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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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Posted by cassie
Last Reply November 13, 2011 at 02:00
Started May 21, 2011 at 13:14
i had back surgery an got mssa had two more surgerys because of it on iv antibiotics for seven months on ancef what are the effects on your body afterwards i am always tired n still have severe back n hip n leg pains .This all started on july 6 2010 after my first surgery.

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Chronic MRSA Sinus infections
Posted by Marin
Last Reply November 4, 2011 at 06:29
Started November 4, 2011 at 06:29
I have been having sinus problems since Aug 2008 after a flight home from Mexico. I now am recovering from my 4th sinus surgery done just 10 weeks ago. I had it done by Dr Roy Casiano from University of Miami. So far I think he did a great job, I haven't breathed this well in 2.5 years. I took Bactrim 3 weeks after this surgery, then Avelox for 2 weeks and Clindamycin for 2 weeks with bactroban sinus rinses mixed with saline in a neilmed bottle. They thought that I would be merely "colonized" after finishing all antibiotics that but the green, sticky/gooey nasal drainage returned right away. I cultured positive for MRSA yesterday and I am devastated. I think this MRSA has been there since my second surgery. I have lived on antibiotics July of 2009 and taken more steroids than I can recall. I started having this problem 3 years ago and averaged surgery every 9 months since the end of 2008. Now I have to choose between taking Zyvox orally 600mg twice a day with Rifampin 300mg twice d... read more

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spread of mrsa
Posted by gratefulmama
Last Reply November 4, 2011 at 02:30
Started October 24, 2011 at 02:59
My father has had MRSA for several years. He has had multiple joint infections and septic arthritis. Vancomycin tanked his kidneys; he started dialysis and had multiple infections at the site of his cathetar. He became vancomycin resistant and now daptomycin resistant. His latest infection was of the left wrist and right shoulder; he was fully septic with no fever and no intital elevation in blood WBC count. The infection has now spread to a previously infected hip and his spine. He has developed an ulcer on his hip - tunneling (?) that is draining. He is developing sores on other parts of his body that are draining - is this a "normal" thing - he is with hospice care as he is resistant to all drugs, on dialysis, completely immobile. This is breaking my heart. Again does it spread from a joint to the skin, is this the beginning of sepsis?

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How safe is my family
Posted by Rose
Last Reply November 2, 2011 at 16:01
Started October 25, 2011 at 23:17
I have a cousin who had MRSA last year & now everytime I talk to him he says he feels it's coming back. Now he has asked to spend Thanksgiving with the family & I have lots of grandbabies who will be there. Do you think I'm over-reacting? I am so afraid for him to come & I don't know how to tell him no. I'm sure he will say it's inactive now, but does that make a difference? How do I know if he's a carrier or not? He has no medical so I'm sure he's not under a doctor's care.

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Recently had brain surgery
Posted by Gerrie
Last Reply October 19, 2011 at 20:50
Started October 12, 2006 at 20:37
Can someone please tell me how I should be keeping my 8 inch incision along my cranial/ skull cleaned after surgery? I had a crainotomy 11 days ago & I was only told not to wash my hair for 2 weeks but more importantly one would have thought one should use something to cleanse the wound area? but I was told nothing and told not to touch the area , obviously.......but what about cleaning the wound? Surely it is not healthy for me to go around with such a large incision un -covered and exposed or is it?

I once was a carrier to MRSA so obviously I am frighten that I can get MRSA in the wound so how do i keep it clean or should I go back to my GP and ask him?

Worry Wart Gerrie also a huge thanks guys to you all for you genuine replies........

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I wanna be mrsa free
Posted by burbankbuddy
Last Reply October 16, 2011 at 21:52
Started October 16, 2011 at 21:52
I've had mrsa for over 5 years.

I've tried many products I've purchased after much research, and can almost pass as being mrsa free.

It seems between this website and another very well known alternative therapy website, that tumeric is one of the main products that most people have success with.

I also know that organic garlic works, because when I walked out of my doctor's office 5 years ago, and had this crap in my mouth, I stopped at W.F. and got some organic garlic and began chewing 3-4 cloves of garlic with each meal, which helped me rid it from my mouth and lips.

I now have a list of about 10 items that are avoid foods and 5 products that are beneficial.

Any info you can post on here that would help me become 100% mrsa free, I would appreciate it. My email address is, if I can post that.

Thanks for any help!

I will keep you all posted what works!

Burbank Buddy

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Posted by Dave
Last Reply October 15, 2011 at 11:45
Started July 1, 2005 at 15:32
Every time there is a story in the press about an mrsa infection that concerns a hospital, why is it the last sentence always states that mandatory infection control training or similar is enforced for all clinical staff.

Surely this must be DRUMMED into them when they are at training college so why do they need to keep being reminded about it, are they a bunch of idiots.

I am an engineer by trade and any basic safety aspects in doing that job were drummed into me in training because if they if they are not adhered to they can be LETHAL not only to yourself but most important to OTHER PEOPLE and believe me they will stay with me for the rest of my life.

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Theatre cleanliness
Posted by Pete
Last Reply October 15, 2011 at 11:35
Started July 29, 2006 at 08:23
I Sympathise with sufferers of this dreaded MRSA bug and have first hand experience in seeing what goes on in theatres and recovery during and after any op.
i maintain equipment used in theatre and i see so many issues regarding picking up this dreaded bug.

I have been to nearly every theatre in nearly every hospital and believe me these places are surgically clean.
I see there working practises first hand and they take nothing to chance. they have there own cleaners, everything, and i mean everything is sterilized or destroyed, and for the orthopaedic operations they use a special pure air system that only passes clean filtered air over the wound and this is maintained regardless of cost.
i would be happy to have any operation from what i see.
the problem must be happening on the wards or something else.
Dont get me wrong, i know so many people pick up mrsa after operations, but if i picked it up i wouldnt be banging on the door of the theatre manager,,,

when you enter ... read more

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Need advice and help
Posted by June
Last Reply October 13, 2011 at 14:18
Started October 13, 2011 at 14:18
Can someone tell me if you have to have a skin irritation to have MRSA, my dad had knee replaced a couple of months ago, back in hospital with extreme pain in leg and back. He shared a room when he had his knee done with a man who had antibiotic resistant mrsa (that is all i really remember) and he has been fighting this for a couple of years. Is this something that could be causing extreme pain for my father. He was doing well getting back to work and now he is unable to move.

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Pregnancy and MRSa
Posted by Melanie
Last Reply October 11, 2011 at 14:17
Started March 17, 2008 at 02:41
Hello, I am a nurse working in a long-term care facility, and am about six months pregnant. There are four residents who have been diagnosed with MRSa on my wing. I am a healthy individual. What are my chances of contracting this bacteria and passing it along to my baby? Chances are, I am colonized with MRSa, as most healthcare workers are. Does this pose a threat to my unborn child? Any advice would be helpful.....

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Possible Cure
Posted by Rhonda
Last Reply October 6, 2011 at 02:03
Started October 6, 2011 at 02:03
Check out this link: According to this article, scientists think they are only 2-3 yrs. away from having a cure. This drug has killed all 50 strains they have experimented with. Hopefully great news ahead.

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Just Diagnosed
Posted by Ari Dennis
Last Reply October 5, 2011 at 21:13
Started September 3, 2005 at 21:53
I was just diagnosed 5 months ago and again 2 days ago. I have shin infections and routine Surgeries to remove the infected abcesses. I am currently taking the anti-biotic called Zyvoxx. My Dr. has informed me that it is the strongest and most effective treatment against MRSA. But then again he refuses to give me I.V. anti-biotics. He claims that Zyvoxx is in some cases better then the I.V. I dont know for sure. However, some of my symptoms include heartburn 24 hours a day, muscle soreness, stiff neck, night sweats, and lithergy, and fever and headaches. My Dr. told me all these are included in the benefits package for this disease.
I dont know how I got it. I do have alot of Tattoo's and used an I.V. drug once,yes,once. I dont have Hep C or lyme and am not HIV or AIDS positive, I know because since first diagnosed I now feel like a pin cushion for the lab. I was just hoping to get some feedback from someone who may have a positive light to share about it. Ive been clean off of dr... read more

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