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My 8mo old daughter has MRSA
Posted by Sean
Last Reply May 18, 2011 at 01:00
Started May 17, 2011 at 23:01
Hello everyone, Im thankful I found this site.

Late last april, my daughters grandfather caught MRSA. He was on
antibiotics and it just barely healed a few days ago. with in that
first week my daughter was at his house and caught MRSA. its a small
abscess on her thigh. the doctor has her on trimethorprim and its been
a solid 7 days she has been on antibiotics. How long will it be before
I can stop bleaching the tub everytime she bathes, or let her cuddle
with me in bed.??

Her soar never really turned into a soar. It started as a pimple and
since her grandfather had it, I decided to get it checked out. The
doctors put her on antibiotics before they could even get a culture.
the culture came back yesterday with *LIGHT TRACES OF MRSA*.

what exactly does that mean?? and also, my daughter never developed a
fever or showed any signs or symptoms of mrsa, Just the pimple.
Its become really scary and Im starting to feel myself turn into a
Howard Hughes like ge... read more

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MRSA giving birth
Posted by Jude
Last Reply May 18, 2011
Started May 17, 2011 at 23:49
I caught MRSA when i had my baby 5 mths ago, I was given 2 antibiotics at the same time, i was really ill which they blamed on Klaricid, i have been fobbed off they say swabs are clear, i have am suffering agonising pains on and off in the kidney area, they make me frrl like i am making it up, i keep going dizzy, today i have been told i habe left sided vertigom i am sure it is all down to MRSA, can my baby catch it ? any help welcome

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I have mrsa, need to find cure
Posted by denise
Last Reply May 14, 2011 at 02:00
Started May 6, 2011 at 07:05
I'm a young adult living in america and Ive been healthy my entire life, normal immune system too.
2 years ago I got a mild case of swine flu when everyone in my area got sick from it and within days I got mrsa.The swine flu was gone but now I had mysterious rashes and eventually boils and it got worse over months. I got mrsa from someone who was colonized with mrsa.I think its very contagous and even airborne sometimes.Ive been sick for 2 years and if i even wear the same piece of laundry that got washed after i wore while sick then i get severe sudden pain and more severely sick.
Ive had to deal with the symptoms of mrsa for 2 years by throwing out every item of clothing after wearing, only wearing unworn clothing and showering 3-6 times a day.
because the mrsa bacteria seems to live on fabric such as a t shirt even if i wash it 3 or 4 times. i must have some agressive strain
Ive had to avoid crowded areas, not go into an elevator with anyone else. I isolate myself from p... read more

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MRSA Positive 20 days old child
Posted by Rajan
Last Reply May 14, 2011 at 01:57
Started May 12, 2011 at 12:45
Hi all,
Thanks for reading this.

My 20 day old daughter has been tested positive for MRSA. She was admitted in the hospital and was under kept in there for observation for GBS, during this the docs noticed a spot on her back and took a swab for tests. Later she was discharged as the docs found she enough to go home. The next day her swab results came with MRSA positive and I'm being told that no antibiotics are required as the baby is well.

Is this normal? Should I insist her having the antibiotics?
Please help!!!


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please help
Posted by sandy
Last Reply May 12, 2011 at 03:38
Started May 12, 2011 at 03:38
If there is anyone out there that can help me Ive had a infected hip prothesic for a year and a half and I cant find a orthopedic that accepts fla medicaid and will help me. The ones Ive been referred to decline me. Im 43 yrs old and have 2 daughters and a grandson. If I dont get this hip out, Im scared I will die or lose my leg. Someone anyone please help me if there is anything that might halp please let me know. Thank you and may god bless you, Sandy

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how mrsa can be treated at home
Posted by eve
Last Reply May 12, 2011
Started May 12, 2011
my mum has had copd for 30 years and i am proud to say has thoughtthe condition like a tiger, however she cut her leg 10 years ago and got mrsa. Two years later she had bad chest infection and went into hospital, she then had mrsa in lungs which im positive was airborne and she caught through having oxygen while in hospital.
Over the years it has came back but in each case she has had spectulum tested to see what meds she needs ect.
She has mrsa again but this time it is in lungs,arm and leg.The doctor has done no tests this time to find out what meds she should be on.

Doctor has said she needs to go into hospital to be on a drip, my mum is refusing as last time she never got a wash for 5 days ect, at moment we are changing dressings no sniff of a nurse helping at home. i am wondering if anyone else has been able to get a drip treatment at home as my gp says we cant

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MRSA in Artificial hip
Posted by Annie
Last Reply May 11, 2011 at 09:43
Started September 17, 2008 at 05:19
My aunt is in the hospital now fighting a MRSA infection in her artificial hip joint, which she's had to have replaced 3 times in her lifetime. She has thus far been on 8 weeks of intense antibiotic therapy (with no avail), which the doc administering the drugs wants to stop to save her kidnies and liver. Another doc wants to replace her hip joint, and yet another doc says that her hip bones have been through too many replacements to sustain another replacement, therefore he's wanting to amputate at the hip (which in her eyes is out of the question). Is there anybody out there that has been under similar types of circumstances?! Should she seek a 4th, 5th, or 6th opinion?! I would love any feed back I can get!!

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blue light
Posted by amanda
Last Reply May 11, 2011
Started May 11, 2011
where can I buy a blue light for my home

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YMCA (mrsa song )
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply May 8, 2011 at 21:42
Started May 8, 2011 at 01:27
I think you will find that this originally manifested from a Scottish hospital (Oban) the words have been diffrently re-arranged but it was the same idea ...........i think this one was more tastefully done rather than the pantomine Oban created for laugh's !!!!!!!!!

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'Storm' required viewing
Posted by 'Big Pharma' is a MYTH!
Last Reply May 7, 2011 at 02:26
Started May 7, 2011 at 02:26
Everyone needs to check this out:

Yes, there are some rude, expletive words, be forewarned if you are a delicate and wilting little flower that may be 'offended'...

Just sit back, watch, listen, spend 10 minutes of your time learning some reality.

Watch the WHOLE thing, rewatch if needed, THEN you may discuss :)

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Posted by ray
Last Reply April 28, 2011 at 15:08
Started April 28, 2011 at 15:08
had a third nail change into my fractured femur at B-HAM Q.E..all went well,good recovery and discharged.Two wks later massive,uncontrollable discharge began.Re-ad.mitted and found to have MRSA.Treated orally and by drip Now back home again but have the most unbearable pain in my leg,worse than first fracture and cannot stand for more than 30 seconds.Dr has put me on morphine.Not one medical person can tell me when or if this pain will ease.Does anybody have similar experience/answers for me?Am going out of my mind with pain and uncertainty.I was clear of MRSA pre-op.

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MSSA Resistant strains
Posted by Garry
Last Reply April 28, 2011 at 08:41
Started April 28, 2011 at 08:41
I am Nurse working nicu ,after I have done culture and sensitivity test of nasal swab it was found that there are MSSA sensitive to Cefazolin, cephalexin,cephotaxime, streptomycin,Amoxyclav,chloramphenicol and Rifampcin but resistant to Nalidixin acid,colisdin and cefepime. what should i take to tream my self what I want to start is ciprofloxacine and mupricin What do you think.

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How do I get justice for my Dad?
Posted by Becky
Last Reply April 27, 2011 at 14:58
Started August 8, 2007 at 23:56
My Dad died from MRSA too. He died 6 July 2006 in New Cross Hospital but they say he couldn't have contracted it there as his bloods were clear when he went to Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital for a biopsy for his brain tumour. He was then adnitted back into New Cross with an illness that turned out to be MRSA so my Dad never got to have his treatment for the brain tumour. The QE say he couldn't have got it from there but New Cross are adamant that his bloods were clear when he left and it couldn't have been community MRSA as it was clearly from an IV line.
What do I do now? The QE admit my Dad's line wasn't changed straight away when there was irritation in the site but now what do I do? How do I get someone to claim responsibility?

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Recurrent MRSA Problems
Posted by Bryan
Last Reply April 23, 2011 at 14:41
Started September 2, 2007 at 21:45
In April last year I contracted an MRSA infection from hospital, my pre admission swab was clear but the day I was discharged I tested positive in my nose,throat and wound. Since then both myself and my wife have had recurrent MRSA problems, my wife had tonsillitis and this made her infection worse, we are still undergoing treatment with bactroban, hibiscrub and doxycyclene and fucidin, in total I have had 5 courses of treatment and my wife 3 in 18 months, does anyone else have this level of experience in recurrent MRSA infection/colonisation?

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Posted by mrsakilla
Last Reply April 15, 2011 at 22:23
Started April 15, 2011 at 22:23
So I went to a new derm(5th doctor) and this is what they told me I had(folliculitis). I have a few other post on here but im still a little confused on this. I have had three test, all done on infected lessions, once done every month.

1) Showed gram-positve cocci with no growth
2) No growth, no organisms
3) No growth, no organisms

Before I get out of my depression stage and finally know for sure that im safe and in the clear my new derm said I do not have mrsa and am not contagious. Is she correct? I don't want to infect anyone. Are these just irritated hair folocules?

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MRSA and home care
Posted by Sandi Collins
Last Reply April 14, 2011 at 15:12
Started August 14, 2005 at 11:32
My mother contracted MRSA after a hysterectomy and colostomy operation. She has huge holes along the surgical cut on her stomach and ended up ventilated for 12 days after a second operation was needed. My mother has been told that she may have to stay in hospital up to four months if they cannot find the correct antibiotic. My concern is my mothers mental state. She has battled bowel cancer and now has to deal with this dreadful infection. Does anyone know if MRSA can be treated at home with a full time nurse. Or is it hospital treatment only?

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pennine trust
Posted by Bev Hurst
Last Reply April 12, 2011 at 21:32
Started August 22, 2006 at 15:13
when i lodged a complaint in 2003 over the death of my mum, one of my first sentences were the lack of hygiene on ward 7 the first ward she was put on to ~ following their investigation they wrote me in feb 2004 stating that ward 7 had passed 97% cleaniness in 2003 ~ yesterday i uncovered their 2003 infection control report which slates the pennine trust staff for appalling hand hygiene practises Token handwashing observed by junior staff members only senior nurses observed going from patient to patient without decontaminating hands ~ lax conditions on wards including WARD 7 ~ in theatres ~ comodes left with bodily fluids and blood stains ~ chairs left in the same conditions ~ one renal unit stored the clean linen in an open sluice area the same renal unit designed for only 6 beds is now treating up to 20 patients per day ! ~ patient lines dirty
its a completely damming report ~ the report also differs from the figures reported under the mandatory surviellance scheme
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possible MRSA?
Posted by Debby D
Last Reply April 9, 2011
Started April 5, 2011
On Feb 21 I had a laparotomy (hip to hip incision) because of a grapefruit sized benign tumor on my ovary. I felt great about a week after the surgery and was recovering well.

In the beginning of March I went to the gyn surgeon with extreme pain and redness/heat oon the incision. He said it was cellulitis and prescribed Cipro. The heating pad finally made it drain huge amounts of yellow pus and the pain mostly went away. He sent me to a wound care center to clean the abcess.

The wound care Dr. prescribed Augmentin as well as daily cleaning and packing of the wound. They said the culture cme back staph aureus with gram positive cocci and rods, also diptheroids. Last week they changed my antibiotic to Bactrim and I am done with that and still not better.

I asked the Dr. if the culture report said MRSA and he said no but the list of sensitive drugs were all ones used to treat MRSA, including the Bactrim which didnt work.

My question is this: Does the culture report specific... read more

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Does this sound like MRSA
Posted by Dave
Last Reply April 8, 2011
Started April 7, 2011 at 21:04
My mother went in for an operation on her breast on Monday and it is now
Thursday. While in hospital, one lady was removed from her ward for having MRSA.

My mother now has three red rashes around her face, which do appear to be

Seeing as it's now Thursday and the impetigo is on her face, I was wondering
whether it's likely if this is in fact MRSA or not.

I would expect any MRSA to flare up where she received the surgical incision, and
we have both had impetigo on our faces before (we are very prone to coldsores).


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Posted by Ari
Last Reply April 7, 2011 at 10:25
Started April 7, 2011 at 10:25
Has anyone had an MRSA UTI and what were your symptoms? My pee is cloudy, but the tests came back negative for MRSA. I'm getting chills and intermittent low grade fever. Going to see a urologist this coming Tuesday. Thanks

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