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Pre-operative MRSA protection
Posted by Ian
Last Reply August 20, 2010 at 01:06
Started September 22, 2006 at 23:26
My father is going into hospital for a major operation and is worried about the risks of contracting MRSA. He has asked me to help him find a protection barrier cream that can be applied to the skin where the incision will take place. I would greatly appreciate any advice as to what can be used and where I can buy it. many thanks.

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MRSA
Posted by karen porrett
Last Reply August 19, 2010 at 01:11
Started May 20, 2006 at 11:43
I was wondering if anyone can help me?
To cut a long story short my dad was having chemotherapy as a precautionary measure due to the fact they were 99.9% sure they got all the cancer out. He was really ill after each dose and we all asked the doctors if he needed the last dose they convinced us and my dad to go ahead with this
Unfortunately we were right and they were wrong my dad's body could not take the last dose. He was only out of hospital 2 days after his chemo finished he went into hospital on 4th April and died on 30th April.
He was in intensive care three times. The last time he never came out. His body was full of fluid he was like michelin man and he got a blood clot on 26th April in his right leg. On the 28th April they wanted to do a ct scan and pummped more fluid into him my dad never complained but he did while they did this as he was already full of fluid.
After his scan they were putting him on a dialasis machine and the doctor wanted to put a new line in his n... read more

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skin abscess
Posted by Asuey
Last Reply August 19, 2010 at 01:05
Started August 17, 2010 at 14:23
My husband developed a skin abscess on his neck on sunday. It started out looking like a pimple, but his neck was very sore. By Monday morning he could hardly move his neck so he went to the ER, where they said it was a skin abscess and to go to his dr in a few days to have it drained, they also gave him Bactrim. Throughout the day yesterday the area around the sore became hot to the touch and just got way worse. This morning he did not wake up to go to work and he NEVER misses work. He has tossed and turned all night. I also need to mention that about a month ago he went to the ER because he had sores on his leg that got infected. Without doing any bloodwork they told him it was staph (there was also a red rash). He was on Bactrim then also. And then about two weeks ago he saw his dr. and had another sore that was seeping so the dr. gave him so anti-depressant that is supposed to make him stop itching and some cream.

I'm just worried that this has turned into MRSA. I just went t... read more

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Treating MRSA
Posted by Sam Snelling
Last Reply August 16, 2010 at 21:15
Started January 30, 2006 at 18:11
I work as a nurse in a nursing home, I am used to using triclosan (AquaSept) for colonisation, however there has been some confusion with regards to the treatment regime. I believe you should treat for 1 week, rest for three days and then re-swab. Is this correct?

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NDM-1
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply August 16, 2010 at 12:58
Started August 16, 2010 at 12:58
http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/3093773/NHS-Scot-is-victim-of-new-bug-NDM-1.html

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staph infection
Posted by tiffany
Last Reply August 10, 2010 at 17:27
Started August 10, 2010 at 17:27
My daughter some how got an abcesss where does it come from I have no clue
and dr said it is a staph infection.....I'm hoping its not mrsa we will find out
today...please pray

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Wrong information on Hospital Notes
Posted by Perry
Last Reply August 9, 2010 at 15:06
Started August 9, 2010 at 15:06
The hospital have made some serious errors on my notes & these errors have stopped me from receiving an enhanced pension from my previous employer.
I challenged this with the hospital & they have agreed that they made 3 errors in my notes. They changed the notes & have made an yet another error-even more serious that the first 3.
Again I chalenged them but they are adamant that the notes are now correct.
I have tried to convince them that they are terribly wrong but they just wont accept that. There word is always correct atitude.
I have now been fighting them for almost 2 years. In that time our savings have been used to pay bills & mortgage.
Our savings have now almost dried up & we are at our witts end about what to do next.
Basically I have been told that I would be able to claim my enhanced pension if this information was removed from my notes.
I have now involved Icas & The Information Commisioners Office but this all takes time.
What I want to know is- is there anythi... read more

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Research Participants Needed
Posted by Nikki Parker
Last Reply August 1, 2010 at 19:35
Started July 29, 2010 at 06:26
I am a psychologist working at Leicester University, undergoing a research project about the psychological impact of Hospital Acquired Infections. I am looking for UK based participants who have acquired MRSA whilst in hospital, who would be willing to offer me an hour of their time for an interview. If you would like to share your story with me please reply to this post or email me at nsp7@leicester.ac.uk. Thank you.

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MRSA & Intercourse
Posted by Ilona
Last Reply July 31, 2010 at 16:49
Started July 30, 2010
I have had periods of boils around my vagina and anus for many years. GP's didn't know what it was, and weren't really interested. No suggestion that a swab should be taken. Eventually a GP did suggest using Dermoil, which in combination with Quinoderm cleared up the boils. I thought that was the end of it.
I have now recently met a man I want to pursue a relationship with. I am dry following the menopause, so fitting a coil was suggested to encourage lubrication and facilitate sex. I had a swab done of my cervix before the procedure, which came up MRSA+.
I am now worried that I should not have a sexual relationship as I might pass the infection on. Can anyone comment?


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Somebody please help me to make sense of this
Posted by shannoninmn
Last Reply July 26, 2010 at 08:59
Started July 14, 2005
hello IAm a 30 yr old healthy female from minnesota,I never have had any surgery or hospital stay.About 6 weeks ago i got what looked like a bug bite within 3 days it was infected and yellow fluid was coming out within 1 week i had 3 more they are huge and infected I went to Dr. and they said it was a bug bite,while on the web seeking an answer i saw a pic of MRSA and it was the same I got tested and sure enough I got it can anyone shead some light for me how does a young healty person get it.. hotgirl651@hotmail.com

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Cuts, cut's & more cut's !!
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply July 23, 2010 at 23:41
Started July 23, 2010 at 23:41
http://www.scottishlabour.org.uk/progress-on-hospital-bugs-put-at-risk-by-snp-cuts

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MRSA in my sinuses???
Posted by StellaBlue
Last Reply July 17, 2010 at 23:14
Started July 17, 2010 at 20:51
Hi everyone, I'll make my long story short. I'm in my early 30's and have suffered with allergies/chronic sinusitis my whole life. I had balloon sinus surgery on June 25h, which went well. A few days post-op, my ENT told me that they cultured a "mass" (basically, a big blob of snot) from my maxillary sinus, which was "staph". He didn't SAY MRSA. I was already on routine post-op Augmentin.

After I completed the AUgmentin, a felt great for a few days and then started to develop an infection. Went back to ENT, he cultured both nasal passages and put me on Avelox for ten days. He told me that I may be "colonized", and the next step would be nebulized antibiotics. I see him monday to find out what the culture said.

Would he have told me that the original culture was MRSA staph? Could I have gotten MRSA during the surgery? I am sooos scared, but I really feel that this is MRSA. HELP!

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VRE
Posted by Gordon
Last Reply July 7, 2010
Started July 6, 2010 at 15:30
Hi, My father has contracted this infection after having contracted MRSA in hospital. I
would welcome any replies on this and in particular the after effects. He has been in
hospital for 8 weeks now and the VRE infection almost took his life and now he is so
weak he cannot stand up on his own.

MRSA Action UK having been very supportive and helpfull.

Any offers of help?

Gordon


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Mrsa and inguinal hernia surgery
Posted by Joe
Last Reply July 6, 2010 at 01:51
Started July 4, 2010 at 23:22
I came down with cysts in my groin are last year that was mrsa. I was treated
with bactrium and responded well. Two months ago I developed inguinal hernia
and was scheduled for surgery. Six days before the procedure. I came down with
two mrsa cysts. Bactrium solved the problem but the surgeon refused to
operate. He claims I could have problems with the mesh. He claims that bio
mesh is not used for inguinal hernia and he wouldnt do a non mesh surgery. I
am in the process of getting a new surgeon. Will I be able to have my surgery
without complications? I use hibiclens on my body everyday when I shower. I
am from California, male, 54 years of age and am in good health otherwise.
Please help!

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MRSA
Posted by Ck
Last Reply July 6, 2010 at 01:48
Started July 5, 2010 at 07:09
I have suffered major depression, fatigue, headaches all after having a "boil" on my face, I have been labeled having CFS, (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) I had been getting repeat ear infections over the last 2 years, this is the first time I was swabbed for MRSA, I had to ask my Dr. to do it because after looking my ear my husband said it looks like the boil that was on your face years ago, my question is how to go about telling my GP that I think ALL of my symptoms arise from this bug, I need more antibiotic treatment or something else???

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MRSA/C.DIFF
Posted by LIZ TALBOTT
Last Reply July 2, 2010 at 01:40
Started August 25, 2007 at 17:19
my daughter was in hospital for nine weeks. She had chronic diarrhoea but the C. Diff test came back negative. She is now at home but hastested positive for MRSA. Should the C.Diff test done in hospital have shown if she had MRSA

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MRSA (colonised)
Posted by kellie
Last Reply June 30, 2010 at 19:55
Started June 29, 2010 at 17:36
My little boy is getting a hernia op in 2 weeks. 11 days ago he was swabbed for mrsa. his swabs came back positive, he is carrying mrsa up his nose. We have just finished his 5 day treatment. my nan is in hospital, 2 days ago her swab came back positive. Am i risking my little boy getting mrsa again by going to visit my nan? should i wait till my nan finishes her treatment? or should i wait till after my little boys op?

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Volunteers with MRSA required
Posted by Fred Fennell, Activated oxygen
Last Reply June 24, 2010 at 22:22
Started June 24, 2005 at 13:50
Hello everybody,

We have had meetings with MRSA support and they have been supportive of our efforts to show the Authorities another way of dealing with MRSA infections (and other HAI) that works. We have been trying to achieve this since 1997 (a frustrating 8 years)
We are arranging two different trials of case studies on MRSA sufferers as opposed to double blind clinical trials where some people receive a placebo.

The first is for people that have MRSA in wounds or urinary bladder. The second is for people that have blood borne MRSA.
There will be no charge for these treatments on the trial.

Certain conditions must be met to stand up to medical scrutiny like; proof of the infection, no current treatment of antibiotics or stopping them prior to treatment, your Doctor agreeing to take another swab for microbiology and sending us a copy after the treatments etc.

The normal treatment for the first trial is painless, is on three consecutive days and takes a maximum of one... read more

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pseudomonas
Posted by michelle
Last Reply June 23, 2010 at 23:04
Started June 23, 2010 at 12:46
my son test came back as he got pseudomonas he allso as prune belly syndrome i just wonder if any one no what this is court by as iv been told that many diffrent things i just want some idear what causes it iv even been told it can be court by swimming pools

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positive MRSA sputum POST SURGERY
Posted by JG
Last Reply June 21, 2010 at 01:27
Started June 19, 2010 at 12:50
HI, PRIOR to surgery for lumbar fusion nasal swab for MRSA clear. All week after surgery
could not clear chest. Discharged and now home but is a battle between severe back
pain/ breathing clearing chest. chest X ray on 11 june clear but sputum test on 15th june
positive MRSA so now on a decolonization program. Need to breath but also rest spine. Is
MRSA positive sputum a bad thing ?

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