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MRSA infected insect bite
Posted by Delia
Last Reply May 19, 2014 at 12:09
Started July 28, 2005 at 03:28
I came into the hospital with an abcessed bug bite which turned out to be MRSA. The treaatment I am undergoing is daily IV's of vancomycin for 6 weeks...then a rest for one week followed by a follow-up bone scan.

At the time of diagnosis, the infection had spread to the bone-- Osteomylitus.

Does this treatment sound familiar to anyone?

Please respond.

Thanks, D

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Ankle Fusion & MRSA
Posted by Mike
Last Reply May 12, 2014 at 16:30
Started May 12, 2014 at 16:30
I had an ankle fusion at Mayo in Nov. 2011 ended up finding MRSA in April started IV's went back in hospital for cleanout. Went back in May to remove 5 remaining screws. Found that the fusion was not there.
I had to have another Surgery in a few days to refuse my ankle. After everything I have done with artificial joints, I have 3 hips and a knee. Was telling me with the MRSA present which I had that everything was taken out and left till the MRSA was no longer there. They operated and drove 7" to 8" rod thru my heel and ankle and into my shin. Then drove a 3" to 5" thru the front of my arch-ankle to the back of my ankle and the proceeded to mount an outside fixator on the inside of my leg with 4 bolts. But then decided to move it to the outside of my leg. 6 hours later I was out of surgery with more metal in my leg and ankle with MRSA in that area.
I continue many Iv's over the next 4 months.
3 days short of a year Mayo released me after many sessions with IV's and did n... read more

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Posted by ANN
Last Reply April 27, 2014 at 11:46
Started November 17, 2005 at 17:19

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Posted by Kelly
Last Reply April 23, 2014 at 02:33
Started April 21, 2014 at 03:27
Is anyone out there from Denver? I had MRSA over a year ago and am struggling with all of these same symptoms and the doctors have been no help. Looking to put a few local heads together to take some action.

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our entire family has MRSA
Posted by michelle and rob
Last Reply April 9, 2014
Started February 23, 2006 at 22:33
hello to all,

i have been working with the US mrsa support site and have found it to be such a wonderful help to me. i knew nothing of this DEVIL disease when we all first broke out and i thank God everyday for but thats not why i am writting.
i thought that i had posted our story when i was first coming on the net to seek knowledge of all this and why my family had been so sick but i guess i didnt so here i am going to tell our story and maybe i can at least help one person out there. so here goes.

about 2 years ago my husband was sent to Kuwait for the war. he is in the navy. while he was over there he began to break out with these boil type sores that were very painful. when he called me and told me about them i didnt think anything was seriously wrong with him. he went to the docs there and they gave him antibiotics and said we dont have time to figure out why you are getting boils so go back to war. when he came home a few months later he had 2 more of... read more

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No support from spouse
Posted by Mary
Last Reply March 24, 2014 at 03:36
Started March 23, 2014 at 16:03
Hi, I am wondering if anybody else deals with this. I was diagnosed with MRSA
thirteen years ago after a foot surgery. I have had several recurrences and had
poor health. My problem is that each time I become ill my husband blames me. It
is hard enough to be sick, but when someone is blaming you for it, it is even
harder. I work part time, seasonally, but have no insurance. I must rely on his.
Yesterday he told me I was deliberately not going to the ER because I wanted to
stop him from going to a wedding. I had already been to the ER two days
previously and wanted to wait for the redi-care to open because I am familiar with
the docs there. I know this whole journey has not been a piece of cake for him
either but I don't need to be yelled at. Anyway, just wondered if anyone else had
encountered this. He says I am selfish .

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Posted by Wheeler
Last Reply March 24, 2014 at 03:16
Started March 24, 2014 at 03:16
Recently I read an article of the % of people that contacted MRSA and other infections in hospitals. I need help in finding that article again. Thanks

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MRSA and chronic pain
Posted by japie
Last Reply March 11, 2014 at 15:36
Started March 11, 2014 at 15:36
I am a 65 year old male. Seven years ago I underwent an artery
transplant in both my lower limbs as I could not walk long distances.
The artificial arteries failed and my veins were harvested to act as
arteries - this also failed as I contracted MRSA. This spread to my
right knee and I was given antibiotics intravenious as well as take
away oral Zyvoxids. Subsequently I had 3 ops on this knee and the pain
and the flexibility was impaired. Today 7 years later after living on
50 ugm. Durogesic transdermal patches I can face the world but still
with serious pain.
There was no reoccurence of this frightful desease but my Orthopaedic
surgeon is not sure if this pain is caused by the knee joint itself or
whether it is ischemic. I am due to have a Synvisc injection to try
and see if a knee replacement will work. I am not under or over weight
Is there anyone out there with a similar predicament?

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Posted by Rob
Last Reply February 21, 2014 at 20:05
Started February 21, 2014 at 20:05
Is having sex out of the question for people with MRSA?

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death from mrsa broncial pneumonia
Posted by ann
Last Reply February 17, 2014 at 22:41
Started December 21, 2005 at 19:47
hi to all the people linked to mrsa death severe illness as i have been studying mrsa links with broncial pnuemonia semm to have played part in the deaths of many people,this is where the hospitals are saying on death certificates as was on my mums,they mentioned broncal and emphicema not one word of mrsa and why's that they really did'nt want the public to know they had a [huge problem on deciding on what to put down ]on DEATH CERTIFICATES they knew we would start asking what was mrsa as a lot of people did'nt even know what it was or what the outcome would be.
but now its out in the open and we are all to common on what its done,we all want to see the hospitals cleared from mrsa for good,only for some of us its to late as we lost families to this bug,if we had known sooner about what the effects were going to be,the nhs and the goverment DID KNOW and were we told no,that would've been to much to ask from goverment and nhs to TELL THE TRUTH,now they are facing negligence over one ... read more

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Washing clothes for people with MRSA
Posted by Jenny
Last Reply February 2, 2014 at 16:53
Started July 16, 2007 at 20:54
Hi, my partner's mum is currently in hospital and has now got MRSA. As the hospital does not do the patients laundry, I have been taking this home to wash for her. This has been of great concern to me as I have two young children, and because I suffer from dermatitis and often have open cuts. I have found it very hard to get information on products that would help destroy the bacteria from clothing and the machine. However at long last have been informed by Milton that Milton Napisan works to destroy the bacteria including MRSA. The advice is to put 1 dessert spoon full into the pre-wash drawer of your washing machine. Just wanted to pass this on in case it helps others. Of course you should also wash the MRSA clothing/towels seperately from your other clothing.

Hope this is of use. I do find it horrifying that NHS firstly let you take the bacteria laden clothing (hers has had blood and vomit on it) into the community, and also that they give you no advice or information o... read more

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MRSA in kidney dialysis patient?
Posted by Jackie Taylor
Last Reply January 28, 2014 at 17:12
Started February 18, 2007 at 09:29
my father in law has been readmitted to St Helier as he has a 'bug' which despite over 2 weeks of antibiotics hasn't gone. He has renal failure so dialises 3 times a week at Farnham Hospital and we are now wondering whether he coould have mrsa and they either aren't telling us or can't detect it. Can mrsa enter the body via a needle as obviously he is constantly being jabbed! should we ask outright if they think it's mrsa and do they have to answer truthfully?

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MY MIL has mrsa and wants us to live with her
Posted by Kimberly
Last Reply January 24, 2014 at 20:00
Started January 21, 2014 at 22:03
Reply #13 by Kimberly Posted: January 21, 2014 at 21:59

I am in a situation I live with my mother in law that has mrsa. She just got admitted into the hospital for like the 10th time. I am 8 months pregnant and her doctors know this but they will not tell me or my husband anything because SHE told them not to. my husband wont listen to me when I tell him its not safe to bring our baby home form the hospital after shes born because his mother told him its ok and if the doctors wont tell him otherwise he thinks it ok. Can anyone help me? I need REAL information on the risk of someone with mrsa being around a baby. If I don't he will allow his mother to hold and kiss the baby unprotected. I don't want to leave him but my babys life is much more important than catering to his mothers selfish nature. Please e-mail me at Can Anyone Help Me?

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The growing crisis of antibiotic resistance
Posted by sarah
Last Reply January 24, 2014 at 10:34
Started January 24, 2014 at 10:34
Journalist/researcher looking to interview - in total confidence if required - victims, family members and/or close associates of people in the UK battling with antibiotic-resistant infections, as part of a major story examining the growing public health crisis linked to antibiotic resistance. Please call 07932657042 or email:

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mrsa & babies
Posted by jenny smith
Last Reply January 21, 2014 at 21:59
Started November 8, 2004 at 21:58
A relative of mine has recently been discharged from hospital with mrsa. The last test done showed him to be still positive. My problem is that I have a 10 month old baby who my relative is desperate to see. my daughter has not had all her vaccinations as yet, will she be at risk when in contact with my relative. I can't seem to get a straight answer from any of the doctors and I really don't want to panick or at the same time be complacent. Can anyone give me some sound advise or tell me where I can obtain some facts!

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MRSA after surgery
Posted by Sherrilyn
Last Reply January 17, 2014 at 19:30
Started April 14, 2005 at 09:17
I caught MRSA after removal of a brain tumour. I was sent home after surgery but within a week was back in and only then did they swab and found it. Why don't they check out everyone who has surgery. It is now over two years after the op and am still not recovered I have walking difficulties,massive weight gain, some speech problems and my thinking process is sometimes impaired, my consultant doesn't believe it is connect to the tumour, so do I assume it was MRSA that has left me like this? On a recent visit to the hospital in Cambridge where I caught it, I was horrified to find no hand was gel for visitors.

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mrsa with decreased red blood cell count
Posted by john
Last Reply December 24, 2013 at 23:33
Started December 24, 2013 at 23:33
My mom was diagnosed with mrsa in jan of 2013 from an artificial hip she
did the vanco antibotics for 8 weeks.....since then she tried
docyclocine didn't work not she has been on bactrim for about 8 months.
Recently she went to the dr and he discovered her red blood cell count
is decreased. My mom is 77 and not a candidate for hip replacement. She
has had a second opinion and no dr will replace her hip in her delicate
situation. Her dr informed me that she may live for 2 years but then he
dosent know. Can anyone tell me what is going on with her body and what
is the outcome.

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Question mark or what !
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply December 18, 2013 at 16:14
Started December 17, 2013

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mrsa in bladder
Posted by iestyn
Last Reply December 14, 2013 at 01:10
Started July 26, 2007 at 22:32
can you tell if you have mrsa by having a blood test?i have had urine tests some with mrsa and some with no infection at all but i still feel unwell and no one knows why this is possable. thanks

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Posted by Linda Mccafferty
Last Reply December 10, 2013 at 12:25
Started December 10, 2013 at 12:25
Are they really down by half .....

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