Have you ever been infected?

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  1. NMG26

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    I wonder where the age cutoff for people who didn't grow up getting merthiolate put on them when they got cut or skinned up? 30? 35? Might explain a lot about these "Occupy Wall Street," "BLM," and "Antifa" spoiled whining monsters. We keep making childhood as pain-free and consequence-free as possible, and we reap the whirlwind for it.

    Bring back the merthiolate!!
     
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    My brother in law also had a hospital stay from a cat bite.
     
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    Got infected with encephalitis when I was 11. Spent a couple of weeks in Cincinnati Children's Hospital. First week I was basically comatose from a super high fever, lying on a freon mattress, literally packed in bags of ice. The last week when the fever subsided and I regained consciousness, was round after round of tests and fluids. Dr's said I was super lucky I made it out unscathed, except being really weak and having trouble walking again. I had a cousin who a couple of months prior to me contracted encephalitis also. His parents took him to a different hospital. He didn't fair as good as me. He went from being at genius level to being barely functional because of the high fever and resulting brain damage. That is the worst infection I've had.
     
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    October of 1991. Working and going to school full time. Staying out late and partying. Not eating right. BOOM! Mono, staph, and strep all at once. WBC 30K+. 104+ fever. Copious vomiting. So dehydrated, my piss was brown. ER. Admitted. Moved to ICU. Windpipe started to swell shut. Massive strider on inhale. Not being able to breathe is one of the most terrifying things there is. Almost had to be tubed. Epi nebulizer. High-dose IV antibiotics and IV steroids. Discharged after 5 more days. No energy for months afterward because of the mono. Not a fun time.
     
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    must have a pretty strong constitution... but the only serious thing i remember, i got a fish hook stuck in my hand when i was maybe 9 or 10, took care of it myself and the next day it was hot and swollen, told dad about the next day and by then i needed a doctor to drain it, clean it and get some shots. worst vacation of my life by then... funny, i whacked my shin with a hatchet 2 weeks ago, pretty nasty, i got distracted and the blade bounced off the tree root and put and gave me a bloody 1 inch gash. i've had so many tetanus shots the last 5 years i didn't bother going in, actually looks pretty good now...
     
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    In June 2012 at age 60 I came home from work early because I felt like crap. I took my temp and it was 106. I called my doctor and he had me come in right away and after stat blood tests I was admitted to hospital. I had an infectious disease (internal infection) but could not identify it. They had me on all kinds of IV antibiotics and after MRI and ultra sounds finally got it under control and figured out I had an infected liver cyst that they drained, though no idea how that happened. First couple days in hospital and at home before coming in I had really bad violent rigors where I shook so bad for 15 minutes or so it hurt bad. I went home after a week in the hospital with a pic line in my upper arm and had to give myself IV antibiotic for 2 months. I hope I never experience anything like that again.

    In 2013 I was back in hospital for different reason and after routine nose swab I found out I was a MRSA carrier. It is estimated about 1-5 percent of the population are MSRA carriers. Anyone coming into my room had to put on gown, gloves, and mask. They put some salve in my nose for about a week and that was the last I ever heard about it LOL. Myself and no one in my family has ever had a MRSA infection.
     
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    Only Skiffuluss got it from the girl at the Carnival
     
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    I dealt with something similar a few years back. I can’t remember what it was. Some really long unpronounceable name. They took a bone marrow sample to figure it out. That was uncomfortable for a while. I had a hard time walking as well. But time heals all wounds as they say. I’m like Jack Sprat now except I can’t run very well.
     
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    I wasn’t going to post these, but what the hell. My left shoulder, complete replacement. Got infected. I had to run 2 bags of Vancomycin through a PICC line they installed for 6 weeks!

    It started out so great. That’s a good-looking set of staples right there!

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    And the x-rays looked great! That beautiful titanium rod looking good!

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    Then, EIGHT months later, after physical therapy and everything going fine, I woke up one day and it’s looking like a golf ball in there. But I waited. Next day it was size of a baseball! After 5 surgeries on it, they had to send me to a Wound Care Specialist to try to close up that nasty hole! Took him a few weeks but finally got it sewed up. Hamburger anyone?

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    Black racers very much want you to believe that they are mean and will bite.

    Generally they avoid getting anywhere near humans. If they screw up they have a number of tricks to fool you so they can safely get away. Acting aggressive is a bluff, just one of their many tricks.
     
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    Most folks don't work on farms anymore. Others are careful, and yet others have good immunity.
     
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    Interesting thread. I’m reasonably careful in my life, but have had the usual cat/dog/snake/spider/tick etc. bites, and scratches. No real problems at age 67. Great immune system? Or luck?
     
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    As an Iowa farm kid growing up in the 60’s and 70’s, I remember my parents not really taking a wound seriously unless you could squeeze pus out of the inflamed wound.

    And even then, the answer was to squeeze, wash with soap and water, wrap with gauze, and repeat until gone.

    As I’ve told people, I’ve had a thousand stitches. I just got ‘em 10 and 20 at a time.
     
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    Are they able to determine and say how the infection got in there after it looked liked everything went so well from the beginning???




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    Something to ponder related to that other ancient history thread not being so ancient.

    Penicillin was discovered in 1929 and wasn't widely used to the public until 1945! Holy crap!




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    Hydrogen Peroxide is no longer recommended for puncture wounds or any deeper wounds. It really is not recommended for cleaning wounds. Apparently it also kills healthy cells and inhibits healing. Especially if in contact with the wound for any length of time.
     
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