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granddaughter
Posted by BLeonard
Last Reply April 3, 2014 at 23:45
Started April 3, 2014 at 04:25
For all moms, grandmoms, dads, uncles, anyone and everyone. I am just a nervous
wreck lately. I have more on my plate than I can truly handle. I ask, for ALL OF YOU
who have FaceBook and Twitter and ANY social site, will you please, I beg you with all
my heart and soul, spread this link like wildfire for my granddaughter Jena who has
MRSA and her parents recently lost their job and health insurance. I started a
fundraiser. My husband is already paying rent electric natural gas medicine food
vehicle payment ins. You get the picture. As soon as these kids get some money, I
believe baby Jena can go to the hospital where she belongs. Thank you .

All I really ask, is that you just spread the link like wildfire - please. . . . . .

https://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/-mrsa-baby-jena-has-mrsa-
/158808

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MRSA FROM HAIRCUTS
Posted by Steve
Last Reply April 3, 2014 at 17:29
Started August 15, 2005 at 03:35
Hello all,
Last year I contracted MRSA from a haircut in which I was cut by the barber and then developed a massive MRSA infection. Has anybody had the same experience or can point me to articles on the same? you can contact me at yensid@breakthru.com

Please help
Steve

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MRSA & Now Paralyzed
Posted by Michelle
Last Reply April 2, 2014 at 18:56
Started April 2, 2014 at 18:56
I am a wife and a mother of 3 daughters. I was working three jobs at the time when my life changed so drastically. My story began in Oct. 2011 when I developed a boil on my left elbow. I was told to go home and put a warm compress on it and let it burst open and then clean it, put Neosporin on it and keep it covered and dry. Changing it very often. I did all of this and it went away and had no more problems. On Nov. 30, 2011, I was going to work and by the time I got to my car, the pain in my back started. I thought that I had just pulled something stepping out of the house and turning to shut the door. Took some Tylenol and went on to work. The next few days I used
icy hot and a heating pad. The pain got worse because it hurt to sit or even stand for a bit. I went in to see my doctor because I needed something stronger for pain. He gave to Vicodin and told me to try that because he felt like it was just a pulled muscle. I came home and within 2 days I could not move my legs and t... read more

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No support from spouse
Posted by Mary
Last Reply March 28, 2014 at 13:45
Started March 23, 2014 at 16:20
Hi, I wondered if anybody deals with this. I was diagnosed with MRSA after a foot
surgery thirteen years ago. My spouse seems to blame me for it. He resents that I
am not healthy and can not work full time. I am now suffering through another
flare up and have three sites of infection. We were supposed to attend a wedding
and he became upset because I did not attend. He accused me of being stubborn
because rather than returning to the ER in the middle of the night, I elected to
wait for the redi-care to open. I am familiar with the docs there and knew they
would switch me to a more appropriate antibiotic. I am getting tired of being
called selfish. I understand this journey has been difficult for him as we'll. I just
wondered if anyone else has dealt with this?

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MRSA help
Posted by Christi
Last Reply March 26, 2014 at 02:30
Started March 25, 2014 at 23:01
I contacted mrsa in a gym in July . Area is less than desirable on my butt. My first
outbreak was at least 9 spots. All had to be drained and repacked several times.
Antibiotic for 4 weeks. Next outbreak august 24 that area drained. No outbreaks
until January 7 area drained antibiotic. Then February and March another spot
each time drained. This latest outbreak last week they didn't give me a antibiotic
and now I have another spot on the opposite butt cheek. I use the hibiclens soap
and the antibiotic cream in my nose. I wash my hands repeatedly to the point they
are sore. I am so sore that I can barely sit most of the time. We bleach wash
clean everything in our house. I have even given to my husband in January after
a hand surgery causing him to have another one to clean out his surgical site. I
am so depressed over this. Is there any cure for this stuff? The doctor even
contacted the infectious disease center. Their response was once it is colonized ... read more

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MRSA and C-Dif
Posted by Tiffany
Last Reply March 24, 2014 at 16:46
Started December 31, 2008 at 20:32
I have been in pain since the middle of September. I have had a number of test performed and continued to hit a wall. I went to the ER because I couldn't take it anymore. My symptoms were/are vomiting, diarhea, lower abdominal cramping, and nausea. I was diagnosed the first ER visit with gastritus and a week later the second visit with colitiz when they did a CT. The next day I went to a gastro and he scheduled me for a endo and coloscopy I was clean no gastritis or coloitis. I did stool samples and tested positive for MRSA and C-diff the ID spec. put me on vancomcin and the pain continued. I called the ID spec to ask if the pain and diarhea was normal while on the antibiotic he seemed clueless even suggested that maybe somethin else was wrong. Please help I'm 27 years old and have no clue what to do now. Any advice is greatly appreciated. I'm scared to death.


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infecting others?
Posted by Elaine
Last Reply March 14, 2014 at 20:03
Started March 14, 2014 at 20:03
I have not had a brake out in 6 Months, and I want to go see my sister
who dosen't know I have MRSA. She has COPD and been sick, I don't want
to go see her if there is a chance I can give it to her. I don't know
much about MRSA, and my brake outs have been small thank God. Please
let me know if I can spread this to her.

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MRSA
Posted by jain
Last Reply March 12, 2014
Started March 7, 2014 at 16:29
ME AND MY FAMILY(husband and 5 year old daughter)have mrsa for the last
few months,had taken treatment with hibiscrub and bactrium .but the
result come again positive.is there any complications with this if it
still in our body.Iam really worried about my daughter. is it a deadly
disease.


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MRSA in the bronchial tubes
Posted by Melissa
Last Reply March 8, 2014 at 22:04
Started March 7, 2014 at 23:55
Hey. I am writing in reference to my father. He has stage 4 COPD and underwent a bronchoscopy two weeks ago for Several infections in the Bronchial tubes. He would be on antibiotics for two weeks and within one week of being off he would be sick again with high fevers and severe SOB. Doctor confirmed today that his lab reports from the bronchoscopy showed MRSA. What could be done to treat this, if anything, with him already in stage 4 COPD?

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Help with Impetigo?
Posted by Phillip T
Last Reply March 7, 2014 at 01:59
Started March 7, 2014 at 01:59
Hello, I've had impetigo for several months now. The first three times,
both of my cheeks were infected. My doctor prescribed Mupirocin and it
quickly went away. Now, it is no longer a problem. However, it had
recently spread to the area between my upper lip and my nose. I do not
have any antibiotics on hand, so I have been applying petroleum jelly
on the site for 2 days so far. Is petroleum jelly a smart decision?
What can I do to suppress it? Thanks in advance

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Toddler & MRSA picc line next
Posted by Wednesday77
Last Reply March 6, 2014 at 01:11
Started February 9, 2014 at 18:10
I'm so glad I found this forum; I've been doing to a of reading and researching;
my daughter has a compromised immune systems with a dx MBL2 deficiency and
still more testing underway; she has had meningitis , pneumonia, and constant
lymphnode and sinus infections ; after continuous sickness we got a new EnT
who did a culture and found cA-MRSA; she still has it after 3 weeks of clinda and
we are now on a nasal nebulizer tx of nasal clinda however I can see her infection
coming back due to her symptoms and behavior and was advised we are looking
at a PICC line next. I want to ask/demand they do a blood test to check for MRSA
In Her blood is there a specific name for this? I also am curious if I should
request a chest xray. She has no lesions but has the active sinus infection she
cannot see to recover from; we have started bleach baths, new daily
bedding/linens and bactroban ointment in the nose and other suggestions would
be appreciated I am very concerned as... read more

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MRSA and teaching
Posted by Liz
Last Reply March 1, 2014 at 21:31
Started March 1, 2014 at 21:31
I retired from teaching nearly 4 years ago due to disability - mental (
depression and anxiety) and physical (ultimately 4 back surgeries).
About 5 years ago, while I was still working, I had a boil lanced and
tested positive for MRSA. Should I inform the school, in the case that
they've had outbreaks? Do I have a right to see student medical records
to find out if perhaps I contracted it at work? I'll say that my
retirement was less than pleasant, and I really have no desire to see
any of those people. But you can take the teacher out of the school,
but not the school out of the teacher. I feel a sense of responsibility
toward my former students. And no, I'm not looking for a legal
scapegoat to sue anyone. But if I caught it there, I want to know.

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Antibiotic infused cement spacer questions
Posted by Teresa M
Last Reply February 25, 2014 at 03:30
Started February 23, 2014 at 15:08
I had my hip replaced on 11/1/13 and when the staples came out drainage and
fever started. On 11/17/13 the surgeon went in again and replaced the ball and
socket liner and washed out the wound. Samples taken from the hip were
positive for MRSA. Vanco by IV resulted in massive hives so switched to
adaptomicin. PICC line and home with daily IVs and rifampin for 6 weeks. PICC
line out 12/31/13. Infection back along with fever so entire artificial hip removed
on 1/27/14 and a cement spacer infused with antibiotic put in. Can anyone who
has been through this tell me their experience with the spacer? The pain is so
much worse this time around and I am only minimimal weight bearing. After a
week home I started having pain in calf and ultrasound confirmed blood clot
along femoral vein so now stressing about a clot breaking off. This whole
experience has been awful. I went in healthy with the exception of a terribly
painful hip and thought I would be out 4-6... read more

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When to use Antibiotics?
Posted by Sherrie
Last Reply February 23, 2014 at 19:29
Started February 22, 2014 at 22:39
Hello. I am new here. I had a boil appear on my hairline over the
weekend. On wednesday I went to the dr. and had it lanced. I was not
very aggressive in draining it and ended back at the dr friday, where
he drained it more. It was cultured wednesday and came back friday
positive for mrsa. The first dr. didn't put me on an antibiotic saying
that this will heal with or without an antibiotic. The dr. on friday
prescribed clindamycin 900 mg per day. The possible side effects
scared me from taking it. I called and asked him to call in something
else less scary! He called in cipro 1000 mg per day. I still haven't
begun to take them. I am just unsure if it is worth the risks? Is it
ever ok to focus on healing the wound alone without antibiotics?

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MRSA in blood * high risk
Posted by Kristen Wilkie
Last Reply February 22, 2014 at 06:51
Started February 20, 2014 at 22:16
My name is kristen wilkie and I am 26 years old. Last year I was pregnant with my
daughter and had a severe mercy infection throughout my bloodstream. I had an
emergency c-section 9 emergency laminectomy on my back. I saw how much
concern is out there for Mercer and if anybody would like to contact me for my story
and maybe a little advice or a little hope please email me
Kristen.caltabiano@yahoo.com

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MRSA garlic baths, "die off" and pH
Posted by Daniel Litton
Last Reply February 21, 2014 at 04:27
Started February 20, 2014 at 11:47
Hello,

I have been battling MRSA for awhile and I have begun natural treatment. I saw in previous forums about MRSA's affect on the body's pH being that it pumps a lot of lactic acid into the bloodstream. I have a question regarding the effect of garlic baths. I begun taking garlic baths for more than an hour, I have noticed improvement in how I feel, but I have also noticed that my urine pH has become extremely acidic when I test even though I eat a very alkaline diet. Has anyone else experienced this issue? Could the fact that my urine becoming more acidic from garlic baths and other treatment indicate a dying off of the MRSA and being cleansed from my system? My infection has been severe so I'm sure that it will take a long and committed approach to healing but I just want to make sure that I'm on the right track as my research indicates that MRSA has a tough time surviving in an acidic environment, yet my urine has become more and more acidic with treatment even though I've... read more

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MRSA symptoms
Posted by Karen Washel
Last Reply February 17, 2014 at 12:14
Started November 25, 2005 at 17:36
Hello all.
My husband acquired MRSA after surgery on his back. He ended up having 3 surgeries to clean the infection out, was on IV antibiotics for most of the remainder of his 5 week stay in the hospital. He came home with a wound vac in his back, as they couldn't close the wound. It did finally close 10 months after surgery. I am wondering what symptoms, other than sores, if any could indicate that MRSA is active? We have been told that it never goes away, but lies dormant. Is this true? My husband is partially paralyzed from surgery, and has lost all control of bladder and bowel. He is now suffering from horrible hot flashes, sweats, and dizziness. We aren't sure what to make of it, and as no other doctors will touch him, he is only treating with our family physician. He was getting sores on his legs that were like blisters, they'd pop, ooze for several days, then scab over. They leave bad scars. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Karen

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First MRSA, after 7 days of Bactrim, a scab
Posted by Kelly
Last Reply February 16, 2014 at 23:57
Started February 14, 2014 at 09:23
Hi there, I developed a supposed MRSA outbreak on the side of my nose
last week. Was given a generic Bactrim prescription for 7 days. The
infection seemed to stay the same or was even worse until about day 4
or 5. After day 4 or 5 the pain, redness and swelling became much less
but a scab developed. Now, on day 7, the scab is nasty looking, and
very dark (perhaps trapped blood?). Relatively pain-free but the skin
is numb. There is only a tiny bit of redness around the scab now.

My concern is that this infection could flare up again (no more
Bactrim). I am worried there is residual fluid somewhere in there as I
never "lanced" anything. There were a few tiny "white heads" which I
popped; only a small amount of puss came out. Nothing major. I
honestly didn't want to mess with the healing process.

Some of my concern is vanity-based, worried about the scarring on my
nose. I've heard the word "hole" thrown around which frightens me! But
obviously I'm concer... read more

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Help Please
Posted by TLang
Last Reply February 16, 2014 at 04:39
Started February 9, 2014 at 21:43
Hi, here is my story and if you can give advice please do.

IN early June maybe the end of May of 2013 I had a small bump on my shin. I wasnt all that worried because I thought it was a mosqito bite even though I wear pants all the time I figured it was possible since just a week before I pulled a tick from behind my knee. with no clue how it was possible to have gotten there (b/c I always wear pants). Well in a couple weeks the bump got bigger. By the end of July it was really nasty about the size of a dome and reddis and oozzing. I went to the ER towards the end of July because I had developed severe itching all over my body and wasnt sure if it was connected but it was driving me insane I had scratched so much I had red patches (and Im black) clearly visible.

The doctor ran no test and gave me no medications for the bump they did give me some medication for the itching though (which did not work). Eventually the itch went away for the most part. The bump got worse if covere... read more

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