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Skin Infection to Systemic Infection?
Posted by Suzanne
Last Reply September 11, 2005 at 16:10
Started August 21, 2005 at 18:45
One of my sons (age 12 months) and my husband have had repeated cases of MRSA positive boils. I've obviously been concerned with it and have done a lot of reading. I gather that most cases of community aquired MRSA are the skin type reactions and that the majority of the hospital aquired cases are internal at a specific site or systemic.

Here are my questions: If left untreated, or not aggressively enough treated, can a boil become a systemic infection? What signs would we look for that the infection has surpassed a local skin site and gone internal? Aside from the possiblity of a skin infection becoming a systemic infection are there known cases of death from a skin infection?

Thanks you.

Suzanne

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IF YOU GET MRSA....
Posted by MR MILLIGAN
Last Reply September 8, 2005 at 22:46
Started September 8, 2005 at 22:46
The IOA (International Ozone Association) has collated 100's if not 1000's of studies demonstrating ozone therapy is useful for everything from Herpes to alleviating the side effects of chemotherapy.

One particularly interesting study that is still in its infancy, is a study showing a powerful effect against MRSA. (MRSA is the super bug that is rampant in UK hospitals at the present time. The first two of its initials mean Medicine Resistant, i.e. it does not respond to antibiotics). A recent study presented at the 2001 IOA conference by a Dr Deb, showed a 100% percent response and 'cure' rate of MRSA. However Dr Deb does point out that the numbers of people treated were small and that it was only an initial study.


Details about how ozone therapy is carried out

If you are wanting to carry out ozone therapy at home, more than likely you will utilise 3 methods of using ozone therapeutically.

1. The first is known as an ozone steam sauna. Very simply, this is cabi... read more

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Daughter's MRSA
Posted by Debby
Last Reply September 8, 2005 at 06:17
Started September 1, 2005 at 20:02
Our daughter contacted MRSA after undergoing an unnecessary brain surgery. The doctor had told us that she had a brain tumor and needed surgery. After surgery he gave us the "Good News" NO TUMOR. She contacted MRSA from the operating room. After 3 weeks, she had to go back and undergo another brain surgery for them to clean out the infected area. They had to scrape the brain matter and tissue to try and get rid of the MRSA. The bone piece that covers the brain was too bad infected with the MRSA to put back. So she has to undergo a third surgery for them to put a metal plate in her head. She was on Vancomycin for 3 months. We thought doing ok. Then she developed rash, fever, and couldn't keep anything down. Doctors kept saying it was a virial infection. Well they were wrong, she was allergic to the drug. She has had so many ups and downs and bad times lately. I was wondering if there is an end to the MRSA. Will she always have recurring problems? And how do we know if other family m... read more

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Killing "Good" Bacteria
Posted by Sue
Last Reply September 6, 2005 at 16:08
Started August 24, 2005 at 20:16
I've seen several posting in which people say that they have used Hibiclens for extended periods of time. This got me to wondering. Is there danger in killing off "Good" bacteria that may help hinder MRSA infections if cleansers such as Hibiclens are used for extended periods of time? Is there a danger of MRSA becoming resistant to these cleansers? Anyone have any info on this?

I'm about ready to start myself on a 3x a week regimen in hopes that the infections will stay away, but I don't want to cut off my nose in spite of my face (as my mother would say). I am infection free right now, but have only been off meds for a week and a half.

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Im scared
Posted by Lizbeth
Last Reply September 2, 2005 at 14:28
Started August 18, 2005 at 21:41
My husband just found out that the facillity he is working @ is having out breaks of this so called super bug. He wks @ a jail & is so scared of giving it to our 8 month old little girl. His warden is trying to keep it from reaching news stations and is threating his employees if they say anythinh they will be terminated. Should I asked him to quit for the sake of our child. Scared mom

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LIVE WEBCHAT WITH THE CHAIRMAN
Posted by Bev
Last Reply August 25, 2005 at 16:27
Started August 25, 2005 at 16:27
on sat 1pm NEW YORK time 6pm LONDON time the chairman of MRSA support group who is currently over in america giving talks and chairing discussions on MRSA will be doing a live chat anyone wishing to join in MUST register before the start time and the details for all this are on the HANDS OF HOPE website you can get to that website by clicking on the link at the top of the american forum page

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SED levels
Posted by Keith
Last Reply August 25, 2005 at 03:56
Started August 23, 2005 at 02:39
I got a SED level of 15 and was wanting to know what normal is in most people. My doctor seems to be giving me the run around on some of the questions that I ask. Please help! Thank you all!

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Need Operation but just found out I have MRSA
Posted by Linda
Last Reply August 23, 2005 at 23:58
Started August 23, 2005 at 22:46
Can anyone tell me if this will be a problem now that I have just undergone 6-1/2 months of chemotherapy for breast cancer and need a mastectomy within the next month or so, and just found out that the abscess I thought I got from an ant bite is now MRSA.. what will happen when they go to operate on me? Will the staph infection get worse once they open me up to do a mastectomy? Will they be able to later on go in and do reconstructive surgery which will be longer operating hours? Will I ever be rid of this MRSA?
I just found out about this today and am still in shock and feel as doomed as I did the day I found out I had cancer!
if anyone knows if I can be operated on now or not, please let me know, if not, I will end up dying of cancer or will I end up dying from MRSA now??????


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Effects on organs
Posted by Keith
Last Reply August 23, 2005 at 10:24
Started August 23, 2005 at 02:44
I was wondering if anyone has had any long term effects with organ damage. Just trying to check because it's hard to get doctors to tell me anything. Thank you all!

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MRSA blood level
Posted by Keith
Last Reply August 20, 2005 at 03:42
Started August 18, 2005 at 18:58
What is the level of MRSA in the bloodstream of non-infected people? Please let me know at www.tommyconover@aol.com Thank you.

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Diabetic ulcers
Posted by Tommy
Last Reply August 20, 2005 at 03:32
Started August 18, 2005 at 20:18
What is the best thing to use on diabetic ulcers when you have MRSA? They are not healing at all. If anyone knows what can help please let me know. Thank you all!

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MRSA Blood level
Posted by Keith
Last Reply August 19, 2005
Started August 18, 2005
Does anybody know what the normal (if any) MRSA level in the blood stream is?

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Tetracycline
Posted by Sue
Last Reply August 17, 2005 at 17:28
Started August 3, 2005 at 21:28
ARGGG!!!! I thought I had finally licked this thing, but I haven't. I developed yet another infection a couple of days ago. Last round I developed an alergy to Bactrim (which seemed to be helping) so my doctor put me on Tetracycline this time around. Anyone have any luck on this?

I'm going to an infectious disease doctor next week. It's never gotten serious, but I've been battling skin infections for a couple of months now.

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Aeromatherepy
Posted by Gina
Last Reply August 16, 2005 at 06:46
Started February 10, 2005 at 17:35
I've read a few times about 3 oils that kill MRSA instantly. I've yet to find the oils identified. Does anyone know what the 3 essential oils are?

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Tony Field is coming to America
Posted by Denise
Last Reply August 14, 2005 at 16:51
Started July 1, 2005 at 14:35
Tonight I will be hosting a silent auction in NY to help raise funds to create a documentary of Tony & Barbara's efforts in the USA. It is our goal to focus on this as a global issue and to help each other in the battle against MRSA. I'd like to ask for your prayers for our success in making a difference in this, that our efforts will reach many and help to make the changes that are necessary to save lives and limbs.

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MRSA Support USA/Canada
Posted by Denise
Last Reply August 14, 2005 at 03:42
Started August 14, 2005 at 03:42
Hi, everyone! The countdown is on for Tony Field, Chairperson and Founder of the MRSA Support Group UK, to arrive in our country. He will be travelling to various locations in our nation to help bring attention to MRSA as a global issue. The itinerary for his trip is posted at www.handsofhopegroup.com. Just look under the Calendar tab to see what is happening! NINE DAYS UNTIL THE FIELDS ARRIVE!!!

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what companies are looking for new antibiotics
Posted by c2677@hotmail.com
Last Reply August 4, 2005 at 02:33
Started August 1, 2005 at 18:41
what government agencies or biotech/pharmaceutical companies are running research programmes looking for new anti-biotics? is there a list of them anywhere?

thanks,c2677

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MRSA possibly living in body tissues?
Posted by Darla
Last Reply August 2, 2005 at 08:50
Started August 1, 2005 at 20:00
Understand the logic of "air-borne" transmittal, but I have been fighting this for almost a year now, and all cultures of skin, nasal passages, vagina, rectum, you name it, have tested negative for colonization.

I am working with a medical doctor/researcher at Emory in Atlanta as of last infection three weeks ago and undergoing voluminous blood tests (MRSA not present in blood -- but looking at complements, proteins, etc. that are not within normal range).

Testing theory started by my OB/GYN that infection IS (despite prior medical consensus to contrary) able to live within the body, perhaps endocrine system and effectively "hide" from antibiotics.

Does anyone else have any comments re this idea? Would appreciate any advice/comments. Have tried IV vancomycin, rifampin, zyvox, herbal treatments, vitamin therapy, variety of other antibiotics - to no avail. Infection has become debilitating at times, but for some reason even as it has invaded muscle tissue, it has nev... read more

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MRSA
Posted by RG
Last Reply August 1, 2005 at 08:56
Started July 21, 2005 at 19:05
After a MRSA outbreak and vencomycin treatment, do you know whether MRSA takes other forms?? Such as looking like a rash or hives?

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Do I have it?
Posted by Anna
Last Reply August 1, 2005 at 08:42
Started July 30, 2005 at 20:39

I visited someone in the hospital about a week ago and I touched the area around her wound with my bare hands. I washed my hands after that and I disinfected them; after a few days I found out that that was an mrsa wound... Can I be infected? Please advise!

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