mrsa

@tosha86 (133)
United States
March 27, 2009 7:00pm CST
Has anyone ever heard of or had MRSA staph infection? Both of my girls have had it and one of my cousins also. I know it is or can be deadly but we have ad so many articles and talked to so many doctors about it, its not funny! We have gotten so many different stories. What do you know?
3 responses
• United States
28 Mar 09
I had staff the other year and I don't know exactly wich version it was though. It's some scarey stuff! The weird part is we don't know where it came from or how I got it & no one else in my house was affected just me. Mine was what I thought was a blemish that just got big very very fast and I was smart enough to go to the Dr right away as it didn't seem right for a zit to grow like it did all within a day or so with out there being something wrong ya know. So I spent a week going daily to the Dr to get it looked at and monitored as well as antibiotics. So now I'm super cautious with any blemish, ingrown hair, cut ect
@tosha86 (133)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Your doc should have done a culture to determine what kind it was. They had a big article about it in readers digest a while back and even have shows on tv about MRSA. The scarriest part about it to me is that it will kill you yet there are many cases where people have it without having a physical infection therefore they don't know they have it until it is too late. There was one story about a 15 year old boy that was very healthy and played basketball for his school but didn't want to go to school one morning because he was suffering major headaches and when his dad came home for lunch he found his son laying in the floor not breathing. He had never had any physical infection aka boils but when they did blood tests MRSA was in his blood. Like you said it grows fast on the outside so I can only imagine how fast it spreads once in your bloodstream. Thanks for the responses :) God Bless
@tosha86 (133)
• United States
28 Mar 09
PS. They also say that the bacteria seem to grow around the nose and behind.
@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Well when I worked in health care, a nursing home, we had people that had mrsa and we had to spray ourselves after leaving their room because it was so easily spread. We also had to throw everything they used away. Our infectious control nurse said that mrsa is spread from doctors not washing hands between seeing people, and also from just not using universal precautions.
@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Wow that's amazing about the aligators. We don't have any where I live, much too cold for them so I really don't know too much about them.
• United States
29 Mar 09
i know a little bit about it because my youngest son had it and when i took him to there they said they would give him meds but a lot of the time it resists them but i got lucky and it worked , they said most likely he would not get it again, infact the dr bet me his whole pay check on dont need her getting it. young children show fewer signs of and symptoms of illness they need to be followed by a dr. soak the infected part in warm water 3-4 times a day. this is very important this soaking warms up the infected part.thats gets more blood flowing through it. it also dissolves away any crust on the surface. follow up with dr , they may want to see them in a few days. keep area raised on pillow as much as possible . be aware tht hte area that is infected will be prone to get infected again. call dr if the area of redness, swelling and pain is biggger, the area begins to blister,contiues to have a fever or chills has red streaks or longer red streaks it means it may be going toward the heart. i got this info from my sons discharge papers from when he had it , so i hope this helps.
@tosha86 (133)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Thanks that does help. They didn't tell me what to look for nor was it on my youngest daughters discharge papers. They also told me to watch them carefully because being it is a bacteria on the skin that there is a chance of it coming back. They told me to soak them in a warm bath with bleach in it and after opening the boils 'when they were ready' to soak them in warm water and ebson salt because it helps to pull out the infection. My girls both suffered with this for two years but haven't had anymore in about 7 months now. The doctors now say that since they weren't kept on antibiotics the entire time 'because it lowers their immune system and the MRSA will build up a tolerance to the med' that the girls seem to have built up an immunity to the MRSA. To the response concerning the 2 cancer patients... that is so sad and extremely scarry on many different levels! It reminds me of all these meds they show on tv to treat one thing but have 100 different side effects! The only difference is, hey you are very sick... go to the hospital/doctor so they can treat your condition but be warned that you may get a serious infection that very well can kill you! This is so sad!!! Thank you all for your responses, if you have any more info or a story you would like to share, please do I am very interested in this. God Bless