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MSSA Resistant strains
Posted by Garry
Last Reply April 28, 2011 at 08:41
Started April 28, 2011 at 08:41
I am Nurse working nicu ,after I have done culture and sensitivity test of nasal swab it was found that there are MSSA sensitive to Cefazolin, cephalexin,cephotaxime, streptomycin,Amoxyclav,chloramphenicol and Rifampcin but resistant to Nalidixin acid,colisdin and cefepime. what should i take to tream my self what I want to start is ciprofloxacine and mupricin What do you think.

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How do I get justice for my Dad?
Posted by Becky
Last Reply April 27, 2011 at 14:58
Started August 8, 2007 at 23:56
My Dad died from MRSA too. He died 6 July 2006 in New Cross Hospital but they say he couldn't have contracted it there as his bloods were clear when he went to Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital for a biopsy for his brain tumour. He was then adnitted back into New Cross with an illness that turned out to be MRSA so my Dad never got to have his treatment for the brain tumour. The QE say he couldn't have got it from there but New Cross are adamant that his bloods were clear when he left and it couldn't have been community MRSA as it was clearly from an IV line.
What do I do now? The QE admit my Dad's line wasn't changed straight away when there was irritation in the site but now what do I do? How do I get someone to claim responsibility?

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Recurrent MRSA Problems
Posted by Bryan
Last Reply April 23, 2011 at 14:41
Started September 2, 2007 at 21:45
In April last year I contracted an MRSA infection from hospital, my pre admission swab was clear but the day I was discharged I tested positive in my nose,throat and wound. Since then both myself and my wife have had recurrent MRSA problems, my wife had tonsillitis and this made her infection worse, we are still undergoing treatment with bactroban, hibiscrub and doxycyclene and fucidin, in total I have had 5 courses of treatment and my wife 3 in 18 months, does anyone else have this level of experience in recurrent MRSA infection/colonisation?

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folliculitis
Posted by mrsakilla
Last Reply April 15, 2011 at 22:23
Started April 15, 2011 at 22:23
So I went to a new derm(5th doctor) and this is what they told me I had(folliculitis). I have a few other post on here but im still a little confused on this. I have had three test, all done on infected lessions, once done every month.

1) Showed gram-positve cocci with no growth
2) No growth, no organisms
3) No growth, no organisms

Before I get out of my depression stage and finally know for sure that im safe and in the clear my new derm said I do not have mrsa and am not contagious. Is she correct? I don't want to infect anyone. Are these just irritated hair folocules?

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MRSA and home care
Posted by Sandi Collins
Last Reply April 14, 2011 at 15:12
Started August 14, 2005 at 11:32
My mother contracted MRSA after a hysterectomy and colostomy operation. She has huge holes along the surgical cut on her stomach and ended up ventilated for 12 days after a second operation was needed. My mother has been told that she may have to stay in hospital up to four months if they cannot find the correct antibiotic. My concern is my mothers mental state. She has battled bowel cancer and now has to deal with this dreadful infection. Does anyone know if MRSA can be treated at home with a full time nurse. Or is it hospital treatment only?

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pennine trust
Posted by Bev Hurst
Last Reply April 12, 2011 at 21:32
Started August 22, 2006 at 15:13
when i lodged a complaint in 2003 over the death of my mum, one of my first sentences were the lack of hygiene on ward 7 the first ward she was put on to ~ following their investigation they wrote me in feb 2004 stating that ward 7 had passed 97% cleaniness in 2003 ~ yesterday i uncovered their 2003 infection control report which slates the pennine trust staff for appalling hand hygiene practises Token handwashing observed by junior staff members only senior nurses observed going from patient to patient without decontaminating hands ~ lax conditions on wards including WARD 7 ~ in theatres ~ comodes left with bodily fluids and blood stains ~ chairs left in the same conditions ~ one renal unit stored the clean linen in an open sluice area the same renal unit designed for only 6 beds is now treating up to 20 patients per day ! ~ patient lines dirty
its a completely damming report ~ the report also differs from the figures reported under the mandatory surviellance scheme
north ma... read more

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possible MRSA?
Posted by Debby D
Last Reply April 9, 2011
Started April 5, 2011
On Feb 21 I had a laparotomy (hip to hip incision) because of a grapefruit sized benign tumor on my ovary. I felt great about a week after the surgery and was recovering well.

In the beginning of March I went to the gyn surgeon with extreme pain and redness/heat oon the incision. He said it was cellulitis and prescribed Cipro. The heating pad finally made it drain huge amounts of yellow pus and the pain mostly went away. He sent me to a wound care center to clean the abcess.

The wound care Dr. prescribed Augmentin as well as daily cleaning and packing of the wound. They said the culture cme back staph aureus with gram positive cocci and rods, also diptheroids. Last week they changed my antibiotic to Bactrim and I am done with that and still not better.

I asked the Dr. if the culture report said MRSA and he said no but the list of sensitive drugs were all ones used to treat MRSA, including the Bactrim which didnt work.

My question is this: Does the culture report specific... read more

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Does this sound like MRSA
Posted by Dave
Last Reply April 8, 2011
Started April 7, 2011 at 21:04
My mother went in for an operation on her breast on Monday and it is now
Thursday. While in hospital, one lady was removed from her ward for having MRSA.

My mother now has three red rashes around her face, which do appear to be
impetigo.

Seeing as it's now Thursday and the impetigo is on her face, I was wondering
whether it's likely if this is in fact MRSA or not.

I would expect any MRSA to flare up where she received the surgical incision, and
we have both had impetigo on our faces before (we are very prone to coldsores).

Thanks

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UTI
Posted by Ari
Last Reply April 7, 2011 at 10:25
Started April 7, 2011 at 10:25
Has anyone had an MRSA UTI and what were your symptoms? My pee is cloudy, but the tests came back negative for MRSA. I'm getting chills and intermittent low grade fever. Going to see a urologist this coming Tuesday. Thanks

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Try pHenominal Water
Posted by T Corsaut
Last Reply April 3, 2011 at 23:42
Started April 3, 2011 at 23:42
I've had issues with outbreaks of MRSA for about 8 years. I've had various antibiotics to try to get rid of painful sores. These antibiotics have worked until my last outbreak. Out of desperation I started searching the internet for other options. I decided to try the pHenomenal water because the antibiotic I was taking wasn't taking away my MRSA. After two days I knew that it was working. My joints didn't ache when I tried to sleep, I had more energy, and my sore on my finger was feeling less painful. After a week my small sore was almost gone. I recommended the product to my aunt who also had a 2nd out-break of MRSA and the water worked for her as well. I am grateful to have found this product. If you are skeptical, purchase the sample bottle for less than $20 and see how you feel in a week. That is a relatively inexpensive option when you consider the cost of one copay to the doctor plus the expense of antibiotics. Give it a try.


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Six minutes to save your life
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply April 2, 2011 at 15:24
Started April 2, 2011 at 15:24
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8dmtxiFBJw

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pregnant and diagnosed with MRSA
Posted by roxanne
Last Reply April 2, 2011
Started April 2, 2011
Hi, I'm 39 weeks and 3 days pregnant, over the weekend I went in to
hospital after thinkin my waters had leaked, a swab test was done to
check for waters.
Today 5 days later in the evening, get a knock at the door and its a
midwife from the hospital, and I was told that the swab test came back
positive for MRSA. I was shocked and concerned. Midwife told me that
it a bacteria people carry via nose etc and can be picked up from any
where. And that I have to be treated for the next 5 days with an
ointment for the nostrils, 3 times a day for 5 days and a body wash
daily for the next 5 days too, also my hair should be washed twice
during the treatment. After 5 days treatment I will have have a post
treatment done and swabs taken from nasal and groin. I'm so worried
that if I give birth before treatment my baby will contract MRSA. And
also it will affect me if I give birth vaginally or via c-section if I
don't get this treatment done. I'm really sad, I have 3 ... read more

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CA-MRSA antibotics not working
Posted by mrsakilla
Last Reply April 1, 2011 at 16:48
Started April 1, 2011 at 16:48
Hello, I have had CA-MRSA for about 4 months now and have been on Cleocin,Bactrim, and now Doxycly.. Im on day 9 of 14 for treatment and my initial infections have went down sifnifigntly where I do not see pus. I have noticed two new staph bumps starting but the are pretty small with no pus. Is this common? Does this mean the antibiotics are not working? ...Please Please Help!

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MRSA
Posted by ANN
Last Reply March 31, 2011 at 15:07
Started July 29, 2005 at 15:33
IS THERE ANYONE FROM NORTHERN IRELAND WHO HAS EXPERIENCE OF MRSA MY HUSBAND WAS ONLY 43 WHEN HE CONTACTED MRSA AND DIED HE WAS IN THE RVH IN BELFAST WITH BROKEN BONES NOTHING LIFE THREATNING. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE WHO CONTACTED MRSA AROUND DECEMBER 2003 IN THE RVH
THANKS

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my daughter
Posted by sara
Last Reply March 31, 2011 at 14:45
Started March 31, 2011 at 14:45
My daughter came into this world on febuary 1st and left us on febuary 17th! she contracted mersa through her bellybutton when the cord was cut!if you can please give me more info!thanks

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So Confused?!?!
Posted by mrsakilla
Last Reply March 30, 2011 at 20:33
Started March 29, 2011 at 17:34
I have been fighting CA-MRSA for about 4 months now and am so confused. I seen 2 doctors,1 dermatoligist, 1 ID doc.. I have been on Bactrim, Vancocin (oral, heard it dont work), Cleocicin, and now im on Doxycly.. first biopsy came out gram positive no growth, second came out negative. I have no insurance and im broke..

1)My face gets really hot then cold but I have no fever, is this because of the antibotics? Should I be concerened?

2)How long does it take before I see effects for Doxycyl? Im on day 6 and yet I have no new ones which is good, but two other ones have slight pus..Is this working?

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what does MRSA actually do????
Posted by becky
Last Reply March 28, 2011
Started January 1, 2008 at 22:19
I have been completing a piece of as level coursework of which my chosen issue is that of mrsa. I just wanted to know are their fixed health problems that mrsa causes, or do differnet people suufer differnet problems. Also does mrsa ever leave the body? does it lay dormane then re-activate?

hope somebody can help!

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MRSA
Posted by Cyndi
Last Reply March 22, 2011 at 01:02
Started August 29, 2005 at 18:21
Help! June 23, 2005, I was at work, I am a Nurse, and I was working for a DR, I felt a boil on my back, when I got home, I cleansed it, then within 2 days it grew the size of a small squash in your garden, I spiked a temp of 104, my husband took me to the ER, and they admitted me, my WBC was over 20,000 I was septic, and had MRSA, the next Thursday they took mee to surgeryt, in the mean time, they tried to shrink it with Vacomycin, it did not work, the surgery left a 4 inch scar across my back, and they had packing like as 10 4x4's,, in the hospital 8 days, and home care Nursing for 2 weeks, when the wound healed I tested negative for MRSA, The Dr I was working for fired me, he had no reason, and kept saying it was not because I had MRSA,, BULL,, I lost a good job, now I developed another boil on the back of my leg, I called my family Physician this morning, and he wants to try me on Keflex,, what's up?? Does anyone know?? I as a Nurse was very in the dark over this MRSA thing,, do ... read more

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MRSA and knee replacement
Posted by Japie Botha
Last Reply March 21, 2011 at 19:15
Started February 2, 2011 at 19:23
I have had variuos popliteal bypasses (Groin - to - knee) ; first with artificial arteries and subsequentlt with veins harvested from my own legs and turned upside down to act as arteries. Reason was that the artificial arteries clogged up. On my final bypass surgery MRSA infection affected my right leg. The surroundings of the artificial artery was infected and they had to remove it as it was left behind at the time they implanted my own veins as described above. Soon after my right knee became infected with (the same?) MRSA and a synovectomy with debridement followed.For 6 weeks I was treated with Zyvoxid and all sorts of antibiotics. a second Synovectomy and debridement followed 6 months later. The infection cleared up and after 2 years I still can hardly move my knee as it is very painful. My Orthopaedic surgeon wants me to undergo a MRI scan to make a decision on doing a knee replacement as I can not carry on with this pain even whilst I am on 50 Ugm Durogesic stickers (Morphin... read more

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Why I Refuse to Take Antibiotics for MRSA
Posted by Lucy
Last Reply March 19, 2011 at 03:53
Started March 19, 2011 at 03:46
I have inside of my knees, near MCL, large left toe and left hip pain and I'm only 49 and never had these problems before; I'm lean and a yoga teacher, so joint pain can only be explained by MRSA. At least now, I have an explanation. Thank you for your comments, everyone. Screw antibiotics; I've refused to take them dozens of times the past 10 years, and based on these comments, as well as my own extrapolation from looks like I did t"Rising Plague" book that discusses exactly how/why antis have actually made things worse (although he claims we need a new arsenal of them, which is highly contradictory) the right thing. I'm going to buy Oil of Oregano tomorrow@

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