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wrong toxins
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply March 5, 2009 at 20:31
Started March 2, 2009 at 01:02
Scientists battling the deadly hospital bug C-Diff have spent decades aiming at the wrong targets , a new study shows the researchers have focused on the wrong illness-inducing toxin released by the bacteria .
C-Diff is a spore-forming bug, first discovered in 1978 , which has been sweeping through hospitals around the world .
Professor Dale Gerding from Hines Hospital in Illinois said " For 20 years, we have been focusing on Toxin A but it turns out the real culprit is Toxin B , this is a major finging in how C-Diff causes disease in humans .

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Manuka Honey
Posted by glen
Last Reply March 1, 2009 at 11:05
Started February 23, 2007 at 07:00
Hi there,
I know this probably sounds crazy but has anyone used manuka honey??? I first heard about this product on radio 4 and then did a little internet research for my partners grandma who had an ulcer that would not heal and they were suggesting an operation - not such a great idea at 85. The consultants had never heard of it as a treatment but the district nurses had used it for burns. A ulcer that had got steadily worse over 2 1/2 years healed in 3 weeks. Manuka honey impregnated dressings are an approved NHS product and available but you have to ask for them.These honey impregnated dressings are proved to


If you require surgery demand these dressings to be used post operatively

These are no wild claims
Please refer to Dr Peter Molan, the university and his team have dedicated 19 years to discovering all of the healing properties of this specific honey especially for infected and difficult to... read more

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Patients Complaints
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply February 26, 2009 at 01:07
Started February 26, 2009 at 01:07
It is shocking to read that patients complaints are being ignored & that it takes months for investigations in other complaints to start . the Healthcare Commission issued warnings to 30 of the 42 trusts that it assessed.

what hope have we, on giving advice to people to complain coming to this site , it is just a case of going round & round in circles & nothing being learned by these trusts .

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Emerging Highly Resistant 'Gram-Neg' Pathogens
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply February 24, 2009 at 21:41
Started February 24, 2009 at 17:04
Emerging Highly Resistant Gram-Negative Pathogens

Bad Bugs, No Drugs

A new crop of drug-resistant superbugs is in our midst, and experts believe that they could rival the deadly superbug MRSA.

A new report from the Infectious Diseases Society of America says these superbugs are creeping onto the radar in hospitals across the country, and our ability to fight them is next to none.

Are these new superbugs poised to be the next MRSA?

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical News Correspondent: They just may be, according to that new report by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. MRSA is still a much bigger problem.

Define these new superbugs. They're called "gram-negative" bacteria. They are extre... read more

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mrsa and sudamonaes
Posted by christine
Last Reply February 23, 2009 at 11:28
Started November 7, 2005 at 17:21
I caught mrsa in my lungs 5 years ago, never been the same I was treated got rid of it but it comes back again and again, when I was in hospital the conditions were appaling nobody ever cleaned in the Kent &sussex hospital in TW, loos were left blocked etc, my next stays also delivered me another bug Sudamonas this is worse and it will kill me in the end why does nobody talk about this one it is deadlier than mrsa and not many now its excistence

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Blurry vision after MRSA
Posted by Lori
Last Reply February 22, 2009 at 03:04
Started February 22, 2009 at 03:04
I was hospitalized for 1 week in January for MRSA. There were blisters on my face, my nose was full of blisters and eventually my face became paralyzed...I could not talk or eat for 4 days. The skin on my face felt like it had hard rocks underneath of it. After my hospital stay, I went to the hospital every day for 10 days to have an IV of antibiotics administered through my pic line. The ID doctor finally released me after doing blood work. Ever since my episode with MRSA, I have had trouble with my eyes. My eyes get a blurry film on them and I have eye discharge upon waking up in the morning. They also burn and feel like I have a fever around them. Has anyone else ever experienced this? Also, the ID doctor never told me that I would be fighting MRSA the rest of my life, but I have had another minor bout with it since being released from the hospital in January. I caught it early this time and the doctor just put be on Doxycycline and a topical called AltaBax and it seems... read more

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Call for Evidence
Posted by Saloplass
Last Reply February 21, 2009 at 19:41
Started February 21, 2009 at 19:41
Has anyone seen the Call For Evidence - requisitioned by The Law Society and being written by Lord Hunt? This is allegedly a Call For Evidence from everyone of us, even though we dont know it. It is to make sure that we get fair justice and it is to regulate the legal beagles in this country, to show how fair they are etc etc.

Go on to any site you can in connection with Lord Hunt to look for this Call For Evidence - if you cant find it, try The Law Society site, if we the public dont let them know what we think of this sinking ship of justice, who will? Not Lord Hunt

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Posted by JF2009
Last Reply February 13, 2009 at 16:31
Started February 12, 2009 at 11:34
I was recently in hospital for 5 days, i do not have MRSA but am looking to find out if i could pass it on to someone else? My partner has a low immune system due to a kidney disorder and i am concerned i could pass it on to him.

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mrsa showing up in my sputam sample
Posted by kerry
Last Reply February 12, 2009 at 23:13
Started February 12, 2009 at 23:13
Can some one help me in this two years ago i was in a lot of pain on my right side from the bottom of my ribs i was told i have some nodules have appeared on my right lung and they are benign and that they keeping an eye on them (i have had breast cancer) on and of for the last 2 years i have had a lot of pain all round that area. Now for the last few weeks i been getting a lot of pain again in same area and was told that i wasnt getting the full amount of oxygen in the bottom of my right lung and i was asked to give a sputam sample. The sputam sample has come back and my doctor said that its showing MRSA in it. Is this a common thing and is it serious??

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Intense foot pain after MSSA
Posted by Madison
Last Reply February 12, 2009 at 17:59
Started February 8, 2009 at 21:30
Our son picked up the MSSA bacteria from ? It almost took his life as it was in his bloodstream and damaged the kidneys. Luckily, he did survive, had open heart surgery and is now home but in terrible pain. The pain is very intense in his feet, causing difficulty in walking. We have seen specialists for the nerve damage, but are finding it hard to get any concrete answers. Nobody seems to know how to treat the pain without causing further damage to the kidneys. Some drugs (morphine) take the edge off, but don't relieve the pain for long time periods. It is extremely difficult to have your 23 year old in agony most of the time. There are signs of depression although some of the drugs help with that as well as the pain. Is anyone out there having any luck with any type of treatment? We have tried the foot baths, hottubs, massages, Lidocane, but nothing seems to really help. The pain is most intense at nightime.

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mrsa (is it job related ?)
Posted by concerned
Last Reply February 8, 2009 at 04:30
Started January 12, 2007 at 16:12
A guy I am dating has been told by a a specialist that he has MRSA.He works in enviromental drilling.He has had I think maybe 6or7 rounds of antibiotics.First question is Could it be work related .Second question is his co workers are in fear of catching it from him .Its been a really stressful time for him exspecially when he works in the shop which is rarely .No one wants to go to the bathroom after him .We are intimate and I havent showed any signs of MRSA.He is taking all the precautions that his doctor has told him to do .Please help me to educate people on this .


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Posted by Trish
Last Reply February 5, 2009 at 02:54
Started February 2, 2009 at 06:57
Hi, I got a MRSA infection 6 months ago through a scrape in my knee. I went to the Dr. who popped a boil near the scrape and gave me oral antibiotics (I have some allergies, so I had to take one that was slightly less effective). Soon after, I got another boil near the scar from the first and I treated it at home. There were no more problems. I started jogging on a treadmill about 2 weeks ago. About a week ago my knee hurt, so I took an ibubrofen and jogged again. Then, I decided to take care of it with rest, wrapping, ice, etc. My knee hurts worse now, even though I'm still not working out. My knee's very stiff, popping, and there's a small, swollen area near where the scrape/staph scars are but no bruising. Could the infection have returned? I read something about a bursa sac that can become infected in the knee. I don't have health insurance and have no money to go to the doctor. However, if this is another MRSA infecton, I will find a way to go. Hopefully it's just from jogging,... read more

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MRSA ear infection
Posted by Nina
Last Reply February 3, 2009 at 20:55
Started December 14, 2008 at 20:23
Hi,I am in complete panic over this. I have had a discomfort in my ears for over a year now and been going to doctors complaining about it.They never took a swab but just brushed me off with "we think its dermatitis!"diagnosis. I went to Croatia last week and visited a doctor there. I thought it might have been a fungal infection and I was sent for a swab. It tested MRSA in both ears.I've left Croatia on friday and received swab results on saturday. Where should I go???Emergency?My doctor (that would probably never believe it?!).How dangerous is this in regards to spreading...I can hear things popping and my ears itch and sting!!!

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what happens now???
Posted by danny
Last Reply February 2, 2009 at 11:11
Started January 29, 2009 at 14:26
Hi my father has got MRSA he's been given a course of antibiotics thats due to finish tomorrow, there has been no information given to any of us about what happens next, should he be re-tested if so how long does he need to wait and if not how do we know if the infection has gone??? the doctors dont seem to want to tell us anything at all it was only because a different doctor asked why he was on tablets we found out what the problem is.

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Posted by Sue
Last Reply January 28, 2009 at 16:11
Started August 26, 2005 at 18:13
I'm in the US too, by the way. Sounds like MRSA in the UK is a little more serious.

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Posted by graham woods
Last Reply January 24, 2009 at 20:27
Started January 24, 2009 at 20:27
also referred to as nosocomial infection - classified as a strict hospital infection. I know this isnt MRSA but dont know where else to look. Got this from having bone marrow samples taken in UK hospital end December 08 - has anyone else suffered from this following bone marrow extraction. If so how did you get rid of it? How long did it take, etc. etc. Any info gladly appreciated. Thanks for your time.

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just heard im mrsa positive...
Posted by smorrisss
Last Reply January 24, 2009 at 18:38
Started January 23, 2009 at 12:10
hello....i dont really know how or why... im a fit 22 year old from uk. i have eczema tho and allergic reaction to certain shampoos etc so have a bit of a rash on my face sometimes. I was due to have an ankle op on weds as i pla football and i have a chipped bone in my ankle atm. Went for my pre op and they just rang saying it come bk posotive?wat does this mean?i have no boils absesses anything liek that? i have been getting severe headaches tho which i went to the docs about last week before they knew about the mrsa. could anyone tell me a little bit about it?will it go away after treatment?x

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Mother diagnosed with MRSA
Posted by Linda Flynn
Last Reply January 23, 2009 at 19:29
Started January 23, 2009 at 13:56
My mother has just been diagnosed with MRSA...and any advice you can give I would be so grateful. She did spend a little time in hospital a couple of months back and she feels this is where she may have contracted it. She has ulcers on her legs which are being treated with a cream, they have told her that although it will take longer, it can be cured. I am a little worried asmy mother in law started with leg ulcers and finally died with her leg having Grangreen and also havng C difficile. Is there anything my mother should be doing as well as just this cream. To me it just does not seem enough. It now seems like it is Deja Vu

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MRSA and lung cancer
Posted by Danielle
Last Reply January 22, 2009 at 22:51
Started January 22, 2009 at 22:51
my step dad has got non small cell lung cancer he has had his third cycle of chemo is due the fourht and we hav now fond out he has MRSA after a cheast infection refused to clear up we have been given no info on what happens next other than his chemo has been delayed for a week the MRSA has been found in his sputem he has got a tracheotomy cos of larynx caner 5 yrs ago so the bug has got to have come from his lungs he is on oxytetrcycline what does this mean for his futer and how will it affect him any info would be appriciated thank you

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We need to end this
Posted by Colin
Last Reply January 22, 2009 at 10:02
Started January 12, 2009 at 22:08
Hi everyone

I have spent the last 2 hours reading posts and reply’s on this forum, I have been crying and feel that this is a much worse problem than the press are telling and the result's (I.E hospital figures) that say the problem is being dealt with seem to become meaningless when you read real stories

I run a small television production company and we are putting together a proposal to use industrial factory cleaning knowledge and some medical specialist.

I'm looking for people who maybe prepared to tell their stories on camera to help us help the NHS

Thank you in advance and for those of you suffering good luck

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