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mrsa bug long term effects
Posted by rsc
Last Reply August 20, 2008 at 16:39
Started January 22, 2005 at 22:26
i contracted a mrsa(super)bug whilst in hospital in march 1998, as i read more and more about these bugs i am curious to know if there are any long term effects, i was isolated in intensive care, i had regular swabs taken and cream put inside my nostrils but this is all i remember, i look forward to hearing from anyone who can answer my qustion

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c.diff
Posted by louise
Last Reply August 17, 2008 at 20:57
Started July 27, 2008 at 18:03
my name is louise i am 29 years old, and i have suffered from endometriosis for 10 years, last september i had to have a laparotomy because my bowel burst, i consequetly suffered from peritonitis and septycemia,this was when i had to have a stoma bag.immediately after this i suffered servere bright red blood through the stoma.at this point nobody suspected that i had c.diff 5 months later i had to have a hyterectomy via a laparotomy because of the bleeding all the doctors thought that it was my endomertiosis causing all my problems,in the same op i had my stoma bag reversed.now i have found out that since september when all this started my doctors have told me that i was probably suffering from c.diff back then. since feb this year i have been admitted to hospital on 3 occasions and have had the stool test which confirmed that i have c.diff which was treated with metronidizol and vancomycin.i am now suffering from my 4th reccurence of c.diff.i now feel that the above mentioned ops... read more

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How to get treated, not fleeced
Posted by Common Sense
Last Reply August 17, 2008
Started August 1, 2008 at 19:11
An infectious disease specialist is the only way to correctly treat MRSA.

Get a referral from your physician if you have been diagnosed.

Don't gamble with your health, do not delay treatment or waste time/money on unproven treatments peddled on the internet.

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mrsa in urine
Posted by jen
Last Reply August 15, 2008 at 22:20
Started August 15, 2008 at 03:27
HELLO, I HAD 3 DIFFERENT SURGERYS IN THE LAST 2 MONTHS AND URTER WAS INJURED. I ALSO HAD CATHER FOR 18 DAYS. I ALSO BEEN ON ANTIBIOTICS SINCE JULY 18TH. I WAS GETTING BETTER. I'VE BEEN HAVING BURNING WHEN I PEE AND VERY PAINFUL, AND ALSO BLOOD. I ALSO HAVE LOW GRADE FEVER AND COLD /SHAKES AND ACHES. I WENT TO THE DOCTOR AND TESTED POS. FOR MRSA IN URINE. SO THEY PUT ME ON BACTRIM AND MACROBID FOR 14 MORE DAYS. I FINISH THEM IN 3 DAYS. I FEEL WORSE NOW THEN I DID IN THE BEGINING. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. I CAN'T GET THE DOCTORS TO LISTEN TO ME. I'M GETTING WORSE. I ALSO DON'T KNOW IF MY FAMILY COULD GET IT. IF ANYONE COULD HELP,PLEASE. THANKS. P.S. I HAVE TO HAVE SURGERY AGAIN END OF THIS MONTH, I DON'T KNOW WITH THE MRSA? THANKS, JEN

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mrsa symptons
Posted by mo
Last Reply August 12, 2008 at 22:27
Started August 5, 2008 at 11:58
My husband had a new knee on 21st June everything was fine but now he is not well at all, not eating, very very very week. One time he is shivering with cold and then later he is hot. The doctor is coming out this morning, this will be the 3rd one in a couple of weeks.. He also had a very bad infected heel. He has had antibiotics but still not well at all. I too dont know what to do or think what it can be.

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Q's about deception and passing infection
Posted by Madelyn
Last Reply August 12, 2008 at 22:24
Started May 17, 2006 at 01:04
My good friend is in a care home. She caught MRSA about two months ago but in my opinion the home is not treating her correctly. She is not isolated, she is sitting in the main unit and in contact with other patients, who also have MRSA, or have it now...the carers do not sterilise the equipment nor do they insist on cleanliness amongst the patients for instance if a one touches the other one they do not insist on washing their hands. They are classed as vulnerable adults therefore they cannot be held responsible for their lack of hygeine or common sense etc.

The chair my friend sits in was borrowed from a non MRSA patient from a different unit. When she no longer needed the chair it was passed to another unit without being cleaned and the original owner now has MRSA thanks to cross contamination.

The carer deceived me and told me my friend only carried it in her blood she did not tell me it was on her skin etc, practically covering her inside and out and I was in close co... read more

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Contact with someone with MRSA
Posted by Denise
Last Reply August 12, 2008
Started August 5, 2008 at 02:29
Hi, I really don't know that much about MRSA and wondered if anyone could advise me.

Today at work I was alerted to a man who had collapsed in the toilets. I went to him and immediately called an ambulance. The ambulance didn't arrive until 45 mins later during which time I stayed with the man holding his hand and talking to him and helping him as he was also vomiting. He was elderly and diabetic and also had a pancreatic tumor. He said they had sent him home from hospital, as there wasn't much they could do for him at the moment. I asked why and he lifted his shirt to show 2 very large dressings on his lower chest, which he rubbed. He then carried on holding my hand and explained that he had MRSA and they wouldn't operate until it cleared up. I stayed with him until the ambulance arrived, and then let them do their job. I went and washed my hands and lower straight after, then put on some gloves to clean up the vomit.

What I would like to know is, because he was vomiting and ... read more

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Health Chiefs sorry Over Deaths
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply August 11, 2008 at 15:37
Started August 7, 2008 at 14:46
A damning report today said infection-control at a hospital where C-Diff was linked to 18 deaths were "inadequate".
Health chiefs issused an immediate apology to the familys involved as the report was published - & insisted lessons had been learned. a total of 55 people were affected by the outbreak of C-Diff at the Vale of Leven Hospital in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire .

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I feel like poo!
Posted by mrboo
Last Reply August 9, 2008 at 07:28
Started August 8, 2008 at 10:39
Hi, i`m here asking questions about mrsa because i have had it 4 TIMES, not only that i think i STILL have it. I had a Tailorspacial frame fitted to my leg a few yrs ago after a motorcycle racing accident, resulting in picking up the infection somewhere. The MSRA made it to my top pinsite resulting to a Green discharge and swelling, I was treated for this with IV antibiotics for a week followed by a 6 week course of Clindamicin, i felt great after! About 3 months after i began feeling symptoms of flu and warmness around my head/neck and the glands under my ears burn and ache.My eyesight went all jumpy/hazy to the extent i now wear Glasses to calm this, it was like i`m out of focus and was looking beyond what i`m trying too look at! On top of this my lower right leg feels like its really Itchy internally and burns sometimes, often with a constant numbing feeling which has since risen to my knee. I dont have much swelling now though, i`d say my leg in question in about 15% larger aro... read more

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New hand gel that kills MRSA
Posted by Ken Wells
Last Reply August 6, 2008 at 23:49
Started July 6, 2005 at 10:04
Just to let you know that Leslie Ash has worked with KWL to launch a new moisturising alcohol Hand Gel cleaner that Kills MRSA, MSSA, E-COLI, Salmonella and other bacteria.
The Gel dries straight away and leaves a biocidal residue that continues to provide protection.
Available in ASDA nationwide from this week, 200ml for 3.99 priced to encourage regular useage

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mrsa case settled in court
Posted by moya
Last Reply August 6, 2008
Started November 16, 2006 at 10:50
45k compensation over MRSA victim
By Gemma Wheatley
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The bereaved father and daughter of a Norbury woman who died from MRSA after being admitted to a London hospital for a minor operation today won 45,000 compensation for their loss.

Grace Nwamala Nkemdilim died aged 31 at King's College Hospital in 2001 after contracting the bug during a brief stay as an in-patient earlier that month.

Her father, Godfrey Anachunam Nkemdilim, from Norbury, sued the hospital's managers, Kings College Hospital NHS Trust, saying that their negligence in not picking up the infection before her discharge caused his daughter's death.

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He also sought damages on behalf of Grace's daughter, Beatrice, now aged 14.

This week at London's High Court, the Trust agreed to settle the family's case for a total of 45,000, of which 9,000 will go to Mr Nkemdilim to cover his daughter's funeral expenses, with the rest going to Beatrice when she reaches the age of 18.

Rohan Persh... read more

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MRSA
Posted by vixma
Last Reply August 5, 2008 at 17:18
Started August 3, 2005 at 20:55
My father was taken into hospital with a disease named GBS on the 13th of May 2004. He later had pnumonia and breathing problems which meant he was placed on a ventilator and difficulties with his stomach. This lead to his stomache being operated on. In the operation apparently fluid had leaked from his stomach into other parts of his body and the staff left his wound open covering it with a transparent film to observe, he was placed into isolation where he became feverish. He died Sept the 13th 2004. We was told he had many infections and bug one of which was MRSA. We only found out when he was transferred to a different isolation unit in another hospital when different staff told us that he had tested negitive after previously having it. We did not know and that was after 3 months in ICU. The day before he passed away we was told by the staff that he had many infections and these with the GBS, Septis, a fistula and pnumonia we believe contributed to his death, but the bugs have no... read more

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MRSA - Doctor
Posted by Michelle
Last Reply August 5, 2008
Started July 21, 2006 at 21:49
Where can I find a doctor who specializes in the treatment of MRSA? I am looking for a doctor in either NYC or Boston. Thank you for any help you can provide.

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MRSA after a Knee Arthroscopy
Posted by Beeps
Last Reply August 5, 2008
Started May 30, 2008 at 12:25
I am filled with anger having contracted MRSA....

Back in Nov 2007 I went in for a routine Arthroscopy on my right knee at a private hospital here in the UK. By the way, I had had 3 or 4 of these kind of ops in the past. 2 days later I started having excruciating pain and a further 2 days later and having had another arthroscopy, I was diagnosed with contracted MRSA. Of course they tell me that I was carrying it on my skin and that's how I contracted it. They even told me that I has a non-uk variant because I has just traveled back from a trip in the USA. THIS CONCLUSION WAS WITHOUT EVER HAVING HAD A SWAB TEST!!!

It was just downhill from them. I was a fit and healthy 49 year old male with a steady and very rewarding career in IT.
To keep it brief, I had a total of 7 Arthroscopies just to try and clear the infection (they call it "Flush") and one open knee surgery because the bones also got infected. I had to have the infection scraped of the bones. I was in hospital for... read more

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MRSA in Sputum
Posted by John
Last Reply August 2, 2008 at 14:04
Started December 16, 2004 at 21:40
In May 2003 I had an operartion for gallbladder cancer and picked up MRSA in a Dublin hospital and was isolated for up to ten weeks. I was told when leaving that the fresh air would clear it up. Since then I have been passed positive with MRSA in my sputum and have had ongoing chest infections ever since. It is still not clear and I have lost almost two stone. Should I be worried?

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MRSA in children
Posted by MRSA Portugal
Last Reply August 1, 2008 at 11:25
Started August 1, 2008 at 11:25
My litle cousin have 2 years and pick MRSA with is grandmother. She have MRSA for more than 1 yera and she insists on touching in babe. Do you think this is correct? What can we do because its a strange situation for everybody... thanks

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Chances of getting rid of mrsa
Posted by Sophie Wall
Last Reply July 31, 2008 at 10:55
Started July 31, 2008 at 10:55
My Dad recently picked up mrsa while having a kidney operation. At first the hospital said it was colonised in his nose but after they relesed him they said it was also now in his drain wound.He has anti biotics and cream for it, does any one know the chances of this clearing it up? Also we have a small child and we're frightened to take her to see him, how much physical contact should we have with him, is it safe to kiss him hug him? Wil we all become colonised with mrsa and could we give it back to him if he gets better? The hospital havent really explained anything its very confusing

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Still sleeping
Posted by Shannon
Last Reply July 31, 2008 at 06:43
Started July 30, 2008 at 18:29
My son is still sleeping and it is 1 30 here.. He has MRSA and is on antibiotics orally and in his nose. I did wake him up to take his temp and it was fine. But i am getting nervous. Is it normal to be so tired with MRSA.. ? Please let me know right away... worried mom here.. I want to let him get rest but at the same time, I don't want the mrsa to get into his lungs or blood... Please help

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MRSA
Posted by deborah
Last Reply July 16, 2008
Started December 14, 2006 at 21:10
Is it common practice not to treat a patient who has MRSA even though the symptoms they have are causing pain & discomfort?

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Well done Moya!
Posted by Claude
Last Reply July 15, 2008 at 21:25
Started July 15, 2008 at 19:06
Moya Stevenson has been interviewed by My Weekly (out this week 19 July). Moya is a MRSA survivor and has been interviewed by the press, local and national, on many occasions.

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