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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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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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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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OK, Im ready to fight!!
Posted by HIM
Last Reply February 6, 2012 at 21:47
Started February 6, 2012 at 18:51
Just got back from the farmers market store on my lunch break. Ive loaded up with some of the things Ive read on this site in order to kill this bastard and protect my family.
If possible I have a few questions Im hoping Bob and others can help me with.
Garlic - I picked up quite a bit of unradiated garlic. I broke a few cloves and saw the sprout growing in the middle and its hot to taste so I think Im good.
Question for Bob is would you say I need 5 or 6 crushed cloves? I know then leave out for 90 minutes or so then make the mixture and pour it into the water, but how often do I need to do it? Nightly? 3 times a week? Currently me and none of my family have any legions or boils but I still want to do it to kill it. I know its only a matter of time before it comes back up.
Also, on a different post you mentioned doing the bath everytime a new one pops up. In your experience how many times have you had to do the bath?
Manuka Honey - I bought some Manuka Honey too. Do I need ... read more

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This sucks
Posted by him
Last Reply February 4, 2012 at 02:29
Started January 30, 2012 at 21:26
About a month ago I developed a "Spider bite" right above my knee. I figured it was a spider bite because we had just moved into a new house kinda out in the country and Ive seen lots of spiders around. Or I got it playing soccer somehow. It cleared up on its on after all the puss came out from me draining it every night. After it went away another one popped up right next to it. Same thing.
Then I got like 6 or 7 different ones all over my body. I went to the clinic and they did a culture and sure enough it came back MRSA positive. Since the initial round of antibiotics I have had really bad headaches all last week. I went to the doctor again and he put me back on antibiotics and prescribed me Vicodin for the headaches(horrible decision, that kept me in bed all day throwing up everything) Today is my first day back to work but my head is still hurting and there is still sensitivity to light.
To make matters worse, my wife got her first "spider bite" last monday. So we have to f... read more

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itchy lines
Posted by melissa
Last Reply February 3, 2012 at 18:44
Started December 19, 2009 at 05:10
I have had two boils within the last 3 months. I was diagnosed with
mrsa after the second one, and was treated with antibiotics. The boil
went away, and i thought i was fine, however, lately i have been
getting what start off looking like hives and itch badly, and end up
looking like a tiny scratch. I have two babies who i have seen
similar marks on with no explanation. I have continuously washed with
antibacterial soap, and taken all necessary precautions to prevent
infection. The tiny itchy spots are all very distinguishing in that
they leave a line or a small spot that takes long to heal and scars my
skin. Most recently, my husband developed a boil on his face. Do you
think this all is a result of mrsa, and if so, how can we get this
solved. I have become mentally consumed by this problem and
preventing my children from having further complications.

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Hospial Accquired MRSA
Posted by Judy Anderson
Last Reply February 2, 2012 at 19:31
Started May 30, 2005 at 18:22
We need to name Hospitals and Dates;
Cleveland Clinic -Weston Fl. March 1 2005. I can be reached at:

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MRSA and Spinal Abscess Please Help My Husband
Posted by Tabitha
Last Reply February 1, 2012 at 21:18
Started February 1, 2012 at 13:35


#Firstly my husband just started a new job, so we have no health insurance....
My husband became ill on Jan 13 2012 went to er, said he had a kidney infection, although he couldn't produce enough urine for it to be tested. Sent home with pain pills, valium and antibiotics. Two days later, wed. night he went to get up to go urinate and fell to the floor, he couldn't walk, couldn't urinate and was in so much pain lower back. Took him back to er and he was admitted to the hospital Jan 16 2012 with an epidural abscess of the lower spine, neurosugurgoen said it was not big enough to operate. So they hooked him up with vancomycin. Two days later they said he had MRSA. It became no mans land then, no one talked about his inability to urinate, no one talked about the spinal abscess. They just shoved a catheter in him, and no longer cared for him like they did the first two days. He was released Jan 24 2012, they said the culture came back neg for msra but said he still h... read more

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