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MRSA as Cause of Death
Posted by Ollie
Last Reply July 14, 2013 at 01:23
Started October 10, 2004 at 12:51
My husband died earlier this year because of MRSA, despite having been treated in hospital for it for 5 weeks, and being declared "clear" of it, and being home for over a week. On re-admission to hospital, he then died later that same day, when it was found that MRSA was right through his chest, but no one knew!

There is no mention of MRSA on his Death Certificate. I have heard other people make the same comment and I would really like to know how many cases like this there are throughout the country, as this would mean that all the statistics we are given could be totally under-estimated.

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Needs advise
Posted by Billy
Last Reply June 26, 2013 at 04:10
Started June 26, 2013 at 04:10

I had a MRSA infection in my right leg at the bottom just above my
ankle. It was treated with many types of antibiotics and surgery.
After 3 months the wound eventually healed and i was left with quite a
large scar and a lack of tissue on my shine bone. This was all caused
by a blunt force trauma i had received playing soccer.

I find that now if i get hit in the same spot i will have pain in the
same area for weeks and it tends to hold some fluid and swell.

I want to know if this a common side effect of an area previously
effected by MRSA?

Any advise on treatment and prevention?

I worry as i feel i may have to give up my sport as it scares me every
time i get hit around the area.

any help would be much appreciated.

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mrsa in nose?
Posted by Sulette Winnan
Last Reply June 24, 2013 at 10:50
Started June 24, 2013 at 10:50
Ive been hospitalized for 3 months per year since 2008 due to mrsa. In 2010 the infected artificial hip was removed and I was left with only one hip, also artificial. The infection returned and I returned to hospital for the hip to get washed out in surgery, several times. 2011 I was stubborn, tired of hospitals. I bit the bullet and pushed through without any hospitalization. On the 27th December 2011 I landed in a research hospital where I was placed into isolation for six months. I also underwent 5 surgeries in this time to clean me out again. At last my white blood count dropped and I was allowed to go home with a temporary hip filled with antibiotics. I still have this and it is more comfortable than having no hip at all. But for the past two and a half months Ive been experiencing continious clotty nosebleeds, non stop, day and night. I also suffer from a continious runny tummy. This exhausts me. Thank goodness I'm retired. Why and what is happening to me now? My ears are also... read more

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Recommend doctors in NYC
Posted by Marg
Last Reply June 21, 2013 at 08:34
Started June 20, 2013 at 12:35
Can anyone recommend an infectious disease doctors in the New York City area. I have gone to two doctors in Long Island and neither doctor have been helpful. I've read others on the forum that talks about how their doctors give them blood test, swabs, etc. I suggested this to my doctor and was told it was not necessary.

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dad has mrsa
Posted by jenifer
Last Reply June 18, 2013 at 16:18
Started May 18, 2007 at 18:55
i would like to know if anyone can help me understand this father who is elderly went into hospital march 06 with a heart attack and been in numerous times over the past year with chest infections difficulty breathing on the 17.5.07 he was admitted again with temperture and breathing problems when he got to the hospital they have put him in an isolation unit saying that he has mrsa and he has had it for since he was taking in last year just flabberghasted why his wife and family had not been informed of this by any medical proffessional,and is there anything we can do

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MRSA Superbug Forum
Posted by Sai Kiran
Last Reply June 16, 2013 at 20:40
Started June 5, 2010 at 06:48
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Posted by Lori
Last Reply June 2, 2013 at 16:56
Started June 2, 2013 at 03:06
After being released from the hospital with Mrsa and on antibiotics for a week, my
dad has a fever of almost 101degrees. Should he go to the ER?

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MRSA where is it? How do I know when better
Posted by Karen
Last Reply May 26, 2013 at 20:45
Started May 26, 2013 at 20:45
I went to see a Doctor for a physical because I was "just not feeling well and my ear's bothered me & I thought may need to be tested for Sleep Apnea. He looked at my ears said they were fine and ordered the Sleep Apnea test & now I have a CPAP maching. During this time I notice I had a lump on my vulva and was dx with Cellulitus - after that cleared up I had pimples in my perineum area. With my finance having tested positive for MRSA as a percaution I went back to my OBGYN and she ran a test - I have tested POSITIVE - at the same time I was dx with a inner ear infection and put on ear drops and an antibodics (by now there was pain and swelling) So now I am confused since I do not have any open wounds HOW will I know if the MRSA is gone? and where the heck is it and is some of my EXTREME exhaustion from my body fighting this? Also about 8 years ago I was admitted for SEPSIS s/p Surgery I had Strep B in my Blood & Urine.

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MRSA in Remission
Posted by Jay Simpson
Last Reply May 16, 2013 at 08:29
Started September 27, 2007 at 16:32
I have congenital MRSA. my father having suffered with bouts of it his whole life.
I have found a 'remission' cure. When little boils start to pop up, I take 3 grams or capsules of garlic and the boils dry up and go away. If I have a larger infestation due to my failure to take garlic early, I have found aloe vera to be an extremely good balm. Desitin, an anti-rash creme works well if an infestation gets out of hand.
I have gone through Z-pak treatment which is a megadosage of antibiotics. That works for a short while and then my MRSA pops up again. Only the garlic seems to have an effect, not a cure. But it's cheap, readily available at the grocery store and extremely effective, at least for this time.

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Posted by GUJ
Last Reply May 15, 2013 at 10:15
Started February 22, 2006 at 15:14
Hi everyone
Yet another update on my CRUSADE for justice....
Yesterday, I phoned the police to report a crime,that crime being the Falsification of a legal document,my fathers Death Certificate!!!
I think this has totally bewildered the Thames Valley police.
As some of you are aware,I was issued with another DC after NOT accepting the first one.
I have had many phone calls in the last 24 hours from the police coroner and CID.The last call was to inform me that
they didnt think there was a crime to investigate and it was JUST a mistake on the hospitals part!!!
My reply to that was`Sooo,if i go to buy a car under a false name,with false ID,take the car having signed for it under an alias,the police then catch me...It would be ok for me to say it was a MISTAKE on my behalf and not a CRIME??.....I dont think so!!!
I smell COVER UP yet again

A special thanks to Tim Cheatle for supplying me with details for the police to investigate this further


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Very familiar with MRSA
Posted by Amy W.
Last Reply May 7, 2013 at 03:50
Started May 7, 2013 at 03:50
I am a carrier for MRSA. I was about to have surgery on my hands after a car
accident, and I went in for my pre-op. They swabbed my nose for the testing, and
found out I'm positive for it. A week prior to the surgery I was on antibiotics and
had to wash my body with Hibiclens every night.
I had a hysterectomy in January of 2011. Everything looked fine. I got the staples
out. I noticed my scar looked red and inflamed. I put my hands on either side of it
then it burst open. Pus was everywhere. I called my doctor and told him. He had
me come in to look it it. He said it was fine. I called him every week for a month
saying it wasn't healing. I had a large open wound. My doctor said it would heal
and close up. It didn't. He had me coming in weekly to clean it with hydrogen
peroxide and put neosporin around it. Six months went by and it hadn't healed. I
went to a walk in clinic. The doctor there said it looked like MRSA. He did a
culture on it. Came back positive. ... read more

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Scared of this, help!
Posted by Michael
Last Reply May 5, 2013 at 20:03
Started May 5, 2013 at 20:03
Hello I am very terrified that I will contract this disease. I went to a hospital a
few weeks ago, went to the bathroom there. When I came home, I accidentally
put the shoes I wore to the hospital on top of my earphones. Thinking nothing, I
used those earphones to listen to music on the bed. The earphones touched my
lips many times, and when I looked in the mirror, my lips were very chapped and
bleeding. Now I am concerned I will get this disease from hospital to surface to
open wound contact, can Mrsa spread this way? Also, how long does it take
from the time of bacteria exposure to the infection? (incubation period) Thanks!

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Discovery Of Staphylococcus Aureus
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply April 16, 2013 at 16:10
Started January 22, 2009 at 19:49

S. aureus was discovered in Scotland in 1880 by Sir Alexander Ogston KCVO MB CM MD Scottish surgeon, who became famous for his discovery of Staphylococcus aureus in pus from surgical abscesses. He was born in Aberdeen in 1844, and died there in 1929.

Ogston began his medical training at Marischal College in 1862 and graduated in 1865 with honours in medicine and surgery. He obtained his MD a year later in 1866. He was Assistant Professor of Medical Jurisprudence and Materia Medica, Lecturer in Ophthalmology and Anaesthetist before being appointed as Regius Professor of Surgery in 1882. He is credited with introducing the carbolic spray to Aberdeen.

[Phenol has antiseptic properties, and was used by Sir Joseph Lister (1827-1912) in his pioneering technique of antiseptic surgery, though the skin irritation caused by continual exposure to phenol eventually led to the substitution of aseptic (germ-free) techniques in surgery. Lister decided that the wounds themselves had to... read more

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MRSA Carrier
Posted by Sue
Last Reply April 16, 2013 at 03:32
Started August 4, 2007 at 18:59
Hi, I just wanted to tell my story in the hope that perhaps someone can offer advice or even has a similar story to mine.

On the 13th July I was admitted to hospital for surgery, I was swabbed for MRSA on this day and then my surgery proceeded as planned. Three days later as I was still recovering in hospital, I was informed that MRSA had been detected on my skin under my arms. I was then swabbed on my surgery wound which came back MRSA positive. At this point I commenced a weeks supply of antibiotics but after 7 days I was still positive and now being told as my wound is healing well and I'm generally fit and well that I could be a carrier for MRSA. The hospital have taken further swabs from around my body and I will get these results next week, but what does being a carrier mean? The hospital have advised me that they are not wanting to give me anymore antibiotics in case I become immune to them and may need them in the future. I'm 36, a mother of two young children and wo... read more

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how do you come to terms with having MRSA????
Posted by sad mommy
Last Reply March 30, 2013 at 22:23
Started April 2, 2012 at 02:23
My 5 year old son and myself have been dealing with MRSA for about 6
months now. We are both on our 3rd round of antibiotics and I'm scared
to death of this! I'm so depressed. I feel so alone. I can barely get
out of bed in the morning because I'm so sad and rundown. My son
doesn't really understand why I am crying all the time. He is always
commented about when the MRSA goes away..blah blah...and that makes me
even more sad because it's not going to ever completely go away.

How do other parents get through this on a day to day basis?? I just
can't imagine dealing with these boils for the rest of our lives and
then what if we become antibiotic resistance??? And all the extra
cleaning and laundry is exhausting being a single mom!! If it was just
me that had MRSA I think I could deal with it but it kills me that my
5 year old little boy has it too :-( What kind of life will he have

Plus now I will never be able to get married bc who would want to ... read more

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Is it worth it to undergo MRSA treatment?
Posted by Stalagmite
Last Reply March 24, 2013 at 14:51
Started March 24, 2013 at 14:51
When I was younger, a friend pierced my ear. We were kids. We didn't clean my ear or anything before hand. Boom, MRSA for me. This was over a decade ago and my life has been hell ever since. I've gone to doctors for over a decade and only now has someone told me about MRSA. I am going to pursue treatment for MRSA, but the more I read about it- it seems like the treatment itself might destroy you. And even then, it might leap right back into you. So, in the MRSA game of poker, do you hold the lousy 2 pair you're holding or try to go all-in and make a full house out of it? This I can say, MRSA is a very adroit poker player.

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Giving up
Posted by Carl
Last Reply March 24, 2013 at 04:27
Started November 28, 2012 at 03:38
Does anyone else feel like eating lead some times?

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Unsterile wound treatment
Posted by Cathie
Last Reply March 10, 2013 at 04:45
Started December 31, 2005 at 10:16
Hi everyone

This posting is one of warning to everyone having wounds attended to by District and Practice nurses, at clinics, walk in centres, etc.

Much of our family including myself (I’m a hospital based nurse) is working in health care in the UK, on coming down to visit a close elderly relation in the West London area near Heathrow. We were so shocked to discover that she had infections in her leg ulcers, the blasé way in which the “health professionals” were treating it and the authorities’ arrogance to what we believe is a scandal, particularly with such widespread wound infections in the community.

We discovered that many of the dressings that the District nurses were using had been sterile once, that they had opened the sterile packs, cut pieces off them to use and stuffed them back in the packs, which were kept in a tesco carrier bag on the dining room floor and were repeatedly cutting more bits off and using them on future visits. Anyone with any common sense would... read more

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MRSA will this ever get better
Posted by Cheri B
Last Reply March 10, 2013 at 04:30
Started November 16, 2012 at 05:30
I had a little bump on the base of my scull in the hair line that looked like a spider bite. Within 3 days it was swollen to the size of a golf ball and we went to the ER. They said they were testing for mRCA and gave IV antibiotics and some pain killers and sent me home with instructions to return in 12 hours for more abs. This happened 3 more times and then they said it wasnt working and I got to spend 11 glorious fun filled days in the hospital. Im doing everything they tell me to with treating this now hole in my neck but its becoming more painful by the day and now its draining yellow is this normal?

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Posted by tania
Last Reply March 10, 2013 at 04:25
Started July 2, 2012 at 17:06
Hi I was told by my doctor that i had mrsa today and she said over the phone i may add
to take a course of tablets and see what happens?i know nothing about the virus all i
know is i have been ill for 4 weeks?can any one help???

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