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MRSA ear infections
Posted by Tamara
Last Reply May 14, 2019 at 16:15
Started April 3, 2014 at 04:45
Last year, I had a MRSA cyst under my arm that was surgically removed and
treated with Bactrim. Five months later, I developed MRSA abscesses on my lip
and in my mouth. I had four oral surgeries to drain them, took vancomycin
through the picc line and eventually developed a staph infection in it before
everything was cleared up. I've been back to work since January and thought
everything was going great.

Well, except for one thing. I kept getting ear infections but honestly, I've been
having recurring ones for about a year now, and I just thought it was part of that.
However last week my PCP decided to culture the nasty smelling drainage to
make sure it wasn't pseudomonas. It wasn't. It was MRSA. She has referred me to
an ENT and also told me to make an appointment with my infectious disease
doctor. I see the ENT Monday and the ID doctor a week later.

I'm not sure what to expect now. My PCP said I may have to have surgery on my
ears. Is that accurate? Wil... read more

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MRSA in the lungs
Posted by Mia
Last Reply May 10, 2019 at 19:44
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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MRSA in Remission
Posted by Jay Simpson
Last Reply May 10, 2019 at 19:35
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 Tracey-concerned daughter
Last Reply January 22, 2019 at 21:31
Started June 6, 2018 at 11:06
Hello, My loving father has just been diagnosed with MRSA. He has been taken to hospital on 2
separate occasions in the last 6 months with a raw scrotum from not being washed properly in the
nursing home he resides. This resulted in him getting Sepsis. This latest hospital admission
showed he has now contracted MRSA. My father has dementia but otherwise a happy 93 yr old
and now I am concerned for his well being and those of my family especially his great grandson
that loves to visit his great grand poppy. Is it safe for my grandson and myself to be visiting? And,
if so what precautions must be taken? I love my father dearly and need to do what is best for him
please help.

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does mrsa ever go away?
Posted by gerald moyher
Last Reply January 22, 2019 at 21:19
Started January 22, 2019 at 21:19
i hdmrsacists two yrs ago lancedn packed loaded up w antibiotics nd
told it ent away yet upon visit to dr yesterday due to two year
recurrance requiring licicing downmy spine from c3 ten inches to
remove layer after layer of puss n infections doctors feared i not
survive yet did n only took one month to get my ass back on my feet
whn drs six mos but drs werent ones in abusive nursing home in mystic
ct called pendleton. anyway went to drs and asked for culture to see
if mrsa gone she told me once u hv it u always hv it so
imacarrier??? how infectious am I???

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Appearance of MRSA
Posted by Lisa M
Last Reply January 16, 2019 at 23:51
Started January 16, 2019 at 23:51
I have a large sore on the side of my tongue. I originally thought it was a canker sore, but since the white dot has grown and grown. The skin over it is completely open now and it is just a raw circular area that continues to grow in diameter. It is not raised or puss filled, which is what my MRSA boils looked like, so I never would have thought of MRSA. Except now I have a huge sore in my nose as well, and I know that it can be carried in your nose. I had the sore on my tongue biopsied because they thought it was cancerous, but it came back negative. What are the characteristics of a MRSA sore on your tongue? What does it look like? I am starting to have a sore throat, ear pain and the rest of my tongue where there are no sores is beginning to hurt. My daughter also ended up with a sore in her nose, which is what made me think that perhaps it was something contagious, which brought me to MRSA. I treated her sore in her nose right away with antibiotic ointment. Her sore went away c... read more

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MRSA Question (urgent)
Posted by Scott
Last Reply January 16, 2019 at 23:05
Started November 28, 2007 at 09:36

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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minimum safe temperature to kill MRSA
Posted by austin haddock
Last Reply January 9, 2019 at 03:49
Started November 2, 2004 at 15:56
What is the minimum temperature required to wash clothes / bed clothes, worn / comming into contact with an MRSA infected person to kill the MRSA bacteria ?

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after effects of MRSA on the body
Posted by David
Last Reply October 18, 2018 at 06:02
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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MRSA mold exposure infection
Posted by Christian
Last Reply September 26, 2018 at 18:03
Started June 8, 2018 at 18:09

Hi , i just try to see if someone here got any infection after mold exposure?
Having big problems with my health and lot of issues and changes in my life ,
Please let me know
Thank You

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I had three SWAB's taken yesterday for MRSA
Posted by Geraldine
Last Reply September 23, 2018 at 14:16
Started September 19, 2006 at 16:56
Hi everyone,

It's Geraldine here < yes I am a worry wart> but I do find all of your advice most helpful :)

I just wanted to let you all know that yesterday I had three swabs taken for MRSA.

One taken from nose, another from my throat and a further one from my groin area.

Does anyone know if this is the normal procedure prior to surgery & admittance to hospital? if so, how long will it take for results to come back.

Thanks ,


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Community MRSA bumps on skin
Posted by Nic
Last Reply September 14, 2018 at 18:46
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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Incubation Period
Posted by Tony Kitchen
Last Reply August 30, 2018 at 20:50
Started August 5, 2004 at 21:02
Can anyone tell me "how long from the introduction of MRSA into the blood stream, to strong symptons and illness manifesting itself"?
Many thanks

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end of forum
Posted by moderator
Last Reply July 24, 2018 at 07:38
Started July 24, 2018 at 07:38
This forum sadly maybe coming to an end soon. So it might be wise to find forums elsewhere to use.

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strange bone and joint pain
Posted by Kitten
Last Reply July 17, 2018 at 20:34
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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MRSA in Hip Joint Replacement
Posted by Vanessa
Last Reply June 9, 2018 at 23:50
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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HAI: Necrotising fasciitis?
Posted by Stephanie Walker
Last Reply June 9, 2018 at 23:49
Started July 26, 2006 at 16:36
Hi all,

I've been reading the posts to this site and noticed that necrotising fasciitis (aka NF or, as the media insist, the 'flesh-eating bug') doesn't seem to appear here as an HAI. I picked up NF last year following a hysterectomy in my local hospital. I became very ill 2-3 days after my op and my condition deteriorated rapidly until I ended up on an Intensive Care unit. I needed 6 debridement ops over the next 12 days (to cut away all the necrotised tissue from my abdomen), my bp fell to dangerous levels, my major organs began to fail and I ended up on a ventilator. I was put onto big doses of IV morphine for the pain and had many morphine-based hallucinations which were at times really distressing. Altogether, this was not a good experience!

The consultants (and there were many of them!) didn't seem to know what to do at first. I tested negative for MRSA and although they knew it was some kind of wound infection I was not isolated at all - I wasn't even moved to a side-wa... read more

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Gladskin Products
Posted by George
Last Reply June 9, 2018 at 23:48
Started May 26, 2018 at 14:42
Hello all -

Has anyone in the EU tried Gladskin products? I've been using one of
their products on my MRSA folliculitis for 2 weeks and it seems to be

Just curious if anyone else has tried it/had any success.


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mrsa scars
Posted by lisa
Last Reply June 9, 2018 at 23:47
Started March 22, 2006 at 16:25
hi everyone, i am currently undergoing the treatment for my 3rd outbreak of mrsa, infact i just found out what i in fact have, the 2nd outbreak i had left ugly scars on my outer forearm, i would like some advice as to deminish the scaring, the current outbreak i am having is on my face. anybody with any ideas or suggestions please help me!

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mrsa in bloodstream
Posted by sasha_442000
Last Reply June 9, 2018 at 23:33
Started May 2, 2006 at 19:25
Do you know what the prognosis is for mrsa in the bloodstream? My brother in law is presently in icu with this. Is there anything they can give him for this. They are saying it is antibiotic resistant. He has multiple problems besides this. They say he is a very sick man. Please help.

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