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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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Posted by David Wood
Last Reply September 2, 2008
Started May 16, 2005 at 21:39
My partner died on the 6th May. She went into hospital for a hip replacement and after th eoperation felt great. Three days later she felt very uncomfortable and had a swelling in her abdomen.

She was place in the orthopaedic side ward with a notice on the door warning that it was an infection control area.

I visited her and every day she was in more pain and looking really unwell. They were apparently waiting for test results but she said they were treating her for Collitus.

On the 6th day the doctors panicked and packed her off in an ambulance to the lcal major hospital. She was admited through A&E, had an emergency exploratory operation 10 hours later, was admitted to ITU and died 30 hours later.

3 doctors in ITU said there was a problem that should have been treated much earlier.

The resulting PM concludes Sepacaemia and Acute Purulent Peritonitis due to Gram Negative Bacterial Infection.

No-one can explain wher and why the Gram Negative Infection couls cause ... read more

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after a arthoscopy i caught stahylococcus
Posted by steve
Last Reply August 31, 2008 at 05:10
Started August 22, 2008 at 07:07
after a arthroscopy on a knee joint replacement i caught staphylococcus aureas after numerous clean and wash outs it was decided to remove my knee replacement and replace it with a cement spacer after 20 weeks of antibiotics it was decided that i would have a mayday nail fitted thereby leaving me with a metal rod and a stiff leg for the rest of my life has this happend to any one else? have i got a claim against the hospital trust ?

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herbal remedy / cure?
Posted by Glenn Eaton
Last Reply August 29, 2008 at 07:12
Started August 29, 2008 at 07:12
I am living in the Pacific Northwest corner of the united states. here A plant called Oregon grape (berbis aquifolium )and barberry (Berbis vulgaris ) it's cousin plant. in a search to find A remedy for poor circulation I stumbled upon something exciting! I was reading in A book named the healing herbs written by michael castleman with medical reviewer, Sheldon Saul Hendler M.D. Ph.D. biochemist, Researcher, Assistant Clinical professor at university of california San Diego, U.S.A. . The Active constituant in the dried root bark is berberine, A powerful antibiotic 2500 years old, with remarkable infection fighting properties, and all but completely forgotten since the advent of penicillin in the 1930's. studies around the world have shown to be effective against infection causing microorganisms like staphylococci,(staph infection)salmonella, shigella,(diarrhea) endamoeba histolytica,(dysentery) vibrio cholerae,(cholera)giardia lamblia and general it showed promise since it... read more

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Posted by reg
Last Reply August 26, 2008 at 23:18
Started August 26, 2008 at 16:41
two friends of mine were in different hospitals for surgical ops. One friend got an infection and transferred to another hospital and both friends ended up at the same hospital. The infection was really bad, but no one was saying what the infections was. My friend was in a bad way. I was visiting both friends in obviously different wards. My friend who had the infection was transfered to another hospital and after fighting repeated infections was told it was MRSA. The number 3 hospital is blaming number 2 hospital and number 2 hospital is blaming number 1 hospital. I was thinking that if my friend did have MRSA in number 2 hospital neither patient, family or friends were told and could I as a friend visiting, have been taking the infection to the other ward where my other friend was.

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Dad died of MRSA
Posted by J Palmer
Last Reply August 26, 2008 at 20:46
Started September 28, 2006 at 16:12
My dad went into Selly Oak Hospital on the 18th July with a broken femue. He was 78 years old. He died on the 11th September of Acute renal failure due to MRSA in the urine. I am very upset about losing my dad to MRSA. He could of died of many things in the past, he had had a stroke and 2 heart atacks but no he had to go with MRSA. When I think back he was moved in to a side ward on C4 were I remember going in one of the times to see him was getting a thourough clean. he started to go down from that time. he thought he was seeing things, but it turned out there was a cockroach on the ward, I saw it with my own eyes. The ward sister instited it was a beetle. My dad got moved to the main ward were we were told he had a mild form of MRSA I aske about he needing to be moved to a side ward and I was told there was no need. He need to be treated with antibotics a wash and nasal drops. I wish I had done more. When we got called in on his last day which was 6 days later, I witness... read more

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Posted by vic
Last Reply August 26, 2008 at 16:31
Started September 3, 2005 at 20:03
Has anyone contracted MRSA while being on private health care?

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Mersa in Joint Replacement
Posted by Peggy
Last Reply August 25, 2008 at 18:56
Started August 7, 2007 at 03:16
Has anyone heard of Mersa attacking a joint replacement
out of the blue. I had mersa 1 1/2 years ago. Caught it from my grandson. I have a knee joint replacement that is 12 years old. Lately it has been causing me lots of pain and swelling. No fever no redness lots of swelling and pain.
Is it possible when you have Mersa in your system that it could show up anytime anywhere or only when you have surgery
or a wound to draw it. Thanks to anyone with information.

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mrsa with cf
Posted by jonathan
Last Reply August 24, 2008 at 16:59
Started August 24, 2008
Firstly i would like to show my sympathy for anyone that has experienced this terrible infection. Its not until you are affected or know someone that has been till you realise just how much of a problem it is.
My girlfriend recently contracted mrsa in a private hospital after an injection of antibiotics that went wrong (tissued vain then refusing to aknowledge the fact when my gf repeatedly told her because she 'knew what she was doing') this resulted in 18 stitches and the infection.
Since then she has had most of the tissue removed from her forearm along with bone. They then used maggots to treat the infection after initially refusing to do so claiming they would spread the infection and prefering the idea of amputating within 48 hrs if it was no better.
Half of her small finger has now been amputated due to lack of blood supply and the prospect of amputation from the elbow is still looming.
She has now been in hospital for 4 weeks and is isolated with visitors being a big no... read more

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elizabeth miller
Posted by john
Last Reply August 24, 2008 at 13:51
Started February 8, 2008 at 11:55
anyone out there who knows the out come of the case of elizabeth miller, in scotland on the 15th of jan,

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Hiding facts
Posted by Joe
Last Reply August 23, 2008 at 22:08
Started August 19, 2008 at 18:14
I have just been diagnosed with MRSA and it has developed into encepholactic septeciemia . I have been treated with a powerful anti-viral infusion which has left me very weak.It transpires that my infection was a cross-contamination via a staff nurse, who was on a written warning for his personal hygiene.I took the liberty of asking for confirmation of this but the hospital has flately denied this claiming that he was warned over another matter and has now resigned.

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