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MRSA in Belgium
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

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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 going in to hospital next friday so a will let you no how i get on talk soon
best wishes

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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!



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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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