Spreading of MRSA in Webster Springs...

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country

Glen Burnie, MD

#1 Aug 14, 2012
I want to share some awareness on the spread of MRSA..
My family recently was there over the summer visiting family.
My child contracted MRSA from them.
They tell me there is a lot of people in that town that are positive for MRSA.. and its no big deal..
They believe this because that is what they are told by the so called Dr's at your so called hospital (band-aid clinic)..
The Truth is, it is a big deal and not everyone has MRSA and if you are being told that your being lied to...
I just sat two days with my daughter being poked on with needles and in severe pain crying so hard..
So, the family says tell her don't worry everyone gets it, it is just an infection.
Then they say well if she got it from here its her own damn fault.. she is 15 how is it her fault?

So I take her to her doctor. I get all the facts from a real Physician and WOW I get totally different information. In order to get the infection someone has to come in direct contact with someone who has it and has not been properly treated.. Just giving someone an antibiotic does not keep you from spreading the MRSA. It only treats the current outbreak of the infecton.
There is a 7day medicine process you need to do to eradicate MRSA from all family members to keep from spreading it to others..

I am here to share that with you as a town you can over come the spread of MRSA if you get the treatment.
1.Nasal and rectal mupirocin twice a day for 7 days to all household members.
2.Chlorhexidine (Hibiclens) wash from chin down daily for 5 days to all family members.
3. Alternative to Hibiclens is bleach water baths:
1/4 cup bleach per bath tub or 1 teaspoon per gallon of water to wash the entire body chin down.
soak for 15 mins daily for 5 days or every other day for 7 days.
4. Avoid sharing towels (wash towels in bleach and hot water)
5 As always Frequent had washing and personal hygiene...

I'm not here to bash anyone or the town.. I am here merely to help stop the spread of MRSA with giving you the right information..
Please keep in mind this is an infectious disease not just some infection.. when contracted it is very painful and not just an adult infection. People that do not get treatment can die...
finger

Dallas, TX

#2 Aug 14, 2012
You are correct, And it can kill and result in loss of limbs.often it is crontracted in the hospital.
Janet

United States

#3 Aug 15, 2012
I have not heard of anyone. Having it here?!? I will google the symptoms so I know what they are.
yes

Bluefield, WV

#4 Aug 15, 2012
Oh yes, it is here! There are several carriers of it also. Seems more to involve the drug users,but then they spread it to their friends, family, and all,then they are infected. As they go about their daily lives, they inturn pass it on to others,even children
Jack

Bluefield, WV

#5 Aug 16, 2012
Wat does it look like? Spider or bug bite? A rash. Or wat?
country

United States

#6 Aug 16, 2012
When it first appears it a small bump like a pimple.. then the pimple gets hard. It starts to hurt really bad.they are very very painful.
it starts getting bigger and harder and Cellulitis may begin to form.
It then forms an abscess. If you dont get to the Dr for an antibotic this abscess becomes worse.. The most prescribed antibotic is Bactrium.. but like in my daughters case it did nothing for the infection. She had to go into the hospital for IV antibotics. Then the dr had to put a surgical incision in the abscess so it can drain. Sometimes the abscess gets so bad that they have to actually pack it with antibotic cloth..
Once infected you then become a MRSA carrier.. If you do the treatment like I wrote above you cleanse yourself of the bacteria that causes MRSA. and you avoid reinfecting yourself or others.
I hope this helps.
country

Lexington Park, MD

#7 Aug 16, 2012
Oh by the way the Hibiclens is over the counter. You can get it at the local pharmacy. You may have to ask for it. The cost is right around $7 a bottle.
1badmoma

Sykesville, MD

#8 Aug 18, 2012
country wrote:
I want to share some awareness on the spread of MRSA..
My family recently was there over the summer visiting family.
My child contracted MRSA from them.
They tell me there is a lot of people in that town that are positive for MRSA.. and its no big deal..
They believe this because that is what they are told by the so called Dr's at your so called hospital (band-aid clinic)..
The Truth is, it is a big deal and not everyone has MRSA and if you are being told that your being lied to...
I just sat two days with my daughter being poked on with needles and in severe pain crying so hard..
So, the family says tell her don't worry everyone gets it, it is just an infection.
Then they say well if she got it from here its her own damn fault.. she is 15 how is it her fault?
So I take her to her doctor. I get all the facts from a real Physician and WOW I get totally different information. In order to get the infection someone has to come in direct contact with someone who has it and has not been properly treated.. Just giving someone an antibiotic does not keep you from spreading the MRSA. It only treats the current outbreak of the infecton.
There is a 7day medicine process you need to do to eradicate MRSA from all family members to keep from spreading it to others..
I am here to share that with you as a town you can over come the spread of MRSA if you get the treatment.
1.Nasal and rectal mupirocin twice a day for 7 days to all household members.
2.Chlorhexidine (Hibiclens) wash from chin down daily for 5 days to all family members.
3. Alternative to Hibiclens is bleach water baths:
1/4 cup bleach per bath tub or 1 teaspoon per gallon of water to wash the entire body chin down.
soak for 15 mins daily for 5 days or every other day for 7 days.
4. Avoid sharing towels (wash towels in bleach and hot water)
5 As always Frequent had washing and personal hygiene...
I'm not here to bash anyone or the town.. I am here merely to help stop the spread of MRSA with giving you the right information..
Please keep in mind this is an infectious disease not just some infection.. when contracted it is very painful and not just an adult infection. People that do not get treatment can die...
As for the comment about band aide hospital if it was for that hospital alot of people might not be there in that town i understand where u are coming from about MRSA but it is every where u go i also was treated for it yrs ago and i got it at work so u can get it from just about anywhere i hope ur daughter gets well soon.

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MANET SORS TERTIA CAEDI

#9 Aug 18, 2012
1badmoma wrote:
<quoted text> As for the comment about band aide hospital if it was for that hospital alot of people might not be there in that town
The people of Webster continue to live in spite of that hospital's "treatment."
Russet

Morgantown, WV

#10 Aug 19, 2012
Some physicians confuse it with a spider bite (brown recluse).
Russet

Morgantown, WV

#11 Aug 19, 2012
I would probably not listen to this person. By probably I mean DON'T. Firstly, not everyone with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been infected. Staph is prominent on skin, MRSA is a form of the staph bacteria that has develoPed a resistance to certain classes of antibiotics.
People that have acquired the infection are certainly more likely to develop this infection again. Individuals with a compromised immune system are also more likely to get MRSA.

Washing, bathing or showering with bleach is NOT recommended, nor does it treat Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus or (MRSA). Hibiclens is recommended as a hand wash to prevent spread of infection and can also be used around the affected area.

Secondly, the treatment depends on what type of infection they are dealing with (systemic, skin and soft tissue, respiratory). Mupirocin, or Bactroban,is used in pediatric patients and applied TOPICALLY; not rectally. Also, it can be taken nasal when there is an infection in the nasal passages.
The current protocol for infection of the skin is incision and drainage, sometimes that is all that needs to be done in order to completely heal.
For more serious or complicated infections, antibiotics need to be taken. I'm not going over the antibiotics that can potentially be used but I will say that vancomycin is the drug of choice.

Family members need not be treated if they have no signs of the infection, but preventative measures do need to be taken. Mostly just use common sense, don't touch someone's open wound, use a new towel etc.. Also, while at the hospital, let the staff know to wash their hands before they touch you for ANY reason.

MRSA is potentially lethal especially when it is systemic.
doog

Lewisburg, WV

#12 Aug 19, 2012
Staph infections are widespread in WV because of lack of hygiene, and poor medical treatment.
People don't wash regularly and properly and don't clean their clothes frequently or use a dryer. Doctors and medical centers often misdiagnose staph infections which allows it to be spread to others easily.
jack

Oakvale, WV

#13 Aug 20, 2012
Thank u "country" for the info!! I pray ur daughter gets better ASAP!
i have it

Rupert, WV

#14 Aug 20, 2012
recently, in webster, i contracted mrsa (my real sorry ass) after i got my ssi check and spent it all on cigarettes, chips, and beer
country

Lexington Park, MD

#15 Aug 20, 2012
You may not want to listen that is your call.. But I know what I have heard from family memembers and friends from Webster. They are not receiving proper care and treament for MRSA. Nor, are they given information other than everyone gets it..its just an infection.. its not just AN infection.. It is serious, not just ole lets just put an incision in it and let it drain type of deal. A person can get this in the blood stream and they can die from it. MRSA can kill...
I have passed on the information that I received directly from my daughters doctor in hopes that as a community the people in Webster can reduce or limit the spread of the infection. Everyone yes can contract the MRSA. But the chances of getting it can be drastically reduced if people become aware of how it is spread and that there are real treatments. They need awareness of what they can do to keep from passing it to each other.
My daughters doctor recommended the Hibiclens bath and or the bleach bath. So, before you say its NOT recommended.. you should look past the internet for information. Like I said this information that I have passed on come directly from a doctor.
If I could scan the the prescription label for the medicine, I would so everyone could see it is a nasal, rectal treatment.

Again, I am not here bashing and I am sorry that you feel the need or anyone feels the need to make something negative out of someone trying to look out and trying to help the health and care of people. I know, I do NOT want to see anyone go through what my 15 yr old daughter went through or my other family memembers have gone through because they were not properly treated or properly informed of what they can do to protect themselves and others.
Russet wrote:
I would probably not listen to this person. By probably I mean DON'T. Firstly, not everyone with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been infected. Staph is prominent on skin, MRSA is a form of the staph bacteria that has develoPed a resistance to certain classes of antibiotics.
People that have acquired the infection are certainly more likely to develop this infection again. Individuals with a compromised immune system are also more likely to get MRSA.
Washing, bathing or showering with bleach is NOT recommended, nor does it treat Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus or (MRSA). Hibiclens is recommended as a hand wash to prevent spread of infection and can also be used around the affected area.
Secondly, the treatment depends on what type of infection they are dealing with (systemic, skin and soft tissue, respiratory). Mupirocin, or Bactroban,is used in pediatric patients and applied TOPICALLY; not rectally. Also, it can be taken nasal when there is an infection in the nasal passages.
The current protocol for infection of the skin is incision and drainage, sometimes that is all that needs to be done in order to completely heal.
For more serious or complicated infections, antibiotics need to be taken. I'm not going over the antibiotics that can potentially be used but I will say that vancomycin is the drug of choice.
Family members need not be treated if they have no signs of the infection, but preventative measures do need to be taken. Mostly just use common sense, don't touch someone's open wound, use a new towel etc.. Also, while at the hospital, let the staff know to wash their hands before they touch you for ANY reason.
MRSA is potentially lethal especially when it is systemic.
just a guy

Bluefield, WV

#16 Aug 27, 2012
Please do not listen to this idiot. Mupirocin contains polyethylene glycol (PEG) which is hepatotoxic. Applying muprocin to the rectum would ensure 100% absorption of peg which could be fatal. Davis drug guide ( the one used by healthcare profssionals) lists applying muprocin to mucous membranes as a contraindicated warning! The title Dr. Does not make someone smart. The best means of keepi.g yourself safe and clean and managing you healthcare is to keep yourself well educated and well informed. Would you stick a gun to your head and pull the trigger if your Dr. told you too?
I had it

Summersville, WV

#17 Aug 28, 2012
When I contacted hospital related MRSA, the hospital used a bleach solution on me, when they change my cleansing solution I had psuedomones (sp)
I then went back to the bleach solution and it cleared it up. Yes I am a carrier, but haven't had a flare up since. You have to keep GOOD personal hygiene. Bleach solution DOES take care of it...
the real losers

Buckhannon, WV

#18 Aug 29, 2012
no, bleach solution does not take care of it...i have had it now 14 times, surgery for it 11. i have great hygeine, do not live in webster co...some people are carriers and a damn paper cut can cause us to get it again. i bathed in bleach, took every antibiotic in every form, still will always have it in my system. mine is also hospital related....from Ruby...and according to them, they are the hospital most likely in the state to get it from. i have seen countless docs and done everything, nothing works... i am not fat, lazy, on ssi, welfare, or dirty. my body just will not fight it for some reason. so now a bug bite can cause me to get it flared up, or i could have a csection, as i did six weeks ago, and not get it. you never know
wally

Princeton, WV

#19 Apr 27, 2013
Just wanted to warn everyone, it's back again, a couple people in my family has it, I'm not sure it's not coming from the jail birds they just let out or the meth addicts, all I do know is it does come from bugs, your nose, and your feet.

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