and families network website .

What do you see, nurses, what do you see,
what are you thinking when you're looking at me?
A crabby old woman, not very wise, uncertain of habit, with faraway eyes.
Who dribbles her food and makes no reply
when you say in a loud voice, "I do wish you'd try!"
Who seems not to notice the things that you do,
and forever is losing a stocking or shoe.
Who, resisting or not, lets you do as you will
with bathing and feeding, the long day to fill

Is that what you're thinking? Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse; you're not looking at me.
Ill tell you who I am as I sit here so Still,
as I use at your bidding, as I eat at your will.
I'm a small child of ten with a father and mother, brothers and sisters,
who love one another.

A young girl of sixteen, with wings on her feet,
dreaming that so... read more

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Posted by RosieKV
Last Reply January 29, 2012 at 23:23
Started January 15, 2009 at 14:16
An update on my post from a couple of weeks ago. My 20yr old daughter has just been told that her first outbreak of MRSA (an abscess on her chin) was the PVL strain.

I am shocked as this was 15 months ago and no one mentioned this at the time. In fact, she was discharged from the hospital at that time with flucloxacillin and was not recalled to receive the appropriate antibiotics.

Does anyone have any info on PVL and if it is treatable??



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Still Have Lump
Posted by Robert A
Last Reply January 29, 2012 at 09:37
Started January 29, 2012 at 09:37

I developed a carbuncle (multiple boils) in my leg about 11 days ago. The Dr. started me on Clindamycin 3x a day. I am on day 10 now but I have developed a small rash on my elbows and other parts of the body. The boils is not draining but it is still hard. The Dr. seems to think it will not drain anymore. My Dr. said the lump is just blood and swelling. (Has anyone heard of this?)

My question is since I still have a golf ball size lump in my leg does it mean I still have MRSA? I don't want to take the med's if they are going to give me more of a rash, but I also do not want to stop taking them if their is a lump or MRSA present.


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MRSA attention seekers
Posted by chelsea
Last Reply January 28, 2012 at 15:36
Started January 18, 2012 at 03:04
I thought that a forum like this would be practical support and shared experiences that would help one another..
If everyone has such an awful doctor then take yourself to a&e and don't move til someone sees you! This is a serious infection, not an excuse to cry out for help.. You must get a grip if this is how you're treating it.
I am absolutely certain that no matter how rubbish your gp, or whoever you're referred to is, that they are not going to "fob you off".
You must face facts that this is something that possibly cannot be cured, and it may be something that you have to live with. As I said, it is extremely serious and can kill you, and others that you may be spreading it to, so what doctor is not going to take you seriously!? Obvs they don't want it spreading!

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PVL Mrsa
Posted by SR
Last Reply January 28, 2012 at 13:25
Started January 28, 2012 at 13:25
Hi. I have just been diagonsed with PVL-Mrsa. Does anyone here have
any experience of this? Thanks. SR xx

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Finding a Solicitor to sue NHS
Posted by Gaynor
Last Reply January 18, 2012 at 16:36
Started January 19, 2006 at 09:34
Hello All. I had had MRSA 7 Times. Truely 7 Times since 2000. I have proof of negligence against the hospital but I cannot find a Solicitor to sue them for getting the infections. I didnt cause these infections,the dirt and nurses caused it. I read of other people getting the NHS into court for MRSA compensation. I have had to spend many monther in hospital just fighting the MRSA without having to recover from the operation. I am due more surgery in April 06 and I'm terrified that I will get MRSA again. I have tried washing my self with Aquasept before going into surgery, it didn't help, I still got it. The first attackk was in 2000 and my last one was in Nov 05. Does annyone know a good legal aid solicitor who could help me. Someone has to do something, our local southwest hospital is getting away with everything as the solicitors down here say that they can no longer sue for MRSA infections. If you need to know more of each operation and the MRSA that followed, please reply, other... read more

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Hospital discharge
Posted by Sophie
Last Reply January 16, 2012 at 05:21
Started December 29, 2011 at 15:56
If you discharge yourself from hospital can they refuse to treat you ?

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