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Mrsa colonised before being admitted for c sec
Posted by Liz
Last Reply October 23, 2013 at 20:25
Started October 23, 2013 at 20:25
Hi
Hope you can help me
2 yrs ago I was pregnant and was planning to have a c section 2 days prior to this
I had to have a mrsa nose swab as was routine due to going into hosp to have an
opp !
The results came back as positive :-( I had wash and nose cream prior and after
section ! Was treated very badly in hospital and my aftercare was shocking I have
to say which should of been the best experience of my life was the worst:-(
wanted to move to a hosp closer after section but was told no due to the mrsa I
felt like a freak so asked to leave ASAP!!!
No follow up has been done since but to this day I still think about what a horrible
experience it was and still haunts me !!!
I have lots of questions no one ever explained anything to me !!
It has put me off having any more children will I have to go through same thing
again someone please help !!!! Thank you

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neglected by repeated hospital visits (mrsa)
Posted by Beasley
Last Reply October 23, 2013 at 09:00
Started October 23, 2013 at 09:00
3 1/2 years have gone. Been to different hospitals (I have no primary
Doctor nor Insured). I realize now as I write this early morning I
will go for my 16 attempt towards a diagnosis. I have been degraded,
publicly humiliated in front of other patients to hear and see.
Laughed at and was told I needed a Shrink. They said I needed to
clean my house better. I can't begin to go back that far and think
about it, I knew in my heart and so did my boyfriend of 5 years, he
has been through this with me and almost left me. I had tried to
commit suicide twice because of the health problems that I know are
certainly there. There "MAIN" repeated diagnosis was SEVERE case of
Scabies, Bed Bug Bites and Crazy. I used to be a CNA in my 20's, my
mom is a RN and I worked at a Assisted Living Facility for the elderly
and certainly know when something is eating my ENTIRE BODY. I wear
long sleeve shirts and long pants year round where I live. Extremely
hot and humi... read more

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What can I do?
Posted by Ari
Last Reply October 18, 2013 at 03:57
Started April 1, 2011 at 12:10
Hi all, I'm 37y old and I contracted MRSA probably on the 16th of Feb this year when they operated on me for Crohn's disease in London. First it was found in the abdominal fluid from the post-operative drain and now I have it almost everywhere on my skin. The lab's advice was to treat only if septic and I felt fine in the hospital and my wound healed pretty well too, so they decided not to give any antibiotics and left it for my body to fight on its own. It's been over 6 weeks since the op and my chest skin is covered in acne and I also get an occasional staph inflammation, like a small boil on my face or chest. I've had 5 of those and they all seem to respond to cleaning and alcohol, although they take longer to heal each time I do it. Been to my GP and she doesn't know what to do with it either. She called infection control with me in the room and I don't think she's heard back from them.

I've had about 9 inches of my bowel out with a growth that was attached to the bladder, my... read more

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MRSA skin infection
Posted by Jessie
Last Reply October 16, 2013 at 04:11
Started October 12, 2013 at 21:15
I'm 17 years old and was diagnosed with MRSA
on Wednesday. It started as a small pin-
prick sized cut from shaving (bikini-line)
and over the course of about two or three
weeks continued to grow into a large, open,
pusy, bloody wound. After a couple doctor
visits and antibiotics, I got the abscess
drained two days ago. I was told I should
get immediate pain relief, but it didn't get
better. The pain actually got worse, so I
went back yesterday. The doctor took off the
bandage and unpacked the wound and said it
looked much better than before, and that's
great and all, but I still am in a lot of
pain. I've had a nearby lymph node that has
been very swollen and tender as well. The
actual wound is feeling less painful, but
it's the lymph node that is really hurting
me now. It hurts to move, walk, or really do
anything. Even laughing or flexing stomach
muscles hurts. I've been nauseous the past
few days and I've actually been throwing up
this mo... read more

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Are you tired of recurring MRSA infections
Posted by William Kayser
Last Reply October 3, 2013 at 22:19
Started January 27, 2013 at 23:52
I contacted MRSA in 2009 while on a commercial fishing trip. Little did I know it was a fight for my life! After a week of IV and two surgeries I thought the MRSA was gone. It was four months before I got back to work and on the first fishing trip I got a boil on my face, and I also had small sores in my nose. Well I have been researching this for over two years and of all the things I have found that helped me in my battle only one thing addressed the underlying cause of MRSA recurring over and over again. Once I learned how this bacteria is aloud to continue to live, and what it is doing to my body while living there, then I understood how it could be treated and beaten! You see one three things happens when MRSA invades it's host.

1)The body attacks the bacteria the second it enters the body,(you may have had a small fever or flu like symptoms)but the immune system wins and MRSA was defeated. You may not have even known that it was MRSA.

2)just like #1 the body starts fig... read more

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Last Reply September 20, 2013
Started September 20, 2013
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Curious
Posted by Emily
Last Reply September 5, 2013
Started November 9, 2007 at 16:00
My husband was treated about two weeks ago for a bad staph infection, the area was lanced, drained, and packed, initially they cultured it. They called a few days later to switch his antibiotics from Ceflex, to Doxycycline, he had to have his arm packed again, and finally it is starting to heal.

Now I have five boils on my stomach! Three of them are large and painful. I recently moved and my PCP is back in CT so Tuesday I went to the walk in clinic, the DR there started me on Bactrim, and circled the areas. When I returned on Thursday for a follow up, there was no improvement, and actually they had grown larger than the initial visit, he said that he suspected MRSA and sent me to the local ER. There they took my blood, but did nothing to the actual boils, no cultures. They said the bacteria is not in my blood and switched me from Bactrim to Ceflex 500 mg 3x a day.

I had my husband call the hospital that had treated his arm and ask what they cultured and in fact they c... read more

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Great book about MRSA
Posted by eva
Last Reply September 4, 2013 at 18:32
Started September 4, 2013 at 18:32
There is a new book, a thriller actually, where MRSA infections are the main plot, which
in my opinion is a great attempt by the author to direct more attention to the problem.
The book is called GOLDEN PLAGUE and is getting great reviews in the US, because it
teaches about MRSA in an entertaining way, and in the process fuels some vital
discussions about the dilemma of hospital's infections. It is available at Amazon for all
of you who want to check it out. We all should spread the word about this terrible,
terrible bacteria. Hope this book helps!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Golden-Plague-1-Sick-World/dp/1939866022/ref=sr_1_1?
ie=UTF8&qid=1378313473&sr=8-1&keywords=ila+monroe

Here what the press is saying:

NEW BOOK EXPOSES UNJUST DEATHS IN HOSPITALS
Author writes to spark a conversation about deadly infections
that occur daily in the medical wards, but go... read more

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MRSA heat and tropical countries
Posted by Irvin
Last Reply August 16, 2013 at 02:06
Started December 11, 2011 at 11:19
Hi! I'm from the Philippines and have been doing a research on MRSA. I noticed
that MRSA is not as popular here in tropical countries, such as the Philippines, as
temperate countries, such as USA and UK. Is MRSA killed by heat? Although, I
doubt that it is since heat-susceptible bacteria are not likely to be considered
superbugs; still, I would like to know if heat, at the least, contribute to inhibiting
the growth of MRSA. Thank you!

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c diff and imodium
Posted by carolyn evans
Last Reply August 14, 2013 at 03:05
Started November 11, 2006 at 15:31
Can any one help me.? My father is fading week by week, he contracted mrsa in Selly Oak hospital twelve months ago. He had suffered a large bleed in his brain and was given no chance at all.One year on ,paralised,incontinent,pressure sores on his bottom infected with mrsa and c diff he continues to fight.The district nurses who dress his wounds say because of his diarrhoea getting into his sores he must take imodium four times a day. With c diff the diarrhoea never goes away and to me ,taking imodium is just masking the problem. My father is 81 and fought in the D day landings for this country and to watch him slowly die with this dreadful disease breaks my heart. Some times i wish i could fly him to Switzerland and end it all for him.Is there any one else in the same position?

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mrsa
Posted by Angie
Last Reply August 7, 2013 at 11:04
Started July 19, 2006 at 22:50
In april i got mrsa on my stomach area. The abssesses looked like brown recluse spitter bites and they were very painful. I finally went to the emergency room and they lanced the abssesses and gave me clindamycin for two weeks.The abssesses went away. Then a month later another abssess showed up under my arm. I went to the docter and they gave me a penicilin antibiotic it seemed to work but the abssess never completely went away. A rash showed up under both of my arms a week later so i went to the doctor again and they gave me a weird cream and the doctor didn't realize the bump was still under my arm a little bit. A week later 2 abssesses showed up on my body again in differnt spots and the bump under my arm started growing again. Theses 3 abssesses became very painful and 1 of them started draining. I began to feel like i had a fever and really sick so I went to the emergency room again. It sucked because i was on vacation. They lanced all 3 of the abssesses and gave me vancomycin... read more

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mrsa in bloodstream
Posted by sasha_442000
Last Reply July 28, 2013 at 03:08
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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MUST A HOSPITAL INFORM PATIENTS THEY HAVE MRSA
Posted by BARRY BRANNIGAN
Last Reply July 15, 2013 at 23:36
Started March 8, 2008 at 02:44
HI WONDER IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME HERE.I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IF SOMEONE CAN AS AM AT MY WITS END HERE!!
MY FATHER WAS DIAGNOSED ON 17TH JAN 2008 WITH THROAT CANCER AND A FOLLOW UP CAT SCAN REVEALED A SHADOW ON HIS LUNG ALSO
THE NEXT DAY MY FATHER WAS PUT THROUGH BREATHING TESTS TO ASSESS HIS FITNESS FOR A BRONCHOSPY.THE TESTS SEEMED TO TAKE SO MUCH OUT OF HIM THAT HE COLLAPSED AND WAS ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL BY AMBULANCE THE FOLLOWING DAY.
6 DAYS LATER HE WAS DISHARGED FROM HOSPITAL AND I ACCOMPANIED HIM FOR HIS BRONCHOSPY AND WHAT A SHOCK LAY IN STORE.WITH HIS TUMOUR IN THROAT AND BRONCHOSPY TUBE HIS OXYGEN LEVELS DROPPED SO LOW THEY HAD TO REVERSE THE SEDATIVE THEY GAVE HIM.THAT DAY HE WAS ADMITTED TO THAT HOSPITAL AND IS STILL THERE AND THATS 5 WEEKS PAST NOW ON 6TH MARCH.
THE HOSPITAL THEN DECIDED TO OBTAIN THE NEEDED BRONCHOSPY TISSUES SAMPLES BY PUTTING HIM OVER TO SLEEP.2 WEEKS LATER THERE WAS STILL NO RESULTS.WHEN I ASKED WHY THEY SAID THEY WOULD CHASE IT UP.AMAZINGLY TH... read more

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MRSA as Cause of Death
Posted by Ollie
Last Reply July 14, 2013 at 01:23
Started October 10, 2004 at 12:51
My husband died earlier this year because of MRSA, despite having been treated in hospital for it for 5 weeks, and being declared "clear" of it, and being home for over a week. On re-admission to hospital, he then died later that same day, when it was found that MRSA was right through his chest, but no one knew!

There is no mention of MRSA on his Death Certificate. I have heard other people make the same comment and I would really like to know how many cases like this there are throughout the country, as this would mean that all the statistics we are given could be totally under-estimated.

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MRSA
Posted by Rebecca
Last Reply July 3, 2013 at 09:13
Started July 29, 2007 at 20:06
my husband was diagnosed with MRSA, he underwent 50 days of IV therapy he was getting vancomycin. After his treatment has ended now he complains about headache, nausia, dizzyness, and he's always tired and sore, and he has moodswings now, he never had any of this before, and I can not find anything having to do with the long term effects of MRSA on the body can anyone tell me where to get this info?
Thank You IN advance

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Needs advise
Posted by Billy
Last Reply June 26, 2013 at 04:10
Started June 26, 2013 at 04:10
Hi,

I had a MRSA infection in my right leg at the bottom just above my
ankle. It was treated with many types of antibiotics and surgery.
After 3 months the wound eventually healed and i was left with quite a
large scar and a lack of tissue on my shine bone. This was all caused
by a blunt force trauma i had received playing soccer.

I find that now if i get hit in the same spot i will have pain in the
same area for weeks and it tends to hold some fluid and swell.

I want to know if this a common side effect of an area previously
effected by MRSA?

Any advise on treatment and prevention?

I worry as i feel i may have to give up my sport as it scares me every
time i get hit around the area.

any help would be much appreciated.

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mrsa in nose?
Posted by Sulette Winnan
Last Reply June 24, 2013 at 10:50
Started June 24, 2013 at 10:50
Ive been hospitalized for 3 months per year since 2008 due to mrsa. In 2010 the infected artificial hip was removed and I was left with only one hip, also artificial. The infection returned and I returned to hospital for the hip to get washed out in surgery, several times. 2011 I was stubborn, tired of hospitals. I bit the bullet and pushed through without any hospitalization. On the 27th December 2011 I landed in a research hospital where I was placed into isolation for six months. I also underwent 5 surgeries in this time to clean me out again. At last my white blood count dropped and I was allowed to go home with a temporary hip filled with antibiotics. I still have this and it is more comfortable than having no hip at all. But for the past two and a half months Ive been experiencing continious clotty nosebleeds, non stop, day and night. I also suffer from a continious runny tummy. This exhausts me. Thank goodness I'm retired. Why and what is happening to me now? My ears are also... read more

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Recommend doctors in NYC
Posted by Marg
Last Reply June 21, 2013 at 08:34
Started June 20, 2013 at 12:35
Can anyone recommend an infectious disease doctors in the New York City area. I have gone to two doctors in Long Island and neither doctor have been helpful. I've read others on the forum that talks about how their doctors give them blood test, swabs, etc. I suggested this to my doctor and was told it was not necessary.

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dad has mrsa
Posted by jenifer
Last Reply June 18, 2013 at 16:18
Started May 18, 2007 at 18:55
i would like to know if anyone can help me understand this ..my father who is elderly went into hospital march 06 with a heart attack and been in numerous times over the past year with chest infections difficulty breathing on the 17.5.07 he was admitted again with temperture and breathing problems when he got to the hospital they have put him in an isolation unit saying that he has mrsa and he has had it for since he was taking in last year just flabberghasted why his wife and family had not been informed of this by any medical proffessional,and is there anything we can do

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MRSA Superbug Forum
Posted by Sai Kiran
Last Reply June 16, 2013 at 20:40
Started June 5, 2010 at 06:48
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