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Rash Post MRSA Treatment
Posted by Concerned
Last Reply February 12, 2011 at 11:07
Started February 12, 2011 at 11:07
My daughter had a staph infection that turned out to be MRSA. The infection was in her blood stream as well as the infection in the skin. She received Vancomycin IV for 2+ weeks in the hospital with no adverse reaction. She has been off Vancomycin for a week and has developed a rash over her body that appears to be hives. It is not a flushing of the skin but almost looks more like a heat rash but more spread out over her body. I talked to the Dr. on the phone and he told her to take Benadryl for the next 24 hours and if no improvement to come to the ER. There was no improvement so she went to the ER and was diagnosd with Red Man Syndrome. I am wondering whether this is possible as this usually occurs during administration and not a week later. Also it is not a flushing, or warmth to the skin. Is there another possibility?

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MSSA
Posted by Lisa
Last Reply February 9, 2011 at 23:31
Started February 7, 2011 at 13:52
Hi everyone,
My 15 year old son caught mssa after a routine op last year. He was on IV
antibiotics for about 6 weeks then oral antibiotics for another 2 months (fucidin
and flucloxacilin).
He has been constantly unwell with stomach problems ever since. He is in
constant pain, has trouble eating and nausea.
I just don't know what to do or who to turn to any more. Mostly the GP and
hospital have told me that it's is quite normal but surely there must be
something they can do. My GP is now contacting my sons paediatrician to
discuss what tests can be done.
I have tried giving high doses of pre and probiotics, peppermint capsules and
pear juice. Nothing has helped.
Has anyone else has this type of problem? Any suggestions would be brilliant. I
feel so isolated by this and my poor son is desperate.
Many thanks.

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Warning !
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply February 6, 2011
Started February 6, 2011
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1351630/NHS-alert-wave-super-resistant-bugs-hits-hospitals.html

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18 Year infection
Posted by Dana Kerr
Last Reply February 5, 2011 at 01:13
Started February 4, 2011 at 12:01
I have had MRSA, confirmed and tested too many times to count. I contracted MRSA at age 12. I am now 30 and I have had well over 500 abscesses. I have been treated in the past by a Dr of infectious disease who was baffled that I still had outbreaks because my skin tested negative for colonization. However, every single outbreak I get tests positive for MRSA and is very resistant to nearly everything but Macrobid. Vancomycin has not helped and I am borderline allergic to it as it caused me to have convulsive vomiting. Rocephin, Clindamycin, Keflex, Z-packů and others do not kill this nasty hanger-on. I am allergic to sulfides. I have had nose treatments with Mupirocin and I use antimicrobial soap everyday from head to toe. I wash my hands so much they crack and bleed. I have also had Polinidal disease which tested MRSA positive. I cannot rid myself of this aggressive disease. The hardest part is that I get lesions mostly on the labia majora. The lymph nodes in the groin swell and the... read more

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MRSA and total knee replacement
Posted by laura from texas
Last Reply February 2, 2011 at 08:02
Started February 2, 2011 at 08:02
I'm a 55 year old female that contracted MRSA i believe after my total knee replacement. When I went into the hospital they tested me for staph and I had none. My knee replacement surgery was in November and I was diagnosed with MRSA about two weeks ago. I was placed in the hospital for one week and then home for 9 days with a PIC and Vancomyocin. So far my lungs are clear, heart is fine and my replacement shows no sign of infection. I started taking the garlic supplement that I found online and I'm praying that this will help. My biggest fear is that this will come back and attack my knee replacement. I have osteoporosis and asthma...although both are manageable. Before this happened I was in great shape, played golf and felt wonderful. After reading the posts, I'm so afraid my life will be forever changed. My body has been beaten up and I'm weak as a kitten and so very tired. I'm going to start exercising again and try to build my immune system. I pray for all of you de... read more

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CAN MRSA MORPH TO NON METH. RESISTANT?
Posted by IRENE
Last Reply January 31, 2011
Started January 28, 2011 at 17:53
I HAVE BEEN ON B.E.Y.O. STAPH PACK ESSENTIAL OILS FOR 3 MONTHS AS WELL AS
OTHER AGGRESSIVE PROTOCOL AND MRSA DIET. I USED TO HAVE HOT RED RINGS
OF VOLCANIC PUC IN ARMPITS AND GROIN AND OCCASSIONALLY IN OTHER SPOTS.
SINCE MY PROGRAM BEGAN, I HAVE NOTICED GREAT DIMINISHMENT OF BREAKOUTS.
I COULD HAVE SWORN I HAS MRSA DUE TO SEVERITY OF SYMPTOMS. THE NEW
INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOC SAMPLED AND BIO FINGERPRINTED THE OOZE. THE TEST
CAME BACK POSITIVE FOR STAPH A. BUT IT APPEARS NOT TO BE MITH. RESISTANT.
COULD THE STAPH PACK OILS MICHELLE RECOMMENDS IN THE BOOK 9WHICHH
CLEAN OFF CELLULAR RECEPTOR SITES) BE CHANGING THE M.R. PORTION OF THE
EQUATION INTO THE MORE AGREEABLE SIMPLE STAPH A./ OR WAS IT ALWAYS
STAPH A ALL ALONG, WITHOUT THE METH. RESISTANCE FACTOR/ ANYONE KNOW?

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what do microbiologist do with mrsa swabs?
Posted by lily
Last Reply January 20, 2011 at 20:05
Started January 20, 2011 at 07:20
i want to know how the microbiologist first identify an MRSA infection and then how do they check if its susceptible to clindamycin? could u give me references on these procedures ?

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detection of clindamycin susceptible CA mrsa?
Posted by snehil
Last Reply January 20, 2011 at 07:12
Started January 20, 2011 at 07:12
what are the methods to detect if an community acquired MRSA is susceptible to clindamycin ? methods other than the 'D'test?

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MRSA Vaccine
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply January 19, 2011 at 17:44
Started January 19, 2011 at 17:44
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2011/01/researchers-unzip-mrsa-and-discover-route-for-vaccine.aspx

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mrsa
Posted by john
Last Reply January 18, 2011 at 10:07
Started October 5, 2005 at 12:46
hi there my mum was in hospital for a heart op . she was only ment to be in hospital for 2 weeks . my mum was in hospital for 3 months and contracted mrsa in there the reason i know that is because when you go for an op they test you . and it was 2 months before she contracted the superbug mrsa . then the day before she died the doctor told us that the mrsa did not have a grip of her and that it was the heart that was causing the problem but then when my mum passed away we were told that it was the mrsa that got in to her blood . so when we got the death certificate it says that the cause of death was mrsa . can someone please help me here to decide on what to do and if i have a good case to go ahead and sue . ? my e-mail address is john_ramsayscotland@hotmail.com

thanks again for your time

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my dad mrsa
Posted by katrina
Last Reply January 18, 2011
Started July 30, 2006 at 05:31
hi its all very fresh and still hurting so much but i need to know.
my dad was taken into hospital, 2 weeks ago for a chest infection, he seemed to pick up so well and was eager to come home, but then one day he just went down hill and ending up in icu on life surport fighting for his life.
We then was told he had got mrsa pneumnia and was very poorly, from then on it was all down hill his kidneys failed his heart was fighting to work and his lungs had gone, how, how did this happen when he was looking so well and was on his way to oz with his wife and grandaughter on 13 august. he was 79 funny and the best dad in the whole world and i am so cross he has been taken away from us, i can not stop thinking if we had taken him home when he said i dont want to be here would he have been ok, was it us that let him down so badly, could we have stopped this happing to my dad.
please help me to stop hurting and feeling so cross with the world, and most of all the hospital he died in.

Th... read more

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MRSA in DAYCARE
Posted by Crystal
Last Reply January 11, 2011
Started January 10, 2011 at 23:12
I was informed this morning there is a child in my daughters classroom who has MRSA they say was caused from diaper rash (which I do not believe). The director of the daycare told me the health department felt there was no concern and the child is allowed to be in the center. My issue is that my child is 7 months old. Is MRSA more contagious in young children? How do you contract it? I just worry that they are changing my daughter on the same table they are changing this child...and let's face it....daycares are not as sanitary as hospitals. I am not sure what to do....does anyone have insight on how contagious this really is and what I can do to prevent her from getting it?

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I'll Sue From Grave
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply January 10, 2011
Started January 10, 2011
What a dame Mrs Elizabeth Miller is , in the Sunday Mail today it states that Mrs Miller is going to testify in a " Court of Commission " to preserve her testimony in case she dosen't survive until the court case in 2012 . " The great-gran said " I think the NHS expected me dead by now but i've confounded them by staying alive . My legal team are making sure that , no matter what happens, my evidence will be used in court whether i'm able to be there or not .

Well done Elizabeth , a 100% behind you .



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can MRSA survive freezing temps?
Posted by Stephanie
Last Reply January 9, 2011 at 21:32
Started January 8, 2011 at 13:54
just wondering if the MRSA "superbug" can survive freezing temps?

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NEED HELP!
Posted by Mike
Last Reply January 9, 2011 at 20:50
Started December 19, 2010 at 17:08
Hello to all on the Forum,i have just found out that my 2 year old has contracted MRSA after having an operation putting vents in her ears.
I have Three other Daughters and would really like some advice about how to make sure they too don't get it.I would appreciate if someone could give me a list of the do's and dont's for the rest of my family to follow.

like should she have her own plate/cup ect?
do i try and limit the kids contact with her?
will my wife and i get it?

The Doctor has prescribed Gentastone HC (ear drops) and he seems to think that the MRSA bug is sensitive to this!!

Thanks in advance
Mike


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private hospitals
Posted by bikerbabe
Last Reply January 8, 2011 at 12:47
Started September 3, 2005 at 10:49
i have lived in nhs hospitals for the last two yrs on and off and have seen the terrible state of them. I've been told that i may need another operation soon and i am going to decline as i am seriously considering going private. The last operation i had, i ended up self discharging after 2 1/2 weeks, i was fed up of telling the staff not to touch me till they had washed their hands and put gloves on, the last straw was when other patients and visitors were using the toilet i'd been allocated, even though they are not supposed to.

A few questions about going private:

1: Has there been any documented facts about the cleanliness of a private hospital?
2: Will they accept a patient who has mrsa?
3. Do they have strict guidelines and measures in place for an mrsa patient, if so, what are they?

I'd really appreciate any help with the above.

Mant thanks

Bikerbabe

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MRSA at Work
Posted by Issy
Last Reply January 7, 2011 at 21:42
Started April 3, 2008 at 02:09
I work in a Hospital on the Clerical side of things I don't have direct patient contact but I still caught MRSA back in October I only discovered I had it when a 40yr old Appendix scar popped open slightly for no apparent reason,I was put on Anti-Biotics and then swabbed to ensure it had gone,but in December I developed a painful joint in one of my fingers,this progressed to several joints in my body and now I am in pain every single day,Doctors are saying it is not related to having MRSA I feel tired all the time I have no energy and every morning I struggle to get myself mobile,I am waiting to see a Rheumatologist as my own Doctor thinks I have Rheumatoid Arthritis ... I personally am not convinced that this is the problem,I had nothing wrong with me until I contracted MRSA since then I have turned from a fairly active person into someone constantly in pain and tired all the time,I have difficulty sleeping too,I have been unable to go to work now for around 8 weeks .... why won'... read more

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understanding swab results
Posted by michele
Last Reply January 7, 2011 at 17:11
Started January 7, 2011 at 17:11
Ive had my first reswab after 5 days of wash treatment, it has come back from the lab as Not isolated in two areas but my hospitial dont seem to be follwing me up, i am awaiting current surgery, any ideas ???

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mrsa usa 500 in shoulder hospital grade
Posted by Bill
Last Reply January 7, 2011 at 05:09
Started January 7, 2011 at 05:09
My Son Trevor dislocated his shoulder in the winter of 2007 his junior year of high school. He was a nationally ranked ski racer in the midwest at 10. started before birth , another story, and a great pitcher and shortstop.After he tore his labrium grade 4 out of 5. Surgery was performed at a leading univeristy hospital. In fact my mother work on infectious desease floor in the late 60's though 80's on a second career as a nurse. A Scope was shared, or even scurbs. The hospital changed the scrub policy about going from a main hospital to a satillite, of which my wife worked in her early career in orthopedics. Changed hands many times and is now a Sportsmedicine outlet. 10 days after Trevors surgery he had a low grade temp, and Icalled the doc and his white cell count was very high. Scheduled for Surgery the next day and had 7 surgeries in ten days. Then, they wanted to look at his heart and he was alleric to the ...caine that wnet down his thought. he turned blue. This was after 5 s... read more

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Punctured Intestines
Posted by Millie
Last Reply December 31, 2010
Started December 30, 2010 at 21:00
I had a small bowel punctured in 2008 and had Periotonitis and Staph infection with it. Now I have bone and muscle pain constantly.
I am trying to find out if all connected.
Anyone know
Need help with answers

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