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mental health
Started by Connie
Posted: April 3, 2010 at 16:51
I came on this site not only because I had 6 outbreakes, not just because I spent 9 days in the hospital when I was first diagnosed with the MRSA but because I feel like people that I'm close to have been afraid of me. I know I'm contageous but I still need to be loved. I'm hurt, and I don't know what to do about this. How do you all handle this?
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Reply #1 by Nancy R
Posted: April 3, 2010 at 22:46
I would tell them exactly how I feel and let them know that I'm fully aware of my situation and will do everything I possibly can to protect them.It is through being open and honest that we will contain this disease, not by hiding or being ashamed. After all, had the person who contaminated you done just that, you wouldn't be in the situation you are now.
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Reply #2 by Connie
Posted: April 3, 2010 at 23:04
Thank you. Do you know, are we contageous when we don't have a break out?
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Reply #3 by Connie
Posted: April 3, 2010 at 23:05
Thank you. Do you know, are we contageous when we don't have a break out?
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Reply #4 by Nancy R.
Posted: April 4, 2010 at 15:47
Connie:

Assume that you are always contagious. No one truly know the answer to that. I have not been responsible for the cross contamination of anyone that I am aware of. However, I have been very careful.

I would be careful when having sex. Consider using prophylactics when you have an active lesion. Keep them covered, of course.

Be sure to use a fresh towel and washcloth daily. I suggest using white for you can bleach them.

Be vigilant. Be considerate. Be careful.
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