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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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Merry Christmas
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply January 2, 2012 at 16:16
Started December 23, 2011 at 23:51
Merry Christmas everyone , special thought's at this time for Alwyn , Elizabeth & Graham , i wish good health to you's all for 2012 .

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Inhaling MRSA
Posted by Montana
Last Reply December 8, 2011 at 19:42
Started December 6, 2011 at 13:06
Ok, I am terrified. I was doing an experiment that required MRSA a while ago. On
my work table, I left the agar plates with MRSA and put a sign on the wall in front
my table saying, "Do not touch!" As I left the lab to go take a piss, my best friend,
Mandy, arrived to fetch me (since we had other plans for the day). She went in the
lab while I wasn't there, opened the cover of the petri dish, curious of knowing
what's inside. It had a smell because the agar also had cultured fungi so... SHE
SNIFFED IT! I came in and saw her nose an inch from the petri dish and I
screamed. Apparently, she didn't notice my sign and, according to her, was
because I wrote it in pen and not a marker. I had to tell her to cancel our plans
and go consult a doctor and ask for a prescription of vancomycin. I wanted to go
with her, but tomorrow's the deadline of this project.

I am quite teary-eyed right now as I type this. Right now, I'm still in the lab and
extremely worried about my... read more

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How to treat MRSA?
Posted by Kat
Last Reply December 6, 2011 at 23:48
Started December 6, 2011 at 23:48
My nearly 3 years old son had an itchy ear about 2 weeks ago and he was complaining it was painful and day after that while I was thinking to take him to see his doctor, he had scratched his ear so much he actually had a blood coming out his ear. I immediately took him to see the doctor. They took a sweep and were immediately informed that he has MRSA!! I have never heard of this bacteria infection before and have not been in hospitals or have not been in contact with anyone who has been in a hospital or even diagnosed with this. I am really terrified. My son is now on antibiotics for 7 days and we have been provided with nasal cream and bacterial daily was for myself, my husband and of course my son. I have not noticed any boils or pimples on my sons body, but he does occasionally get minor heat based rashes around his back/face. Other than that he is himself not complaining about anything. I have cleaned the whole house changes all our bed sheets/towels etc. How worried do I ... read more

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This disease is testing my will
Posted by Rossthefireman
Last Reply December 6, 2011 at 16:12
Started November 28, 2011 at 02:41
I posted this on another forum, I just need to tell my story and get it off my chest. If you have seen this for a second time, I apologize.

I am new to the group however I have come here for the last couple months to read your stories.
Let me preface and say that I do not have nor have ever had MRSA, however, my two children and wife have had it. Here is our story (the shortened version)
I am a fire captain and trained paramedic. I have been in the fire/ ems business for over fifteen years. I have seen a lot and done alot, but nothing has prepared me for this fight.
Last December 31st, my then 10 month old son developed what looked like a pimple on his forehead right next to his eyebrow. Of course I was at work and my wife sent me a pic via cell phone. His eye was slightly swollen, I shrugged it off since my son had been dealing with all kinds of skin issues since birth. Rashes, unstoppable scratching to the point of bleeding etc.
A couple hours late my wife sent me another p... read more

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MRSA - Other strains resistance
Posted by Xhasenthor
Last Reply December 4, 2011 at 14:58
Started November 23, 2011 at 06:41
If a bactericidal antiseptic could kill MRSA, can it kill other strains of
Staphyloccocus aureus as well?

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Posted by jc
Last Reply December 1, 2011 at 10:47
Started December 1, 2011 at 10:47
step 1: Reach slowly up 15 drops of mms 3x a day during 3 weeks
step 2: Follow the mrsa diet by Shannon Browns book
step 3: take probiotic- Lactobacillus Acidofillus

when you will feel ok, dont quit the diet !! Keep it few
weeks to make sure its not returning...
Now Im at 1/3 and feel definitly a lot better .)
This time I will kill it...
Youre wellcome to write to me:
It will be over, trust it.

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infectious growth on knee replacement
Posted by Kim
Last Reply December 1, 2011 at 10:03
Started November 5, 2011 at 21:46
My mother about 12 years ago had a knee replacement, while in the hospital for the recovery she got staph infection. The knee had to be taken and replaced with a new one.
She has never walked right and it has never felt right, but her recovery took so long she was afraid to say anything and has just dealt with it (she uses a cane to walk).
Two years ago she started getting a bloody boil filled with pus on top of her knee. She has gone to infection doctor for several tests to make sure it is not staph, it isn't. It comes and goes all the time now.
Recently the infection doctor sent her to a fresh doctor right out of Harvard, he opened her knee up, took some samples, x-rays you name it,fund a moldy growth on her replacement and he thinks it was never placed in there right which caused the growth. He wants her to have another replacement or she will always have to live with the bloody boil and numerous doctor visits to make sure she does not have the staph. Should she or shoul... read more

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Posted by John
Last Reply November 27, 2011 at 17:12
Started November 19, 2011
I have dealt with MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
since 2008. Please let's all talk about the terrible Community-
acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) and Hospital-acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA)
infections in Alaska and Juneau. October 1 was World MRSA Survivor
Day. It is all over the Internet and widely discussed everywhere
except Alaska.
We don't want to attack our hospitals, but we want to educate the
community on just how we can help them prevent this very horrific
infection affecting us all. I know it will step on high money toes,
but lives are at stake - for example, all the babies recently infected
at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. We must get our hospitals to
start reporting the danger of MRSA and testing patients before
admitting, so the rate of this life threatening infection will
- John Baker, MRSA survivor and concerned citizen
HI John,
Have you introduced legislation in your state for reporting MRSA
infection rates and mandate scr... read more

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