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MRSA in Hip Joint Replacement
Posted by Vanessa
Last Reply April 24, 2018 at 15:11
Started April 19, 2007 at 10:25
My dad is 60yrs and a couple of months ago had a hip joint replacement. Everything was going really well and the pain disappeared instantly, then one of the dissolvable stitches didn't dissolve and got infected, they started him on antibiotics but after a while it wasn't getting any better and Dad started feeling a bit unwell, temperature etc. They put him into hospital straight away to open the wound and clean it out but found it to be full of pus to the joint and closed it up straight away to await the result of the blood test to find out what it was. Two days later after the first attempt to clean it out they went back in knowing it was MRSA and cleaned it all out, replacing some of the parts of the hip replacement as well. They had already started him on vancomycin and said that everything was looking good after they had cleaned it all up. Six weeks later Dad is still on the vancomycin (part of the way through they realised they weren't giving him enough! and upped his dose... read more

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Mr Michael Booker given GMC Warning
Posted by BT
Last Reply April 11, 2018 at 11:52
Started November 22, 2007 at 20:36
Hello everyone

I'd like to tell everyone that sometimes it pays off to complain about sub-standard treatment to the General Medical Counsel. Mr Michael Booker, a gynaecologist at Shirley Oaks and MayDay Hospitals received a 5 year warning for leaving a girl in her early thirties with a savage hospital infection, necrotizing fasciitis (the "flesh eating bug") for a total of three weeks. Most people die from this within a few hours but she kept fighting for her life with no support from him. This was without a proper diagnosis - he assured her it was merely a haematoma and would get 'bigger before it got smaller", and offered her no painkillers, even though she was literally screaming for them. He even went on his annual vacation to the South Coast whilst she was being eaten alive. Necrotizing Fasciitis is a strain of MRSA, and there's no excuse for leaving anyone in so much agony for so long. On the 21st day, he came back from his holiday and wrote in her medical notes that he wa... read more

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MRSA in the lungs
Posted by Mia
Last Reply April 1, 2018 at 22:15
Started July 10, 2004 at 21:03
My father has had recurring episodes of MRSA in his lungs for two years now, he's at the moment just coming into the third week of his stay in hospital this time round. The Vancomycin seems to ward the bacteria off for a while but it always comes back (usually after approx 6 weeks). I see so much on the news and in the papers about MRSA in open wounds but have seen nothing about it internally. Does anyone else have any experience of this? Any info would be greatly appreciated!

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Extreme joint pain after mrsa
Posted by Jim
Last Reply March 31, 2018 at 15:33
Started September 17, 2008 at 13:18
I had back surgery in May 08. Got out of hospital after 12 days and @ 2 weeks later back in the hospital getting my wound opened back up so they could irrigate down to my spine due to confirmed MRSA. Left the hospital after 2 days. @ 1 month later started having severe back and left leg pain again. Well, back in the hospital to get opened up for the 3rd time for the same thing. Left the hospital after 3 days with a pic line in my right arm. Had to do IV antibiotics myself for 6-8 weeks and then an addittional 6 weeks of pill antibiotics. Blood work all checked out fine, doctor took me off all meds and told me to return in 6 weeks for check up. @ 3 weeks later I am having severe joint pain especially in my fingers, toes and left wrist area. I told the doc about this and he said we are all getting old and that I am still in recovery from all this. Well, I never had this pain during the entire time I was on the meds or anything. I am just trying to figure out if the MRSA might have any... read more

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CA MRSA experience
Posted by Scott
Last Reply March 27, 2018 at 13:20
Started July 23, 2009 at 23:17
Hello I want to share my experience with CA MRSA with you. My girlfriend and I both caught CA MRSA in March 2009. We both started breaking out with a couple of pimples on our faces and folliculitis on our thighs and calves. We both noticed that we had joint pain especially in our fingers, elbows, knees and wrists. Our skin was also very itchy at times and I had eye itching often. Over the next week or so we started breaking out with more pimples on our back, chest, stomach and legs. We make an appointment with a dermatologist and saw him on April 6th. He said he didnít think the joint pain was related to the skin problem and we should see a rheumatologist for it. He gave us Keflex 4X a day for 10 days. It didnít work for us so we were given Avelox for 10 days and that also didnít work. Meanwhile I started having pain in my chest mainly on the left side but occasionally on the right side. To make a long story short my other doctor figured out the chest pain was from Costochondritis. ... read more

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Fecal Transplant for post MRSA recovery
Posted by Curtis Chapman
Last Reply March 20, 2018 at 22:57
Started March 20, 2018 at 22:57
So I just read a story about a guy who nearly lost his life to post MRSA complications, only to regain it after FMT (Fecal Transplant) capsules he successfully made at home. The blog site was our2ndbrain . com I think it made a compelling argument for this.

Has anyone else either performed this and had success or failure they care to share about, or even considered it and why you have not fullfilled it yet or even why you vetoed the idea? I am giving this serious consideration right now.

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Community MRSA bumps on skin
Posted by Nic
Last Reply March 16, 2018 at 18:31
Started March 16, 2018 at 18:31
Hi I have had MRSA for 7 years I initially thought it was herpes in my mouth and
labia... i had a boil 2 years ago and things have only gotten worse since then. My
daughter got 2 boils from me but now she is fine.

A few months ago I noticed while showering that I have tiny pimples all over my
body. If I didn't tell you you wouldn't notice. I know they are MRSA because they
have a little clear dot in the center. Now I am have breakouts on my face. I've
always had pimples here and there but never like this.. despite my dermatologist
assuring me it's acne I know deep down that something isn't right. Does anyone
get these MRSA pimples all over or on their face?

Trying to figure out how to treat this myself

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LED Light Therapy an Almost Cure for Boils
Posted by Trish
Last Reply March 16, 2018 at 18:15
Started September 28, 2017 at 09:27
First let me say, I have never had issues with internal MRSA - just skin lesions. My heart breaks for folks with internal MRSA.

But I wanted to share what has worked for me. Things aren't perfect but bearable. I haven't been to this forum in a long time but I got lots of good ideas here.

My first MRSA boil was in 2007 but I haven't used antibiotics since 2013. I just got fed up with so many recurring boils and antibiotics. You can't live your life on antibiotics!!

LED light therapy has allowed me to get on with my life by quickly healing soft tissue boils. I have an LED array with Red, Blue, and Infrared light. I use all three on any spots of any kind that pop up on my skin. Usually, any MRSA boils are gone in a couple of days but I sometimes have stubborn boils that need more attention. I use essential oils in tandem with the light therapy. Oh - I also have an LED light array that looks like a toothbrush so I can use it in my nostrils. That thing has been a true mira... read more

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MRSA Question (urgent)
Posted by Scott
Last Reply March 14, 2018 at 03:46
Started November 28, 2007 at 09:36
Hi.

I recently spent 5 days in the hospital with an MRSA infection on my leg. It was nasty and extremely painful. I was put on Vancamycin (sp?) and released after 6 days. It has been 3 weeks since that time, and I have just finished my last dose of Bactrim yesterday. The actual wound is healing up for the most part (was able to stop re-packing a few days ago), and now that I am off the daily antibiotics, my energy is starting to come back.

Anyways, yesterday I started to get this weird sensation in my mouth. Underneath my tongue, at the very back-left, an incredible soreness is developing. I mean, if I move my tongue at all or swallow - it hurts, bad. This is not a sore throat. I obviously know what that feels like and this is not that. My gums are a little swollen also, but that could be something totally separate. Who knows.

So, this leads me up to my stupid question. Can you develop an MRSA sore on your tongue or inner-mouth between gums/tongue and throat? If so, that's... read more

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after effects of MRSA on the body
Posted by David
Last Reply March 8, 2018 at 16:05
Started October 20, 2006 at 14:57
My question is are there lasting effects on a person's body long after the MRSA is treated. Such as extreem tiredness, lack of energy etc.

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UV/ Sun kills skin MRSA?
Posted by Copado
Last Reply February 7, 2018 at 16:22
Started July 23, 2008 at 18:21
My MRSA just came back in force. I had it about 3 months, had it treated, and it subsided. But I woke up two days ago with follicalitus on my thigh and an abscess on my buttocks. It always seems to colonize that way on me. the deeply infected abscess occurs on my buttocks. I assume because there is a lot of tissue and not much blood so it can dive quickly.
Anyways, I was thinking of going to a tanning spa to try if UV light would help kill this evil bug at all(?).
does anyone know anything about UV treatment for mrsa?
Thanks.

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itchy scalp and mrsa
Posted by sheri
Last Reply February 1, 2018 at 14:02
Started August 3, 2007 at 07:52
My daughter and I have just been diagnosed with mrsa. Before I started to get treated and since I have finished the meds I have had a really itchy scalp and what feels like allot of small bites! We have just moved to a new provance so I thought I was getting bit by some type of bug, but then it went away when I started to get treated for the mrsa and now that I'm done meds its back? This also happens along with fevers, headaches, stomache aches, general itching (mostly scalp, torso, and legs), fatigue and what feels like the start of a bladder infection that comes and goes but has not become a bladder infection. Does anyone else get theese symptons? Does it mean that the medication did not get rid of the mrsa? Any info would be appreciated! Thanx sheri

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steph-epidermidis
Posted by graham woods
Last Reply January 28, 2018 at 15:42
Started January 24, 2009 at 20:28
also referred to as nosocomial infection - classified as a strict hospital infection. I know this isnt MRSA but dont know where else to look. Got this from having bone marrow samples taken in UK hospital end December 08 - has anyone else suffered from this following bone marrow extraction. If so how did you get rid of it? How long did it take, etc. etc. Any info gladly appreciated. Thanks for your time.

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heart failure and mrsa
Posted by jackie
Last Reply January 27, 2018 at 03:52
Started April 5, 2007 at 23:05
my father in law of (80) had an over kneamputation 9 days ago. He had mrsa in a ulcer which didnt heal.(he is diabetic) He was admitted to Hosp before surgery as he wasboing sick and his heart rate was just over 30.GP suggested he had toxins from his meds so took him off one drug which appeared to settle him for a while.
He was then transfered to another hospital for his amputation which went well.
24hrs after, he had a stomach bug and was tested positive for C-Diff. 2 days later he suffered a stroke. 4days after his heart started to fail and was fitted with a temporary pacemaker. His heart is now at the correct pace but only with the pace maker. They have now found a clot in his right arm!! He is still MRSA positive. The consultant can find no reason why his heart is so slow.
Can MRSA cause organsto fail?This is the 2nd amputation since November forthe same reason. If you do a search on amputation you will find the previous story.
As a note on dirty hospitals....when visi... read more

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Mrsa found by stye
Posted by Fiona
Last Reply January 20, 2018 at 19:16
Started May 29, 2008 at 22:52
I was diagnosed with Mrsa about 3 yrs. ago. wnen I had a terrible stye in my eye. I took an antibiotic for about 2 weeks, then realizing I had a reaction to it. I then learned I was allergic to sulfa. After that I never took anything else. I have never had any boils or more styes, but I have recently for the past 5 months not been feeling well in my head I first thought it was a bad tooth which needed a root canal had that done didn't change a thing. Now 5 months later I'm off work for 2 weeks. the doctor thought it was exhaustion fromm workink I work a 40 job and a part time job. I'm slleeping in every day and getting plenty of sleep, still feeling bad. My heads in a fog I feel tired, I get this metal taste to my mouth . I take allergy meds its not that. Need some help does anyone have these kind of symtoms?

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strange bone and joint pain
Posted by Kitten
Last Reply January 2, 2018 at 12:13
Started February 10, 2007 at 09:58
I have been batteling staph infection since 2001. I have an out break about 2 times a year and it is treated by bactrim and rifampin. After a few doses it goes away. I have an infected spot now on my cheak not any where else. BUT my wrist and elbos hurt very bad. Has anyone had this happen before.

Thanks, Kitten

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To op or not to op
Posted by Patricia
Last Reply December 28, 2017 at 18:57
Started December 28, 2017 at 18:57
I have been told today that I have MSSA and not to worry. To start nasal cream,
Naseptin for 5 days then have hip replacement however after reading so many
horrific stories on this site I wonder should I cancell the operation until swap
comes back clear. I don't have a lot of faith in the medical profession as a whole.
Any advise welcome.

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vaginal mrsa
Posted by sandra burkett
Last Reply December 21, 2017
Started April 28, 2005 at 23:08
swab taken, identified isolated growth mrsa. 2nd swab showed heavy growth. gp stated had not come across this before. please could you confirm treatments, prognosis and causes thankyo

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Recovery after major MSRA illness
Posted by Martin
Last Reply December 20, 2017 at 05:24
Started December 20, 2017 at 05:24
My illness started totally out of the blue in late September 2014, with what I thought was a slipped disc, but was in fact an MRSA infection in my spine, which then seeded†multiple infection abscesses throughout my body, including in my liver and lungs, but luckily did not reach my brain. My first surgery was a Laminectomy operation on my spine to relieve the pressure build up and clean out all the gunk, and then a second operation a day later to fit drains for the larger abscesses. I was then in the Intensive Care Unit for 10 days, before being transferred to the Infectious Disease Unit (to protect me from catching anything else) for approx 5 weeks, where I received large doses of antibiotics intravenously every 4 hours, to clear up the remaining infections. Luckily I can remember little of the first 3 weeks, due to copious amounts of morphine, but when I came round in the ICU ward, I found it difficult to grasp what had happened and how lucky I was that the brain hadn't been affec... read more

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hallucinations and MRSA
Posted by Pamela Stowasser
Last Reply December 14, 2017 at 18:27
Started June 10, 2007 at 04:33
My Daughter just called. She is in the hosptial in isolation with MRSA. She has been having something like hallucinations since the boils started under her arm. She would close her eyes for a minute and find herself in another setting and start talking to her children that were not there.
Has anyone ever heard of this??
Thanks

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