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Have I got "MRSA" ??..
Posted by dissyangell
Last Reply April 27, 2009 at 22:01
Started April 27, 2009 at 22:01
I had Surgery a year ago and, sadly for me, I had awful Infections in my Wounds within 4 Hours of coming out of Hospital...I am due to have more Surgery this week (different Hospital !!...) and having had an Abcess Swab taken 3 weeks ago, have JUST BEEN TOLD they "found" Streptococcus Aureus in the Swab Test !!......so....do I have MRSA ??...I have been SO ILL FOR A YEAR since the last Surgery and,DESPITE being Physically Disabled and a Veteran "M.E." Sufferer, have NEVER FELT SO ILL !!......Can anyone out there give me an idea if I have been "brewing MRSA" from the last lot of Surgery ??...the Hospital I went to was not very Clean....they just sent me Home the next Day without any Antibiotics etc despite them knowing I was prone to Stitch Infections !!??....is it at all possible that my "Infections" in the Past have ALL BEEN MRSA ??.. HELP !!??...TAA !!...Dissy

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What do you do with after affects of MRSA?
Posted by NanaJo
Last Reply April 25, 2009 at 05:19
Started April 22, 2009 at 05:14
Re: after effects of MRSA on the body
Reply #276 by Jo Posted: April 17, 2009 at 04:47

I had a diagnostic knee surgery in October, 28 because I couldn't have a Mri due to the "spinal cord stimulator" 3 weeks after surgery I contracted MRSA and was on medication that I received twice a day, 12 hours apart, each application was 2 hours. The whole MRSA thing was terrible....such pain.

Now I am having the spinal cord stimulator removed on 04/20/09 because my neuro believes I should be able to have MRI's especially now since I can barely walk on the leg with the MRSA.

Does anyone out there have extreme pain walking after having MRSA in your knee? Mine feels like I have a constant charley horse in the calf and ankle of my leg. I limp so bad that my back pain is even worse than before. I thought when the MRSA left the pain would go away but I am in more pain now than I was two months ago.

Any suggestions or cases like mine?

Thank you



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Remembering Tom
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply April 24, 2009 at 20:45
Started April 22, 2009 at 23:36
Tom Snowball........ 1st anniversary of his death 23rd of April 2008.

Remembering you is easy Tom , nella mia preghiera .

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MRSA volunteers wanted
Posted by John
Last Reply April 22, 2009 at 18:19
Started April 22, 2009 at 18:19
Im hoping this is okay to post this here, if not I sincerely apologise.

I am a 25 year old university student studying here in Australia, and as part of an upcoming module we have been given the task of covering MRSA indepth, its causes, symptoms, cures etc etc.

Many of the other students are referencing a lot of material from medical sources such as books, but Ive decided, that rather than take this on from a medical perspective, that I would like to get "real" stories from sufferers, their experiences, their pain, their frustrations. Their overall experience with this disease and how it has affected their lives.

In particular, Im looking for those who have successfully overcome this illness and have been able to go about their lives again. What you did, how you were treated etc.

For those that would like to help me, this will basically consist of answering a few questions, which I can send over via email, and compile your story in an interview format. The questions w... read more

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MRSA AGAIN!!!!!
Posted by Wendy-USA
Last Reply April 20, 2009 at 15:07
Started April 10, 2009
My 12 year old daughter has had MRSA three times. Right no is her 3rd time. I still have no idea where she got it from, School? It started on her chest. She had 4 little round boil looking things on her chest. I took her to the doctor and he dx'd her with MRSA. Didn't know what it was then, did some rechearch on the web and scared the sh*t out of myself. He gave her antibiotics and Bactraban. This seemed to work for a little while. Then a few months later she had these same marks all over her legs & arms! Back to the Bactraban and Anibiotics. It's been a year now and I just noticed a new one on her leg! Going to call the doctor tomorrow. They never get really big, they just look like bad pimples. She also has a pimple on her chin (that she keeps picking) and I'm afraid that's going to tutn into MRSA to. How many times can you get this once you have had it? DOes this mean that she will always get it. What an we do to prevent her from getting it again.

Last year wh... read more

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mrsa in a total knee replacement
Posted by connie
Last Reply April 19, 2009 at 23:34
Started April 18, 2009 at 05:16
my grandmother had a total knee replacement last year. Everything was healing and the dr said she was fine. 3 months after the surgery she had swollen of the knee which dr aspirated the site and pus came out and dr took sample, sample came back with staph infection. Dr did another surgery to clean and put new screws in knee. 6 weeks went by and infection came back. Dr did another surgery and to remove everything in the knee and put a spacer in knee now they say she has mrsa. she has has numuerios pic lines for antibotics. I not understanding why is this still going on with infection in the knee.
How did infection get in the knee when the wound site was healed and no redness around it. Thank you in advance.


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TV programme on C diff needs your help!
Posted by Alice
Last Reply April 16, 2009 at 14:36
Started November 3, 2006 at 17:02
We are making a programme on clostridium difficile for Tonight With Trevor McDonald. It is a very personal film for the director, Angie, as her father died from C diff. You may have seen her story on the BBC in a programme called What Killed My Dad, which was about hospital acquired infections not being mentioned on death certificates.

Since making that film we have seen the number of cases of C diff rise and really want our film to raise awareness about this terrible infection which could be wiped out if hospitals took the necessary measures.

We are very keen to talk to people who have a relative battling C diff now. We are already featuring people who have lost loved ones to C diff but we also believe it is important to show it affecting someone right now - to show how real it is.

I understand that if you are in this situation the last thing you would think about doing is contacting a tv company but perhaps something positive can come from your relative's suffering i... read more

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Infection Control Today
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply April 14, 2009 at 17:57
Started April 14, 2009 at 17:57
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/hotnews/new-non-antibiotic-drugs-for-hais.html

http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/hotnews/drug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria.html

http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/infection-prevention-in-healthcare-settings,p4.html

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MRSA for 2 years and counting...
Posted by Nate
Last Reply April 10, 2009
Started January 22, 2009 at 08:14
I am 22 years old and I played semi-pro and professional football for the last 3 years. I contracted MRSA during one of my seasons. At first I had no idea what it was, I just thought it was a nasty pimple on my back. Once it got big, I had someone pop it for me. I didn't know. This went on until one day at practice I couldn't take the paralyzing pain and went to the doc. They put me on cephalexin. Obv that didn't work, so they put me on bactrim. Seemed to work okay. The scars healed and it looks like I have a shotgun wound on my back now, just the upper right. So over the last few years, I get a boil every now and then. I had to have one lanced in ER, but nobody ever seems to make it a big deal. Finally spring 08 I had my doc test for MRSA just to be sure, and it was. He gave me mupirocin for my nose. IT NEVER GOES AWAY! I just continue to get small lesions all the time! One just came up and went away within 2 days, and then another one popped up today! They don't h... read more

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Scottish Parliament
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply April 9, 2009
Started April 9, 2009
For interesting reading http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/officialreports/meetingsParliament/or-09/sor0212-02.htm

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Young children with recurring MRSA, any ideas?
Posted by Michelle
Last Reply April 8, 2009 at 17:39
Started February 3, 2009 at 06:21
In October my then 6 month old son had a diaper rash that I could not get rid of. I tried everything... then my almost three yr old got the same pimply rash. I immediately knew it had to be something I had spread from one to the other by sharing diaper cream. My three yr old daughter responded to the topical Mupricin ointment. My son responded to it, but then got an abcess where they cultured. It was lanced, drained, and he took a round of bactrim. It cleared up but has returned 5 times now, just since October. He has only had to repeat the Bactrim once. My daughter has had it come back twice. I keep Mupricin on hand and look them over every day. The first sign of irritation (always in the diaper area) I use the ointment and can keep it away.
I am giving them both Allicin (a powerful antibacterial component of garlic) and have an immaculate home.
Because of the recurrances I am now supposed to scrub them head to toe 2 to 3 times weekly for 6 months. We are also all g... read more

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Infection control Today
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply April 7, 2009 at 17:46
Started April 7, 2009 at 17:46
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/clinical-microbiology-infection-prevention.html

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Congratulations NC-HI
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply April 4, 2009 at 15:52
Started April 4, 2009 at 15:52
Congratulations to NC-HI on their Registered Charity Status .

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Magic bullet targets & kills mrsa
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply April 3, 2009 at 05:41
Started April 1, 2009
Scientists have created a light-activated "magic bullet" that targets and kills MRSA . the antimicrobial agent tin chlorin e6 releases destructive molecules that kill the bacteria when exposed to light of the right wavelength .

In tests the therapy killed 99.97% of ten million MRSA cells and proved 1,000 times more effective than tin chlorin e6 without the targeting peptide . the killing mechanism used makes it very unlikely that bacteria would develop resistance against the treatment , say scientists

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What happens to the body?
Posted by Allie
Last Reply April 1, 2009 at 14:55
Started April 6, 2008 at 17:59
Im studying my Alevels in Health & Social Care and i'm doing a coursework piece where you have to pick a communicable disease to study so as i'm a future student nurse I decided MRSA was going to be pretty pivotal in my future studies. One thing i'm strugging to find exact information on is how the body responds to MRSA. I know signs and symptoms but i really need to once MRSA is contracted what happens to the body? If anyone has any information it would be appreciated so much!
Thanks

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MRSA
Posted by mrs n
Last Reply April 1, 2009 at 02:27
Started March 31, 2009
HELLO,

I am going into hospital for a D+C, as my GP refered me because i am having problems with my periods.
When i went to have my pre ops done they found out that i have the MRSA bug and i have been given the hibiscrub and some nasal ointment to use for 5 days then i have to be checked again.
Can anyone please tell me if the hospital will still go a head with the op even if the bug has NOT gone??

I am so worriedas confused as i dont understand how i can get rid of it, just by washing and changing my clothes and bed covers, can i still get not get it back from my family??

please help anyone i am going in next week and i have just completed the 5 days today.

thankyou

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TREATMENT FORHEAD INJURIES
Posted by JONATHAN KEAR
Last Reply March 26, 2009 at 22:25
Started March 26, 2009 at 11:28
MY FATHER HAD BEEN ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER FALLING AND HITTING HIS HEAD ONE EVENING. HE HAD A HISTORY OF HEART PROBLEMS SO THE HOSPITAL TREATED HIM AS A HEART PATIENT AND NOT A HEAD INJURY.HE DIED OF A BRAIN HEMORRAGE IN THE HOSPITAL ALMOST TWO DAYS AFTER BEING ADMITED.WE TRIED TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW WITH THE HOSPITAL BUT HAVE NOT GOT BACK TO US WHAT SHOULD WE DO NOW?

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TREATMENT FORHEAD INJURIES
Posted by JONATHAN KEAR
Last Reply March 26, 2009 at 11:29
Started March 26, 2009 at 11:29
MY FATHER HAD BEEN ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER FALLING AND HITTING HIS HEAD ONE EVENING. HE HAD A HISTORY OF HEART PROBLEMS SO THE HOSPITAL TREATED HIM AS A HEART PATIENT AND NOT A HEAD INJURY.HE DIED OF A BRAIN HEMORRAGE IN THE HOSPITAL ALMOST TWO DAYS AFTER BEING ADMITED.WE TRIED TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW WITH THE HOSPITAL BUT HAVE NOT GOT BACK TO US WHAT SHOULD WE DO NOW?

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Dispatches
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply March 23, 2009 at 22:30
Started March 23, 2009 at 22:30
Did everybody watch tonight ? ohhhhhh how i get soooooooo angry my blood pressure goes sky high . i felt so sorry for the nurses complaining that they dident get a break ie; tea/break toilet/break, i think this was the genuine ones the caring ones , but the ones who sat at the nurses station at night going through e-bay even pole dancing to pass there time was disgusting to hear . that nurse on duty who thought putting her mother up for sale on e-bay was a hoot should never have been on watch in any hospital & before i get any replies to this post from any nurses as always defending there humour....... it is these nurses who give the "REAL" nurses a hard time & a bad name , hospitals like these shown tonight are where people have died because of incompetence & no amount of humour will lighten these facts .

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You Have married for years without a child con
Posted by ms anna
Last Reply March 21, 2009 at 13:45
Started March 21, 2009 at 13:45
You Have married for years without a child contact me to have one or two if u need .(miss1anna(at)yahoo.com )

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