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Ear Infection MRSA
Posted by Lynsey
Last Reply June 10, 2011
Started May 31, 2011 at 16:37
Hi folks

my dad has had a major ear infection for months now. He was first perscribed anitbiotics (and a swab was taken) for the infection - which did not get any better, so while at a rountine hospital visit (for other aliments) he spoke to a doctor about his ear. They then perscribed him another medication to spray into his ear. Once the first spray went in he recalled a huge stinging feeling occurring, but persisted with the pain of the treatment as he thought it would make him better.

After using the spray for 5 days he took it to his doctor because it was causing him so much pain to use, and not making a difference to his ear. The doctor then proceeded to tell my dad that he was wrongly perscribed athletes foot spray that he was made put into his ear!!!!

As it this was not shocking enough, my dad then had to remind the doctor that a swab had been taken of his ear weeks beofre (when he had his first antibiotics) and requested the doctor get the results. The doctor then ... read more

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nerve damage
Posted by john
Last Reply June 8, 2011 at 12:21
Started January 22, 2007 at 23:21
hi, got mrsa 4years ago,after op on back,have not got mrsa now,but take 120 painkillers a week, which 20 are morhine i am always fatigued and the tiredness is hell,i want to know can mrsa damage nerves i am told i will not work anymore is this normal.

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Symptoms of MRSA/Life Long Conditon?
Posted by Tracy Allman
Last Reply June 3, 2011 at 21:58
Started March 25, 2005 at 17:10
My father is a regular visitor to hospital due to a heart condition and COPD(lung disease). He was admitted to hospital 2 days ago with breathing difficulties, however, today (25/03/05) we have been informed they have identified MRSA bug in his blood. He his been moved to a side room, but at the moment he has no symptoms of illness e.g. temperature and appears quiet well. Could anyone tell me what symptom's we have to look out for and what the future holds with this bug, does is remain in your system for the remainder of the person's life? Many thanks Tracy Allman

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Edwina says it it is .
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply May 29, 2011
Started May 29, 2011

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MRSA Not Geographically Contained
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply May 27, 2011
Started June 30, 2006 at 15:13
Thank you for the opportunity to share my situation, for what it’s worth. I was exceedingly relieved to find this forum, yet in reading through, I must admit I’m exhausted to my very core. Please~~~ do not allow this important mode of communication to shatter. Those who have had first hand experiences and are sharing important information about MRSA, you are in some cases perhaps the only ones another may have to lean on who understands the complexity of this invader. Indulging those whose lack of experience and understanding renders them incapable of comprehension concerning the very real magnitude of this most often fatal disease, is to no avail and we already know it becomes only hollow arbitration falling on deaf ears benefiting no one. The real message IS the life experience of those who suffer, and when I say those... it is meant toward those who love and are/were loved by them.

The elder who said “bravery stands in the light” is most correct. I do not hesitate as se... read more

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Hydrotherapy Pools
Posted by Aoife Langton
Last Reply May 26, 2011 at 22:33
Started April 11, 2006 at 18:13
Just wondering if anybody has any guidelines on MRSA and hydrotherapy (physiotherapy in water) pools. Do hydrotherapy pools allow patients with MRSA entry into such pools?

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Posted by noah
Last Reply May 26, 2011 at 01:13
Started May 26, 2011 at 01:13
can i receive compensation from the marine corps if i was infected with mrsa?

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Do you think I might have MRSA?
Posted by Ashley
Last Reply May 22, 2011 at 17:36
Started May 22, 2011 at 17:32
I'm overweight and get these annoying reoccurring boils on my butt. I always assumed they were from being fat but I've lost a lot of weight and they are not going away. Sometimes they're big or small, can be popped and aren't usually painful. I don't have any other symptoms and they don't turn into pussy open sores, just bumps with pus or blood in them and then they turn into bruise-like scars. It might just be a skin issue like HS but I am a little bit worried.

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mrsa bug whats the symptons
Posted by Doreen
Last Reply May 19, 2011 at 19:38
Started February 20, 2007 at 12:32
Hi my mum died of the mrsa bug in 2004 she went into hospital suffering from a chest infection and was getting better the doctors said they were going to release her. We went up to see her and she was looking great she was always the life and soul of the ward and kept the other patients laughing. A couple of days later we went to see her she was very quiet very weak not like her at all and they were still goin to let her out of hosp my sister and I demanded that they didn't because she wasn't right. Next day they told us she had the bug she was moved into isolation. She went from being life and soul very bubbly person to this quiet and depressed person total change of personality she did suffer with pain and not being able to eat she passed away a week later and doctors did not put mrsa as cos of death they put down bronchial pneomonia we didn't do anything at the time because we were so upset now we are sorry has any1 else got similar stories.


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Phage therapy
Posted by Caro
Last Reply May 19, 2011
Started May 13, 2011 at 17:57
Hi everyone I am a sufferer as well the same as my two lil ones it's like there turning us into zombies or something. Anyway's spread the word about phages therapy. It's a virus that eats bacteria and it does work on MRSA but it is not being used here only for farm animals. Please spread the word to your governments about it if everyone fight as a team we can get somewhere . Don't ever give up your battle on this. Ever. Look up phages and David suzuki the activist for the environment does a special about this. Phages. Maybe we can win without antibiotics even in the picture. We can't wait around we will die,we need to fight this together. Let's all come up with a plan and get this noticed.

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MRSA and Allicin or Phenomenal Water
Posted by Carly
Last Reply May 18, 2011 at 22:19
Started May 18, 2011 at 22:19
Okay so my daughter and I have both had MRSA now, her 2x and me one that required
surgery to remove the abcess... I feel like this will never end, and that the antibiotics
only make this stronger. Has anyone on here used Allicin from one of the handful of
makers out there or the Phenomenal Water ( I am desperate as we've
both had to get cut open for this nasty bug. We use Manuka Honey when we can when
its a topical sore. I just noticed that she has a spot on her butt and it feels deep in
the skin this time... we've been on the Allicin now for 2 months. Any help is GREATLY

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Need some help and opinions. ..
Posted by Cathie
Last Reply May 18, 2011 at 15:55
Started April 1, 2011 at 07:37
Scenario 11
You are a SPN working with a 46 year old male client on a busy medical-surgical unit. He was admitted with an MRSA infected foot wound that required surgery and daily dressing changes. He is a known IV drug abuser, is also hepatitis C+ and is homeless. Normally, clients with this problem are sent home once the wound is stable for home care dressing changes and then come into outpatients to continue their IV antibiotic treatments. Because he is homeless, he is given a private room so he can be on isolation for the MRSA and to continue to receive his medications. As a patient, he is demanding, gets angry and verbally abusive at the nurses, complains about the food and the service and abuses the isolation protocol by leaving his room unprotected and going outside for a smoke. However, it is known that IV drug abusers admitted to hospital frequently meet their dealers in the parking lot to obtain and do drugs. This is very convenient for him as he has IV access line in plac... read more

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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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