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Once you have had MRSA, do you always have it?
Posted by Tristy
Last Reply August 7, 2016 at 16:16
Started July 8, 2009 at 18:46
Just as most of you, I have a tramatic story involving MRSA. I gave birth to my son in October 2008. He was born by csection, not breathing. I had a vertical incision that developed into MRSA and was treated with IV antibotics in and out of the hosptial. My son also was admitted shortly after me again, for what they called a "virus." He too recieved IV antibiotics. My question is that since this time, my immune system has been shot! I have had repeated sinus infections (which antibiotics don't seem to help), and I am very tired. My question is, Do you always have MRSA, if you have had it and it has been treated? Might be a stupid question but just curious if my sinus infections could be attributed to the MRSA? Thanks for you help!

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Recurring MRSA Infections
Posted by Henry
Last Reply July 26, 2016 at 22:57
Started October 1, 2005 at 17:44
Since early 2004, my wife has had recurring MRSA outbreaks (probably about 4/5 times during that period) - mid2004, our son was born and he has had a positive MRSA id on a couple of absesses. My wife and I did the Bactrim and Rifampin treatment, and my son did a 10 day treatment of Bactrim. When it recently came back again in my wife and she saw the Infectious Disease specialist, she said that she only sees these recurring outbreaks in people with HIV, which in our case is virtually impossible. Do you think she is correct? Any advice is greatly appreciated as I am becoming very afraid. BTW, this website is a terrific resource and I really appreciate it.

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mrsa boils all over
Posted by nik
Last Reply July 24, 2016 at 21:40
Started July 6, 2016 at 23:55
so about 3 months ago i started to break out in painful boils all over my body, I went to the er to seek help and they didnt even look at them, they just sent me home no antibiotics nothing. well Friday of last week i started to get them again and hurt bad and was running a fever. I went to the er on Saturday with my mom and the doctor told me it was mrsa and i should just go home and put a hot compress on them and when they came to head, i should pop them. on Sunday i went to a second er that gave me antibiotics and sent me home.well bottom line is i now have them all over my head, my thighs and under my chin. my neck now hurts to move, and my legs are aching like none other, i'm in pain and sick and i don't know what i should do. I"m ready to get a straight razor and drain them just to see if that will help with the everything. I had just seen my GP, and he gave me some new antibiotic other than the clindamycin i'm currently on because it seems to not be working because a new one ... read more

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MRSA within 24 hours
Posted by jpcofrin
Last Reply July 16, 2016 at 04:14
Started July 15, 2016 at 02:09
Hi Guys, I got a small sliver in my thumb less than, 24 hours later and after
presenting red lines ran up my forearm and biceps and my shoulder pain is much
worse than broken neck., I was in hospital for a week of IV. Five months ago I had
a grueling 8 hour surgery for a massive broken neck, quad C1. Waiting for
cultures to see if in shoulder joint, uncomfortably close to my surgical site. I
broke my neck over a year ago and need to have oral surgery to remove my
broken teeth, I have had perhaps 20 oral abscesses, how dangerous is oral
surgery for me?

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Hibiclens
Posted by Ruth
Last Reply June 29, 2016 at 23:31
Started August 27, 2009 at 03:39
My husband became a MRSA carrier after one of his hospital stays. Although he has never had an outbreak, I ended up getting it...I've been plagued with MRSA infections for the last year. I just recently found out that it was actually MRSA because I finally got a boil tested. I had a boil on my upper thigh, then in the pubic area, then in both of my ears, then finally on my face (my chin). I was treated with Clyndamycin and Mupirocin ointment. In addition my doctor said to scrub my fingernails once per day with Hibiclens and a nail brush. It has been 2 months and thank God it appears to be gone though I haven't actually been retested...but no more boils. I have been scrubbing my nails with Hibiclens about 3 times per day...a little excessive but I don't care...Also, I keep alcohol wipes at my desk and use them on my hands a couple times a day and I use a lot of antibacterial gel throughout the day. I am VERY vigilant about refraining from (this was a problem before) "picking"... read more

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FORUM IS HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply June 23, 2016 at 08:34
Started December 7, 2015 at 18:41


I’m sorry for any inconvenience this may be causing.

All posts are not lost. I’m aware this is a concern for some of you. I am able to access recent posts by typing topic name in search box. As well, topics/posts are queuing on my administration access page… problem is topics/posts are not queuing on forum index page. When someone attempts to comment/submit post, topic seems to disappear. Although as I mentioned above, I am able to see everything as always.


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Impetigo
Posted by Giannino
Last Reply June 22, 2016 at 02:06
Started March 16, 2013 at 22:37
Hi All,
I am now having my 3rd bout of impetigo in a year. told by a doctor this was caused by
Staph. Is anyone here familiar with this? I tried the crushed raw garlic twice a day for 3
days when it was just a pencil eraser size.. it is now the size of a quarter. had an RX of
bactroban for the last round that did nothing, and a 7 day course of bactrim which also
did nothing. could someone shed some light on why these keep happening. or a remedie
that may work

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mrsa in aorta
Posted by WarVet
Last Reply June 22, 2016 at 01:19
Started August 20, 2009 at 04:59
I developed mrsa after open heart surgery. A week after the surgery I was released back home only to return with stabbing pain and difficulty in breathing. I was diagnosed with mrsa and had surgery that day to relieve the pressure around my heart. I was put on Cubicin because my mrsa was resistant to Vanco. That was may of 2008, since then I have had several surgeries to debride the area and also to remove the wires holding my sternum together.Also, every time that I finish a course of antibiotics the mrsa is back within a month, usually in my chest area. In March of this year I went to the ER with stabbing pain under my left armpit, it was an aortic anurism and I had to have open heart surgery to correct it. They found mrsa inside my aorta that didnt show up on any scans previously.About a month after this surgery I felt the same pain and again went into the hospital to find out that I had a second anurism just below where the first one was. They sent me to the Cleveland Clinic to ... read more

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abscesses-cellulitis
Posted by sarah
Last Reply June 17, 2016 at 14:55
Started August 13, 2006 at 06:38
my brother was admitted to the hospital tonight for a gaping hole in his side filled with pus and blood.it started out looking like an insect bite.now it is swelled up and the size of a softball.they told him its cellulitis and he is on intravenous antibiotics.the thing is that me and my boyfriend have these abscesses but not nearly as bad as the one my brother has.he plays football and the spot of the lesion is where the strap for his pads go.Im so confused.did me or my boyfriend somehow cause this?or was it something from the locker room?my boyfriends brother has it and 2 other guys that they train with.(they are mma fighters)my last case of abscesses was one on my butt and one on my lower leg.they both cleared up fast but now i have a horrible rash all over my body.i went to the doc and got on antibiotics but my boyfriend hates doctors and he probably wont go.does that mean that if i get healed he can give it back to me?we think its staph.i just need to know if anyone has an opin... read more

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negative
Posted by Helen
Last Reply June 16, 2016 at 21:57
Started June 16, 2016 at 21:57
my mother was a carrier of mrsa went to hospital with a red swollen painful leg. tested her for mrsa . test came back negative and the doctor doesn't know why

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test negative
Posted by Helen Reichert
Last Reply June 16, 2016 at 21:51
Started June 16, 2016 at 21:51
my mother had red painful swollen leg was a carrier.
test in hospital came back negative. dr doesn't know why it is gone

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Can you have side effects after having MRSA??
Posted by Terry
Last Reply June 6, 2016 at 21:32
Started May 2, 2016 at 23:00
I had MRSA in 2012 and was wondering if you can have joint pain in like your hands from this. I was so sick with MRSA in the hospital for a week and notice that my leg hurt so bad. I have to use a cane to walk now. The pain I have in my hands is like it hurts for about 3 days in one place and then it moves to another place and it is in my wrist real bad. It is chronic pain. I know this is has been 4 years ago but I feel like this has something to do with my pain. Thank you for anyone helping me with this.

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Here is what works to hold down my MRSA attack
Posted by Carolyn
Last Reply June 3, 2016 at 18:17
Started February 14, 2007 at 15:12
Hi, I thought I would put it all together in one place:
ONE: I make a wash using a clean plastic bucket full of water, several drops of tincture of iodine and 2 drops of tea tree oil. With this, I GENTLY wash my face with little pats MANY times a day. I bathe with it at night, also put some into my scalp. I keep that face cloth in the bucket. DO NOT put straight iodine on your body, no matter how desperate you are, it will burn your skin off. You must go slowly, gently, to inhibit the growth of the bacteria. Next: I make sure my urine pH is ALKALINE, which means a bit over pH 7. pH 7.36 is ideal for the human body. MRSA is acidic and loves an acidic body, so my job is to make my body an UNHAPPY HOME for the bacteria. If you cannot afford test strips, just buy a purple (also called red) cabbage, next to the regular cabbage. Boil some leaves and drain. That is your test solution. Purple cabbage makes a near perfect pH 7 solution. Now, put some into a clean paper cup. It l... read more

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Frequent MRSA issues
Posted by Jenn
Last Reply May 24, 2016 at 12:19
Started April 8, 2014 at 21:28
In August of last year we were renting what we thought was a nice apartment. We
had continuous ac issues which eventually led to the unit leaking all over my
daughter's room. I decided to get down on my hands and knees and examine the
carpet, pull it back from the wall, and found black mold. Shortly after that I
developed 2 bumps under my armpits which I ignored for far to long. I also
wound up with a baseball size lump in my leg. Over Labor Day weekend I had to
be hospitalized for 3 days. I also had to pack the wound on my leg for close to 2
months, starting with 16 inches of tape and working my way down. Since then
I've had MRSA 3 more times. Three days ago I found another abscess under my
armpit. Why does this keep happening? I'm a fairly healthy person, not diabetic,
nor do I have any immune system disorders. I'm beyond frustrated, in over my
head with doctor bills. Unfortunately, I do tend to stress a lot! Is this causing it?
I'm just scare... read more

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What’s Wrong with Hydrogen Peroxide…or Ozone?
Posted by Dave
Last Reply May 2, 2016 at 05:22
Started June 26, 2006 at 19:50
The June 26th, 2006 issue of Time Magazine had a short article on MRSA, entitled “Surviving the New Killer Bug” It was well written and should bring public attention to the seriousness of this new epidemic. However, one part of it did leave me confused.

At the bottom of the article was a section entitled “What You Can Do”. The first suggestion was to avoid getting cuts and scrapes (OK). Next it advised: “Thoroughly clean even superficial wounds with soap and water” (Still OK) – THEN it stated, in bold blue letters: “Do not use hydrogen peroxide” (????) Why is that???
Does anyone have any idea why hydrogen peroxide is bad to use or why it should not be used on MRSA?

Also, do you have any opinions about the use of ozone? Another thread in this forum warned: “Ozone therapy is very dangerous and does not work”. I will assume that the author was speaking about ozone injections and/or ozone bagging in lieu of professional medical treatment.
I, personally, would not us... read more

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MRSA again
Posted by Revenwyn
Last Reply April 30, 2016 at 03:36
Started April 7, 2016 at 08:11
So I was last here back in September with a couple of bad boils in
a hard to reach area. Thanks to the help of my husband I was able
to deal with those. I had impetigo on my face and mild break outs
on my arms for a couple of weeks afterward however.

After this I was free of any symptoms for about five months.
However, my husband was hospitalized beginning in January due to
complications from his lupus, and my stress levels went through
the roof. Every few days I will get what appears to be mosquito
bites on my arms or sometimes my ankles which will clear up and
then reappear in a different spot a few days later. I also had a
new boil a few weeks ago.

I am confirmed allergic to Augmentin, Bactrim, Clindamycin, and
Doxycycline. I don't know what to do to clear this up for good; I
did the garlic water every day for months and that apparently
didn't work. I did make sure that it was "good" garlic. I'm also
terrified of vancomycin- my husband just passe... read more

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What if it's not mrsa but like mrsa?
Posted by Meag
Last Reply April 23, 2016 at 16:25
Started April 19, 2016 at 06:48
So I've had the skin infection going for
several months and I've had it cultured once
it came back only as staph epi. I read
also that stuff that they can get a toehold
and be very difficult to get rid of because
it's so good at Staying Alive usually it's a
problem with medical devices does anybody
have any information of studies about this
cited where this might be the case or an
explanation that it is in fact a colony of
staph Epi that is out of control on my
body??

The doctors don't listen to me when I tell
them it's nothing like I've ever seen or
experienced before I've had it on three
spots on my body it can heal and then reopen
and it reopens worse than before

I've lanced it that upsets them but it
didn't prove it I've taken antibiotics
cephalexin twice when I feel like I know,
(which helped and improved but did not kick
it) I need them which has upset them because
of some shooting and has brought back a
negative culture and in... read more

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I almost died from CA-MRSA
Posted by MRSA Survivor
Last Reply April 22, 2016 at 14:24
Started November 26, 2005 at 22:57
This is no lie people. I got a bug bite and in three days I was in the hospital fighting to stay alive. I went into a shock like state... the pain in the area of the bite and 1 foot around the infection was horriable... it was so bad that they put me on Morphine for a week or more. Within 72 hours of being bit by a buy I had to have emergency surgery to remove a 7 inch by 7 inch by 3 inch deep of infected dead and decaying meat from my body. I spent 16 long, painful, miserable, isolated days in the hospital ... 4 of which were spent in ICU fighting for my life. People who came to see me at the hospital had to wear bio hazard gear... of course. After the 16th day in the hospital I was allowed to go home as long as I stay isolated from the general population for another 6 weeks. Now that means no one in or out of my house except my husband and home nurse. Believe it or not!

Now I have search the web and I have not came upon one case yet of a CA-MRSA infection reported in the USA th... read more

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is mrsa inside the body worse than on the skin
Posted by sonie
Last Reply April 18, 2016 at 16:26
Started March 25, 2006 at 19:06
i am wondering if it worse when you actually have it ont he inside of your body instead of the skin???i have it due to a hysterectomy,and a bikini cut incision...ive had 2 surgeries now within 7 weeks,and am going to have to have another as i have another abcess,and its getting much much worse..my incision is left open at this point,and being packed 2 times a day.i just wondered how much worse it is to have this inside your body...also last week while in the hospital i was on the iv antibitoic van-something....2 days after returning home,the infection was back with a vengions...if this antibiotic dont work,what will??and how bad is this inside my body..can it spread to my organs and things like that???thanks...

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Respiratory culture w gram stain
Posted by Laurie
Last Reply April 17, 2016 at 23:01
Started April 7, 2016 at 09:57
Hi.I have been ill off and on for 6
mnths. My Dr.has treated me w same
regimens the whole time,it gets
better than comes right back. I just
received my culture and it says
moderate pmns, moderate positive
cocci and occ gram pos rods.she told
me rhat the culture was negative yet
im still unwell and have been on two
meds. Just finishing levaquin
Also taking oral,Inhaled and nasal
steroids. Can someone please help or
yell me what to do?

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