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MRSA - No More Anti-biotics
Posted by Helen James
Last Reply September 4, 2009 at 16:07
Started August 26, 2009 at 17:52
Hi
I was hoping someone could help - my grandmother who is 86years has had MRSA for almost 6 years dues to an open wound (sinus) on her leg ,which is terated with dressings on a dialy basis as the infection has to be drained.
When she was first diagnosed with MRSA it was nearly missed and this resulted in septesia.
She had been given all types of Anti-biotics but now the Dr have decided not to give anymore.
This worries me as when evertime infection comes back she is very ill -we recoginse these signs beofre a blood test or swab is taken, once she takes them she picks back up again.
Does anyone know the outcome of no more treatment with Anti-biotics?

Thanks

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Son diagnosed with mrsa from wound in usa
Posted by Aphreditie
Last Reply August 28, 2009 at 21:34
Started August 22, 2009 at 06:07
Hello! my 10 yr old son got a gash wound when he fell on his bike. its on his right leg behind his ankle. i took him to ER sunday cuz it looked infected, red. swollen, pussy his ankle was even swollen. it was so they cleaned, dressed the wound and took a wound culture, and prescribed flexal and he was on crutches for 2 days.tues we went for a recheck. all seemed good. i clean, change the dressing twice a day. he was taking his meds. it started to look better. Wed nite i get a call with culture results. the DR says he has MRSA staph infection. explains it alittle swtiches is prescription to bactrium and says she will send a pamphlet. i havent gotten the pamphlet yet hopefully tomorrow.

been looking online for all the info i can. reading what others experiences are so i know what we may go thru, w are cleaning our hands all the time with hand santizer. i am so stressed and worried about my sons health and what this will mean for us. i cant find anywhere how long hes contagious fo... read more

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MRSA - No More Anti-biotics
Posted by Helen James
Last Reply August 28, 2009 at 21:30
Started August 26, 2009 at 17:53
Hi
I was hoping someone could help - my grandmother who is 86years has had MRSA for almost 6 years dues to an open wound (sinus) on her leg ,which is terated with dressings on a dialy basis as the infection has to be drained.
When she was first diagnosed with MRSA it was nearly missed and this resulted in septesia.
She had been given all types of Anti-biotics but now the Dr have decided not to give anymore.
This worries me as when evertime infection comes back she is very ill -we recoginse these signs beofre a blood test or swab is taken, once she takes them she picks back up again.
Does anyone know the outcome of no more treatment with Anti-biotics?

Thanks

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MRSA on Fabric Furniture
Posted by KC
Last Reply August 25, 2009 at 02:36
Started August 6, 2009 at 14:47
Blood from an MRSA sore got on a fabric chair of mine. Is there some way to disinfect the chair? How long will it take the MRSA to die naturally?

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Please Sign
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply August 25, 2009
Started August 20, 2009 at 19:23
http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Dcertification/#detail

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Vale of Leven
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply August 22, 2009 at 01:00
Started August 22, 2009 at 01:00
http://news.scotsman.com/health/New-appointment-to-Vale-of.5577511.jp

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New Superbug
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply August 19, 2009 at 22:52
Started August 18, 2009 at 13:28
http://news.scotsman.com/health/New-superbug-found-in-UK.5554080.jp

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Avoid hospitals for 2 years
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply August 19, 2009 at 20:18
Started August 10, 2009 at 09:30
http://www.sundaymail.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2009/08/09/avoid-hospital-for-two-years-if-you-re-worried-about-c-diff-says-professor-78057-21584164/

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6 months of MRSA
Posted by Petrus
Last Reply August 17, 2009 at 10:02
Started January 10, 2005 at 23:39
Thank you for this site.

I caught MRSA from my wife, after she caught it by shaking hands with a parolee who caught it in a New Jersey jail.

I've had it four times since July, 2004. The first time was the worst.

This is what I have learned in my four "encounters"...

The body seems to "learn" to fight the bug somewhat. The boils in Round 1 of the bug were the worst -- huge, golf-ball-size jobs deep in the flesh of my buttocks. Afterwards, they were small and in different parts of the body. It's as though the previously-infected areas had T-cells "on alert" in them.

In Round 2, the bug took up residence in my scrotum. It was during Round 2 that I noticed that healed boils leave little "BBs" behind in the flesh, ranging in size from a pinhead to a marble. It takes a long, long time for the body to absorb these. T... read more

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MRSA in NHS (UK)
Posted by oompalumpa
Last Reply August 17, 2009 at 01:01
Started July 24, 2009 at 04:53
Can you believe that they stopped testing staff in hospitals for MRSA a couple of years back. This includes GPs, and all other health care professionals.

Apparently it seems to be because of a lack of funds!!! Wont all the docs/nurses/staff keep passing on the virus to us patients and end up costing nhs more as hospitals keep giving it to vunerable patients who could end up dying

In 2005, i had pneumonia and pleural fluid in both lungs. I had a tube inserted to drain the fluid in both lungs. Well, guess what. I nearly died for 6 weeks and basically got 10times worse than i was before these tubes were inserted.

After 6 weeks of iv antibiotics, i was moved to an isolation ward and they told me i had mrsa in my lungs. Great!! I thought

I was given the washes and relevant antibiotics to clear mrsa. But isnt it futile when you get treated by a gp/nurse/hospital worker you have a huge chance of being reinfected?

Guess what? I recovered and went home. 3 months later, i had i... read more

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Private hospitals
Posted by Legman
Last Reply August 16, 2009 at 16:34
Started July 10, 2009 at 01:03
Has anyone caught MRSA in a private hospital? I caught it in a Nuffield hospital and they did not tell me! It would be interesting to hear if anyone else has caught MRSA in a UK Private Hospital

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Professional Advice in Sheffield
Posted by Tim
Last Reply August 15, 2009 at 20:27
Started August 10, 2009 at 20:05
I have suffered from MRSA for 7 years now (i contracted it at 18), however it is only in
the last 6 months that i became aware of it. Until that point i knew i had a staph
infection (as i was told by my doctor), but at no point during 7 years of treatment was
i informed by my doctor or the dermatology department at a Sheffield hospital of the
seriousness of the infection.

I have been on and off antibiotics during this period, the consequences of such
prolonged use were never explained to me (such as reducing my immune system's
effectiveness and the ability of Staph to become resistant to antibiotics). As a result i
now have a lot of scarring and am still suffering with the infection. This has severely
affected my self confidence, energy levels and ability to interact with people without
feeling like i am somehow inferior.

I have absolutely had it with the NHS, they have done nothing but prescribe me
antibiotics. I want to be rid of this infection for good ... read more

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Help & Assistance
Posted by MRSA Support
Last Reply August 9, 2009 at 19:59
Started August 3, 2009
For anyone needing free information, especially preparation for going into hospital, then contact me at mrsa.support@gmail.com

We are a charity, we help where we can, we have no paid employees so why not join us?

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mrsa
Posted by victoria
Last Reply July 25, 2009
Started July 24, 2009 at 17:43
My grandfather has just been diagnosed with mrsa, my mum has multiple sclerosis is it safe for her to visit him? her immune system doesnt work properly at the best of times so is it worth the risk? please help

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MSNBC- meat brings MRSA into food supply
Posted by Annie
Last Reply July 16, 2009 at 06:30
Started July 16, 2009 at 06:30
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31766160/ns/health-food_safety/

Concerns growing over superbugs in our food
The meat you buy could be contaminated with drug-resistant MRSA

Prevention Magazine
July 15, 2009

About two years ago, dozens of workers at a large chicken hatchery in Arkansas began experiencing mysterious skin rashes, with painful lumps scattered over their hands, arms, and legs.

"They hurt real bad," says Joyce Long, 48, a 32-year veteran of the hatchery, where until recently, workers handled eggs and chicks with bare hands. "When we went and got cultured, doctors told us we had a superbug."

Its name, she learned, was MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This form of staph bacteria developed a mutation that resists antibiotics (including methicillin), making it hard to treat, even lethal. According to the CDC, certain types of MRSA infections kill 18,000 A... read more

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C-MRSA
Posted by Cathy
Last Reply July 15, 2009 at 12:16
Started April 15, 2008 at 19:40
A friend has had 3 boils, one after the other, very painful and very deep (on his thigh) over the last 4 months and his GP has suggested he has C-MRSA but apart from antibiotics and inconclusive blood tests there doesn't appear to be any treatment. He's read that you catch it through close contact sports but he certainly doesn't do anything like that. Does anyone else have any experiences of C-MRSA?

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Steri-7 100ml Sachet - advanced biocidal
Posted by Simon Harvey
Last Reply July 15, 2009 at 11:30
Started July 15, 2009 at 11:30
Hi Guys, we have purchased a large quantity of Steri-7 Biocidal Disenfectant. They are for sale on ebay under - STERI-7 High Level DISINFECTANT & Multi-Purpose Cleaner. I understand that these are normally very expensive to buy so we are selling them at a bargain price. Kind Regards Simon

General discription is as below.

Steri-7™ is an advanced biocidal cleaner that remains active even when dry. A single application kills micro-organisms in seconds and prevents further contamination or recolonisation for 7 days. Until now, disinfectants have been relied upon to fight germ and bacterial contamination. But even the best disinfectants are designed to work only when first applied and still wet. This means that once they’ve dried, the bacteria can return.

Steri-7™ changes this – for good. It’s a biocidal cleaner that’s proven to be just as effective after 7 days as it is when first applied.

Because Steri-7™ is a broad spectrum cleaner, it offers lasting protection agains... read more

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treatmant for mrsa when will I be clear ?
Posted by louise
Last Reply July 7, 2009 at 17:01
Started July 7, 2009 at 17:01
hello everyone... I have mrsa in a wound following an op (its in the surgical wound) I was given a course of Doxycycline oral and some bactroban cream for the wound. I was left 5 days after a 5 day course of each and then reswabbed..Im on here today looking for info as my doctors of so just spoke to mr pot luck !.. who said there is a multible of bugs pres one of them being mrsa..It was suggested I now take a course of Fucidin.however what I am unclear about is hes told me as it is in my wound when that heals (it seems to be at long last)I will be clear..Is this true? it just seems a bit odd to me how you can have it (although it is just the wound that has been swabbed) but once the skin has grown over the top of it, it seals it or whatever else in and thats the end of it. Does any body know how it works Im not at all knowledgable on this mine field of a subject.

many thanks


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never was diagnosed...
Posted by Regina
Last Reply July 5, 2009 at 18:46
Started July 5, 2009 at 18:46
I have had MRSA since October of last year. I now I have MRSA, all the signs are there. The first time I went to the hospital for it, I was told I had a staph infection, and given cephalexin, (which I understand is ineffective against these infections) and not even cultured, though had a huge abscess on my wrist. I didn't have an outbreak till this May, when I had one on my stomach. I couldn't get an appointment with my doctor rght away, so in the time that it took to get into the dr's office, the abscess healed a little bit. I was cultured, and a week later called and told did not have MRSA. Now I have an abscess on my side, and again, it's draining before I can get into my doctor (I noticed this late Friday night and since it's the fourth of july weekend Monday is the first available date I can get if I can get an emergency appointment). I'm very frustrated, and I'm not sure that I trust my doctor. I KNOW this is MRSA. The only thing I am missing is a diagnosis. How can I get m... read more

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Utter Disgrace
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply July 3, 2009 at 14:27
Started July 3, 2009 at 14:27
http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/2514356/Maggots-KO-kids-surgery.html

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