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Dry Needling - MRSA
Posted by Dewey
Last Reply December 28, 2016 at 23:14
Started December 28, 2016 at 16:25
I acquired MRSA from a Dry Needling session with a Physical Therapist. I won't go into all that I have been through - most of hit has already been shared in the Forum. I just wanted people to be aware of this procedure that is gaining popularity which is, they take a filament needle and insert it into a muscle - looking for a trigger response. Essentially it breaks the pain cycle and sends a message to the brain to release the tight muscle(s). I had been getting these sessions for 3 months...until after one session and in 24 hours an abscess was apparent at the dry needling site. I've never had any skin conditions in my entire life. 4 months later I am in the struggle. The Dry Needling procedure works...but there are risks...I am pretty sure I signed a waiver so I have no recourse. Be aware of this procedure the outcomes that could happen.

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Rare Gram Positive Cocci in a Mixed Respirator
Posted by Michael Lamm
Last Reply December 18, 2016 at 01:00
Started December 18, 2016 at 01:00
I have a trache and it has been infected for a few weeks now, It has
been cultured twice, 1st result was mixed flora and 2nd showed rare
gram positive cocci. I have a history of MRSA (Respiratory). I have
been on clyndamycin for 14 days now on Levaquin for past 7 days and
drainage and infection continues to worsen. I am dumbfounded on what
I need to do.

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Infectious disease specialists
Posted by Nancy R
Last Reply December 17, 2016 at 20:35
Started November 19, 2009 at 03:17
Many of you are recently diagnosed with MRSA and in panic mode. I totally understand, for I am a MRSA survivor myself.

I think that although many doctors recognize MRSA, few are truly trained to really address it well. The ER is not the place to go for a cure. ER's are designed to simply stabilize patients until they can get treated by their family physicians or specialists.

Infectious Disease is a relatively new specialty. It is also among the fastest growing for diseases such as MRSA, VRSA, Lyme Disease and so many more are springing up all over the place. Therefor, please understand that most GPs are NOT trained to fight MRSA. This is where you simply waste time and often create larger problems if its misdiagnosed and therefor, improperly medicated.

If you needed to have a bone set, you'd seek out an orthopedic surgeon. If you needed to have your chronic sinus infections fixed, you'd go to an ENT. Well, if you have MRSA, you need a good Infectious Disease specialist. The... read more

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Fear of Doctors
Posted by Tana
Last Reply December 11, 2016 at 16:31
Started April 19, 2010 at 16:55
Should I be concerned about going in for a colonoscopy? I have been outbreak free for 9 months now and still have lots of side effects from antibiotic use,rashes,tired,hot and cold,joint pain.The biggest problem I have going on is constant stomach pain when I eat and I am supposed to have a colonoscopy next Monday and I'm afraid of going and getting Mrsa infection from colonoscopy?Am I being crazy for thinking that is an issue?Doc put me on Bentyl for colon and it helps.He thinks I have irritable bowel syndrome,can antibiotics cause that? Help

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3yr old daughter with mrsa on skull
Posted by Chad
Last Reply December 6, 2016 at 20:37
Started December 6, 2016 at 20:37
My daughter went into hospital and while
she was the caught mrsa from her skull
being exposed the mrsa started in the
tissue now in the skull

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MRSA IN MY BLOOD LUNG AND SPINE ... Need Help
Posted by Chris A
Last Reply November 18, 2016 at 03:08
Started November 17, 2016 at 01:20
I went to the ER 3 months ago with terrible right side flank pain. I just had gotten
over phenomena and was still on mobile oxygen. The hospital admitted me and
discovered MRSA in my right lung, my bloodstream, and in my spinal bones.
They performed a procedure where they made some incisions on my right side
and send a camera in and they drained 1 liter of dark reddish black fluid from the
right lung. They scraped the thicken fluid and cleaned out my chest . I was put on
vancomycin and a few days later my chest tubes were removed. I went home
about 10 days later with a picc line and Vancomyicin every 8 hours for 6-12
weeks. I was home 8 days when the pain spread to my left side. Went back the
doctor said it has spread to my left back muscles and now I had an abbess on my
spine . He added an oral antibiotic sent me home.. It's been a few weeks now and
my pain is still increasing and spreading to the point I cannot stand up now. I
went back to the hospital but ... read more

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Developing MRSA while currently on Bactrim?
Posted by Elsie
Last Reply November 13, 2016 at 21:49
Started November 13, 2016 at 04:33
I developed a boil in late July that went
from what I thought was a tiny bug bite to
rather large sore in 3 days. I didn't even
think it was a boil because it was always
open (like a cut). It tested positive for
MRSA ofcourse, and I was put on Bactrim
for 10 days (2x a day) and it seemingly
went away. In the first of September , i
developed another boil right next to the
scar from the first one. This one was also
"open" (it didn't need to come to a head )
and also went from 0-100 in 3 days. I
again tested positive for MRSA and i was
again placed on Bactrim for 10 days 2 a
day. As this was a more serious case, i
was also given 3 months of refills at a
maintenance dose (1 a day ).
Now in mid-november, i have rapidly
developed another boil in the same area.
What are the chances it is MRSA if i am
currently on bactrin, and have been for
around 2 months? I know MRSA came about by
becoming immune to regular antibiotics,
could this have possi... read more

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Walking Dead or Leper Messiah?! Ughhhhhh
Posted by Sleepless2
Last Reply November 7, 2016 at 18:57
Started November 6, 2016 at 22:00
This forum is terrifying--especially without sleep. But so is MRSA. I don't know where to start other than with a scream that may not end. My first bout with this superbugger was 3 years ago. Was hospitalized and put on Vanco. Remeber saying "no, not Vanco. Why don't we try something other than that first--so as to have some future options?" This was in a broom sized closet of ER room as the IV was slipped in. It helped none when the my overseeing MD shouted "Oh my God, what has happened to you?" as he looked at my wounds the next day in my isolation room. Not boils, just crazy sores that were phtographed for disposable posterity, come to find out (as they "don't keep those records").

Incredibly, all went well. The paranoia faded and life seemed to return to normal. What i would give now to rewind those unbeknownst to me blissful years in which I complained about mundane things that I wasted thought and immesurable precious time on I can never get back 'coz I'm here now in this A... read more

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Anyone ever try serrapeptase
Posted by Brian
Last Reply October 31, 2016 at 17:13
Started June 25, 2015 at 04:42
I first had MRSA about 5 months ago, have been on many antibiotics and still get abscesses. I am on an antibiotic again now, and I am taking serrapeptase with it. It is an enzyme that breaks down the protective biofilm that colonies of organisms live under. The theory is that if you break down this biofilm, then the antibiotics have much better access to the bacteria that they need to kill. Eventually I want to be off of antibiotics, and MRSA really worries me. But I am using the serrapeptase this time and I am wondering if anyone else has any experiences or advice about it.

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gram positive cocci
Posted by Petey
Last Reply October 28, 2016 at 17:05
Started October 28, 2016 at 17:05
This in in addition to my last post.....I was hospitalized twice 10 months ago for pneumonia. Since then I have Been sick 3 or 4 times with similar symptoms. My IGg levels are in the 400 range. My sputum sample came back as follows: No white cells, no epithelial cells, few gram positive cocci. I have been on Levoquin for 10 days with no improvement. Does anyone have any info re this situation? I do not see my DR. until next week. Please Help!

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Eucalyptus Oil helps me!
Posted by Margo
Last Reply October 19, 2016 at 01:31
Started September 6, 2016 at 08:22
I have had MRSA for two years and this year has been particularly
bad with three breakouts. I try my best to not have to use
antibiotics because I don't want to compromise my immune system.
Although I used antibiotics for my frist outbreak I managed to
clear up a rather nasty boil a month ago with eucalyptus essential
oil.


I used one drop directly on the sore three times a day. It stings
a bit but nothing that made me cry out. The only adverse effect I
got from it was that it dried out the skin surrounding the sore
and it peeled off. Coconut oil helped with that, no biggie. It
cleared up in just a few days.

Unfortunately I had another sore (really painful.. I almost cry
when I bump it on something) on my cheekbone and I'm super low on
essential oil with no money to buy anymore, so I have only been
applying it once a day, but I also have mupirocin ointment 2%. I
used a homemade body scrub with coconut oil and eucalyptus bath
salt in the sh... read more

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MRSA in the ear canal
Posted by Michelle
Last Reply October 18, 2016 at 04:40
Started May 27, 2009
My little boy is 4 years old and has MRSA for 2 years. I keep hearing all these remedies for the skin and in the bones however, we have not been lucky enough to clear up his MRSA for very long.
We have tried everything and I am starting a new regiment of agressive cleaning for the ear this week under anesthesia with an oral ear antibiotic.
Does anyone else have MRSA in the ear and if so what are you using for treatment?
My son is Clindimycin resistant and allergic to Vancomycin.
Please help if you have anything.

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Mssa and tattos
Posted by Elizabeth
Last Reply October 5, 2016 at 17:46
Started October 5, 2016 at 17:46
I had mssa 4 years ago from a chillies
surgery and now I'm wanting to get a
tattoo. Has anyone had the same
experience. If you got a tattoo did you
get a infection? I really want this but
want to make sure I make the right
decision.

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dates wroong
Posted by Janice
Last Reply October 2, 2016 at 16:00
Started September 9, 2016 at 22:58
the dates on the postings can't be right.. some of them say December 2016 which has not even gotten here yet.. why are the dates not correct when people are leaving in formation

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Acne and Mrsa
Posted by Tina
Last Reply September 30, 2016 at 11:55
Started May 30, 2006 at 04:54
Hi does anyone know if Mrsa can make your face break out. I have had it for almost a year now and the last 2 months I have broke out bad on my face,and I never had acne before.Does anyone else have this problem or is it just something else.

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Mrsa in bloodstream
Posted by Kristen
Last Reply September 22, 2016 at 03:55
Started September 21, 2016 at 18:52
Recently I had an outbreak of MRSA after I got back from a Florida beach trip
The infection entered my wounds from paces I had peeled off from severe
sunburn. I had the worst boils that oozed puss. It was spread to my buttocks
and lower back. It was painful. I went to the doctor and got prescribed
antibiotics and they gave me ointment for the infected areas. but they never
sent anything to be tested because it was too expensive for my mom. They
started to heal and have gotten very small, almost gone and some are gone.
But the past few days I have been experiencing symptoms such loss of
appetite, coughing, cold chills, shaking,ramdomly lose hearing in one ear,
diarrhea and I get really hot easily. Also I have coughed up green mucus.
Should I be worried that this has something to do with MRSA? Ive done
research and read that it can get into your bloodstream. I'm only 18 and this is
really scaring me.

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bartholin cyst caused by MRSA?
Posted by Brandt
Last Reply September 16, 2016 at 17:44
Started October 28, 2009 at 01:58
I had severe impetigo on my face caused by MRSA. The only antibiotics
that worked were Vancomysin and Zyvox. I ended the Zyvox last week and
now I have a cyst on my Labia. My doctor told me it wasn't related to
the MRSA and said it may be a bartholin cyst. I think it IS related to
the MRSA. I have never been sexually active or had any sort of gyno
problems before. Could you offer some advice? I don't want to brush it
off if it may get worse.

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Can U Sue for someone knowingly MRSA active?
Posted by CK
Last Reply September 13, 2016 at 18:18
Started April 26, 2011 at 04:27
My spouse visited a siblings house recently & saw the antibiotic in the fridge. Asked the sibling about it & sibling replied, "Oh, yeah, I think the kids have MRSA again." Well the sibling KNEW but didn't tell my spouse NOT to come over with our kids for a playdate. Now, my spouse has a lesion on the calf--afraid it might be MRSA. The sibling came over to our house for Easter with the infected children--still NOT telling anyone about the MRSA. (My spouse had told me just the day before about the previous incident) R my kids safe if the MRSA kids have been on antibiotic? What does my spouse need to do--get a culture of the wound? (We have no health ins.) Can I sue my spouse's sibling for not disclosing that the MRSA kids were sick & subjecting my family to an infectious disease? I think it is morally & ethnically WRONG!

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MRSA in May of 2015
Posted by sheshe
Last Reply September 13, 2016
Started July 25, 2016 at 08:28
I broke 2 bones in my ankle in December 2014, I had a plate and 3
screws put in on Christmas Eve; 4 weeks later I had to have another
surgery because the plate bent and screws were loose. This time he
put 2 plates and 12 screws in; 4 weeks later he found one of the
plates were fractured, but he wouldn't take it out. A couple of
months later I ended up with MRSA that started in that ankle, I was in
the hospital for 11 days and do not remember anything that went on, my
infectious disease doctor told me I almost died. I ended up on IV
Vancomycin and a wound vac on my ankle. I had 2 surgeries on my ankle
in May, 2 in October and they amputated my leg below my knee in
November. I was septic and the infection had gone all through my body
and blood, I was throwing clots of infection instead of blood clots.
I had repeat CT scans and everything was stable. To make a long story
short I had repeat CT scans in April and lymphoma was suspected, I
have had severa... read more

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PVL MRSA
Posted by RosieKV
Last Reply September 10, 2016 at 18:24
Started January 22, 2009 at 19:25
Hi - I am in the UK, but I'm posting on this forum as PVL MRSA is still quite rare here. My 20yr old daughter was diagnosed with MRSA 16 months ago and she has had recurrent abscesses since then. We have only just been told that the MRSA is PVL+, we now know how lucky she was not to have developed septicaemia or necrotising pneumonia.

Has anyone here experienced PVL MRSA?

Rosie

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