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Posted by tasmin
Last Reply October 27, 2007 at 19:27
Started October 27, 2007 at 15:03
hi how do i pm ppl in here?
i need some infor off someone i was talking to, but dont want to ask in the main page.

tasmin

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I am making a film about MRSA
Posted by Alastair McAlpine
Last Reply October 27, 2007 at 14:40
Started April 5, 2005 at 03:15
Hello,

I am a final year film and television student and I am working towards making a film on the subject of MRSA.

The film's aim is not to point fingers and blame the NHS but it hopes to explore the different problems which seem to exist and examine the many perspectives surrounding the current problems in hospitals.

I am looking to construct an informative and factually based script, which will be performed by actors representing nurses, patients, cleaners, politicians, and family and all of their points of views.

It is a drama, but I want the characters and their stories to reflect and tell actual frustrations and events that we have experienced and felt.

So far the forum has given me a broad picture of what is currently happening, what is not, of individuals frustrations and concerns, and the lack of information and clarity on the subject.

I am looking for people willing to discuss their experiences, views, and suggestions for what we can all do, so I can ... read more

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c diff
Posted by pam
Last Reply October 26, 2007 at 23:03
Started August 16, 2007 at 22:06
hi can anybody give me some advice.i work in the community and visited a lady i see every two weeks to take out she informed me today that she has got c.diff and is just finishing a course of antibiotics should she have been admitted to hospital and how much at risk am i.thanking you for your help in advance.

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MRSA in my daughter ear
Posted by Ashley
Last Reply October 25, 2007 at 18:43
Started October 24, 2007 at 22:41
My daughter had tubes put in ears right after her first birthday, when she was 21months she had an ear infection that would not go away. Her primary DR did a culture and she MRSA in her ears. She gave her a sulfar drug but my daughter was alergic to sulfar, so she referred her to her ENT. The ENT said that we needed to remove her adnoids, because they were swollen and is factor causing the infection. She s now 30 months old and has MRSA in her ears again. She was already schedule to have tonsils removed in december and he now say's the MRSA could be behind her tonsil.

Can any one help me!

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MRSA in Lungs...
Posted by Maggie
Last Reply October 25, 2007 at 18:33
Started March 7, 2006 at 13:58
Does anyone know please what "heavy growth" of MRSA means? Have had MRSA in lungs for nearly 2 years - latest sputum test results now back with "heavy growth of MRSA" written down. (It's never said this before)

Thanks


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Symptoms
Posted by Jeff
Last Reply October 25, 2007 at 17:03
Started October 25, 2007 at 17:03
I have what looks like an insect bite on the back of my shoulder. I know that it could be a symptom of MRSA but would it itch like an insect bite if it was MRSA?

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blood test for mrsa
Posted by clifford
Last Reply October 24, 2007 at 18:50
Started October 24, 2007 at 12:12
can you detect if you have mrsa in your body with a blood test

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Educate People About Hospitals
Posted by Dr Kadiyali M Srivatsa
Last Reply October 24, 2007 at 18:39
Started December 19, 2006 at 18:26
Please avoid entering hospitals and consulting a doctor for minor complaint. Doctors must be aware of the danger of spreading hospital infections associated with routine blood test, cannulation and insertion of catheters, but they are helpless.
Minor surgical procedures are performed often and may not be necessary. We feel these procedures help super bugs to enter your body. Its your life, so please be vigilant and do not allow the bugs gain entry into your body.
Please visit our website u-cann.com and see what we doctors are doing to stop the threat of MRSA.
Your comments and experience will help us.



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Greetings
Posted by Masterni
Last Reply October 24, 2007 at 03:40
Started October 24, 2007 at 03:40
Greetings
I shall do posts and to read this forum

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working after mrsa
Posted by Jackie
Last Reply October 24, 2007 at 03:35
Started October 24, 2007 at 03:35
I was diagnosed with mrsa. I had a red sore on my arm that was very red. I also had boils under my arms. I went to the emergency room and they said it looks like mrsa they gave me IV vancomyacin and released me on bactrim ds. My question is how soon can I go back to work after I am on antibiotics? I only feel slightly tired other than the sore on my arm looks ugly so I keep it covered.

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unhealed wound
Posted by si vaughan
Last Reply October 23, 2007 at 13:06
Started October 23, 2007 at 08:56
hi
I had a gall bladder out and the wound (belly button)seems to have eventualy healed after an abscess and 2 occasions where it looked like it had healed but re-opened. The things that worry me are -
the last swab still showed mrsa +ve - should a swab be taken to show its all gone before the Dr can relax? How do you check an infection inside you has gone?
The (private, it was thru work) hospital appeared clean and good procedures, but it was when I went back 2/3 days later with the wound dressing filling up with bad smelly pus - they just said thats normal, didnt do a swab, go away and keep the dresing on for a few more days!! I went to the local walk in centre where they were horrified, took a swab and sent me to the local hosp to have an abscess drained!
Could this delay have made things worse?
I have over time had a bit of dry skin / spottiness on my back, but this seems to have got worse - could it be mrsa related? They tested me before I went in for my op and I didnt t... read more

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MRSA - Non-Toxic Cure
Posted by Janusz
Last Reply October 22, 2007 at 21:46
Started October 22, 2007 at 21:46
I was recently diagnosed with MRSA while waiting for a hip-replacement operation. The hospital said that it was cleared and I was sent back home.

After 4 weeks, I was sent for a pre-med and I was still MRSA positive! Then someone I know and trust, recommended a product called The New Silver Solution.

Apparently, this is a new technology that kills mrsa and other pathogens by resonance, not just by contact. Anyway, I ordered some and all my swabs were clear after its use.

I then had my operation and took my solution with me. Reading through this website, I can now see that it has been recommended for stockpiling by the US Military against pathogenic disease outbreak and bio-terrorism!

It is patented and all the test results are shown. It's completely non-toxic and can also be used to treat animals. I now take it regularly and have never felt better. No infections, colds, flu or anything else!

Hope this helps someone else out there...

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Radio documentary
Posted by Masi
Last Reply October 21, 2007 at 07:26
Started September 30, 2004 at 16:41
I am considering making an independent radio documentary on lives affected by MRSA If you know someone who has contracted the bug, if you've been a patient or a nurse who has suffered, or if you have lost someone you love, please email me on mrsa@maseena.com
Confidentiality assured.

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C'diff...does it go by any other name?
Posted by tasmin
Last Reply October 21, 2007 at 06:48
Started October 20, 2007 at 04:02
hi all,
i have been reading one of the post about someone who got c'diff...and the symptoms this person had were very like what my mum had.

docs told me my mum had VRE...is this the same as c'diff, or something else all together?

when the person who posted listed the symptoms of her gran,it just rang a bell with me.
i would be grateful for any infomation.

tasmin

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my grandchildren and mrsa
Posted by sherry
Last Reply October 20, 2007 at 22:11
Started October 19, 2007 at 02:02
i have 3 baby grand children and have asked for advice on how to proect them and what to do with the family but have not been given help. i have another family member that has MRSA HE IS ONLY 5 YEARS OLD AND HAS A TRACHIOTOOMY AND FEED ING TUBE MICKEY BUTTON .the MRSA is in these 2 ares and cannot be cleared so what do i do at family parties etc when all the children are together . some people say dont go others say dont worry. also the mum of the infected child is so fed up of everything that she just doesnt seem to bother anymore from what ive been told about the cleanliness side of things and she is really angry with the family for avoiding her . please help what do you all do ?

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MRSA
Posted by Asking for a family membe
Last Reply October 20, 2007 at 22:02
Started October 19, 2007 at 04:13
My father was diagnosed with MRSA. He fought that off and on with the boils, antibiotics for about 4 months. It has seemed to clear up but he caught a terrible cold, did not go to the doctor which turned into tightness of the chest and unable to only take short shallow breaths. Went and had heart checked out, discharged from hospital with stent in heart and steriods. Saw lung specielist saw spot on lung shrugged it off. He has gone thru 2 rounds of steriods still with the same symptoms. Nobody seems to be helping....could the MRSA be in his lungs???

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colonization
Posted by linda mugavero
Last Reply October 20, 2007 at 21:57
Started October 19, 2007 at 05:29
help please,does anyone iknow a dr who is a specialist in mrsa sinus colonization\



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MRSA and tonsillitis
Posted by gina
Last Reply October 20, 2007 at 21:51
Started October 20, 2007 at 04:51
I was diagnosed with a staph infection on my legs which was treated w/antibiotics and went away. After that i had re-occurring strep throat, fevers, and tonsillitis for a period of a year. The doctor could not figure out why i was repeatedly sick, he suggested i get my tonsils out, but both times i was scheduled to remove them my fever was too high and the tonsils too enlarged. I am wondering if i actually had a form of MRSA that was keeping me sick. Is that possible? Does that make sense? I am fine now, but it lasted 12 months, and it was such an awful year of being bed-ridden most of the time.

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again not on Death Certificate
Posted by Bev
Last Reply October 19, 2007 at 01:51
Started April 27, 2006 at 11:49

HEALTH chiefs in Harlow have admitted that some cases of the notorious super-bug MRSA are not being recorded on death certificates, The Herald can reveal.

National guidelines say death certificates should include any significant conditions the patient had at the time of death, as well as the cause of death.

But after The Herald was contacted by a grieving daughter whose mother's MRSA infection was not highlighted on the death certificate, the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) in Harlow confirmed that not all MRSA cases were registered on certificates.

Other life-threatening conditions such as gangrene and hypothermia have also been omitted from some death certificates.

A spokesman for the PAH said: "The trust's policy relating to death certificates is similar to all NHS organisations in that contributory factors leading to the death of a patient are included on the death certificate. This is determined by the clinical practitioner. This includes if the patient has... read more

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MRSA
Posted by Alex
Last Reply October 18, 2007 at 04:05
Started April 10, 2006 at 18:21
I have had MRSA for several years. All d quacks we have around here couldn't readily diagnos it, and when I complain of my severe conditions, especiallty acute hotness of the body and pains, they tell its the psychological. It was however finally diagnosed as Staphylococcus Aureus. I have eqully tried lots of antibiotic without a cure.

What surprises me is that I have never been to any hospital for any surgery. So can one acquire MRSA outside the hospital? From research on the internet I got to understand that the bacteria may be killed with vancomycin or zyvox, but I can't get these drugs locally here in Nigeria.

Already I suffer pneumonia, cramped muscles, arthritis in the spinal cord and waist, pains in the joints, acute hotness in the body (could this be toxins from the bacteria?)always belching and sometimes falling into a trance (or is this memory loss?). Are all these symptoms of MRSA? Can vancomycin or Zovyx actually cure these severe conditions? What can I do now... read more

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