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Need advice on what to do
Posted by Joan
Last Reply November 18, 2015 at 21:33
Started November 18, 2015 at 21:33
Hi I was rushed to emergency department of very bad abdominal pain that gets
severe and end up to major operation..when I arrive the hospital I was scrub with
swabs for mrsa test as the hospital protocol to follow..after few days I had my
emergency operation and as I came back to the ward the next day the mrsa swab
result arrive and was positive of it...I worked in a residential dementia nursing
home as before I was rushed on emergency I have been unwell and poorly and
was even working that week ..in that place I worked is so un-clean filth and smells
as not being done proper clean by he housekeeper and staffs plus had few
residents who are mrsa ..although I use the right personal protection equipment
PPE still got contacted with the virus ..please I need advice on what to do as I
now had major operation and plus I'm mrsa positive and doesn't like to be on
barrier nursing as it makes me feel that I'm dangerous to other people plus I got a
little child who i... read more

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Compensation
Posted by JL
Last Reply November 18, 2015 at 21:32
Started October 9, 2004 at 15:54
Does anyone have any examples of the sums paid in compensation to sufferers of MRSA.

I have a family member whose serious infection led to septicaemia and renal failure. He is 50 and will not work again. We'd like some guidance on how to pitch his claim.

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strange bone and joint pain
Posted by Kitten
Last Reply October 25, 2015 at 16:26
Started February 10, 2007 at 09:58
I have been batteling staph infection since 2001. I have an out break about 2 times a year and it is treated by bactrim and rifampin. After a few doses it goes away. I have an infected spot now on my cheak not any where else. BUT my wrist and elbos hurt very bad. Has anyone had this happen before.

Thanks, Kitten

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disability living allowance
Posted by whats wrong with the tony blair
Last Reply October 23, 2015 at 07:09
Started March 26, 2005
The way its going the government will be paying more Disability living allowance and care allowance to half the country .than any other benefit they want to wake up to the bug before they have another cash crisis to deal with

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MRSA and Hip Replacement
Posted by Kris Sellers
Last Reply September 10, 2015 at 17:29
Started June 21, 2009 at 06:19
My father in law died 3 years ago because when he went to hospitol ER they sent him home with some vicodin for the flue. Now Long Story Short within 72 hours later he was dead from MRSA. He went back to hospitol because he could not urinate. They now admit him with the flue (right) Mother in law calls (she is a little off her rocker) to tell us he is in hospitol. I call to check on him to find he is in ICU, (mother in law went home since it was not seriouse) we drove 2 1/2 hours because icu doc tells us we should get there still not knowing what is really going on, when we arrive his breathing was so labored we had to call mother inlaw back so they would intibate not knowing how long he was suffering he was there for atleast 8 hours before we could get there. within an hour i noticed red inflamed area in his inner theigh that was not there when we arrived infectious disease doc said mrsa, operated to debrieve area but unfortunatly he coded after surgery. The doc did not give us very... read more

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Medicament against MRSA
Posted by Mila
Last Reply August 12, 2015 at 16:22
Started August 1, 2015 at 11:17
i found a really interesting new medicament against this superbugs in
Switzerland. http://www.pathelen-healthcare.com/english/ They answer
me, that end of this year this medicament is in the market. Hope and
wish this will help me aftre years of problems with mrsa .....


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MRSA prognosis
Posted by Russ
Last Reply August 1, 2015
Started July 23, 2005 at 22:28
Can anyone tell me what my wifes prognosis might be? She is a healthy 44 yo wh no known health issues prior to back surgery and aquiring this superbug Mrsa. she had surgery on her back june 30th 05 and he wound was not healing and her temp got to 103 and she was in tremendous pain, we had to call an ambulance took her back to st anthony's in okc where she had the surgery they took cultures and her wound was starting to open back up and draining lick crazy. They went back in cleaning the wound to the spine took more cultures and put in 2 drains. they started vancomicin and gentamiacin after surgery. here we are waiting for the cultue results from her spine. what now?

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STAPH AUREUS
Posted by Marian
Last Reply July 4, 2015 at 03:19
Started March 24, 2010 at 23:28

Hi Again

Can anybody tell me when is Staph Aureus diagnosed as MRSA - I am confused? They say you can get "normal" Staph Aureus which is not MRSA. All I know is that my sister Alison has the above bacteria and so far the antibiotics have not responded. No doctor or hospital has confirmed she has MRSA? CONFUSED!

Marian

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Symptoms for MRSA - colonisation
Posted by Michelle
Last Reply June 29, 2015 at 19:19
Started July 21, 2006 at 19:37
Can anyone help me with information on MRSA symptoms. I suspect that I might have MRSA colonisation in my sinuses and I am again seeking help for sinus/nasal blockage from my GP and consultant, (other symptoms are dry skin, huge hair loss, weight loss, lethargy, feeling dehydrated, itchy eyes and head, small sores in scalp, itchy/waxy ears).

Last year I underwent nasal surgery which included sinus washout, nasal septum deviation and corterisation. The symptoms eased for a while but slowly returned. I have had variuos antibiotics which seem to slightly eleviate the symptoms but never actually cure the problem, which then builds up again. A sputum test early this year indicated 1)heavy growth of staph.aureus, 2) heavy growth of morexella catarrhalis, 3) heavy growth of haemophilus influenzae and 4) light growth of candida spp. Organism 2 Beta Lactamse positive, Organism 3 Beta lactamse negative.

Having read some of the articles on here I am becoming more and more convinc... read more

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Its a Tricky bug
Posted by Andrew
Last Reply May 31, 2015 at 11:59
Started May 31, 2015 at 11:46
Hi there , I have just experienced a brief MRSA hell of my own and I am Gratefull that after
weeks of struggle, I got an answer to my prayers .

I was trying antibitics - one made things worse which actually helped the bug spread...
darn Di-Staph...
Herbs - GARLIC
Flowers - Calendula and plantain Leaves- Works really well if you can get enough to use
topically especially if it spreadrs to youre eyes. mix it with plantain lancelota. If you can
make enough plantain juice , it is good to drink it . this helps to keep the puffines down.
.
So I got sick of taking antibiotics 3 courses of Cephalaxin and new outbreaks each day. I
had experience With A mushroom spray a year ago for chronic pain, influenza,, fibro etc
etc So when It was winter I went out to make some and began to spray it on and the
lesions from my MRSA on the legs, groin, feet, head, chest, arms ;) began to clear up, but
at the same time it was messy, also excess moisture seemed to facilitate new o... read more

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After MRSA
Posted by John
Last Reply May 10, 2015 at 01:02
Started July 2, 2004 at 22:13
I am really worried what the after effects of MRSA are.Years later are there any other problems which can stay in the body dormant after catching this bug ?

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Rash after antibiotics
Posted by Tana
Last Reply May 5, 2015 at 20:07
Started August 27, 2009 at 02:19
I was wondering if anyone has developed a rash after mrsa treatment with antibiotics,specifically Cubicin? I has IV therapy and soon after developed a rash on my right buttock and anal area accompanied with severe itching.I have been to primary care doctor,IDC,Proctologist, and Dermotologist,all with no answer for me.I had it scraped and cultured and nothing grew in dish.I have been on antifungal pills,creams,and proctofoam,cortizone,just to mention a few,and nothing has helped.I was told not to get stressed out or it could result in Mrsa infection again.Its been a viscious cycle of boils and rash and this is stressful.I do it allOlive leaf oil, oregeno oil,allicin,vitamins,lots of greens,juicing,hibiclens,swabbing my nose.I also noticed that my rash is on the same side where I had a surgery to scramble the tunnels of Mrsa pockets I had.I know there is nerve damage.Surgery was over a year ago and I have pain there always.I am at my wits end with this rash.Oh yeh,I got in my first ca... read more

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symptoms active mrsa
Posted by Cindy M
Last Reply February 18, 2015 at 13:56
Started February 18, 2015 at 13:56
Hello, first, would like to thank you for allowing this question,
much appreciated!
During the full, blown MRSA, has anyone heard of or experiences as
symptoms nausea accompanied with vomiting? Of course, the
aforementioned symptom cluster.
My friend has been sick (she detests being labeled sick), but what
looks as just a long stint of the flu.
Her physician has done no blood work on her. He did give her
phenegran.
I have been more than insistent that her provider, do blood work,
especially when this sickness, possible MRSA.
If anyone has any ideas, they are much appreciated.

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Recurring MRSA I Cant Get Rid Of!!!
Posted by Courtney
Last Reply February 10, 2015 at 02:19
Started August 13, 2010 at 14:54
PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

I have had recurring MRSA infections for over 2 years now. I have been on Augmentin, Omnicef,Bactrim, Rifampin, Doxycycline, clindamycin, levaquin... and several other less powerful that I cannot recall. I have moved homes, changed all furniture (im not kidding) all bedding, new linens, I use Bactroban in my nose everyday, im obcessive about clean hands and showers. I use hibiclens soap everyday and it is the only soap i use. I get a new MRSA infection every month, if not twice a month. I get them on the insides of my thighs and now on my buttocks. They swell to baseball size (im not kidding) under the skin before they will finally literally explode. Ive had cultures... countless cultures. Seen coutless doctors and specialists. No one can help me. I have literally heard the words "its something you're going to have to learn to live with and maintain" The pain is something I cannot truly describe, the scars are hideous and the shame and confusion is honestly the ... read more

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My Weekly Case Study request
Posted by Amy Fetzer
Last Reply January 12, 2015 at 05:08
Started May 14, 2008 at 12:31
Hi there,

I am writing a feature for My Weekly magazine on MRSA in the community and Im looking to source a case study to accompany the feature.

Ideally this would be a woman (ideally over 40) who'd contracted MRSA in the community and overcome it. However, if this is too specific a request, it would be great to find a case study of a woman who beaten MRSA that she contracted from a hospital instead.

The interview could be done over the phone or by email, but it would only take a few minutes so it shouldnt be too time consuming. Id also need the case study to send me a picture (which would be used approximately passport sized on the page). If you are interested, please email me on amy.fetzer@amyfetzer.com. Thank you!

If youd like to see other similar features Ive written for My Weekly to give you an idea of how the case study would appear on the page, please visit my website: www.amyfetzer.com.

Some similar articles that I've written for My Weekly can be found... read more

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MRSA stretch marks
Posted by madmax397
Last Reply September 10, 2014 at 23:43
Started September 10, 2014 at 23:43
My 13 year old son had a MRSA infection last summer (2013) on his back. It was
eventually treated with the appropriate antibiotics but you can still see the scar. It
hasn't bothered him but recently he has what seem to be stretch marks on his back!?
They are each about an inch long horizontally on his back....about 12 of them in the
general area from the infection.

Could the previous MRSA infection have caused these stretch marks?

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MRSA LEWISHAM HOSPITAL
Posted by Malcolm - kent
Last Reply September 6, 2014 at 09:52
Started February 19, 2008 at 13:35
Does anyone have any stories about MRSA and Lewisham Hospital in South East London and how they have been treated.

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roll call of hidden MRSA victims
Posted by BEV
Last Reply August 26, 2014 at 09:27
Started March 23, 2005 at 12:34
phip had a brilliant idea following my call for a list of hidden mrsa victims in an earlier posting...we need more names and details of all those that have been affected by MRSA mainly to try and show the government that their stats are way off...please i know its hard but there are plenty of people posting on this site with their horror stories..the only way to try and get rid of this bug is to try and present them with the real facts..we are the ones that have the true facts they do not they HIDE them
my mum was amongst the hidden victims..it was surgical site wound and was not mentioned on the death certificate

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MRSA diagnosed before surgery - help
Posted by Brad
Last Reply August 21, 2014 at 09:03
Started August 1, 2008 at 19:10
My father very recently had hip replacement surgery. Before his surgery during normal pre-op bloodwork, he was diagnosed with MRSA (what I assume is the CA version). He was put on antibiotics which were expected to rid his body of the infection prior to surgery. His doctors failed to re-test for the infection before he went into surgery weeks later. They did take a swab however immediately before his surgery began and not until after the surgery did they discover that his body still had the MRSA infection. Now everyone who goes into his room must be covered head to toe so they are not at risk for acquiring the infection. So, can my father experience serious health setbacks because of this clear doctor error? Is there serious danger in this? Will his recovery take longer? Or is this a mild, common thing? I appreciate response from anyone with insights.

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Fight MRSA with a vengence
Posted by Mia
Last Reply August 18, 2014 at 15:24
Started December 6, 2011 at 16:28
I just wanted to share some of the things that has worked for me in fighting mrsa with my family. I feel bad for people who seem to not really know how to treat mrsa and wind up in and out if the hospital.
Rule 1: As soon as you see a red bump, treat it as MRSA. Do not wait hours or days because the infection will only get stronger and cause you more pain and suffering. Here are some of the things I do that I shared with another poster. I copied and pasted it for everyone:
MRSA first came into my life through my daughter 4yrs old. She started getting these bumps that would turn into boils and puss out. At first I didnt know what to do do or what it was. Then when I found out it was MRSA I started attacking it with as vengence. I worked 12 yrs as a nurse aide and knew first hand how bad mrsa can get if not checked fast. The thing is as soon as you get a bump, you have to start attacking it. You cant wait a few hours or days, because that gives the mrsa time to grow stronger. So as... read more

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