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Birth and MRSA
Posted by Another US MRSA Patient!
Last Reply October 18, 2007 at 01:50
Started June 14, 2007 at 03:25
I discovered mine shortly after having a baby. So many of these stories feature women who have just given birth. My OB/GYN says it was CA-MRSA and that I didn't catch it at the hospital. Why then are so many new moms coming down with MRSA? Is it because nursing weakens the immune system? Any thoughts?

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MRSA in cf
Posted by Shirley
Last Reply October 17, 2007 at 21:06
Started February 20, 2007 at 16:31
My 2 year old son was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at only weeks old, but since birth he has contracted MRSA over 5 times, at first I knew nothing about it, but as time went on I wondered whether he was actually picking it up at his 3 monthly visits, it affects his lungs & he was only hospitalised with it twice, but while in hospital, the hygene was not what I would class as us being high risk or infectious, our door was allowed to be left open into the main ward, Dr.s & visitors were not always gowned up & washed before & after visits, the cleaner came in at most once daily & changed the cot and only moped the floor starting in the bathroom to out leaving the floor swimming in water. In a 2 week stay never did anyone come in & clean sinks, or anything else for that matter, but as my son was crawling around I cleaned the floor & sink area as much as possible with dettol & dettol wipes. But felt it was dirtier after the cleaner had been...I was disgusted as my family & friends abid... read more

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MRSA in sputum
Posted by Marlen
Last Reply October 17, 2007 at 18:39
Started October 17, 2007 at 17:43
My doctor today said in my last admission to hospital I had Community acquired Pneumonia. Is this MRSA or not. Ithink I am clear now.

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Last Reply October 16, 2007 at 17:48
Started October 10, 2007 at 21:02

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who runs this forum?
Posted by tasmin
Last Reply October 16, 2007 at 11:54
Started October 16, 2007 at 02:15
hi all,
i was just wondering who ran this forum?
i have some info about cream/machine that is supposed to be working on MRSA, but dont know if i can put it up here on the site.

if the person/persons who run this site could leave an e.mail address so i can give u the name of this stuff and the relevent people who can verfiy that this stuff is working on half the ppl who use it.

i tried to get the doctors to use it on my mother, but they knew best aperently.

anyway, let me know.


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Posted by Newlywed G
Last Reply October 16, 2007 at 07:18
Started October 15, 2007 at 22:58
After coming on here i could see i wasnt alone with MRSA. Only 3 years ago i lost my bladder to MRSA Sepsis, and now live i constant fear of loosing more! I was told last week after suffering an infection ( UTI) that ive got mrsa in my urine and theres not alot there going to do about it! Does anybody else live like this? Its not on my skin or nose, those tests came back neg. Im so scared im 29 and nearly lost my life once and with kids just want my life back! XX

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Posted by danielle
Last Reply October 15, 2007 at 20:47
Started August 11, 2007 at 19:41
I have skingraphs on both of my thighs and I really want it cover up but I keep running into dead end I pray everyday to find an answer

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Should a surgeon wear a mask
Posted by Law
Last Reply October 15, 2007 at 20:35
Started October 14, 2007 at 16:33
I am asking this because the surgeon who delivered my daughter did not. I am considering making a claim and i wondered if this was following the control policy thingy, sorry i cant remeber what its called, i dont hink it is in line with it, anyway my hubby actually took a photo of baby as she was born and it clearly shows in theatre with my stomach open and surgeon holding baby up (with no mask and a big smile) i wonder if this is why we both got mrsa? what do you think.

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MRSA coursework
Posted by Liam
Last Reply October 15, 2007 at 18:04
Started October 7, 2007 at 19:29

i am a GCSE student and i am doing a case study called "MRSA - Is hospital the best place to go when you are ill?" and i would love to have some peoples opinions on it and what they think of the question.

I look forward to reading any replies.

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It will only get worse unles---
Posted by ClothKap
Last Reply October 14, 2007 at 11:33
Started August 4, 2007 at 16:08
It will only get worse because starting with John Reid, followed by Hewitt and no credible opposition, the NHS still refuses to accept that MRSA is PRIMARILY an airborne pathogen. - It lives and breeds in Sinuses and throats (and open wounds!), gets into the air by people breating out. It then lands on surfaces, where it begins to die, unless a kindly soul picks it up and moves it to somewhere it can breed again.
Now, it stands to reason that cleaning surfaces and hands cannot do very much to help, if the air remains contaminated, and that contamination is being increased by people breathing. Most antibacterials have little effect. (The 'R' stands for resistant).

The really frustraing thing is that three years ago a UK company built air filtration machine, with full HPA approval was on the market. The machine cirulated the air through a device that took all bugs and viruses out of the air an killed them (MRSA, c-dificile, e-coli, TB and more).
Now, once the air is clean, the bu... read more

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getting well
Posted by ruth
Last Reply October 14, 2007 at 11:17
Started September 18, 2007 at 02:11
doxycyclene and rifampin - 1 year how much would it cost? hard on body?

lactobacillus - for gut 1 year, in yogurt or pills russians did lots of research on this refrigerate? what about probiotics?

chlorhexidine - topical wash for skin lesions, (works by membrane disruption, both gram positive and gram negative)

Violeta De Gencianan - makes lesions dry up scab over takes a few weeks weepy sores? stiff neck?

alkalinize body - 1 teaspoon baking soda 3 times a day - get ph test from health food store never heard of it?

alkaline diet - 40% vegs, 40% fruit, 20% meat and carbs, drink lots of green tea and herbal teas. No coffee, sugar, alcohol, chocolate

build immune system - vitamins - a, b, c, d, e. minerals - zinc, magnesium, calcium, potassium, selenium, cesium. Omega fatty acid - fish oil, flax oil

exercise - to get oxygen in body

Natural Remedies - Antibiotics found in plants which can be effective with fewer side effects or negative impact on the bod... read more

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Sub standard nursing?
Posted by Mr T
Last Reply October 14, 2007 at 11:12
Started October 13, 2007 at 23:28
My neighbour was taken into the MRI in Manchester with a broken hip ( and a heart attack) and ended up with MRSA after a week or so in bed.

During this time he was not only deprived of his oxygen ( the tube was left trailing on the floor by one nurse, but he was also given what I would call *bad hygiene nursing*.

Another nurse came to take his obs ( blood pressure and pulse rate and temperature. She kept the disposable ear insert that she had already used on another patient to read out his temperature and reused it on my friend. She DIDNT dispose of it and continued on to the next patient to usethe same platic disposable one HIM.
I asked her was this OK to not use a fresh one and she replied "Ill do it later"

Within a couple of days my friend had MRSA and had to be moved to an isolation ward. In his new isolation ward, ANOTHER nurse, cane in to adjust his pillows. She was wearing a platic apron(fine) and latex gloves ( also fine )

But when she had finished plump... read more

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Hospitals at fault?
Posted by Debra
Last Reply October 14, 2007 at 10:43
Started October 14, 2007 at 04:44
I am infected with MRSA and VRE. When I go to the hospital, the doctors touch me without gloves or gowns. I tell them every time. Yes, they put me into an isolation room, but that is the extent of it. Should they not gown up each and every time. I got both of these through surgeries

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Will it go away?
Posted by Debra
Last Reply October 14, 2007 at 04:40
Started October 14, 2007 at 04:40
One hospital says it's gone, another says I still have it. I am also infected with VRE.

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Only 7 more days
Posted by Nancy R
Last Reply October 13, 2007 at 18:30
Started September 18, 2007 at 04:58
I'm getting very close to my next surgical date. Since contracting MRSA in February of this year, its been a battle and a nightmare for myself and my family. I am finally feeling well and am very hopeful that I'll actually come home sometime next week with a functioning hip.

When I look back over the last 7 months and realize how I came so close to death not once but twice, it makes me both frightened and proud. Frightened of medical care that I've received along the way, but proud that I got proactive and made changes and made demands that probably saved my life.

I used to trust any doctor. I had no reason not to, for up until now, I always got good care. However, I learned a lot. I learned that when doctors mess up, some willdo unethical and immoral things to cover up their mistakes. So, I no longer just assume that my physician is godlike. Nope, I now think of them as plumbers or electricians. Just guys who have studied my plumbing and have the tools to go in a fix leaks. ... read more

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How i got mrsa
Posted by Timmy
Last Reply October 12, 2007 at 15:59
Started October 12, 2007 at 15:59
I have this cause it is going around in monroe county W.V.
My name is timmy grimmett and i need a cure

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MRSA mental effects
Posted by Law
Last Reply October 12, 2007 at 01:02
Started October 11, 2007 at 20:09
My daughter and i contracted mrsa during my cesarian section 2 and a half years ago, i had it in my wound and she had it in her unbilical stump. I like alot of you have suffered with the fatigue aftermath, such a relief to read some of your comments and thank you so much for sharing them. Anyway, i was interested to hear of like me, any of you are suffering with panic attacks and anxiety, i get a sniff and i freak and think its something sinister, am i the only person who's mental state has been effected?

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Posted by Ruth Wollacott
Last Reply October 11, 2007 at 10:44
Started October 11, 2007 at 07:24
Crowded wards and the need to meet government targets above all else feature in this article (aka bed occupancy)

Hospitals blasted for worst ever outbreak
By Emily Cook Health Correspondent Emily.Cook@Mirror.Co.Uk 11/10/2007

Filthy wards contributed to the deaths of 331 patients in the worst outbreak of a killer superbug ever recorded in the NHS, a damning report revealed yesterday.

Crowded wards, a shortage of nurses and "Third World" hygiene standards led to 1,176 people contracting Clostridium Difficile (C.diff) over two and a half years at three hospitals.

Health watchdog the Healthcare Commission said that the infection probably or definitely killed at least 90 patients. It was a factor in the deaths of a further 241.

The report slammed the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust over the outbreak. It said there had been "significant failings" in infection control between April 2004 and September of last year.

Inadequate staffing levels and too muc... read more

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Posted by Mark Burgess
Last Reply October 10, 2007 at 06:55
Started October 7, 2007 at 22:36
Can someone please tell me what is the procedure when a patient comes home with MRSA and will have another operation later in the year - should they be checked and swabs taken so they know it has gone.

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cat fleas
Posted by NANNA
Last Reply October 9, 2007 at 22:45
Started September 20, 2007 at 22:27
Hi, I'm new to this but can someone help me please my grandson he is only three years old been hospitalized two times for MRSA which he never had until we moved into a house that had fleas left behind from a cat

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