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Posted by Katya
Last Reply April 24, 2013
Started March 25, 2013 at 04:27
My husband was diagnosed with MRSA pneumonia in December 2012 and spent almost 3 weeks in the hospital. He is now exhibiting symptoms of pneumonia again, coughing, fever, chills etc.. What are the odds it is MRSA again? He almost died the last time so this is a bit disconcerting. The last bill was for almost 50 thousand so he's reluctant to go in. I don't know if I should take him to the ER tonight or just try to make an appointment with the doctor tomorrow when they open. Suggestions please?

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Posted by r.lebrun
Last Reply April 24, 2013
Started November 20, 2004 at 14:55
My mother contracted MRSA pnuemonia recovered 2 months later she got it in her blood. I can't get straight answers from her doctor. She has enphisema and is always coughing and spiting up stuff so it would be hard to tell if she may be getting sick with an MRSA infection in her lungs again. Also, she insists she can not give us anything and therefore does not even try to protect myself or my children in case the MRSA may return. My question is how contagious is this since it was air born in her case with the pnuemonia. What precautions do we have to take to protect ourselves? I can't get these questions answered by her doctor. I have researched the CDC and many other sites but this information is not really discussed.

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Immune-suppressant meds & MRSA
Posted by Sundance
Last Reply April 20, 2013 at 03:08
Started February 13, 2011
I have psoriatic spondylitis (an autoimmune disease), and have been on prednisone and methotrexate (a chemo drug) for over 5 months (both are immune suppressant medications). I've also recently finished an unsuccessful trial with Humira (another immune suppressant med).

I've had several abscesses over the last few months. The last one was lanced and drained this week, and the culture came back positive for MRSA. I'm currently scheduled to start Remicade this week (another immune suppressant), which I think will need to be postponed.

My family doctor that drained the abscess this week wasn't too concerned about it being MRSA, and has not prescribed any antibiotics for it - just soak it in hot water 4 times a day, and apply fresh dressings. It seems to be healing up OK, but I'm very concerned about having a MRSA infection at the same time that I'm on multiple immune-suppressant medications.

Right now, prednisone is the only med that is keeping me functioning, while we are... read more

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Memory Loss after MRSA
Posted by Incognito
Last Reply April 18, 2013 at 04:25
Started February 13, 2012 at 04:17
In 2007 I developed a systemic MRSA infection that shut down my immune system. Over the next three years I continued to have MRSA skin and soft tissue infections.

Do long-term MRSA infections contribute to or cause dementia or alzheimer's type symptoms?

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Mild pain in one leg
Posted by Garlic Warrior
Last Reply April 15, 2013 at 22:01
Started April 15, 2013 at 22:01
Could /mild/ - not mind-numbingly painful - aches and pains be from a leg be after effects of a MRSA infection? These are not bad enough that I can't walk and do things, but they're bad enough that I notice them and am annoyed by them. There is faint redness around the ball of my ankle. I can't afford a CT scan or an MRI. I can't afford anything.

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Hyper IGE and MRSA
Posted by Ross
Last Reply April 5, 2013 at 14:00
Started March 12, 2010 at 01:43
I have had mrsa 23 times with 54 wound sites since Oct '07. I was diagnosed with Hyper IGE or JOB Syndrome. You know Job, Bible, Satan, God,Boils. This mean I have a high count of the antibody IGE 2613 which leads to MRSA. Looks like mine is the Autosomal Recessive Variety since I don't have Caveman Brow, or multiple rows of teeth. Anybody else have this out there? It's rare. Thanks, Ross

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MRSA reoccurence in 1 year old
Posted by ElectricLady
Last Reply April 4, 2013 at 17:07
Started February 16, 2009 at 05:10
My daughter had MRSA in July 2008 when she was 6 months old. She was hospitalized for three days and was on IV Clindamycin in the hospital and then took a 10 day round after we got home. She had an I&D there and we also used the Bactroban ointment. We use Dial soap for her baths and lots of hand sanitizer and Lysol. We have been using the Bactroban ointment on any cuts, scrapes, or open skin since then on her. Three weeks ago she began getting the small pimples and one of them got big very quickly. We took her to the pediatrician and he drained it and immediately started her on Clindamycin she finished a 10 day course less than 1 week ago. Everything cleared up. This afternoon I noticed a new pimple on her torso. I coated it in Bactroban. By bedtime tonight she had five pimples all over her body. We will be visiting the pediatrician first thing in the morning. My daughter is now 13 months old.

My questions are:

-Has anyone had a reoccurence so quickly after finis... read more

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MRSA- inability to tolerate taking medicine
Posted by Krakatoa
Last Reply March 25, 2013 at 03:17
Started March 24, 2013 at 20:03
Hello, I have MRSA. I notice that I cannot tolerate taking any medicine at all. Whether its antibiotics, phsycho meds, vitamins, aspirin... anything. It wasn't always this way- maybe all the antibiotics the docs put me on screwed up my system. But anyway, does anyone else have this problem? I wish I could still take vitamins, but I will break out in terrible impetiganized sores if I take any medicine. I hope the MRSA is having fun, because I sure as hell am not!

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My MRSA Miricle
Posted by Mary
Last Reply March 24, 2013 at 04:02
Started February 22, 2013 at 21:51
You all may think I'm crazy but I inadvertantly found a treatment for my MRSA, and even though I didn't know I had Psoriasis too, I found it also helps this as well. I have no information on the link between the two diseases, but I do know I have been around the block more than once trying to find a treatment, cure, reason or true cause for these and I honestly want people to know this has saved my life in several ways...

After my initial diagnosis of MRSA my husband was trying to find ways to boost my spirits and get me going again, I had all but given up. I was so depressed, in pain and the drugs made me so sick, I contemplated death as an option to not suffer any more. He convinced me to try SCUBA diving with him and I fell in love with it! I've never been so at peace as to be under the water with just the sound of my bubbles and to see all that underwater world has to show.

Any way, we live in a "cold" water climate but that didn't stop me I really love diving and will go... read more

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10 year old MRSA in ear
Posted by Brandy
Last Reply March 9, 2013 at 19:55
Started February 29, 2012 at 05:10
My daughter got MRSA staph on her leg last year. Before they cultured it and we knew
what it was I suppose my son got "IT". Since then he has had about 5 ear infections.
He never had ear infections prior to that. He would get a cold, then develop an ear
ache and i would take him to his pediatrician. Within days he would develop pus filled
blisters within his ear and on his ear lobe and once just below his ear on his face. I
asked his doc then if it might also be MRSA. The doc said we will just treat with
something that will kill MRSA. His infection cleared and every few months he would
get a cold followed by an ear infection, followed by pus filled blisters in his ear. Every
time he would get an antibiotic and it would disappear. In October of 2011 he
developed an abscess between his buttocks and I took him to Children's Healthcare
of Atlanta to have it looked at and cultured, (they lost the culture so we never found
out if it was MRSA), put him on antibiotics ... read more

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Gearing up for battle against MRSA.
Posted by Garlic Warrior
Last Reply February 27, 2013 at 20:54
Started January 30, 2013 at 03:24
Quick trip report:

-Red rash thing on my thigh that surrounded a spider bite. Thought it was a spider bite. Doc at clinic said MRSA. 10 days Bactrim+something else. Paid little to no attention to it because I had no idea MRSA could come back at the time. Went away, or at least it seemed like it did. NO CULTURE because I was an idiot at the time - doc offered it but he said it would cost 50 bucks. I should've just given him the money!
-4 days later, another two boils popped up. Bactrim by itself this time. Started having a weird red spot on my upper chest about 8 days in so I stopped on doctor's rec, got put on Clindamycin instead.
-Holy heck, Clindamycin. This drug sucks. I didn't have C. diff or anything (thank God) or even diarrhea, but I felt like crap the whole time I was on it. It didn't even work!
-10 days doxycycline hyc. delayed release immediately after finish the Clinda. This stuff is great, super easy on me, but it costs a fortune (250 bucks).
-Somewhere along th... read more

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At the MRSA crossroads
Posted by mrsa fighter
Last Reply February 27, 2013 at 11:11
Started February 27, 2013 at 11:11
Hi, so I was diagnosed with MRSA about a year ago. I had a huge abcess on my back. Doc gave anti-biotics and it went away pretty quick. Before long a huge one appeared on my chest, this needed draining, unpleasant experience that was. More anti-biotics. THen it came back again, more boils.

Changed to Bactrim, this cleared the boils but as soon as I would stop the Bactrim they returned again. Was given longer course of Bactirm, used Bactroban in the nose, Hibiclens in the bath/shower, Bactrim orally. Was completely clear until the Bactrim stopped then they returned again.

This repeated many times, probably 10 courses of anti-biotics, tried a few different ones like clindamycin, same result. I am now convinced that anti-biotics wont help me. Havent had Vancomycin though but from what I have read its not very effective anymore anyway.

On about my 8th Doctor he said anti-biotics cant help me and I need to get my body more alkaline. My only hope is that my own immune system ca... read more

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Demand Care- Doctors suck!
Posted by ADR
Last Reply February 20, 2013 at 16:20
Started February 20, 2013 at 07:23
I am 27 years old and I had my first MRSA infection in September 2012. I was
hospitalized 3 days and released. I was informed of my status while I was being
discharged, rather casually. I was sent home with oral medications, which I took
diligently. I returned to the ER the next day, having gotten cold sweats anytime I
tried moving around and was sent home because I was "fine." The next day, I
worsened, and began throwing up the medicines. I returned to the ER again, and
was readmitted for another four days and discharged with pills. Upon arriving
home, my Yorkie ended up with a horrible abscess almost overnight. The vet
didn't believe animals could get MRSA, and it was near the puppy's anal glands,
so he didn't culture it. My boyfriend and I suspect that it was indeed MRSA, as
the timing was right and my poor pup was nearly three and never had any signs
of an anal gland problem. Fast forward to January 2013. My boyfriend gets an
abscess. He g... read more

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Posted by Darlena Crosten
Last Reply February 20, 2013 at 13:52
Started February 20, 2013 at 13:52
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MRSA in blood stream
Posted by dan
Last Reply February 19, 2013 at 16:00
Started March 22, 2005 at 02:23
Can u provide me with some information about MRSA in the blood stream.

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I have MRSA
Posted by JB
Last Reply February 13, 2013 at 20:29
Started February 11, 2009 at 15:21
Hello to everyone, I was just diagnosed with MRSA Monday Feb. 9, 2009. I had a spot on my thigh that I was concerned with so I went to my dermatologist. When I went for the results on Monday I was told the biopsy came back as 1+ MRSA. I didnt really understand how serious MRSA can be until I did some research on my own when I got home. I am to be on antibiotics for 6 weeks then go back. I did ask him about being around my family and going to work but he seemed to think i would be OK with such a low reading. I am scared to death! I dont like the idea of having this and having to wait 6 weeks to see if the antibiotics have worked. Does anyone know if 1+ is a very low reading of this infection?

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Stop to boils
Posted by Marissa
Last Reply February 2, 2013 at 17:59
Started January 17, 2013 at 22:15

My family has been boil free since March 2012. We sufferred from reoccuring boils from July 2011 to March 2012. As you well know it was a very trying experience. I just wanted to share methods I used to rid my family of MRSA.

1. Prayer,God is a healer!

2. When itching raspebery red bumps occur (pre starter of boil) put Eucalytus, oregano and tea tree oil mix on red bumps or bump.( get oils at health food store). Do this 2-3x per day. Bumps will disappear in about 1-2 days.

3. Only wear clothing once then wash. To disinfect laundry add 1 scoop of 20 mule Borax (walmart), 2 swoops of pine sol ( with real pine oil in it), one scoop of ammonia. I generally used the scooper that comes with powder detergent.MRSA lives in clothing, even laundered ones. Thats why the Borax, Pine sol and ammonia are added to kill the bacteria in clothes, towels, blankets, ect. ( in white clothing do not add the ammonia, use bleach instead)

4. Change bedding at least once a week, disin... read more

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Thanks, already :)
Posted by Crystal
Last Reply January 26, 2013 at 16:06
Started January 25, 2013 at 06:34
I just wanted to thank you guys for the treasure trove of information
that this forum contains. I was diagnosed with CA-MRSA, that I
acquired from my partner. I knew he had had it, but at the time was
rather unaware of exactly what it was, and how easy it was to catch.
He has never since had another outbreak. I, on the other hand, have
had quite a few, and it's still been less than a year.

By the fourth time I had to visit the hospital, I had read this forum,
and requested that a susceptibility profile be done on the strain. (I
had not even been diagnosed until the third time... The first culture
got lost, they didn't do one the second time, and I was seriously
frustrated by the third time, when they finally gave me a diagnosis.)

I wasn't all that surprised to find out that the antibiotics they had
been treating me with were ones it was resistant to, but I was a
little surprised to find out that it was only susceptible to two
antibiotics... Tetracyclin... read more

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My Story
Posted by John
Last Reply January 25, 2013 at 04:44
Started January 22, 2013 at 15:27
Boils developed in armpit Nov. 2012. Very painful and annoying.After a trip to a Emergency Care Facility, I was given anti-biotcs and codene. I was hoping they would lance the boils but they wouldn't. I went to my prmary care physician who refered me to a surgeon. He removed 4 boils from the armpit and put me on another anti-biotic. This was good for about a month since they've come back.My surgeon said if they come back they would have to remove hair follocule and I would need plastic surgery. YIKES I heard about bleach baths and my search led me to this site which I went with the GARLIC BATH instead. I have been taking garlic baths, sometimes twice a day,for the last week and had great results. I had a vry large boil in the armpit,[thumbsize] with a large knot underneath the surface of the skin.Being recently laid-off, I was able to attack this frequently. Also the sugeon did identify the culture as MRSA. I hope this helps.

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replacing flora after colonoscopy
Posted by john kustra
Last Reply January 23, 2013 at 13:00
Started January 23, 2013 at 12:55
I am 61 and have never had a colonoscopy but after getting flushed out I have heard that after I need to replace the intesinal flora with lactobacillus/yogurt and something that is in kefir. Is there any other tips to restore good colon health besides eating lightly? thankyou 21882

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