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molloscum contagiosm
Posted by lynn
Last Reply April 29, 2008 at 17:23
Started April 28, 2008 at 03:45
Does anyone know of any natural remedies for molloscum?

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1st visit to ID doc
Posted by mattb
Last Reply April 28, 2008 at 05:30
Started August 23, 2006
Well, this ID doc didn't seem to think my situation was terribly serious. He examined my 2nd outbreak (yes, with gloves), a small boil that looks considerably better today than it did when it broke out 1 1/2 weeks ago. He noted that it is not draining, and therefore is not actively infected and that I should finish my current 10-day prescription of Bactrim (2 days left on that) and then...no more antibiotics.

He prescribed Bactroban antibiotic ointment to apply to my nostrils 2x per day for 5 days and then recommended I pick up a bottle of Hibiclense to be used especially in the "areas where bacteria likes to gather": behind the ears, armpits, groin and perineum. I mentioned I was already washing with PhisoHex twice a day but he thought Hibiclense was actually a better product. (Hmmm...PhisoHex requires a prescription and it cost me $65 for a 16 oz bottle. Hibiclense is over-the-counter and costs $10 for an 8 oz. bottle.) He recommended using Hibiclense twice a day.

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umanni complexacinobactor ba
Posted by bob
Last Reply April 28, 2008 at 05:11
Started April 25, 2008 at 14:35
warning acinobactor is here from iraq forget terrorists the dirt from iraq is worse msnbc wounds of war brings it forfront google english super bugs cdc has active campain to confuse deaths due to this it manifests itself into manyp neumonia menangitus stds mrsa va hospitals wound cares icus nursing homes schools contact your governent officials before you cath this now the cure is not to be had with people daily bringing this plaque home from iraq

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staph infection / mrsa
Posted by genosmom
Last Reply April 27, 2008 at 19:22
Started April 26, 2008 at 19:46
have had boils on my legs and inner thighs for about 5 yrs now, they go away for a little while and just come back, they have been dismissed as "just things some people get" and "i am lucky that they are not worse" by 3 or 4 doctors. i finally had asked a gyn to culture one of them and it came back as a staph infection-dr. is out of town so nurse called me with the results. She read off the results as a rare staph infection and referred me to a surgen. Thats it.do i have these things removed without taking antibotics ? im very confused and worried i have childern and a husband - do they have it also ? are all staph infections mrsa or was the culture grown for just a basic staph infection? is there a diffrence?


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mrsa usa kills jail inmate
Posted by bob
Last Reply April 25, 2008 at 14:17
Started April 23, 2008 at 14:29
her hands and feet turned blue in st, pete fl. jail overun with staph call jon 727 445 4157 st. pete time3s

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I have MRSA in the blood and incision site...
Posted by Barbara
Last Reply April 24, 2008 at 17:04
Started April 24, 2008 at 03:36
I had a 'pimple' on the top of my thigh, and popped it. Within 10 days, it grew to the size of a quarter and turned BLACK. I ran a 102 degree fever, and went to my Hospital ER, where I was admitted. I was injected with Lidocane to numb around it, and they cut it open and drained off as much "ick" as they could, but I had to be admitted, and the next morning it was surgically lanced, and I was left with a 5" x 2" x 1-1/2" deep incision, which is packed twice a day with iodine/betadine gauze and bandaged. I was diagnosed with MRSA in my blood and in the incision. I was on Vancomycin (spelling?) the entire time I was hospitalized (12 days) and now that I've been discharged, I had a pick line inserted into my right arm and I must go for 2 hour 'Infusion therapy' sessions at the hospital as an outpatient for 12 days. My final day (hopefully!) is May 1st. What can I expect the quality of my life to be like after I am taken off the Vancomycin and the MRSA is in 'remission'??? Please re... read more

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Experimenting with MMS on afteraffects of long
Posted by LindaA
Last Reply April 17, 2008 at 14:41
Started April 16, 2008 at 15:26
Hello to all,
I'm experimenting with the Miracle Mineral Supplement(MMS) for all the after affects I've been left with after battling MRSA for 16 months. I've been supposedly cleared of MRSA since Oct 2006, but since it was "IN the BLOOD" no one can say for sure.
Right now I have Pharyngeal Reflux(effects the vocal chords) to which I've seen an Ear Nose and throat specialist, and a gastrologist. The latter showed that I have edematous folds in my stomach. They have tried 40mg doses of Nexium, Prolosec, and 150mg doses Zantac with only slight improvement. And now, since the CT and endoscopic exam showed nothing wrong or out of the ordinary, they have no answers as to what to do to treat the swollen inflamed folds. I also have food retention that was there 48 hrs after eating when they did the scope exam. When I asked them what was causing the folds, they said they didn't know, and when I asked about treatment, again, they didn't know.

Well, I don't know about the rest of you, bu... read more

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Another surgery: Update
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply April 15, 2008 at 16:31
Started April 7, 2008 at 16:31
Just when I thought things were going along pretty well, where I was finally back up on my feet and gaining strength daily after pneumonia a few months ago... here comes an unpredictable surgery.

Since recovering from the above... the one “deep seated” MRSA lesion (which has lingered since beginning of infection status two years ago) finally raised to the surface where I treated it, and it is all but gone. This isn’t the most pressing issue as of late.

My husband and I took a trip down to southern California for a very short visit with our children. Our daughter is 8 hours away, our son is 3 hours from her. We did this turn around trip in three days, that was the only difference from other similar trips. During the driving trip we stopped to take a break our usual three times down and back. Everything was fine until we got home. By noon on our first day back home I was experiencing severe rectal pain. A few hours later the lesion had grown to such a size it threatened... read more

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MRSE, VRE, AND HOW I AM DOING
Posted by PAT
Last Reply April 10, 2008 at 19:20
Started April 7, 2008 at 06:26
MY FIRST ENTCOUNTER WITH VRE WAS IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER AN ILIOSTOMY TO CORRECT A DOCTOR'S ERROR WHEH HE PERFERATED MY BOWEL. I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT VRE WAS BUT I WAS TREATED BY ID SPECIALISTS TO SAVE MY LIFE. I LAY DYING FOR 60 DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL. NOT LONG AFTER THAT I CUT MY FOOT NEAR MY TOES AND IT WAS DIAG. AS MRSA, OSTEOMLITIS FOLLOWED, AND MY 2ND TOE HAD TO BE AMPUTATED AS A WAS TO STOP THE SPREAD OF THE MRSA.MONTHS WENT ON BEFORE I WAS SO CALLED CURED OF THE MRSA, AND NOW I'M TOLD AFTER 9 SEPERATE BOUTS WITH MRSA OVER THE LAST 2 YEARS, THAT I'LL ALWAYS HAVE IT DORMENT IN MY BODY.

AT THIS VERY MOMENT I AM TRYING TO GET WELL FROM ANOTHER CASE OF VRE - HOSPITALIZED FOR 3 WEEKS TO GET THE RIGHT DRUGS THAT WILL KILL THE INFECTION FROM IT.



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After effects from long-term IV Vanc use
Posted by LindaA
Last Reply April 10, 2008 at 12:54
Started April 3, 2008 at 02:14
24 yrs ago I had a partial gastrectomy due to ulcer disease. This decision was made after aggressive treatment for 6 months was tried, and during this time the 1 ulcer spread to over 13 in the lower third of my stomach. Back then this was a rather risky surgery but they knew of no other way to treat my condition.

Now, 17 months after a 16 month long battle with MRSA in the blood, I have been suffering from chronic pharyngeal reflux, causing hoarseness and laryngitis. This has been aggressively treated for the past 7 months with 40mg prilosec daily, and 300mg zantac daily, with only about a 50% improvement.

Last week I went thru an endoscopic exam and a colonoscopy to try to get some answers as to what is causing the reflux.
The endoscopic exam showed prominent edematous folds in the stomach as well as gastric retention(food in the stomach from over 36 hrs earlier) The folds were swollen and inflamed so a biopsy was taken.

The Dr called today and the results of the biopsy ... read more

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MRSA causing Arthistis pain worse
Posted by Cheryl
Last Reply April 7, 2008 at 08:54
Started April 4, 2008 at 09:35
About 8 years ago I was diagnosed with Rheumatiod Arthistis in the both of my thumb joints. The pain was very much tolerable. But now since I was dignosed with HA_MRSA November 2007 the pain has become untolerable. I've also begun having pain in the thigh muscles. Almost like I just ran a marathon or something of that nature. Has anyone else experienced increased pain or new pains?

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My Two Year Anniversary of Being MRSA Free
Posted by nyker
Last Reply April 6, 2008 at 16:12
Started February 14, 2008 at 07:07
Often, I have posted on this website regarding my MRSA struggles. (See posts under NYKER). Feb. 14th is my two year anniversary of being MRSA infection free.

I never thought I'd reach this anniversary. For those of you in the depths of depression and free, I understand how you feel. Please don't give up hope. I am so happy to have made it to this point, it seems like a miracle. Actually, it takes much hard work, research, vigilence and self care. I hope everyone that reads this and is currently suffering from this terrible disease finds a ray of hope in knowing that one can be relieved of this disease for significant periods of time. Take care

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Cases of MRSA in USA
Posted by Nyra Mahmood
Last Reply April 5, 2008 at 21:22
Started March 31, 2005 at 02:51
I am a journalist from the UK, now working in the US. I have extensively covered MRSA for the British press and am now looking to find cases in America.I am looking for case studies/people who have lost loved ones and those who are themselves suffering from MRSA. Please reply, if you want your story told.

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mrsa contagiousness
Posted by sheryl
Last Reply March 28, 2008 at 20:56
Started July 2, 2007 at 17:54
I have a good friend in the hospital with mrsa in her breast. My question is:
Is it safe for my kids to play with her kids right now? Is there a chance her kids could come down with it in the next coupke of days?


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3 yr old has MRSA Please Help
Posted by Jay
Last Reply March 28, 2008 at 18:25
Started March 24, 2008 at 09:22
My three year old son has MRSA. It took four doctor visits (four boils resulting in staph on his legs) before the doctors would culture it and diagnose it as MRSA. I am very frusterated and angry as I demanded a culture to be done from the very first visit, more than certain my son had in fact MRSA. The doctors just kept shrugging me off like I was a overreacting parent and told me to watch it and if it got bigger to bring him back in, and basically It would be worth the time of a appointment then. Every single time it turned into staph infection before they would treat him with antibiotics and I was outraged. I even let them know I was outraged verbally - I think this helped move the ball a little. I felt this should of been halted in its tracks as soon as it started before it became stronger and more resistant. He was prescribed Septra, the first, third, and fourth outbreak. The third outbreak he was prescribed Cleocin.
He is on his forth outbreak know and is still taking the Sep... read more

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Mrsa in Blood
Posted by Floyd
Last Reply March 25, 2008 at 03:42
Started November 30, 2006 at 03:44
10/10/2006
Found out I had MRSA in the blood. No open wounds. It was localized in the Clavicle .Half of the collar bone was swelled. So they did Surgery to drain it. I had almost no strength In the upper body.
11/25/2006 Finished vancomyacin 1 gr. 2 x day for 6 weeks Iv.and Rythantion 1 a day for 6 weeks.
I am in constant pain in shoulders, chest, back and legs .My Question is does this get any better or is this a death sentence ! I have asked if this can be cured and what I get is it is treatable.. Would like to know if anyone out there with Mrsa in the Blood got better and does the pain end?



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Begging for insights, tips....
Posted by Kate
Last Reply March 25, 2008 at 03:39
Started March 22, 2008 at 21:45
I am so worn out. I had my first infection probably two years ago. It was fairly easily treated (I think Bactrim). Last July, I had another outbreak with skin lesions - on my neck and horrible ones on my buttocks. I was hospitalized for 2 days and did well in recovery. But now... I am going to pull my hair out. In mid February 2008, I got the same boils on my rear end - agonizingly painful (am I the only one with doctors who don't understand the DEGREE of pain this mess causes?!?!?). When I developed a large area of cellulitis on my chin, I went to the ER. Had IV vancomycine and discharged on oral antibiotics. By the next day, the chin was worse so I went back to the ER. I was admitted and spent 6 days on IV vanc. They said cultures revealed some sensitivities to other antibiotics so I was discharged on oral meds. I REALLY knew in my heart that they should have gone with their first plan for a PICC line/continuation of Vanc but hey - it's not like my opinion seemed to ma... read more

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Make the Hosp. tell you what you're dealing wi
Posted by LindaA
Last Reply March 24, 2008 at 16:31
Started January 4, 2008 at 14:47
Hello All,
Many of you know who I am as I membered up with this forum in july of 2005, 2 months after my fight with MRSA began. I had never heard of MRSA until earlier that year when 2 residents at the Nursing Home I had been working for the past 2 years got it. I had a 16month battle with MRSA in the blood and celulitus. I've gained more knowledge about MRSA these past 2 years than most GP's know all together. I'm convinced it's a waste of time to even see a doctor other than an Infectious Desease Dr. to treat MRSA, whether it's in the blood or the skin type with boils.
Back in sept. my Father was placed in a cardiac ICU in Florida. He'd been sick for a few weeks with stomach problems and trouble swallowing so he wouldn't eat or drink much. He'd just seen his stomach Dr. the month prior and supposidly there was nothing amiss, but when he was admitted, he had multiple abcesses in his abdomen, was severely dehydrated, in the beginnings of renal failure, and his body was basical... read more

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Pregnant and scared!
Posted by Danielle
Last Reply March 24, 2008 at 15:50
Started January 18, 2007 at 06:26
I wrote on here before about my reoccuring MRSA infections and since then, I have continued to get the infections, although all but one since my 1st hospitalization have cleared up after constant draining at home.
I just found out that i am pregnant and I'm terrified of what will happen to the baby if I get more infections while pregnant! Does anyone know anything about MRSA and pregnancy?
Thanks!

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mrsa side effects
Posted by richard
Last Reply March 23, 2008 at 14:41
Started March 23, 2008 at 10:56
what to look out for early signs

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