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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..

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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

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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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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?


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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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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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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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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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Bees may help ?
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply June 19, 2010 at 10:13
Started June 17, 2010 at 14:55

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mrsa positive sputum post surgery
Posted by jeff Grumball
Last Reply June 18, 2010 at 19:52
Started June 18, 2010 at 19:52
hi i had the nasal swab before spinal surgery that was clear but after surgery could not
breath well. came back positive for mrsa in sputum but chest x ray clear. put on a nasal
cream as well as infected finger nail (not confirmed as MRSA ). having positive mrsa
sputum mean my lungs will get infected ? terrified regards jeff

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Sorry I am new to this and VERY frightened
Posted by Amy
Last Reply June 16, 2010 at 18:01
Started June 11, 2010 at 08:11
I was diagnosed with a staph colonisation up my nose a couple of years back (I kept having green spots come up on my chest - sorry!). The docor treated me with antibiotics and a nose ointment and it cleared up. I had no more spots etc and had no more problems until recently I've had a couple of greenish spots again (not been seen by a dr). I am due to have my thyroid removed in a month and had my pre op appointment last week and when routinely screening for MRSA they have diagnosed me as having MRSA. They have given me a body wash and nose ointment to use 2 days before I have the surgery but I have nothing to use now.
So now I am officially terrified. I am on the internet trying to find information and am seeing scary stories about people dying and losing limbs etc and to be honest I am frightened that I am going to die. I have a 9 month old baby and I am worried that the MRSA will always be sat on my body trying to kill me at every chance and that when I have my neck cut open... read more

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Posted by Allan W.
Last Reply June 16, 2010 at 14:05
Started August 4, 2007 at 10:00
My Mother-in-law is aged 93 for the last 5/6 weeks she has had what we were told is impetigo.She has had two sets of antibiotics plus creams. The infection is still very angry and although some of the sores have died down or gone new ones are still coming and are appearing at areas where she couldn't scratch herself.She is in a care home and when I asked the staff to get the district nurse to have a look they reported back that she would make no comment about it.I asked for a further visit of her doctor who has prescribed a different antibiotic and tol the home to call him back if even a small area exists at the end of the medication.In adition she has supposedly bed sores at the base of her back and they have supplied an air bed and also an air seat because she is sat up all day in her arm chair.Our feelings are that there is more to it than we are being told .Any suggestions

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Alwyn Evans
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply June 16, 2010 at 01:03
Started June 16, 2010 at 01:03
Dear Alwyn , not heard from you in a while....... so i just thought of posting a couple of lines to let you know im thinking of you & hope you are well . hope to hear from you soon .

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teenage athletes mssa
Posted by marym
Last Reply June 12, 2010 at 22:22
Started June 12, 2010 at 06:02
New to subject - spent week in hospital with my 14 yr old - serious beyond belief -
wondering how MSSA could enter without open wound, how it could spread to hip muscle -blood stream - etc.... it is contained but I am not, I need to continue the conversation

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Distressing Evidence brings shouts from public
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply June 11, 2010 at 13:23
Started June 8, 2010 at 01:23

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Stafford Hospital Inquiry
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply June 10, 2010
Started June 10, 2010

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First phase of c-diff inquiry
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply June 8, 2010
Started June 8, 2010

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