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Vaginal MRSA
Posted by KD
Last Reply February 10, 2017 at 12:40
Started July 19, 2006 at 13:17
I have just been diagnosed with vaginal MRSA. Its all a bit confusing, not helped by my doctors poor english.
I came of the depo injection two years ago and had a coil fitted. Due to withdrawing from the depo I have had messed up periods. However two years on they hadn't cleared up, so I went back to the doctor who took a swab.
From the test results I was put on antibiotics, without being told what was wrong or seeing the doctor again. This didn't clear it up so I went back and was told I had MRSA. I am now on Flucoxacillin for 10 days and suddennly my boyfriend has to take some antibiotics as well.
I am feeling confused on two points.
1. WHy wasn't I told straight away that I had MRSA and why wasn't my boyfriend told to get himself checked out as well. Surely if there are major issues with the spread of MRSA they should be dealing with differently.
2. How serious is this? I am 27 year old who hasn't had children yet. Can this affect my fertility? Should I have the coil out?

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MRSA after Semen Test from Vaginal
Posted by Rosy Betun
Last Reply February 10, 2017 at 12:39
Started February 10, 2017 at 12:39
I got Rash like pimple on perineum area i have taken it as a nornal
Dis happens after intercorse and after Periods bleeding get stopped but after a week it goes away.
these started in 2015, as it looked nornal then in 2016 Aug i had bumps painless on full vaginal area without pain and looked life watery doctor called (Sypllines). with VDRL Postive and HIV Negative.Doctor advised for Pencilin 1.2m on Both Butts with antibiotics it went away after testing the VDRL in 2016 Dec after 3 MOnths it was non Reactive we felt happy and thought it got cured but when the Rashes like Pimples seems to be from 2 to 4 Painful after touching are reacurring every time since 2015 other doctor tested Semen Swab Test and Found MRSA in 2017 Feb
Suggest with FAS 3 Kit For 7 Weeks then 15 Days ones then 1 month (Full Corse)With Clingen Forte to be used inside Vanigal and Bectrium for 10 days Twice a Day along with Ocuvir 400 DT with Pencilline for 7 Weeks once a Week for 7 time.
Plssssssssssssssssssss... read more

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Just diagnosed.
Posted by Jim Allison
Last Reply December 28, 2016 at 15:49
Started December 28, 2016 at 15:49
I am 75 years old man who was in hospital recently with artial flutter ( fast heart beat) I was
placed on appropriate meds and discharged the next day, although I have been in other hospitals
last year.

The most recent hospital I was an in-patient overnight, so the swabs they took would not have
sufficient time to culture.

Nobody told me I had MRSA, it was only when I received a copy of my discharge, which stated "
Hospital Acquired MRSA. My GP says I don't need any treatment ?

However, I have severe asthma, and other illnesses including MS.

Be glad to hear if my GP's advice is correct and whether I need treatment or not.

Many thanks,

Jim

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MRSA and people with M.S
Posted by Emily Coates
Last Reply December 8, 2016 at 06:21
Started May 26, 2005 at 17:41
I was wondering if anyone knew of any cases of people who has M.S and contracted MRSA and what the outcome was or if they currently have it how they are doing. My Mum has advanced M.S and in hospital has just been diagnosed as having MRSA I would appreciate any advice on what I can do for her and how to protect myself when visisting her. Thanks

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armpit lesions
Posted by chris
Last Reply December 6, 2016 at 22:49
Started November 28, 2016 at 16:34
Hello - I actually have MSSA rather than MRSA, but hopefully, someone here can help.

After a three-month hiatus, some lesions appeared last week under my armpits. They
hurt and are actively draining.

Can anyone recommend a way to keep a bandage in place over the lesions? I don't want
to ruin my shirts. Ordinary bandages simply won't stay attached, and using surgical
tape (with bandages, gauze squares, or nonstick pads) has limitations (it's very
uncomfortable, and the bandages tend to bunch up as I use my arms.)


best,

chris

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Spinal MRSA
Posted by Bill Specht
Last Reply November 24, 2016 at 11:40
Started August 7, 2010 at 16:57
In March I was diagnosed with MRSA at T-12 of my spine. It was located in the lymph nodes. I am allergic to vancomycin so I was put on an IV combo of zyvox and Daptomycin. Two needle aspirations were unsuccessful. Surgery was done to "clean out" the infection. Initially all was well, however, the MRSA returned. This time it is anterior and right of L-1. Apparently either the needle attempts or the surgery damaged nerves that inervate my abdominal muscle and I now have bulging, untoned muscles increasing my waist size by no less than 3 inches. I have constant pain in my back. The most recent MRI showed 3 pockets of infection. The ID doctor discontinued the Zyvox and now I receive 100ml of daptomycin daily. If you have any information that might help please email me at williamfspecht@yahoo.com


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MRSA and Toxic Shock Syndrome
Posted by lizz
Last Reply November 24, 2016 at 11:36
Started August 5, 2007 at 04:41
Hi, my six year old son Adam has just spent five weeks in hospitial and has had MRSA for the 3rd time.Each time contracted in hospitial.

He also developed Sceptic Shock then Toxic Shock Syndrome as a complication of the MRSA in his blood.
He was admitted on 27th June and got home on 3rd August.Here is a bit off background info on Adam.

Adam was born prematurely, at 25 weeks gestation weighing 1 pound 14 ounces and has mutiple health problems including severe cerebal palsy and chronic lung disease and is on home oxygen.
Adam had grade 4 bilateral intraventricular brain hemmriges at 2 days old and was not expected to survive, grade 3 causes severe disability, grade 4 normally results in death. This resulted in him having hydracephlaus so instead of his Spinal Fluid leaving the brain area, it stayed due to blockage and caused fluid on the brain, and he had a vp shunt (Ventricular Peritonial,so fuid drained from the brain through pipeing under the skin to his lower tummy cavi... read more

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Get rid of MRSA
Posted by Teresa
Last Reply November 13, 2016 at 20:11
Started June 3, 2011 at 23:30
Hi, I have been reading so much on the MRSA Staph infections and there is something you need to know. First of all, all of this craziness with people telling others what to buy... Hibaclens, books on how to rid yourself of MRSA, etc.. We all have staph on our skin and you can get rid of MRSA for good. My name is Teresa. My granddaughter, whom I was caring for at the time, was 2 years old when she got MRSA and I fought it for almost 2 years. In that time many different doctors put her on all different types of antibiotics, I was told to buy certain items too, probiotics, Hibaclens, etc. I threw out all bath toys, sterilized the house, everyday! I must have spent at least $5,000.00 dollars in that 2 years trying to rid her of it. She was close to death and I had to take things into my own hands or lose my 4 year old granddaughter. I went to her pediatrician, again, and insisted that he put her on sulfa antibiotics, he explained how dangerous they were, especially for a 4 year old. I k... read more

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Tips on restoring energy/opinions on a questio
Posted by Molly
Last Reply November 5, 2016 at 01:28
Started October 28, 2016 at 02:47
A little background; I am only 22 years old, I work as a CNA at a nursing home.
The staph infection showed up on the underneath of my left arm back in July of
this year.
This time last year I was in great shape- I was always on time to work/sometimes
early,I always worked my butt off while I was there (I was voted CNA of the year),
would stay late for extra shifts and pick up a lot of my days off, was always able
to keep a positive attitude, eating a well balanced vegetarian diet in which I've
maintained for 10 years now, and managed to hit the gym as often as I could
(before the MRSA I was working on building muscles because of how small I am.)
About 3 months before it showed up on my left arm (it looked like a bee sting) I
was all of a sudden feeling exhausted, unmotivated, and despite what I ate I felt
like I was just CLIMBING in weight. 18 lbs I went up. (This I now think was due to
the inflammation/water retention) anyways being a young lady of coarse my ... read more

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MRSA in Skull
Posted by Ste
Last Reply November 5, 2016
Started September 4, 2007
My wife had a operation for a brain tumour
After it she went into an ICU, it was a fortnight before she was back on the wards (because as I've just recently found out she had a chest problem)
within days she was on the normal ward then screened positive for MRSA, after few weeks screening, then the two cautionary weeks had passed clear.
she rang me one night and said my heads bleeding, only it wasn't blood, it was puss!!!.

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My Simple Cure for MRSA
Posted by Robert P
Last Reply October 20, 2016 at 19:07
Started October 20, 2016 at 16:52
What I am about to say is the truth, so help me God. I contracted
MRSA about 5-6 years ago. I think I got it during bladder surgery
that I had done. After I had healed from the surgery, I noticed
several small red pimples growing under my right arm, which I
thought was unusal. Within a few days, they had grown to walnut
size, and seemed to be merging. I went to my primary care
physician, who examined them, and immediately sent me to a surgeon
who had an office in the same building. After examining my
growths, he scheduled me for surgery the very next day. At this
point, neither my primary care physician or the surgeon identified
what the growths were. They were removed, and left a huge hole
under my arm, which took several months to completely fill in and
heal.

A few weeks after my surgery, I noticed a growth starting up in my
calf, that started growing very fast - same as what I had under my
arm. I went back to my primary care physician who after so... read more

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MRSA IS RUINING MY LIFE-LOOKING FOR CURES
Posted by daniellefromUSA
Last Reply October 19, 2016 at 16:34
Started July 30, 2011 at 23:22
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Im a healthy young adult woman in my 20s and ive had mersa for a few years sofar. It didnt go away yet and i suffered every day for about 3 yrs sofar.I feel like im 80 years old,I have no life quality.
but mersa can happen to anyone, I guess some peoples genetics are more prone to getting this.I probably got it from the community, from someone who carried it. and its airborne so i probably got it from an open cut that was exposed to that. going out in public now is a nightmare for me, especially in crowds because i never know if ill walk near someone or touch a door handle that is carrying mersa or staf. sometimes if i even walk near someone i get severely itchy and start having trouble breathing.
and many non sick people do carry mrsa but they arent sick
i dont allow myself into elevators with other people. i try not to sit near people. i make public outings quick so that i dont stay near groups of people for more than a few minutes
WASHING HANDS. does not help defend f... read more

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mrsa in knee replacement
Posted by gigi
Last Reply October 10, 2016 at 23:58
Started April 15, 2005 at 17:03
hello, my mother, who is in her late 60s, contacted a mrsa during knee replacement surgery in 1/04. 2004 was a long and difficult year. numerous surgeries, antibotics, pain and depression. my mother had the antibotic treated cement spacer replace the artifical knee 10/04 and taken out and another artificial knee surgery 2/05 and once again the ugly mrsa showed itself. it must have been hiding. doctors have advised my mother will just have to stay on antibotics the rest of her life and if they cannot control the mrsa - possible ambutation or removal of the artifical knee with no replacement. i dont feel like these are options. my mother and father are very active, i have a 2 1/2 yr old son that she wants to play with. does anyone know of anywhere or anything that might help us beat this horrible thing? we will go where we need to. thanks

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This diet holds down MRSA bacteria
Posted by Carolyn
Last Reply September 2, 2016 at 14:27
Started March 1, 2007 at 12:55
First is your diet. You must absolutely change to a vegetarian diet or as close as you can get. You must stop eating anything that contains white flour. I no longer eat any bread because I noticed that all breads no matter how dark, contain some white flour. You need to immediately cut way back on your sugar intake. Continue with everything your doctors say, plus get a good multi vitamin with IRON, take extra vitamin C, start cooking using a lot of red onion, red (purple cabbage) and add as much FRESH chopped garlic AFTER cooking, not during. Fresh raw garlic contains allicin which helps to INHIBIT MRSA bacteria. No one can eradicate MRSA from the body, but you can INHIBIT the growth of the bacteria. You must dedicate yourself to this healthy eating pattern as your new lifestyle. NO sodas, no coffee, only decaf green tea and fruit juice with NO added sugar. I also take fish oil, since I eat no fish or meat of any kind. I do drink milk. I use turmeric every day, putting a bit in my g... read more

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stomach problems after MRSA treatment
Posted by Eve Beardall
Last Reply June 26, 2016 at 16:01
Started May 8, 2010 at 21:18
I'm wondering if anyone else has had digestive trouble after being treated for MRSA. My son was in the hospital for a week, on many different antibiotics, including Vancomycin and Cubicin (sp?) and now almost a year later, he still throws up after eating sometimes. Thanks, Eve Beardall

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No Hip with MRSA + other bugs
Posted by Aileen
Last Reply June 21, 2016 at 09:00
Started June 21, 2016 at 09:00
My husband went in for a hip operation 18 years ago as the previous hip
dislocated when they opened him up there was infection there they took out hip
and stitched him up and started him on vancomycin. Started leaking took swabs
discovered it was MRSA. He has had 3 clinical scrub outs spacer bar etc. He now
has a stoma bag which is drainable and collects MRSA etc. He walks on crutches
cannot weight bear cannot lie on his side wheelchair is used for outside. Been to
pain clinic on loads of melds. Surgeon says no more can be done. He is in
constant pain meds take the edge off that's all. He is only 71. Has anyone ever
heard of a case like this.


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Bone MRSA
Posted by Terry cobb
Last Reply May 2, 2016 at 11:34
Started May 2, 2016 at 11:34
My foot doctors said this a common staph bacteria the best way to treat
it right now is to look at your body daily. KNOW what's happening if you
see a sore get into doc immediately. I still think we need to PH test
out urine know our numbers treat with baking soda.get your preand
probiotics in line and start a regimine of C-Silver know what is safe
yet efffective PPM to start out at. If any one would comment on all
these #'s PH BETWEEN 5.? & 5. PPM. FOR COL-SILVER I KNOW IT CAN BE FOUND
AS LOW AS 30 BUT I THINK THATS WAY TO LOW FOR SICK PERSON TO GET WELL.

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Why charge for info that is already out there
Posted by Terry cobb
Last Reply May 2, 2016 at 11:13
Started May 2, 2016 at 11:13
Michelle if you had really hit pay dirt and been healed like you claim I
think you would've been toughed on a more meaningful level and want to
heal the world of this disease not let children die because their single
parent can't efford your version of information that's all available on
the internet anyway. Ask for for a love fonation and speak at churches
and schools God will reward you 10 fold for those who can efford will be
made up by those who bless you for saving their lives.God will speak to
their hearts and you will truly reap mwhat is yours.I'm disabled from my
Illnesses but I donate my gift of art freely and I'm a very talented
artist. People are constantly recieving my art free. Freely God has
given to me so freely I will give it back in return. I think peanut has
it right on here they're a health care professional and said you
witholding information to heal people for the all mighty dollar is
immoral and unethical. I just showed you a way to cl... read more

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MRSA or not, I don't know
Posted by Michael Stevens
Last Reply April 28, 2016 at 20:05
Started April 28, 2016 at 20:05
I went to hospital 8 weeks ago for a colonoscopy, after I
developed a boil looking sore where my pant line is to left hand
side, I a couple weeks later developed a chest infection which is
quite bad and have felt terrible with no energy, the boil never
went away in the 7 weeks and looks like the ones in the photo's
for MRSA it continually weeped puss and blood.
I went to the doctors 6 days ago and said I wanted to be checked
for MRSA and doc gave me a biological swab to gather puss from
boil which I did, the doctor put me on a 7 day course of
Flucloxacil 500mg so have one day to finish course.
I phoned the doctors today for results, the woman on the phone
said the swab results were Staph Aureus and if you think the boil
is not healing or still have concerns then call back and make an
appointment with the doctor, the boil is starting to heal but
still have this terrible chest infection and constant coughing and
feeling drained of all energy.

I really do... read more

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Mrsa
Posted by John
Last Reply April 19, 2016 at 05:33
Started December 31, 2015 at 16:21
My wife has MRSA and Hepatitus with Liver Failure/And Diabetes,
with an infection in her spine. She was shooting up Opana and
contracted Hepatitus with Liver Failure. was offered Treatment and
refused. She the somehow got MRSA and it keep outbreaking over and
over and antibiotics doesn't seem to be working now she has an
infection in her spine supposedly from bone spurs. and a colapsed
lung on top of that. Will MRSA attack the collapsed lung and push
the infection in her spine to advance she was told she could be
admitted do to haveing MRSA. I didn't think a hospital coould send
you home with a colapsed lung. due to protocall of not 100 percent
breathing. Some info would greatly be appreciated. Thanks

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