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MRSA IN FOOT HARDWARE REMOVED
Posted by Jlayn
Last Reply November 3, 2010 at 17:06
Started November 1, 2010 at 01:46
..IN JUNE BROKE LEG/ANKLE IN CAR WRECK. hOFFMANN DEVICE PLACED FOR 2 WEEKS I DEVELOPED INFECTION IN 3 DAYS. PLACED ON IV VANCO - 6 DOSES IN JULY. PLATES/SCREWS INSERTED ..DEVELOPED ANOTHER INFECTION 2 MONTHS LATER..POS. FOR MRSA...2 WEEKS AGO MY DOCTOR REMOVED THE HARDWARE. AND CULTURES IN WOUND BED POS. FOR MRSA. PLACED ON KEFLEX..NOW BACTRIM ..HAVE BEEN TAKING BACTRIM NOW FOR 5 DAYS. I FEEL LIKE TERRIBLE...FEVER, MALAISE, ACHES, HEADACHE, NAUSEA, NO ENERGY. THE WOUND IS STILL DRAINING ALOT OF PUS-YELLOW...MY STITCHES ARE RED AND WARM. WHAT IS GOING ON. MY QUESTION IS...HOW FAST CAN MRSA DEVELOP INTO A OSTEOMYELITIS? WHAT IS THE AVERAGE ADMISSION STAY FOR IV VANCO? I DONT KNOW WHY MY DOCTOR PUT ME ON VANCO IN JULY WITHOUT CONFIRMING MRSA..THEN ONLY GAVE ME 6 DOSES THEN STOPPED...SO CAN THAT AFFECT HOW IT WILL REACT TO MY MRSA NOW/ MY M.D. SEEMED TO BE TRYING TO HIDE THE FACT THAT IT WAS MRSA. KEEPS SAYING I AM A CARRIER AND EVERYTHING. I HAVE HAD 7 SURG. IN THE PAST A... read more

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Is more surgery actually gonna help?
Posted by Karen
Last Reply October 31, 2010 at 15:20
Started October 29, 2010 at 22:02
I have had 5 surgeries on my knee, 3 to remove the MRSA, and had a suggestion from a friend to have more. I currently have a 4in by 3in absess in my knee. But in all honesty it was a surgery that started this and I am actually scared! I know more surgeries will be necessary. I am missing the acl and possibly looking at a knee replacement. But why ask for more? Any suggestions would help!

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MRSA Reoccurance
Posted by WorriedTeen
Last Reply October 30, 2010 at 23:25
Started July 16, 2010 at 08:58
I have been experiencing symptoms of MRSA for the last week and a half, and am worried about the outcome of it. It's now in both arm pits and the pimple-like absesses are spreading aggressively throughout my right side very close to the breast line. I've had MRSA in the same spot in my right arm pit where they are, once again, beginning to appear. I had MRSA a month and a half ago and caught it through school pool usage. I immidietaly ceased all activities involving sharing working materials and now, after finishing my medication (One i can't remember the particular name ad Cephalexin) and following hygenic procedures, such as constant clean hands, The infection seems to be rapidly reapproaching it's prior, painful, state.

What is suggested I do about this. My immune system crashed right before i caught it due to a phlem-based pneumonia, and my body has a difficult time fighting diseases. Sudomethohexacolin was the other antibiotic i was perscribed.

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some garlic bulbs are not the same
Posted by edp
Last Reply October 29, 2010 at 13:33
Started October 27, 2010 at 22:09
I often see a garlic bulb where only one or two of the bigger cloves have epicotyl(green leaf) on the center. The rest are just like the smaller ones where you do not see any sprouts in them.Could it be that those bulbs of garlic were not fully irradiated? Do the larger ones remaining with green leaves can be used for treating mrsa?

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MRSA in mastoid / ear
Posted by Steve
Last Reply October 27, 2010 at 17:18
Started October 26, 2010 at 22:07
I have been on antiobiotics for about 9 months. I just finished 30 days on Bactrim DS with drainage returning prior to finishing the Rx. This infection started with an emergency room stay, after a car accident, over 1.5 years ago. Now the ENT wants me to consult with another physician for possible Mastoidectomy. Shouldn't the next step be to visit an Infectious Disease physician to consider a more assertive focus on the MRSA? This is starting to really take a toll on me. It may not be related, but it seems that any cuts or bruises are taking much longer to heal? Any suggestions?

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MRSA on Kids
Posted by Jen
Last Reply October 26, 2010 at 20:41
Started October 25, 2010 at 15:13
Hello, everyone. I have a seven-year-old boy, John, and a 5 year-old girl, Hannah, both of whom keep getting the little MRSA "pimples" around their mouths- on the chin, upper lip...sometimes on their nose. My son had it badly on his ear this summer- it even started spreading to a lymph gland and he had to go on antibiotics. Since then, both children have been battling off these little "bumps."

I keep the affected areas treated with StaphASeptic 3 x /day and have started giving them Manuka honey 3 X /day, as well as Vitamin C. If I fail to keep the Staph-A on the affected areas, they will usually sprout a new bump within a few days, or a rash. I immediately put the ointment back on and it stops.

I know this is MRSA because my husband has also been battling it for the past 2 years, and we have to keep his in check with Bactroban and 2.5 pH water (used in Japanese hospitals- yes, it really DOES treat MRSA wounds successfully!).

My concern is understandably increasing. I ... read more

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mrsa third time any suggestions
Posted by GINA
Last Reply October 26, 2010 at 12:27
Started October 22, 2010 at 12:25
Hello

I am posting a question regarding getting mrsa for the third time in two years.
I think the first two times were from a hospital setting post surgery.
In July I had a colonoscopy, but I had three clears for mrsa by August 23

Last week OCTOBER, I was told I have it again- this nasal mrsa.

I also read waxing can be a culprit and wondered if anyone had any ideas on this. The CDC has a page on their website and a study in Netherlands I googled also states waxing can be a culprit.

I havw PIDD (inherited) which is an immune disease (subject to sinus to bronchitis to pneumonia ) and am treated weekly with gammaglobulin (plasma.
ANy ideas appreciated.
GINA

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Please help me understand MRSA
Posted by Natalie
Last Reply October 23, 2010 at 19:04
Started October 23, 2010 at 04:01
I'm a fifteen year old girl and terribly worried. I was diagnosed with MRSA October 12th. I have 2 wounds, one on my groin region and one on the back of my thigh. On the 12th, I was prescribed Bactrim for ten days and Mupirocin. I took this Bactrim twice daily and applied the Mupirocin twice daily as well. On the ninth day, I woke up covered in a head to toe rash and went straight to Doctor's Care. They told me to stop taking the Bactrim immediately and then if the rash wasn't gone in four days then to come back. Well, that night I started having terrible itching which caused me to not be able to sleep. I went straight to the ER. They gave me a shot of Vistaril and I am now taking Prednisone daily along with Atarax one to two times daily for the itching. As of now, my two MRSA spots look a good bit better, but not completely. I'm still itching a bit as well. I'm incredibly worried about those spots scarring or more MRSA spots coming back in the future. Is the fact that I didn't comp... read more

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Been MIA
Posted by Nancy R
Last Reply October 22, 2010 at 03:36
Started October 11, 2010 at 16:34
Howdy Peeps:

Whereas I try to check in every few weeks, its been crazy around here. My husband of 42 years had a heart attack back in December of last year and is having more problems. He had to be admitted to Johns Hopkins last week for stent work and has to go back this Thursday for even more.

I always hate having to go to any hospital due to my own horrendous experience, and having my husband have intrusive heart surgery involving even more stents is really hard for me to take. I had so many bad experiences with artificial implants it scares me to death know how much hardware he now has in his artery. He has 8 stents in one artery and a bypass. He also has a pacemaker.

The fear of MRSA is so strong that I have to check my emotions at the door. I know he has to have the stents done or else its another bypass.

I don't think we ever get over the emotional scars from MRSA. We may be able to push it back in our minds, but its always there.



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U S customs and MRSA
Posted by Terri
Last Reply October 22, 2010 at 03:14
Started September 27, 2010 at 17:36
Having some trouble finding info regarding exiting us to usvi (us customs). Will they ask about MRSA and will I be required to present a "clean bill of health"? Just trying to make sure nothing gets in the way of my "recovery vacation". Have been off Cubicin for two weeks and no new symptoms.

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MRSA and Workplace
Posted by Bonnie
Last Reply October 20, 2010 at 20:21
Started October 20, 2010 at 15:22
I recently was sent home from work due to a situation that got blown out
of promotion. Another employee saw a scab on my knee and started
hollering OOOOHH you have MRSA. The boss called me in the office and
sent me home due to heresay. My boss said, go to the Doctor and get an
excuse that you can return to work. So now I am sitting at home, due to
this outlandish situation due to another emloyee running away with this
information. Can he legally send me home without pay due to this
situation.

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Officially 4 YEARS FREE FROM MRSA!!!
Posted by nyker
Last Reply October 13, 2010 at 21:42
Started February 22, 2010 at 08:02
I just celebrated 4 years free from MRSA!!! I have had no outbreaks since Feb. 14th
(what a Valentine's Day that was!) 2006. Please see my posts under Nyker. I still use
hibclense on a regular basis, and I'm vigilant about hand washing, etc. I know it can
come back, and I believe my vigilance has contributed to my success. I thank God for the
wonderful infectious disease specialist I visited about my second bout with mrsa.

I wish you all the best---and do not despair. Also, do lots of research. I just know
what has worked for me. Ignore the naysayers and know-it-alls---or at least ask them
how long have they been successful in warding off MRSA. All the best!!!

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Introducing LindaA - Herbalist
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply October 12, 2010 at 06:45
Started October 6, 2010 at 16:10

I would like to introduce LindaA to those of you who have not had the pleasure of meeting her yet.

LindaA has been a long term poster on forum who has been on hiatus. She is an adept Herbalist, and greatly helpful in assisting us with immune support. Please help me in welcoming her back, and supporting her in her quest to help others live a healthier lifestyle. As with all of us on forum who give of our time freely, please utilize resources with patience in mind.

Welcome LindaA! So glad to have you back on board.

Best wishes,
ladyk


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Bactroban Ointment
Posted by caringaj
Last Reply October 11, 2010 at 19:32
Started October 9, 2010 at 06:33
I had two bad bouts of MRSA 6 years ago. Boils, 2 hospitalization, lancing of the boils, Vncomyacin IV's, and other very strong antiobiotics. My doctor gave me an RX for Bactroban (Municipron) Ointment and told me to swab my nose every few days. I have been swabbing about 2 to 3 times a week, and had not had an outbreak in 6 years, I have never tried garlic, or any herbs as discussed on this forum. The Bactroban ointment seems to have worked for me.

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I have MRSA, What do I need to know?
Posted by Britney
Last Reply October 9, 2010 at 04:23
Started October 9, 2010 at 03:47
HELP!!!!I Had a baby C-sec and 2 weeks later found out I have mrsa in my c-sec. I've been on antibiotics for a month now and they're putting me on another one for two more weeks. There's no way this can be good for me in the long run. I was always told that to much antibiotics is bad for you. I don't know much about mrsa but I've heard that I can treat this with natural medications...can anyone help with this? Will I always have this? I there a Dr. out there that can help me with this? I have no boils or bumps, just a small hole.

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What to expect?
Posted by Jennifer
Last Reply October 8, 2010
Started October 7, 2010 at 05:46
My brother in law was in a car accident on August 30th. He had to have surgery for a shattered right ankle and he had deep lacerations on his right hand and left shin which required sutures. Two weeks after being released from the hospital we took him to the ER with a slightly elevated temperature and pain in his right ankle. When his cast was removed his ankle was very swollen and infected. They did a procedure to irrigate the wound and remove dead tissue. All other sutures where checked and his left leg also had started to get infected. When the culture results came back he was told that he has HA MRSA in both wound sites. He stayed in the hospital with repeated procedures to irrigate until there were no visible signs of infection. He was sent home last Tuesday with a PICC line for twice daily 1500 mg vancomycin. He is also going to physical therapy 5 days a week for whirlpool therapy on his right ankle. Every time he goes the check for signs of infection. Today the wound had puss... read more

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Uxmal / Javier
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply October 5, 2010 at 20:55
Started October 4, 2010 at 18:44

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ortho surgeon (ped) in Twin Cities/Mayo
Posted by Lisa
Last Reply October 4, 2010
Started October 2, 2010 at 16:17
My 13 year old daughter had MRSA osteomyelitis in right femur last Sept.--seven surgeries, clinical failure on vancomycin. After dapto + doxycyclin she had been MRSA-free (supposedly) until August of this year. She wound up with a MRSA skin infection on same knee--was treated with Bactrim and decolonized with hibiclens. She had concurrent knee pain after starting xc running in August. Though x-rays have shown continual improvement her 1st MRI in one year showed edema in marrow. Doc wants to repeat in one month and consider surgery. Would like to get a second ortho opinion. They are also considering an immunologist. Any suggestions in Twin Cities or Mayo (MN)? Thank you.

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My 3 year old has MRSA
Posted by Lisa
Last Reply October 1, 2010 at 21:52
Started September 28, 2010 at 21:42
We've been dealing with this for a year and a half now. Her first boil was 3-17-09 (age 2) in her diaper area. It had a head on it and when it burst she had streaks/tenticles running through it. I assume that means it was now in her blood. It evidently started with some eczema on her behind, she itched the dry skin with her dirty fingernails and boil #1 appeared. We took her in right away, they tested it and it came back positive - sensitive to Bactrim.

It was nearly impossible to get the Bactrim liquid in her, it tastes HORRIBLE and nothing masks it. We ended up using cake icing until she was old enough to swallow 1/2 a pill - and thank heavens for that!

Anyway, she'd get these boils every couple of months but the break outs became less and less frequent. When they'd come, we'd get more Bactrim and start the hibiclen washes and nasal ointment. They also kept getting smaller and smaller until one day it'd been 6 months w/o a boil. We thought we were done but she g... read more

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3rd Round/no culture
Posted by ALEXVA2629
Last Reply September 30, 2010 at 18:58
Started September 28, 2010 at 04:57
I am on my third round of MRSA. Actually, only the 2nd round was confirmed through a culture. In Sept 08 I had an "ingrown hair" in my armpit that was treated with antibiotics. In Sept 09 was the confirmed MRSA in same armpit, drained and treated with antibiotics. Now, in Sept 10, I have a lesion on my butt. The nurse practitioner said it was too firm to lance and did not culture. Prescribed Bactrim for 10 days and Muciprin for 5 days. The Muciprin is now over and I have four days left of antibiotics. The lesion is getting smaller, less painful, and only loses about 3 droplets a day for two days now. This morning, I blacked out in the shower and had chills for about an hour afterwards, no temperature. Got into the doctor's office and saw a different practitioner (actual doctor this time). She noted that I had somewhat low blood pressure (110/70) and a 99 temp. She said I "must have caught one of the many viruses going around, and did I need a dr's note for work?". I aske... read more

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