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MRSA in Hospitals
Posted by Ladyk Fan
Last Reply June 13, 2012 at 19:49
Started June 13, 2012 at 19:49
IMPORTANT repost of ladyk

Hospital Infections - Drug Resistant Bacteria

Each year over 1.7 million Americans will get a drug-resistant
infection from a hospital and 100,000 of them will die. In the United
States, more people die from hospital infections than breast cancer
and AIDS combined. Thousands of other victims of hospital infections
escape death but are left with serious life altering injuries
including paralysis. Disturbingly most of these infections can be
prevented through the implementation of stricter sanitary and
bacterial testing procedures.

Shocking Hospital Infection Statistics

• 2 million patients get health care associated infections each year
• 100,000 deaths from health care/hospital infections each year
• $30 billion spent to treat health care/hospital infections each year

Hospital infections are commonly drug resistant and lethal. The
bacteria in these infections replicate and mutate so aggressively that
even the most potent... read more

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Burning Painful Feet
Posted by Issy
Last Reply June 13, 2012 at 16:02
Started May 21, 2008
I had MRSA in October and since in December I developed painful joints in my hands and feet,and now on top of that my feet feel like they ar on fire,red hot and very uncomfortable.
Could this be an after effect of the MRSA in October???
Doctors are dimissing everything related to MRSA having caused any of my synptoms prefering to say I have Rheumatoid Arthritis,I had nothing like this prior to the MRSA infection .... I am in depair and now getting paranoid because no one will listen,as soon as I mention the MSA it's almost like they won't even discuss the possibility.

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Osteomyelitis
Posted by Karen
Last Reply June 12, 2012 at 19:39
Started June 10, 2012 at 23:15
I have read several of the posts in here and I see a lot on MRSA on the skin.
Mine is in the bone my left knee to be exact. I have had 11 surgeries so far. 4
debridements and 13 weeks of iv vanc . I have not had a surgery since March
2011, but have expressed concern over existing infection. I finally got lucky
seeing a not so cocky PA, who ordered MRI, and subsequent nuclear testing. As
of yesterday I received test results as positive for infection. Does anyone know
what this means? And will they do the same things done before? Please help! I
am afraid that this will put me back on vanc and more debridements. On the
same point what happens if they do nothing? My finished and remit have both
been damaged by infection.

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MRSA and all it's remedies
Posted by Mike
Last Reply June 9, 2012 at 03:48
Started June 7, 2012 at 02:22
I have been reading up on many natural remedies and have read about a list of
things that have helped people all over....
Colloidal silver
Manuka honey
Milk of magnesia
Turmeric
Grapefruit extract
Garlic
Olive leaf extract
Oil of oregano
Tea tree oil
12 salts
Berry juice
Apple cider vinegar

My question is what combination should I use? Is it safe to use all of the things at
once? Is it worth the money, what combo should I use? Do some of these things
do the same things, and therefore a waste to use? Is it a guessing game, should I
just try things and see how they go?

Thank you for any advice
-mike from Cali

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MRSA on breast, breastfeeding 9 month old
Posted by Laura
Last Reply June 9, 2012 at 01:46
Started June 4, 2012 at 21:55
My husband was recently hospitalized and contracted MRSA. He was treated with Vanomycin via IV then Bactrim and Flagyl after he was discharged.

This was two weeks ago.

Three days ago, I got a boil under my left breast. I have never had a boil in my life, so I immediately knew it was MRSA. I immediately went to my OB and had it cultured, and the results should be in tomorrow, but I feel certain that it is MRSA. My daughter pinches and scratches while nursing, so I always have broken skin on my breasts (can't keep her nails trimmed fast enough!) and I assume that's how the bacteria entered my skin.

My doctor advised hot compresses and Neosporin, and keeping it covered with a band-aid to prevent my daughter from touching it when nursing.

I am going to do the CRG tonight after the kids are in bed and I work up the nerve. I can take the pain - I just want this gone. :) If I have to take Bactim, I have to wean my daughter and I am not willing to do that until all else fails... read more

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MRSA in urine
Posted by L
Last Reply June 9, 2012 at 01:12
Started June 8, 2012 at 23:50
Is this something that is curable. I am in my first trimester of pregnancy and just found out today I have MRSA in my urine. A nurse at my ob/gyn called me and said I had a bad UTI and then after we were talking for a while she said, "yea, this is a bad UTI, it's MRSA". I immediately got freaked out. She said they were going to try a round of antibiotics and see if it goes away. I did not have UTI symptoms. I would have never even began to assume I had a UTI. I am terrified of touching my 4 year old child. She is so loving and always wants hugs and kisses. Should I be worried about passing it to her if it is just in my urine? How does a person get MRSA in their urine? I'm literally sick to my stomack about this. I have been puking since I found out. This is something I should inform my boyfriend of, correct? How concered should I be about this? Should I expect it to go away with antibiotics?

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MRSA kills Another Dog
Posted by JB
Last Reply June 7, 2012
Started May 31, 2012 at 19:47
I live in Hawaii where MRSA is the highest in the nation, double the national average. A small hospital on the NE side of Oahu sees 2-3 human MRSA cases in just 1 ER shift. The State's excuse is there is no $$$. There is also no reporting protocol. MRSA is transmittable from Human to dog and vice versa.

In November 2011, my healthy dog goes to the Vet. He is given a drug with a side effect that caused a hot spot. The lesion gets infected. The Vet refuses to take a Culture & Sensitivity test and just prescribes different antibiotic. To make a long story short, when a test was finally done, it showed he had 5 organisms, 2 of which were MRSA and Strep. Both were found to be RESISTANT to ALL antibiotics (I did seek info from the Bella Moss Foundation). My dog endured the pain and discomfort for over 5 months. He had to be out out of his misery. Over that 5 months, the Vet/Clinic never told us to take any extra precautions and they even has us stay in the waiting room with othe... read more

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Is it okay to breastfeed if you have/ had mrsa
Posted by blue mom
Last Reply June 6, 2012 at 17:14
Started May 13, 2012 at 16:57
i never stopped breastfeeding my baby. both the ER Physician Assistant that saw me and her ped thought there is no problem.

i read somewhere that mrsa can be found in milk! but antibodies is the reason why we breastfeed. i assume that my body must have created something against it?

also, is there any connection between Candida diaper rash and mrsa? this was our first issue before this whole mrsa developed. i asked the dr if it could be mrsa, but she didn't think so. she didn't do a swab or anything. it has been 3 months of nystatin cream for candida. it helps, but it keeps happening... then again the baby is still in diapers... i don't think Candida lasted this long with my other kids when they were in diapers.

i think we either got this mrsa through a cream sample i stupidly put on a leg "pimple" i burst. or could it be from this diaper rash?

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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 “outbreak” 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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