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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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Recurent community aquired MRSA...
Posted by lee
Last Reply January 16, 2012
Started August 1, 2011 at 22:21
Hi All,

So this is the fourth time I've been admitted to hospital for a MRSA boil. Starts off like a pimple and then Kaboom, within a couple of days its out of control. I'm wondering if it stays in my blood stream, or, do I become recolonized and reinfected from the outside?
I have also noticed some recurent "signs" before hand. Itching, headaches, constipation, I wonder does anyone else get the same thing before an outbreak? I've had this for around 9mths now and been all clear for seven months and just got another infection? I'm actually wondering whether the issue is on the inside, like reduced immunity or something, then the MRSA just takes hold of me.
I'm just getting fobbed off by the docs.. they just think I'm unlucky. I'm not unclean, I eat healthily, I excersise regulary so I cant quite understand it.
I just wondered whether there was anyone out there with similar experience?

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Posted by jane
Last Reply January 12, 2012 at 18:34
Started May 1, 2008 at 11:55
Hi i was wondering if anyone knows any information on how to deal with someone and the precautions to take when dealing with someone who has MRSA of the Throat?

i cannot find much information on this and hope someone can help..


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Posted by lisa
Last Reply January 12, 2012 at 14:06
Started January 6, 2012 at 23:26
Hi Just wondering if anyone can help? My husband went in hospital on new years day with chest pains he was swobbed for mrsa. Today a doctor telephoned him to say he has mrsa and there is nothing they can do till monday. I am really worried as i have four children all with some kind of little open wound can someone tell how bad this actually is as information on the internet is freaking me out. Thank Lisa

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can mrsa reactivate after two years?
Posted by simone
Last Reply January 9, 2012 at 01:59
Started January 9, 2012 at 01:59
Nearly two years ago I had
surgery to remove a part of my
lung that was cysted and kept
collapsing... Surgery was a
success and I was sent home five
days latter, I became very sick
with high temps vomiting and
lots of pain four days latter I was
readmitted to treat a Mrsa
infection with vancomicin
through iv treatment... I was
lucky and my body responded
and I was discharged nine days
latter with three months worth of
clindamicin. I have been week
since until now... My question is
can Mrsa stay dormant for two
years and then come back? I am
having pain in the same area and
feel quite ill, tired and really

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surviving mrsa after 1 year
Posted by don denver
Last Reply January 8, 2012
Started March 16, 2008 at 05:19
Hello All,
I thought I would take the time to tell my story of survivng mrsa.I was bed ridden for 3 months and was in a coma for 3 weeks in ICU while on a life support. Doctors do not know how I contracted the mrsa .As a result I loss the use of all motor skills for sometime,learning how to walk,eat and I did not even ave the energy to sit up in bed with out having to pass out only a few minutes of sitting up.this has been a life altering experience for me.
I have been athletis all my life volley ball,tennis,snow ski,water ski,horseback riding,jetskiing well you get the picture. Now is very different I have a deminised sensation in my knees,meaning I acn not feel the ground due to a numbing sensation similar to your leg going to sleep just before it starts to I must take small steps as not to fall from my knees bucking out from under me.
I can no longer run or do any sports for the extememe muscle weakness in lower body. My muscles involuntarily cramp and... read more

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MRSA Cure (Garlic)
Posted by Matt
Last Reply January 2, 2012 at 19:47
Started January 2, 2012 at 19:47
Crush some garlic cloves up (Unwrap the cloves from the 50 shells they

Crush up a good 6-10 in a big bowl, using anything that will help.
add half a cup of water.
crush up and stir for about 15 minutes.
apply the paste for 15 minutes - wipe it off, wait 10 minutes and do it

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