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mrsa in system need surgery can't get
Posted by carol
Last Reply November 21, 2009 at 23:08
Started November 21, 2009 at 19:33
had hip replacement in mar 09, all went very well
caught whooping cough, pneumonia, MRSA in may 09-from someone who didn't know had whooping cough until i got and made person get test--positive. they had been coughing before i got
other hip went suddenly in may 09--need hip replacement in other hip
no mrsa in replaced hip
see infectious doctor all the time. he does tests regularly, which picked up MRSA again in aug 09. medicine again.
my back also has very advanced degenerative disease--told ready to go anytime
WHAT TO DO, lay in bed most of the time, as i do, doing only basic necessities????

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The saddness of it all
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply November 21, 2009 at 19:56
Started November 20, 2009 at 01:40

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Breakthrough in battle
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply November 20, 2009 at 01:44
Started November 20, 2009 at 01:44

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death cert
Posted by tas
Last Reply November 19, 2009 at 17:21
Started February 22, 2008 at 16:14
could someone please teel me why MRSA isnt put down on the death cert as a contributary cause of death?

i just recived my mums death cert and i couldnt believe that there was no mention of MRSA!!!!

they put down bronchopneumonia as cause of death.
needless to say i am hopping mad, and am sending off for a full copy of the coroners report.

i KNOW my mum had MRSA when she died!
so why is there no mention of this?
does this happen all the time?

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More Death's
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply November 10, 2009 at 18:34
Started November 10, 2009 at 18:34

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Good News for USA !!!
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply November 9, 2009 at 17:14
Started November 9, 2009 at 16:58
Tony Field, our Chairperson, and his wife, Barbara, have offered to come to USA to head-up a campaign against MRSA overseas!!! This is such great news for the USA! He is also in the process of writing another booklet to address issues specific to CA-MRSA. Copies of "MRSA - A Patients Defence" by Tony Field are available by post now in US. If you'd like a copy, please e-mail your address to
Any inquiries and/or suggestions about speaking engagements in USA can be posted here or e-mailed to
Let's work together to make Tony and Barbara's trip as fruitful as possible in the battle against preventable infections. Many, many thanks to Tony and Barbara for all your efforts and support!!!

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coquencidence or what
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply November 9, 2009 at 17:13
Started November 9, 2009 at 17:12
Reported in the newspapers today is something that is very interesting on this forum we have many people coming on with after effects (aftermath) after being infected with mrsa . many have now been diagnosed with diabetes my mother was one of them . scentists have reported that babies born through caesarean section have a 20% higher chance of becoming insulin-dependent diabetics in childhood according to researchers .
Although the reason for the link is not clear, scientists believe exposure to hospital bacteria may be involved !!! is it a coquencidence that many people are reporting feeling poorly after contracting mrsa or what ?

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Campaigners ......what next .
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply November 9, 2009 at 17:04
Started November 9, 2009 at 17:04
This is an article about mrsa rates .......$1334315.htm

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For mrsa sufferers
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply November 9, 2009 at 17:01
Started November 9, 2009 at 17:01
Started by Phil Posted: June 15, 2005 at 11:47

Hi People

My wife passed away in intensive care with MRSA Sepsis after a long unexpectant stay in hospital.
She did have MRSA Spesis 2 months earlier to dying and pulled through with very intensive treatment.
Unfortunatly it took her the 2nd time.

My question is, myself and my children where obviously in close contact with her during her MRSA illness, and since I have found that I have a boil/spot that will not heal properly (5 months), it keeps coming back. Any cuts I get take a lot longer to heal over. I also get a sore nose/scab every now and again on one nostril.

I know that about 1 in 3 carry the MRSA on there skin, and I assuming that I have this problem after the close contact with my late wife.

I am worried about taking any sort of antibiotics to clear my skin, in case it makes the strain more resistant, like the Vancomycin resistant strain.

I understand that there is a new medication, a pil, begins wi... read more

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mrsa conjunctivitis for over one year
Posted by Susan
Last Reply November 4, 2009 at 06:48
Started September 17, 2006 at 20:15
As a private duty RN I care for a bedridden lady, severly debilitated after several hemorrhagic strokes. For over one year we have fought this infection with ophthalmic drops according to the culture reports. antibiotics suppress it, but the infection alsys returns between two weeks and two months. Is there a reccommended length of therapy for vancomycin drops? Should we use it along with another kind of drop as well? We used vanc. fro 28 days the last time. Please help. I can find no resources with her physician and pharmacists I have contacted.

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I survived
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply November 2, 2009 at 14:45
Started November 2, 2009 at 14:45

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Can i get MRSA more than once?
Posted by Jodie
Last Reply October 30, 2009 at 15:40
Started October 29, 2009 at 05:17
In the past i was infected with a severe case of MRSA after having a cesarean section 3 and half years ago and was in a coma for 1 week since then i have continued to have the golden staff infection all through my scalp and bad lung disease and wondering if i can catch MRSA again?
and also have you known of anyone who got any sort of brain damage when having the disease?
if you know any of these please contact me on

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Second skin
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply October 22, 2009 at 20:50
Started October 20, 2009 at 22:16

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Posted by Big adam AC
Last Reply October 20, 2009 at 19:20
Started October 14, 2009
First of all thank you ladyk for your suggestion. I understand that getting in better shape makes your immune system more efficient. That will help against future outbreaks. And I am currently working out quite regularly. But I don't know if this is just hearsay. But someone in passing told me to eat more mushrooms. Since he claims that increases your white blood count. The front line of defense against infection. I have not even bothered to look this up or research it. Was just wondering if anyone has heard this also before i start looking into it?

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abnormal test result for MRSA
Posted by Kristy
Last Reply October 20, 2009 at 13:50
Started October 20, 2009 at 08:13
My 5 yr old son's nasal swab came back with an abnormal result. What on earth does that mean? He had been in contact with his grandfather who had a possible MRSA infection.

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Posted by Lori
Last Reply October 19, 2009 at 20:12
Started October 19, 2009 at 07:08
I had MRSA on my right knee in Dec 2007. Since then I have had joint pain in my knee, water on my right knee relieved with Prednisone, swollen ankles, achy wrists and lack of energy. Does anyone know if MRSA has residual affects of joint pain and lack of energy? What is R A Factor test? If anyone knows if MRSA is completely out of your system after antibiotic treatment or if it stays in your body forever???

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mrsa. confused and annoyed
Posted by paul
Last Reply October 19, 2009 at 20:10
Started October 16, 2009 at 19:02
hi folks . new to this forum. ill give you the basics about where im at. my father is 60 and went in to hospital to get cancerous tumour removed from his bowel in may.we were told by the surgeon that the operation went well and the cancer fully removed. he also said he was very weak and that he will need alot of convalasent care in rehab place. the hospital full of infections and he did nt want him in that enviremont. it turned out that he contracted mrsa from an early stage . we were never told how and why.he spent 12 weeks in hospital i was imformed the surgical wound was infected. his time in hospital he was poorly . he was vommit ing a lot , lost his appetite and lost weight. we could never get direct answers from the staff. after his stay in hospital he eventually transferred to care home.the team say his condition is stable?? he s continued to lose weight and not eating . bedridden now for about 22 weeks in total.still has mrsa. dont seem to be getting any where... read more

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reinfection or dormant in system?
Posted by mrsamom
Last Reply October 17, 2009 at 19:29
Started October 16, 2009 at 16:04
My son is 11, has had MRSA outbreaks 15 time in the past YEAR. We have an ID doc,
been to one of the best hospitals and still have no answers as to why he can't shake
this. He is on Bactrim currently and the family have all been tested several times and
its always negative. My question is - Does anyone else that has Chronic MRSA find
that it comes back on a regular basis? My son goes on Bactrim for 2 wks, takes a few
days off while it is supposedly recolonizing then we treat again with Doxy and
Rifampin along with Bactroban nasally and Hibiclens wash. But, EXACTLY 14 days after
treatment has stopped he gets it back again. My feeling is that it is dormant in his
system rather than being reinfected time and time again, which is what the doctor
keeps leaning towards. Are there others that seem to get this so regularly and can't
break the cycle??

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Wash your hands doctor
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply October 16, 2009 at 19:59
Started September 28, 2009 at 17:18
Well done Margaret Watt chairwoman of Scotland Patients Association........

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mrsa rates
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply October 14, 2009 at 07:50
Started October 9, 2009 at 17:00
Are they really dropping ........

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