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Coat of paint may kill bugs
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply September 29, 2008 at 18:18
Started September 20, 2008
Superbugs such as mrsa could be wiped out from the UK hospitals within 3 yrs following a new project to develop a bateria-destroying paint . scientists have discovered large doses of the chemicals that give white paint its shiny gloss are capable of killing bateria , germs , & fungi . Titanium dioxide becomes "active" and kills off virtually all known germs including mrsa , E coli ,C diff when it is exposed to sun , fluorescent or other UV light .

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MRSA immunity
Posted by catlin
Last Reply September 27, 2008 at 13:21
Started November 28, 2005 at 19:30
Has anyone built an immunity to MRSA infection that you know of? I haven't read this anywhere, but would really like to know if possible. Thankyou. C

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MRSA at Nuffield Hospitals
Posted by Brian
Last Reply September 24, 2008 at 17:04
Started September 24, 2008 at 17:04
I was admitted into Brentwood Nuffield Private Hospital for plastic surgery. I was swab tested twice and clear of MRSA. After the op I lay with the wound exposed for 8 days whilst life & cleaning went on around me. My wound deteriorated; the Nuffield swab tested it. It came back positive for MRSA but they never told me, I found out later via the NHS and I suffered. The Nuffield covered it up. They put new patients in the rooms I had occupied, the rooms were never sanitised. The Nuffield lied to me, they will not follow their own Complaints Procedure. I am now pursuing via the GMC, NMC, Health Commission etc. If you are thinking of having surgery at a Nuffield, think again, try a different hospital. MRSA is a killer for the elderly and weak; people think that by going private they will be safer; this is not necessarily true. If you think this message is a wind up, ring the Brentwood Nuffield General Manager, Mr A Haysman, or Dep Matron Denise Baldwin, on 01245 695695 and ask if a pat... read more

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5 day MRSA
Posted by Sue
Last Reply September 21, 2008 at 21:10
Started September 21, 2008 at 16:29
My mother has just been told she has MRSA. She is diabetic. She had no circulation in her left foot. Eventually the big toe burst open and went black. She also had an open ulcer on her other heel. Nurses were coming twice a week to apply dressings to the ulcer but did nothing to the toe until it started to smell bad. My mother asked to see a vascular specialist privately as otherwise it was going to be up to 14 weeks to get an appointment. She saw a former Vascular Surgeon who prescribed yet more anti-biotics. The following week the pain was so bad I called a doctor and she was admitted to hospital. After 3 days they amputated her big toe and little toe because that had also gone black. She has COPD and had a heart attack on the op table. She was in ITU for 2 days on a ventilator. They told us to say goodbye but then she started to improve. She has been in hospital for nearly 5 weeks now and last week was diagnosed with MRSA. She has been told that it doesn't usually last more than ... read more

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Superbug linked to 600 deaths in a year
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply September 20, 2008 at 21:58
Started September 20, 2008 at 21:58
Deaths linked to the Clostridium difficile superbug soared in scotland last year , fiqures revealed . the deadly infection was involved in almost 600 fatalities in 2007- up more than 40 per cent from the previous year .
And C difficile was the main cause of death in 220 of these cases , compared to 164 in 2006 .
Campaigners said the fiqures proved the superbug was " running amok " in hospitals ......

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A problem with forum
Posted by blowblob
Last Reply September 20, 2008 at 18:22
Started September 20, 2008 at 02:12
Hello I'm newbie here and can't find a search on the forum
Could please someone point me to it.


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Posted by Lisa Fiegel
Last Reply September 19, 2008 at 23:27
Started September 19, 2008 at 23:27
People, please go to
to learn how the chemical and heavy metals that people are being unknowingly exposed to and contaminated by are challenging the immune system of people, especially children,and how these same threats are contributing to the spreading of MRSA, and other dangerous microbes. MOST IMPOTANTLY is how you can learn of the many natural answers there are in how to protect yourself and how to safely eliminate these threats.

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Posted by SAMANTHA S.
Last Reply September 18, 2008 at 13:53
Started September 18, 2008 at 01:14

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Not so bad in Floida?
Posted by FLORIDA
Last Reply September 17, 2008 at 21:13
Started November 1, 2005 at 19:01
14 out of 17 of My family, and My wifes family have contracted MRSA in the Orlando Area. My wife had been diagnosed with MRSA while she was pregnant with my daughter and we almost lost her to this "minor" problem. For the first 4 months of my daughters life she was in the special care unit of a well know childrens hospital in orlando florida, initials (AP) they did a great job but passed the mutated bug as a common problem. She under went a major surgery and almost lost her left lung. I have tallied a total of 32 of 40 friends, co-workers and neighbors that have been bothered by the infection. My wife had a hole develop in her side over night that was the diameter of a quarter and as deep as the tip of your pinky. Little did I know that this bug can be spread through animals as well. My dog also contracted the bug. I am no longer researching MRSA as dramatically as I did when my daughter was infected, but the problem does not seem to go away. I am on a constant cycle of a... read more

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hi ya
Posted by sharron ruddy
Last Reply September 11, 2008 at 18:41
Started September 8, 2008 at 22:12
hi there linda sorry a havent been on fir ages i have been up tae ma eyes in it been on holiday and then getting the house done up and wae the wee man getting big a mean ma wee granson david so how have you been linda hope everything is ok with your hubby well am going back into hospital nxt tuesday for a band fill so getting screened again for mrsa so a will let yous no how a get on and hi to everyone i no talk very soon
best wishes
sharron [ glasgow]

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hospital aquired mrsa
Posted by rose
Last Reply September 10, 2008 at 13:48
Started September 10, 2008 at 13:48
well i caught it in my lungs now on rifapiciin ans fucidin as could not tolorate first treatment any one out there that knows if this works?

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MRSA support in Northern Ireland
Posted by Sandra Carruthers
Last Reply September 9, 2008 at 21:11
Started September 9, 2008 at 19:43
I am looking for people diagnosed with MRSA or family members with MRSA to contact me with the possibilty of being of support to each other. I have been in touch with Tony Field and have agreed to be the spokesperson for MRSASUPPORT here in Northern Ireland.
If anyone is interested either e-mail me at or phone 07902318020.
i know there is a lot of people like myself here but with no help. i was diagnosed in sept 2003 after an operation for breast cancer and i now have a large hole under my arm from the 3 operations i had to have to get rid of infected tissue but am still in a lot of pain.
don't hesitate to contact me and we'll see if we can form some sort of group.

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Upcoming BBC Program - Prevalence of CA-MRSA
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply September 9, 2008 at 19:34
Started September 9, 2008 at 17:07
Hi Everyone -

For those who are interested:
I requested a link list be provided for the online coverage section of the upcoming show on BBC Channel 4 concerning… Prevalence of CA-MRSA in America. Hoping to get the word out about the forums, etc. also to provide links where public seeking MRSA information can turn. We'll see.

Details below from producer:
Wed 8/27/08 7:52 AM

Hi {ladyk}

Thank you very much for your email. I can certainly pass the links to the online editor who will be in charge of the online coverage of this programme. You will be able to hear it on September 16 at 8pm UK time at then look for Radio 4 and File on 4. It will be available on the "listen again" section of the website for a week after that.

Thank you for spending so much time on the phone with me, it was really helpful and helped me to understand the awfulness of this condition.

With very best wishes for the future


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loved ones at xmas
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply September 8, 2008 at 21:12
Started December 22, 2005 at 14:03
i would like to wish everybody a very merry christmas ,and a very happy new year, i would like one moment of your time........ to think of all our loved ones at this time, and also to think of all the people on the hidden victims list,prayers for all please.

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MRSA caught via cannular
Posted by Karen
Last Reply September 8, 2008 at 20:41
Started August 23, 2008 at 22:18
I am wondering if there is anyone who has caught MRSA by being given a cannular in the arm? My late mother caught MRSA by contacting it directly into her vein via the cannular admistered to her within one hour of arriving to the MAU unit. My mother suffered a horrific death caused by this infection. Someone has to stand up for the sick and elderly if we cant even rely on a doctor to follow a basic procedure when a new patient enters a hospital. very very angry.

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recognising mrsa symptoms
Posted by mike
Last Reply September 8, 2008 at 18:56
Started March 30, 2005 at 14:59
I had an angiogram in my local hospital recently everything went well but i now have a rash in groin area should i be concerned?

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We have the answer but nobody is listening
Posted by Anonymous
Last Reply September 3, 2008 at 20:07
Started June 1, 2008 at 19:35
I am becoming increasing frustrated by the fact that, despite independant trials by Professors and Doctors from Manchester Metropolitan University, proving that we have founded revolutionary technology which eradicates over 90% of bacteria including MRSA from the atmosphere, nobody is listening. How can this be? These trials were conducted in live hospital environments along with laboratory trials and our technology has the ability clear the air by using bio scent and sub micron particles. What more proof do infection control need? Do your own tests if you like!
We have had nothing but positive comments from the hospitals, nursing homes and other environments which have tried the machine already. This would mean no more down time on wards or isolation of rooms while they are treated, our machine could literally save lives yet i spend every day just trying to raise awareness and get backing from all the right places with no success. We hear so much in the news about the state of o... read more

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Staph and possible (?) cure
Posted by Michelle
Last Reply September 3, 2008 at 18:49
Started September 3, 2008 at 18:49
I have been reading up on MRSA since I was infected (armpits) with staph. I luckily cleared up within 1-2 weeks after treatment with antibiotics and ointment - Obviously not as bad as what I have been reading here. I also cleaned daily about 3 times and used a prescribed ointment. Having said all of that, I believe if you used tea tree oil or Oregano Oil (diluted - read up to understand dilution strength required) on the sores - check with doctor obviously. Both are highly antiseptic qualities. Somewhat stinky to me but I know Tea Tree oil helps with 'regular' sores and scrapes very well to include scalp sores. I would suggest reading up on immunity and be very careful as I have been reading up on MRSA and influenza link. Don't want to scare just make aware.

Good luck and my sincerest sympathies to any. I hope this helped even a little bit.

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MRSA in children
Posted by Anonimo
Last Reply September 2, 2008 at 16:09
Started August 5, 2008 at 12:38
Hi, I am a young mother worried about my son... He has 2 years old and he got MRSA with is Grandmother. Its a dificuld situation because we dont now what to do... Can you help me please?
Do you think that he to continues to have contact with he´s grandmother? Can she touches and kiss him? She still have MRSA and we really dont know what to do. Thank you all.

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staph skin infection
Posted by pam L
Last Reply September 2, 2008 at 08:10
Started March 4, 2008 at 16:05
Has anyone had or got a skin infection causing spots, lesions or small sore crator type spots all over the body, otherwise diagnosed as Nodular Prurigo? This apparantly is caused by staph infection. I contracted it years ago after being hospitalized and having a blood transfusion. Over the years I've had many different treatments and only now seem to be heading in the right direction after 23 years of it. I bruise easily, feel tired quickly, have aching bones, weak nails and hair since getting this awful disease. It's not infectious but I am attending Infectious Diseases clinic. They are trying to eliminate the staph that is present and so far I have had some relief but it is still present. If anyone has any suggestions, ideas or info on this then I would really appreciate hearing from them.

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