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Garlic burn?
Posted by Ray
Last Reply July 1, 2017 at 17:09
Started July 31, 2012 at 05:49
So applied garlic directly to my wounds as recommended. But I think I have garlic burns on where I applied the garlic. The skin is dark brown. Is that a garlic burn? It seems like I need to dilute the garlic somehow.

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Can MRSA infect bones/joints?
Posted by Carole
Last Reply June 1, 2017 at 15:55
Started December 24, 2006 at 12:26
I am a 54 year old female and have had MRSA for the last 4 months, thought to a caused by a bite from a Brown Recluse spider. 3 to 4 days after I finish an antibiotic, I start showing signs of MRSA again. I have had boils, sinus, throat/tonsil problems and now seem to be affected in my bones and joints. Recently, all joints of my arms, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles are very painful. It almost feels as though my entire arm and leg BONES hurt as well. (I have had MILD Osteoarthritis for about 15 years in my knees and ankles but nothing like this!) Does anyone know if MRSA can affect bones and/or joints? My doc is sending me to an infectious disease doctor but I have not had the appointment yet. Thanks for any information you can share with me! God Bless you all! Carole

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Diagnosed with MRSA in mouth
Posted by Kim
Last Reply June 1, 2017 at 06:26
Started April 18, 2009 at 03:11
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I will try to make a long story short. Had a tooth ache back in December. Went to dentist and he said nothing was wrong with my tooth. At the end of Dec.the tooth was really bothering me so I called my dentist and again, took an xray and found nothing wrong with my tooth. He told me to go to an ear,nose and throat doctor thinking it could be my sinues. I didnt go. So mid Jan. the pain got so bad, I went to the ER and they dianosed me with TMJ. SO I followed up with an oral surgeon. He did a panoramic xray and said that the tooth I was complaining about had an infection that needed a root canal. Went to a root canal specialist, he drilled the tooth and started a root canal, gave me antibiotics and told me to come back in 3 weeks, so a week later the pain was really bad and when I called the dentist, he was on vacation. Went to another dentist who drilled the tooth but left it "open" so that the infection could drain. He put me on more antibiotics (augmentin). Fo... read more

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MRSA Effecting Work
Posted by Erica
Last Reply May 1, 2017 at 04:02
Started January 3, 2017 at 18:29
I am a 24 year old female. I have been dealing with MRSA outbreaks
on my skin for almost 7 years now. It has gotten to the point that
the only antibiotics I can take are Zyvox(pill) and
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time I get another outbreak. My insurance doesn't like to approve
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basically almost always have it. I feel like shit all the time. It
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Cannabinoids from Cannabis Kills MRSA!
Posted by Steve
Last Reply February 1, 2017 at 07:50
Started January 17, 2014 at 01:44
Hello,
I contracted MRSA in 2007, during a Emergency Room visit, and two other times in 2008. I'm fully aware of the limitations of today's antibiotics, and pharmaceutical companies lack of interest in developing new antibiotics.

I read in an article that some of the cannabinoids in cannabis have antibiotic properties, however in order to get too them they have to be extracted into a concentrate, in a certain way.

I made this extracted cannabis concentrate for an antimicrobial topical, and yes, it works!!! I gave some to someone I know who got MRSA on her arm, applied it three times a day, and in two weeks was completely healed with no side effects.

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How I treated my bacterial issue with copper
Posted by Eric Olson
Last Reply January 13, 2017 at 14:37
Started January 13, 2017 at 13:53
Before antibiotics were invented copper and silver were being studied as methods of treating bacterial infections. This arose from a number of factors, including an instance where 200,000 copper workers were the only group that didn't catch cholera during a major outbreak : https://books.google.com/books?id=klILAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA81&lpg=PA81&dq=copper+miners+cholera&source=bl&ots=qgTdgqQqDX&sig=trbTT3t8nKQDMZ9mPJtznpLbdqU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjrka_rlL_RAhVL0FQKHY5HDAMQ6AEIMTAF#v=onepage&q=copper%20miners%20cholera&f=false

My issue is antibiotic resistance in secondary bacterial infections I always get as a result of the common cold. I am sharing this information with this community because all bacteria, including MRSA, appear to react in a similar way to copper: they die. For an example of this in MRSA see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5Q8NudHbdU

I am a 200 pound, 6'6 male with asthma. The last time I got sick it took three months and five different antibiotics to cure me. I w... read more

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MRSA Conspiracy Theory
Posted by Tom
Last Reply January 13, 2017 at 10:37
Started February 15, 2007 at 21:39
I was doing some research on MRSA and found reports that Chlorine is a very effective killer of MRSA.

Also that one of the reasons MRSA is getting so hard to cure is that it mutates and gets stronger each time a substance doesn't kill "them all".

What if... one of the reasons that MRSA is becoming an epidemic is because of chlorinated public water supplies?

They say that it was put in the water to kill bacteria and other pathogens...

but that it is not in high enough quantities to harm humans.

Perhaps it is not killing all of the Staph germs... but just growing stronger and stronger strains until they are too strong for the immune system to combat any longer?

This effect could be happening on the skin from showering and bathing... and

internally from drinking it.

Has anyone looked into this possibility?

Maybe there is something to the old saying, "There must be something in the water."

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Garlic and staph
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply January 1, 2017 at 16:22
Started January 11, 2010 at 21:32
This first post will take four intstallments.

It's hard to know where to start so I think I will start with the most basic information, make a few bold statements and then back up those statements with supporting studies and statements from research scientists.
Crushed raw non-irradiated garlic kills staph; all staph, including MRSA and what's more, staph cannot become immune to crushed raw garlic like it has the pharmaceutical antibiotics.
That's a pretty bold statement but you will soon understand why it is so.
Freshly crushed raw garlic kills all or almost all harmful bacteria, including staph, on contact. One study (Walton, Herbold&Lendegren 1936-1938 - Journal of Food Science) even showed that the vapors alone from nearby crushed raw garlic killed all bacteria, including staph, out to 8" away just from the fumes.

Numerous other studies, such as Abdou et al., 1972 have confirmed that crushed raw garlic kills staph on contact. I can cite many other studies showing ... read more

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MRSA in the Brain
Posted by Gina
Last Reply January 1, 2017 at 08:05
Started September 10, 2008 at 18:18
My son contracted MRSA in his brain following surgery to replace his left bone flap. It took 2 months and 3 doctors before he was hospitalized and diagnosed. I was very concerned when part of his incision wouldn't heal and kept oozing yet was repeatedly told not to worry it's probably just a deep stitch that abscessed and it'll go away on it's own. When he had his follow up appt with his neurosurgeon it took 2 seconds for him to see something was wrong and the next morning he was in surgery. Well thanks to incompetence my son had to have the left hemisphere of his brain removed, the bone totally crumpled while being removed so now he needs a titanium plate to replace it. We've been fortunate in the respect that he's been infection free for 5 months. But from everything I've read that could change at anytime. What I'm wondering is, has anyone else had MRSA in their brain and if so how are doing?

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Epidural Absess
Posted by Victoria
Last Reply January 1, 2017 at 01:43
Started December 29, 2016 at 22:24
My mother died after 7 weeks in hospital from epidural abcess that turned into
Mrsa that killed her. I have never been thru so much in my life. Doctor must of
had dirty needle or office.

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3rd surgery (I&D)
Posted by Read
Last Reply December 31, 2016 at 16:43
Started December 29, 2016 at 05:02
What am I doing wrong? My life was normal until October and now three
infections and now my third surgery scheduled tomorrow. Someone please help
me. My regular doctor does not understand my fear. When will this stop?

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MRAS abscess infection,can it go up your spine
Posted by Tina Johnston-Wilson
Last Reply December 29, 2016 at 22:21
Started November 12, 2007 at 22:36
Hi guys, is it possible for the abscess infection in my abdomin to get into my spine? My lower back hurts so much I have to lay down most of the time, and the pain goes up my spine to the base of my skull, last week the pain was up to my shoulder's blades.and the muscel spasem's are so bad they make my back arch. I'm losing feeling in alot of finger's ,well kind of. they burn and hurt from cellulites. is back again, I've been losing more and more function in my legs,and other parts but not as bad. it's freaky
oh want to hear something good for a change, on November 20th I might have a doctor. if he meets my standard's after all the crap they've put me threw. I have no problem telling him where to go if pull's a god complex thing, lol oh I'll give him a chance. I won't bite him to hard lmao!! I'll try not to lmao!!

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Bad taste in mouth with MRSA
Posted by fishingcostarica
Last Reply December 29, 2016 at 12:00
Started January 19, 2008 at 21:19
My wife is a nurse in a major hospital. She was told she has MRSA after surgery to open her sinuses. She has also had lung disease in the past. She washes her sinuses out twice a day with a pump and saline water. Now all the time she has a really bad taste in her mouth. It is very bad with a sweet taste. HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD THIS BAD TASTE IN THEIR MOUTH?
The Sunday after Christmas I took her into the emergency room. She had an outbreak on the end of one of her fingers. She was given an IV antibiotic. They said this was for all other staff infections but not for MRSA. She was told to watch her finger. If it didn’t get better it was MRSA. Two doctors and two nurses worked with her. Not one of them used precautions. We informed them at the start that she had MRSA.
The hospitals in the US are very lax with this bug. There are other countries that now screen every person for MRSA before they are included in the general population.
My hart goes out to everyone who has to deal with thi... read more

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Anyone in the Portland, Oregon area?
Posted by sleepless2
Last Reply December 29, 2016 at 05:40
Started December 23, 2016 at 06:58
Hi, are any of you located in The Portland, Oregon area?

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Dry Needling - MRSA
Posted by Dewey
Last Reply December 28, 2016 at 23:14
Started December 28, 2016 at 16:25
I acquired MRSA from a Dry Needling session with a Physical Therapist. I won't go into all that I have been through - most of hit has already been shared in the Forum. I just wanted people to be aware of this procedure that is gaining popularity which is, they take a filament needle and insert it into a muscle - looking for a trigger response. Essentially it breaks the pain cycle and sends a message to the brain to release the tight muscle(s). I had been getting these sessions for 3 months...until after one session and in 24 hours an abscess was apparent at the dry needling site. I've never had any skin conditions in my entire life. 4 months later I am in the struggle. The Dry Needling procedure works...but there are risks...I am pretty sure I signed a waiver so I have no recourse. Be aware of this procedure the outcomes that could happen.

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