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MRSA
Posted by george
Last Reply December 17, 2007 at 18:44
Started November 9, 2007 at 16:00
Does MRSA make your ears ring. When I got MRSA my ears started ringing.

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Worried about MRSA
Posted by Trix
Last Reply December 17, 2007 at 12:11
Started November 9, 2007 at 11:58
Hi

My pet has MRSA in a wound, and looks like it's been there a long time (years), and is taking months to heal, with many different antibiotics (found it was MRSA a couple of months ago).

I am now very worried about the effects on my family, especially as i've got little ones.

She is in our home, and wounds have been exposed for a long time, leading to inevitable discharge around the house, lying on rugs and carpets etc (we didn't know it was MRSA!!! - it is of course dressed now, but dressings sometimes fall off - eeeekk). She is confined to two rooms with solid floors, and I am constantly cleaning with dettol, and surfaces, not touching her without gloves etc.

I would like to know a couple of things:

1. How could we be infected? Is it just our skin, and if so how do we get rid of it? Should we get tests? if so what sort?

2. Do some people have Strap. Aur. on their skin and some MRSA? Is there a difference when on skin?

3. Exactly how long could any small... read more

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Could this be MRSA?
Posted by Michele
Last Reply December 14, 2007 at 17:27
Started December 13, 2007 at 15:50
My 63 year old mum died a few weeks ago in our local hospital.
She was admitted in September with bad stomach pains, after 6 days and many scans they sent her home with pain killers and a diagnoses of a twist in her kidney pipe, which they would sort out by keyhole sugery in december.
On the 21st October she went back in with severe pain again, this time they said she had a perforated ulcer and operated immediatley.
Over the next couple of days she was getting better, sat out of bed, talking quite happily. Then on the 26th she got very poorly, they transfered her to ICU on the 27th, she died on the 28th.
The official cause of death was major organ faliure, caused by septicemia caused by ulcer (treated).
I am just about to write to the hospital to find out why the ulcer was not found on her first admittance as she had 5 or 6 scans, but I am now wondering that it may also be down to MRSA - is there anyway for me to found out?
I am obviuolsy upset, and with grief people tend to ... read more

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Kill MRSA With A Button
Posted by Grant Lalli
Last Reply December 12, 2007 at 20:01
Started December 12, 2007 at 20:01

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cats claw for mrsa
Posted by jtswan
Last Reply December 12, 2007 at 07:31
Started December 12, 2007 at 07:31
We have had MRSA in our family. We are in hawaii and its all over here. I have used cats claw extract on it topically. Also take it internally. You must take it for months, just like an antibiotic. It has worked for us. If i ever see a boil starting (now i recognize the raspberry red color), i scratch the top, and rub in the claw. Havent had one since. Also, doxycycline works for us. I used it topically as well. I just broke open the capsule, blended it with a few drops of water,and covered the boil with it, a few times a day till it dries up. Once the boils get really big, they may have to be opened first. use either of these two herbs/antibiotics at the first sign, and hopefully, it will disappear.

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MRSA in Belgium
Posted by CARMEN BERRY
Last Reply December 12, 2007
Started November 26, 2007 at 18:13
i have recently had full abdominoplasty and not long after i got home i was very ill and in the worst pain ever so i went to the doctors who took a swab from my post op wound and the results came back that i have MRSA, i am currently on my second antibiotic called doxycycline 100mg one twicw a day, i have since lost around 2 pints of poisoness fluid from holes in my wound that the infection had eaten through, fingers crossed i will recover fully as i am a single mum of 35, i am seriously considering sueing the clinic where i had my surgery.

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MRSA etc.
Posted by Rita
Last Reply December 11, 2007 at 19:31
Started February 24, 2006 at 09:39
My concern is the level of heating in hospitals. I understand patients have to be kept warm but my experience in Dec 04/Jan 2005 the hospital was like a sauna. I had to wear summer clothes in winter because it was so hot but take enough clothes with me to wrap up when I went out. When I opened a window I was told off by staff. Surely this heat lends the perfect breeding ground for all these bacterial infections.

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Nightingale UVGI
Posted by conart
Last Reply December 9, 2007 at 03:49
Started March 29, 2005 at 14:06
This is an interesting article http://www.hdmagazine.co.uk/story.asp?storyCode=2024729

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hi there linda
Posted by sharron
Last Reply December 9, 2007 at 01:15
Started December 8, 2007 at 17:11
hi there linda not heard fae you in a while how are you and your family. Well just thought i would let you no that am going back into hospital next week a think they are going to xray me because i think my band has slipped and not been very well for a while but apart fae that am fine i have put a bit of weight back on i think but my other half says no so we will have tae wait and see. So how is your husband been keeping i hope he is doing well..am going in to hospital next friday so a will let you no how i get on talk soon
best wishes
sharron

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Does this sound like MRSA?
Posted by Susan
Last Reply December 8, 2007 at 10:00
Started August 17, 2007 at 22:29
I went to the doctor's for a check up. The first thing she said upon seeing me was that I had community aquired MRSA. I had never heard of it. She didn't tell me much about it gave me Rx for Doxycline and said I could look it up on the internet. I didn't ask question so that was my fault, I had never heard of it and thought it was an acne problem. She never took a culture, is that what you do to determine if it is MRSA. On me it looks like I have a a lot of maybe 50 more or less of tiny little whiteheads or milia and blackheads. I thought I had a reaction to the moisturizer that I was using. Online it sounds like it is more like a spider bite or big postule absess. I have an appointment to see a dermatologist in four days. I may be in denial but I am not sure if this is MRSA. Should I wait to take the antibiotics to see what the dermatologist says or should I take it now. Sorry I've just moved to a new state and don't know what doctor's to trust... Thanks for you help and advice

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mrsa carrier
Posted by ginger
Last Reply December 7, 2007 at 19:51
Started December 7, 2007 at 19:51
I just found out that I am a mrsa carrier. I have no symptoms or infections. My doc has me putting bactroban up my nostrils, and oral tetracycline for 10 days. I told her I was allergic to tetracycline, but she wanted to try it anyway. Eight hours after the first dose I got a small case of hives on my forearms. Of course, I am afraid to take any more. I have put in a call to the doc, but no answer yet. Is it really necessary to take medication if I am a carrier, or can I get rid of the mrsa with just the bactroban? Need help.....

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Hospital bedside storage unit re-design
Posted by Katie
Last Reply December 6, 2007 at 15:12
Started December 6, 2007 at 11:25
Hi everyone,
Im currently conducting research into hospital ward patient bedside storage furniture as part of my final year university project. I aim to use the insights gained to help me re-design it to better meet the needs of patients.

I would like to gain insights into how they look, how they function, improvements that can be made to make them more usable for patients and also patients visitors. Could the storage be improved? Could the look or security be improved? All information and thoughts given will be kept confidential.

Thankyou in advance for your help.

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Gastric Band
Posted by Claire
Last Reply December 5, 2007 at 22:35
Started December 3, 2007 at 20:49
Has anyone who smokes had a band fitted?

Claire x

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Just checking in with updates
Posted by Nancy R
Last Reply December 3, 2007 at 16:27
Started December 3, 2007 at 16:27
Howdy! Everything seems to be goind very well. My left hip is doing so well. It's now my GOOD leg!

My right knee is still giving me a lot of trouble, but I'm old and have to expect a certain amount of grief.

No more signs of MRSA. Getting stronger every day. Just wish I could walk for longer periods without getting exhausted. I'm so impatient.

Hope everyone is doing well. Just keep trying everything. Don't be afraid to boost your immune system. I'm telling you, that's the key! Eat better, take your vitamins and excercise. Get OUT OF BED!

hugs,

Nancy

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Starting to despair!
Posted by Sara
Last Reply December 2, 2007 at 23:08
Started December 2, 2007 at 23:08
My husband of just 19 weeks is starting his third week in a local hospital, with MRSA affecting his knee. He was on Vancomycin for first week and is now on an alternative anti-biotic, administered via Hickman Line as veins in his arms can't cope! He's still in a lot of pain and each time a physiotherapist works with him it swells up again - already had two ops to drain it! The most worrying thing is that he was treated from July to September with Vancomycin for MRSA in his shoulder! It is still unclear whether this is a re-infection or whether it wasn't totally eradicated first time round! The hospital aren't being too pro-active at present so I am desperate to do anything I can to help him recover and get him home! Can anyone recommend any homeopathic treatments that we could try?

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sunshine
Posted by leazyl
Last Reply December 2, 2007 at 16:04
Started November 28, 2007
Noticed that skin growth on open wound colonised by MRSA was faster in summer and slower in autumn and winter. Two summers running. Unlikely to be Vitamin D as diet OK now and vitamin supplements earlier. Unlikely to be direct light as wound always covered by dressings. Anyone else noticed this? Any evidence for improvemnet with light therapy?

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update
Posted by question
Last Reply December 1, 2007 at 20:56
Started October 9, 2007 at 20:43
when can we expect to see what Mr Butler and Ms Cann proposed a forging of funds and a united litigation action

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MRSA IN STOMA
Posted by Mark from kent
Last Reply November 29, 2007 at 21:37
Started November 27, 2007 at 13:48
Does anyone have any info about having MRSA in the stoma, my mum has it, and the hospital are not being helpful

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Silver
Posted by Chris
Last Reply November 27, 2007 at 23:56
Started April 12, 2005 at 16:41
Hello chaps,

I'm doing a microbiology project at the moment, and have had to do some research into biofilms (mainly in the use of bacteriophage therapy). I've noticed that silver impregnated dressings/catheters etc have been touted to reduce the risk of biofilm formation, and the infective risks that come with it. I'm afraid to say that silver (esp. in catheters where the research was done) did not return good results - mainly due to silver-protein interactions which could actually increase the risk of biofilm formation. Staph. aureus is biofilm forming.

I just didn't want anyone here to have any incorrect/out-of-date information.

Yours,
Chris

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mycoplasma infection
Posted by sue
Last Reply November 27, 2007 at 16:12
Started November 27, 2007 at 16:12
Often MRSA comes with a mycoplasma infection. So you may have to stay on antibiotics for up to a year to clear it up.

There is a pcr test for mycoplasma.

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