MRSA Discussion Forum USA and Canada

Welcome to the MRSA superbug open discussion forum for USA and Canada. Please feel free to start a new topic or reply to any existing topics. No need to register to use this forum. Please feel free to share your experiences of MRSA.

This MRSA forum is provided in association with USA based MRSA AMERICA and Beyond.

Please note that product discussions should not be made on this forum. Such discussion posts should be made on the products forum only.

link to MRSA Discussion Forum UK :: MBT shoes forum :: DVT Forum

Moderated by

Search Topic Names:

Start New Topic forum moderated by and ladyk Products Forum List Forum Topics

number of topics started (2210) - Page 27 of 111
I have some questions about MRSA
Posted by Jenna
Last Reply November 26, 2013 at 05:45
Started November 26, 2013 at 05:45

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

0 replies...

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?

0 replies...

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

Another important readů
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

0 replies...

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

22 replies...

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

1 replies...

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

2 replies...

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:

8 replies...

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!

1 replies...

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
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

2 replies...

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?

10 replies...

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.

1 replies...

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

2 replies...

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

0 replies...

stress and mrsa
Posted by danielle
Last Reply October 25, 2013 at 23:58
Started October 25, 2013 at 02:45
does anyone know if stress causes mrsa to be worse? or if stress is the cause of mrsa?
because I know its an opportunistic infection so usually staph waits until the immune system is down for it to affect you

does stress lower the immune system?

how are some ways to get rid of stress. how do you guys handle the stress of being sick with mrsa or with dealing with everything? because I know mrsa destroys lives. it destroys everything about the sick persons life and it affects everyone around them.

I know ive lost a lot of friends because of my mrsa.

3 replies...

MRSA in Lungs
Posted by Tina
Last Reply October 22, 2013 at 20:21
Started March 12, 2013 at 02:17
I was recently diagnosed with MRSA Pneumonia. This was after about a month and a
half of going to our local health center with complaints of the flu. The health center
sent me home with prednisone the first time, antibiotics, xray and prednisone the
second time and the 3rd time on Feb 25th with prednisone and a followup appt.
Mind you during all of this I also did Mucinex & Tussin. So I woke up at 4am on the
day of my followup appt on Feb 28th with hives head to toe...moving, forming &
changing, so I went to my followup appt and they sent me to the hospital. Upon
arrival I couldn't breath, had the sweats, severe side and back lung pain and began
coughing up blood. The next few days are a bit blurry, there was a bronchoscopy
involved, lots and lots of blood work, lots of coughing up nasty, awful, foul tasting
stuff and pain. So, they put me in isolation and got me on a few antibiotics that
started to make me feel better, then they changed one and I start... read more

7 replies...

Posted by StillnHope
Last Reply October 22, 2013
Started October 5, 2013
Has anyone heard of the above Indian drugs to treat MRCA? I did a bit of research
and some have stated that these really work. I've heard it's tough on the body
though. I'm thinking about trying it. I'm definitely going to try crushed non-
irradiated garlic though. I was just curious if anyone knows about vancomycin,
Linezolid, or linospan...?

2 replies...

Long term effects post MRSA Infection
Posted by KrisG
Last Reply October 18, 2013 at 22:51
Started May 19, 2006 at 12:20
I had a undiagnosed pelvic abcess (MRSA) and suffered for months. After treatment was complete, there was still terrible pelvic pain, and still is. Lately I have also had numbness in extremities, and severe joint pain. All of this happened one year ago this month. Anyone else having joint pain/tenderness? Also are there long term effects of Zyvox, or Vancomycin?

17 replies...

does garlic have antiviral properties?
Posted by Blue Mom
Last Reply October 16, 2013 at 06:05
Started October 16, 2013 at 04:44
Pissed with my mom's friend. (and with myself for not standing up for
myself.)he shared my dessert (i rarely ever share) and i think he gave
me herpes! cause apparently i have not had enough with mrsa and having
had to deal all my life with acne, now i have this "cold sore" thing in
my lip too.

Wonder if garlic has antiviral properties and can kill this to?

1 replies...

Recurring MRSA on 3 year old
Posted by Debbie
Last Reply October 16, 2013 at 02:58
Started May 5, 2011 at 16:02
I'm looking for ways to cut down on the number of infections my 3 year old daughter gets. She's getting an abscess about every 2 months. This might get long but I want to give as many details as possible.

She first showed up with what looked like a spider bite on her pelvis Sept 2010, just shy of 3 years old. After a few days we took her in to ped, they lanced it and cultured. Ped said sand (we had been on vacation) might have gotten in her bathing suit, causing a small scratch for bacteria to get in. She was put on sulfa and topical Altabax (samples that I have since run out of), and between that and warm soaks the abscess went away. In Nov she got another small one on her abdomen (more like a pimple than abscess), but I was able to treat it at home with warm soaks and Altabax.

In Jan 2011 she turned up with a boil on her chin, and a larger one on her thigh. Lanced the thigh one, cultured, and prescribed clindamycin. I insisted on seeing an ID doc, so we went to Child... read more

28 replies...

MRSA Facts
Posted by David
Last Reply October 16, 2013 at 02:14
Started March 5, 2013 at 08:22
MRSA death rate in the U.S. is 12% higher than AIDS.
U.S. funding for MRSA is only a fraction of 1% of the funding allocated for AIDS research, and no one is making a quilt for us.
80% of all MRSA infections are acquired from a health care facility.
In the 1950's MRSA was mostly a senior citizen affliction, infecting residence of nursing homes. It has traveled from the nursing homes to the hospitals and clinics. It is now in the school systems.
If you have MRSA, you most likely caught it from a health care provider. If you know where you caught it, take legal action. I caught MRSA from the VA, so there's no legal action for me.

If enough people will take their case to court, the establishment may get serious about finding effective treatment.

19 replies...

   [<< Prev] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 [Next Page>>]
eXTReMe Tracker

Start New Topic forum moderated by and ladyk Products Forum List Forum Topics