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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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Disinfectants
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply January 6, 2010 at 23:34
Started January 5, 2010 at 21:26
http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/disinfectants-may-promote-growth-superbugs-28775.html

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mrsa in hip
Posted by allie
Last Reply January 4, 2010 at 17:41
Started January 3, 2010 at 13:46
my mum has end stage liver disease and has suffered from seizuires and strokes this year. she fell in her house and broke her hip, she needed an emergency hip replacement but had to wait a few days as she needed a blood transfusion and a platelets transfusion ( her platelets were very low) its been over 4 weeks now she has contracted mrsa in her wound, she has no energy, sleeps most of the time i do not know if she is going to get through it. Nurses do not think the mrsa is dangerous. any advice please

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Deadly pneumonia caused by super-bugs...
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply January 2, 2010 at 17:27
Started January 2, 2010 at 17:27

U.S. researchers 'warned' deadly pneumonia caused by super-bugs are on the rise… and as these bacteria are opportunistic in nature they rapidly capitalize on those afflicted with H1N1 or other strains.

Warning signs to be on the look out for…

[They reported the pneumonia usually features high fever and low blood pressure with rapid progression to septic shock -- a widespread infection that sends the whole body into a tailspin -- and an urgent need for mechanical ventilation.]
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE54I7IF20090519


Take care,
ladyk
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Norway
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply January 2, 2010 at 12:32
Started January 2, 2010 at 12:32
http://www.sphere.com/health/article/solution-to-killer-superbug-found-in-norway/19299601

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Chance to develop antibiotics
Posted by From the Times
Last Reply January 2, 2010 at 09:17
Started January 2, 2010 at 09:17
A couple of years ago 10-year-old Daniel Roberts hurt his leg falling from a slide in the playground. Within 48 hours, infection had spread throughout his body and he suffered septic shock and total organ failure. As huge volumes of antibiotics failed to work, it became clear that his infection was a particularly aggressive strain of MRSA. Daniel was not expected to survive. After a month in a coma and five operations to scrape away infected bone, his infection was cleared, but now he spends most of his time in a wheelchair.

Not so long ago, we imagined that antibiotics could cure all such infections. Now such stories are commonplace. Most people will have a friend or relative affected by antibiotic-resistant infection, often acquired after admission to hospital. Across Europe, multi-drug-resistant bacteria now cause about 400,000 infections a year and more than 25,000 deaths.

Without effective antibiotics, modern medical care is not possible. Activities we consider routine — ... read more

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Pomegranate
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply December 29, 2009 at 20:29
Started December 22, 2009 at 17:49
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/hotnews/pomegranate-latest-weapon-to-fight-mrsa.html

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Disinfectants
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply December 29, 2009 at 13:10
Started December 29, 2009 at 13:10
http://news.scotsman.com/health/Superbugs-thriving-on-disinfectants.5940394.jp

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Dirty Taps
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply December 29, 2009 at 13:07
Started December 29, 2009 at 13:07
http://news.scotsman.com/health/Taps-in-abattoirs-better-than.5941957.jp

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C-Diff inquiry
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply December 23, 2009 at 19:46
Started December 23, 2009 at 19:46
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2009/12/22/vale-of-leven-c-diff-deaths-inquiry-to-open-in-february-86908-21916451/

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Christmas Prayers
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply December 18, 2009
Started December 18, 2009
A Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to all , i wish you's all health, wealth & happiness for 2010 .......remember that there will be someone here if anybody needs any help or support during the festive period . sadly many of us on here wont have their loved ones sitting at the dinner table on Christmas day......... so please say a prayer or light a candle in rememberence of the loved ones we have lost & also prayers to go out for the people who are going through this suffering at this time . i was one of the public who got supported at this time when my mum lay very ill all during the festive period , i never forgot that kindness graciously shown to me , what was given to me .........i now give back .

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MRSA Scars
Posted by Paul
Last Reply December 16, 2009 at 17:29
Started December 15, 2009 at 21:14
Hi everyone.

Just wondering if anyone can can recommend any products that can reduce MRSA scarring or even prevent MRSA (but I suppose thats the million dollar question).

I had my first outbreak of MRSA on my knee in August 2006. The doctors think I caught it from a cut on my knee I got playing football that then become infected. I visited the doctors on several occasions before they finally took a swab and found it to be MRSA. I was prescibed a long course of antibiotics and it finally cleared up.

I never had any further outbreaks until March 2009. Then I started getting what I thought to be spots ( I am 21 so not uncommon to get spots) around my chin, these spots where not healing up and again after several visits to my doctors they finally did a swab and discovered it to be MRSA. I was given a cream called Crystacide to put on the spots. Since April I have regular occurances of spots on my face, specifically my chin area. In September 2009 one of the spots became really ... read more

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Scandalous
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply December 15, 2009 at 18:18
Started December 15, 2009 at 18:18
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health-news/2009/12/15/exclusive-fury-at-30m-bonus-plan-for-nhs-fatcat-bosse-86908-21898459/

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Can MRSA Broncail Pneumonia kill in 12 hours?
Posted by Elaine Gray
Last Reply December 15, 2009 at 12:37
Started December 15, 2009 at 10:15
We found my Dad (67 years old)dead on 9th Dec at 9.30am. We think he died around 9pm on 8th Dec. My brother saw my Dad at about 9.30 am on the 8th Dec we can see him leaving his flat and returning after a few minutes, seems to be walking normally, breathing normally, looking a little tired. He was died about 10 hours later. Our Doctor said that it was most probably a heart attack but the Coronor's report states pneumonia. When I questioned this they said he caught a strain of pneumonia that can kill within 12 hours! This site is the closest match I can find.

My dad had cancer of the larynx and was undergoing radiotherapy (had completed 4 weeks and had 2 weeks left). The consultant in charge of his treatment saw him on Friday.

Could my dad have died from MRSA Broncial Pneumoia? There were no symptoms what so ever and I am totally shocked.


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