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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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Confused and Far Away
Posted by Reenie
Last Reply June 9, 2006 at 21:38
Started June 9, 2006 at 07:25
I am in the miltary currently in Kuwait. I calle dmy husband one day and he told me he though he had gotten bit by a spider. I told him he needed to get to a doctor right away in case it was poisenous due the extreme pain he found himself in. After a few trips to the doctor's office they finally took a swab test when a second "spider bite" appeared. The test came back with positive MRSA results. Of course we have both been really scared but the problem is I am thousands of miles away, my 8 month daughter is in another state away from my husband to keep him from infecting her and he is alone. I am trying to find some straight, serious answers on the severity MRSA proposes. I need to know if I should be home to care for him (if the military let that be an option). Should he be alone to deal with this and would our daughter be safe to live with him? If his lesions do heal and are "controlled" what kind of impact does this have on our normal life and again; can he be a normal,... read more

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Tracy
Posted by mrsa cell death/neuropathy
Last Reply June 7, 2006 at 10:12
Started June 6, 2006 at 01:48
My 18 yo daughter contracted MRSA in August, not known how. She suffered with boils and folliculitis that were undiagnosed until November. Finally she was given Septra to attack the MRSA. But she had what doctors believe was a massive auto immune reaction (serum sickness) to the Septra which left her with peripheral and autonomic neuropathy. She has been severly disabled with these pain syndromes since December but has no obvious symptoms of MRSA. Now her pain managemnent doc is questioning her serum sickness dx. His theory is that the die back of the MRSA bugs is what is causing her neuropathy and/or possibly that she has a MRSA abcess that is causing her to remain inflammed and suffering from neuropathy.

Has anyone on this list had a similar experience?



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MRSA Support Group USA/Can
Posted by Denise
Last Reply June 7, 2006
Started August 18, 2005 at 03:24
On Monday, August 22nd, Tony & Barbara Field will be arriving in the USA to help raise awareness about MRSA in our country. The MRSA Support Group UK has done a great job of making people aware of what is happening with this infection in their own country!
We are starting a support group over here, similar to what is available in the UK. Please take a look at www.handsofhopegroup.com. Look under the Calendar link to see what is happening during Tony & Barbara's visit overseas!

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mrsa & immunity
Posted by Holly
Last Reply June 6, 2006 at 06:10
Started June 5, 2006 at 18:47
I have a few questions for anyone to answer.
1. As an adult female with colonized mrsa, am I building antibodies to this?

2. If in fact I am building up antibodies, then if I should become pregnant later on will the infant have a natural immunity or at least a higher resistance to mrsa?

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MRSA immunity
Posted by Catlin
Last Reply June 6, 2006 at 02:10
Started November 28, 2005 at 19:31
Has anyone built up an immunity to MRSA? I haven't read this anywhere and would really like to know. Thankyou very much. C

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