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Bactrim is not working ! Is there something ?
Posted by Sally
Last Reply August 19, 2009 at 22:48
Started August 15, 2009 at 06:49
I have been dealing with an infection since July 2 , 2009 started off as a pimple. Turned bigger like a spider bite nice and round. Then would on my chin started oozing clear fluid, giving me cellulitis. Went to hospital nobody cultured it. Sent me home from hospital giving me medication that never would have worked because I was resistant to it. I found out two weeks later that I had MRSA by following up with a dermatologist. Now after four weeks later no medication has helped not Batrim 800 mg twice a day. The doctor says I need surgery to cut it out. One plastic surgeon does not want to cut open my face in fear it will spread to other tissue and he said it was not angry enough. NOW WHAT NO MEDICATION AND NO SURGERY ! Still in pain could it spread to blood. Have some sort of nose and throat drainage. Cannot urinate right is this all MRSA as well ! UGHHH

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Bactrim side effects
Posted by Robert AZ
Last Reply August 18, 2009 at 21:52
Started August 18, 2009 at 16:48
I have have been off Bactrim for 4 weeks and I know about feeling tired, but after doing very little walking I am out of breath?
Is this normal? If so how much longer will this condition last?.
Any info on this would be appreciated. Thanks. Robert

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Daughters best friend has MRSA
Posted by Concern Mom
Last Reply August 16, 2009 at 12:57
Started March 5, 2009 at 15:55
Hi, just yesterday my daughter told me that her friend has MRSA. The found out yesterday. Her face is swollen to the point she is almost not recoginizable(started with a large bump on forehead) and also has bumps on her buttock. I am not sure how long this has been going on but an concerned for my daughter as well as other kids in the school. I love her friend like a child and would talk to her parents but unfortunately this would not help. :(
I have told her not to share any thing with her and to wash her hands often as the her friend is returning to school today. What else do I need to do to protect her? Is it safe for her to return to school? I know that she is on antibotics that she take 9 times a day (do not know what though)
Thank you for any help as I want to educate myself on this subject.

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Sharp pain from Zyvox
Posted by Tana
Last Reply August 15, 2009 at 16:52
Started August 11, 2009 at 03:34
Went to Urgent Care at Hospital on Sunday because one day after starting my Zyvox I started getting slight sharp pain in abdomen and did not think much about it. As the week continued it got worse until the 5th day on med I was doubling over with really sharp pain that kept me up almost all night. When I did finally fall asleep the pain woke me up again. It felt like something tearing and or stabbing pains.Well after Xray bloodwork and urine test Doc said it was a side effect from the drug.I guess I have to live with it because its the only oral antibiotic I can take.

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Going on 2 yrs with STAPH..need remedy
Posted by Ryan
Last Reply August 10, 2009 at 13:38
Started March 31, 2009 at 06:54
Hello everyone,
I've had staph for 2 yrs. I went to the doctor and got it cultured. The results came back negative for MRSA, however, I've been on multiple cyles of antibiotics and nothing the boils keep coming back. My last doctor was so sure that his antibiotics would work, he even gauranteed the recovery. What a joke! They came back within 2 weeks. I've read and read on this site for a cure and I seem to only come across advertisements for products. Can someone give me some straight advice on how to erradicate this pest? I don't have insurance and it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time and patience, Ryan

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Posted by Robert AZ
Last Reply August 3, 2009 at 14:29
Started August 3, 2009 at 01:12
Hi had surgery June 16 and by July 4th I got real sick, so at the emergency Hospital I was tested and found out that I had a staf infection. Then a stay at this Hospital for 7 days I was told that it
was mrsa.
I had Daptomycin for week then Bactrim for another week.
My question. My toe hurts like a burn, same toe on the other foot!
I check my feet after each shower and all I see is some flaky skin
on one toe and nothing on the other toe?
I have a bad feeling that it could be MRSA.
Question, is there anything I can put on my toes?

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Posted by Stephanie U.
Last Reply August 3, 2009 at 14:29
Started August 1, 2009 at 18:22
Has anyone seen or heard of exudate on an MRSA wound? Today, when trying to pack and dress my wound (packing for the first time-) I noticed green stuff that looked like mold in the corner of my wound! Today is the first time I've looked at it, unpacked and open, because I was just too chicken before. I called my surgeon's office, and another surgeon was on call, and said this was exudate, and was normal. Here is my question:
My surgeon, on Friday, told me to put saline on the gauze that I am to pack with, before putting it directly on the wound, then cover as usual. Today's surgeon said he wouldn't put saline on it; he'd pack it dry, because he says it will heal faster that way. Any suggestions?

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Antibacteial Hand Wipes
Posted by Kim Kitty
Last Reply July 28, 2009 at 17:02
Started July 28, 2009 at 11:17
I would like to know if hand/face wipes that advertize Kills 99.9% of germs on their label kill MRSA? In particular Germ-X makes one
"For Home Health Care" the label says. Ingredients of all the antibacterial wipes are mainly the same--(benzalkonium chloride)

Note to ladyk-Thanks for all your forthcoming knowledge on this board.

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Is it cureable?
Posted by Chris
Last Reply July 26, 2009
Started July 25, 2009 at 05:33
I got MRSA last football season. I was told by a friend who got a while ago that once you get it, it never leaves your blood stream, or at least the whole thing doesnt. I doctor also said that to me and a bunch of other people told me that.
Is this true, cause if so, the next I get an infection, it might get real ugly. Im only 16 by the way.
Give me your thoughts.

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Posted by Amy
Last Reply July 23, 2009 at 17:47
Started July 21, 2009 at 22:10
Hi,,I was recently diagnosed with MRSA 3-4 weeks after spinal surgery..Needless to say, I was shocked and scared to death..The MRSA was found on a surface surgical incision site and now that I am on DS Bactrim 2x/day, the infection seems to be healing..I have many questions about the future, probably they can't be answered but I'll give it a try..I've learned more than I ever want to know about MRSA and unfortunately know that it cannot be "cured" or completely eliminated.. For example, say I come down with pneumonia, will this now be a MRSA pneumonia??? Also since I had surgery I also wonder if the MRSA migrated to my surgical hardware??? I intend on taking all precautions with cleaning, etc and being vigilant about everything..I am seeing an Inf. Disease specialist next Friday..This is a great site..Thanks for any help you can provide...Amy

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needed a break well still on it
Posted by workinprogress
Last Reply July 21, 2009 at 17:42
Started June 19, 2009 at 22:43
sorry havent been around In a while I just havent been in good health just feel like crap and just really dont want to deal with the whole someone gave me a death sentence thing anymore lately even though I know It is a reality its just sometimes that I just need to I dont know not deal with right now I cant sleep I feel like crap have a hard time breathing and just dont give a dam at the moment sorry
Ill be back when I quit feeling sorry for myself

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My Brother is Exposing Us
Posted by Suz
Last Reply July 18, 2009 at 04:33
Started January 16, 2009 at 14:53
Recently my brother came in to my mom's home, where I also reside and told us that he had a staph infection. When asked if it was MRSA he denied it. Even lied about it. When asked to produce the hospital paperwork for treatment to prove it, his wife gave it to us. MRSA.

I advised him it was not a good idea to expose our elderly mother to this deadly contagious infection to no avail. He simply does not care who he exposes, including his grandchild by marriage who is constantly in his presence. My mom won't turn him away while he is in any need either. So, I am stuck with constant and repeated exposure.

Normally, I would just leave, but in this economy I am unemployed as well. I fear all open sores, cuts, bruises, etc... and last night I felt a near panic when a zit showed up on my face...

Is there a simple, non-expensive test to see if my exposure has left me with this dreaded infection?

Is his terrible cough possibly infected too? Is it airborne?

Is his using the f... read more

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Causes of CA-MRSA??
Posted by Humility
Last Reply July 17, 2009 at 15:50
Started July 17, 2009 at 04:36
Hi I have to research CA-MRSA for my work at a TV station.

First of all I want to express my deepest sympathy and send my prayers to all of you living with this horrible disease -- either directly or in your loved ones. Reading through these forums has been eye opening and I'm so shocked and saddened to see the effects both HA and CA have been having on your lives.

I have some questions:
How did you acquire CA-MRSA?
What is the difference between the different types of CA-MRSA?
What is the general belief on the route cause of CA-MRSA?
What kind of linkage have your heard of relative to to a) livestock (which are fed 70% of antibiotics in the US) and b) meat and c) driving along livestock transportation routes.

Is it possible to get over it?
What are likely affects of MRSA?
How do you get over it? how long does it take? How much does it cost?

Thank you very much for your time and attention!

You are in my prayers!

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Posted by MARGIE
Last Reply July 17, 2009 at 01:01
Started July 16, 2009 at 20:18

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New to MRSA
Posted by Robert
Last Reply July 14, 2009 at 22:09
Started July 14, 2009 at 02:23
Hi, I am a male age 62 from Arizona. I had surgery last month for ahousadn penial implant as I had prostate cancer in 2001. After surgery about 3 weeks I noticed liquid draining from my scrotum! So back to the Dr
A culture showed that it was MRSA. I had a stay in the hospital for 7 days then sent home to do my own treatment with Daptomycin.
My question is MRSA cureable? Also what precautions should I take at home with my wife? I use a seperate bath room. Wash my hands a least
a thousand time aday.
I will pray for all. Thanks Robert

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Updates from all
Posted by Tana
Last Reply July 14, 2009 at 03:00
Started July 5, 2009 at 15:45
I wanted to let people on this forum know how important it is to update more often about how they are doing.I came to this forum when I was at my lowest point and one of the things that kept me wanting to live another day and fight harder was the positive updates.I also really appreciated the help from the wonderful ladyk.She made me realize that the only way to get better is to get of my --- and research,ask questions and be consistant with taking meds,supplements and eating right.Don't slack on these key things or you will put yourself at risk for another lesion.I am lesion free right now and I take more pills on a daily basis than ever in my whole life.No, I don't feel great,I still get tired and it was hard letting go of keeping up with housework and things that I thought were important.Just simply put, If you use this forum please update and let everyone know how you are.Don't think what you have to say is not important or that nobody cares.I pray for each and every person to g... read more

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Staph produces hyaluronidase
Posted by ruth
Last Reply July 12, 2009 at 22:34
Started July 1, 2009 at 15:43
Staphylococcus aureus, produces hyaluronidase as a means for greater mobility
through the body's tissues and as an antigenic disguise that prevents their being
recognized by phagocytes of the immune system. The enzyme hyaluronidase destroys
the cementing substances between cells and allows pathogens infiltrate the body. The
hyaluronidases are a family of enzymes that degrade hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic acid is a major component of skin, where it is involved in tissue repair.
When skin becomes inflamed the cells in the dermis stop producing as much
hyaluronan, and this increases the rate of its degradation.

One of the main actions of the herb echinacea is to inhibit the activity of the enzyme
hyaluronidase. This enzyme is normally used by pathogens to destroy hyaluronic acid
(the cementing tissue between cells, the glue that holds animal cells together
(hyaluronic acid) allowing passage into sensitive tissues. The constituent that appears
to be responsible f... read more

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mrsa vs. mssa; decolonization and dating
Posted by wcanyon
Last Reply July 11, 2009 at 15:21
Started July 9, 2009 at 19:03
MRSA = methycillin resistant
MSSA = methycillin susceptible

The superbugwiki is down or I can't access it from work. Many of my questions might be answered there I suppose.

Hi, I'm new here. I've had 2 staph boils in the past 3 months. The first I wrote off as a fluke, did my Bactrim and it went away (but man was it a whopper of an infection!). My question is this: is MRSA more likely to infect your skin than MSSA? MSSA is very common I understand, but MRSA is becoming more common (I seem to have picked up CA-MRSA). So does MSSA not cause boils in healthy people? I'm 38 and in good health, the MRSA is the only health issue that I have.

Also, I'm headed to the dermatologist next week to take a shot at decolonization. Assuming that I sanitize my house and work areas, use bleach on all my clothes (color safe for colors) and am otherwise careful, will I be able to get rid of this bacteria? The thing that I don't understand about decolonization is that it seems like it will kil... read more

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Posted by Glenn
Last Reply June 29, 2009 at 15:33
Started April 22, 2009 at 22:33
Hello everyone, i just found out march 3rd that i have community mrsa. i went to the er with what i thought was a spider bite, the er doctor lanced the pimple and took a culture, it came back community mrsa i started taking bactrim but had a major rash break out after about 7 days i was taking 3200ml oral a day of the batrim.I had to go back to the er and he said he would check my lab work to see what other antibody would work because i started to have outbreak in private areas.Then i was giving Doxycycl hyc 100mg caps to take twice daily. I cleared up for two weeks and then got a sore inside my nose and now a pimple just came up on my finger today. Im 38 years old from S.C and was in top condition until this CA mrsa has took my life from me. I have a wonderful wife and daughter, we all love people and love the Lord. i want to protect them as much as i can. i have shed some serious tears over the last month b/c my family is so good and i dont want to give this to them.. The Doctors ... read more

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Happy Father's Day
Posted by Nancy R
Last Reply June 21, 2009 at 17:12
Started June 21, 2009 at 17:12
To all the dads that took such good care of the families, worked so hard to provide the best life ever for everyone, sacrificed and bit their tongue, I salute you!

My daddy is such a great role model. His picture should be in the dictionary under father.

I think the word gentleman must have been developed to describe what a dad must be: a gentle man.

From changing dirty diapers to fixing bikes, rescuing ladies in distress, changing tires, killing creepy crawlers, lifting the heavy stuff, getting their nails polished by little girls in feather boas and teaching their sons how to be men, its a tough job. It's also the best job on the planet.

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