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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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Posted by sue
Last Reply December 6, 2013 at 03:26
Started December 4, 2013 at 20:43
Sorry..please forgive me for posting here.. but I have just in case it rings bells with anyone where I can obtain information.

I have a person with Staphylococcus aureus plus ecoli growing in a leg with a spacer a temporary joint..He had a new knee 3 years ago and it went wrong he got 6 bugs...some they have cured some antibotics he is allergis or don't respond, went back told he had mrsa positive then we had 3 clear mrsa tests, went back today more infections including same ecoli, but he now also has another Staphylococcus aureus but a different strain, can these mutate into different strains? If he had mrsa inside the leg I am assuming they would tell us??

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Posted by Tana
Last Reply December 1, 2013 at 15:54
Started November 29, 2013 at 22:36
Hello, I have posted in here many times and recently saw all my old post
by typing in my name in topics. I wanted to print out my post of just my
questions or concerns as a record of my symptoms related to MRSA. I ran
out of ink in my printer and today when I was ready to print out the
files, they were all gone. Is there anyway for me to retrieve them. I am
really in need of them as I have not documents my MRSA as well as I
should have. I only see one file, the rest are all gone. Thanks Tana

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Vancomycin 3 times a day for MRSA
Posted by Dallas Miley
Last Reply November 29, 2013 at 03:08
Started November 29, 2013 at 03:08
I contracted MRSA at the VA hospital in Kansas City. I was placed on vancomycin
by I.V. 3 times a day for 6 months. I was told that I could never donate blood or
donate my organ's because the MRSA virus would always be in me. I would think
that vancomycin would be useless in the future because of being on it for so
long. As being a very strong, if not the strongest antibiotic available.

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Posted by Tim
Last Reply November 20, 2013 at 21:19
Started December 20, 2005 at 18:11
I got mrsa last year after working in hurricane Jeanee in Florida.It started in my right foot between the fourth and fifth toe.I also had a abscess on my left calf.I spent five days in i.c.u. and 12 days on vacomycin.I've continued to have problems with sores on my feet,legs,eczame,and pimples.But on two cultures this past year they came back negative.The doctors say that doesn't mine anything that I could still get it again.The bad part i'm in a big legal battle with my employer and worker comp people.Can anybody tell me is this going to be a long term problem?It has affected my life and my familys life.The doctors don't want me to work outside,to be careful about sex with my wife,and i cannot help my sons when they get cuts or scrapes.

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Chronic MRSA living with others.
Posted by Andrew
Last Reply November 14, 2013 at 18:23
Started October 26, 2013
Hi I do hope someone can advise me please.
I have chronic MRSA In some wounds they have basically given up trying to treat because even with Vancomycin it returned.
I have a problem Mum has been very unwell this year and has already contracted MRSA twice we live in a small house and close contact with each other. the cleaning is just insane everyone is done over and over
But I do have this deep seated feeling with such close living condtions and clearly her in a weak state following surgery etc
this must be playing a factor. Would I be right in thinking no matter how much cleaning we do the close contact would be a source of her contracting this again?

Many thanks

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staph advice for dealing with hospitals
Posted by andy
Last Reply October 24, 2013 at 01:31
Started October 18, 2013 at 09:05
I would like to offer some advice about how to deal with Staph
infections. This is from my own personal experience of a Staph
epidermidis infection,four operations and Three years of illness and a
Three year litigation Court case against a Health Authority for
Clinical neglect.
During this time I have had the opportunity to discuss this with
some very Senior physicians. The reply I had was simple.
Before going into Hospital.
There are some Medical antibacterial washes available in kit form,
wash every part of your body before your Hospital stay and sanitise
your hands, make sure you remain as clean as possible before your
oper... read more

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Mrsa colonised before being admitted for c sec
Posted by Liz
Last Reply October 23, 2013 at 20:25
Started October 23, 2013 at 20:25
Hope you can help me
2 yrs ago I was pregnant and was planning to have a c section 2 days prior to this
I had to have a mrsa nose swab as was routine due to going into hosp to have an
opp !
The results came back as positive :-( I had wash and nose cream prior and after
section ! Was treated very badly in hospital and my aftercare was shocking I have
to say which should of been the best experience of my life was the worst:-(
wanted to move to a hosp closer after section but was told no due to the mrsa I
felt like a freak so asked to leave ASAP!!!
No follow up has been done since but to this day I still think about what a horrible
experience it was and still haunts me !!!
I have lots of questions no one ever explained anything to me !!
It has put me off having any more children will I have to go through same thing
again someone please help !!!! Thank you

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neglected by repeated hospital visits (mrsa)
Posted by Beasley
Last Reply October 23, 2013 at 09:00
Started October 23, 2013 at 09:00
3 1/2 years have gone. Been to different hospitals (I have no primary
Doctor nor Insured). I realize now as I write this early morning I
will go for my 16 attempt towards a diagnosis. I have been degraded,
publicly humiliated in front of other patients to hear and see.
Laughed at and was told I needed a Shrink. They said I needed to
clean my house better. I can't begin to go back that far and think
about it, I knew in my heart and so did my boyfriend of 5 years, he
has been through this with me and almost left me. I had tried to
commit suicide twice because of the health problems that I know are
certainly there. There "MAIN" repeated diagnosis was SEVERE case of
Scabies, Bed Bug Bites and Crazy. I used to be a CNA in my 20's, my
mom is a RN and I worked at a Assisted Living Facility for the elderly
and certainly know when something is eating my ENTIRE BODY. I wear
long sleeve shirts and long pants year round where I live. Extremely
hot and humi... read more

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