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Coriander Seed Oil
Posted by David W
Last Reply September 9, 2011 at 19:45
Started September 9, 2011 at 19:45
Has any one tried using this for MRSA?
Recent news articles are reporting that this may be a break through for treating MRSA.



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MRSA causing Costocondritis??
Posted by Barbara
Last Reply August 29, 2011 at 19:42
Started August 29, 2011 at 19:42
I am trying to link my costocondritis and MRSA infections. I am convinced, after trying to fight MRSA causing surface lesions on two different occasions within six months and having a bout of costocondritis after going off the antibiotics each time (first time Septra: had a severe allergic reaction and couldn't finish cycle; second time: Clyndamicin, serious side effects (vomiting, extreme diaherra (sp) and went off before finishing after LPN said "well, your allergy to Clynda is worse than a few skin lesions--shouldn't have listened!)) I asked BOTH drs. (different ones) whether the costocondritis could be related to the MRSA (the lesions are in the same place, right above the sternum, duh!) and they both said no way. Why do we listen to these "experts?" So, here I am with internal pain, lower back pain and severe costocondritis and I'm almost positive it's because the MRSA is still there in my chest, compromising my organs and god knows what else. Do I need to go into sepsis or res... read more

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mrsa after shoulder surg
Posted by bobby gray
Last Reply August 20, 2011 at 22:37
Started August 20, 2011 at 22:37
my wife had rotator cuff repair in 2-2011. since she has had an absess of her affected shoulder(mrsa). then a vgitation on her mitrial valve. We just spent 8 days at UAB. It is now 8-2011 and she is still sick (porta cath infected then PIC line. has had 3 ROUNDs of vanc. last finished 10days ago now fever(102). now she has severe rt. hip pain (had hip REPLACED IN 2000). WHAT AND WHERE are our options? We're a small hosp in alabama. WENEEDHELP from Bobby

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mrsa after shoulder surg
Posted by bobby gray
Last Reply August 20, 2011 at 22:36
Started August 20, 2011 at 22:36
my wife had rotator cuff repair in 2-2011. since she has had an absess of her affected shoulder(mrsa). then a vgitation on her mitrial valve. We just spent 8 days at UAB. It is now 8-2011 and she is still sick (porta cath infected then PIC line. has had 3 ROUNDs of vanc. last finished 10days ago now fever(102). now she has severe rt. hip pain (had hip REPLACED IN 2000). WHAT AND WHERE are our options? We're a small hosp in alabama. WENEEDHELP from Bobby

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perianal absess
Posted by pj
Last Reply August 16, 2011 at 19:57
Started February 23, 2007 at 09:17
my son has had 2 operations and 1 local op for a perianal sinus on bottom of his back he was told he had mrsa a very frightening time the perianal sinus has come back for a 4th time he has had a open wound with blood and smelly gunge coming out of him making him feel sick and very tired he had an appointment last november with a consultant who was more worried why he wasnt working than about his open wound he said my son needed surgery and would b in hospital a few days that was last november he hadnt heard nothing since i phoned hospital and was shocked to be told oh phone back in a week and i will see if the consultant will put him on his waiting list i am worried sick i want to change the consultant or pay to see another one what worries me my son has had this open wound for many months untreated my mother had an absess in her stomach she had district nurses cleaning hers yet my mother died of septacemia i am going out of my mind with worry can someone ad... read more

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HA-MRSA in Bladder. Now Bladder Cancer
Posted by Cheryl B
Last Reply August 8, 2011 at 20:44
Started August 5, 2011 at 23:08
November 2007 after having hernia repair surgery. I was diagnosed with HA-MRSA in my bladder and in my incision. Now almost 4 years later I have been diagnosed with Invasive Bladder Cancer.
Now my question is could MRSA in my bladder have caused my normal body cells to become abnormal cells?

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MRSA cure....confused
Posted by Kurt
Last Reply July 31, 2011 at 23:12
Started July 31, 2011 at 20:40
is there a cure for MRSA?
do you have it for life?


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mrsa and the effects on your body
Posted by barb
Last Reply July 31, 2011
Started October 22, 2005 at 23:51
hello, it has been six months now since i was diagnosed with mrsa after having a c-section and the incision became infected and i ended up having to have additional surgery to get rid of dead tissue and other things. needless to say i spent over a month in the hospital only to find out about mrsa. what i am concerned with is after six months i am still healing and have had reoccurences which then have had to be placed back on antibiotics, and now am feeling tired and my whole body is aching and have not been able to get rid of a headache for almost a month now, also i have started swelling in my legs and feet and also my knees have begun swelling and has become very painful. my question for anyone is if this is a sign of mrsa and the effects on the body and if i should go back to the doctor for yet another culture. also, i have been told this will be with me the rest of my life and could reoccur at anytime. is this true.
hope to hear from someone in the states as this is what seems... read more

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MRSA Support Group/US & Can
Posted by Denise
Last Reply July 30, 2011 at 06:06
Started August 12, 2005 at 03:00
We are trying to start a support group on our side of the ocean like the one you have in the UK. Can those of you who are members of the UK Support Group please give some feedback about why you became members and how it helps? What is the benefit of being a member instead of just posting on the forum?
A membership application is available for download at www.handsofhopegroup.com for anyone who is interested. We will remain affiliated with the UK Support Group.
My brother in law wrote a song for my girls that you can listen to on the site also. It is called , "Don't let em fall through the cracks" by George Clancy. It was written for Emily and Jeanne, but it is for all of us...

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MRSA back again
Posted by Richard Kidd
Last Reply July 25, 2011 at 21:26
Started July 25, 2011 at 21:25
Just over 6 years ago I had a collapsed lung after a heavy fall. I went into the JR in Oxford for a chest drain which didn't work. Then I went for partial decortication(removal of the lining between the lung and the chest wall. After the op they told me that I had MRSA. I had Vancomycin by IV for a few days and then a long course of antibiotics at home. Recovery took a few weeks but all seemd well. 18 months later an abcess appeared on the wound site. It was diagnosed as MRSA and this time it took 6 months and 2 ops to sort out. One exploratory and then a follow up to trace the source of the infection. The wound was left open to heal from the inside this time. Just over 4 years have passed and there is a new abcess on the scar. I have not had the test results yet but I know what to expect.
I looked at activated oxygen last time but that seems to be more effective on skin surface issues. I'm wondering if I should look at Phage treatment or anything else.


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MRSA back again
Posted by Richard Kidd
Last Reply July 25, 2011 at 21:22
Started July 25, 2011 at 21:22
Just over 6 years ago I had a collapsed lung after a heavy fall. I went into the JR in Oxford for a chest drain which didn't work. Then I went for partial decortication(removal of the lining between the lung and the chest wall. After the op they told me that I had MRSA. I had Vancomycin by IV for a few days and then a long course of antibiotics at home. Recovery took a few weeks but all seemd well. 18 months later an abcess appeared on the wound site. It was diagnosed as MRSA and this time it took 6 months and 2 ops to sort out. One exploratory and then a follow up to trace the source of the infection. The wound was left open to heal from the inside this time. Just over 4 years have passed and there is a new abcess on the scar. I have not had the test results yet but I know what to expect.
I looked at activated oxygen last time but that seems to be more effective on skin surface issues. I'm wondering if I should look at Phage treatment or anything else.


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New to all this and scared
Posted by Jo
Last Reply July 23, 2011
Started July 22, 2011 at 11:06
Hi all looking for advice really.
Had a swollen joint and tested high for Rumatoid factor, Dr suggested
a steroid injection to take swelling down, worked for 3 days then
developed red swollen joint but no pain just a tender spot where
needle went in on thumb joint.

6 weeks later swelling never went neither did tender spot at site of
injection for steroid, went to rumatologist who had given the steroid
injection to tell/show him the swelling was much worse and was now red
and hot around the joint he had injected.(prior to injection it was
just swollen not red and hot)

He addmitted me to hospital straight away and started me on 2 weeks IV
flucloxacillin, let me out after 2 weeks with 4 weeks anti biotics to
take at home oraly.
5 days after discharge went to hand doc as had apt already with him,
he said joint needed looking at and he wanted a biopsy, i was admitted
2 days later (yesterday) for biopsy, surgeon told me there was an
infection there (osteomy... read more

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My Mum has MRSA
Posted by tasmin
Last Reply July 19, 2011 at 19:57
Started September 9, 2007
hi ann, i read your post and i nearly cried...we too are going through wittnessing our mum slowly slipping away.


believe it or not my mum went into a southside hospital and within four days had a pressure sore...then 3 weeks after she was released she got a chest infection again, this time she was sent to a northside hospital...4 days later i was told mum had MRSA...but what really sickened me was that the hospital tried to pass the buck, they said she had MRSA when she went in there...but if thats the case then the southside hospital are negilent, because they sent her home with MRSA without telling us.

my mum has alzheimers disease and i have looked after her for 7 years...without her ever getting a pressure sore i might add.

right now my mum is in critical condition in hospital and i have been told that the MRSA is in her lungs as well...so to be honest i dont hold out much hope for her ever coming out of the hospital alive.

i'm going to complain to the minister of ... read more

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MRSA Home tests
Posted by john wray
Last Reply July 17, 2011 at 14:32
Started July 17, 2011 at 14:32
I was thinking of buying a home MRSA test from www.mrsatest.co.uk
I was concerned I may be carrying MRSA and spreading it around as I have been in
hospital recently.

Is this a good idea?

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MRSA - THE VAMPIRE SUPERBUG
Posted by nhsexposed.com
Last Reply July 14, 2011 at 11:49
Started October 31, 2006 at 10:54
MRSA - THE VAMPIRE SUPERBUG
BY TONY LEATHER WITH ADDITIONAL MATERIAL BY JAMES LANDON
Superbugs - bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics - have been the subject of much media attention. Every newspaper in the land has carried stories about MRSA, and its equally deadly cousins VRSA and GISA. The evidence shows that these Hospital Acquired Infections can be combated through basic cleanliness and hygiene, so why is the infection rate is still rising? This article examines the effect of the Superbugs and some simple steps that could help to control it.

Hospitals And Superbugs

Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) is something you would hardly expect in an average hospital ward, yet NHS hospitals are indeed a hotbed for bacteria. Cleanliness and health go hand in hand but standards seem to have deteriorated within NHS hospitals. A shift in resources from the clinical environment to management seems to be the cause of this silent, exponential, multiplication of the "superbu... read more

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How to cope with mrsa.
Posted by Darlene
Last Reply July 14, 2011 at 03:21
Started September 13, 2007 at 06:05
My grand daughter is two and a half and was diagnosed with mrsa. The doctors are not telling us anything. I tend to think that she caught this superbug at daycare. Can someone tell me how to find out if she is a carrier? She has had 2 outbreaks (in a month or so period) and the 1st time she had 2 sores. Both times it was on her legs. Is there something that can be done to avoid getting it again. How does a person know if it is affecting the lungs, bloodstream, etc...? I have been reading alot on the internet but have yet to find anything that I can use as concrete. Will she ever live a "normal" life? I realize that each person affected is different but I have read your forum about mrsa not having lasting effects. So any information would be really helpful and appreciated. Does anyone know what the gestation period for catching it is? Is it different for everyone? Thank you again for your responses in advance, Darlene

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Biopsy found Kerotosis then Impetigo
Posted by Michelle
Last Reply July 8, 2011 at 23:55
Started July 8, 2011 at 17:09
Hi,

I am 30 years of age. I developed this irritating little growth on my skin. Yes, I did what I shouldn't have done and I picked at it. I went to a dermatologist who biopsied it.

The growth is benign. Keratosis. But then the pathologist also found impetigo.

I am not concerned about the benign growth, now I am concerned about the impetigo, I assume, secondary to scratching the growth.

1. How can a biopsy show impetigo on a tissue?
2. Can the pathologist confirm what kind of bacteria is causing the impetigo?

My concern is I have MRSA Impetigo. Is that possible? Would the pathologist be able to rule that out while looking at the specimen if he can already see the impetigo under the microscope?

Thanks.


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Surgery's Dirty Secrets
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply July 5, 2011
Started July 5, 2011
If anybody missed this .......


http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b012b0v5/Panorama_Surgerys_Dirty_Secrets/

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health and safety at work and mrsa
Posted by gordon downing
Last Reply July 1, 2011 at 17:55
Started April 5, 2005 at 09:51
i am the unison health and safety officer for shetland health branch of unison, i have just started my h&s 3 course. part of the course work is a project, i have decided to cover mrsa, and the risk involved to patients and staff. and help/information would be greatly appreciated. many thanks. gordon downing.

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Newly diagnosed with MRSA
Posted by Tiffany
Last Reply June 30, 2011 at 09:45
Started June 30, 2011 at 09:45
It seems unbelievably surreal that I was diagnosed with MRSA. Im petrified. I contracted it from a hospital after a very long awaited tummy tuck. I was immediately admitted to my PCP's hospital after my PS telling me I was fine, (through medical staff and not actually seeing me himself). I developed cellulitis in the incision and was hospitalized for 3 days on vancomycin and sent home with doxyxcylin. I dont like the side effects and I am getting pain in my lower back, Im not sure if I should go back to the hospital as of now becasue it seems to feel like a revolving door.. Unsure what to do.. Help!!

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