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It took 17yrs to get diagnosed with MRSA.
Posted by Donna
Last Reply April 7, 2009 at 23:05
Started February 20, 2009 at 03:34
I will be 36 years old soon and I have been battling MRSA for 22 years. At the age of 14, I suffered an extremely severe burn on my right leg that extended from my knee to my hip. Naturally, this burn required extreme medical attention to include an ER visit and skin graphs. It was approx. a year after that burn i discovered a very irritating boil like lesion. My Mother took me to the doctor only to be told that it was pretty much nothing. In the years to follow, I would experience more and more of these lesions in different areas only to have them finally become localized in my left arm pit and in my legs.After the birth of my son at the age of 21, they engulfed both creases of my legs at the groin area. Again, I consulted numerous drs, even my OBGYN. The only explanation I ever got was ingrown hair follicle, infected lymph nodes, or infected hair follicles. Was given countless antibiotics but nothing ever worked. Oddly enough, approx. 5 yrs. ago, I carried my second child... read more

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mrsa meningitis
Posted by michelle
Last Reply April 1, 2009 at 17:57
Started March 31, 2009 at 16:01
my five week old son has mrsa related meningitis. has anyone ever heard of this or recovered from it?

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better without meds????
Posted by michelle
Last Reply April 1, 2009 at 04:33
Started April 1, 2009 at 03:47
I have been battling MRSA for over a yaer now and it is very strange, but my infection seems to thrive when im on antibiotics. I have not taken any meds for about two weeks now and i have had NO symptoms. this was also the case after my very first infection in 08- I had mrsa for 5 months and stopped taking my meds and got better. Has this happened to anyone else? the downfall of the situation is that the infection flares up at the slightest opportunity. what does this mean? Are our bodies able to fight the infection on their own?

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Should I be concerned?
Posted by LS
Last Reply March 31, 2009 at 23:28
Started March 31, 2009 at 19:02
2 weeks ago I was treated for a sinus infection. I was given amoxicillan (sp), finishing the meds, I only feel a slight improvement. Still feeling really crummy I also developed a yeast infection that was also treated with prescribled meds, the meds did not work. Now I have developed a really horrible bad taste in my mouth and a really weird sweet smelling drainage that I notice when blowing my nose. Should I be concerned or ask for different meds?

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son has MRSA related meningitis
Posted by michelle
Last Reply March 30, 2009
Started March 28, 2009 at 20:00
as you all know, my water broke at 32 weeks with my 2nd son because i has mrsa in my amnio fluids. my son is now almost 6 wks old and we were just flown to Kansas City on tuesday because he has spinal meningitis that was caused by mrsa. Question: how can this be if all of his cultures have been neg.? they found mrsa in his spinal fluids when they did a tap. i guess im just really confused as to why they didnt find the infection before.

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Posted by Sandi
Last Reply March 27, 2009 at 14:14
Started March 17, 2009 at 14:50
I have as most of you have known had MRSA since 2001 and had my leg removed 2007. Had one case of Staff related peumonia last year. this year I have a condiction my dr called fungi peumonia in the lungs. Has anyone heard of this and should I consider it MRSA related? I do not know if I should go to a back to my id doc or just treat it as I have been. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Sandi

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hydrogenated oils cause boils
Posted by ruth
Last Reply March 26, 2009 at 20:35
Started March 26, 2009 at 15:16
In many individuals, hydrogenated oils will cause various degrees of acne, skin problems,
boils and even cysts. The reason is, the body simply does not know what to do with
these trans formed oils. The body will excrete them through the skin, but if it can't
extrete them through the skin then that is when boils and cysts develope.

So if you are experiencing boils, cysts, acne or skin problems, stop eating foods
containing hydrogenated oils and drink extra water to help flush previous hydrogenated
oils out of the body.

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My daughter has MRSA
Posted by GrannyDonna
Last Reply March 22, 2009 at 22:51
Started April 22, 2008 at 06:30
HEllo My daughter is 24 and has had three babies, plus a thyroid surgery in past four yrs. She has MRSA now, and has no insurance. She has horrible boils on her breasts. Very painful, etc. Do you know if you can get disability for MRSA? I do not know how she could work with public with these horrible sores, and pain. Is there a place she can go to MD that would help with her with no insurance?

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3 years without MRSA!! : )
Posted by nyker
Last Reply March 17, 2009 at 21:46
Started February 17, 2009 at 01:29
Hello Everyone,

I just celebrated my 3rd year MRSA free. Don't give up hope!!

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question about skin breakdown
Posted by Brenda
Last Reply March 17, 2009 at 21:38
Started March 13, 2009 at 12:13
Hello! I have been reading thru your site and thank you for some helpful information and some good stories. They have inspired me to not give up hope. My husband has MRSA. He got it in the abdomen following surgery. He has been battling it for over 1 yr now. He had a blockage repaired in Dec 08 and has done wonderful until last weekend. I noticed a red area about 2 inches on his abdomen. It was slightly swollen and the skin was thin and flaky and it appeared to have white pus behind it. I called the dr who could see him on Thurs. Well on Tuesday it started draining but it was not pus, it was bloody. The area has since started to scab over and had a small amount of red tissue at the top of it. The doctor told us yesterday his surgery area was not infected, it was just one of those things that can happen? He put some siler nitrate on it and wants to see him in 3 weeks. I will say the area that broke down was not a surgical site. He has also been running a low grade feve... read more

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MRSA in the blood
Posted by Kay
Last Reply March 7, 2009 at 02:48
Started April 11, 2007 at 21:53
My friend's 17 year-old son received a head injury, which became infected with MRSA at the hospital. It is now in his blood. Can this type of MRSA ever be cured? I've visited this forum before in the last year, and my prayers are always with all of you. Thanks in advance for any info.

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online support
Posted by workinprogress
Last Reply March 6, 2009 at 18:36
Started February 2, 2009 at 23:40
becides the forum here has anyone seen or heard of online support(chat) and or support meetings just wonering nice to know your not alone
Thanks in advance

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Four months
Posted by Carlene
Last Reply March 2, 2009 at 20:12
Started March 2, 2009 at 20:12
My baby went to heaven four months ago today.
Thank you all for your support.
This site has been a comfort to me.
Love to all.
Carlene in Alaska

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MRSA & Acidophilis
Posted by Donna
Last Reply February 28, 2009 at 02:16
Started February 25, 2009 at 03:54
Has anyone heard of Acidophilis and it's ability to help with MRSA?

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Daughter is 7 dia. w/MRSA
Posted by Joanne
Last Reply February 18, 2009 at 19:03
Started September 22, 2007 at 01:48
My daughter was diagnosed with MRSA and a secondary infection Klebiella in her groin area. We think the klebiella came from diareah she had after the FIRST boil was unsucessfully treated with augementim. I gave her a panty liner to wear incase of another accident on the play grown at school. I'm afraid that the pantyliner irritated the groin area where new boils were forming under the skin. In any case after 1 week of waiting for tests, and more tests the call came and I was beside my self. Where the H@!! did she get this? Could it have been from a emergancy room visit for stiches? or was it from the two little girls she plays with who also had boils after returning from a 3 week stay in Mexico? The mother won't admit to the boils yet the little girls told me all about them and exactly were they were. I also seems that the one little girl had these boils last year around this time. WHAT I REALLY WANT TO KNOW IS WILL THIS GO AWAY AFTER THE CORRECT ANTIBO. TREATMENT OR WILL I... read more

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Michael Jackson diagnosed with a STAPH infect
Posted by LindaA
Last Reply February 16, 2009 at 15:09
Started February 15, 2009 at 15:44
Hello All,

Has anyone read about this. It was in the news Friday that Michael Jackson is suffering from a staph infection with MRSA like qualities.
Now we all know that there's no such thing. He has MRSA that has attacked his face and hands. The only thing that wasn't clear is whether he has the necrotizing type of skin infection. But that's what the report hinted at. It said that his face and hands were inflamed, swollen, and red. And it said that he contracted it during the last surgery he had on his nose. I'm just waiting to see if someone with this much public exposure will make any difference at all in helping the MRSA cause. Anyones thoughts? Will this maybe make some kind of difference? What do you think? LindaA

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SC. is heating up!
Posted by Lisa in Sc.
Last Reply February 14, 2009 at 11:19
Started May 8, 2006 at 14:33
Hi All,
I wanted to let you know that on WED.MAY 10th at 9:00am at the Blatt building rm.426 down town COLA.there is a Bill,S-1318 giong up to make hosp. report their HA-infections rates.Please show your support in passing this Bill,as this could also make hospitals "CLEAN-UP THE ACTS" If you need any more information send E-mail to

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Need some info ASAP
Posted by DJN in Texas
Last Reply February 13, 2009 at 04:36
Started February 12, 2009 at 15:04
I was diagnosed with MRSA is 2005. Typical sympton, what looked like an ant bite appeared on my hand, within days there was terrible swelling and pain. My doctor put me in the hospital and the area was surgically lanced. I was then put on Vancomycin which caused severe hives.

Now for the last 3 months, I have had little blisters appear sporadically on my body. One on my arm, 2 on my legs, etc. I went to the doc and she put me on Keflex. I told her about the MRSA is 2005. The keflex caused severe reaction/hives. Just 2 days ago, I noticed a painful spot on the top of my foot. No blister or boil. Within 3 hours, a small blister appeared, by the end of the day a blister about the size of a pea was on top of my foot. I soaked my foot in sea salt and while wiping my foot dry, the thing popped. I cleaned up the area, put antibiotic cream on it and bandaged it. Went to work the next day and when I woke up the next morning after a night of maybe 2 hours of sleep couldn't bea... read more

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Your support
Posted by Carlene
Last Reply February 11, 2009 at 14:47
Started February 10, 2009 at 20:03
Lady K you are so very supportive.
I am just wondering where your concern comes from.
Did you lose a loved one from MRSA too ?

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Hello LadyK
Posted by Carlene
Last Reply February 9, 2009 at 18:15
Started January 25, 2009 at 04:55
It is me, Carlene in Alaska. Just wanted to make sure I had access to your site. My daughter died of MRSA in November but it was quite different than what I've read here. Her MRSA attacked her heart, lungs and eventually her kidneys. Can only talk of it briefly for a time. Will be back to this site daily. Love, Carlene

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