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MRSA and Psychological disorders
Posted by Undefined
Last Reply May 21, 2018 at 15:43
Started January 30, 2010 at 19:11
I am posting this question/story in hopes of finding anyone else with similar situations or answers. I have a life long friend, who was diagnosed with MRSA some three years ago. She has always been a fun loving person and good friend. She is only prescibed meds when she has an outbreak, and the location of the MRSA is in her nasal passage. Her outbreaks occur 3 times a year or more and last up to a month. It seems however that the past 6 months, her personalityhas completely changed. I would describe this change as vicious and nasty. The question I pose is "Are there any connections out there with MRSA spreading to the brain and causing neurological disorders, including complete personality change?" I fear my friend will never be the same since these aren't mood swings, but rather a complete transformation over a six month period.

Thanks to all,
Concerned Friend

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Mrsa in scrotum?
Posted by Donnie
Last Reply May 20, 2018 at 15:28
Started May 25, 2008 at 18:10
I had very severe swelling in my scrotum with very bad pain all over my body.I was seen by a urologist and sent to hospital for surgery.Turn out to be staph infection.I was given several days of antibiotics by IV and an open wound to heal from inside out.
About six weeks later a abcess come up on the left cheek of my butt very painfull. It required out patient surgery,open wound and was also staph infection.Ten more days of antibiotics and I thought I was healed,wrong.Today,Sunday May 25,I sit here with swelling on my upper right leg,just under my scrotum,with the same symptoms of the two previous.
The Doctors have never said anything about MRSA just said staph infection.Just wanted to see what the folks on this board might think.Thanks,Donnie

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Tyramine free diet on Zyvox
Posted by Tana
Last Reply May 14, 2018 at 17:43
Started August 8, 2009 at 18:39
Please help with this. I am getting more confused with being on antibiotics than ever.I was just reading what I should not be eating while taking Zyvox and it says not to have yogurt or acidophilus and I have been downing yogurt everyday along with probiotics.I thought when you take antibiotics you should have these in your systems to help with good bacteria build up.I am on Zyvox now and have been experiencing slight sharp pains in lower to mid abdominal right side and waiting for IDC to call me about this.And is it true MRSA loves protein and thrives in it?What am I suppose to eat?I eat veggies and eggs everyday.IDC just called and told me to go to a Urgent Care facility.LOL same crap everytime.Doctors are worthless.Someone replied to my last post and said it could be worse.I am on one of two drugs that I can take Zyvox,the other is IV cubicin, both I cannot afford.I have lost 25 lbs and can barely function.Surgeries, lancing of lesions, drugs that feel like I'm being poisoned,no ... read more

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MRSA in bloodstream
Posted by Karen
Last Reply May 12, 2018 at 14:09
Started February 2, 2006 at 17:26
Hello All.
I am wondering if anyone has ever had MRSA in their bloodstream, and if so, how are you doing now? I pray no one knows of anyone that died from this. My husband just had blood drawn to test for it. His health is declining, and I'm so worried. His symptoms are, frequent lowgrade fevers, chills, shaking, joint pain/swelling, loss of strength. Some of these could be contributed to by his Cauda Equina Syndrome, but he's progressively getting worse. Any advice appreciated.
Thanks.
Karen

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Baby with MRSA in Lymph Nodes
Posted by Brandi
Last Reply May 9, 2018 at 14:06
Started May 8, 2018 at 21:23
My 3 month old granddaughter just got out of the hospital from having
MRSA in her lymph nodes. Her nodes had started swelling and
continued to swell for a week before she was admitted to the
hospital. They determined that she had an abscess in both nodes
(behind her ears). Once they drained them, they were able to
determine that she had MRSA. How does this even happen? No skin
infection, no one else sick...should we be concerned about it coming
back? Is it possible to get MRSA from cats? Thanks for any help.

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Can sudden/acute stress result in an outbreak?
Posted by Stephen
Last Reply May 2, 2018 at 03:24
Started September 25, 2011 at 20:01
For the time I've had MRSA, I've had a few outbreaks, where many new boils appeared at once. And what I've noticed is that whenever this happens, I'm usually very, very stressed-out.

As an example, a couple days ago, I was talking to a family member: A whole bunch of issues got dragged in, and it turned into a really big argument with shouting. This resulted in me crying and then having a severe panic attack that took a few hours to get over.

Then, a few hours after that panic-attack, I had one of the worst MRSA outbreaks I'd ever experienced. A bunch of new boils started growing on my arms and face, and I had to frantically spend the night treating it, watching for any early signs of new boils appearing so that I could get them before they got really bad.


I do know that stress is a great detriment to one's well-being, and can make a person susceptible to disease (which is how I suspect I got MRSA; I have chronic stress issues). But, can it really work this way -- can a p... read more

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weight loss
Posted by Lori
Last Reply April 30, 2018 at 15:39
Started October 25, 2007
has anybody experienced weight loss w/mrsa my son has lost about 30 pounds in the last month wich is when the maybe mrsa satrted

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Beating MRSA with probiotic
Posted by turtlelover
Last Reply April 29, 2018 at 13:08
Started July 7, 2013 at 10:23
Staph is all around us everyday... The question is how and why can it make us sick?
Dr. Bonnie Brassler of Princeton knows why:

http://www.ted.com/talks/bonnie_bassler_on_how_bacteria_communicate.html

We beat MRSA at our house with a course of Bactrim and Phillips Colon Health. It was
populating a family member's gut, causing pruritis, and causing abscess in those that
were genetically susceptible.

May I suggest that the solution isn't to try to kill it - that is impossible - but instead to
out compete it with good bacteria. Don't wipe down with Hibiclens instead roll in the
dirt, take a yogurt bath, bury yourself in the sand, and take a swim in the lake. Perhaps
our sterile lifestyles are the problem? Colitis is now being treated with poop
transplants... which is essentially a good bacteria transplant. Why not MRSA?

Good luck all...

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Homemade Master Tonic and MRSA
Posted by Man_Nuka15
Last Reply April 29, 2018 at 12:52
Started April 27, 2018 at 04:17
My first ever batch of master tonic: http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/master-tonic-2.html will be ready to use in a few days. After I strain out the ingredients I intend to use them as a poultice for future breakouts. Will take a tablespoon of the (filtered)tonic daily.

Has anyone used a master tonic internally for immune boosting and externally (poultice) in hopes of combating MRSA?



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Allicinated Garlic Questions
Posted by Man_Nuka15
Last Reply April 28, 2018 at 17:02
Started April 25, 2018 at 21:32
First off, thank you to the creators, amdin, and members of this forum for sharing your knowledge and information towards this under exposed issue of MRSA. Special thanks to Bob Anderson to enlighten us concerning the benefits of allicinated garlic in the fight against MRSA infections and treatment.

I am fairly new to MRSA infections though I have been working in hospitals directly with patients for the past twenty-five years. My first breakout showed up as a small bump on my chest that I foolishly tried to pop and within a few days turned into a carbuncle. An incision and drainage (plus packing) was performed and the wound was cultured. Turned out to by Chlindomycin resistant and the PA switched me to Bacterim. The wound healed very well within a week and within two weeks a small, single furuncle appeared near the initial infection. Since, I turned to the internet for research I was able to deal with this single furuncle (infected hair follicle) by applying a high quality oregan... read more

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Washing clothes and bed sheets
Posted by Chantal
Last Reply April 27, 2018 at 03:48
Started April 8, 2018 at 21:16
Does anyoneknow the best way to wash possible infected clothes, towels, bed
sheets etc to ensure infection doesnt spread to others?

Would crushed garlic in the wash help?

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Recurring MRSA Infections
Posted by Henry
Last Reply April 27, 2018 at 03:25
Started October 1, 2005 at 17:44
Since early 2004, my wife has had recurring MRSA outbreaks (probably about 4/5 times during that period) - mid2004, our son was born and he has had a positive MRSA id on a couple of absesses. My wife and I did the Bactrim and Rifampin treatment, and my son did a 10 day treatment of Bactrim. When it recently came back again in my wife and she saw the Infectious Disease specialist, she said that she only sees these recurring outbreaks in people with HIV, which in our case is virtually impossible. Do you think she is correct? Any advice is greatly appreciated as I am becoming very afraid. BTW, this website is a terrific resource and I really appreciate it.

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MRSA in surgical wound
Posted by Lulu
Last Reply April 24, 2018 at 20:27
Started July 18, 2006 at 06:10
I was a healthy 46 yr old female when I underwent a double mastectomy with free-TRAM reconstruction (tissue taken from abdomen) in Sept05. Since then, I have had MRSA 3 times in my abdominal wound and have required an additional 4 surgeries (last was Jun06) and 5 hospitalizations. (I also had multiple blood clots in both lungs and in one leg, but that's a story for another forum.) My 1st MRSA infection was treated with a month of IV Vancomycin and oral Levaquin, followed by another month of oral Minocycline. I was treated prophylactically in Jan06 with IV Vancomycin and IV Invanz for 2 weeks after my 3rd surgery. Within a week of finishing these drugs, I showed signs of re-infection - increased pain & redness at surgical site and fever. My ID doc decided to treat me with oral Zyvox for a month. I quickly felt better, but that drug really wrecked havoc on my blood counts. I ended up back in the hospital needing a bone marrow biopsy as it was thought that my bone marrow was da... read more

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Neem for MRSA
Posted by Neem
Last Reply April 24, 2018 at 15:20
Started August 9, 2011 at 04:16

Neem Benefits in nature cure treatment


February 5, 2009 in Healing Medicinal Herbs





Neem has been used in a varietyi of ways both for personal and community health. Neem leaves, fruits, flowers and Bark contains antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antinflammatory and also acts as a contraceptive agent. Our indigenous knowledge and resources are made use of on an increasing scale as low-cost, effective ingredients for the realization of the lofty goal of ‘Health for all’. This native Indian tree has been identified on the five-thousand-year-old seals excavated from the Indus Valley Civilization”. Today the margosa (Neem) is valued more highly for its capacity to exercise the demon of disease than the spirit of the dead, and an image of the folk goddess Sitala can often be seen suspended from a neem branch where she guards against small pox. Renowned for its antiseptic property, the neem tree is thought to be particularly protective of women and children. Delivery... read more

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Internal Care
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply April 23, 2018 at 20:54
Started October 18, 2011 at 19:28

Support A Healthy Immune System

Supporting the immune system affords optimal function as it is biologically preprogrammed to do, in ridding the body of system invaders. Of course healthy foods (the body’s fuel) is best… but when one is unable to meet healthy ‘balanced’ daily values, *consider safely supplementing that which is lacking from diet.
*(One must check for drug interactions as these impact us particularly. Some supplement interactions with routine meds ingested can have fatal results.)


Healthy ~Foods~ that Strengthen the Body's Defense to Fight Diseases

Vitamin group A: sources are pumpkin, sweet potato, spinach, carrots, red peppers, cabbage, broccoli, asparagus, green leafy vegetables, tomato, papaya, egg, blueberries, apricot, cantaloupe, mangoes, persimmons, peach and cod liver oil.

B-complex sources are black strap molasses, oats, wheat germ, bran, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, all nuts, green leafy vegetables, all beans, avocado, whole grains, b... read more

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Product forum unobtainable?
Posted by DallasTrace
Last Reply April 23, 2018 at 19:00
Started April 23, 2018 at 19:00
I noticed that people
blotted out mentions of
products, but the product
section doesn't lead to
anywhere?? Confusing.

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I've had MRSA for almost four months now.
Posted by Joseph in NorCal
Last Reply April 22, 2018 at 03:15
Started May 2, 2007 at 04:35
Hi all. Great board. I am here because I thought I would ask if anyone could tell if they have experienced something similar to what I am going through. In January I got sick fast with an abcess on my testicular region. Most pain I've ever had, they had to cut it open and drain it. I was in the hospital for a week, and at home with an IV for something like two weeks extra on vincomyacin. I've been on Rifampin several times, because I've had two outbreaks on my skin since this. Originally it was most likely a spider bite that got infected, on my upper leg. But now I am just coming out of the second batch of rifampin and doxycycline (I'm allergic to Bactrum) since being in the hospital. In other words I've been on antibiotics since mid January, off and on. I am worried that I still have it. I am noticing some bumps popping up still so I will probably have to go see my doctor again. I am very worried that this thing will never go away. The antibiotics just don't seem to be... read more

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Povidone Iodine (aka Betadine) Baths?
Posted by Mike
Last Reply April 15, 2018 at 02:19
Started January 15, 2018 at 05:30
Greetings,

According to a well documented study
you can find on Pubmed, 10% Povidone
Iodine solution (also known by the
generic product name Betadine) is
capable of killing Staph Aureus
within 15 seconds of contact, at a
dilution of between 1 to 100 and 1
to 1000.

Given this fact, I want to know if
its safe to add PVI to bath water
and soak in it. Several other
sources indicate that topically
applied iodine is absorbed through
the skin at a rate of 12%. My
concern about taking a betadine bath
is: how much iodine exactly would be
absorbed by the body, and is it
enough to be toxic? Iodine
poisoning sounds pretty nasty, so I
want some hard data on this.

I posted the question to Quora, in
hopes of getting some people with
more expertise and the ability to
calculate such a question, to answer
it. Perhaps others here, (unless
able to answer it themselves), would
consider going to upvote this
question on Quora so it will get ... read more

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Ear infection/Mastoiditis with MRSA
Posted by Ali
Last Reply April 14, 2018 at 18:58
Started January 11, 2006 at 19:19
I am a 30 year old otherwise healthy female, mother of a 4-yr-old & 2-yr-old. In November I got hit out of the blue with a terrible ear infection, which was intensely painful. After a few weeks of multiple anitbiotics(both pills and drops) with no improvement, a culture was finally done on the discharge coming from my middle ear, and I was diagnosed as having the dreaded MRSA. Now, after having been on Zyvox 600mg BID for over a month, my ear pain is gone, and I've got some hearing back, but am totally zapped of energy. Also, I now have pain that comes and goes from my mastoid bone, as well as some lingering dizziness, which I'm not sure is because of my middle ear infection or because of the Zyvox. A recent CT scan showed that my mastoid is infected, so my ENT put a tube in my ear, and am on the Zyvox for another 2 weeks. If I'm not better clinically(he's not saying anything about a follow-up CT scan?!), then I'm probably going to have mastoid surgery. I've also seen an infec... read more

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Hydrogen peroxide uses in staph/mrsa
Posted by steelmagnolia
Last Reply April 14, 2018 at 09:06
Started July 17, 2009 at 16:43
I would just like to make a comment and see if anyone else has found this helpful. I have had this infection for 2.5 yrs. I think I have tried most all of the conservative meds they use for this......I have never been on IV antibiotics, so far.

The other day I got into the shower with a large bottle of peroxide and just poured it generously all over myself from the chin down, and rubbed it in good. I foamed up like crazy, of course. Then I took my regular shower with my medicated body wash for psoriasis/eczema and then rinsed and repeated with the peroxide. Its been 2 days since I did this and all of the lesions seem to be drying up. I am not sure how good this will work in the long-run, but has anyone else had experience with peroxide? I have also gone back to trying Protopic ointment again as well. I sure hope to find something that works. It seems every time something looks promising, you turn around and break out all over again within a few weeks.

Sincerely, Lyn

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