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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!



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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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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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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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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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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.


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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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Posted by Mark - Kent
Last Reply November 27, 2007 at 15:04
Started March 19, 2007 at 22:43
Hi there, I need some advice, my Mum had major stomach surgey in January - she developed MRSA on the skin and after 4 weeks in hospital was advised to go home where the virus will go away. The wound has never healed properly since the begining and in fact the hospital said at the begining that she had an infection in it but did not say it was MRSA. On the 9th March she had to see the Dr at the hospital as the district nurse said the wound had an infection, they went a prescribed antibiotics and told to go home, over the weekend she became very ill and really sick we called an ambulance and she was taken in as an emergency, she was completly dehighdrated and has a kidney problem. We found out that she had MRSA in the wound and the hospital had not told them. They had the results on 1st March. She also has a stoma bag and my dad had been changing this for her right next to an infected wound with the dressing coming off. Please someone tell me what to do, she is still in hospital after... read more

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MRSA and Hospital Buildings
Posted by James
Last Reply November 25, 2007 at 21:02
Started November 24, 2007 at 16:46
Hi everyone,

I know very little about the actual issues surrounding this bacteria so I was wondering whether some of you that are more knowledgeable may help. My simple questions is, how strong is the relationship between the existance of MRSA and the hospital buildings and in particular the way they are managed? Is this a cleanliness issue or is poor design of facilities? I have read in an NHS journal that it has been found that dust behind some radiator guards in hospitals have contained the MRSA bacteria (!). Any views would be great. Many thanks.

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Posted by shirley jones
Last Reply November 25, 2007 at 20:49
Started November 25, 2007 at 02:19
my antie had the bug 4 times she was 58 and pastaway this year 2007 she was in the royle liverpool hospitle

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Pseudomonas Infection
Posted by Samantha
Last Reply November 25, 2007 at 13:14
Started November 22, 2007 at 20:08

2 years after my father died we finally got it out of the hospital that he died due to pseudomonas.

I would like to hear from anyone who was in University College Hospital London from March 2005 onwards, and also from people who have had, or friends and relatives of people who have had Pseudomonas.

My email address is

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Hospital & Care Home Infection Control
Posted by Justine Nursaw
Last Reply November 23, 2007 at 21:12
Started November 23, 2007 at 16:57
I have the fastest and safest product to be used for infection control.My product has recently received it cirtificates for distribution throughout the health services.
It come's in 1 litre bottles in the form of a trigger spray and takes just 2 minutes to kill c-diff and 30 seconds to kill mrsa.
It is non-toxic,non-irritant and eco-friendly but most of all it is safe for anybody to use, even around patients.
I am trying to get my product into NHS hospitals as part of an infection control precaution but trying to get through to them is hard work!I already supply approx 40 Care homes throughout the UK.

If anybody knows of a way into NHS please reply.

The death of a very dear relative has been the source of my determanation to get this problem under control.I need your help and advise! x

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Passing MRSA on to babies
Posted by Jane
Last Reply November 22, 2007 at 10:57
Started November 21, 2007 at 08:18

I have never used a discussion forum before, but thought there may be someone out there who can point me in the right direction.

Five years ago, I was with my father in law as he passed away from MRSA. He had gone into hospital for a routine leg operation, and never came out again. I know first hand, how traumatic it is to lose someone from this evil bug and honestly hoped I would never, ever have to deal with it again.

Yesterday, my mum was diagnosed with MRSA. She had a hystorectomy six weeks ago and has not been right since. Obviously, the antibiotics prescribed for her severe infection, haven't touched the sides.

Of course, I am worried about my mum, but I also had a baby six months ago and I am extremely concerned that mum could have passed something on to her, through kissing and contact.

Can anyone shed any light please? I will speak to my own GP today, but my trust in our health system is currently at rock bottom.

Many thanks.

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Posted by zig in NC
Last Reply November 21, 2007 at 16:57
Started November 20, 2007 at 21:30
I had what looked like a spider bite under my arm for three day.On the the fourth day when i woke up the bite had started turning black.Now i was thinking i better go to the doctors and get something for it.When i got to the ER it didnt take long for them to look at the bite or what i thought was a bite.The doctor told me i had a abscess caused by MRSA and said it had to be drained.She also put me on two different antibotics.Now its been a week and now i got this really bad chest cold or something going on.Does anyone think it could be related to the MRSA and if i should wait it out or go back to the ER. Thanks...

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For MRSA positive mother after Caesarian
Posted by Zara
Last Reply November 20, 2007 at 21:34
Started November 20, 2007 at 21:34
For MRSA positive mother after Caesarian section with infected wound:

should she be seperated from her baby until finishing treatmnet for MRSA?

Can she breast feed her baby?

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Posted by TRIX
Last Reply November 15, 2007 at 18:24
Started November 15, 2007 at 17:15
I have a sore throat and swollen glands, runny nose. I have been caring for my pet with MRSA wound for 3 months, not changing dressings myself though. Is there any chance a sore throat/swollen glands could be mrsa, or is it always Strep. Please only reply if you are medically knowledgeable on this.......


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Last Reply November 15, 2007 at 14:50
Started November 15, 2007 at 14:39

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Brassieres and MRSA
Posted by Winnie
Last Reply November 14, 2007 at 18:37
Started November 13, 2007 at 19:39
I am guessing I am not the only woman who has worn the same bra more than once without laundering it.
Judging by the location of some of the boils I've had, I am guessing the ol' over the shoulder boulder holder is hosting that devil MRSA, so I'm going without one for now.
I'm a larger woman who finds this a hard look to pull off. Even a sports bra would aggravate it. Is there a tactful way for someone of my stature to dress without looking... well... tacky? So far, I've been wearing a short sleeved shirt with a button down shirt over it. Not a very feminine look. Ugh.



PS. I know I've been posting a lot, and I hope you all don't mind. I've got a lot on my mind lately!

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Just seeking advice......
Posted by Elle
Last Reply November 14, 2007 at 18:02
Started November 13, 2007 at 05:06
January this year my husband contracted Pneumonia, since then his immunity hasn't been great and to cut a long story short he's had a total of 15 absesses, (armpits, anus and stomach) all requiring a visit to A & E to be cut and drained. He's been swabbed regularly and has alternated between being colonised with Staph Aureus then not, then colonised with MRSA then not!

In between my husbands doctor saying he was colonised, then not, I was admitted to hospital as an emergency from A & E, turns out I had gallstones and my gallbladder was removed by keyhole surgery 3 days later, (this was almost 3 weeks ago now). Obviously, there was no time for pre-hospitalisation swabs before surgery which put me at a disadvantage I think but I did my best. I took care to make sure people who were going to be touching me washed their hands first etc, I also took a keen interest in the cleaners doing their job and tried my best to be first in the bathroom in a morning to shower after it'd been clea... read more

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Can MRSA start in the mouth?
Posted by Momof3
Last Reply November 12, 2007 at 18:43
Started October 26, 2007 at 23:24
I have been to the doctor with numerous canker sores in my mouth this week. He drew blood and said it was just a virus but, could it be MRSA?

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