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cdc goverment coverup
Posted by bob
Last Reply August 23, 2008 at 11:26
Started January 13, 2008 at 02:01
vietnam war troops come back with virus major coverup check global microbioligists they will tell you possible link hiv dna is used in the testing of mrsa now we have abigger problem acinobactor baumanni complex 11 from iraq war this has symptoms like menengitis flu stds aids you may not have mrsa but this brougt back by our troops go to england superbugs and fetch all the info they don t waNT YOU TO KNOWELECT OBAMA WE STAND A CHANCE FOR SURVIVAL NIXON CLINTON BUSH CHEMICAL CO. COVERUP WOMAN UNITE AGAINST HILLARY ACINOBACTOR IS SPREAD VAGINALLY STD NOT BOILS THIS WILL NOT BE MY LAST TIME HOPEFULLY BUT MY COMPUTER HAS BEEN PUT DOWN BY BUSH GOVERMENT HACKS MEDICARE HOME HEALTH CLINICS ARE SENDING PEOPLE OUT OF PHARMACIES WITH PLACEBOBOS

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MRSA and celulitus
Posted by Jim
Last Reply August 20, 2008 at 14:16
Started August 20, 2008 at 02:16
Are there any connections between the two? Some of the places on my leg seems to have stayed deep and appear to be celulitus. They are going away but taking much longer.

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Other's houses???? Help!
Posted by scaredandconfused
Last Reply August 19, 2008 at 18:11
Started August 7, 2008 at 04:54
My husband just recently finished a 10 day treatment for CA-MRSA, with the would closed completely and undetectable just 2 days after treatment started. We have to wait another 2 weeks to find out if he is still a carrier and are currently awaiting test results to see if my or my son are carriers (nasal swab). What I want to know, for those of you not actively infected or defined as carriers, how do you handle going to others houses or having people in yours? I spend much time with family and friends, mainly at their houses, and though some of my family knows and are not nearly as concerned as I am, what do you think I should do? I am definitly not going anywhere this weekend as we should get results on monday for us, but if it is discovered that we are carriers, I am not sure what to do. I can be vary careful, but a 4 year old is not so much. I can defeinitly get him to wash his hands after he goes to the bathroom and before I let him eat, but that is really it. Here at home... read more

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PROBIOTIC
Posted by GRACE
Last Reply August 17, 2008 at 03:15
Started August 16, 2008 at 19:02
HI, I HAVE JUST FINISHED A COURSE OF AMOXICILLIN 500MG FOR A WK
I HAVE BEEEN ADVISED TO TAKE ACIDOPHILUS CAN YOU PLEASE RECOMMEND WHICH ONE IS THE BEST TO TAKE?

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MRSA Side Effects
Posted by Kate
Last Reply August 10, 2008 at 09:04
Started January 7, 2006 at 15:02
I've had MRSA since July and have just been told to stop my antibiotics but I can feel symptoms and wonder if I'm getting paranoid or if any of you have had them? And are they from so many antibiotics or from MRSA? Leg pains, ear pain, tingling warm shock-like sensations, swollen big toe, burning on skin on buttock, fatique and low grade fever. My doctors have been difficult to deal with and seem like they are just passing me around. I don't know if I'm imaging these things or if I'm still having it with no visible boils.

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REOCCURING MRSA
Posted by MELISSA
Last Reply August 8, 2008 at 18:10
Started August 9, 2007 at 18:12
OVER THE PAST YEAR I KEEP GETTING MRSA LEISIONS ON MY BODY. I HAVE BEEN TO THE ER 4 TIMES IN RELATION TO THESE SORES. THEY ARE VERY PAINFUL AND START OUT LOOKING LIKE A MOSQUITO BITE BUT AFTER ABOUT 1 WEEK THEY BECOME INFECTED AND SWELL UP REALLY BAD. I HAVE STERILIZED MY HOME, TRIED BLEACH BATHS, TAKEN ANTIBIOTICS AND NOTHING SEEMS TO HELP. I GET A MRSA SORE AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH. IF I AM NOT ABLE TO GET ALL OF THE INFECTION OUT ON MY OWN I HAVE TO GO TO THE ER FOR TREATMENT. THESE SORES ARE LEAVING SCARES ALL OVER MY BODY!!! CAN ANYONE HELP ME??? I HAVE EXPLAINED TO THE DOCOTRS THAT THIS KEEPS HAPPENING TO ME AND THEY DON'T DO ANYTHING BUT TREAT THE INFECTED AREA. HELP!!!!!

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Cant get answer from hospital Staph or MRSA?
Posted by Bryan
Last Reply August 8, 2008 at 17:05
Started May 11, 2008 at 23:31
Bryan Posted: May 11, 2008 at 23:24
Dont know if this is the right place but getting desperate.

My father-in-law has had a second shoulder replacement...the first it got very painful for months and he had very elevated white corpuscle count the doctors said that they thought he might have an infection and opened him up and cleaned it out....they kept a culture for three days and said he was good to go.

A year later, same high corpuscle count, they now admit that they missed a more serious infection and have had to replace the shoulder again with a concrete ball and block filled with a broad antibiotic....the culture they based this on prior to the operation was grown for 6 days but they wont be specific as to what he has.

They did say the bone had been eaten away around the prosthis and that there was a sack of puss under his arm...with a track that up to his shoulder joint.

Here is where I get worried.

They also mixed vancomycin in the cement used to secure the pr... read more

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MRSA
Posted by Nikki
Last Reply August 7, 2008 at 17:42
Started January 14, 2007 at 06:58
Okay, so December of 04 I started breaking out in the boils. They were so painful I couldn't move. I was also pregnant. They tried treating with Bactrim but it didn't work and they couldnt do anything else because of the pregnancy. I continued to break out in the boils and had to get them lanced drained and packed.
I had my daughter in August of 05 and the assured me she would be safe as long as she didnt come in contact with my sores. By the time she was 2 months old she had a boil on the inside of her leg. The infectious disese specialist just told me I'd have to learn to live with it and my body would get used to it. Which it never has. I still break out. In March of 06 my dad who is a diabetic got incredibly sick and I made him go to the hospital, it turned out he caught it from me and it was in his blood. He went partially blind, his knee almost went out and other problems and he had to retire early from work because of it. He was in for 6 weeks and now he's MRSA free in his ... read more

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Request for interview
Posted by Linda
Last Reply August 6, 2008 at 21:59
Started May 3, 2007 at 20:34
I'm an RN and freelance health writer, interested in interviewing someone who has been struggling with reoccuring community acquired MRSA (USA preferable). I just want to chat for a few minutes to get an idea of some of the difficulties and glean an anecdote to use in a query for a magazine article. I would not use name in either the query or the article, if it were to be assigned. Thank you for your help!

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MRSA IN MY SON
Posted by Nikki
Last Reply July 22, 2008 at 23:20
Started July 14, 2008 at 22:42
Today i found out tha my son had MRSA. I took him to the doctor on May 19th because i was concerned about all these "bug Bites" covering his body. The doctor told me it was a little staff infection and gave him a anatb. And a steroid. He told me that if it was not better in a week to bring him back. Well I took HIm back and he told me that it was not a staff and that it was just bug bites and gave him itch cream. WEll now in july I took him to another doc and she told me it was MRSA after getting the test back. WEll I was wondering since he has MRSA and has had it for so long could it be in his bones or blood. He complains about his legs hurting alot and i did not puttwo and two together. what should i do about it? if anyone has any aadvice please write back.
thank you
nikki

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14-day IV treatment...who else has had this???
Posted by Michelle
Last Reply July 21, 2008 at 18:11
Started June 15, 2007 at 02:59
Well...I have just been hospitalized for 6 days and am now on home health administering my own IV's for another 8 days of Vancomycin...a total of 14 days.
I get my pic line out tomorrow and then begin a 10-day run of the nasal drug Mupirocin and Hibiclens baths.
CAN ANYONE TELL ME THE BEST HOMEOPATHIC IMMUNE SYSTEM BUILDERS????
If you have had this type treatment...PLEASE tell me your story and results...I am so exhausted and fearful this journey is FAR from over...

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Will this ever go away?
Posted by Kristin
Last Reply July 21, 2008 at 18:02
Started July 15, 2008 at 04:33
Hello,
A friend of mine contracted MRSA after the birth of her baby in January. Shortly after her diagnosis, I started getting painful boils under my arms. I was shocked when the doctor told me it was staph. I took a round of antibiotics and two weeks later, they came back, but not always under my arms. Twice on my butt and once on my stomach. After six months of this, I went to, an infectious disease specialist. She has me on Bactroban nasal ointment and Minocycline. I have been feeling more and more fatigued every day. I am beginning to feel like I am just going to get worse from here on out. I have felt horrible for half a year now. My heart goes out to everyone who has lost loved ones to this, and to the little ones who are suffering. I pray that this ends for all of us soon!

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Is it mrsa?
Posted by Loo
Last Reply July 18, 2008 at 12:23
Started June 19, 2008 at 03:38
I have had a staph sinus infection for 6 months. My latest lab report states it is resistent to 17 antibiotics...susceptible to 9. How do you know it is mrsa? Is there a specific test for it? I just want to fell better and get rid of the face/nose pain. Help.

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18 month old daughter prescribed Cefaclor
Posted by Mina
Last Reply July 17, 2008 at 17:14
Started July 10, 2008 at 17:32
My daughter got a boil on her stomach last week. We took her to the pediatrician and he wanted to put her on Augmentin. My husband refused because he felt she didn't need an antibiotic because the boil had already drained. She developed another boil and we took her back to the pediatrician today and he drained it. He prescribed Cefaclor three times per day and Bactroban ointment twice a day. The pediatrician said he doesn't know what my daughter has and when I bring her in next week for a follow-up, he'll decide if he wants to do blood work.

My brother in law has had MRSA for one year. I shared this information with the doctor. He refused to culture the fluid that drained out and it was about one teaspoon full of pus. I asked him about the possibility of my older daughter passing it along to my younger daughter (6 months) and he said of course she could and that I should keep them apart (which would be next to impossible). I'm not really sure what to do at this point. I just w... read more

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Baby with MRSA
Posted by Kathy Combs
Last Reply July 10, 2008 at 23:40
Started June 13, 2007 at 03:32
My 6 month old son has mrsa. He is getting little pimples on his diaper area and when the sun is shining on his skin, I can see little tiny bumps all over him that I fear could start doing the same thing. He was just diagnosed a week ago. His ped. doesn't act too concerned, but still gave me Septra for him to take orally and Mupricin topically. I'm using the Mupricin, but I haven't given him the Septra because I'm too afraid of the side affects. My 6 yr. old daughter had two little pimples that have since gone away. I had three and mine are gone as well. I'm so worried about mu kids that I am sick. It seems as though no one really knows what to do for sure and I don't want my baby to be harmed by antibiotics if he can get through this without them. I have been told to bleach down everything in my house and put Mupricin in our noses. Can anyone tell me what is the best way to go for my kids?

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MRSA infection after hand enchondroma surgery
Posted by Dan
Last Reply July 2, 2008 at 20:35
Started July 2, 2008 at 03:13
Hey all. I had surgery last tuesday, June 24th at a "major" orthopedic hospital in NYC. I was discharged same day on pain meds and up until today, everything has been fine. My hand has been completely wrapped in a cast with an ace bandage over it. Ironically, I am a pharmaceutical rep in hospitals (not selling antibiotics) and have been working/active since last Friday.
Today when I got home, I wanted to change the ace bandage for cleanliness purposes. When I removed it, it took a peek under the gauze I was EXTREMELY swollen and it was red around the surgical site. I left a message for my surgeon to call me, and then called an Infectious disease doc I know. He told me to come in. He looked at it, drew blood and wrote me a 10 day script for Zyvox and Cipro. During this time, my surgeon called and I explained my concerns. He told me he was not in the city tomorrow, but to go to the hospital and have the fellows/residents look at it. They would communicate with my surgeon... read more

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decolonizing mrsa
Posted by ruth
Last Reply June 27, 2008 at 02:54
Started June 27, 2008 at 02:54
MRSA in the Military

Aggressive decolonizing cannot combat reinfection potential

Link: HighWire Press -- Medline Abstract.

Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is an emerging pathogen that primarily manifests as uncomplicated skin and soft tissue infections. We conducted a cluster randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to determine whether targeted intranasal mupirocin therapy in CA-MRSA colonized soldiers could prevent infection in the treated individual and prevent new colonization and infection within their study groups. We screened 3447 soldiers comprising 14 training classes for CA-MRSA colonization from January to December 2005. Despite CA-MRSA eradication in colonized participants, this study showed no decrease in infections in the either mupirocin-treated individuals or within their study group. Furthermore, CA-MRSA eradication did not prevent new colonization within the study group.

highwire.stanford.edu/cgi/medl... read more

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mrsa passed between me and my husband
Posted by Debby
Last Reply June 10, 2008 at 07:44
Started June 7, 2008 at 23:34
Since August of 2007, my husband and I have been dealing with mrsa outbreaks. I've seen others ask this question but have not seen an answer: is it best not to have sex if there are any lesions? This last outbreak may even involve his prostate according to the urologist he just saw last week. We went 5 months with no outbreak and thought this nightmare was over, but now I have a terrible infection on my shin bone.Aaugh! Anybody else out there passing this with your spouse?

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Diagnostic Imaging patients with MRSA
Posted by Doug K
Last Reply June 9, 2008 at 14:14
Started May 30, 2008 at 21:58
Looking for stories of patients who have contacted MRSA after non-invasive diagnostic testing in the hospital or private centers for a story on healthcare acquired MRSA.

Will not share your information without prior consent, but want to hear any stories associated with contracting MRSA during non-invasive testing.

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balanitis or penis infections
Posted by raen
Last Reply June 6, 2008 at 01:27
Started January 1, 2008 at 23:50
my fiance has had MRSA for the last 3 years, for the last 2 years he has been having skin infections on the tip of his penis (balanitis) - does any one else out there (among the men) find themselves with a similar problem? we suspect the MRSA to be a root cause but no research yet supports comorbidity -
thanks to any for input ~
health to you all ~

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