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Posted by Julia
Last Reply October 25, 2006 at 01:50
Started October 13, 2006 at 11:45
I just had a baseball size absess removed from my tail bone, it tested positive for MRSA....I have a 2 in. opening, no stitches and I was told just to keep it covered and change the dressing twice a day....should I clean it with sterile saline solution or use a topical cream??? My doctor isn't forthcoming with information.

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MRSA in broken hip
Posted by David Tivey
Last Reply October 24, 2006 at 16:08
Started June 30, 2004 at 09:15
Broken hip 7 weeks ago fell of my own horse and kicked me, First operation good then I had to have second operation, then I picked up MRSA and nothing would respond to it, so I had to wait while they grew the bug but in the mean time I had to go into intensive care 7 days, life support machine three days and total of 5 operations 3 blood transfusions, home now thanks to the lord, very week and tired starting out patiants soon and physio to get my leg working again, my age 51, does any body know if I will have any other after effects.

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Posted by fran parry
Last Reply October 24, 2006 at 13:13
Started November 3, 2004 at 21:59
my husband was first infected with mrsa in 1997. since then he has had 20 plus infections it is now in his lungs, he is 68 yrs old he cannot do anything for himself he cannot wash,dress shave is wheelchair bound cannot be left on his own is on 24 hour oxygen has memory loss. he has c.o.a.d which makes treating chest infections very difficult. nothing he is given by the doctors works. within days of finishing treatment the infection is if we are lucky it comes back without the mrsa. even intravenous antibotics only work for a short period he is terrrifed of going into hospital so much so we want to try to keep him at home for as long as possible i truely feel time is now running out for us this terrible bug has distroyed our lives as a family and all because somebody in 1997 did not was their hands.

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mrsa - orsa
Posted by jim
Last Reply October 24, 2006 at 05:20
Started June 20, 2006 at 03:41
can someone tell me if mrsa is the same as osra, and if not whats the differance?

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Recent Bladder Infections reveal carrier MRSA
Posted by Geraldine
Last Reply October 23, 2006 at 19:57
Started September 2, 2006 at 23:42
I recently have been having bladder infections and now several months later I am told that I am a MRSA Carrier. I have been put on antibiotics several times and it never clears the bladder infection, what can I do next to clear this situation up?

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MRSA Watch
Posted by Dave Roberts
Last Reply October 21, 2006 at 17:41
Started July 16, 2004 at 08:03
I have launched a web site which tracks all the news about MRSA on a daily basis. MRSA is also considered under several different categories. Visitors to this page may find it a helpful resource.

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MRSA in the Bones
Posted by Chris
Last Reply October 21, 2006
Started September 28, 2006 at 12:16
Hi can anyone tell me if you can contract the MRSA in your bones? My father has MRSA and the doctors have told him he has it in his bones, does this mean he will need an amputation?

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Posted by Jill Waters
Last Reply October 20, 2006 at 20:07
Started April 5, 2006 at 10:26
My Mum was admitted to Wiagn Infirmary as she had to have an emergency op on her bowels. While in the hospital her legs swelled, blistered and these burst and she was allowed to sit in a pool of fluid until they eventually decided to bandage them. They tried to tell us that she was admitted with legs in this state! She then developed MRSA in her wound, which is going from bad to worse. She was not barrier nursed and couldn't understand why she was not getting better test results. Communication in this hospital is next to nil - my brother asked the nurse if Mum had a heart attack as she said she had. They replied that as far as they wre aware she had not. This made brother think she was ramblinfg - she is 87 years old. The next day the nurse on duty said to my sister - by the way - you do know your mother has had a heart attack don't you!!
On one visit I asked another nurse about the MRSA - she was putting a cannulae in Mum's arm, without using gloves. She said she had no idea if s... read more

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How Contagious Am I?????
Posted by Susie
Last Reply October 20, 2006 at 16:33
Started October 20, 2006 at 16:33
I have MRSA since May of 2006, and have had about 8 or more boils sporadically since then. I do the Bactrim, Bactroban as directed, and get cleared up. Once off the meds, about 2 - 4 weeks I get yet another one. I bleach everything in my home. Clean TV remotes my phone, and computer with alcohol. I have become a Lysol Freak!!! And am constantly using Hand Sanitizers. But yet....

My Doctors, both the ID and Dermatologist, tell me that as long as my sores are clean and covered, and my hands are clean then I should be fine.

However, my ID told both my Mom and I, that if I touch my kitchen table, and my Mom touches the same spot and accidentally touches a scratch that she may have, she too can become infected.

Also, I went to my dermatologist a week ago Thursday and after my visit, the Dr. told his staff that the room that I was seen in cannot be used for 3-4 days, it must be sterilized, and sanitized before the room can be used to see other patients.

My employer ... read more

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Just diagnosed
Posted by Daniel B. Wheeler
Last Reply October 20, 2006 at 13:24
Started October 18, 2006 at 13:12
I am a 54, male, diabetic who has just gone on injected insulin about 6 months ago.

On Sept. 28, had a high fever. Couldn't get warm, even though running a fever and under several layers of blankets. Also getting over gout, so left my right leg uncovered for part of the night.

The next morning, noticed what appeared to be a spider bite on lower right leg. Tiny. But with a surrounding halo of red tissue. Maybe 3mm across.

I remember it started to itch about Sept. 30, and area around it got progressively inflamed, so contacted GP for appointment. Saw GP on Oct. 1, who diagnosed a bacterial infection. Took culture from then weaping 4cm crater.

On Oct. 4, got the bad news: MRSA. Have been off work since. Worried about spreading it to others.

Cleaning/draining the sore 2-3 times daily, burning affected bandage material/tape/cotton balls.

Currently being treated with bacitrin or Bactrin, which appears to be helping this outbreak. Nonetheless, worried about long-term surv... read more

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Dr Rita Pal
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply October 20, 2006
Started October 20, 2006
Dear rob or moya , i have been looking for Dr Rita Pal's posts have they been removed ?

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Newly diagnosed
Posted by Christa
Last Reply October 13, 2006 at 04:30
Started August 29, 2006 at 15:44
Hello everyone. My Dr just informed me yesterday that I have MRSA. I had a kidney infection a little over a month ago that would not get better. The Dr continued to switch my antibiotics because it wasn't clearing up. I ended up with a 105 fever and in the hospital. I was in the hospital for about a week. I was home for about a week and noticed a red knot come up under my arm. That night, the lump started hurting and I had swelling and redness around it. I went to the Dr the next day and he immediately scheduled the surgery to have the abscess removed. He mentioned MRSA- but he wasn't sure. I went back to the Dr today for a follow up and was informed that I tested positive for MRSA. I have two holes under my arm that are still draining puss and blood. He was disappointed in the healing progress and asked for me to come back in a week. I am not familiar with MRSA and would like to get some feedback. Like- Will I ever get rid of MRSA? What are my risks? What should I d... read more

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Sick of MRSA!
Posted by Carly
Last Reply October 13, 2006 at 04:27
Started September 8, 2006 at 05:12
I have had MRSA now for over two years....i have been in the hospital for it on two separate occasions which were both very long stays. To this date I have had 18 sores,one of which is just now healing.I've been told I can't get rid of it,there's no reason why I get it and that there's nothing I can do to prevent the sores from reoccuring...if anyone has any information help b/c I'm sick of having this! I'm only 18 and it makes me feel like a freak and I'm tired of being in the hospital so much! The only health care you can recieve in my area is very poor and I need some information on where I could possibly even go to get good treatment.Thanks so much.

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Posted by Geneva
Last Reply October 12, 2006 at 19:50
Started October 12, 2006 at 19:07
Just got my latest results back - no MRSA that I know of, but they did show klebsiella/enterobacter, two more hospital superbugs.

Does anyone know anything about these bacterium?

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annual health check
Posted by Bev Hurst
Last Reply October 12, 2006 at 16:35
Started October 12, 2006 at 16:20
Hospital failing to control MRSA
A check-up of Lancashire's health services has revealed improvements need to be made.

Performance ratings published by the Healthcare Commission, rated Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as underachieving when it came to reducing cases of MRSA infections.

Preston Primary Care Trust, which has now been replaced by Central Lancashire Primary Care Trust, also came under fire for underachieving when it came to making sure cancer patients wait no longer than two months for treatment after being urgently referred by their GP.

The trust received a rating of "fair" for its quality of services and "good" for its use of resources. Chorley and South Ribble Primary Care Trust received the same rating.

Lancashire Ambulance Service underachieved when it came to increasing the proportion of heart attack patients who receive thrombolysis within 60 minutes of calling for help.

Tony Curtis, chief executive of Lancashire Teaching Hospita... read more

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MRSA Carrier-Vancomycin
Posted by BWright
Last Reply October 12, 2006 at 15:47
Started October 12, 2006 at 15:47
I've been recently diagnosed as a MRSA carrier and have passed it to my boyfriend. He just had a serious outbreak which resulted in a PICC line and vancomycin home iv treatment. I want to cure this all together. Anyone have any advice on curing me and if this is goin to work for him?? Please help-scared.

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C.Diff & MRSA
Posted by JoanLT
Last Reply October 11, 2006 at 10:41
Started September 28, 2006 at 12:41
I am due to have a gall bladder op in a few weeks and would mention that I am totally symptomless and the problem was discovered after an ultra sound to determine the state of my liver (which is normal), I am a healthy 69 yr.old "wrinkly and having already lost a relative to MRSA and with this you think it worth taking the risk of an op when I have no pain or symptoms

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Teenage daughter with MRSA
Posted by Carol
Last Reply October 9, 2006 at 19:05
Started October 9, 2006 at 19:05
I'm getting increasingly worried by reading various entries here! My daughter has been diagnosed with MRSA after having suffered for the past ten weeks with a large cyst/boil under her arm which has now discharged!(Which I am keeping covered with a dressing) We have been told not to worry and to practice good hygiene (which we do anyway). We have been offered no advise other than that she isn't allowed into school until the infection control nurse gives us permission! Can anyone give me advise?

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Posted by anne nish/davidson
Last Reply October 7, 2006 at 09:15
Started August 17, 2006 at 09:54
My father was admitted to glasgow royal infirmary on hogmany 2003/2004 for a bowel cancer operation . He was let out within one week where his wound re-opened he was admitted and left in accident /emergency for hours then put up to a ward where he was not seen by any doctor for 2 1/2 days he contracted mrsa which i blame to poor cleaning and being left with an open wound after major surgery. I had a meeting with the surgeon and staff involved and they admitted he should not have been out so soon. Although it was a public holiday they were understaffed but had he not been on holiday my father would most certainly would not have been let out. After the opertion we were told the cancer went into his liver and maybe at most with chemo we could have at least 6 months. Those months could have been precious to us but MRSA killed what happiness we could have had. It wont bring him back but something must been done anyone who knows of any protest towards the goverment please let me k... read more

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Post Mortem Report
Posted by Barbara
Last Reply October 5, 2006 at 20:41
Started October 4, 2006 at 13:24
I mailed back in February this year, regarding my mum, who had caught MRSA. This was after having her bladder removed for Blader Cancer. The operation went well and had been a success regarding getting rid of the cancer.
She was taken to a side room, etc After about 3 weeks watching her get worse and weaker & thin # we were then told she had C Diff aswell eventually she became stronger (not with the help of the nusing staff) who until I complained verbally & by letter) They used to put her meal on the table & leave & of couse she was unable to reach it , so went unfed.
I started going in at meal times and feed her , she did get stronger.
Nearly 5 months later they discharged he to a rehbiltation hospital, On getting in the ambulance the driver put a mask on my mum - even though we were told she no longer had MRSA or CDiff ! The next hospitaL SHE WAS PUT INTO A SIDE ROOM & WHICH POINT WE WERE TOLD SHE HAD cDIFF STILL
Oh it goes on & on all the awful things that happened.
BUT sh... read more

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