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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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just found out i have mrsa
Posted by marie...teeside
Last Reply July 1, 2009 at 21:05
Started June 26, 2009 at 19:28
hi just wonering what do do with my self just now as for were to start well i had my goulbladder taken out 3 months ago and 1 of the wonds just was'nt healing so i went ot my gp who gave me antibiotics and told me i had an infection..then 2 week later i went to the hospital for my follow up assesment after my op were the doctor took a swob. just the start of this week i became ill with the flu and today went to see my gp as i thought i might have a chest infection and while i was there asked him to look at my wound as it still was'nt healing to which he said he would take a swob i told him the hospital took 1 2 weeks ago he looked on his computer and with a pale face told me i have mras...i'm so anoyed as the hospital neve contacted me to tell me and when i phoned for an expalanation the said sorry it was over looked and they would be in touch...i have not been well in myself for weeks now and wondering if this could all be conected to the mrsa...

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Named & Shamed
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply July 1, 2009 at 18:37
Started July 1, 2009 at 18:37
http://news.scotsman.com/health/Hospitals-with-the-most-superbug.5415952.jp

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£370.70 for medical notes
Posted by Karen
Last Reply June 28, 2009 at 23:39
Started September 7, 2008 at 20:28
I have just been informed via my solicitor that the hospital that treated and gave my late mother MRSA are asking for £370.70 to retrive her medical notes. I have formally complained about the circumstances leading to my mum's death and have had a meeting with the hospital. I have a very strong case to take this further ( a non sterile cannular from which she contracted MRSA) and they know this. Am i wrong in thinking this is disgusting? They caused my mother's death and now they want me to pay them hundreds of pounds to access her notes. Any advice would be gratefully recieved, cant beleive the arrogance and greed i am facing.

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MRSA free after 3 years!!!
Posted by Gerry
Last Reply June 26, 2009 at 10:18
Started June 26, 2009 at 10:18
Hi All, Im a 48 yo male and have had Diverticulitis for a few years and had a bowel abcess removed at a clinic. I'm not sure where I got MRSA but it started not to long after the procedure. I started getting boils on my torso, buttocks and upper thighs. I thought it was just a hygiene issue but went and got checked 2 yrs ago and tested pos for staphilococos aureus. The docs prescribed peroxide washes and antibiotics. I gave up on the docs 6 mos ago since I dont have insurance and was paying big $$$ at a University Hospital with no resolve. I started taking colloidal silver(1100ppm/3drops) in the am, vitamin c, zinc, magnesium supplements daily. I apply my own solution of Hibiclens/50% water/3 drops colloidal silver mixed, applied directly to effected areas as soon as there is itching or a bump forming. Shave body hair off of the affected areas. I apply hibiclens to effected areas when I shower and wash it off after 5 minutes every three days. Immediately I noticed the boils weren't ... read more

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Filth in Hospitals
Posted by Debbie
Last Reply June 26, 2009
Started June 26, 2009
My sister had an abcess on her leg, she was treated in hospital, they operated on her leg, drained the abcess. After spending a few nights in there she was sent home, however her wound would not heal. She was attending a local day clinic having her dressings changed, the nurse took swabs to be tested, results came back that she had MRSA. She was operated on in November 08, she was worried about the op as she was over weight, she was told not to worry as she had "a very strong and healthy heart" in early Feb 09, she died of a massive heart attack, aged only 44. I read an article about MRSA, it stated that main cause of death when you have MRSA is heart attack, as it causes blood clots. I don't understand how she can be told that her heart was healthy and strong to dieing of heart attack a few short months later. Local authorities told my family that MRSA wasn't the cause of death. I personally think that authorities cover up this disease, they don't want law suits on their ha... read more

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MRSA again??
Posted by lisa
Last Reply June 19, 2009 at 18:25
Started June 19, 2009 at 18:25
hi, my name is lisa, i am 43 ys old, I live in ontario canada. I contracted MRSA 2 years ago, I had went into a hospital to be treated for a bowel abcess because I have a bowle condition called"diverticulitis", anyway, before that I never had this MRSA, filthy-dirty hospital I had to be in for 2 weeks. I was treated like I had one of the worst deseases in the world, it was very embarrassing. Now 2 yrs later. today I went to the local hospital here where I live to get a test for carpal tunnel and after waiting 1 hour, the doctor and his nurse come out only to tell me that they noticed on my chart that I have not yet been cleared for MRSA, I told them it occured 2 yrs ago, he boldly told me right in front of the other patients in the waiting room, that I have to be retested and they cannot see me today about my carpel tunnel unless they disinfect the whole examining room first. I left and cried all the way home, I am so embarrassed and hurt, i never asked for this MRSA. I think the go... read more

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pnuemonia broncial breathing problems linked t
Posted by ann
Last Reply June 19, 2009 at 11:04
Started December 28, 2005 at 13:52
Yet again i found out that a friend of mine lost her mother to mrsa but they said it was pnuemonia and emphisema,what the heck are they doing in hospitals for this to be aloud to carry on, after all the write ups on mrsa and and what it does to patients and still denying the true cause of death so sad.

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Does having this lead to other disease?
Posted by Mary
Last Reply June 17, 2009 at 14:44
Started June 17, 2009 at 14:44
I had MRSA staph n my spine begginng in September of 2007. I was in the hospital for 4 weeks was treated with vancomyasin through the veins, then a central vein line was put in and sent home and was treated with in home healthcare with same drug for 4 weeks.The side of this drug was bad, it was almost like having chemo. I was told I would have a 35-40% chance that I would might get it again. From then until now I have been "sick". My doctors now are saying I have symptoms of an auto-immune disease. THe have been testing for MS, Lupus, MENI, MENII, and a lot of other things. Of course every test comes back negative. I think it is all related back to the staph. Has anyone else been told that they might delop one of these conditions? I would love to hear if anyone can relate....THanks

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Infertility due to neglect by NHS.
Posted by sarah maria
Last Reply June 17, 2009 at 13:23
Started June 17, 2009 at 13:23
My problem started when i was around 18yrs old with pains in the lower half of my stomach, so i made a doctors appointment explain that the pains only occur a week before my period, he said it was nothing to worry about and put me on painkillers, as the months past the pain got worse so went back to the doctors, this time he said it was my bowels this carried on for around 2yrs, until i admitted myself into hospital were i was put on antibiotics straight the way through a drip, even in hospital no one explained to me what was wrong.
I'm now 26yrs old and found out last week i'am unable to concieve natural and would have to proceed with IVF,due to having PID but my consultult is unaware off the amount of damage, which i'm still to find out, through an operation in august.

To even get the appointment from the hospital, was a joke, where the same doctor misplaced all my paper work and had done nothing about refereing me to the hospital for over 6months until i rang.

Can anyone g... read more

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The Safe Patient Project campaign
Posted by Cheryl B
Last Reply June 10, 2009 at 11:34
Started June 10, 2009 at 11:34
The Safe Patient Project at Consumers Union (nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports) is working to improve the safety and quality of the U.S. health care system through community involvement and leadership on public policy. CU works with a network of activists throughout the country, connecting them together to share information with each other and to connect them with media and public policy opportunities where personal stories make a real difference. You can learn more and share your story with Consumers Union at http://www.SafePatientProject.org or email Daniela Nunez, Grassroots Organizer, at dnunez@consumer.org.

The Safe Patient Project campaign is focused on eliminating medical harm, improving FDA oversight of prescription drugs and promoting disclosure laws that give information to consumers about health care safety and quality.

And we can help support this campaign by sharing with them our personal HA-M... read more

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Infection Control
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply June 10, 2009
Started June 10, 2009
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/hotnews/nursing-home-residents-mrsa,p2.html........ we need this study done in the UK .

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