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Returning to work after MRSA
Posted by Sarah - UK
Last Reply January 14, 2016 at 01:53
Started October 18, 2007 at 01:58
Hi There

I have been negative of MRSA for a few months after the birth of my daughter by C Section. My maternity leave ends in Jan and I am discussing with my work flexible working. Due to my wound still not being fully healed, I am unable to return to work for the 30hrs that they want and have put forward a suggestion of 25hrs, which I think they are going to refuse.

My Employer is writing to my Doctor for verification of my current situation, which I find an insult. What I really want to know, are recovering MRSA patients covered by the Disability Act or Similar???. I just want to rtn to work and be normal again, but I am still receiving weekly nursing care to check my wound. I cannot believe that they are being so difficult as I have always been a loyal member of staff and now I feel discriminated against due to my illness.

Any advice would be really welcomed as I am so upset about all this, and have not got the energy to fight anymore!!

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This might help
Posted by Rebecca
Last Reply December 30, 2015 at 09:08
Started December 30, 2015 at 09:08
This might help you.

Get the following essential oils:

Tea tree

They are all antibacterial

Get manuka honey make sure strength is 24+

Buy organic garlic make sure when you crush it, it has green stalk running
through it. turmeric pills, coconut oil (organic), Epsom salts.
Get a multivitamin, reshi mushroom pills, oh yeah get turmeric powder.

What to do:
Daily garlic baths with all esstrial oils combined. 5 or more drops from all. Crush
gariilc and let it sit for 15 mins before you put it in bath. Sit in bath for 20 mins

After your bath use, interchangeable the oils, use two at a time at lest twice daily.
You'd dab with wool or swab the oils on. Add manuka honey and turmeric past
made from the coconut oil and powdered turmeric on also. Cover with bandage.

Swob your nose with the oils, and and oregano to water 3 drops and Gurgle once
per day.

Take daily the vitamins. But reshi and turmeric take two tables ..... read more

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2 herbs for MRSA
Posted by Cesar Martinez
Last Reply December 29, 2015 at 05:52
Started December 29, 2015 at 05:52

I took a product called Antibio Herbs which worked very well for my
MRSA. It is a formula well studied and researched. The company
took the time to find herbs & their active ingredients to come up with
this formula.

I have been given several antibiotics for an infection which seem to
appear again and again.
Finally, I was diagnosed with MRSA and was worried because now I
realize why a wound is not healing for long with repeated treatments.
Also I understand that antibiotiIcs can be the cause of MRSA, this
bacteria can develop resistance to several antibiotics.
But I have used this product for some time and it is superior to any I
have used before, my wound has closed and is healing.
It is available from

Once I found that this formula the herbs actually make antibiotics
work better, then I combined it w... read more

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How Important Fungal Antigens Test Are
Posted by venus
Last Reply November 27, 2015 at 02:55
Started November 27, 2015 at 02:55
Fungus is the member in a big group which are made by eukaryotic
organisms containing
microorganisms. Most of them are not detrimental to human body, but
some will lead to
fungal disease. The reason is that biological compounds will be
produced by fungi and some of compounds are harmful to plants, animals
and human body. Fungus is mostly in every place.Thus people are easy to
get attacked by harmful fungus. It will cause skin and lung infection.

Test fungal bacterial components and fungal antigens, which is a
significant ways to diagnose fungal infection in modern clinics.

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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 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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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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can anyone tell me the smell of MRSA?
Posted by scard about misdiagnosis
Last Reply November 12, 2015 at 05:40
Started May 23, 2005 at 05:56
I had a tummy tuck in Dec, I got ascites from the wound not healing . the Plastic surgeon had to aspirate, but the cleansing technique he used was "lacking" shall we say ... I had a cyst on my ovary burst 3 weeks ago .. I hemorrhaged and almost died.
I have never had any female /ovary problems before..
I was referred to an oncologist who wants to do a complete hysterectomy..
since the ovary burst, I noticesd a sicky sweet discharge odor .. I told the Dr. about it .. she put me on flagyl for 1 week.. It went away in two days .. it is now 1 week after antibiotics finished, and the smell is back ..
I made the connection that although it is really strong now .. since the surgery in Dec I had a mild odor, but frequent baths kept it in check.. now the smell is terrible 2 hrs after a shower
also .. could I have it in my abdomen .. and not be running a fever or have elevated white blood cells? I am scheduled for the hyst.. right after... read more

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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. 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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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!


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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
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

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 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:

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

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MRSA prognosis
Posted by Russ
Last Reply January 8, 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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