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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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What can I do?
Posted by Ari
Last Reply October 18, 2013 at 03:57
Started April 1, 2011 at 12:10
Hi all, I'm 37y old and I contracted MRSA probably on the 16th of Feb this year when they operated on me for Crohn's disease in London. First it was found in the abdominal fluid from the post-operative drain and now I have it almost everywhere on my skin. The lab's advice was to treat only if septic and I felt fine in the hospital and my wound healed pretty well too, so they decided not to give any antibiotics and left it for my body to fight on its own. It's been over 6 weeks since the op and my chest skin is covered in acne and I also get an occasional staph inflammation, like a small boil on my face or chest. I've had 5 of those and they all seem to respond to cleaning and alcohol, although they take longer to heal each time I do it. Been to my GP and she doesn't know what to do with it either. She called infection control with me in the room and I don't think she's heard back from them.

I've had about 9 inches of my bowel out with a growth that was attached to the bladder, my... read more

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MRSA skin infection
Posted by Jessie
Last Reply October 16, 2013 at 04:11
Started October 12, 2013 at 21:15
I'm 17 years old and was diagnosed with MRSA
on Wednesday. It started as a small pin-
prick sized cut from shaving (bikini-line)
and over the course of about two or three
weeks continued to grow into a large, open,
pusy, bloody wound. After a couple doctor
visits and antibiotics, I got the abscess
drained two days ago. I was told I should
get immediate pain relief, but it didn't get
better. The pain actually got worse, so I
went back yesterday. The doctor took off the
bandage and unpacked the wound and said it
looked much better than before, and that's
great and all, but I still am in a lot of
pain. I've had a nearby lymph node that has
been very swollen and tender as well. The
actual wound is feeling less painful, but
it's the lymph node that is really hurting
me now. It hurts to move, walk, or really do
anything. Even laughing or flexing stomach
muscles hurts. I've been nauseous the past
few days and I've actually been throwing up
this mo... read more

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Are you tired of recurring MRSA infections
Posted by William Kayser
Last Reply October 3, 2013 at 22:19
Started January 27, 2013 at 23:52
I contacted MRSA in 2009 while on a commercial fishing trip. Little did I know it was a fight for my life! After a week of IV and two surgeries I thought the MRSA was gone. It was four months before I got back to work and on the first fishing trip I got a boil on my face, and I also had small sores in my nose. Well I have been researching this for over two years and of all the things I have found that helped me in my battle only one thing addressed the underlying cause of MRSA recurring over and over again. Once I learned how this bacteria is aloud to continue to live, and what it is doing to my body while living there, then I understood how it could be treated and beaten! You see one three things happens when MRSA invades it's host.

1)The body attacks the bacteria the second it enters the body,(you may have had a small fever or flu like symptoms)but the immune system wins and MRSA was defeated. You may not have even known that it was MRSA.

2)just like #1 the body starts fig... read more

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Posted by Emily
Last Reply September 5, 2013
Started November 9, 2007 at 16:00
My husband was treated about two weeks ago for a bad staph infection, the area was lanced, drained, and packed, initially they cultured it. They called a few days later to switch his antibiotics from Ceflex, to Doxycycline, he had to have his arm packed again, and finally it is starting to heal.

Now I have five boils on my stomach! Three of them are large and painful. I recently moved and my PCP is back in CT so Tuesday I went to the walk in clinic, the DR there started me on Bactrim, and circled the areas. When I returned on Thursday for a follow up, there was no improvement, and actually they had grown larger than the initial visit, he said that he suspected MRSA and sent me to the local ER. There they took my blood, but did nothing to the actual boils, no cultures. They said the bacteria is not in my blood and switched me from Bactrim to Ceflex 500 mg 3x a day.

I had my husband call the hospital that had treated his arm and ask what they cultured and in fact they c... read more

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Great book about MRSA
Posted by eva
Last Reply September 4, 2013 at 18:32
Started September 4, 2013 at 18:32
There is a new book, a thriller actually, where MRSA infections are the main plot, which
in my opinion is a great attempt by the author to direct more attention to the problem.
The book is called GOLDEN PLAGUE and is getting great reviews in the US, because it
teaches about MRSA in an entertaining way, and in the process fuels some vital
discussions about the dilemma of hospital's infections. It is available at Amazon for all
of you who want to check it out. We all should spread the word about this terrible,
terrible bacteria. Hope this book helps!

Here what the press is saying:

Author writes to spark a conversation about deadly infections
that occur daily in the medical wards, but go... read more

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