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Working in an emergency dept, last November, I became MRSA+,

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Working in an emergency dept, last November, I became MRSA+, diagnosed March this year. Despite vancomycin, it didn't clear. Sores are all over both legs, groin, and back, shoulders, arms.
Infection control did fortnightly tests, but always "not clear". 2 months ago, I received "all clear". However, after two months of no improvement, I checked with my GP. The test results that I was told were clear, stated heavy growth.
Infection control said "all clear" meant all clear for work, not MRSA free. I am not in a clinical role, they said it had been an error for them to be monitoring at all. They also sent me all the pathology accounts.
My GP is at a loss as to how to proceed. I boil wash clothes, sheets, towels. My hygiene routine is impeccable. But no sores are healing.
I have researched online, but I cannot find anything else I can do. I know the risks of remaining untreated, but no one seems to know of a treatment.
Please can you advise?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 9 months ago.

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Do you have any pets?

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Did you try septra?

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are you washing with hibiclens?

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Well I will help you to the best that I can

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You can to decolonize yourself.

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For difficult cases in the USA, the do the following:

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Mupirocin nasal ointment, chlorhexidine mouth rinse, and full-body wash with chlorhexidine soap for 5 days. As well, any intestinal and urinary-tract colonization is treated with oral vancomycin and cotrimoxazole, respectively. You can take bactrim to hasten the healing of the sores

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This article published explains to treatment (originated in Switzerland)

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18510460

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Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 9 months ago.

Well I will help you to the best that I can

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You can to decolonize yourself.

Dr. Natasha :

For difficult cases in the USA, the do the following:

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Mupirocin nasal ointment, chlorhexidine mouth rinse, and full-body wash with chlorhexidine soap for 5 days. As well, any intestinal and urinary-tract colonization is treated with oral vancomycin and cotrimoxazole, respectively. You can take bactrim to hasten the healing of the sores

Dr. Natasha :

This article published explains to treatment (originated in Switzerland)

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18510460

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I hope that this helped

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please leave positive feedback if it did

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If you have a question about this please use reply

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if this helped please leave positive feedback

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thanks :-)

 

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