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The last three years I have had one or two sinus infections a year - before that, nothing. Since August, I have been dealing with a sinus infection that we can't clear up. I've started allergy shots and have been doing that for three weeks now. This last week I saw the ENT and he said he saw "pus" in my nose and was worried about MRSA so he cultured it. Three days have passed, and the nurse called and said the only thing that was growing was stapholococcus coag (sp?
I just found out I have MRSA UTI resistant to cipro. i am allergic to Septra and also have a foley because of s/p spinal cord injury. I was initially treated with levaquin, then ampicillin, because my dr fauled to follow on my cultures, finally now another doc told me the bacteria is sensitive to Microbid so I am taking it.Do you think it will be enough? I have heard about MRSa and I wonder if i should be looking into infectious disease specialist to handle the problem.
We have both had mrsa a number of times prior to this outbreak. The blisters burn and look like infected hair follicles as well as there is a slight itch at times. I have been washing with hibiclens for the last two days since I went to see my doctor and he has given me medication to take as well. My first case of mrsa is located right next to my nose, wasn't that long ago and it fully isn't gone. It has been there for about 7 months.
But she is also trying to treat his MRSA infection, and I'm not sure the antibiotic she chose will do the job. He was prescribed Azatril (Azithromycin) for only 4 days. It is shown to be susceptible to that antibiotic, but will only 4 days do for something as serious as MRSA?? I hope someone can help with this, and if anyone could tell me a better antibiotic choice, as well as length of prescription/dosage, it would be greatly appreciated.
The only precautions given was the he needed to wash his hands if he touched my mrsa infected eye. They gave me a 7 day prescription for 2 oral antibiotics, cipro and clindamycin hcl plus bacitracin ointment. Is this treatment going to be effective and is my live in boy friend in danger of getting MRSA?
It's a tough drug on your organs but is suppose to kick the MRSA in the butt; not to mention Levaquin, and Cipro. If you are concerned and unsure, please seek a second medical opionion. I learned the hard way that we as patients must be extremely proactive in our health care. I wish I had sought a second opionion a month ago. My foot wound has not healed and it's been four months now. I am off to see a wound specialist next week.
(2) Do you have any suggestions for me? I have read online about Folliculitis and (yikes) MRSA and I am wondering if it is possible that I have either of these conditions. (3) If so - can you give me details about each of them? I feel trapped. I have been advised not to shave and that if this is a Staph infection than it can be very contagious. etc. I feel like I'm putting my life on hold until they go away. (4)How much longer should I be expecting to deal with this nightmare?
My daughter who has been sick for years has just been diagnosed a month ago with pseudomonas. She took Cipro for 14 days and still has same complaints. She also has constant sinus infection, after 2 surgeries and a solid year of antibiotic treatment. They just did a new culture last week and the gram stain still showed a lot of bacteria but the culture was normal(this was while on Cipro).
The infection is in my urethra and prostate. I was given Cipro, while it was not one of the drugs listed on the sensitivity test. Hence, my question, poorly asked. Is Cipro interchangable with any of the drugs on the sensitivity test listed below. benzoyl penicillin, ampicillin,cefotaximine, levofloxin and vancomycin.
just abnormal miscolored stools light green hugh and a constant feeling of pressure. This happened when i finished my prescription of cipro- (uti infection) and sulfa (mrsa infection on leg). any ideas as what to ask my doctor about would be greatly appreciated i am now currently on bentyl but see no improvement of discomforts.
Also at times foam and blood(blood once) in my urine. I went through something similar about 3 years ago, and then all the sudden one day, the UTI'S stopped. Now I am going through this again. About 2 yrs ago I went to a walk in clinic, and he said I had +4 protien in my urine???And I now have a hard lump in the internal opening of my vagina. The dr. said my vagina was coated in White blood cells, but no BV, Yeast or STD'S.The reason I bring all of this up,is because I beleive it is all related.
Last month was Psuedomonis and it got better with Cipro. This week its MRSA and I am on Eriithromycin. What can cause recurrent infections I go swimming at the gym everyday in warm water pool.
my husband has had this since december of 2010. he has took k-flex, cipro, augmentin, clindamycin,and bactrim. he also had to take diflucan for a severe case of yeast from the antibiotics. his infection is still ongoing. after 5 solid months of antibiotics, i would think it would resolve. his doctor doesnt seem to have any other options about what he should do. he is a west-coast truck driver, and has been unable to work since january.
My doctor says that the only medication that will kill it is Cipro. He also says that you can pick it up from shopping carts or shaking hands. I was under the impression that you could only pick-up staph in a hospital or doctors office. Which is true. Shopping cart or doctors office and how many different kinds of staph are there.
I have had two sinus surgeries and I am being treated by one of the top St. Louis ENT Doctors, but I am still sick. I have been diagnosed with MRSA and Pseudonomas three times. Now the cultures do not show that I have that, but the meds I am on do not help me. I am on Biaxin now, and just finished 20 days of Levequin. I had to stop that because of tendon pain. Before that I have been on Septra, Cipro and many more.
A couple years ago I had fever, diarrhea and bloody stools and they checked it. Found out I had campylobacter and gave me Cipro. I saw improvement within the first couple days. If you're not seeing any improvement at all (fever gone? easing of blood in stool and urine, general feeling better) then you should at least give the doctor's office a call. You don't want to add anemia and dehydration to the problems you have already.
It's not MRSA. She told me the bacteria was susceptible to the Keflex and to Cipro, for which she wrote me a scrip to take when the 7 days of Keflex was gone. She said this would take a while to go away. So now, while the infection does not look to be getting worse, it is getting better very slowly (yes, she warned me). But I am google-happy and everything I read says this stuff is awful and contagious.
I have never heard of natural yogurt not being good for anyone (expect those who have an intolerance to lactose and whey). I have been on Cipro and had no problems whatsoever when eating natural live yogurt. I have also never heard of anyone dying from eating yogurt.
Received unprotected oral sex again and same problems started all over again. Given azithro, cipro, and levaquin again and nothing cleared symptoms up. I tested twice for HIV at 8 months (oral test) and a year (blood test) and both were neg. Went to urologist and he said I had scared tissue that he removed and also performed varricocelle surgery. I have the same tenderness in my right testicle which I notice increases as I sit for long periods.
After about a month I began to notice some urticaria and dermographism. The itching and urticaria, while mild and intermittent, continued and eventually spread to include my torso. I decided to see a dermatologist in September. She spent all of 3 minutes with me and sent me away with a Rx for cortisone cream. Shortly after this I spoke with a friend who had been with me in China who told me she had developed the same symptoms.
3 weeks later there was a bit more tingling and a few more little bumps. 3 more weeks pass and my scrotum turns red and irritated and starts to burn. the burning continues and spreads in the folds of my skin (thighs). my entire scrotum and penis burn. My arms, chest, back and face have broken out. And my throat is sore with little bumps and there is a whitish coating on my tounge. This has been going on for months. And the pain has been excruciating.
the arm is slightly better tonight, the redness is still there but not spreading like it was. I am on an anti b.....cipro and its making me feel kinda dizzy, but hey I just hope it works and I don't need to go the extra and have the IV. the doctor at the ER said I had to see improvement within in 24 hrs...so tomorrow will tell. thx again everyone.
My doctor just told me I had MRSA because I had bumps in my ears that hurt,itched and fluid in my ears. He did not do a culture just says that is what it is. .He put me on Cipro 500mg bid I dope he is wrong I don't know how I would have gotten it he said I touched someone???? Duh Do have any other ideas what this could be?
Your antibiotics were quite strong, is there any chance you have been battling yeast infections caused by them? This is quite common, and a yeast infection can cause burning and discomfort as well and antibiotics can make it worse. Do you have access to over-the-counter pyriduim and cranberry capsules or juice? The pyriduim numbs the urinary tract (and turns your urine an alarming orange color), and the cranberry coats your urinary tract, making it harder for the bacteria to grow.
I do not smoke, I do not do drugs, I work out at least 4 times a week for 3 hours a day, I eat healthy, I get all my servings of fruit and veggies and drink at least 3L of water a day and I'm 19 years old. I'm tired of being told to go to the next doctor and the next and the next only to be passed along to this specialist and this specialist and so on. I'm tired of losing my life to being sick. I'm tired of not getting answers. I just want to be better. I just want my life back.
I had gone to our family doctor over a period of about a year, in 2006, during which time I was given Keflex, Doxycycline, Cipro, Augmentin and a Clindamycin topical gel, (which actually seemed to accelerate and spread the infection on my face in the shaving area), and nothing seemed to do any good. The pimples do seem to get better if you break them open and remove the hair follicle, but I have had some linger for weeks if you don't get every single hair out of the pimple.
As an update, it turns out that what I have is MRSA. And it is far, far worse than Impetigo. And Anastasia, I would very highly recommend checking-out this site: http://mrsa-forum-usa.com/ The collective experiences of everyone there has proven invaluable to me. And even if you might not have MRSA (I pray that you don't!), I'm sure you could learn some very useful things from the community there. All the best in your (our) fight against Staph.
Based on the test, the Staphylococcus seems to be resistant to many antibiotics – I researched this and based on the antibiotics the bacteria is resistant to I am thinking could this be MRSA? Could this be causing the problem and this much discomfort with no visible sores? Also would this explain my thick saliva and constant nasal drip/congestion if the bacteria got into my mouth? I am at my wits end and the discomfort is every day for the last 7 months now! I don’t know what else to do?
I later found out he had a GIRLFRIEND and had been lying to me all along. So she called me one day and said that she found my number in his phone and she told me that I should go get checked for chlamydia because he gave it to her, but I brushed it off because I never had intercourse with him so I thought it was impossible. Around April I started to get this white discharge and I thought maybe it was cause of my period of something. Idk. So a month went on and then came the foul smell.
I was prescribed Bactrim to take for 2 weeks, which I had to change to Cipro because Bactrim made me deathly ill with stomach pains and headache. My doctor called 2 days later confirming I had MRSA saying I had probably contracted it from work, my long nails being the carrier or from my boils I had got under my arm pit since high school being that the breast and arm pit were in close relations with each other. I scheduled my follow-up visit for a week later.
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