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What do you di when MRSA keeops coming back?
Posted by Barbara
Last Reply January 31, 2012 at 16:51
Started January 26, 2012 at 06:57
I have had MRSA in the Urine and had infusions 4 times this year. Now every 2 to 3 weeks I have a high fever 102.7 last week, chills,fatigue,feels like I have the flu. Do you continue to having it come back? I have had these synptons 2 times this month. Since it is in my urine can my granddaughter get it as I live with my son?

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Still Have Lump
Posted by Robert A
Last Reply January 31, 2012 at 16:29
Started January 29, 2012 at 09:46


I developed a carbuncle (multiple boils) in my leg about 11 days ago. The Dr. started me on Clindamycin 3x a day. I am on day 10 now but I have developed a small rash on my elbows and other parts of the body. The boils is not draining but it is still hard. The Dr. seems to think it will not drain anymore. My Dr. said the lump is just blood and swelling. (Has anyone heard of this?)

My question is since I still have a golf ball size lump in my leg does it mean I still have MRSA? I don't want to take the med's if they are going to give me more of a rash, but I also do not want to stop taking them if their is a lump or MRSA present.


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Posted by SR
Last Reply January 29, 2012 at 22:44
Started January 29, 2012 at 21:36
Hi there. I've just been diagnosed with mrsa-pvl. Does anybody here
have any experience of this? I am led to believe its more known in the
US than the UK where I am.

Thanks SR xx

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Just Diagnosed with MRSA - Many Questions
Posted by christopherpaul
Last Reply January 24, 2012 at 03:08
Started January 20, 2012 at 02:22
Hi everyone,

I realize I am new to all of this, but was hoping you all could chip in some
information for me.

I had 2 infections one by my groin and one on my thigh. The one on my thigh went
away after I&D and antibiotics. The one by my groin was treated in the ER as it
became to painful to bear - they treated it with I&D, and I stayed in the hospital 2
nights as they suspected it may be MRSA - I was treated with Vancomyicin, and
Bactrim through IV. On my release day the infection disease specialist came in and
said good news it is not MRSA but normal flora.

A week later I got the infection again near my groin - and put on Bactrim DS, and
have been getting on and off for the past 3 months - along with different
antibiotics. I finally was referred to an infectious disease doctor as my skin doctor
said he wasn't quite sure what to do. The infectious disease doctor told me I am
colonized with MRSA in my naval cavaties, and I do have it.

It's pretty scar... read more

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MRSA in ear/ removal of tubes Garlic Water
Posted by Dawn
Last Reply January 22, 2012 at 02:56
Started January 20, 2012 at 17:18
My Daughter is 3 years old and has been diagnosed with CA MRSA in her left ear. She has tubes in both ears and since she is allergic to Bactrum, we have been doing CHG washes and Mupirocin nose swabs. Her ENT decided to remove her left tube since her ear swab came back positive again for MRSA after 2 months. It has been 1 1/2 weeks since her tube removal and her left ear starting draining again and I afraid it is MRSA again. I have read your posts and decided to try Garlic Water Ear Drops. My question was how much and how long should we do the ear drops? It has been 2 days and we have done 3 drops of 1ml per day in her left ear. She crys and says it hurts but it only lasts for about 30 seconds. I appreciate your help.

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Mrsa for 4yrs now
Posted by Kristy
Last Reply January 21, 2012 at 18:19
Started January 14, 2012 at 20:01
I contacted mrsa afer taking care of my step mom 4 years ago that had a softball size boil. i was very careful when i was cleanning her and packing the sit ofter surgery but we both did not know all that much even though a new was teaching us what to do. I ended up testing positive for mrsa I have it under my arm pits they coma and go. I have been to the dr alot but gave up with then nothing they do has helped. I started to clean my sores with 70 percent rubbing alcohol which helped but now they seem to be getting worse. More of them but same spot. they dont get bigger then a marble because I open then and drain then because i cant handle the pressure. I and going to try the benzalkonium chloride but how long should i do it to know if it is working. I am taking pictures to see the progress weekly. alsso i want to try the garlic should i try them together or seperate to kno which is working for me. I hav been on all the meds possible from the dr and basically he gave up and didnt kno... read more

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Boil on forehead is causing face to swell
Posted by Diana
Last Reply January 21, 2012 at 03:41
Started January 21, 2012 at 01:56
Hi, I have a boil on my forehead on the right side right on hairline. I picked at
it to get pus out but 3 hours later my forehead and right side of my face swelled
up. Its causing pressure on my eye (its starting to look shot) and on another
forum it was mentioned that it is dangerous because mrsa loves fatty
tissue...I'm really concerned. I've had this types of boils before, not this close
to my eyes or brain though and I've been taking turmeric powder with baking
soda. I don't have health insurance and I dont know if I should wait it out or if I
start to get signs of sepsis go to E.R.? So far it just feels like pressure and pain.
Before I picked at it the gland in front of my ear was swollen, now its more
swollen but all along from forehead to gland... Thanks for all your help..

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Help for MRSA pain
Posted by Lenore Mirth
Last Reply January 17, 2012 at 18:58
Started January 17, 2012 at 18:58
i was given a scrip for Lidoderm (Lidocaine Patch 5%) is FANTASTIC!!!

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Posted by Dearionna
Last Reply January 17, 2012 at 17:47
Started January 17, 2012 at 04:09
My dad has been in the hospital since JUNE he
has mrsa and he is in pretty bad shape i cry
daily he has it so bad he cant do anything but
talk i am asking for your prayers this is new to
us i have read some material on it my dad is
also on dialysis an he is a heart patient he has
had numerous surgerys legs swollen arms
swollen he is like this from head to to i need
some help on what to do the doctors said their
was nothing else they could do

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Last Reply January 17, 2012 at 06:18
Started July 18, 2011 at 15:18
My husband had a motorcycle wreck on mar 21 2008 and had his left leg completely shattered. After the initial operation of steel plates and screws my husband contracted mrsa in his hardware. The hardware was removed and the area was cleaned out. Weeks and weeks of Vanc IV went by. Blood tests were taken and all signs of MRSA were gone. A total knee replacement had to be performed 2 months later....MRSA once again returned. To make a long...very long story short, my husband is in the hospital once again (17th hospitalization) fighting MRSA. My husband is only 30 years old. Doctors have went into his leg numerous times due to scar tissue locking his knee down, replacing hardware and replacing his knee 4 times. My husband is at his breaking point. He no longer can work his job, play football with his son, mow the yard....nothing that requires him to be on his feet too long. He begged the doctor to amputate his leg, but the doctors refuse to do so. He has never had the antibiotic spacer... read more

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MRSA Treatment plzzzz
Posted by Cuppy Cake
Last Reply January 16, 2012 at 01:17
Started January 16, 2012 at 01:17
I am always have a small red spot with small amount of pus near to my nose that
appear and disappear without any treatment . This is happen for me since more than
10 years. from 10 years I was apply salicylic acid on it so at the same time it burns and
go out. But now I do not use any and it go out after 2 or 3 days.
But recently i found many spots appear in my forehead with small pus. May be it is
most recommended to be S aureus. How can I treat to prevent any complications and
further spreading???

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ear swab culture report
Posted by pravin
Last Reply January 11, 2012 at 14:13
Started January 11, 2012 at 14:13
nature of specimen

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painful scars
Posted by Tracey
Last Reply January 9, 2012 at 21:54
Started January 9, 2012 at 21:54
Do anyone have trouble with painful scars? I have a few MRSA scars but one on my back causes me pain from time to time. Sometimes it itches, and other times it's a stabbing pain.

I occasionally get terrible night sweats...anyone else get them before a MRSA outbreak?

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what can i do, mrsa for a long time
Posted by danielle
Last Reply January 9, 2012 at 21:23
Started January 2, 2012 at 02:02

ive had mrsa for almost 3 years straight and im scared.i thought it die from it a few times and ended up in the emergency room a couple of times but no one admitted me because my signs were stable (blood pressure, no high fever and so on) and im 28 so they always sent me back home with antibiotic prescriptions. the antibiotics didnt help. they never got rid of the boils or wounds. the only antibiotic that i didnt try yet is vancomycin but thats an iv one and i am scared of ivs and that might not even help and i have other health problems that could be worsened if im on that

im very sick every day, chills,low fever sometimes, shaking,very tired all the time, too much pain that i have to be on pain medications, and many other symptoms besides the rashes, acid type burns on skin,boils, scabs that dont heal. i cant work because of it, its even difficult to get by or even walk across a room some days, or leave the house much

so ive become disabled because of this. i look ter... read more

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Feedback Please!! MRSA
Posted by Italia 80
Last Reply January 9, 2012 at 20:04
Started January 6, 2012 at 08:19
My mother was hospitalized for 5 days and had surgery for MRSA on her
knee, we live in the same house. I share similar symptoms as my mother,
for months my left knee has ached, mainly when I lay down. My mother
said her knee ached in the same manner, specifically when she laid down
at night. I know MRSA takes 4-10 days to show up, so should I get
examined for MRSA?

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Posted by Amanda
Last Reply January 8, 2012 at 17:24
Started January 7, 2012 at 23:58
i have been with some one for a while now and we have slept together and then today he tells me he has mrsa and its already in his blood stream what am i to do could i have it what do i do for precautions i have showered with him used his towel n he has even washed my back with his loofah im scared

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dental work
Posted by wendy
Last Reply January 2, 2012 at 07:05
Started January 2, 2012 at 03:00
Just recently diagnosed as a mrsa carrier in the nose and have been taking allicin for 6 weeks.I am healthy,and a firm believer in not only holistic remedies but also chinese remedies. I have never been hospitalized with this condition and didnt even know I was a carrier. I think I may have contracted it from the hospital after surgery several years ago. My dentist has noticed that my silver fillings are leaky and he wants to clean and refill one of my molars. He is not informed of my condition and I am not sure if I will put myself at risk of creating a more serious infection if I correct the problem so soon after being diagnosed as a mrsa carrier. My thoughts are to wait a few months so I am able to give myself several months of the allicin treatment...?? Any suggestions out there as to what is helpful for the mouth/teeth to take now and even during the procedure to make my system stronger??

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Bites or Mrsa?
Posted by Jacquie
Last Reply December 28, 2011 at 13:19
Started December 18, 2011 at 15:20
I was diagnosed with MRSA several months ago when I had a boil come up. I have had a few more occurances since but nothing for a few months. Now suddenly, I am breaking out in small bite like clusters. My neck, my wrist, my arm, on two different fingers and a few single marks scattered across my chest and ribs. It almost looks like it could be perhaps flea bites or bedbugs. I do have a couple larger ones like mosquito bites. I've checked the dog for fleas and the bed for bedbugs, but I found nothing. Could this be Mrsa? It itches like fire. I've been using a hydrocortisone cream to make them stop itching. They don't come to a head or blister up or break open or hurt, like my past flare ups. The first bout is SLOWLY getting better, but I'm getting a new one almost every night or every other. My Mrsa has never itched, and these drive me nuts like a poison ivy or a bug bite or perhaps a spider biting me overnight? Does Mrsa show up in this formation and itch like this?

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Red Patch Skin Mrsa?
Posted by Annonymhous11
Last Reply December 27, 2011 at 15:05
Started December 27, 2011 at 15:05
What is it called when you have folicolitus mrsa and red hot patches of skin around it? Like port wine stains but are not that? taking bactrim and muciprin for 5 days, has not cleared up but 2 pea size boils under skin in groin area have not gotten bigger, they have stayed stagnent. What are the red skin marks? anything i can put on them to sooth?

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Posted by Rene
Last Reply December 23, 2011 at 11:47
Started December 23, 2011 at 11:47
Four days ago my girlfriend stated that she was bit by a spider over night while
she was sleeping. Last night i took her to the doctors because the pimple like
lesion was not getting better. The doctors differentil diagnosis was mrsa at the
top of the list. Bactr was perscribed after culture was taken. My girlfriend had
allergic reaction to bactrim that made her female area swell as well as making
her feel ill. Benadryl was given and she feels better but i dont because bactrim
can no longer be used. Im hoping its not mrsa because its scary and at the same
time i am very scared for her. Inlightening words would be appreciated.

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