MRSA & Bronchiectasis

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Hi everyone hope your all ok today :-). 

I had a cold 3 weeks ago & the infection went to my lungs & I started to cough up blood which is normal for me, I also coughed up a lump of tissue that was sent to the lab, when I got the results back I was told I have MRSA but they didn't say where. Has anyone else had MRSA due to Bronchiectasis? I have read on some sites you are more often to MRSA with Bronchiectasis & it can be ongoing & dangerous if in the lungs. Any feed back would be gratefully received :-)

Dave. 

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    Hi Dave Brown,i know when i went into hospital a few years ago,i was tested for MRSA,,what they did was  was poke a swab up both nostrels ,now you have me worried ...as ive got problems with nose (both nostrels) blocked and bleeding ,have had it for a good six month now i dont know if it is to do with Bronchiectasis  or MRSA,....DOCTORS FOR ME I THINK ....how does MRSA present itself..do you know ...???
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      Hi Denise, I had MRSA back in 2013 which was found after a routine pre op check, I didn't know I had it & didn't have any symptoms at all. It was found after a swab of my mouth & nose. This time they found the MRSA after I coughed up a lump of tissue that the doctors sent for testing. 

      If I hadn't of coughed the sample up I wouldn't of known I had MRSA again as I had no symptoms at all. From what I have read 1 out 3 people have MRSA & don't know they have it. The only way to find out if you have it is to have swabs of the nose, mouth, groin & under the arms sent for checking. There are loads of sites with info about MRSA & bronchiectasis like NHS choices, thoracic site & on here. 

      I would definitely go & see your go with the nose bleeds to be on the safe side Denise, better be safe than sorry. Main thing is don't panic or worry as it could be something easily sorted. Hope you get it sorted soon Denise, let me know how you get on plz. 

      Dave. 

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      Hello Denise, The doctor found out that I have MRSA because of the infections I had all the time. I'm on inhaled antibiotics ever since(2 a day) since the last 4 years.....I don't understand why in the U.K. you go to see the G.P. instead of being sent to a lungspecialist. G.P's don't know so much about this serious disease.....in your case I would go to see a specialist! Good luck Denise and let us know how you are doing, Christianne
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    Hiya Dave Brown...Thanks so much for your reply,ive learned a lot ,i dont know that much about Bronc,hiectasis,was diagnosed 2 years ago, and i dont have a great lot of support from my GP, ive just been getting info off here , and other sites,i will be going to docs this week though, and maybe they will sort this nose of mine out..lol....Thanks again ...Stay well.
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      Hi Denise, I know how you feel with no support from your GP. My GP doesn't have a clue about bronchiectasis & I had to tell her what antibiotics I should be on when I get a infection ! Luckily the SR nurse at the GP practice is studying chest infections & knew all about bronchiectasis so she is going to try to sort things out for me. I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis on the 24th of February this year after a CT scan, I went to the respiratory clinic at the hospital to get the CT scan results & the doctor just said & I quote "you have bronchiectasis in both lungs, I don't have any leaflets here & my printer isn't working" she then wrote bronchiectasis on a scrap piece of paper & said "this is what you have, when you get home google it & you can find out about it, I will see you in 6 months" !!! Thankfully there is this site & other sites that have help me try to understand this condition & what, to a degree, to look out for & what to expect. It's almost like they don't care as it is one of those conditions that people don't see or understand. Other people look at you & think there's nothing wrong with you ! It's just great to know we're not alone & we can all come on here & share our circumstances & our knowledge. Good luck with your nose lol. Take care & keep smiling :-)
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      Hi David,  I was diagnosed this past March.  Like you , i got the "see you in six months" , and "don't panic when you go on the internet".  Thank God I found this site or I would know nothing.  

      I have no advice for you but I really hope that you get some relief and feel better soon.

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      Hi murphs, it makes you wonder about some GP's when they treat you like that. Your right tho, this site & the people on here have been a life line that have really helped with advice so yes I agree thank god for this site & the great people on here. Hope you are ok too & you get the help you need from your doctors. 
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    Hello Dave, I have broncoectasis and pseudomonas. I think they are part of MRSA.This means all year round chronical infection as those MRSA bacteria are resistant to most of the antibiotics... It is therefore easier to catch other things like for instance the flue, bronchitis or whatever virus...I take twice a day antibiotic wich I inhale since the last four years.. My immunity system has gone down beause of all that antibiotic and now I am seriously looking for a solution. Untill now I had not found a treatment that kills those bacteria but I'm on a good track now  to a treatment that could be efficient....i will keep everybody informed about it....

    Good luck and I advise you tou eat very healthy in order to keep your body clean from toxic food and lots of exercise....

     

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      Hi Christiann, sounds like you have been suffering really badly over the years but it's good too see you could be on the right track now with the new treatment, hope it works for you. My symptoms are nothing compared to yours so I'm really lucky. 

      Good luck & take care, would be good to hear if the new treatment works for you so yes please keep us all informed :-)

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      Thanks Dave, I hope too this thing will work out after several years having tried many therapies and alternative treatments....

      I wOuld love to hear from others how they manage MRSA and if someone has to take antibiotics every day to keep those bacteria under control...

      thanks for your kind words! As soon as I have some good news I will let you know...the best to you..Christianne

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      Hi Christianne, when I had mrsa back in 2013 they gave me a 5 day treatment which was a shower gel for head & body, a cream you put in your nose & a talc for under the arms, the backside & the groin. I had to use these everyday for 5 days then do another swab test. I was told that I would have to do this this course three times & be clear on three swabs tests before I was all clear of mrsa. This time my doctors have just given me a antibiotic called doxycycline which can help with both the bronchiectasis & mrsa. I have a pre op check on the 17th June for a knee op on the 29th June, my doctor has told me to notify the hospital that I had/have mrsa as they might want to re swab me & start me on the wash, cream & talc again before my op. I'll keep you informed as to what happens when I get tested again :-)
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    Hi again Dave Brown,well went to docs today,saw a doctor i had not seen before,and i was so supprised to hear he knew quite a bit about ,my condition ..Bronchiectasis,and "yes" he did say that my nose problem could be an MRSA bug and gave me Naseptrin to try ,and if that doesnt work he will try something else to try and get rid of the bugs,but at least something is being done, and i might be able to breath at night ,not being able to inflate my lungs is bad enough ,but when your nose is block aswell.....well it doesnt make for a happy life ....but now i have a doctor who knows what he is doing is a great comfort to me,i now dont feel like i have to manage this on my own .  Thankyou Dave Brown for all your info.Hope you are well. 
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      Hi Denise, that's great news about your doctor knowing about bronchiectasis, fingers crossed you will now get the help & treatment you need with no fuss. Let's hope the naseptrin works for you & stops the bleeding, you can't go on suffering like this. 

      Please don't thank me tho Denise, I'm still new to bronchiectasis & I have learned a lot from other people on here & it's been a great help talking to them so they deserve the credit, if it wasn't for the other people on here who have so much knowledge about bronchiectasis & have passed it on for us all too read most of us would be lost. It's these that deserve the thanks Denise :-). 

      I really pleased that your finally getting the help you need & hope things start to improve for you. Take care Denise, stay strong & keep smiling :-). 

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