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Father Died from MRSA 2 weeks ago
Posted by Rakesh
Last Reply December 6, 2011 at 02:45
Started June 7, 2008 at 02:13
Hi, id like to share my story Sorry its a long one.

My father 3 weeks ago was breathing heaverly and generaly looked poorly, he had a terrible sore throat and couldnt speak properly either.

We took him into hospital after a few days even though he refused it the 1st time but 2 days afterwards he said hospital.

The hospital were not sure about his condition other then he had a fever and chills and flu like symptoms, they said its a urine infection again (hes had many over last 3 years) anyhow they pumped his bed with heat and gave him IV drips of antibiotics and took swabs under his nose.

For few days He was ok and seemed getting better but then took a turn for the worse, he was then diagnosed with MRSA and taken to a seperate unit in Barnet hospital, but few days afterwards he died.

I had nothing but a fight if not battle to get the death certificate, Doctors were avoiding me... was getting relaying messages back and forth and then they said sorry your fathers body i... read more

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mrsa in lungs..
Posted by sheralyn
Last Reply December 6, 2011
Started December 2, 2011 at 15:22
I visited my father in the hospital thought he was just having complications from congestive heart failure, gave him a hug and kiss goodbye and went home to my five kids. I found out two days later he was diagnosed with mrsa in his lungs! Now im freaking out because my youngest is six months old and was on antibiotics for an ear infection and still has a nasty cold and I was wondering if anyone knows how easy it is to spread this form of mrsa and if I should be concerned for my children? Three of them are under three years old =(

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How contagious?
Posted by Shannon
Last Reply December 2, 2011 at 16:59
Started December 2, 2011 at 16:51
I am 39, and had lithotripsy to remove a 7 mm stone, and suffered from an
inability to urinate. After surgery, the nurses swore I was "just" having bladder
spasms, so kept medicating me for that. Several hours later I was screaming
from the urgency, and after family intervention, finally got a foley. 1500 ml of
urine in a matter of minutes. After that, they would straight cath me "as
needed". I slowly got to where I could go on my own, but still had pain. Just
over Thanksgiving, I went in for another round of UA's, and they found MRSA in
my urine. (my lithotripsy was at end of October)
I'm a SAHM and don't have any contact with nursing homes or other health care
I have 3 children, all in school. I also have a 4 month old granddaughter. I'm
currently separated from my husband but praying for a miracle of reconciliation
every day.
I'm also, just since yesterday, feeling extremely under the weather with a sore
throat, headache, and only s... read more

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airborne mrsa
Posted by Rhonda
Last Reply December 2, 2011 at 14:21
Started February 23, 2007 at 15:47
Has anyone had mrsa infection in lung? My daughter tested positive in a sputum sample but not treated until seriously ill with the infection. As a result her lungs were damaged and she died 2 years later.

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Garlic and CA-MRSA
Posted by Andrew
Last Reply December 2, 2011 at 05:12
Started July 27, 2010 at 12:41
Will Garlic have the same supposed effects on CA-MRSA as MRSA? Very

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Posted by veganmama
Last Reply December 2, 2011 at 03:28
Started November 23, 2011 at 02:27
Hello all-

This is my first post and I just need some advice/someone to talk to. I am 32 weeks pregnant with DD #2. Our family has battled MRSA for 4 years. Our infections used to be absolutely horrible, having to go to the surgeon to get them lanced, etc. After we went off antibiotics completely, the infections started getting less frequent and less severe. Yes, still there, but more manageable.

So, I was planning a birth center birth for this baby (was in the hospital with DD#1). My DH and I informed the birth center at the start of our care that we have dealt with recurrent MRSA infections. Well, my DD recently had another infection on her butt and I just asked her dr. to take a look at it at her 3 year old checkup. Well, she's our family doc and she called the birth center telling them about our DD and her infection. So at my appointment at the birth center just a few days ago, I was talked to about how they may not be able to let me birth there, and if I do there may be a... read more

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Cure for MRSA?
Posted by BobS
Last Reply December 1, 2011 at 06:05
Started November 30, 2011 at 15:29
Anyone read this news release from yesterday? Is it for real?

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mother MRSA in bone marrow after back fusion
Posted by April Cagle
Last Reply November 29, 2011 at 20:30
Started November 25, 2011 at 04:03
To shorten my mothers horrific experience..
Jan 2010 spinal fusion after a fall broke some bones.

Approx April 2010 they discovered she had an infection with fever and pain..
After antibiotics were not improving her.. They did a bone biopsy and found
mrsa in her bones.
They put her in a nursing home with a pic line and she was bedridden.
November 2010 she was released home with infection levels reduced.
She has gradually deteriorated from walking with a walker a little to not being
able to get up and is incontenent..urine and bowels. They have told us the
staph has basically eaten the vertebre above her spinal fusion. She now is in
Atlanta at Emory university.
She has mrsa again with open wound on her ankle and what looks like a bad
sunburn on her back located where her surgery was. She also has screws
coming out of the hardware. She cannot swallow but liquid...she has sores in
her mouth.. Sores on her bottom and can not stay awake. They are only giving
he... read more

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MRSA worries in the workplace
Posted by Terry
Last Reply November 29, 2011 at 18:29
Started November 26, 2011 at 08:58
I fought MRSA for a year and a half. I have been free of it for 5 years
now. I work in the restaurant industry and found out today that a
coworker of mine has been fighting a staph infection for over a month
now. Should I be terrified? How at risk am I? I am scared to death of
having to go through what I dealt with in the past. I am at a total loss
and hope someone can give me some advice. PLEASE!

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what oils diffused in room kill mrsa?
Posted by BobS
Last Reply November 29, 2011 at 14:40
Started November 29, 2011 at 14:40
what oils diffused in room kill mrsa? Does anyone know? I read one article about a doctor diffusing/vaporizing eucluptis (i've probably spelled that wrong) in a room before surgery to cut down on possible infections. So to my understanding you can use one of the aromatherapy type things or a plug in thingy with fan add a few drops of the oil to have an essential oil fill the air to kill bacteria in the air, on the dust etc. Just wondering if anyone has actually tried this and if anyone knows what oils kill mrsa?
We are trying hard to battle against reaccorance, internally, topically and within environment.

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please help
Posted by Tonya
Last Reply November 29, 2011 at 06:53
Started November 23, 2011 at 05:21
Ok really quick run down. I am 36 and I am scheduled for gastric sleeve in 7 days. Well long story short I am diebetic and my whole family just had a out break of mrsa. I also tested positive. Here is why I am freaking out. I called my surgeon and told him I was being treated for mrsa and was active what would we do about surgery, oh also I have a boil now on me not running but there. Anyways he is going on with the surgery. He said that he will just give me a shot of vancomycin. Isn't this dangerous for me thou. I mean they are going to be cutting my stomach out . I am just in tears and freaking out. Is this safe

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MRSA Woes.
Posted by David
Last Reply November 28, 2011 at 19:00
Started November 16, 2011 at 18:41
Not sure exactly how I contacted it and other then a staph infection
what it is and how common.

I am Diabetic and about 5 years ago had to go to a wound center. Weekly
for treatment on a wound. Went in two years ago to have an amputation
and was told at that time that I had MRSA. Really confused about the
whole MRSA thing. Am I infectious? I'm sure made to feel that way at

So how does one treat it and what can be expected?

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Difference between healing and meditation
Posted by ashish
Last Reply November 28, 2011 at 10:18
Started November 28, 2011 at 10:18
Kindly tell me that what is difference between healing and meditation. Which one is

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Have MRSA 10/22/11
Posted by Dave
Last Reply November 23, 2011 at 17:04
Started November 16, 2011 at 15:17
Urgent Care Unit: I have a boil on my right forearm on 10/22, they cultured it, more blood then pus and she put me on 2 a day bactrim. It came back postive for MRSA. It wasn't any better and I went back 10/26 and she doubled my bactrim for 5 days.

Went back to the Urgent Care Center on 10/31/11. She drained the boil and packed it. I am suppose to go back Wednesday, Nov2nd.

I went back Nov 2nd to urgent care center and she un packed my wound, put a big band aid on the wound and said it should heal on it's own and come back if it doesn't heal. Up date 11/16/11. Where they cut me open looks like it closed but still have the redness. Should I go back or should it keep healing? Is it true if it's not draining then the mrsa is gone? Thanks

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MRSA thrives on Sugar + Holidays Baking??
Posted by BobS
Last Reply November 23, 2011 at 07:58
Started November 19, 2011 at 03:33
We love to bake cookies, cakes, treats over the holiday seasons, it's a tradition in our home. But this year the tradition seems to be hitting a brick wall with the mrsa worry life we now live.
Knowing that MRSA thrives on Sugar and White Flours etc and then knowing that some of those sweetners are acidic (and mrsa thrives in acidic bodies, thats why we try to eat alkaline type food diet) I'm stumped over what to do for baking over the holidays.

I was wondering if any of you have any ideas for non-acidic sugar alternatives and white flour alternatives? Any cookies and/or cakes recipes you might want to share ???

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cloth diapers
Posted by mombidextrous
Last Reply November 23, 2011 at 02:18
Started November 16, 2011 at 03:23
I had my son in micro fibre pocket diapers until he got an mrsa boil. When he
had the boil I switched to disposable diapers. I'd like to switch back to my
cloth diapers but am scared of reinfection. They cost $20 a diaper, so replacing
them is not an options.
It's been 3 months since his boil. How risky is it to use the cloth diapers again?
I feel awful for using disposables. Any laundry tips to safely clean the diapers?

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clindamycin dose and duration
Posted by mombidextrous
Last Reply November 18, 2011 at 17:08
Started September 13, 2011 at 06:51
My 7 month old is on clindamycin for a diaper area skin MRSA infection which he contracted from my daughter. My daughter was treated for MRSA on 5 separate rounds of clindamycin but has not had an infection for 7 months. The lab results say it is clindamycin and erythromycin susceptible. A question that neither my research in medical journals nor discussion with multiple doctors has answered is how much how long?

The clindamycin works with our strain, so far, in the sense that it goes away, but with my daughter she'd just get another infection 6 weeks after finishing a clindamycin prescription. I was certain the infection was coming from inside her, not reinfection as I was very stringent about everything that came into contact with her bum.

My son was prescribed a dose over 3X that recommended for his weight, but a pharmacist red flagged it and I sought another doctor who told me it would make my baby very ill. We settled on a lower dose. Even the 3 mL 4 times daily is m... read more

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I have MRSA
Posted by Laura
Last Reply November 15, 2011 at 17:46
Started November 12, 2011 at 07:04
I have been hospitalized 3 times this year and have lost 2 toes because of MRSA infection. I now know that it has colonized & the doctors are saying it is more than likely in my bloodstream. I was informed this week that I will lose more of my toes and probably my foot. I have lots of questions that I am having difficuly getting answers to. Does anyone have some better understanding of this disease?

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MRSA can I give it to grandkids?
Posted by nana23
Last Reply November 15, 2011 at 15:38
Started November 14, 2011 at 17:09
I was diagnosed in 2008 with MRSA. I have been fine since, but a recent trip to the ER had me quarantined because of it. Can I spread this to my grandkids, and if so how? I'm a huggy kissy type of grandmother!
thank you

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Ointment that draws stuff out
Posted by BobS
Last Reply November 14, 2011 at 17:03
Started November 1, 2011 at 14:13
I could have sworn i saw a post somewhere on this forum that mentioned some type of topical ointment that's supposed to draw stuff out, an oinment that is sometimes well known for drawing splinters out but can't find the information on it now that i search forum posts, can anyone help me out? what's the name of it?

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