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2 1/2 daughter has MRSA please help
Posted by Ashley
Last Reply November 21, 2007
Started October 29, 2007 at 19:45
My daughter gat MRSA in her ears about 6 months ago. Her ped. gave her an antibotic but she was allergic to the sulfar in the medicine, so she referred us to her ENT. The ENT said her adnoids was causing her to get the infection. She now has MRSA again! The ENT now said her tonsils is the cause of the MRSA. Does this sound right has any one else had this problem?

She just finish taking some ointment in her nose. Should I have her retested? The doctors dont act like it is serious.

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MRSA ANd the Holidays
Posted by @WittsEnd
Last Reply November 20, 2007 at 01:13
Started November 19, 2007 at 02:06
OK, I'm not sure but I would have to assume some of you here have either posed the same questionI am about to ask, or you hvae a good answer for me.

Here is the background of my question.

My wifes brother had what he thought was a spider bite after spending the night in the clink a few years back. Come to find out it was MRSA. He since has had many outbreaks. From small to quite large. He has made several trips to the hospital with the end result being the same. There is nothing that is working on his strain. Since this time he has met a girl and had a bay . Now there are 3 infected people confirmed under one roof. They all get out breaks including the baby. The 3 of them now live with my mother in law. They have been there several months now. The holidays are fast approaching and I am concerned.

I have a 7 year old boy. Eho loves his uncle and Loves the baby. I can not get it out of my head that they are contagious,a nd that the my wifes brother is not very responsible ... read more

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orsa and what it did to me
Posted by JoAnn RN
Last Reply November 19, 2007 at 15:28
Started November 19, 2007 at 08:15
I woke up about March 3rd 2007 with an sore left elbow and right stiff neck. I did not pay much attention to it think that I just slept on it wrong, but when the elbow stayed sore I had it xrayed they found nothing so I called my orthopedic doctor and they gave me an appointment on the 5th to see the PA. He put a cast on it and the pain went right away. I went to leave the office but I could not walk down the hall. I remember thinking that you think they would say something since I walked in and had to use a wheelchair to leave. Anyway that evening I was making funeral arrangement for my Aunt with my brother and funeral director and when it was over she was leaving and said that I did not look good to her and that I should take care of myself. Well after they left I got up to go to the bathroom and I could not stand, even with my husband's help. I told him we are not going to play with this and I call 911 and to this day I do not remember what happened after I told the EMT'S to take... read more

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Any tips on handling CLOTHING?
Posted by New Guy
Last Reply November 18, 2007 at 21:18
Started November 15, 2007 at 17:30
I have to say, MRSA has completely changed my hygeine habits and laundry. I don't know whether it's overkill or not, but I'm doing laundry daily, with everything in hot water and the dryer. Oh, how I miss just hanging clothes to dry!

I've read that bleach is useful for laundry. If I'm doing everything on HOT, with a full dry cycle (or more), should I still use bleach? I'd be doing that already, but lots of my clothes are dark colors.

What can I do to treat garments that can't go in the wash, like leather, coats, etc?

I'm even picking what to wear based on how often it can be washed. So it's almost all cotton nowadays. I used to be able to wear pants two or three times before washing, but now, just once.

I'm pretty confident my drawers will be safe to keep fresh laundry in, but would I be better off to spray them with something? Lysol, perhaps?

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Good News?
Posted by Hope
Last Reply November 18, 2007 at 21:16
Started November 15, 2007 at 19:01
I was able to find an idd doctor who is going to see me tomorrow.Also finally got my nasal swab results and I'm not a carrier in the nose is that good news?

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FAQ about MRSA
Posted by LindaA
Last Reply November 17, 2007 at 19:00
Started April 18, 2007 at 18:16
A while back some of the forum members requested that i set up a page summary about MRSA and then one for re-building your immune system, So here's the first one on MRSA.

WHAT IS MRSA: Is a strain of bacteria that has developed an antibiotic resistance to penicillins including methicillin, oxacillin, amoxicillin and possibly other types of antibiotics. MRSA can cause serious infections such as surgical wound infections, pneumonia and blood steam infections. Once MRSA is in the bloodstream, it can attack vital organs and become fatal in 20-25% of the patients. MRSA was first discovered in the UK in 1961 and was then typically found in hospital settings, therefore MRSA has been nick-named "Hospital superbug" or HA-MRSA=hospital aquired MRSA. However, MRSA is no longer exclusively found in hospital environments. MRSA can now also be contracted in community settings and is called CA-MRSA, meaning community Associated MRSA. You may not only contract MRSA, but un-knowingly, also "... read more

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Stinging pain under the arm
Posted by Winnie
Last Reply November 17, 2007 at 18:43
Started November 14, 2007 at 18:47
When I spoke with the infectious disease doc on the phone today, I mentioned that my left underarm (an area heavily affected with the MRSA) stings like crazy at times. He said he'd never heard of that before. I remember someone here mentioning stinging pain. Does anyone know what it's from? Is it the body healing the wounds maybe?
Thanks!

Peace,

Winnie

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Recommended cleaning products?
Posted by New Guy
Last Reply November 17, 2007 at 03:25
Started November 15, 2007 at 17:41
I've kept Lysol Disinfecting Wipes around since my first outbreak months ago, but now I've read on here that the company doesn't believe they're effective in wiping out MRSA spores.

What can I use to clean around the house with instead? Does bleach solution do the trick? I've wiped rubbing alcohol on faucets, door knobs, and other fixtures from time to time.

What about treating carpets?

I'm looking to hear about "everyday" household products first and foremost; stuff I could buy at the grocery store instead of ordering online, but I'm open to any suggestions just the same.

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PUBLIX Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Posted by Winnie
Last Reply November 14, 2007 at 18:45
Started November 14, 2007 at 18:45
I am getting ready to write Publix a thank you letter. When I went to get all the meds the infectious disease dr prescribed, the total at CVS pharmacy was $300. I couldn't pay that kind of money (my rx benefits don't kick in until January 08), so I asked them not to fill them quite yet.
I went home in a panic, crying, and did a ton of research. Publix states they offer several FREE prescriptions in 14 day supplies. Since I had a 28 day prescription, they GAVE me two 14 day bottles of my Bactrim DS. Between that savings and the savings I got online with the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, my total went all the way down to $198. That's a HUGE savings!!!!
Please tell anyone you know to check out Publix pharmacies and also to google the partnership for prescription assistance. It's free. It's online. It's easy, and you can print out your free ID cards right off the web site. The only personal information they wanted was my income and my name.
Peace,

Winnie

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VITAMIN C; YOUR ULTIMATE HEALTH INSURANCE
Posted by LindaA
Last Reply November 14, 2007 at 06:36
Started August 30, 2007 at 21:19
Recent medical research has confirmed Dr. Pauling's original idea.(Dr. Pauling is a 2 time Nobel Prize winner, and was the first to realize vitamin C's crucial importance in the maintenance of a healthy immune system.) He'd proposed that regular intake of vitamin C in amounts far higher than the officially sanctioned RDA could help revent and shorten the duration of the common cold. Although the medical establishment immediately voiced their strong opposition to this idea, many ordinary people believed Dr. Pauling and began taking large amounts of Vitamin-C. Most immediately noticed a great decrease in the frequency and severity of their colds.
Now, the lastest research has confirmed his original idea. Not only does a high vitamin C intake markedly reduce the severity of a cold, it also effectively prevents secondary viral or bacterial complications. Vitamin C works by stimulating the immune system and protecting against damage by the free radicals released by the body in its fi... read more

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Fish Oil for abating MRSA Itching
Posted by BH
Last Reply November 12, 2007 at 18:41
Started November 12, 2007 at 12:52
Fish Oil is an excellent immune system booster, and can have positive results in abating MRSA related itching issues.

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mrsa explodes are immune fighting cells
Posted by mary
Last Reply November 12, 2007
Started November 12, 2007
okay ive just watched this on my local news and world news. researchers have found out that mrsa explodes our immune fighting cells. they say maybe this will help them come up with something knowing this information. seems like its kind of like aids ttcking our immune fighting cells. Im sure this is why those immune boosting supplements work for a lot of us.

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MRSA in schools
Posted by Joanne
Last Reply November 12, 2007
Started October 21, 2007 at 03:30
Ok, my daughter has had the third MRSA boil in 2 months. She hasen't been hospitalized for it, we've been able to heal it with Bactroban cream and Sulfatrim and now we're trying the garlic, and I'm taking her to the ID dr. for more safisticated blood tests to see why she has gotten them again. I know of two other children in the school who have also had these boils and I know that the parents did not have them seen by a doctor. Even sent them to school with a small boil by the eye on one of their kids. The school to this day still hasen't sent any notice out. Even though I have sent them information on MRSA and how contagious it is. Should I make an issue of this, I mean, Its all over the news here in Illinois. I don't get it! why is the school not more concerned? Any advise on what I should do, or should I just leave it be? All of my daughters teachers are concerned and are aware of MRSA, yet nothing has been adressed. This school has a pool too! and the students start swi... read more

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Job being threaten
Posted by Worried Sister
Last Reply November 11, 2007 at 18:00
Started November 10, 2007 at 16:13
My sister has had MRSA for over 20 years. It's taken years for it to be properly diagnosed. She's finally on the correct meds and several months ago had some clumps surgically removed. Her job didn't have a problem with it then. Now with all the news coverage, her supervisor at work told her 2 days ago that she could be fired if she spread it to other people. Then the next day she was questioned by her managers about it. She's under enough stress, she sure does'nt need any more. Are there legal rights for someone with MRSA? If so, what can be done. Thanks for any help!

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MRSA Improving After 5 Months
Posted by Vern
Last Reply November 11, 2007 at 16:55
Started November 10, 2007 at 03:59
Have used bactroban Cream and Bactrim DS, but while they seem to work for a while the infected area flares up every few days and I wonder if the antibiotics will ever cure it. Last evening I covered it with raw honey and left it on over night. Looked red this morning, but otherwise OK. Might have helped. This afternoon I decided to try Colloidal Silver on the infected area. I have used it about 5 or 6 times in the last 5 hours and the area is improving steadily. Redness is going away and the stinging is subdued. I have read on the Internet that both honey and Colloidal Silver both have anti-bacterial properties. Have others had experiences with either honey or Colloidal Silver? After fighting this for 5 months and being told by my Derm that he "can control it, but not cure it" I am wondering if this improvement is somehow temporary. I previously tried hydrogen peroxide - big mistake. It got worse and spread. Then I read that S aureus is facultative, meaning it can grow by... read more

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help
Posted by Hope
Last Reply November 10, 2007 at 16:23
Started November 9, 2007 at 03:26
what can i take to boost my immune system.

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Update (no culture yet)
Posted by Lori
Last Reply November 10, 2007 at 16:03
Started November 6, 2007 at 23:58
My son has finished his second round of Bactrim 7 days ago. Friday I noticed he has 4 small ones 2 have gotten bigger since then. a couple of the smaller ones come to a head but the 2 bigger ones have not. I called the Dr to see what I should do. They told me to bring him in. His Dr wasnt in so we had to see another Dr he said he couldnt put him on antibiotics again because his body would grow immune to it. He couldnt culture it because there was no pus. he said to clean it with hibeclens that it would take it away. I told him he uses hibeclens already. He said that should do it then. I asked if he should be in school? Again I was told oh yeah hes not contagious as long as he is covered. I was so confused I didnt even argue w/him. tomarrow I am going to make him an appointment with another Dr I dont even know if he read my sons history he kept telling me that he just has foliculitus. I tried to explain to him that he has been here twice with 9 big abcesses in the past month with the... read more

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I'm Am Very Scared And Alone
Posted by Holly
Last Reply November 9, 2007 at 21:25
Started November 3, 2007 at 22:30
Hello to all, my name is Holly. I am 19 years old and I live in Grand Haven, MI and I was recently diagnosed with MRSA. I am very scared about having this because I live with my fiancee, but he has been in Florida working. I am alone and scared. My mom has brought me to the doctor and he took a culture and that is how I found out it was MRSA. All of my boils have pretty much "crusted" over but the one he took the sample from has a hole! I do not know if this was created when he took the sample on Halloween (it is on my shoulder so I could not see how he took the sample). It just itches, the pain is not as bad. He put me on Tetracycline 250 mg three times a day because I am allergic to Septra. I am worried about the hole for the most part, and I do not know how long it should take before I start to see an improvement. Should I be concerned? Should I go to the hospital? I can't stop crying because I fear the worst. Many people say that I could die. I am so scared. Any words of hope wo... read more

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no culture yet
Posted by Lori
Last Reply November 9, 2007 at 08:04
Started October 25, 2007
My son was not diagnosed w/mrsa but the Dr are treating him as if he has mrsa. He was in the E.R first the Dr said yep looks like a mrsa boil give him 10 days of bactrim sent us on our way on the release paper it said it was an abscess. Went to our Dr 5 days later for a follow up boils started to clear up by then.finished the 10 days of bactrim 3 days later he got 5 more boils.Went back to DR 30 days of bactrim . 7 days later the media was was talking about the deadly superbug. Im so worried now he has about 5 days left on these anti biotics. I called the Dr and said I wanted him cultured she said there is no reason to culture him because she is treating him as if he has mrsa.I think he should have been cultured when I took him to the ER any advice. why are they acting like this is no big deal I dont get it Lori

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Thanks LadyK /Tina
Posted by Hope
Last Reply November 7, 2007 at 16:58
Started November 6, 2007 at 22:47
I know I have to tell my KIds at least my 6y/o,but he already knows something is wrong he wants to stay home with me now all the time out of blue.He's scared that I'm going to die and he will never see me again.My other children are only one and two.Thanks for replying I don't feel so alone now.

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