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MRSA AND ANA
Posted by GAYLENE
Last Reply June 6, 2012 at 10:00
Started June 1, 2012 at 08:35
HELLO I WAS IN ONE OF THE TOP HOSPITALS IN THE USA CEDERS-SINAI HOSPITAL IN L.A., CA.. I ONLY BRING UP WHERE BECAUSE YOU CAN GET IT EVEN AT THE SO CALLED TOP HOSPITALS.
I HAD T.O.S. AND HAD MY FIRST RIBS REMOVED, WHEN THEY REMOVED MY RIGHT 1ST RIB I WAS GIVEN THIS LIFE CHANGING,AND LIFE THREATING DISEASE CALLED M.R.S.A. WHERE THEY PLACED THE DRAINAGE TUBE.I HAD WENT TO THE DOCTORS OFFICE ABOUT 3 OR 4 DAYS AFTER I WAS SENT HOME FROM THE SURGERY WITH COMPLAINTS OF INFECTION IN THE DRAINAGE TUBE SITE. ONCE THERE THEY CUT THE STRING HOLDING THE SITE SHUT, AND SQUEEZED OUT ABOUT 2/3 OF A CUP OF YELLOW FLUID AND PUS. I WAS GIVEN
AN ANTIBIOTICS AND SENT ME HOME. IT GOT WORSE SO I WENT TO HOAG HOSPITALS ER, I WAS ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL THEY DID A CULTURE TO SEE WHAT IT WAS.(AS THE SURGEONS OFFICE HAD DONE BUT HAD NOT GOTTEN BACK TO ME)ONCE HOAG FOUND OUT I HAD M.R.S.A.THEY CALLED CEDERS TO TELL THEM THAT THEY WANTED TO SEND ME THERE BY WAY OF AMBULANCE, THAT THEY CAUSED THE PROBLEM AND ... read more

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2 yr old mrsa in lungs
Posted by Misty
Last Reply June 5, 2012 at 17:01
Started February 1, 2009 at 04:55
I am really concerned about my son and am looking for any help. He tested positive for MRSA when he was four months old (he was in the hospital a lot and may have contracted it there). He only tested positive with it by nasal and wound cultures. He had a bronchoscopy done at the same time with no MRSA. He recently had another bronchoscopy done and is now positive in his lungs. Is he going to be okay? The doctors said he will have a lung function test done and have scans reguarly. Has anyone had any experiences with this? Don't sugar coat anything. Thanks so much!

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mrsa
Posted by tony
Last Reply June 5, 2012 at 06:09
Started June 3, 2012 at 20:19
5 years ago i was dignosed with mrsa, i never was sick and had only 2 boils that went away.i was only aware of this mrsa when i gave it to a woman i dated.i was treated and told i was rid of it.since then i have a constant cough and feel like something is making my mouth water.i am constantly trying to clear my throat.sometimes i get the stuff out it is a wight hard flem.the doctors i see tell me its allergies,i don't agree.i told them i had mrsa and i feel its related. if i catch a cold or the flu the symptoms are magnified.the doctor took a nose swab and said it was neg. for the mrsa.my problem is my son who is now 12 has the same cough and always clearing his throut he comes and stays with me in the summer and would have easily came in contact with the mrsa.his mother says the doctors say it allergieswhen he gets sick his symtoms are way worse than normal.he


has never had a swab to check for mrsa.neither him or me get boils or any other sign that it could be mrsa.my father ... read more

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MRSA infected knee
Posted by Shelley
Last Reply June 5, 2012
Started January 26, 2005 at 20:24
Hi everyone! I have been searching for someone to talk to about this for a long time. Thank you for starting this. I had a knee replacement in 2001 that became infected. I was treated for RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy) instead of the infection. I was finally put on vancomycin which I got Stephen Johnsons syndrom from and had boils all over my face legs, arms and feet. So I had to go off all meds. Then I had the second knee replacement which became infected. The knee implant was coming apart so there was a revision. They put me on Zyvox, which has given me neuropathey in both my feet. I have numbness, burning and itching in them all the time. My prognossis is bleak. They cannot remove this knee because I have reactions to all antibiotics. The only one I can tolerate is clyndomicin, which I take 300mgs 4x a day. So I wait to become septic. I am not writing this for sympathy, just to warn others. They must be so careful. If there is anyone else like me I would like to hear from you... read more

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how do i clean beds, sofa?
Posted by blue mom
Last Reply May 22, 2012 at 18:32
Started May 13, 2012 at 15:58
how and with what do i clean beds, sofa, pillows now non mrsa positive people?

i got mrsa in march, my boy confirmed mrsa in april. i assume by now we must all be infected or carriers. all i see is bacteria and sitting on these, especially with a baby, is driving me insane.

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MRSA Wound Not Healed 8 Months Later
Posted by Jennifer
Last Reply May 22, 2012 at 18:03
Started May 9, 2012 at 04:57
My son was bitten by a venemous spider in his upper thigh last Sept.
2011 and was then infected with a MRSA infection that went septic. He
was quarantined and on vancomyacin and clindamyacin for 10 days and 14
days respectively. He was in excruciating pain and eventually was
diagnosed with RSD or Comprehensive RegionalPain Syndrome and told
there was permanent damage to the nerves in his leg and was then given
spinal blocks that made the pain worse. He was bed-ridden for months
in so much agony that he preferred to sleep vs. being awake in pain.
Finally pain is managed with Nuycinta. He is crippled now and fatigue
and pain sets in after a short exertions. He is sick all the
time...vomits constantly...and is generally miserable. They removed a
softball size of necrotic tissue and now a quarter size hole remains
with a thin layer of purple skin that periodically sheds off leaving a
meat hole and then scabs over again. He is constantly breaking out
with red ... read more

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Scared of my MRSA
Posted by Elizabeth
Last Reply May 22, 2012 at 17:06
Started June 28, 2011 at 04:21
My first ďoutbreakĒ of MRSA was in the form of a golf ball sized abscess on my inner thigh in 2005. After the lancing and finishing the antibiotics, I thought I was "cured" and didn't think twice about what I had just experienced. However, I was living with my parents a few weeks later when my father was hospitalized for having a staph infection after he got in a bike accident. I have wondered if I was the cause of his infection since I was just diagnosed with MRSA. For the next couple of years, I broke out in abscesses that had to be lanced every 3 to 6 months. Usually it was a single abscess that would quickly heal. The doctors would put me on antibiotics to "kill" the MRSA. Unfortunately, in each progressive year I have had more outbreaks of abscesses throughout my body. I can't remember most of the names of the antibiotics that I have been on because for some outbreaks I am on four different ones at a time. But since last year, I have always been put on Bactrim for each outbreak... read more

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the crg was too painful
Posted by Lauren
Last Reply May 21, 2012 at 03:33
Started May 11, 2012 at 20:09
so, this is my first post and i'm not known for my consolidating
skills - but, like many of the entries i've read on this forum, i am
simply at a loss when it comes to what i should do - any advice will
be of appreciation - i have had mrsa since 2005 - i also have an
eating disorder which i have struggled with since age 15 - i'm now 31
- this is by no means meant to be some "sob story" common sense simply
tells me that chronic malnourishment and a weakened immune system are
factors that affect my mrsa - i first had boils under the arm pits,
then stomach, and within the past couple of years my face - however, i
do not - have not - and do not see myself having any medical insurance
- and the people, who have bent over backwards to help me, have been
trying to (sounds dramatic..but) save my life in relation to the
eating disorder and the mrsa has taken a back seat to that - i realize
many people/doctors are uninformed when it comes to mrsa - and when
absence... read more

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osteomyelitis
Posted by Jana
Last Reply May 21, 2012 at 01:42
Started May 14, 2012 at 20:13
My boyfriend has contacted MRSA after foot surgury
and is now in bones of 2 toes. He lost 2 toes a couple
years ago to MRSA. The docs in hosp are suggesting
having foot amputated above ankle. He refuses
opting for 2 months of IV antibiotics and staying in
hosp off foot. Doctors are saying this could kill him.
Any successses with this? This is all new to me and i'm
scared.

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how to make garlic water and other questions
Posted by blue mom
Last Reply May 21, 2012 at 01:27
Started May 12, 2012 at 16:51
i have many questions and will post more about us as soon as i can. mainly i need to know how to make the solution and how much to use.

how much non irradiated garlic to a quart of water? how often can i use it? can it be used on people that have eczema?

how long will it keep? store on the fridge?

can i use it to clean the shower and or through out the house?

i have the same questions for all natural remedies like grapefruit seed extract.



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Disclaimer - I am not responsible
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply May 19, 2012 at 19:58
Started May 17, 2012 at 16:53
Disclaimer - I am not responsible for any burns or any other health issues that occur to people who do not follow the procedures outlined in my posts about using garlic water. The use of garlic in treating MRSA is a new area of study with no formal research and is in the realm of herbal medicine and each person who decides on their own to use it must understand that. It is not a thoroughly researched field of study because those most qualified to do the research refuse to do it beause it could their cash flow if people wanted to try it rather than their expensive medications.

We are all on our own here, friends.

Different people have different susceptibility to being burned by the exposure to the sun or other things and those who are more susceptible simply need to be cautious about exposure. Most people can be very susceptible to any direct exposure to the allicin in crushed raw garlic (crg) and so all need to be aware that it can burn so everyone needs to dilute the cr... read more

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MRSA positive 16 month old
Posted by Krystal
Last Reply May 16, 2012 at 13:57
Started March 26, 2011 at 03:07
I am trying not to freak out, but My son had a HUGE breakout in his diaper area, and it tested positive for MRSA... He is on bactrim (sp) and an topical ointment... So far so good... It has responded well... Its been three days and its pretty much gone, but it still tested positive for MRSA, so what do I need to know. I know I need to continue with the medication the FULL 10 days, but how likely is it it WILL or WONT come back? What do i need to look for... He is my baby and I am freaking out a LOT! Thanks in advanced...

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My dog might have MRSA!
Posted by abcdeb
Last Reply May 13, 2012 at 16:29
Started May 1, 2010
Yikes! One of my dogs may have MRSA! He has a sore that he scratched so hard, he drew blood (which is how I discovered it). Vet shaved it, and it looks like a lesion (actually, two). Itís obviously quite itchy. Given my ďfamily historyĒ, we have a prescription for Erythromycin, which is what they gave one of the other dogs six months ago (who did not have MRSA, but a negative coagulant infection). They wanted to give me the same drug since it worked before, even though I realize that MRSA can be resistant. They did a culture and sensitivity (see, I learned from you all!), but we wonít have the results for five to seven working days, and itís Friday night now. Vet said it could be other things, also.

OK, so of course, Iím freaking out. I donít have itÖ.yetÖ.and I pray I donít get it, but Iím guessing that I may, since I didnít know he had it! SoÖ.if it is (worst case scenario, I suppose), that means that either Iím a carrier (Iíve been infection free for about 6 months a... read more

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RE. 20836
Posted by Lana
Last Reply May 13, 2012 at 13:51
Started May 11, 2012 at 01:07
I am sorry, I posted my question as a reply to #16443. Does any one out there know anything about what I wrote? Please? Anything?

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MRSA after an hysterectomy
Posted by Frost
Last Reply May 13, 2012 at 01:15
Started August 30, 2006 at 19:43
Curious to know if anyone else has contracted MRSA after a hysterectomy?

March 2006 I had an abdominal hysterectomy. Within a few weeks the incision was red and inflamed.( Doctor wanted to watch it) By April I was taken back into the operation room to clean the wound. I woke with a wound vac and home nursing for the next month and a half. Being Debrided at home and in the ER. Then with a chemical debridment. The dressing needing changed twice a day. Home nurses came three times a week. My partner had to learn how to do this. After the wound vac the wound was left open. And packed. They tried everything from I think they called it dakins solution, silver dressing's to a chemical debridment spray. It still wasn't healing.

Each week I would go see the Doctor, most of the time he would not even glance at it. We got to where we would take pictures to try and make him look at it. This went on till June 1. I became extremely sick, running a fever, freezing to death and was taken to t... read more

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Chemo, pneumonia, MRSA
Posted by Roxanne
Last Reply May 12, 2012 at 21:51
Started June 6, 2011 at 23:28
My father-in-law walked into a Wisconsin hospital last week with
oxygen levels in the 70s, was admitted and diagnosed with pneumonia .
He was admitted to ICU a few days later after he fell during the
night. Now they are telling us that he has MRSA (1 of the 6
superbugs) after they had put him in a medically induced coma and gave
him a drug to paralyze him. The doctors are blaming his critical
condition on the chemo drugs still left in his system from a month
ago. Now they are saying that they donít think he is going to make
it. Please if anyone has any info or suggestions on what we could do
we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

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dentist
Posted by abcdeb
Last Reply May 12, 2012 at 11:42
Started March 17, 2010 at 20:42
Good afternoon, everyone!
I need opinions!! I have to have some major dental work done next week Ė unfortunately it will involve bleeding! I know that any time thereís a break in the skin, weíre at risk for bacterial infections. I used to take antibiotics before the dentist because of my mitral valve prolapse, but the regulations have changed and I no longer do so. I even called my cardiologist for antibiotics, but he said I donít need them and wouldnít give me any.
Anyway, Iím very worried about getting another skin or some kind of mouth infection because of the dental work. Could I rinse with garlic afterwards (the raw garlic diluted in water)? Would that do anything? For how long would I rinse? Does the garlic in the jar (the minced garlic) have the same properties as the crushed, raw garlic?
I know Iím worried about something that hasnít happened (and may not happen), but Iíve been feeling really great lately and would hate to have something happen because of going t... read more

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Social Security Disability
Posted by Shirley Webb
Last Reply May 11, 2012 at 12:59
Started November 17, 2007 at 18:24
I posted this earlier, but didn't see it listed.

Short version: I contracted MRSA in my lower back in June 2007, spent 2 weeks in the hosptial and had surgery to "suck it out."

I haven't been able to work since and since I have no income, my husband and I are in a financial crisis.

Has anyone applied for Social Security Disability benefits? I am 57 years old.

Any information would be appreciated.
Shirley



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does CA-MRSA ever go away WITHOUT antibiotics?
Posted by kaskade
Last Reply May 10, 2012 at 21:53
Started March 8, 2010 at 07:36
I am writing again regarding my 89 yr. old father who I believe is infected with CA-MRSA.

When he first described his skin condition to me almost 2 months ago now, I felt a creepy tinge of recognition. Having survived an initial bout of MRSA and a few minor recurrences, his description of "spider bites" and areas of inflamed skin worried me enough to drive 700 miles to see if I could help him to convince his doctor to test him for MRSA. To my great dismay his doctor tried to dismiss my concerns when I accompanied my dad on his 3rd doctor visit with this issue. At the end of our 5 minutes, he at least agreed to refer him to a dermatologist. He said he will try to expidite it, but who knows how long it will be before he gets an appointment.

Meanwhile, pop is waking up in a sweat and weakened state and will stagger to the shower in the early a.m. to shower hoping for a little relief from the painful itching. After 2 weeks of trying to help out, I have to leave tomorrow.

I ... read more

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MRSA/Cellulitious
Posted by Missy
Last Reply May 10, 2012 at 20:08
Started May 10, 2012 at 04:58
I have been also been tested so many times, and almost the 5 years I
have been fighting this ungodly infection also under the name of the
super bug MRSA. Non of the antibiotics from ER or Disease Specialist
Dr's. has worked. These sores have peppered my legs and thighs, any
but and I mean I look like I have chicken poxes. They multiply like
rabbit's and have moved to my upper arms and back, where they began
one week after I had major spinal decomposition with fusion on L3, L4,
L5 and S1 surgery. My body is immune to all the special antibiotics
it takes to fight this. No one wants to be around you, I keep covered
up, but I have been in many kinds of different pain, and of course no
body wants to really admit (outwardly) on how this is acquired. I've
go all my medical records etc. and of course I'm told to come back if
they don't start clearing up, and given and also told veritably of the
the dangers. But still no one has given me by IV's or admitted me ... read more

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