(MRSA) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

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posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 12:30 PM
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WE created MRSA and MRSE and a whole host of other "super bugs." There are anti-viral soaps now. Anti-virals in Kleenex. Antibacterial soaps.
Kid goes to the doctor with the sniffles..."let's give him some penicillin for it."
Methicillian itself is a sort of super anti-biotic. But it's become useless against the ever evolving super bugs.

Wash your hands frequently. It's the absolutely best way to prevent the spread of infection. But unless your scrubbing up to perform surgery, there's no need to use anything other than NORMAL soap and water.

And doctors need to stop way over prescribing antibiotics.




posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 12:53 PM
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my daughter has the social mrsa, she I think is severe, coughing real bad and she said she can tell the boils are coming. My husband is gonna take her to the hospital where she is in as, we live near Houston he left this am at 8:15 should get there around 10:00. Hopefully hosp will keep her. I will make an update as soon as I know anything, again Ty.



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 01:30 PM
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Originally posted by lbndhr
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my daughter has the social mrsa, she I think is severe, coughing real bad and she said she can tell the boils are coming. My husband is gonna take her to the hospital where she is in as, we live near Houston he left this am at 8:15 should get there around 10:00. Hopefully hosp will keep her. I will make an update as soon as I know anything, again Ty.


I hope you get good news.
I also hope she feels better soon.



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:05 AM
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You do realize MRSA is not the Flu right?

Its not something you can always take some biotics for and hope the infection goes away. It is an infection that can become immune to those biotics. So it can be very delicate illness if your not taken to the right doctors. If you read my post you will see where i gave info on what kind of doc to look for and how much experience.

Are you a Doc? Can you prescribe drugs? Giving someone a name of a drug to treat something with is useless, since you can't personally prescribe it and the doc she goes too, can give her an assortment of different things to try.

en.wikipedia.org...

It's a serious problem and i don't think you grasp the severity of it.

Yes, she should see a doctor, like i said in my previous post, i don't know how bad it is or any of the details.

The best thing for her and her family is prevention of spreading MRSA to anyone else.

The best thing to do is to not be around her, unless they are willing to accept the possibility of getting infected.

I've dealt with a similar infection and know what its like to be infected and re-infected after being cured.

I speak from experience, i'm not out to scare her.



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posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 05:52 AM
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Originally posted by Quickfix
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You do realize MRSA is not the Flu right?

Its not something you can always take some biotics for and hope the infection goes away. It is an infection that can become immune to those biotics. So it can be very delicate illness if your not taken to the right doctors. If you read my post you will see where i gave info on what kind of doc to look for and how much experience.

Are you a Doc? Can you prescribe drugs? Giving someone a name of a drug to treat something with is useless, since you can't personally prescribe it and the doc she goes too, can give her an assortment of different things to try.

en.wikipedia.org...

It's a serious problem and i don't think you grasp the severity of it.

Yes, she should see a doctor, like i said in my previous post, i don't know how bad it is or any of the details.

The best thing for her and her family is prevention of spreading MRSA to anyone else.

The best thing to do is to not be around her, unless they are willing to accept the possibility of getting infected.

I've dealt with a similar infection and know what its like to be infected and re-infected after being cured.

I speak from experience, i'm not out to scare her.



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Aww but I am highly scarred, I have researched deep into this mrsa and am not willing to get it. If my husband brings her home I will leave. I'm 50 years old I have a low resistance to infections yet im healthy, I already talked to my family in Calif and, today if he starts heading this way with her im outta here. I also think my husband could get in serious legal trouble if he don't take her to hosp first before crossing her over 3 states.



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 06:36 AM
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Originally posted by BioStatistic
I haven't seen the data on it, but I've heard from multiple sources they're using garlic poultices in Europe on MRSA with fantastic results.

We've known for a long time garlic has insane antibiotic properties. I've heard honey does as well. Those might be worth looking into as natural treatments also.


To clarify about honey...

Not just any old honey from the supermarket.

The best is Active Manuka Honey, the higher the UMF the better.

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posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 08:59 AM
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My husband got to arizona where our daughter is. She has the starting of the soars-boils, he is going to take her to the hospital.



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 12:15 PM
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Originally posted by lbndhr
My husband got to arizona where our daughter is. She has the starting of the soars-boils, he is going to take her to the hospital.


That's a good idea.

I really hope she'll be ok



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 02:54 PM
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I am unsure of the legal aspect of being sick in that situation. You can always google it.

You could always get a motel room, 28$ a night or so for her.

I am sorry if i scared you, i just don't want anyone to get infected with what she has.

Look up some skin specialists and they will take care of her, like i said though, 10 years minimum experience, its what i usually shoot for when i look to doctors for help for anything, since they have been around a while and have seen many skin problem cases, they should be the best bet.

Hope everything turns out well,

Q



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 03:51 PM
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I had it and almost died, twice. I was treated improperly inpatient for a month, then three weeks later at a different hospital. more people die from mrsa than aids each year. once treated properly, using muprocin in your nose and sterilizing surfaces in your home regularly will keep it away. an mrsa infection will look like a spider bite and super painful! if it gets in your blood it can lodge in lungs, brain spinal, organs, heart etc. Take very serious.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 04:03 PM
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There was a member a couple of years back that had MRSA and he was about to take some nasty, last resort antibiotics before I talked with him, and convinced him to try a natural alternative first.

It was just wild oregano oil. He took it, and two days later replied to the thread amazed that the infection was almost entirely gone.



He came back the next day and said it was entirely gone. That's three days and he beat MRSA.

So just stock up on a little bit of wild oregano oil and you should be okay.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 04:31 PM
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Yes I agree with those who say do not take this lightly!

My (would have been) father in law died from MRSA while in the hospital with pneumonia about two years ago. Whenever we went to visit him in the hospital, we had to wear masks, gloves and gowns to go into his room. We had to take everything off and sanitize before leaving the entrance of his room. It has to be taken seriously.

I hope everything goes okay with your daughter. She (and your family) will be in my thoughts!



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 04:44 PM
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Really sorry to hear about your family's predicament.
On the natural remedies side, may I suggest you get some Thyme essential oil. It is known to kill staph and Strep viruses within 20 minutes. I am a clinical aromatherapist, and I use it very regularly in the winter in a burner, you can use it in a diffuser. Baths about 3-4 drops no more than that, laundry...add to final rinse/conditioner tray. Put some on a cotton wool bud in your airing cupboard. Use it very diluted down, about 1 drop per litre around, not on, the infected skin. Add a few drops to a sprey bottle and use as a room freshner, wipe down your kitchen and bathroom units, put a couple of drops in your loo, but not at the same time as your bleach. Add a few drops to a non-fragranced, or already anti-bacterial liquid hand soap. I am sure you can think of many more!
Thyme oil, like Tea Tree oil boosts the immune system. I have to say it keeps me and my kids healthy through the winter months. so it would be good for you too with your low immunity levels.
Rainbows
Jane
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posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 05:12 PM
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My oldest had cutr herself from shaving her legs and went swimming the same day. Later that night the heat and puss came and by the next afternoon it was scary as hell. Took her to the ER and it was MRSA.. hospitalized and given Vanc IV. You cant have Vanc orally. Took about a week to get under control, a month for it to at least appear to be trying to heal, and she still has a quarter size depression on her leg where the worst abcess was. We are still putting Bactrim on it topically because it still hasnt fully healed and this happened in June.

All from a tiny little cut on her shin.

MRSA is nothing to mess around with. I watched this thing change before my eyes on her leg and it was attacked very aggressively by the Drs.It also smelled horrendous. I am not certain, but there must be many kinds of MRSA because I hear a lot of stories but few mention the changing as you watch it, the smell and how fast it spreads throughout your tissue where you cant see it. We were terrified it would be introduced into her blood. You can see this infection spread and worsen right in front of you and its RAPID. She didnt cough or etc as OP describes.. it was an infection from a breech in the skin and not a flu or cold.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 05:34 PM
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Originally posted by Quickfix
This is not something to be taken lightly.

I highly recommend you Isolate her immediately.

Do not, DO NOT let her leave her room.

MRSA spreads fast especially in a closed environment like a conventional home.

She should take sponge baths as to not contaminate the shower and should take them in her room.

She has to be cooked for and the toilet should be bleached after each use.

If you can, give her, her own bathroom and post a sign on it, but be sure to wear gloves and use spray bleach (can be obtained from the 99 only store) and spray everything in the bathroom before touching anything.

MRSA is a serious infection, most of the time those infections can become immune to antibiotics, making it that much harder to get rid of.

Consult a skin doctor immediately, one that specializes in skin lesions and has at least 10 years of Doc work under his belt. The more years he has been around the more comfortable you will feel, since he has likely seen MRSA before.

Usually people would go to the hospital for MRSA, and they do the exact same thing i have just said, Isolation.

If you do bring her home, which i would not recommend to do, be EXTREMELY careful.

Use some of the advice I have given you and load her up on Zinc and Vitamin C. Those are the fuels for your immune system, it will only make it stronger.

I recommend you take zinc and Vitamin C as well, they are very cheap at the 99 only store.

Hope I helped. Please be careful.


Haha...I laughed too.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 05:36 PM
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Originally posted by lbndhr


Who Gets MRSA?

MRSA is spread by contact. So you could get MRSA by touching another person who has it on the skin. Or you could get it by touching objects that have the bacteria on them. MRSA is carried, or "colonized," by about 1% of the population, although most of them aren't infected.

MRSA infections are common among people who have weak immune systems and are in hospitals, nursing homes, and other heath care centers. Infections can appear around surgical wounds or invasive devices, like catheters or implanted feeding tubes. Rates of infection in hospitals, especially intensive care units, are rising throughout the world. In U.S. hospitals, MRSA causes more than 60% of staph infections.

SOURCE:
www.webmd.com...

I post this thread because, my daughter just went on vacation for 5 days to arizona, while there she got this MRSA, my husband is on his way there to get her and bring her here, my question is, How cantagious is this? what are my odds of getting it if we are in the same home breathing the same air? I ask this because I have a low immune system when it comes to open soars adn MRSA causes soars. example of my concern, I got a little nick cut on my chin the edge of it two years ago, I took proper care of it but I ended up with a bacterial infection, I was able to use antibiotics and it cured quickly, but, being I have low resistance im concerned, any advice out there would be appreciated thanks


As a healthcare provider I would ask you how was she diagnosed with MRSA. Something else must have occurred to land her in the hospital where she would have been cultured to make the diagnosis.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 01:40 AM
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I sure am glad my sister didn’t read these posts when she found out she had contracted MRSA. I had read about it years earlier, and learned how contagious it is because I was hired at an elderly care facility and they were required to inform me of the risk of the disease and all. There was an elderly lady there with MRSA (which they did NOT tell me at the time I started) and I didn’t find out until just before I got a new job, 8 months later. I did not get MRSA.

My sister went to Cancun for a few weeks about two years ago. She developed some large sores on her stomach, very large and pus filled. They were so alarming, she took pictures. She went to a doctor in Mexico but he could not tell her what it was and provided no treatment. When she got back to the states, she went to her doctor and was diagnosed with MRSA and given antibiotics (I think, not really sure because I didn't know about her dilema for a couple months, we weren't living in the same area at the time). She was told she would always have it as it would always be in her blood, similar to Herpes. Her sores cleared up soon after taking the medication and she had no re-occurrence. She has since had two surgeries, no doctor has turned her away or even questioned it on her disclosure information. I never think about her having MRSA and I have physical contact with her and am around her almost every day. Although she still tested positive for MRSA at a later date, she never had any more outbreaks. She lives life just like you and I with NO special actions. She is scheduled for another surgery in two months (knee replacement) and just had a MRSA test two weeks ago. She tested negative. Another family member who has been HIV positve for 18 years just tested negative. Maybe it is something in our family genes.

I think there must be different strains of MRSA. I also think each person handles bacteria and viruses in their own way. Some people are more negatively affected than others. Don’t give up hope and feel like you have leprosy and will have to live in a cave. Every situation is different.
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posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 02:44 AM
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Then you're just a sick individual that needs serious mental help.

If you think MRSA and someone being sick is funny, then you deserve to catch it, just to feel what its like.

Your post was completely uncalled for and sick people like you give the human race a bad name.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 09:49 AM
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I was laughing at your terrible medical advice! Not the OP. I guess I wasnt clear about that.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 06:30 PM
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Originally posted by Gridrebel
I sure am glad my sister didn’t read these posts when she found out she had contracted MRSA. I had read about it years earlier, and learned how contagious it is because I was hired at an elderly care facility and they were required to inform me of the risk of the disease and all. There was an elderly lady there with MRSA (which they did NOT tell me at the time I started) and I didn’t find out until just before I got a new job, 8 months later. I did not get MRSA.

My sister went to Cancun for a few weeks about two years ago. She developed some large sores on her stomach, very large and pus filled. They were so alarming, she took pictures. She went to a doctor in Mexico but he could not tell her what it was and provided no treatment. When she got back to the states, she went to her doctor and was diagnosed with MRSA and given antibiotics (I think, not really sure because I didn't know about her dilema for a couple months, we weren't living in the same area at the time). She was told she would always have it as it would always be in her blood, similar to Herpes. Her sores cleared up soon after taking the medication and she had no re-occurrence. She has since had two surgeries, no doctor has turned her away or even questioned it on her disclosure information. I never think about her having MRSA and I have physical contact with her and am around her almost every day. Although she still tested positive for MRSA at a later date, she never had any more outbreaks. She lives life just like you and I with NO special actions. She is scheduled for another surgery in two months (knee replacement) and just had a MRSA test two weeks ago. She tested negative. Another family member who has been HIV positve for 18 years just tested negative. Maybe it is something in our family genes.

I think there must be different strains of MRSA. I also think each person handles bacteria and viruses in their own way. Some people are more negatively affected than others. Don’t give up hope and feel like you have leprosy and will have to live in a cave. Every situation is different.
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Your post is one of the most rational posts on this thread. Most of the people who have commented on this thread are not well-informed or medically trained. You are correct that once you have MRSA you always have MRSA, but it does not preclude a person from having surgery or receiving medical care. The only time people are isolated for MRSA is in the hospital; there is no need to "isolate" people at home. If a person is diagnosed with MRSA and an infection occurs, the patient is then cultured to see what they are sensitive to and treated accordingly...it's not rocket science or the end of the world. Yes, antibiotic resistance is a major medical concern but it is manageable. People are greatly misinformed...a patient doesn't die from MRSA. A patient with MRSA dies because they are treated inappropriately and medically mistreated, or not cultured.





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