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new to MRSA ... many questions
Posted by Reese
Last Reply February 20, 2010 at 20:54
Started February 19, 2010 at 02:51
I have had MRSA for just under two weeks. It started on my right calf below my knee and another abscess showed up on my lower left butt cheek several days after that. I am constantly draining and wrapping these in gauze and have been on the antibiotic Sulfameth/Trimethoprim for a week now. I am terrified of even the slightest little bump on my body. How long can this possibly go on? It makes me feel disgusting, not to mention very tired and achy.

Here are some general questions, and if anyone could help me out, I'd be so appreciative:

Will I ever be truly rid of this, or will it always be in my system, even once I'm done taking antibiotics and the physical symptoms have faded? I've been on antibiotics for a week now - what is the likelihood that this could spread to yet another location on my body?

How soon and how often should I thoroughly sanitize my apartment (and wash my clothes in hot water)? Should I wait until my physical symptoms have cleared or start now? W... read more

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MRSA Support Concert
Posted by Brian Sams
Last Reply February 6, 2010 at 22:19
Started February 6, 2010 at 22:19
MRSA Support, Europe's leading group that supports those affected and afflicted by MRSA and takes a pro-active approach to fighting malpractice will be holding their annual concert, 'Contrast', at the Spadesborne Centre, Bromsgrove on 22 May 2010. Details available from mrsa.support@gmail.com
Come and support this worthwhile cause with a night out with a difference.

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Not to be sniffed at
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply February 5, 2010 at 19:11
Started February 5, 2010 at 19:11
http://news.scotsman.com/health/Samples-to-be-sniffed-at.6046116.jp

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Post mrsa sepsis - any specialists?
Posted by Rhian
Last Reply February 4, 2010 at 14:22
Started February 3, 2010 at 13:02
Hi, only quick post as in so much pain today. I had mrsa sepsis and c diff in
summer 2008 and have now been diagnosed with ME by my GP. I've only had the
symptoms (not listing them all now) since the infections in which I was
extremely poorly.
I wanted to ask if my gp can refer me to any specialists regarding the ost mrsa
sepsis infection, because of the symptoms I've been getting???! Had anyone
been referred to a specialist? And what kind of specialist? Would be really
grateful for a reply.

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Kids with MRSA
Posted by Michelle Menke
Last Reply February 3, 2010 at 05:40
Started April 24, 2008 at 03:05
I have 2 children with MRSA, one who is almost 7 and the other almost 2. The abscesses have been drained as they appear, and the boys put on antibiotics, but never have I been given much information about the infection... I want to know what the risk of them developing serious illnesses or worse is. I was told at the children's hospital that bleach baths are good... but once the VISIBLE signs are gone - what is happening in their little bodies? I know it's not gone..

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Preliminary Hearing
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply February 3, 2010
Started February 3, 2010
http://www.valeoflevenhospitalinquiry.org/hearings.aspx

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Public Inquiry
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply February 2, 2010 at 23:37
Started February 2, 2010 at 23:18
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/staffordshire/8492905.stm

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Plan Needed
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply February 2, 2010 at 23:23
Started February 2, 2010 at 23:23
http://www.24dunia.com/english-news/shownews/0/Long-term-plan-needed-over-C-diff/5211489.html

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MRSA IN ROYAL VISTORIA HOSPITAL AND MUSGRAVE P
Posted by Martin
Last Reply February 2, 2010 at 16:42
Started February 2, 2010 at 15:48
My brother inlaw was in the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast and caught MRSA after a spinal injury. He was transferred to Musgrave Park, Belfast to rehabilitate where he promptly caught C-difficile. Then he went back to the Royal and promptly caught MRSA again. This is crazy. I used to work in Cardiology and we would never have been allowed to do the things I saw in these 2 Hospitals. No changes of gloves, no hand washing between patients, sharing wheeled toilet commodes between infected and non-infected patients, no barrier nursing, no patient advice before entering, no soap in dispensers, filthy floors everywhere - it is a gothic nightmare to behold. Whatever happened to hard working conscientious cleaners who did it for the sense of patient well-being and protection? The high point of it all was the 'scrubbed' surgeon walking through the common room area, still gloved and gowned, where 2 patients were sitting - one with c-difficile, the other with MRSA. Lunacy.

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C-Diff Inquiry
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply February 1, 2010 at 18:49
Started February 1, 2010 at 18:49
http://news.stv.tv/scotland/west-central/154567-clostridium-difficile-preliminary-court-hearing-held/

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Awareness Please
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply January 29, 2010 at 16:00
Started January 29, 2010 at 16:00
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-lxWqP1JJk

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Nasal Spray
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply January 29, 2010 at 15:54
Started January 29, 2010 at 15:54
http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/news/20091120/vicks-nasal-spray-recalled

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Dirty Doctors
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply January 28, 2010 at 23:02
Started January 28, 2010 at 01:15
http://news.scotsman.com/health/Hospital-doctors--missing-.6020874.jp

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adding to last new topic started by me
Posted by sharol
Last Reply January 24, 2010 at 15:19
Started January 24, 2010 at 15:14
forgot one important thing to say when i started the last new topic. i have very little outbreaks on my skin ever. when i did i was able to take care of it easily. every once in a while i might get one. my doctor at the time told me it wasn't any cause for alarm. then later the doctor had to give up his practice due to supposedly dementia. so i am wondering if he even knew what he was talking about for sure. i always questioned the fact that he continually gave me antibiotics for continual sinus infections. appreciate any medical professional answering both of my new topics and anyone else that has had experience with this. thanks so much!!!

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burning
Posted by sharol
Last Reply January 24, 2010 at 15:12
Started January 24, 2010 at 15:08
guess i replied while ago and didnt start a new topic. went to doctor when i went to restroom i had burning, but i also had burning there in the urinary tract (think it is the ut) while i wasnt going to bathroom. doctor did a urinalysis and then a culture. has been quite some time and havent gotten results back. went in on a fri. so they said it wasnt sent off til the following mon. tomorrow will make a week since she told me that. it worries me that it is taking so long. besides the burning quite some time back i was diagnosed with mrsa i had it on my skin. can mrsa go from the skin to the blood stream? can mrsa go to the urinary tract? hoping this is not what is causing my burning or the blood the dr. found in my urine plus bacteria. have been on bactrim ds 800-160 2 times a day and my burning has not left. shouldnt it have stopped by now? would appreciate someone replying to this. guess i posted one last night that has seemed to have dissappeared on the forum. thanks... read more

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M.E. Diagnosed since MRSA sepsis
Posted by Rhian
Last Reply January 22, 2010 at 15:35
Started January 20, 2010 at 23:12
Wanted to ask if anyone had been diagnosed or has the symptoms of M.E. also
known as chronic fatigue syndrome, since an mrsa sepsis infection? I
contracted mrsa which got into my blood stream (2008) and I haven't been right
since. Just been diagnosed with ME and I believe the mrsa infection caused this.

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mrsa in bloodstream
Posted by pam
Last Reply January 20, 2010 at 01:22
Started January 19, 2010 at 22:34
my husband got mrsa in a wound a year ago. in aug, it spread to his bloodstream and he has been in and out of the hospital since. doctors don't tell us much about his prognosis. he has other problems and is autoimmune deficient. do i need to find better medical help or is this our life now? i need help.

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Infection Control Trebles
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply January 15, 2010 at 17:02
Started January 15, 2010 at 17:02
http://news.scotsman.com/health/Row-over-infection-controls-as.5985931.jp

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Healthy friend got pneumonia and then died
Posted by Ash
Last Reply January 13, 2010 at 18:28
Started January 5, 2010 at 13:32
I have read the forum and still need some help/info - my friend (she was 39 yrs old) suddenly developed pneumonia. She was in hospital for 2 weeks while they treated her chest infection. Then she got a very bad infection in her lower leg. 2 weeks later they (the hospital) said they had to amputate her limb to stop the infection from spreading. 2 weeks later she was dead! How does a young very healthy person go from great to dead in such a short time - she was such a "health nut". The hospital had her poor mother running from pillar to post with all the different diagnosis they came up with - not ONCE did the hospital mention a possibility of death! Please can someone shed some light.

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LOST DAD TO MRSA
Posted by DUNNELL
Last Reply January 10, 2010 at 16:55
Started January 10, 2010 at 15:15
IT WAS SUPERBOWL SUNDAY, 2008 WHEN MY VERY HEALTHY FATHER CAME DOWN WITH A BAD COLD. HE SAW A PA WHO PUT HIM ON ZYTHROMAX. A FEW DAYS LATER, HE WAS COUGHING UP BLOOD. WENT TO ER AND HAD PNEUMONIA. EVEN WITH ALL THE ANTIBIOTICS PUT IN HIM, HE GOT WORSE. NOT KNOWING IT WAS MRSA YET, HE JUST COULDN'T BREATH AND ENDED UP IN ICU INTUBATED AND IN COMPLETE SYSTEM SHUTDOWN. 8 DAYS LATER, WE DECIDED THAT HE WOULDN'T WANT TO GO ON LIKE THIS. DR'S SAID IF HE DID SURVIVE, HE COULD BE ON O2 FOR LIFE, PERM. LOSE KIDNEY FUNCTION, HAVE A LUNG REMOVED,ETC. I MADE THE MOST HEARTWRENCHING DECISION TO TURN OFF THE VENT AND STOP THE BP MEDS KEEPING HIS HEART GOING. HE DIED VALENTINES DAY, 2008. TO THIS DAY, I SECOND GUESS MY DECISION. I HAVE NIGHTMARES. WHAT IF?? WE MISS HIM SO MUCH. BUT, AFTER READING THE STORIES OF THOSE WHO HAVE SURVIVED, I FEEL MORE CONFIDENT THAT I MADE THE RIGHT DECISION. MY DAD GOLFED ALMOST EVERY DAY. TRAVELED THE WORLD AND ANY BIT SHORT OF THE HEALTH HE WAS IN WOULD HAVE DEVIST... read more

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