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MRSA in lungs

My question goes out to everyone.. have any of you had MRSA in your lungs.. I just found out I am a carrier and I am currently sick with what they think is Bronchitis which is really no surprise I have had that many of times. But my dr says MRSA in the lungs presents as pnemonia and that is not the info I have found. so I was wondering if any of you have had in your lungs and if so how did it present? Thanks

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As a health care provider i use to take care of pt. with respitory infections and they had positive sputum culturse for MRSA.

I would ask for a culture just to be on the safe side. I also have bronchitis for the second time in 3 months and fear there is more to it.

I wish you luck. Take care.
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Mine presented like broncitis.Had a real heavy feeling to my chest and it hurt to touch even though there where no lesions on my skin, it hung on forever.Finally got Avolox to kick it out on a 20 day course
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I have had two serious battles with staphyllucoccus pneumonia. One bout in 1998 which put me in a coma and on life support for two months and a reaccurance in 2000 with the exact same results. I know it was staphy, but I don't know if it was MRSA. I do know it was bad, and I was pronounced dead collectively more times than I want to remember. It was a true out and out fight for my life both times. I am now battling MRSA and have had the same concerns that you have, but I believe if it hits the lungs, you would definitely know it.
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I had systemic MRSA (in bloodstream) and pneumonia was one of multiple issues. I also had a heart attack and my bone marrow was impacted. When MRSA is in the bloodstream, it hits major organs, and one can die very quickly. It's very different than the MRSA skin infection.
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my 11 month old grandson has mrsa in the lungs that caused pnemonia.he almost died 4 times in less than 2 weeks.we were told it was just a common cold with croup.he is now in the icu holding on for his life.PLEASE find out all you can about it being in lungs and ask all the questions you can think of.I hope you get better.
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I was wondering if you got the answers you needed. My step-father was hospitalized Christmas Day with pneumonia and tested positive for MRSA also. They said if he wouldn't have came to the hospital he would've died. Now I know they found the MRSA in his nose but I think it was in the lungs also. He is still very ill at home laid up on oxygen. I am wondering if you have had any success and can offer some advice? I am five months pregnant and am worried when I am around sometimes. I wash my hands and use the sanitizer on my way out the door though. I hope you are doing well and got the answers oyu needed...
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I have HA-MRSA. For the past 2 years I have been in and out of the hospital with what the doctor's diagnosed as pneumonia. I constantly have spots that move around in my lungs. I had to have the middle lobe of my right lung removed in March 2008. At my pre-op I was told that all of my bloodwork was ok except that is showed MRSA. It was brushed off as no big deal. I was told that it just makes me resistant to some antibiotics. Now, 6 months later I keep getting sick. I constantly spit up this mucus that is yellow, brown or green. My family physician did a sputum culture and said it was MRSA. We have thought that my problem with my lung was due to living in an apartment with aspergillus mold but now I am wondering if the problem started wit MRSA. I first became sick in December of 2005. I had and tonsillectomy in November of 2005. I have suffered from the body aches, night sweats, cramps in my toes, plus many other symptoms that have been unexplainable. In October of last year I lost my voice for a month and nothing made it better until I took and antifungal medicine. I have been diagnosed with reflux but don't think I really have it. I saw an infectious disease doctor that did nothing....not even a sputum culture. My primary care physician did the culture and started me on Bactrim which has made me feel better than anything else.
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2 years ago I was diagnosed with pneumonia and 2 partial lung collapses. I then had a broncoscopy which showed MRSA but I was not advised of it. Several cases of pneumonia and lung collapse later I was sent to National Jewish Hospital in Colorado. It was there that I was told I had MRSA. I have had every test under the sun and no one knows what to do with me here in Ann Arbor!! I am ready to go back to Colorado! What a wonderful hospital. I am currently waiting for a cystic fibrosis DNA test to come back. The only thing that seems to help is a CF drug called pulmozyme. It has kept me off of non-stop antibiotics and steroids. It has been 2 years and I still can not exercise the way I used to but at least I have not been hospitalized in the last 6 months. Good Luck! Hope this helps.
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Yes, my son has colonized MRSA pneumonia. BUT he has many other issues too. He is a vented quadriplegic and is immune compromised. He got it while inpatient for another type of pneumonia. He does a Tobramycin and Colistan treatment daily. One month he does Tobi, then the next he does Colistan. It keeps it from flaring but last August it did flare up and he was on IV antibiotics. Now, once its colonized, there is NO cure. But I did read there is a new cure for the skin MRSA.
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My quadriplegic son suffered from MRSA after the extended hospital stay for four months. A couple months later, I GOT IT. Huge painful blisters on my abdomen. I went to the docto and got the antibiotics but decided not to take them. I ordered PHENOMENAL water and gel and decided to try JUST THAT ALONE, to see if it worked. In 6 hours the pain was at about 50%. In three days there was maybe a 70% improvement, and in one week a 99% improvement. I am in such shock about it. It worked like a charm for me. I hope it will for others.

HOW IT WORKS: Our bodies and blood has become too acidic due to the ways we eat. mrsa and staph need an acidic environment in the blood in order to live. Also, MRSA produces a large amount of LACTIC ACID. So, with all that acid in the blood, we need to get rid of the HYDROGEN atoms (acidic, lower ph), and make our blood more alkaline (higher ph). The water has three molecules of water H6O3, but one hydrogen is taken out, thus rendering it H5O3. You dilute this and drink this- I drank 80 ounces per day. The unstable water molecules with one less hydrogen go into your body and bind the extra hydrogens to itself, thus pulling other hydrogens OUT OF YOUR BLOOD, and making you more alkaline. The topical cream is an alkaline skin gel, that sucks out the uric acid and lactic acid from the surface wound. These two processes STOPPED MRSA IN ITS TRACKS for me. And in 7 days I was back to normal. The dynamics of how this works all makes sense.

They have a 7 day sample for just $15.00 but I would NOT DO THIS unless you ALSO GET THE ALKALINE SKIN GEL.

There you have it. Hope it works for you as well as it worked for me.
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Nano silver (www.guardiansilver.com) can get rid of MRSA anywhere in the body. You can get it at GNC in every town. Use the liquid in a nebulizer or even a vaporizer. Breath it into the lungs. Also drink several teaspoons a day. Put the gel on any infection sites. My son's friend has started using (he is paraplegic Afgan vet) and his MRSA is now gone and he has not had a single UTI since he started using nano silver. Just make sure you only buy the product manufactured by American Bio Tech Labs, any other is probably colloidal silver and that is NOT THE SAME. You want nano silver, Silver Sol, or bio Silver (different retailers) I personally know many people who have used this to get rid of their MRSA. Read back the past year all my other posts for mor info about what silver did for my son..it saved his leg.
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G Dav. Listen. Its near impossible to get mrsa in your lungs without it being introduced during a medical procedure

I had pneumonia in 2004. Felt pretty bad, In hospital they done some kind of scope down my lungs. Confirmed i had pneumonia and plural fluid.

After a week was sent home. One week later, I felt 10 times worse. Went back to hospital with severe fever over 40 degrees C which is well high. For a week they couldnt work out what was wrong. Eventually, they discovered i had mrsa in my lungs and lesions which were filling my lungs with puss and compromising my breathing

I had to get an incision in each lung to drain the puss, and go on IV antibiotics. Nothing seemed to work. They tried every antibiotic going for 4 weeks and i just kept getting worse. They were going to operate on my lungs to remove the absesses and drain further after 5 weeks but i started to respond just in time.

Im convinced the bronchioschopy infected me with mrsa because of poor hygiene.

G Dav. Same thing probably happened to you when you got youre tonsills removed.

Every doctor and nurse has mrsa these days. In the UK they stopped testing their medical staff for it. Too many costs to treat them all!

By 2008 I had got rid of mrsa after several treatments of antibiotics and blue washes. But that whole time i had it, i was getting a green sputum and night sweats. The doctors thought i was making a meal out of it also but it did make me feel like shit and near killed me
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Sent several sputum samples away for analysis and kept coming back mrsa. But dont frett. Ive been clear now nearly 3 years
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Like many of the replies that you have already received, I had MRSA pneumonia in 2007 and almost died of sepsis. I was in ICU for 22 days on a ventilator. I was on IV vancomyacin and multiple other IV antibiotics. I went to the ER with what I felt like was a case of bronchitis. Luckily the doctor admitted me instead of sending me home with the wrong antibiotic because an Xray of lungs was clear. That probably saved my life because a few hours after arriving at the ER my lungs failed and I had to be intubated. In ICU my organs began to fail and I had to be put on dialysis.

Then I had surgery to place a trachyotomy and a feeding tube and was put on the acute rehab floor for two more months. I could not even sit up by myself, turn myself over or write. I developed bedsores. It was like waking up in a nightmare.

I contracted MRSA by breathing the spores in while in the hot tub at my gym. 48 hours later I was on life support. It happens very fast and it is devastating. I had one lobe of my right lung removed a year later because I continued to have multiple severe flare ups and was hospitalized about 8 more times in the first two years. I am on full time oxygen. I gave myself IV antibiotics multiple times at home and had 5 pic lines. I was being treated by a pulmonologist and an infectious disease doc.

I still battle pneumonia flare ups but for the past year I have been able to keep them tampered down with Bactrim and Cipro. I just pray every day that it will hold up. I feel like I am one flare up from a ventilator. I am afraid to go to a gym, or anywhere that you can get community acquired MRSA

This is probably more than you wanted to know but the advice that I have is to take it seriously and find a doctor that will do the same. It is life-changing and devastating if it becomes full blown. Most doctors seem to want to minimize it effects. They say things like MRSA has been around forever, a lot of people are carriers and its mostly a skin problem. Well none of that changes the fact that I have lost my livelihood, career and almost my life.

So get to an infectious disease doctor if you can, they have saved my life so far.