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MRSA Chatroom
Posted by Jayne
Last Reply April 18, 2017 at 08:08
Started May 11, 2005 at 22:22
I have set up a chatroom for MRSA sufferers, those people who have had there lives affected by MRSA and for anyone who wishes to chat live about the subject.
Anyone using the chatroom are asked to be respectful to other users. Thank you
http://www.mrsafacts.com/chatroom.htm

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risk of mrsa in mouth after dental extraction
Posted by caroline
Last Reply April 18, 2017 at 07:57
Started September 19, 2006 at 19:53
i work in ward with several cases of mrsa, could i get this in the open wound in my mouth after having my tooth removed

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hallucinations and MRSA
Posted by Pamela Stowasser
Last Reply April 8, 2017 at 20:17
Started June 10, 2007 at 04:33
My Daughter just called. She is in the hosptial in isolation with MRSA. She has been having something like hallucinations since the boils started under her arm. She would close her eyes for a minute and find herself in another setting and start talking to her children that were not there.
Has anyone ever heard of this??
Thanks

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MRSA in Hip Joint Replacement
Posted by Vanessa
Last Reply April 6, 2017 at 15:32
Started April 19, 2007 at 10:25
My dad is 60yrs and a couple of months ago had a hip joint replacement. Everything was going really well and the pain disappeared instantly, then one of the dissolvable stitches didn't dissolve and got infected, they started him on antibiotics but after a while it wasn't getting any better and Dad started feeling a bit unwell, temperature etc. They put him into hospital straight away to open the wound and clean it out but found it to be full of pus to the joint and closed it up straight away to await the result of the blood test to find out what it was. Two days later after the first attempt to clean it out they went back in knowing it was MRSA and cleaned it all out, replacing some of the parts of the hip replacement as well. They had already started him on vancomycin and said that everything was looking good after they had cleaned it all up. Six weeks later Dad is still on the vancomycin (part of the way through they realised they weren't giving him enough! and upped his dose... read more

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MRSA caught after c-section
Posted by Joanna Young
Last Reply April 6, 2017 at 15:31
Started September 13, 2006 at 13:31
I had my little boy by c-section at St Richards Hospital in Chichester and contracted MRSA. This was in June. I am really disappointed with the lack of information/blase attitude towards this infection by midwives and medical staff. They were not even going to swab my little boy but I demanded they do so. Am still feeling run down and not quite myself. Am being regularly swabbed to see if the infection is still present in my wound. I am frustrated by the lack of information and blase attitude. I feel now I should write to St Richards and my local surgery to give them a patients perspective. Hopefully i will be clear soon. This is the last thing you need when you have a newborn.

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Job Security
Posted by Carl
Last Reply March 26, 2017 at 15:40
Started December 5, 2012 at 02:46
Can my employer fire me if I inform them that I have MRSA. I Know I should tell them, I do not want to infect any one else, but I'm afraid this could lead to my termination. I have already moved out of my home, so as not to infect my wife and son. I need to keep my job. I am the sole support for my family. Does any one out there know if people infected with MRSA are protected from employment discrimination, as are those infected with AIDS?

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MRSA and PSEUDOMONAS
Posted by SILVERLUCIAN
Last Reply March 17, 2017 at 23:09
Started June 9, 2007 at 16:22
l have now got a supra pubic catheter as l am spinal injured. l have had mrsa in my urine for months with out any treatment, l had to use the Hdrex scrub and cream and powder before my operation which was in May. The nurses are coming into dress my wound every day still and took a swab, now l have been told l have mrsa and Pseudomonas. My gp has given my Erythomycin 250mg 4x day plus more Hydrex and Bactroban. l am a diabetic type 2, and not feeling very well at all also getting a bit scared of keep catching this bug.Does anyone know what the treatment is for the Pseudomonas please. l have to go back to the hospital at the end of this month to get my s/p changed and l am dreading it. l feel so angry and upset.

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Does anyone else suffer from MRSA in Bladder?
Posted by Geraldine worried in USA
Last Reply March 7, 2017 at 05:43
Started September 4, 2006 at 17:07
I had bowel surgery in 2001 in a UK hospital & since surgery I have always had bladder infections and I have been on too many antibiotics to count with two hands. My wound at the time did not heal for five months and I was put on many different types of antibioitcs.

Recently my doctor told me that I am a carrier of MRSA and that my bladder has resistants to antibiotics. I finished once again a second course of Septra DS Tablets 800/160 tabs and with no luck once again is the discomfort from my bladder gone!

What can I do to clear this MRSA in bladder? and is my doctor taking the right measures to treat me? I am so worried as I am due to have neurosurgery in two months time as I have a CVM ( bleed to brain).

PLease can someone assist me with the proper measures that my doctor must assist me with to clear this miserable bladder infection!

Many thanks for anyone who can help me out? This is my second posting in this forum as I need to express my fear and anguish as I ha... read more

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confused about colonized versus carrier
Posted by Neil
Last Reply February 28, 2017 at 10:23
Started February 28, 2017 at 10:23
Hi,

Last year I had a hospital procedure, and the pre-op swab test
came up MRSA positive. I took the shower gel and nose cream that
they provided, and washed all clothes/bedding on a high wash as
instructed. I was told then that it't not possible for me to
eradicate MRSA, that I'd always have it on me.

However, last week I had another swab test on my groin area and
nose, and the nurse just called me to tell me that it didn't
reveal any colonization. I asked the nurse if that meant I didn't
have MRSA anymore, and she told me I'll always be a carrier of
MRSA, and that I always need to declare it.

I understand the importance of declaring it, but I'm confused
about why I'm always a carrier, if the swab tests came back
negative this time. Is someone able to explain what it means
please?

Many thanks.

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Scientist in Danger
Posted by Scared to give a name
Last Reply February 19, 2017 at 13:35
Started June 21, 2005 at 11:25
I prefer not to give my name. I was sent this by e-mail -not J.Harper. It may explain WHY people will NOT support efforts to find cures. Ministers may be frightened too.

Make your own judgements who or what organisations may be behind all these strange deaths.

Money plays a big part in but also Governmental experimentation with bacteria is a link.
Scared


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Now 88 Dead Scientists

And Microbiologists

Compiled By Mark J. Harper
mjharper712@hotmail.com
Updated June 16, 2005
6-16-5

While some of these deaths may be purely coincidental and seem to pose no connection, many of these deaths are highly suspicious and appear not to be random acts of violence. Many are just plain murders.
If you see any incorrect dates or errors, please provide me with accurate information, Thank you!
Peace, Mark
Marconi Scientists Mystery
In the 1980,s over two dozen science graduates ... read more

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PHAGE THERAPY
Posted by BELL
Last Reply February 18, 2017 at 05:23
Started April 22, 2010 at 23:07
The Phage Center may claim 95% success rate with treating impossible to cure
infections.

The one in Georgia is most famous.
Georgia seems to have an agency in Tijuana, Mexico
You also have a Phage clinic in Poland.
And a few in Russia.

http://www.phagetherapycenter.com/pii/PatientServlet?
command=static_about&language=0

http://www.phagetherapycenter.com/pii/PatientServlet?
command=static_ptwhitepapers&language=0

Type: Phage therapy or Phage center plus the country you look for.

Costs are between $4000 and $7000 without flight and accommodation and treatment
takes often about four weeks.

Inform yourself about this type highly successful treatment if you are in danger.
Most (also terminally ill declared) patients return cured.
Only few need to return for a follow up.

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Vaginal MRSA
Posted by KD
Last Reply February 10, 2017 at 12:40
Started July 19, 2006 at 13:17
I have just been diagnosed with vaginal MRSA. Its all a bit confusing, not helped by my doctors poor english.
I came of the depo injection two years ago and had a coil fitted. Due to withdrawing from the depo I have had messed up periods. However two years on they hadn't cleared up, so I went back to the doctor who took a swab.
From the test results I was put on antibiotics, without being told what was wrong or seeing the doctor again. This didn't clear it up so I went back and was told I had MRSA. I am now on Flucoxacillin for 10 days and suddennly my boyfriend has to take some antibiotics as well.
I am feeling confused on two points.
1. WHy wasn't I told straight away that I had MRSA and why wasn't my boyfriend told to get himself checked out as well. Surely if there are major issues with the spread of MRSA they should be dealing with differently.
2. How serious is this? I am 27 year old who hasn't had children yet. Can this affect my fertility? Should I have the coil out?

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MRSA after Semen Test from Vaginal
Posted by Rosy Betun
Last Reply February 10, 2017 at 12:39
Started February 10, 2017 at 12:39
I got Rash like pimple on perineum area i have taken it as a nornal
Dis happens after intercorse and after Periods bleeding get stopped but after a week it goes away.
these started in 2015, as it looked nornal then in 2016 Aug i had bumps painless on full vaginal area without pain and looked life watery doctor called (Sypllines). with VDRL Postive and HIV Negative.Doctor advised for Pencilin 1.2m on Both Butts with antibiotics it went away after testing the VDRL in 2016 Dec after 3 MOnths it was non Reactive we felt happy and thought it got cured but when the Rashes like Pimples seems to be from 2 to 4 Painful after touching are reacurring every time since 2015 other doctor tested Semen Swab Test and Found MRSA in 2017 Feb
Suggest with FAS 3 Kit For 7 Weeks then 15 Days ones then 1 month (Full Corse)With Clingen Forte to be used inside Vanigal and Bectrium for 10 days Twice a Day along with Ocuvir 400 DT with Pencilline for 7 Weeks once a Week for 7 time.
Plssssssssssssssssssss... read more

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Just diagnosed.
Posted by Jim Allison
Last Reply December 28, 2016 at 15:49
Started December 28, 2016 at 15:49
I am 75 years old man who was in hospital recently with artial flutter ( fast heart beat) I was
placed on appropriate meds and discharged the next day, although I have been in other hospitals
last year.

The most recent hospital I was an in-patient overnight, so the swabs they took would not have
sufficient time to culture.

Nobody told me I had MRSA, it was only when I received a copy of my discharge, which stated "
Hospital Acquired MRSA. My GP says I don't need any treatment ?

However, I have severe asthma, and other illnesses including MS.

Be glad to hear if my GP's advice is correct and whether I need treatment or not.

Many thanks,

Jim

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MRSA and people with M.S
Posted by Emily Coates
Last Reply December 8, 2016 at 06:21
Started May 26, 2005 at 17:41
I was wondering if anyone knew of any cases of people who has M.S and contracted MRSA and what the outcome was or if they currently have it how they are doing. My Mum has advanced M.S and in hospital has just been diagnosed as having MRSA I would appreciate any advice on what I can do for her and how to protect myself when visisting her. Thanks

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armpit lesions
Posted by chris
Last Reply December 6, 2016 at 22:49
Started November 28, 2016 at 16:34
Hello - I actually have MSSA rather than MRSA, but hopefully, someone here can help.

After a three-month hiatus, some lesions appeared last week under my armpits. They
hurt and are actively draining.

Can anyone recommend a way to keep a bandage in place over the lesions? I don't want
to ruin my shirts. Ordinary bandages simply won't stay attached, and using surgical
tape (with bandages, gauze squares, or nonstick pads) has limitations (it's very
uncomfortable, and the bandages tend to bunch up as I use my arms.)


best,

chris

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Spinal MRSA
Posted by Bill Specht
Last Reply November 24, 2016 at 11:40
Started August 7, 2010 at 16:57
In March I was diagnosed with MRSA at T-12 of my spine. It was located in the lymph nodes. I am allergic to vancomycin so I was put on an IV combo of zyvox and Daptomycin. Two needle aspirations were unsuccessful. Surgery was done to "clean out" the infection. Initially all was well, however, the MRSA returned. This time it is anterior and right of L-1. Apparently either the needle attempts or the surgery damaged nerves that inervate my abdominal muscle and I now have bulging, untoned muscles increasing my waist size by no less than 3 inches. I have constant pain in my back. The most recent MRI showed 3 pockets of infection. The ID doctor discontinued the Zyvox and now I receive 100ml of daptomycin daily. If you have any information that might help please email me at williamfspecht@yahoo.com


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MRSA and Toxic Shock Syndrome
Posted by lizz
Last Reply November 24, 2016 at 11:36
Started August 5, 2007 at 04:41
Hi, my six year old son Adam has just spent five weeks in hospitial and has had MRSA for the 3rd time.Each time contracted in hospitial.

He also developed Sceptic Shock then Toxic Shock Syndrome as a complication of the MRSA in his blood.
He was admitted on 27th June and got home on 3rd August.Here is a bit off background info on Adam.

Adam was born prematurely, at 25 weeks gestation weighing 1 pound 14 ounces and has mutiple health problems including severe cerebal palsy and chronic lung disease and is on home oxygen.
Adam had grade 4 bilateral intraventricular brain hemmriges at 2 days old and was not expected to survive, grade 3 causes severe disability, grade 4 normally results in death. This resulted in him having hydracephlaus so instead of his Spinal Fluid leaving the brain area, it stayed due to blockage and caused fluid on the brain, and he had a vp shunt (Ventricular Peritonial,so fuid drained from the brain through pipeing under the skin to his lower tummy cavi... read more

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Get rid of MRSA
Posted by Teresa
Last Reply November 13, 2016 at 20:11
Started June 3, 2011 at 23:30
Hi, I have been reading so much on the MRSA Staph infections and there is something you need to know. First of all, all of this craziness with people telling others what to buy... Hibaclens, books on how to rid yourself of MRSA, etc.. We all have staph on our skin and you can get rid of MRSA for good. My name is Teresa. My granddaughter, whom I was caring for at the time, was 2 years old when she got MRSA and I fought it for almost 2 years. In that time many different doctors put her on all different types of antibiotics, I was told to buy certain items too, probiotics, Hibaclens, etc. I threw out all bath toys, sterilized the house, everyday! I must have spent at least $5,000.00 dollars in that 2 years trying to rid her of it. She was close to death and I had to take things into my own hands or lose my 4 year old granddaughter. I went to her pediatrician, again, and insisted that he put her on sulfa antibiotics, he explained how dangerous they were, especially for a 4 year old. I k... read more

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Developing MRSA while currently on Bactrim?
Posted by Elsie
Last Reply November 13, 2016 at 04:32
Started November 13, 2016 at 04:28
I developed a boil in late July that went
from what I thought was a tiny bug bite to
rather large sore in 3 days. I didn't even
think it was a boil because it was always
open (like a cut). It tested positive for
MRSA ofcourse, and I was put on Bactrim
for 10 days (2x a day) and it seemingly
went away. In the first of September , i
developed another boil right next to the
scar from the first one. This one was also
"open" (it didn't need to come to a head )
and also went from 0-100 in 3 days. I
again tested positive for MRSA and i was
again placed on Bactrim for 10 days 2 a
day. As this was a more serious case, i
was also given 3 months of refills at a
maintenance dose (1 a day ).
Now in mid-november, i have rapidly
developed another boil in the same area.
What are the chances it is MRSA if i am
currently on bactrin, and have been for
around 2 months? I know MRSA came about by
becoming immune to regular antibiotics,
could this have possi... read more

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