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mrsa
Posted by by clara
Last Reply March 29, 2012 at 02:37
Started March 29, 2012 at 02:37
I have never had any thing like this before''and it does make me worrie''I fell at home and landing on my elbow .but i didnt go to the doctor until about a month ''so i went last week and i had to have surgey write away 'then they said i had mrsa''so now i have a picc line and my left arm is in a cast and bandage from my hand to my shoulder'i do get depress because it in both arms.but i have faith in god''[does any one no if you have this 1 time can yu get it back again..i pray not please let me no//does any one no if yu can lay in the tanning bed with a picc line///

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Need Quick Advice About Neck Pain/Swelling
Posted by L
Last Reply March 28, 2012 at 14:55
Started March 28, 2012 at 01:12
Someday, I shall post my sob tale, but suffice to say, I've followed your board for 2 weeks since we've become members of this fine little club you have going on here. =)

Now I need some potentially urgent advice.

Tiny bit of background:

2 weeks ago, 10yo son had a "spider bite" on his arm, which of course, was not a spider bite...was a MRSA boil.

Boil drained and and is mostly "healed", he has been on Septra for 2 weeks, he's almost done with it. A few other "suspicious" areas seemed to maybe START to develop since the boil, but never amounted to anything so far.

After learniing more about this wonderful germ than any doctor cares to mention, it might be "of note" that my son had a sudden stand-alone (no upper respiratory illness with it) ear infection about 7 days before developing the boil. He hadn't had one since he was about 5yo. Of further interest may be that "blisters" were noted in his middle ear by the doc. In other words, one could argue that MIGHT have be... read more

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MRSA / Staph infection
Posted by Lisa
Last Reply March 27, 2012 at 22:29
Started December 14, 2005 at 13:40
Hi there,I'm new at this so please forgive any mistakes,my son had knee surgery that later turned into staph infection of the blood, bone, and joint. The doctor said that it was first due to contamination, then said that the donors graft was the likely contaminate.we had little info. and even with an ifection desease spec. we never realy got the info. that we needed or understood, Can anyone help me with this???

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Cured
Posted by Daniel B. Wheeler
Last Reply March 25, 2012 at 16:04
Started December 18, 2008 at 14:25
Diagnosed with MRSA September, 2006. Told I am now cured by MD. Just thought I'd let others know there is hope.

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HA MRSA long term
Posted by Jory
Last Reply March 24, 2012 at 21:10
Started March 4, 2010 at 19:13
Had MRSA infection in lower spine after surgery in 2001. Several more surgeries, vanco overdose, etc. Wondering if there are others who have similar problems years after HA MRSA such as fatigue, apathy, "random" pains, etc.

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Sister Has MRSA
Posted by Sherry
Last Reply March 19, 2012 at 04:22
Started February 27, 2012 at 18:39
My 57-year old sister was admitted to the hospital several days ago with pneumonia, blood in her urine and pain in her hip and abdomen where the gall bladder lies. They said she had a gallstone. A blood culture showed MERSA. She works as the Personnel Director in a small hospital, having worked in that capacity in bigger hospitals in the past. Her husband is the Business Office Manager at the hospital where she's a patient. Could she have contracted this bug at work? At the hospital where she's a patient? If it came from the hospital where she's hospitalized, it would have been a VERY quickly acquired infection, since her husband told me she had Staph in her blood the next day? I think it was after admission.
She's going for a MRI this morning, and she's supposed to call me this evening - if she forgets, I'll call her. She lives about 500 miles from here, so I'll be calling her frequently.
What I've read on the internet about this infection is horrible!
Any info would be... read more

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Can MRSA cause hypertension & CHF
Posted by Lois
Last Reply March 14, 2012 at 05:34
Started March 14, 2012 at 05:34
Hi Lady K. I hope this finds you well. It has been 3 years since I was released from the hospital with MRSA on the way to being "cured" by April 5, 2009. Early on during my 3 month hospitalization I was told I had CHF. I had been seeing my cardiologist on a regular basis and she never said anything about having CHF. In the last 2 weeks of my hospitalization my BP skyrocketed to 200 systolic. I was given Lisinapril to bring it down. It did a little. Of course my question is can the MRSA have caused the CHF? And could it have caused my BP increase. I have been having bouts of CHF almost every six months since I was released from the hospital 4/5/2009. Never had any signs prior to MRSA. My BP has never been the same either. I do have bad genes for cardiac problems. Just wonderingP435L

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How likely is it to pass MRSA?
Posted by Katheryn
Last Reply March 12, 2012 at 04:53
Started March 7, 2012 at 01:45
I have a 19 month old daughter, who has had 5 outbreaks that have had to be lanced since she was 6 months old. She had her 1st outbreak at 6 months. The dr. lanced it and gave topical antibiotics, then when she had another outbreak a week later, they put her on sulfa drugs. She didn't have another outbreak until after her 1st birthday. That one was also treated with sulfa. Then since Christmas, she has had several more outbreaks. In January, we tried sulfa again, but the spot continued to get worse, so the dr. changed it to clindamycin. While it cleared up, 2 weeks later, she had another outbreak.
We have several playgroup moms who are concerned about us passing it on to their kids. We always wait 2 weeks after an outbreak before going around other kids. So, how likely is it to pass MRSA on?

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wound care
Posted by cathyj
Last Reply March 7, 2012 at 03:08
Started March 3, 2012 at 20:59
I was just told I have mercer about 10 days ago, My wounds are not
longer active, but they are dry and they itch. Is there anything that
will help them go away and stop itching? Is there anything that help
prevent or lessen the severity when or if they show up again?

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MRSA transfer
Posted by cathyj
Last Reply March 3, 2012 at 21:04
Started March 3, 2012 at 21:04
My biggest fear out of this whole thing is passing this thing on to
others. How easy is this to pass to someone else. When I have an out
break should I have my husband and I sleep separately or is it okay if
it is covered? Some one told me as long as I was not oozing something it
was ok and could be passed to someone, is this true?

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Golden Shield
Posted by Wayne B.
Last Reply February 27, 2012 at 15:30
Started February 26, 2012 at 01:33
My name is Wayne and I was cursed with a full blown MRSA into Cellulitis blow
out that started in September and has continued in various stages since. This
struck my right leg from the knee down and has crippled me and my life since. I
was changing dressings after cleaning and debriding every day and I was healing
up really well and then, for reasons unknown, I staretd to get an infection which
seemed like staph. you could see a line about halfway up my right leg, above it was
healed and below it was a nasty mess, the same line just above my ankle, below
healed, above joining the nasty mess. I could literally see it advancing daily, just
consuming my leg. There was lots of leakage and raw skin. Then, while still
advancing, this "nasty mess" seemed to turn into a really tuff, leathery, crusty
coating. I tried washing it off but it is really stubborn. I used Hibicleanse and
scrubbed and I suceeded in just turning any exposed skin raw and painful. It also
tur... read more

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MRSA SCARS
Posted by SAMMANTHA
Last Reply February 24, 2012 at 19:30
Started February 24, 2012 at 19:30
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get the scars from mrsa to fade i have a horrible scar on my eyelid that shows soo bad im to embarassed to go in public. HELP!!

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mrsa
Posted by samantha
Last Reply February 24, 2012 at 19:24
Started February 24, 2012 at 19:24
i had one horrible mrsa outbreak on my eye lid that took 2 months to heel all the way but it left a very horrible scar then 2 yrs later i had a tubal done and after surgery i woke up with it comming up on my chin i went straight to my dr and they gave me a 2 week script of bactrium and it healed right up and havent had any problems since

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Antibiotic Cipro / Leviquin Class Action
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply February 21, 2012 at 20:25
Started November 3, 2008 at 17:17
Not sure if you’ve heard about the class action concerning antibiotic Cipro / Leviquin? Side effects could increase risk of sudden tendon problems, such as ruptured tendons, tendon damage, tendonitis.

Cipro / Levaquin - are antibiotics in a group called fluoroquinolones.

USA & *Canadian Brand Names:
Avelox (moxifloxacin), Avelox I.V., Ciloxan, Cipro, *Ciprofloxacin, Cipro IV, *Cipro Minibags, Cipro XR, Factive (gemifloxacin), Floxin (generic ofloxacin), Levaquin, Levofloxacin, Maxaquin, Noroxin (norfloxacin), Ocuflox, Proquin XR, Quixin, Tequin, Tequin Teq-Paqs, *Trovan, Zagam

This medication may rarely cause tendon damage (e.g., tendonitis, tendon rupture) during or after treatment. Your risk for tendon problems is greater if you are over 60 years of age, if you are taking corticosteroids (such as prednisone), or if you have a kidney, heart or lung transplant. Stop exercising, rest, and seek immediate medical attention if you develop joint/muscle/tendon pain or swellin... read more

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do i just sit and die?
Posted by mary
Last Reply February 20, 2012 at 02:30
Started November 8, 2011
if i am allergic to sulfa drugs and my mrsa is only suseptable to clindamycin , when it builds a resistance to it do i then just die? i have had 4 reoccurances in one year. yes they have been cultured. i feel hopeless.

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MRSA near anus
Posted by FZM
Last Reply February 17, 2012 at 03:43
Started February 16, 2012 at 15:22
Hi all,

I've had MRSA since June 2010 (no idea how I got it) and new boils usually develop
every other month. Experience has shown that my MRSA appears every time I change
countries (I live in Europe but study in the US) and am under stressful conditions.

The reason why I'm posting this is because yesterday my 4th staph since January
appeared about 1 inch above the anus, and it's getting me really scared. One started
last 5 days ago (on buttocks), another 2 weeks ago (on hip). On the one located on
thigh/buttock, I've used poultices filled with clay and colloidal silver. It seems to be
slowly draining the staph.

But how am I going to deal with a staph in the butt crack? It's really scaring me...

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Sugar after MRSA
Posted by HIM
Last Reply February 15, 2012 at 16:10
Started February 14, 2012 at 17:04
Its been a couple of weeks since Ive finished my second round of antibiotics. Both my wife's and my boils are completely healed up.
I tried the Garlic bath that Bob Anderson suggested. Dont know how to gauge if it worked or not because I dont have any current boils.
We are still washing with Hibaclense stuff 3 times a week. Still being pretty vigilant about being really clean, not that we werent before but paying extra attention now. Perhaps Im being a bit naive but Im hoping it never comes back.
No more headaches either. Which, Im very happy about.

The one and only thing that worries me though is whenever I eat sugar or anything sweet like a candy bar or like today since its Valentines day a co-worker brought cookies to work, I ate one and for about 30 minutes afterwards I feel a bit hmmm "icky" I dont know the word to use. Just I notice a little bit of feeling ill. Its not strong at all. Just a twinge. It only lasts about 20 to 30 minutes then its gone but I have never f... read more

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Klinefelter's Syndrome
Posted by cdb
Last Reply February 14, 2012 at 02:11
Started February 14, 2012 at 02:11
hi how are you,i have Klinefelter's Syndrome when i was born now i am 24,the q is can i get a girl pregnet whith out using a comdom or do i have to keep tacking the pills that the doc 1 of the uni gave me for a trile to i stop tacking them becours i whont to drink now thinking about it was stupt is there any way i can get back on the trile and finsh the program,evrey day i see many ppl whith kid seeing how thay commplane about itt real thay are lucky

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mrsa and liver
Posted by steve dax
Last Reply February 7, 2012 at 01:23
Started February 2, 2012 at 23:24
Is there anything that would cause a somewhat diseased live interact with mrsa and keep it going? We got it under control now ,but wondering about that possibility

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past years posters?
Posted by HIM
Last Reply February 6, 2012 at 21:56
Started February 6, 2012 at 21:56
Another thing Im curious about.
Ive read lots of posts recently but a lot of them were started many years ago. 2005 and so on.
Are these posters still with us?
If you read this can you please chime in and tell me what has happened during these past years. Are you still battling?
I keep hearing about this MRSA being a killer but its still hard for me to believe that I could maybe never reach 40 now.
So I want to know. Are there still people that posted back in 2005 that are still alive and well??


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