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HA MRSA BILL ALASKA
Posted by John
Last Reply November 27, 2011 at 17:12
Started November 19, 2011
I have dealt with MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
since 2008. Please let's all talk about the terrible Community-
acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) and Hospital-acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA)
infections in Alaska and Juneau. October 1 was World MRSA Survivor
Day. It is all over the Internet and widely discussed everywhere
except Alaska.
We don't want to attack our hospitals, but we want to educate the
community on just how we can help them prevent this very horrific
infection affecting us all. I know it will step on high money toes,
but lives are at stake - for example, all the babies recently infected
at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. We must get our hospitals to
start reporting the danger of MRSA and testing patients before
admitting, so the rate of this life threatening infection will
decline.
- John Baker, MRSA survivor and concerned citizen
HI John,
Have you introduced legislation in your state for reporting MRSA
infection rates and mandate scr... read more

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mssa
Posted by cassie
Last Reply November 13, 2011 at 02:00
Started May 21, 2011 at 13:14
i had back surgery an got mssa had two more surgerys because of it on iv antibiotics for seven months on ancef what are the effects on your body afterwards i am always tired n still have severe back n hip n leg pains .This all started on july 6 2010 after my first surgery.

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Chronic MRSA Sinus infections
Posted by Marin
Last Reply November 4, 2011 at 06:29
Started November 4, 2011 at 06:29
I have been having sinus problems since Aug 2008 after a flight home from Mexico. I now am recovering from my 4th sinus surgery done just 10 weeks ago. I had it done by Dr Roy Casiano from University of Miami. So far I think he did a great job, I haven't breathed this well in 2.5 years. I took Bactrim 3 weeks after this surgery, then Avelox for 2 weeks and Clindamycin for 2 weeks with bactroban sinus rinses mixed with saline in a neilmed bottle. They thought that I would be merely "colonized" after finishing all antibiotics that but the green, sticky/gooey nasal drainage returned right away. I cultured positive for MRSA yesterday and I am devastated. I think this MRSA has been there since my second surgery. I have lived on antibiotics July of 2009 and taken more steroids than I can recall. I started having this problem 3 years ago and averaged surgery every 9 months since the end of 2008. Now I have to choose between taking Zyvox orally 600mg twice a day with Rifampin 300mg twice d... read more

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spread of mrsa
Posted by gratefulmama
Last Reply November 4, 2011 at 02:30
Started October 24, 2011 at 02:59
My father has had MRSA for several years. He has had multiple joint infections and septic arthritis. Vancomycin tanked his kidneys; he started dialysis and had multiple infections at the site of his cathetar. He became vancomycin resistant and now daptomycin resistant. His latest infection was of the left wrist and right shoulder; he was fully septic with no fever and no intital elevation in blood WBC count. The infection has now spread to a previously infected hip and his spine. He has developed an ulcer on his hip - tunneling (?) that is draining. He is developing sores on other parts of his body that are draining - is this a "normal" thing - he is with hospice care as he is resistant to all drugs, on dialysis, completely immobile. This is breaking my heart. Again does it spread from a joint to the skin, is this the beginning of sepsis?
Thanks

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How safe is my family
Posted by Rose
Last Reply November 2, 2011 at 16:01
Started October 25, 2011 at 23:17
I have a cousin who had MRSA last year & now everytime I talk to him he says he feels it's coming back. Now he has asked to spend Thanksgiving with the family & I have lots of grandbabies who will be there. Do you think I'm over-reacting? I am so afraid for him to come & I don't know how to tell him no. I'm sure he will say it's inactive now, but does that make a difference? How do I know if he's a carrier or not? He has no medical so I'm sure he's not under a doctor's care.

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itchy scalp and mrsa
Posted by sheri
Last Reply November 2, 2011 at 01:59
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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Recently had brain surgery
Posted by Gerrie
Last Reply October 19, 2011 at 20:50
Started October 12, 2006 at 20:37
Can someone please tell me how I should be keeping my 8 inch incision along my cranial/ skull cleaned after surgery? I had a crainotomy 11 days ago & I was only told not to wash my hair for 2 weeks but more importantly one would have thought one should use something to cleanse the wound area? but I was told nothing and told not to touch the area , obviously.......but what about cleaning the wound? Surely it is not healthy for me to go around with such a large incision un -covered and exposed or is it?

I once was a carrier to MRSA so obviously I am frighten that I can get MRSA in the wound so how do i keep it clean or should I go back to my GP and ask him?

Worry Wart Gerrie also a huge thanks guys to you all for you genuine replies........

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I wanna be mrsa free
Posted by burbankbuddy
Last Reply October 16, 2011 at 21:52
Started October 16, 2011 at 21:52
I've had mrsa for over 5 years.

I've tried many products I've purchased after much research, and can almost pass as being mrsa free.

It seems between this website and another very well known alternative therapy website, that tumeric is one of the main products that most people have success with.

I also know that organic garlic works, because when I walked out of my doctor's office 5 years ago, and had this crap in my mouth, I stopped at W.F. and got some organic garlic and began chewing 3-4 cloves of garlic with each meal, which helped me rid it from my mouth and lips.

I now have a list of about 10 items that are avoid foods and 5 products that are beneficial.

Any info you can post on here that would help me become 100% mrsa free, I would appreciate it. My email address is burbankbuddy69@yahoo.com, if I can post that.

Thanks for any help!

I will keep you all posted what works!

Burbank Buddy

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INFECTION CONTROL TRAINING
Posted by Dave
Last Reply October 15, 2011 at 11:45
Started July 1, 2005 at 15:32
Every time there is a story in the press about an mrsa infection that concerns a hospital, why is it the last sentence always states that mandatory infection control training or similar is enforced for all clinical staff.

Surely this must be DRUMMED into them when they are at training college so why do they need to keep being reminded about it, are they a bunch of idiots.

I am an engineer by trade and any basic safety aspects in doing that job were drummed into me in training because if they if they are not adhered to they can be LETHAL not only to yourself but most important to OTHER PEOPLE and believe me they will stay with me for the rest of my life.





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Theatre cleanliness
Posted by Pete
Last Reply October 15, 2011 at 11:35
Started July 29, 2006 at 08:23
I Sympathise with sufferers of this dreaded MRSA bug and have first hand experience in seeing what goes on in theatres and recovery during and after any op.
i maintain equipment used in theatre and i see so many issues regarding picking up this dreaded bug.

I have been to nearly every theatre in nearly every hospital and believe me these places are surgically clean.
I see there working practises first hand and they take nothing to chance. they have there own cleaners, everything, and i mean everything is sterilized or destroyed, and for the orthopaedic operations they use a special pure air system that only passes clean filtered air over the wound and this is maintained regardless of cost.
i would be happy to have any operation from what i see.
the problem must be happening on the wards or something else.
Dont get me wrong, i know so many people pick up mrsa after operations, but if i picked it up i wouldnt be banging on the door of the theatre manager,,,

when you enter ... read more

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Need advice and help
Posted by June
Last Reply October 13, 2011 at 14:18
Started October 13, 2011 at 14:18
Can someone tell me if you have to have a skin irritation to have MRSA, my dad had knee replaced a couple of months ago, back in hospital with extreme pain in leg and back. He shared a room when he had his knee done with a man who had antibiotic resistant mrsa (that is all i really remember) and he has been fighting this for a couple of years. Is this something that could be causing extreme pain for my father. He was doing well getting back to work and now he is unable to move.

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Mrsa found by stye
Posted by Fiona
Last Reply October 12, 2011 at 01:14
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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Pregnancy and MRSa
Posted by Melanie
Last Reply October 11, 2011 at 14:17
Started March 17, 2008 at 02:41
Hello, I am a nurse working in a long-term care facility, and am about six months pregnant. There are four residents who have been diagnosed with MRSa on my wing. I am a healthy individual. What are my chances of contracting this bacteria and passing it along to my baby? Chances are, I am colonized with MRSa, as most healthcare workers are. Does this pose a threat to my unborn child? Any advice would be helpful.....

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Possible Cure
Posted by Rhonda
Last Reply October 6, 2011 at 02:03
Started October 6, 2011 at 02:03
Check out this link: http://mrsastaph.net/cure-for-mrsa/#comment-18843 According to this article, scientists think they are only 2-3 yrs. away from having a cure. This drug has killed all 50 strains they have experimented with. Hopefully great news ahead.

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Just Diagnosed
Posted by Ari Dennis
Last Reply October 5, 2011 at 21:13
Started September 3, 2005 at 21:53
I was just diagnosed 5 months ago and again 2 days ago. I have shin infections and routine Surgeries to remove the infected abcesses. I am currently taking the anti-biotic called Zyvoxx. My Dr. has informed me that it is the strongest and most effective treatment against MRSA. But then again he refuses to give me I.V. anti-biotics. He claims that Zyvoxx is in some cases better then the I.V. I dont know for sure. However, some of my symptoms include heartburn 24 hours a day, muscle soreness, stiff neck, night sweats, and lithergy, and fever and headaches. My Dr. told me all these are included in the benefits package for this disease.
I dont know how I got it. I do have alot of Tattoo's and used an I.V. drug once,yes,once. I dont have Hep C or lyme and am not HIV or AIDS positive, I know because since first diagnosed I now feel like a pin cushion for the lab. I was just hoping to get some feedback from someone who may have a positive light to share about it. Ive been clean off of dr... read more

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mrsa in blood stream
Posted by teri
Last Reply September 29, 2011 at 05:21
Started November 19, 2005 at 12:40
diagnosed this wednesday, my mum's condition has been up and down each day- dr's say she,s not responding well to the antibiotic. Where can I find detailed info on prognosis, as the roller coaster is difficult to relate to my sister living in canada.
Thanks

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MRSA- is hospital the best place for you when
Posted by louise s
Last Reply September 27, 2011 at 15:24
Started February 19, 2007 at 21:06
I have chosen a title for coursework my title is 'MRSA- is hospital the best place to be when you are ill?'. If anyone knows of any useful websites or has any opinions i would appreciate it if they could give me their views although majority of the work has to be based on factual reports.Thankyou.

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Just recovered from MRSA
Posted by Kevin
Last Reply September 23, 2011 at 12:35
Started September 23, 2011 at 12:35
Was admitted to the hospital with a roughly 5 inch wound on my back
that was leaking. Started just a few days prior as a small pimple
looking place. After lancing in the ER, I was sent to a room and
started Vancomyacin twice a day for a week. My wound was packed and
redressed three times a day for the week I was in the hospital. I
stopped running a fever four days after admission, and puss stopped
coming out of the wound four days after admission as well. Upon
discharge, I was prescribed Doxycylene Hiclate and Sulfameth
Trimethalate, plus was told to pack and redress the wound twice a day.
I was able to stop packing the wound about a week and a half after
discharge, and stop dressing the wound about three weeks after
discharge.

I suggest if you have to dress your wound, instead of using tape, find
a product by 3M called "Medipore." It's way easier on the skin than
other tapes, and comes in sizes up to 6" wide.

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Traumatic Brain Damage
Posted by Jay
Last Reply September 21, 2011 at 20:48
Started November 29, 2006 at 10:30
Hi, my husbands been in a coma for the past 9 weeks with a sever brain injury. He has a traciostomy which helps him if he needs assistance with oxygen. When this was first put in he developed an infection, his neck swelled up twice the size of his neck. Since he has been in hospital he has a chest infection, and is always couphing up thick yellow secrisions, temperature were his swet drips off him! for the past two weeks he now has MRSA. I have now reached my lowest point, that i dont know how to cope with all of this. I work during the day and am in the hospital with my husband on a night. It is really difficult going back to the home we've been sharing since we married five months ago. Last night was the worst night i've had in the house. I have nightmare's to the point where i wake up feeliing scared and freaked out! I just wander what the future holds and am wandering whether anyone has been in this situation and if their loved one have woken up from the coma...

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hip surgery
Posted by richard
Last Reply September 18, 2011 at 16:24
Started September 18, 2011 at 16:24
I had hip surgery 2 weeks ago but ever
since I got home I have been having
extreme chest pain right between the
ribs can't eat very much and can't
sleep what's going on email any
responses to halm24@hotmail.com
thanks

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