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MRSA
Posted by ANN
Last Reply March 31, 2011 at 15:07
Started July 29, 2005 at 15:33
IS THERE ANYONE FROM NORTHERN IRELAND WHO HAS EXPERIENCE OF MRSA MY HUSBAND WAS ONLY 43 WHEN HE CONTACTED MRSA AND DIED HE WAS IN THE RVH IN BELFAST WITH BROKEN BONES NOTHING LIFE THREATNING. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE WHO CONTACTED MRSA AROUND DECEMBER 2003 IN THE RVH
THANKS

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my daughter
Posted by sara
Last Reply March 31, 2011 at 14:45
Started March 31, 2011 at 14:45
My daughter came into this world on febuary 1st and left us on febuary 17th! she contracted mersa through her bellybutton when the cord was cut!if you can please give me more info!thanks

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So Confused?!?!
Posted by mrsakilla
Last Reply March 30, 2011 at 20:33
Started March 29, 2011 at 17:34
I have been fighting CA-MRSA for about 4 months now and am so confused. I seen 2 doctors,1 dermatoligist, 1 ID doc.. I have been on Bactrim, Vancocin (oral, heard it dont work), Cleocicin, and now im on Doxycly.. first biopsy came out gram positive no growth, second came out negative. I have no insurance and im broke..

1)My face gets really hot then cold but I have no fever, is this because of the antibotics? Should I be concerened?

2)How long does it take before I see effects for Doxycyl? Im on day 6 and yet I have no new ones which is good, but two other ones have slight pus..Is this working?

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what does MRSA actually do????
Posted by becky
Last Reply March 28, 2011
Started January 1, 2008 at 22:19
I have been completing a piece of as level coursework of which my chosen issue is that of mrsa. I just wanted to know are their fixed health problems that mrsa causes, or do differnet people suufer differnet problems. Also does mrsa ever leave the body? does it lay dormane then re-activate?

hope somebody can help!

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MRSA
Posted by Cyndi
Last Reply March 22, 2011 at 01:02
Started August 29, 2005 at 18:21
Help! June 23, 2005, I was at work, I am a Nurse, and I was working for a DR, I felt a boil on my back, when I got home, I cleansed it, then within 2 days it grew the size of a small squash in your garden, I spiked a temp of 104, my husband took me to the ER, and they admitted me, my WBC was over 20,000 I was septic, and had MRSA, the next Thursday they took mee to surgeryt, in the mean time, they tried to shrink it with Vacomycin, it did not work, the surgery left a 4 inch scar across my back, and they had packing like as 10 4x4's,, in the hospital 8 days, and home care Nursing for 2 weeks, when the wound healed I tested negative for MRSA, The Dr I was working for fired me, he had no reason, and kept saying it was not because I had MRSA,, BULL,, I lost a good job, now I developed another boil on the back of my leg, I called my family Physician this morning, and he wants to try me on Keflex,, what's up?? Does anyone know?? I as a Nurse was very in the dark over this MRSA thing,, do ... read more

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MRSA and knee replacement
Posted by Japie Botha
Last Reply March 21, 2011 at 19:15
Started February 2, 2011 at 19:23
I have had variuos popliteal bypasses (Groin - to - knee) ; first with artificial arteries and subsequentlt with veins harvested from my own legs and turned upside down to act as arteries. Reason was that the artificial arteries clogged up. On my final bypass surgery MRSA infection affected my right leg. The surroundings of the artificial artery was infected and they had to remove it as it was left behind at the time they implanted my own veins as described above. Soon after my right knee became infected with (the same?) MRSA and a synovectomy with debridement followed.For 6 weeks I was treated with Zyvoxid and all sorts of antibiotics. a second Synovectomy and debridement followed 6 months later. The infection cleared up and after 2 years I still can hardly move my knee as it is very painful. My Orthopaedic surgeon wants me to undergo a MRI scan to make a decision on doing a knee replacement as I can not carry on with this pain even whilst I am on 50 Ugm Durogesic stickers (Morphin... read more

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Why I Refuse to Take Antibiotics for MRSA
Posted by Lucy
Last Reply March 19, 2011 at 03:53
Started March 19, 2011 at 03:46
I have inside of my knees, near MCL, large left toe and left hip pain and I'm only 49 and never had these problems before; I'm lean and a yoga teacher, so joint pain can only be explained by MRSA. At least now, I have an explanation. Thank you for your comments, everyone. Screw antibiotics; I've refused to take them dozens of times the past 10 years, and based on these comments, as well as my own extrapolation from looks like I did t"Rising Plague" book that discusses exactly how/why antis have actually made things worse (although he claims we need a new arsenal of them, which is highly contradictory) the right thing. I'm going to buy Oil of Oregano tomorrow@

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Anna Raccoon/Steven Neary
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply March 12, 2011 at 15:49
Started March 12, 2011 at 15:49
When carer's count their blessings , they should count Anna Raccoon twice , There, but for the Grace of God , go I ......... http://www.annaraccoon.com/politics/peeking-behind-the-curtain/

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Sale of MRSA detecting product crisis
Posted by jan.robbins
Last Reply March 11, 2011 at 16:51
Started March 11, 2011 at 16:48
Hi,
I came across this article which I thought to be very relevant to the subject of a potential cure. A product was developed by the Ministry of Defence to detect MRSA but its development and sale has been largely hindered due to mistakes in corporate governing.

Crisis Rules
3M's George Buckley Criticizes Obama While Ignoring Good Corporate Governance
Lanny J. Davis, March 9, 2011
"[Obama] is anti-business. ... Forget[s] that business has choice. ... Things will slip away. We've got a real choice between manufacturing in Canada and Mexico ... or America."
--George Buckley, chairman and CEO, 3M, London's Financial Times, Feb. 28, 2011.
Just a few weeks ago British 3M chair and CEO George Buckley - a man who reportedly flies the Union Jack above his secure, gated estate while heading an American company headquartered in St. Paul, Minn. - told leading British newspaper the Financial Times that if President Barack Obama doesn't act the way Buckley wants him to, he could take... read more

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Death from MRSA
Posted by Channelle
Last Reply March 9, 2011 at 09:46
Started July 1, 2004 at 20:39
My Grandad had to go into hospital 3 years ago for an operation for bowel cancer. The operation went well and he recovered well, being a very fit 71 year old. At the end of last year after months of regular check ups, it was discovered that the cancer had gone to his liver. Luckily, they could operate to remove this but he had to go into hospital 30 miles away. Whilst there he got MRSA. When it was time to leave hospital they sent him home with MRSA saying that it wasn't a problem and then a fortnight later he collapsed at home. He was rushed into a local hospital and they said he would probably be in hospital for one night. The ambulance men seemed to think that he collapsed due to low sugar level. He ended up being in hospital for 3 weeks up until the day he died. Whilst in hospital he still had the MRSA from the previous hospital and all the time he was in hospital he could not talk properly, he was losing weight, he could not eat and basically did not look as though he h... read more

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Beware of increase of NF
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply March 7, 2011 at 23:12
Started March 7, 2011 at 23:12
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2011/03/07/flesh-bug-necrotising-fasciitis-ate-my-face-86908-22971913/

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mrsa / vancomycin after effects
Posted by Anna
Last Reply March 2, 2011 at 16:18
Started June 29, 2006 at 17:23
Had bypass surgery x 4 on May 2004. could not get me off venelator and shipped me to Lung Hospital after 10 days. Lung kept me on vent for 31 days. Shipped me back to original hospital for rehab. 4 days later I collasped and was put in ICU. MRSA in bloodstream diagnosed. Was put
on vancomycin for 10 days. The physican that saw me in ER
states I had green junk from by treach and feeding tube -
both of which had been removed.

I was still complaining of pain in rib cage. Allowed to go
home. During the five weeks that I was home I saw my
own physician six times. Developed "asthma like" breathing problems. Treated with predizone for 20 days. Developed
blister-like spots on scar. He cultered two - about a week
apart and started me on antibotic. Third time my entire bra was soaked with blood and the smell was horrific.

Went back to surgeon who disgnosed MRSA in breast bone and
operated and removed infection and small part of bone. Put on vancomycin infusion ... read more

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Klesiella pneumonaie
Posted by Rose
Last Reply February 23, 2011
Started February 23, 2011
My father was admitted to a rehab hospital last May after many falls at home. In the rehab hospital he had a chest infection and a UTI. After 6 weeks he was discharged to a nusing home. In his notes I found he had contracted Klebsiella pneumoniae but neither the home or myself were informed of this. The consultant in the rehab hospital did not follow this up or treat him. Eight weeks later he was taken to hospital with septic shock and an MI, plus community acquired pneumonia. We were called because they did not expect him to live. He was discharged again to the nursing home but this time he had to be barrier nursed as they have found the Klebs and MRSA. Seven weeks later he was back in hospital and with CAP and he was then fast tracked for fully funded Continuing Health Care.

Please can anyone tell me if I am wrong in thinking he should have not been discharged the first timeto a nursing home where there were serious implications for his health and the health of the oth... read more

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turmeric
Posted by TLimS
Last Reply February 21, 2011 at 18:43
Started February 21, 2011 at 18:43
I've had several MRSA boils and discovered the inexpensive spice turmeric as a solution on-line. Instead of an antibiotic (they prescribe Bactrim in the US), 3 teaspoons per day for several days takes care of it (I think that is about 6g, total). Since it's a bit stout if taken straight or with applesauce, I bought a capsule filling device for size 00 capsules and take 4 capsules three times per day. I think each capsule holds about 500mg. I now take one capsule morning and evening prophylactically and haven't had an outbreak since November of 2009.

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Cost of Teicoplanin
Posted by Wendy
Last Reply February 21, 2011 at 15:25
Started March 14, 2007 at 18:41
I wonder if anyone can help me? I am trying to find out the difference in the cost of the drugs, Doxycycline and Teicoplanin. My father was prescribed Doxycycline after being diagnosed with MRSA then five days later this was withdrawn and he was written up for Teicoplanin but was never given it and he died two days later. We are wondering if the price of the Teiciplanin was too high to be given to a patient who by this time was too ill to recover?

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mrsa antibiotics over prescibed by doctors
Posted by ann
Last Reply February 17, 2011 at 15:45
Started January 22, 2006 at 11:48
so whose to blame for the over indulgence of antibiotics,going by what i've learned doctors are the ones who dish them out,but i dare say it'll be our fault we don't prescribe them but like mrsa they'll say its not the nhs.well where do they go from here,whats next to pop up because of prescription being over used,i suppose whatever it is they'll say the same thing its not our fault,well i say it is the nhs who give out antibiotics so do we take them when we are ill or put them to one side,mrsa is a killer and this thread has given a huge insight to all the people that have died seriously ill or disabled by this bug,there is no cure as yet but the main cure is cleanliness and that does'nt cost a lot we do it every day we are taught to clean as kids then into adult hood so where are the people that are meant to clean the hospitals.ann,edinburgh.

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Rash Post MRSA Treatment
Posted by Concerned
Last Reply February 12, 2011 at 11:07
Started February 12, 2011 at 11:07
My daughter had a staph infection that turned out to be MRSA. The infection was in her blood stream as well as the infection in the skin. She received Vancomycin IV for 2+ weeks in the hospital with no adverse reaction. She has been off Vancomycin for a week and has developed a rash over her body that appears to be hives. It is not a flushing of the skin but almost looks more like a heat rash but more spread out over her body. I talked to the Dr. on the phone and he told her to take Benadryl for the next 24 hours and if no improvement to come to the ER. There was no improvement so she went to the ER and was diagnosd with Red Man Syndrome. I am wondering whether this is possible as this usually occurs during administration and not a week later. Also it is not a flushing, or warmth to the skin. Is there another possibility?

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MSSA
Posted by Lisa
Last Reply February 9, 2011 at 23:31
Started February 7, 2011 at 13:52
Hi everyone,
My 15 year old son caught mssa after a routine op last year. He was on IV
antibiotics for about 6 weeks then oral antibiotics for another 2 months (fucidin
and flucloxacilin).
He has been constantly unwell with stomach problems ever since. He is in
constant pain, has trouble eating and nausea.
I just don't know what to do or who to turn to any more. Mostly the GP and
hospital have told me that it's is quite normal but surely there must be
something they can do. My GP is now contacting my sons paediatrician to
discuss what tests can be done.
I have tried giving high doses of pre and probiotics, peppermint capsules and
pear juice. Nothing has helped.
Has anyone else has this type of problem? Any suggestions would be brilliant. I
feel so isolated by this and my poor son is desperate.
Many thanks.

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Warning !
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply February 6, 2011
Started February 6, 2011
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1351630/NHS-alert-wave-super-resistant-bugs-hits-hospitals.html

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18 Year infection
Posted by Dana Kerr
Last Reply February 5, 2011 at 01:13
Started February 4, 2011 at 12:01
I have had MRSA, confirmed and tested too many times to count. I contracted MRSA at age 12. I am now 30 and I have had well over 500 abscesses. I have been treated in the past by a Dr of infectious disease who was baffled that I still had outbreaks because my skin tested negative for colonization. However, every single outbreak I get tests positive for MRSA and is very resistant to nearly everything but Macrobid. Vancomycin has not helped and I am borderline allergic to it as it caused me to have convulsive vomiting. Rocephin, Clindamycin, Keflex, Z-packů and others do not kill this nasty hanger-on. I am allergic to sulfides. I have had nose treatments with Mupirocin and I use antimicrobial soap everyday from head to toe. I wash my hands so much they crack and bleed. I have also had Polinidal disease which tested MRSA positive. I cannot rid myself of this aggressive disease. The hardest part is that I get lesions mostly on the labia majora. The lymph nodes in the groin swell and the... read more

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