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Breast Implants and MRSA
Posted by Sandy in Los Angeles
Last Reply July 7, 2006 at 21:52
Started July 7, 2006 at 08:20
I have been suffering with MRSA (boils on my face, buttock) for a while now and I cant shake it. I cant seem to get better either. Now I have pink eye. I have seen infectious medicine, a dermatoligist, a family medicine doctor, and now I am going to be referred to a hemotologist and getting a second opinion from all of the doctors above at another hospital as a private patient.

It all started for me when A few years ago I had a bad tummy tuck then went back to the plastic surgeon and had my tummy tuck revised because she did such a bad job and she said that if I got the implants during the revision I wouldnt have to pay more for anethestia *sp so I got breast implants at the same time as the 2nd revision. I also have a yeast infection in my belly button that no one will touch and my plastic surgeon said that it closed a little after my 1st tummy tuck and its an artistic thing and only she can fix it. When I saw the Plastic Surgeon last week she said she needed to remove my imp... read more

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NO DELAY TREATMENTS
Posted by STEVE T
Last Reply July 7, 2006 at 21:43
Started July 7, 2006 at 17:26
I have MRSA, I started out with just a boil that was lanced and became MRSA. I was released to go home and resume my home life. After about a month the boils returned in numbers, now I have 8 wound sites and am on antibiodics and layed up from work. In the cases of MRSA boils, that occure in those of us we need emidiate surgical attention, like the same day treatment. We need as patients a clinic that can and will see us withing 24 to 48 hours max. in this way we can catch the problem and treat the wound before it has spread or grown bigger. Also, as everone knows
our loved ones are at risk too when we have outbreaks of this bug. and then last we need to have our employers aware
of what MRSA is and that we may have to leave work in a moments notice to seek medical attention. And we need more education and public awareness of MRSA. thanks S


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fevers
Posted by Mina
Last Reply July 6, 2006 at 23:59
Started July 6, 2006 at 22:46
Has anyone dealt with spontaneous fevers. I mean fevers that don't seem to be indicative of any illness and just go away as soon as they came?

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afraid
Posted by Karen
Last Reply July 5, 2006 at 22:30
Started July 2, 2006 at 15:08
Thank you for the opportunity to share my situation, for what it’s worth. I was exceedingly relieved to find this forum, yet in reading through, I must admit I’m exhausted to my very core.

The elder who said “bravery stands in the light” is most correct. I do not hesitate as sensitive in nature as my story is, to share it in the very real hope it may help another go through with a measure of expectation, what my loved ones and I are experiencing. I’ll warn you ahead of time... this is long. Yet, in writing all this down I feel a measure of cathartic relief which centers me in my own battle.

This is my story...
It is well document throughout this event that I am a Diabetic maintained with oral medication, and have been for about 3 years now. I’m 48. Married 26 years. Two adult children. Live in Central CA.

April 27, 2006
I discovered one extremely itchy tiny black spot mid-center L labia after gardening. I cleaned tweezers and clicked a pinpoint opening into the black bl... read more

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I'm afraid I'm in for it again
Posted by Linda
Last Reply July 5, 2006 at 19:46
Started June 26, 2006 at 13:41
Well as everyone knows, I've been fighting hard to re-build my immune system and stepped it up in march after my permenant implants had to be removed due to the MRSA returning. And I've posted this past week my fears of having to go back under the knife and contracting MRSA again from the biopsy they had to do last thursday. After the biopsy, I felt fine, except that the underside of my arm was numb and had burning pain in it so i've had to stay on the pain pill. Yesterday, I started not feeling very well, kind of flushed, nauseaus, and headache. I hadn't removed the bandage from the biopsy because I thought it might be best to leave things alone, but last night I decided to remove the dressing and try to shower. When I pulled it off, it's all red and hard and hot to touch. And this morning I really feel like hell. I don't see the doctor until wed morning so I'm wondering if I should contact my ID doctor (I've been dissmissed from him since mid-march. Or try to get in and see my ... read more

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HELP ME, PLEASE!!!!
Posted by Kiki
Last Reply July 5, 2006 at 19:34
Started July 4, 2006 at 17:45
I am a 36-year old woman who has been diagnosed MRSA since March of 2005. I was a day care provider when I was diagnosed. One of the children, a now 3-year old little boy had it & I caught it. He had it, according to his doctor because when his mother was pregnant with him; she used dirty needles while using illegal drugs while she was pregnant with him!! And that's what caused it.

Before that diagnosis, I was placed on Keflex antibiotic for 20 days. That not working; my doctor hospitalized me for 4-5 days & I was diagnosed with MRSA. I was placed on vancomycin iv during my hospital stay. Then sent home on bactrim. This cleared it up, temporarily.

Then I spent the next several months on & off antibiotics: keflex, clindamycin, & batrim. Several more, I simply can't remember!!!

About 6 weeks ago.... the MRSA returned, with a vengence!!! I was placed on oral antibiotics for 2-3 weeks. Then, I spent 1 week on vancomycin iv (at home with the help of a home health care nurse). A... read more

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vancomycin
Posted by debi
Last Reply July 3, 2006 at 03:16
Started June 14, 2006 at 15:56
hi without going into all the details at the moment im trying to find out if anyone has had a bad reaction to the drug vancomycin given in the treament of mrsa

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Viruses vs. Superbugs
Posted by Bill
Last Reply June 30, 2006 at 02:10
Started June 30, 2006 at 02:10
Viruses vs. Superbugs by Thomas Häusler, June 2006

On June 26 at about 7:00 p.m. I was finally able to get a much awaited copy of the book - Viruses vs. Superbugs - a solution to the antibiotic crisis? It turned out to be a fascinating and informative read and is highly recommended for anyone interested in the superbug crisis and the use of bacteriophages to mediate this crisis. I finished the book by June 29, 1:00 pm.

Two thoughts kept going through my mind: 1. Phage therapy research - too little, too late and tooo.... slow! And 2. Superbugs are everybody’s business because superbugs make everybody their business!

This book is a "must read" and I wish you happy reading!


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Let curiosity lead you
Posted by Alternatives methods that work
Last Reply June 28, 2006 at 15:53
Started October 5, 2005 at 01:04
Here are two more alternatives that can be very helpful. Vitamin C, given in very high doses, can do amazing things. Often, intravenous Vitamin C is necessary for the best results. There is an excellent book on the subject called, "Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins, by Dr. Tom Levy. I had no idea Vitamin C could be used in so many ways until I read this book. Sodium ascorbate is the best oral Vitamin C. In some situations one should be taking 30,000-40,000 mg orally each day. Intravenous doses can be as high as 300,000 mg a day. There is a huge amount of research to back this up in the book.

Hydrogen peroxide is another great product, but not the stuff in the grocery store. I'm talking about food grade, 35% hydrogen peroxide. It can be used for many purposes too. I'm sure it would be very beneficial for skin conditions.

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MRSA of the eye
Posted by Ally
Last Reply June 26, 2006 at 02:51
Started June 26, 2006 at 02:51
My 3 year old son has three MRSA outbreaks of the same eye in the past 8 months. I feel the dr. won't keep him on the antibiotics long enough. To make this story worse we were at a restarant his 4 year old brother was sitting next to him and poked him in the eye with his finger then put his finger in his own eye! I could't get around the table fast enough. We went to the restroom and washed it out. two days later his eye blew up. Has anyone dealing with MRSA of the eye. Was it treated with an antibiotic that worked? HELP!!!

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dear god,can i please scream now????
Posted by sonie
Last Reply June 24, 2006 at 15:01
Started June 17, 2006 at 01:50
ok..im very aggitated...after 6 months,my incision in my stomach is still open..yes,it is smaller than it was,however,after being so dilligent about packing it 2 times a day,it started to close wrong,and the bottom half of the incision actually grew into my new tissue that has grown,and so at this point,it will never close..what did my doctor say????well...bascially,i fired hm aftrer my last surgery in april....he cut the whole entire insicion open,clean out the infection once again,and cut out dead tissue..he had to cut it out so deep,they told me i could not have used a wound vac even if my insurance paid for it,because it was cut so deep inside my stomach that the wound vac would potentially pull my intenstines through it...anyway...he did this last surgery,sent me home outpatient,and was going to send me home with NO PAIN MEDS!!now im not big on taking any medicines of any kind,however,when im sliced open,i would like something to kill the pain...he acted like he was appauled i ... read more

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rosanil
Posted by Jenny
Last Reply June 24, 2006
Started June 24, 2006
Hello everyone, I recieved rosanil from the dermotoligest or how ever you spell it. anyway I got it for my face because of acne. I have MRSA as well. I started to get a boil within 1/2 a day It was the size of a quarter. I knew I was in trouble. In desperation I took the rosanil and put it on my boil left it there for 2 hours then took a shower and then it poped. I really do think this helped because in the past it took days before this would happed and it only took me hours. Acne is bacteria. The active ingedient is sodium sulfacetamide 10% and sulfur 5%. I also used it after that I had a cut on my leg and the area around it was red I knew it had staff in it so I used it again for 1 hour the next morning when I got up It was scabed over and no redness around the scab. I hope this helps someone!

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ORAC scoring(oxygen-radical-absorbance capacit
Posted by Linda
Last Reply June 23, 2006 at 20:58
Started June 23, 2006 at 20:58
Hello everyone.
I received some survey information about the Eniva Product VIBE that I take about ORAC scoring and comparing it to several product many of us use so thought I'd pass it along. The ORAC score is a definitive test for assessing the antioxidant strength of potential antioxidant compounds. The higher the score, the stronger the antioxidant capability of the compound. High ORAC value may help slow the aging process in both body and brain. One serving of fresh fruits and vegetables has been given an ORAC score of 800. Here is a summary of results.
product-SEA SILVER-ORAC score/ounce 90, EB TAHITIAN NONI-one oz.=165, GOJI JUICE - one oz=380, XANGO JUICE - one oz=530, YLBERRY YOUNG JUICE - one ox=1000, Enivas VIBE - one oz.=2600.
It has been shown that high antioxidants are good for you as they slow the aging process in the body, and when this is done, it boosts your bodies immune system. If anyones interested, independent lab tests on all these products are avail... read more

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MRSA in bones
Posted by Wendy Tunnard
Last Reply June 21, 2006 at 05:02
Started November 5, 2005 at 20:37
On September 13th 2005, my mother in law had a fall and the fall resulted in 11 days in hospital. During that time though she complained repeatedly of pain in her left shoulder and though physiotherapists, doctors and nurses examined it, not one noticed what was wrong with it.

Eleven days later she returned home. The shoulder was puffy red and swollen, and within two days so excruciatingly painful that we returned her to A&E. A student nurse sitting at the desk filling out paperwork took one look and said 'that shoulder looks dislocated to me'. And it was, as an X ray revealed later.

They admitted her to manipulate the shoulder under anaesthetic, but it took them 3 days to get around to doing it. By then though they put the shoulder back, the socket had widened considerably, and MRSA had gotten into the joint.

She was in 12 days and they sent her home. During the next ten days her arm popped out of the socket again, and she went back into hospital, where they attempted t... read more

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MRSA from pharyngeal abscess
Posted by Stephanie Young
Last Reply June 20, 2006 at 23:54
Started May 2, 2006 at 15:33
My 3 year old son became sick a week ago with headache, fever, stiff neck. I took him to the Pedetrician who diagnosed him with Tonsilitis, I treated the fever with tylenol/motrin and that worked but the headache and stiff neck would not go away. I took him to the ER that night and they did a CT scan and he has a pharyngeal abcess, which they went in surgically and drained. The culture did test positive for MRSA. He was kept in the hospital for 5 days on heavy antibiotics. We were sent home and he has not been taking his antibiotics orally very well, he just hates them. I am curious as to how we know if his system is clear of MRSA. He is now throwing up and puny, but I think that may be a stomach flu, but I am not sure and the doctors do not seem over concerned. Should I be more concerned over the MRSA?

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MRSA/My husband
Posted by Lisa F
Last Reply June 20, 2006 at 01:24
Started June 14, 2006 at 05:27
My husband of two years, a vietnam vet, 59 year old, once healthy man after many trips to Oteen, a VA Hospital in Asheville, NC and trips to a VA Clinic in Greenville, SC woke me on Thursday two weeks ago paralyzed from his waist down after being diagnosed with "muscle spasms" in his back on Tuesday and pneumonia and pluracy on Wednesday. After a trip to our emergency room and emergency MRI's his neurosurgeon did emergency surgery and scraped his spine of the MRSA infection, put a drain in his back and immediately started a heavy round of antibiotics. They told him and I nothing of this disease just that it was a staph infection that had gathered on his spine and that the vicomiacin would kill it after many weeks. I agree with anyone who says that the doctors who are treating these patients and giving them this disease need to be sued until their eyeballs fall out. Maybe then the cultures will be run prior to someone being paralyzed, the gloves will be worn, the hands will be wa... read more

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mrsa
Posted by sandi
Last Reply June 19, 2006 at 20:25
Started April 15, 2006 at 16:52
I contracted MRSA after ortho surgery at Health South in Birmingham, AL. This hapened to me on Dec. 03. I would like to hear from anyoneelse that contracted MRSA at HealthSouth. Thanks Sandi

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Sister has MRSA help..
Posted by mike
Last Reply June 19, 2006 at 16:09
Started June 19, 2006 at 01:55
My sister has MRSA she was hospitalized for 2-weeks and is in a nursing home now. She is uninsured which probably makes her situation much worse. I will begin he story now. She originally went to the ER with severe lower-back pain. Doctors diagnosed it as a kidney stone and sent her home to pass the stone (MRI supposedly saw the stone) found out later MRI was inconclusive. My sister went 1 month in pain until she landed in the ER again. This time at another hospital and the doctors determined after much testing she has MRSA and it had spread to the blood. The Vancomycin treatment has eliminated MRSA from her blood according to the doctor. She is now in a nursing home. My sister cannot move very much, is in a diaper, and in horrible severe pain constantly. The doctors know there is a abscess in her body and have said they will give it one month to clear up using anti-biotics. If it doesn't clear up in one month they will do a CT scan and operate if they have to. They said the operat... read more

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TIME TO MAKE CHANGES!!!
Posted by Lisa from South Carolina
Last Reply June 18, 2006 at 16:29
Started June 17, 2006
Hi All: I just wanted everyone to know that on Wed.6/14/06 there was a celebration on the State House steps in Cola.SC celebrating the signing of the Bill-1318, this Bill now requires Hospitals to report their HA-INFECTION rates and make it known to the public! I truley beleive that this will help in saveing many lives and prevent disabilities caused by hospital infections!Because once it is known to the public Hospitals will be forced to "CLEAN-UP THEIR ACTS"
This is a HUGE STEP for us in the fight against this horrible Battle-My thoughts are with all of you-Lisa

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c-section & ca-mrsa
Posted by amber
Last Reply June 10, 2006 at 19:54
Started March 27, 2006 at 10:39
Im due for my c-section in a week. Im scared to death. I know i have ca-mrsa, and was wondering if im just a worry wart or what should i do before hand, and wha to watch out for afterwards. Any sugestions greatly appreciated..:) Thanks and God Bless eeryone. My email is: karaoke_rulz@yahoo.com

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