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MRSA after a c-section and breastfeeding
Posted by Jamie Wallach
Last Reply December 10, 2013 at 20:55
Started December 10, 2013 at 03:40
Has anyone been successful fully breastfeeding twins while battling MRSA in her
incision? The twins are 2 weeks old, Mom is 4 days into triple antibiotics IV
(with 2 d/c today) and starting a wound-vac. She improved quickly, but will not
be discharged home until the redness of the skin around the incision resolves.
She has been fully breastfeeding and is determined not to give any formula,if
possible. Weight gain hasn't been great in either twin, but they are feeding well
with good stool and urine output. After reading about the course of MRSA in
others, I am now questioning my "polyanna" enthusiasm to help her be
successful. -the twin's pediatrician

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A message for Bob Anderson
Posted by Derek
Last Reply December 9, 2013 at 16:08
Started December 9, 2013 at 02:17
Hi Bob,
Just want to say thank you for saving me and my families life. Your information on garlic has saved me and my family. If I hadn't stummbled onto this forum I don't what kind of health we would be in today. So thank you sharing this information with people in the hopes of saving lives.
God bless you
Take care

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Please help me with my MRSA!!!
Posted by Bryce
Last Reply December 9, 2013
Started December 2, 2013 at 13:17
Hey everyone. I hope I can get some great help here. I will lead you through my
story below.

About 14 months ago I contracted MRSA. I am part or a sports team that trains
tomorrow daily amd showers together so im assuming i got it that way. I first
started to feel a small lump in my armpit on I believe a Tuesday and by Friday
night I went to the emergency room because it was the size of a gumball or so. I
should mention I work away in Germany so this was how they handled the issue.

I was told I would be put under for surgery and they took out the ball and I
removed over the weekend into Monday morning. The mass came back mrsa
postive.I went home that afternoon. Everyday I had to have the bandages
changed. Everything seemed to be okay for a couple of weeks until I started
getting a couple small red bumps. One on arm and one on chest on the same side
as the initial issue. Then a few weeks later a deeper mass occurred and I went
and saw a doctor. He said... read more

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PLEASE HELP: Pocket of mrsa that won't go away
Posted by Onelove87
Last Reply December 9, 2013
Started September 12, 2013 at 02:01
Hi all,

I would greatly appreciate some help with this. 6 months ago I got a boil on my
right breast. The boil partially drained and left a scar with a bump on it. Over the
last six months, every day when I squeeze the scarred bump a little bit of pus
comes out. Sometimes it's like regular liquid pus and sometimes it's more like
string cheese. Normally my mrsa boils just drain and leave a scar and that's it.
I've never had one like this before. Has anyone ever had this and know what to do
to make it completely go away?

Any suggestions greatly appreciated!

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MRSA and New employment
Posted by Curious
Last Reply December 3, 2013 at 15:41
Started September 2, 2007 at 20:06
Hello All,

I contracted mrsa 1 and 1/2 yrs. ago while working. I filed a workmans comp. case with the urging of my employer. I just wanted to get better and return to work. Well, that is not what happened. I did get better, thank God, and have not had it since. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. but I was not allowed to return to work. My employer drug it out for so long after I was cleared to return to work that I just said no more. I did not want to work for a company that treated their employees so badly.
Anyway, my question is I am now looking for work and have not been able to find out the laws and/or regulations as to weather or not I need to tell a new employer and/or prospective employer the reason for leaving my last job. I know they will ask, as I was with the co. for a long time. Am I required to tell them that I had mrsa? If I do can they refuse to hire me. Thanks so much.

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Monolaurin/ Coconut oil
Posted by Meg
Last Reply November 26, 2013 at 19:19
Started August 20, 2013 at 08:31
Hey, 28/f otherwise healthy but i am currently fighting MRSA internally. It is in the bursea by my knee, it thankfully has not reached the joint or any bone. It took over two years for my intermittent and incredibly painful swelling to be properly diagnosed. I recently spent a week in the hospital and was sent home on IV Vanco for another two which i have now completed. Though my leg is markedly better, i still have some pain swelling itching and redness. also the lymph nodes on the side of the infected leg are inflamed. And now I seem to be developing an allergy to the vanco. the last two nights ive gotten hives. To me, it seems its not totally beating the infection. I am already a huge fan of coconnut oil. it works well for my eczema and sensitive skin. I am wondering if anyone has tried monolaurin as a treatment. ive seen some studies, but would like to talk to an actual person before i make a purchase. thanks:)

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I have some questions about MRSA
Posted by Jenna
Last Reply November 26, 2013 at 05:45
Started November 26, 2013 at 05:45
Hi,

I am new here I just turned 30 and had my first outbreak of MRSA or
that's what my GP told me. I took a two week course of Bactrim and it
treated the boil or abscess that was cause for concern and it's
completely gone. However I now two weeks later have boils small in
sixe that have cropped up on my left and right inner leg. Four on the
right and one on the left.

I am concerned I have a thyroid problem my doctor currently prescribes
me Linsinopril with HCTZ, Atenolol, Ritalin, Levothyroxine, Valium and
Prozac. I also take 2 cranberry pills 3x daily 4200 mg with Vitamin C
as well as Adult gummy vitamins. I don't know if it is premature
menopause (I believe I also may have PCOS) I haven't had a period in 5
months. I feel fine, minus dry mouth, and I pee a lot can my
medications be causing these breakouts? Or is it an underlying problem
such as diabetes. I was diagnosed as Insulin Resistant, and placed on
Metformin however once my thyroid numbers ad... read more

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Can't sleep
Posted by Laurie
Last Reply November 26, 2013 at 02:30
Started November 26, 2013 at 02:30
My brother got out of the hospital a couple of weeks ago after spending a month in ICU and then 4 more weeks with continued treatments for MRSA that had gone septic. It's a miracle he survived! But every since he was released he hasn't been able to sleep. He will be about to fall out but as soon as he lays down he is wide awake. Was wandering if anyone had any suggestions on what he might could do to get a full nights sleep? And also his left hand is numb, and he is unable to even make a fist with it. His shoulders also bother him, and that seems to be more at night also. His skin is peeling too, could that be from the antibiotics? He is 48 years old and so ready to get back to work, how long should it take for him to get back to normal?

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Accidental Ingestion Of 35% Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply November 24, 2013 at 21:24
Started November 24, 2013 at 21:24

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2658134/


Another important readů
RE: WHERE DOES HYDROGEN PEROXIDE COME FROM IN THE BODY?
Date: Mon Sep 27 16:21:44 1999
Posted By: Andrew Cross, Faculty Molecular and Experimental Medicine, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, LaJolla CA
Area of science: Biochemistry
ID: 938367084.Bc
*[Since hydrogen peroxide can be damaging to normal tissue, these enzymes are kept inside specialized organelles inside cells called peroxisomes. The peroxisomes also contain large amounts of catalase to break down the hydrogen peroxide before it can escape.]

[One of the most interesting sources of superoxide in the body is that produced by white blood cells when they encounter harmful microorganisms. The white blood cells produce very large amounts of superoxide, hydrogen peroxide, and even hypochlo... read more

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mrsa mssa after effect
Posted by Bill K
Last Reply November 22, 2013 at 02:06
Started September 10, 2010 at 01:50
About 3 years ago I went to sleep and woke up 3 weeks later in an I.C.U. I remember feeling a little sick before going to sleep. Upon wakening I noticed one I was in an I.C.U. and the skin on the bottom of my feet was peeling. Then I was told I had to have valve replacement surgery. As it turns out they had to figure out what was wrong with me, put me in an induced coma because my heart and brain were swelling and found I had endocarditis and also needed a new heart valve. So with all that I had the surgery 6 months later I came down with double pneumonia went to the er and later found that I needed to get my heart redone as the infection was back and the valve was not working right. I was sprung from the hospital from this almost two years ago and I haven't been right at all since. My legs are in almost constant pain, my feet feel like I jumped from a 2 story house barefoot onto concrete, my memory is fragmented, I'm out of breath and tired all the time, my food tastes different an... read more

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To many questions :(
Posted by Wen
Last Reply November 21, 2013 at 14:44
Started November 21, 2013 at 11:52
I was first diagnosed this past June after severe cellulitis on my chin and neck. I spent 5 days in the hospital, then home on another 15 days of antibiotics. Since then I have had 6 more outbreaks, some minor since I quickly sort medical care, 3 that took IV antibiotics.

Now for my questions, since my doctors keep brushing me off:
-I have never felt so tired in my life, if this typical?
-How do you know if it is in your bloodstream? I have bouts when boils arise when I feel like I have the flu.
-How do people deal with work, I was approved for FMLA but whenever I am out my employer treats me like I am faking? I work in a school system and am very leery of being there with open sores(hard to cover)
-How do I keep my family members safe?
-ID Dr put me on a 6 week regime to try to decolonize, he also included my daughter and dogs that live with me. What good does it do if I am out in the real world everyday? Aren't I still running the risk of being exposed or passing i... read more

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MRSA-feeling hopeless
Posted by Amanda
Last Reply November 19, 2013 at 19:58
Started November 14, 2013 at 23:03
Hello! I work in a nursing facility for over a year now on an Assisted Living floor. And since
June I have had so far 3 outbreaks of MRSA. I am by far not a dirty person, and always use
proper PPE when working with my residents. I am the only one on my unit getting it, and the
only person in my family that has it. I am afraid to tell my facility I have it, but I have also
missed alot of days of work due to this. I always clean and disinfect my house and wash all
bedding every week. I even used Hibiclens. Nothing is working. Every time I get one it
seems to be getting worse. The Bactrim DS dosent seem to rid me of it. I also used the
ointment in my nose to get rid of it. But it did not work and I have it, yet again. My pcp also
is going to try me on a new antibiotic to see if it works. I feel like I am losing this battle and
dont want to be around people. In fear that I will give it to someone. Also, I dont get them on
my legs, groin or arms. Just my stomach area.... read more

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11 WEEK OLD BABY WITH RECURRENT MRSA
Posted by JANE SIMONS
Last Reply November 19, 2013 at 19:53
Started December 16, 2009 at 22:43
Our baby boy has been diagnosed with MRSA. He is on Clindamycin and baths of hibiscrub and bactroban nasal cream. We think it is a result of mutated staph aureus skin infection. I am so scared of this and while my ID doctor says he will fix it - I keep reading and thinking this is impossible a) becuase of the fact this is our third infection, b) MRSA is methicilin resistant and its superbug nature means it can mutate into something else while we treat it with antibiotics. HELP.....can my son be healed for once and for good at this stage? Can he die from it? I am so scared I cant stop crying. Please email me any info: janeclairesimons@btinternet.com

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MRSA Hospitalization
Posted by Candy
Last Reply November 14, 2013 at 22:37
Started September 21, 2009 at 15:57
Reply #171 by Candy Posted: September 21, 2009 at 15:17

My 17 year old son is in the hospital right now with MRSA! Not sure where it actually began. School just started and he's in aquatics. Could have been someone with an open sore in the pool. He first complained of a pimple like sore on his tricep muscle. Like any teenager he popped it! It swelled and got worse. I cleaned it thorougly with alcohol etc. Looked like a possible stinger in it (a bug bite maybe). We used tweezers and tried to get it out. No luck and it looked bad! My husband took him to Providence in Everett, WA. The doctor accused my son of being a drugy and using needles on him self! He's never done drugs or in trouble, good in school, athletic. He has severe athsma! I was Furious! He barely numbed his arm and sliced into it! It started draining. He said it was MRSA before a was done, didn't clean the wound..blood and puss drained out of it! He just packed it with gauze and was done...no pain meds...no banda... read more

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Preserving Garlic
Posted by Betty
Last Reply November 13, 2013 at 23:41
Started November 13, 2013 at 17:46
I had purchased garlic to hopefully last me through the season. However, I noticed some of the garlic is already spoiling. It is turning a yellowish/brown with a different aroma. What can I do to make the garlic last through the winter months until more is available. I use this garlic for health reasons. I notice if I go more than 5 days without a garlic bath, I might get a bump. A boil wanting to start. What can I do to preserve the garlic. I have romanian red.

I appreciate your help!

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toddler with mrsa
Posted by Mrsamom
Last Reply November 9, 2013 at 06:54
Started November 8, 2013 at 07:11
Hi mrsa fighters,
I wrote my story before diagnosed with mrsa here
http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/hidradenitis-suppurativa-discussions/
general-support/10931210-stage-one-and-lots-of-questions
I am new to this stubid bug mrsa :)
I think i got it from a biobsy wound as i tried some store cloths with my wound open
or may be from anywhere else but it happened i woke up with six lumps near the
healed wound four underskin and one is red with white head . The first culture
ruined by the doctor office i went to her again because two of them still painfull she
drained them and took another culture .
Two days after it is mrsa
I was on an antiboiotic already she change it to bactrim they are gone now but my
two years doughter had it she had a quarter size boil drained :((( and i think her twin
had it but it didn't develop to boil he has a small red spot there for two week... read more

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oil of oregano help anyone?
Posted by terri
Last Reply November 7, 2013
Started April 18, 2009 at 22:19
My daughter has had MRSA for over a year...been on vanco iv and so on off and on still will not completely cleared up. Ny neighbor said oil of oregano is showing promising results anyone heard about this?

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Am I colonized
Posted by Betty
Last Reply November 1, 2013 at 23:18
Started November 1, 2013 at 22:36
Dr. told me I was not colonized with MRSA. However the lab results indicate the following:

Graim Stain: No WBC seen
Moderate Gram negative bacilli
Few gram positive cocci

Culture: Mixed gram positive and gram negative flora - moderate
growth no further workup indicated.

I thought gram positive cocci is the same as staph. Unless a sensitivity test is done, you cannot determine if it is MRSA. I think the doctor was trying to sugar coat things, so I would not stress. However, if I am correct, it only violates my trust in her. The reason I wanted the culture done, so that I would know if I needed to take extra precautions around family members. I do not have any open wounds, but just wanted to know if I was colonized. If you understand lab reports, please explain to me.

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MRSA and cancer
Posted by Mary
Last Reply November 1, 2013 at 03:27
Started June 9, 2013 at 02:18
My ex husband was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma 5 weeks ago, was in the hospital for 3 1/2 weeks, then moved to a nursing home 3 days ago. They are now telling me that he has MRSA and is in isolation. he also has severe gout.. Does anyone have any info to share or what I should expect. we have a 17 yr old son that cant even go in and visit now, because of isolation.. he has had blood transfusions, chemo treatment. thank you for any input

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STAPH and MERSA after open heart surgery
Posted by Rick
Last Reply October 27, 2013 at 22:07
Started October 27, 2013 at 22:07
Hello all I am new to this. I will give you a brief run down of my situation. I had heart attack on 12/26/11. triple by pass 3/5/12,Admitted on 12/12/12 STAPH infection in bones and flesh, abraided and wound vac put on with gapping hole in chest, 2/6/13 STAPH infection again admitted put on iv antibiotics, Went for 2nd opinion on 2/27/13, the Dr. looked at it and did an emergency admittance to ICU, MERSA, Pulmonary adema was found in bones again, my heart surgeon refused to admit to infection even after looking at it, the Dr. abraided wound 5 times, bone and flesh, right side stomach muscle was cut lose at the pelvic area and threaded up to my chest for support then skin graft put over that. On 7/18/13 I was again admitted to ICU with MERSA infection again. Placed on IV antibiotics. On 10/24/13 my pic line was removed and taken off IV and put on oral antibiotics for the rest on my life. This has been a very long road for me with great deal of pain and suffering. At present the infe... read more

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