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Posted by Danielle
Last Reply February 12, 2006 at 05:42
Started February 12, 2006 at 04:59
I am a 32 year old female, who went to an outpatient surgerical center on 1/19/06 for knee surgery. 2 days later I discovered a bump on my right butt cheek. I dismissed it until on the 4th day I realized it was growing, by day 6th I had a fever of 105 degrees and a huge red area covering my right cheek. my parents took me to my PCP who missed diagnoised me. One day 7 I wasinso much pain I went to the ER at 10am and was told it was a boil and that I would have to have surgery to removed it. At midgnight I finally went for surgery and the surgeon looked at my bottom and told me I had MRSA. she advised me she would have to go in and cut out the infection. when I woke up I had a hole in my right butt cheek the size of a plum and very deep. I was in the hospital for 5 days, now a home health nurse comes out to my home daily and change and pack my wound. I advised my knee doctor what happen he was not willing to discuss any wrong doing he just said "oh you must have had a bump or a stratc... read more

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Please help this lady
Posted by Phip
Last Reply February 11, 2006 at 16:28
Started January 17, 2006 at 13:12
The following post has just appeared on the UK forum - please can somebody help this lady as she seems to be in a very bad place emotionally at the moment. As I am UK based I do not know what sort of support/services are available to help her through this.

Family rejection
Started by Loretta Posted: January 17, 2006 at 13:00
I am so saddened. In November I confided in my sister, who is an LPN that I have MRSA and she has now apparently told everyone in my family. I spent over $100 dollars of my very hard earned money and many hours (santiarily) preparing a Christmas meal and bought gifts for my whole family and NO ONE attended. Today my other sister who was my only ally called to basically accused me of infecting her because she invited me to her home this past weekend and she woke up itching this morning. No one cares that I am sick and have no health insurance and am struggling to hold onto a job. I feel like a pariah. I fear total rejection from my children soon. I reall... read more

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Posted by Chrissye
Last Reply February 10, 2006 at 17:47
Started February 10, 2006
I was recently diagnosed with MRSA by doctor last Tuesday. She perscribed me two medications but one of them I couldn't take since I am an epileptic so I took it back and I used the cream. It oozed all night last night while I was asleep so my mom took me to the emergency room where he perscribed me a diffrent medication and him and my regular doctor felt it was unesscary to admit me to the hospital to be watched over in case something happens. Besides having MRSA I have eczema. My aunt had both of these and she was admitted. Right now it is oozing and bleeding at the same time . If you have any suggestions email me at

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Community acquired MRSA and my daughter
Posted by Robin
Last Reply February 10, 2006 at 17:43
Started October 21, 2004 at 02:27
Hi everyone,

I had originally posted on the MRSA UK forum, and had not posted again. I have added below my original post.

My 17 year old daughter has community acquired MRSA, which apparently is on the increase. We do not know why she has it. She is healthy and active. I have gone through my already clean house looking for anything that needs cleaning and disinfection. The latest bout(second time)had little response to Bactrim and Keflex seems to have helped, but one of the spots on her leg is still hard, swollen and red, although better than it was. Her doctor has my family using an antibiotic ointment in our nostrils twice a day to in case one of us is a carrier of MRSA.

My doctor has said she can go to school. I have not informed the school of this (but I feel guilty about not informing them even though physician has given permission). Her doctor has contacted an infectious disease specialist who says community acquired MRSA is on the rise. Her doc also has said he is t... read more

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MRSA hospitalization
Posted by Lorelie
Last Reply February 10, 2006 at 03:06
Started January 14, 2006 at 20:35
Can anyone give me some info - or where to find info - on MRSA and diabetes? I was hospitalized for little over a week last summer for MRSA. The doctors surgically removed the lesions, and I was informed I was the first case like that they'd ever seen! I am diabetic also, and had traumatic first 5 months of 2005 (my mom took ill and passed away, then about 2 weeks later MRSA appeared) so I imagine weakened immune system didn't help. Needless to say, I am no longer able to manage diabetes w/ oral meds; I am on 2 types of insulin, I've had Hep-C false positive results since, what's going on? Will I always be 'odd' medically?

Thanks, anybody, who can lend some advice.

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MRSA just plan sucks...
Posted by Thomas
Last Reply January 26, 2006 at 21:49
Started November 5, 2005 at 18:40
Ive had this MRSA crap for about 4 months now, ive been to my doctor and he puts me on Zyvox, which luckily my insurance carrier pays for, for a 2 week prescription its like $1200.00, i only have to pay $20.00 for it thank God.
Basically ill go on it, ill get better immediatly, but within 1 week of being off it it those painful sores just come back, usually about 5-10 in one area at one time, just out of no where.
Funny thing is, i dont have a fever, im not sick, i actually feel perfect all the time, other than the sores that hurt, the meds dont bother me but im sure its just a matter of time before my insurance carrier puts a halt to it.
Im just annoyed, its like nothing works, im a pretty healthy 30 year old, im never sick, although i do smoke pretty heavy and drink quite a few nights a week.
Maybe quitting the drinking and smoking and getting a good nights sleep will help me.
I dont know though, im just over this crap, its extremely annoying not to mention embarrasing.
Any ... read more

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airbourne MRSA
Posted by Christy
Last Reply January 26, 2006 at 20:37
Started January 25, 2006 at 03:09
What are the symptoms and treatment and can you get rid of this? Also How contagious is the airbourne MRSA.

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MRSA and my parapalegic son
Posted by Abbie
Last Reply January 26, 2006 at 19:44
Started January 26, 2006 at 14:27
My son who is 27 and has been parapalegic for almost four years following a car accident has just been diagnosed with MRSA. He has had many UTI's in the past two years, has fought with a pressure sore on his bottom for almost a year and two weeks ago his leg started swelling. This time when he was admitted to the hospital he was given an MRI and doctors discovered he had multiple absecces of infection in his leg and his hip bone had deterierated because of infection. The orthapedic surgeon said it looked like the deterioration had been goin on a couple of years. An infection control specialist was called in and discovered MRSA in his urine, in his pressure wound and in the hip bone and abcesses in his leg. He had two surgeries last week to remove his deteriorated bone and the abcesses in his leg. He is on IV antibotics and is having bloodwork done regularly. I am over 800 miles away and need information. Are there things we can do to help his body fight this infection. The hospital ... read more

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Sister is infected with MRSA
Posted by Laura
Last Reply January 26, 2006 at 18:51
Started January 26, 2006 at 18:51
Hi...was doing some research on MRSA because my sister who is two years younger than me, was just told that she was infected with MRSA. She got it when she underwent surgery just before Christmas to her abdomen, for removal of another infection...or so her doctor's think. She has heart problems and is a diabetic along with the infection she now has (MRSA). This is a scary time for her and her family. I am so glad your forum is here... With love to you all...Laura

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MRSA for life?
Posted by Shelley Reilly
Last Reply January 25, 2006 at 22:55
Started April 29, 2005 at 22:01
I had posted a few months ago about my problems with mrsa. I have had two knee replacements and both have been infected. My first one the doctor treated me for rsd. for about three months while my knee was red and swollen and extreamly painful. Well, I see a new Dr. now and he has done the second knee but without sucsess. I have now had mrsa for 4 years. I am now on clyndimyicin (sp) 300mg 4x a day. It is pretty bad. I can't walk very far without getting out of breath, and am so exhausted all the time. My Dr told me to have faith in a higher power which I do. I may lose my leg. I go back in June to see what they want to do next. I feel for everyone on this board for the pain they all are going thru. I don't see how they can't find anything to fix this. I cannot take vanco because I got Stephen Johnsons disease from it.

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Irresponsible Journalism
Posted by E.T.Gascoigne
Last Reply January 24, 2006 at 17:54
Started January 24, 2006 at 15:39
This was on the BBC's "CEEFAX" news page on Sunday, 22nd January:-
"Studying bacteria in the soil may provide clues to understanding how so-called superbugs develop resistance to antibiotics, research suggests.
Canadian scientists tested 480 different soil bacteria and found every single one had some resistance to major classes of antibiotics.
The findings, in the journal 'Science', suggest bacteria have long been skilled at foiling their foes.
They may also explain how resistance is developed so quickly to new drugs."
This is beyond even anthropomorphism!! Bacteria have no brains. They can't think let alone work out how to defend themselves against antibiotics.
There are two theories regarding superbugs and their resistance to antibiotics:-
1. Some bacteria may come into close proximity to an antibiotic and absorb a protein from it which will provide the resistance.
2. There are numerous strains of every bacillus some of which may be susceptible to destruction by antibiotic... read more

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Posted by Catlin
Last Reply January 23, 2006 at 16:44
Started January 18, 2006 at 19:49
Who has used it? For how long? Did it work? What side affects did you have? Thankyou - new round of boils for me.

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Strange death from MRSA
Posted by Vernon
Last Reply January 16, 2006 at 19:48
Started January 16, 2006 at 19:48
My father in law passed on January 6th from a MRSA abscess in his spine. A few months ago he suffered from small MRSA lesions in his armpit and on his neck. They were treated and went away. Right after Christmas, he developed back pain and thought he had slipped a disc. He went to the doctor for back pain several times over the next few days until finally his pain was so bad he could barely move. He went to the ER and was admitted, again for back pain. He started to occasionally hallucinate, and thought he was in Australia (we are in California). They took him in for a CT-Scan to check for a stroke (because of the hallucinations) and then an MRI for his back. The instant the MRI was done, and the doctors and technicians could see the massive MRSA infection on his spine, he coded and never regained consciousness. The doctor told us he had never seen anyone crash so fast.

The hospital seems so nonchalant about this, but my aunt who’s a nurse thinks that this is the CA-MRSA ... read more

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MRSA boils
Posted by Ali
Last Reply January 14, 2006 at 16:44
Started January 13, 2006 at 18:41
Could someone please describe to me what an MRSA boil looks like? I have MRSA in my middle ear & mastoid bone, but so far no boils on the skin. However, my finace has some small circles(raised, with whitish heads-outer rim is more flesh colored than red) on his stomach and a couple on his upper thigh. He saw his Dr, who diagnosed him with a yeast infection(I'm sur he got it from me with all of these antibiotic courses)and the redness has gone away, but the few small bumps have not. They are not oozing or anything. ????

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6 months of MRSA
Posted by Petrus
Last Reply January 13, 2006 at 22:18
Started January 11, 2005
Thank you for this site.

I caught MRSA from my wife, after she caught it by shaking hands with a parolee who caught it in a New Jersey jail.

I've had it four times since July, 2004. The first time was the worst.

This is what I have learned in my four "encounters"...

The body seems to "learn" to fight the bug somewhat. The boils in Round 1 of the bug were the worst -- huge, golf-ball-size jobs deep in the flesh of my buttocks. Afterwards, they were small and in different parts of the body. It's as though the previously-infected areas had T-cells "on alert" in them.

In Round 2, the bug took up residence in my scrotum. It was during Round 2 that I noticed that healed boils leave little "BBs" behind in the flesh, ranging in size from a pinhead to a marble. It takes a long, long time for the body to absorb these. There is no doubt in my mind that these "BBs" contain living bug colonies.

Also in Round 2, perhaps because the flesh of my scrotum was so badly infected, the ... read more

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MRSA/Staph infection
Posted by kelly
Last Reply January 10, 2006 at 15:27
Started January 5, 2006 at 16:21
I am intrested in knowing if any one out there belives that they got this infection from a surgical operation? That's what I think just happened to me after ORTHO. surgery. Any thoughts on this???

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Posted by Clotilde Rodriguez
Last Reply January 6, 2006 at 02:17
Started January 5, 2006 at 01:59
my fifteen day old grandson is in the hospital with MRSA. My daughter brought him because he had a fever, lump under his chin and it was very red. she was told it was Branchial Cleft Cyst and was put on antibiotic. Five days later, she was told he has MRSA and the now they put him on Vancomycin, but this has side effects. We don't know what to do. He's at Montefiore Hospital for Children in the Bronx, NY.

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It just won't go away
Posted by Angi
Last Reply January 6, 2006 at 02:13
Started January 5, 2006 at 20:39
I've been battling MRSA since August of 05. I've been on several antibiotics including Vanco. I just finished that about a week ago, and once again, I am getting leasions. I don't know what to do and I don't know how to make it go away. Does anyone know how to beat this?

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Posted by Kelley
Last Reply January 5, 2006 at 17:05
Started January 3, 2006 at 20:09
I have been perscribed Zyvox within the last 2 days (after 5 months of other antibotics that didnt work) but my out of pocket cost is going to be $811.52 with my insurance plan.

Is there a way to get this medicine cheaper?

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