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mrsa in head/ brain
Posted by chantell
Last Reply November 9, 2011
Started November 5, 2011 at 23:05
Hi all.
My mum had brain surgery about nine months ago a cpl months after the surgery she became really sick, didn't recognize family and then became unconscious. Turns out she has Mrsa from surgery and has had green pus come from her old surgery wound on her head, coming from the inside of her head. She has been treated with many antibiotics but has continued to occur, she is now on vencomicyn in hospital. Would just like some info or stories of anyone else who has had this in head/brain and what treatment/symptoms etc are. Thanks in advance. :) Chantell

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Will it ever go away
Posted by Gail {product edited out}
Last Reply November 8, 2011 at 15:20
Started November 8, 2011 at 15:19
Will it ever go away
Started by Gail Posted: November 8, 2011 at 04:08

This will be long...My Dad had back surgery in May 2011, 1 week later started feeling sick, the "snf" that he was in didn't recognized the symptoms to be MRSA. He had it for at least 2 weeks before asking to go to the hospital. He has basically been in the hospital or rehab for 6 months until tomorrow where he will come home. He has had many surgeries because it has gotten into the bone. A month ago the hospital he was at said he wasn't testing positive anymore and now the rehab facility said his #'s were still high. He also is battling anemia and received 3 bags of blood this past weekend and a total of about 9 bags to date.How long or will he ever be out of danger from this? The blood transfusions are usually a month or more after surgeries. Is this related more to the antibiotics/infection? Is there things I can give him like {product edited out} or echinacea or anything else that I can give to strengthe... read more

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allicin proven no benefit
Posted by mary
Last Reply November 8, 2011 at 04:04
Started November 8, 2011
i had high hopes for allicin for my family until i read the report that allicin does not survive stomach acid no matter what form its in so it never makes it to the blood stream. here is the web address:

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A sign of healing or worse?
Posted by Carly
Last Reply November 7, 2011 at 23:35
Started November 7, 2011 at 04:45
Today is day 5 on my antibiotic and the MRSA beneath my knee looks grosser,
and formed a big hole. In the beginning there was no hole at all, but the wound
begN to get gross, open, bleed a LOT, and pushed some rubbery and gooey
chunk of green stuff out. Now there's a deep hole, with deep green and brown
stuff on inside. The border of the hole it's sel lf is swollen and bolden, and
around that is a purple-red ring. Is this a sign the antibiotic is working, or is
this worsening?

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Can a new MRSA boil form?
Posted by ZED
Last Reply November 7, 2011 at 17:12
Started November 6, 2011 at 20:23
I am currently treating a nasty MRSA infection on my left leg. I am on day 9 of Clindamycin antibiotics. The Clinda has taken down the boil/cellulitis on my leg and it is healing. However, I just noticed I have a new, small red spot forming on my butt cheek. It is slightly painful for its size.

My question is: can a new MRSA boil form while taking antibiotics to treat another infection?

I am taking 300mg of Clindamycin 4 times a day. I am on my 9th day. I am also using 2% Mupurocin in my nostrils every 12 hours, and bathing using dial soap.

Can MRSA really form a new skin infection when I am on so much Clindamycin?

I am a little freaked out.

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My 10yr old son has MRSA and a rash
Posted by Tina
Last Reply November 6, 2011 at 16:51
Started November 6, 2011 at 16:51
My son has had MRSA since he was 3 and he has a rash all over that you can feel and see that itches and then last night he got welts all over his face..Would this be due to MRSA?

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MRSA/ Bladder repair surgery
Posted by VIP
Last Reply November 5, 2011 at 04:10
Started November 4, 2011 at 21:08
My mother had a Tension Free Transvaginal Tape (TVT Sling) surgery in 2008. This year (2011) she developed a painful abcess that developed from the surgical tape. The tape used to hold her bladder up was infected with MRSA. The tape was removed but now she has another peice of tape on the other side of the bladder that has developed an abcess. My guess is that MRSA was contracted by the surgical tape... or an unsterile OR room. Has anyone heard of this happening before?

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Worried in NC
Posted by Jessica
Last Reply November 5, 2011 at 01:59
Started November 4, 2011 at 16:54
I went to the dr Tuesday night and was diagnosed with Cellulitis in my left breast the dr says to me "it probably has mrsa in it" he never cultured it or anything prescribed me septra and prednisone and some other things as I also have bronchitis.. the redness has gone down alot but yesterday while in the shower I was trying to drain it (so I wont have to get it lanced) and what I thought was a scab (and pulled it off) was what looked like a big whitish ball of pus that was squishy and sticky.. It hurt like nothing Ive ever felt before, almost as if I was ripping it out as it was connected to something. there was a hollow hole left behind and I cleaned it well and put a bandaid on it. at the end of the day I took the bandaid off and the only thing holding it to me was dried blood/pus and the white glob I pulled out in the shower had reformed in the hole. Should I leave it alone? I dont want to stop or interupt the healing cycle. My husband was mis diagnosed about 5 months ago with a... read more

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Posted by Ryanne
Last Reply November 3, 2011 at 23:32
Started October 31, 2011 at 11:41
My doctor put me on 2 rounds of Bactrim, didn't work. Now they've given me Doxycyl(sp?) but it makes me literally sick. My "doctor's office" said there was nothing more they could do for me. Is that really all there is?

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Antibacterial soaps good or not?
Posted by BobS
Last Reply November 3, 2011 at 16:44
Started November 3, 2011 at 03:12
I keep reading conflicting advice on the web about antibacterial washes? Which do you think is best, use them or not?

For example... One site will say use antibacterial or antimicrobial soap, cleanser, or body wash to kill bacteria's on the body (kill the mrsa off to help prevent cross contamination in household as well as avoid re-infections).
Then i read another site and it says you should avoid using antibacterial, antimicrobial soaps because they diminish the natural flora (kill the good and bad bacteria) leaving you bare and easily inviting harmful bacteria into your system.

it's like you cant win either way! sigh.

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Veggies improve immune system.
Posted by ruth
Last Reply November 2, 2011 at 16:03
Started November 2, 2011 at 15:35
Poor dietary intake consisting mostly of hydrogenated oil (trans fats), sugar and
processed foods directly alters the surface receptors of cells lining the digestive tract,
responsible for more than 80 percent of our immune response.

the breakdown of cruciferous vegetables can yield a compound that can be converted
into a molecule, which triggers the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) on cell wall
surfaces. Further reports found AhR's can be regulated by dietary ingredients found
primarily in vegetables including broccoli, kale, spinach and many varieties of leafy
greens. This action ensures that immune cells in the gut and the skin known as intra-
epithelial lymphocytes (IELs) function properly.

Researchers commented:"individuals fed a synthetic diet lacking this key compound
experience a significant reduction in AhR activity and lose IELs. With reduced numbers
of these key immune cells, individuals showed lower levels of antimicrobial proteins,
heightened imm... read more

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Need Help Now Mrsa Pain Natural Remedies?
Posted by Jennifer
Last Reply November 1, 2011 at 23:51
Started October 31, 2011 at 19:17
Hello -
My son has terrible pain in his leg post spider bite and mrsa blood
bourne infection. Anyone have any suggestions for pain remedies that
could take the edge off instead of pain medication? My son's quality
of life is horrible and it is very painful for him not only to walk
but to just find a comforatble position laying down. Any suggestions
would be most appreciated. I have read about garlic for treatment and
prevention of reinfection, but unfortunately he is allergic to garlic.
Rubbing a salve on his scar tissue is out of the question as the pain
of touch sends him through the roof and he has experienced visual
disturbances as a side effect of the nerve pain medication that was
prescribed which takes some time to become effective anyway. Need Help
Now! Thank you!

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Test results - ??????? What do they mean?
Posted by arw1019
Last Reply November 1, 2011 at 16:47
Started November 1, 2011 at 16:47
Aerobic culture
Gram stain: few polys, few gram positive cocci

Culture: Many staph aureus (MRSA) the staph does not demonstrate and inducible clindamycin resustance

Anaerobic Culture

No anaerobes isolated

What does this stuff mean?? I obviously figured out it was MRSA and wasn't resistant to clindamycin.

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Posted by arw1019
Last Reply November 1, 2011 at 13:59
Started October 30, 2011 at 03:50
All the reading I've done is overwhelming. My pcp made is seem like mrsa wasn't a big deal, she said "research shows swabbing the nose is ineffective because one day staph could be there and the next it couldn't". She wanted to keep me on augmentin and the ER dr said I didn't need antibiotics because once drained, the sore would heal on its own. I'm upset and it seems almost impossible to not pass this to my kids (5yr old girl and 6month boy). Dr said nothing about special body wash, diet, vitamins, or places where it colonizes. I had no idea it was contagious thru saliva and having a cough??? My first boil is now healing along with a cold that I received as a gift for my 30th bday. I was never offered to see the lab report, I was never even told that once you have mrsa, its forever. Thank God for this forum but I've been up til 2-3am for nights searching the forum and its a lot to take in, time consuming and sad. If this is contagious thru saliva, does this mean not to kiss my kid... read more

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Recently diagnosed. Don't have any fight.
Posted by Al
Last Reply November 1, 2011 at 13:48
Started October 31, 2011 at 21:57
I got a large boil on the back of my head a couple of months ago. My doctor gave me an antibiotic, but changed it to Doxycycline after finding out that the staph was "resistant" to most antibiotics. He didn't tell me it was MRSA. Neither did the dermatologist who drained the next one on my neck two weeks ago. Only an immunologist told me that I have MRSA and there is nothing I can do except stay clean. I am a very clean person. I'm in my early 30's and have never had the best health, but have never had anything serious.

I work a job that requires me to face different people on a regular basis and travel. I can't bring myself to leave the house if I am contagious. I also can't leave the house if my head is oozing pus from a marble sized boil. I have a girlfriend that I am going to try and break up with tonight so she won't catch this awful disease from me. I don't ever want her to look at me and think I am disgusting, which is what I am. I could even tell people in the ... read more

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Post mrsa muscle problems
Posted by Jim
Last Reply October 31, 2011 at 20:15
Started October 28, 2011 at 03:16
Had mrsa 2 years ago on knee and spent 9 days in hospital. A few months later
had problems walking. Tests were done for ms that came back negative. Every
couple of months I get the problems with muscle soreness and trouble walking.
It seems strange that this only started after getting mrsa. Dr thinks it could be
early stages of ms.

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MRSA from eating off one another?
Posted by Ashley
Last Reply October 31, 2011 at 15:58
Started October 20, 2011 at 22:31
Can someone contract MRSA by eating off of someone who has it? What about
kissing and other close contact?

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Recomendations for ID specialist in Pittsburgh
Posted by arw1019
Last Reply October 30, 2011 at 21:11
Started October 30, 2011 at 07:18
I have all these questions, I should really get with a dr, any suggestions for drs in pittsburgh pa?

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Shaved. Bad idea.
Posted by Nikki
Last Reply October 30, 2011 at 14:59
Started October 25, 2011 at 15:11
I finally shaved on the 7th because I could not STAND going any longer without it. Yes it was a new razor, yes i cleaned the skin with both antibacterial soap and hibiclens before and after I shaved. I shaved my legs, armpits, bikini area/lady parts as I have always done before this...and shaved the armpit that seems to get infected the most, last, just to make sure I didn't cross contaminate. However I wound up with razor bumps/burns in the bikini area of my inner thigh and labia on one side and it will NOT go away and I shaved on the 7th, this is the 25th. Sometimes they look like tiny pustules, other times just red bumps. I am still bathing in garlic, using hibiclens to shower off with after the garlic bath. I was using bacitracin on it religiously once the bumps came up, but it didn't seem to be helping, so I thought perhaps it was just razor burn as it happens sometimes (but usually heals within a few days) and I should leave it be and let it have some air instead of being cove... read more

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MRSA Med side effects- Death
Posted by Da-Brenda
Last Reply October 28, 2011 at 17:22
Started October 27, 2011 at 22:33
My mother contracted MRSA when she had jaw surgery. They put her on many antibiotics. She was having all kinds of symptoms, fatigue, swollen and painful joints to the point she stopped writing on her facebook because of the pain. She committed suicide a few weeks ago and that is when we were looking into the meds she was prescribed. My question is: If it is known to use a different medication if the patient had any mental health issues in the past and they still administered it knowing a side effect could be suicidal there a lawsuit that can be filed on negligence of the doc that prescribed it?

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