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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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MRSA?
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.......

thanks

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MRSA
Posted by SANDRA BROGAN
Last Reply November 15, 2007 at 14:50
Started November 15, 2007 at 14:39
I JUST WANTED TO KNOW IF COOKING KILLS MRSA. MY FRIEND WHO HAS MRSA HAS JUST GIVEN ME SOME MEAT BUT I AM AFRAID TO EAT IT. COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME IF I COOK IT WILL IT KILL TNE BUG.

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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.

Peace,

Winnie

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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MRSA Hospital Negligence
Posted by Richard Bull
Last Reply November 11, 2007 at 21:51
Started October 24, 2004 at 17:20
In July this year (2004) my Father went into hospital for a serious operation. He was released from ITU within 2 days (even though the surgeon himself )had requested 10 days in ITU. Because my Father was still recovering from the anaesthetic and confused, he pulled out his breathing assistance tube and because he was not under 24 hour watch, it was not discovered for four hours. He was put back in ITU where after three weeks he contracted MRSA. This eventually killed him on his fourth week. On talking to his surgeon, I viewed my Fathers notes. On the front of the folder in Flouresent yellow were the words "MRSA. Solitary isolation" But my Father was kept in a ward with two other patients, and an open door to the rest of the ward.
If the hospital had kept to the surgeons recommendations my Father would not have had to go back into ITU, and it is unlikely that he would have contracted MRSA. It is only for my Mothers feelings that stops me from suing the hospital concerened, we do no... read more

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my father in law
Posted by Gary in redcar
Last Reply November 11, 2007 at 01:42
Started November 11, 2007 at 01:42
ray my father in law contracted mrsa in the James cook hospital teesside and as a result had severe septiceamia and abcessess one of which was on his spine, it was missed when diagnosed only one in his throat was spotted, the surgeon during the operation pushed his head back to operate on the throat and the resulting pressure on the spinal abcess damaged his chord leaving him paralised he has madea partial recovery but now needs a wheelchair, he was avery fit man before this, is there anything I can do to claim damages from the hospital? anyone replying can contact me on www.jongee@sky.com it would be nice to have contact with other sufferers at the very least so that I can pass on to Ray any comments and support for him.
Thanks Gary

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MRSA Improvement After 5 Months
Posted by Vern
Last Reply November 10, 2007 at 03:43
Started November 10, 2007 at 03:43
I have used Bactroban Cream for 6 weeks and Bactrim DS for 3 weeks and seemed to be getting little or no improvement. I tried essential oils of Oregano, Clove and Australian Tea Tree, which apparently were too strong and made the infected area swell up and get firey red. But then after a few days it would seems to get better, but still I could not use the oils continuously enough to know if their purported antibacterial properties were killing the S. aureus. I have read a lot on the Internet about the anitbacterial properties of honey, and mainly the Manuka Honey from New Zealand, which is from the New Zealand Tea Tree bush (different fron the Australian Tea Tree). Yesterday I put some raw buckwheat honey on the infected area (size of 6-inches by 2 inches on my calf). looked OK after an hour so I saturated a gauze pad and bandaged it over the infected area and went to bed. This morning the area was quite red, though not painful. By noon it looked pretty good. I then decided ... read more

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REQUESTING FORUM INPUT
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply November 9, 2007 at 23:29
Started November 9, 2007 at 23:29
Dear MRSA Sufferers, families, friends,

I'm ladyk from the USA forum, we are trying to get the word out about us since the media in the states has only recently shown a bit of interest, therefore we have been working on a website. Please help, your input is important and necessary.

We are accepting information on two categories to put on the new website entitled MRSA AMERICA & BEYOND. Topics are as follows:

Personal MRSA Stories (Include state or country where you live.)
Successful MRSA Treatments

It is intended that everyone is aware this website belongs to all of us. If you would like to be a part of this new endeavor, write a piece concerning the information you are interested in, wed like to put it up. All suggestions welcomed. There will be links to these forums as well as MRSA Support.

Here is the link Guest Book where you can place your information if interested. Specify topic, please spell check your material, and be sure if you include links they work. ... read more

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MRSA
Posted by barbi
Last Reply November 9, 2007 at 15:32
Started November 7, 2007 at 11:34
MRSA is a mycoplasma/staph infection. Olive leaf extract, turmeric, ph balance will cure it

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What are symptoms of the Super Bug?
Posted by Dave O'Connell
Last Reply November 9, 2007 at 15:29
Started October 18, 2007 at 20:08
I am curious of what kind of symptoms you should look for incase you have the superbug/staff infection?

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Effective MRSA Prevention
Posted by Jesse Cotto
Last Reply November 9, 2007 at 15:20
Started November 8, 2007 at 16:17
IMPORTANT MESSAGE:
(Only for those that would like to PREVENT MRSA of course-if that's you then YOU MUST READ THIS)

According to the CDC, 90% of the cross contamination occurs from the hands...ONLY 10% from water and air.

This is Not News (for most people);but if we only focus on simply washing our hands over and over the appropriate amount of time. And for those that may think they are giving "the extra mile" by using the alcohol-based antibacterials out there. This is the PERFECT COMBINATION if your AIM is to DRY your SKIN which in turn MAKES IT MORE VULNERABLE to acquiring MRSA.

What we need is a NON-ALcohol based solution that kills germs, viruses(never forget), and bacteria on CONTACT. Yet that contains something to moisturize the skin so the SKIN WON'T GET DRY. Something that will not WASH OFF YOUR SKIN when you WATER RUNS THROUGH YOUR HANDS. Even more, that when you wash your hands with water and soap it will continue to work. RIGHT?! Water-Resistant!! How about LAS... read more

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c-diff and mrsa
Posted by tracey pring
Last Reply November 5, 2007 at 20:44
Started March 4, 2006 at 23:28
my gran aged 91 was admitted to musgrove park hospital in sept 05 with bad ulcerated legs[she had them all her adult life]but they became infected and also a water infection.she was treated with various antibiotics to cure these and she was treated on an open ward.after several weeks she had made a slight improvement but then developed bad diarrohea,she was moved in to a side room and barrier nursed and we were told she had a bowel infection.we were not told to take any extra care with hygiene and friends and family aged from 2 to 92 visited.she appeared to get weaker and lost weight rapidly she also lost the use of her legs therefore her independance was taken from her and we were told she could never return home but would have to go in a nursing home.we viewed several nursing homes because we wanted the best for her.at one i mentioned she was on antibiotics for a bowel infection and we were told it was probably c-diff[we had never heard of it]on returning to the hospital my auntie... read more

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removal of skin tissue
Posted by gloria
Last Reply November 5, 2007 at 01:10
Started November 4, 2007 at 23:44
my husband has been diagnosed with moderate mrsa following an operation on a broken ankle four weeks ago. He has been to theatre fives times, they have removed the skin in two different places. Today they removed the plates and pins from the ankle and we have been informed that he needs to go to theatre in 48 hours to have it checked again. Any info
or advice would be appreciated.

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mrsa cellulitis
Posted by melissa
Last Reply November 5, 2007 at 01:04
Started November 4, 2007 at 13:42
Can cellulitis be cultures or biopsied? I know it is mrsa because of my history but the doctors don't listen. Has anyone had an mri to find a deep-seated mrsa abscess?

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HELP! What should I do next?
Posted by Maggie
Last Reply November 5, 2007
Started October 26, 2004 at 12:39
I have just discovered my last sputum test for MRSA in lungs, is STILL positive. (I've posted previous messages re: my problems, & all the different stuff I've been prescribed).
Yesterday, my GP advised me that she doesn't think they are going to prescribe anything at the moment. This being DESPITE the most disgusting stuff which I am still coughing up - dark greeny brown "grissle" is the only way I can describe it. (sorry folks).
I am going on holiday on Thursday, & am wondering WHAT THE HELL DO I DO if my chest worsens when I'm away?
I feel so disgusted with the whole situation that I feel like phoning the local Health Authority or whatever, up, to try & find out WHAT DO I DO NEXT? WHO can I speak too, to find out IS THIS INFORMATION CORRECT - i.e. DON'T treat a patient with MRSA infected disgusting sputum?
PLEASE - if anyone knows who I should speak to at the local hospital (Infection control maybe?) please please reply.
Many thanks
Maggie

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C Diff
Posted by Zoe Aspinwall
Last Reply November 2, 2007
Started May 5, 2007 at 01:08
A very close friend of my is in intensive care as we speak, he had a growth removed from his pancreas 4 weeks ago, this was very sucessful and he was making a good recovery until he was transfered to a medical ward. Here he recieved very little care and immediately had severe diahorea, I was told that this was normal after the surgery he had been through. After just 2 weeks he was discharged still with severe diahorea and very weak and obviously unwell, no appitite swelling of the stomach and still diahorea with no one at home to care for him it was left to myself. The district nurse was calling every day to dress a drain wound that was still weeping. After serveral acidents of severe diahorea I got fed up and contacted his doctor who told me to give him Loperimide which I did. I am not trained in infection control nor am I a nurse or doctor but I know when something is not right. Again I contacted his doctor and suggested a home visit, he called when I wasn't there and gave him a s... read more

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Help, please
Posted by PatsCat
Last Reply November 1, 2007
Started October 31, 2007 at 21:59
Hi..I'm new. I was operated on 10/17 and discharged on 10/24..clostomy reversal. on 10/25 blood an yellow stuff was on my nightgown...Friday night...couldn't get to surgeon's office til yesterday. He looked at it (it was between two staples that the incision was oozing). He said Mrsa and opened it up and took out a long piece of infection...said to just clean with water and change gauze. I had no fever, etc. I didn't realize the seriousness of it until I googled MRSA...now I'm scared to death. He made an appt. to see me in two weeks, no antibotics..said he removed it surgically. does that mean it's gone? My surger was so invasive and serious that I don't know if I'm just still weak from it or what. My kidneys failed during surgery but are fine now. My biggest complaint is a bad back ache if sitting long. Should I be concerned he didn't remove all the MRSA? I'd hate for the entire incision to get it...I have an incision from above belly button to pubic bone> Any advice is appr... read more

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