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Crushed Raw Garlic vs. Garlic Pills
Posted by Garlicmeister Bob
Last Reply August 31, 2015 at 19:51
Started January 13, 2010 at 19:24
Crushed raw garlic versus garlic pills and oils

Crushed raw garlic (CRG) and garlic water made from it both kill staph on contact; all staph, including MRSA and is the first line of defense in limiting the spread of MRSA. Staph, including MRSA cannot become immune to CRG because of the way it works.

CRG is the most effective weapon against staph because it can be combined with water and applied in many creative ways to bring its antibiotic power to where the infection is. If the infection is in the colon, garlic water can be administered as an enema while lying on the left side to kill staph in the colon.

You can soak in a bathtub of warm garlic water for a couple of hours and let it seep in through the skin. Not only does it kill any bacteria on the skin but the skin becomes one big transdermal application medium for delivering garlic into the body where it can enter the capillaries and even the lymphatic system and maybe do a little good before the bodies own defens... read more

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Tyramine free diet on Zyvox
Posted by Tana
Last Reply August 27, 2015 at 16:36
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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After effects of MRSA
Posted by Wanda
Last Reply August 23, 2015 at 05:33
Started September 25, 2009 at 05:14
I was diagnosed with MRSA about a year and a half ago. I contracted it while having a simple hernia surgery. I started having drainage from the surgery site and ended up in the emergency room. The docotors told us if we would have waited 24hrs later I would have died. I was in the hospital for 10dys.I was put on IV's and had two diffrent antibiotics pumped through me every 1/2 hour. I had to go in and have the wound packed until it healed from the inside out.The MRSA erupted inside and out leaving a great deal of damage. I now have an entrapped nerve as well. I am always tired,have no stamina,joint pain,headaches and feel horrible all the time. I have never had health problems before. The surgery site for the hernia had a mesh put in and that has never been removed. I am wondering if I should be concerned about this? I am the mother of two teenage kids and a 4yr old. I feel terrible because I have been so sick. I am not the mom I used to be. I have taken FMLA from work and do not kn... read more

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Vaginal MRSA
Posted by Megan
Last Reply August 19, 2015 at 21:40
Started February 6, 2011 at 14:04
I have been dealing with vaginal MRSA for 5 months. I have had MRSA on my scalp,
breast and in my vagina this past year. I am currently on Dox. and the infection is not
going away. I had an immunoglobin panel done it I-gG came back low and I-gM also
came back low. I am tired of the medical profession. I want the MRSA gone and want
help. My ID doctor did not even re culture my vagina my urologist did. Who should I see,
Why can't I just get vancomycin by IV and get it out of me? My blood work is low
however not out of range. What could an immunologist do? I am sick of being sick.

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Garlic and staph
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply August 18, 2015 at 23:34
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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Thank you for the forum and help
Posted by Jeff
Last Reply August 18, 2015 at 03:56
Started August 12, 2015 at 20:31
Hi Everyone.

I'm a married 47 year old male and we have a 9 year. Our MRSA
started probably a couple year ago. We kept getting these
abscesses and would go to the doctors where they would drain and
then prescribe antibiotics. This kept going on until the wife got
it so bad one time she had to be hospitalized.

Still no one told us about MRSA.

I had another abscess and went to urgent care. This was the first
time anyone uttered the term MRSA but they also said, "eh, there's
nothing you can do about it. Just take your antibiotics".

This went on and on. Both the wife and I would trade off
infections every few months. Then our daughter started getting
them. Her pediatrician was probably the first to actually give us
some information and suggestions but also echoed the same "nothing
you can do about it" attitude.

The wife got another infection and she was sent to a
dermatologist. She didn't do much but she did at least suggest
bleach baths of no ... read more

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Can sudden/acute stress result in an outbreak?
Posted by Stephen
Last Reply August 15, 2015 at 21:34
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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Posted by mike
Last Reply August 15, 2015 at 21:06
Started August 15, 2015 at 21:06
hi all
I am somewhat flabbergasted. as some may know, I have posted a litany of genetically altered infections and I have laid this at he doorstep of medical corporations. for over 3 years I have been forced to survived by using novel herbal treatments.
now I have stubble on to the fact that aloes vera kills mrsa topically. I think it works internally as well but ti tell the truth I have been repeatedly being infect anew so I can't vouch for this 100% but it has a positive affect internally
but the most surprising serendipitous discovery is that cold pressed
SUNFLOWER OIL kills mrsa as well as tea tree and in some cases works on aggressive mrsa immediately and fastered and less toxic that tea tree oil. just apply it repeatedly through the day or when the aggressive mrsa tries to grow and sunflower oil stops the expansion and over a couple of days kills the mrsa. with first day infections it kills the mrsa within hours as long as you keep the skin moist with the oil... read more

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Does this look like MRSA?
Posted by Allison
Last Reply August 15, 2015 at 04:03
Started August 15, 2015 at 01:05
I have had these recurrent boils on various parts of my torso, arms,
and back for going on two years when I visited a friend in the
hospital. I have tried doxy, colloidal silver, iodine, bleach baths,
tea tree oil, topical antibiotics, phototherapy, etc. They will get
better for a while but are very persistent and tend to come back.
The ones that finally did heal left a scaly fibroid, the skin never
returned back to normal. I haven't been able to get my derm to take
me seriously. He just gives me hydrocortisone and says they are

Does this look or sound like MRSA?
Here is a link to a photo:

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Long-term effects of MRSA
Posted by Deb
Last Reply August 11, 2015 at 16:15
Started December 21, 2005 at 21:22
What are the long-term effects of this infection? Can it cross the brain barrier?

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Antibiotic Resistance and you.
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply August 10, 2015 at 02:08
Started August 7, 2015 at 20:36
Can we speak frankly for a minute? There's a serious problem threatening all of us. Everybody. Everywhere. From the poorest person in the world to the richest. All are potential victims. None are exempt. That threat is bacterial resistance. Doesnít sound very harmful, butwhat is it and where does it come from?

Mother Nature has pulled the rug of time out from under we arrogant humans while we were laughing, pointing fingers and making fun of her quaintness. You have to go back almost 100 years to understand. Back then, bacterial infections were running rampant, killing millions all over the world; that is, up until the invention of antibiotics, which finally stemmed the flood of bacteria. However; in order to be able to kill bacteria, antibiotics must be able to chemically bond with a receptor on the surface of the bacterium. Bacteria have been able to mutate new receptors that antibiotics cannot bond with and so are increasingly ineffective.

By comparison, gar... read more

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MRSA and Tonsiliths
Posted by Jeff
Last Reply August 8, 2015 at 20:01
Started June 7, 2015 at 04:37
Hi all,

I was diagnosed with MRSA of the throat roughly 5 years ago. It came on roughly a week
after I was diagnosed with mononucleosis, and a few days after I was hit with the flu. So
my immune system was pretty susceptible.

5 years later, I still have two or three small holes in the back of my throat that
occasionally fill with a solid-puss like substance and eventually "fall out" out.
Presumably I swallow these mostly, but when I have been able to spit them out, they
have a very strong sulfur smell.

Also after my spout of illness, I react badly to heavy dairy (Milkshakes are bad, cheese is
fine) and any amount of gluten.

I am also plagued with brain fog and cognitive issues like word recall and concentration.

Has anyone else had similar symptoms? Or better yet found any sort of solution?

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no surgeon will operate with MRSA in system
Posted by carol
Last Reply August 7, 2015 at 14:45
Started November 21, 2009 at 23:29
had rt hip replacement in may09, went very well
may 09 caught from someone whooping cough, pneumonia, mrsa
left hip went suddenly in may 09, now need hip replacement
no mrsa in hips, had fluid tests
NO SURGEON WILL OPERATE WITH MRSA having been in system, since it stays. too dangerous--icu or crippled--COULD GO INTO already replaced hip
go to infectious doctor regularly, test picked up mrsa AGAIN IN AUG 09, medicine again
told back has very bad degenerative disease, ready to go anytime. WHAT to do continue to lay in bed, doing only basic necessities until can't move??

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MRSA and hardware removal
Posted by Jennifer
Last Reply August 7, 2015 at 02:17
Started July 23, 2015 at 06:53
Thanks for the add. I wanted to join to get advice and see if anyone has went
through what I am currently going through and can offer some support. I'm 36 y/o
and have had back pain my entire life. I'm a nurse and in October of 2013 was
moving a patient and completely jacked my back up. I herniated L3-S1 I went
through 3 ESI injections as well as Facet injections. In March of 2014 I had a
spinal fusion surgery and also found out I had a pars defect that is what most
likely I was born with and had caused all my pain. The surgery took around 6
hours. I was up walking the next day and felt amazing. 2 weeks later i was
readmitted to the Neuro ICU and was septic. I had to be reopened and my wound
debrieded. I was told the hardware looked great. I was on IV antibiotics for 8
weeks. Since the second surgery I have had pain on my left lower back which is
where the MRSA infection was. Since then I have had 2 more deep wound
infections and my Infectious disease dr stat... read more

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Aftermath: Any Auto Immune Symptoms?
Posted by Kelly
Last Reply August 5, 2015 at 05:36
Started February 19, 2008 at 04:44
Does anyone know of any connections between a bad mrsa infection, AND/OR it's treatment via large doses of antibitics, and subsequent auto immune type symptoms that could resemble diseases like gout or rheumatoid arthritis?

Thanks in advance.

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I've had impetgio every week for many years.
Posted by Michelson
Last Reply August 4, 2015 at 19:09
Started August 2, 2015 at 18:36
There is such a wealth of information on this site. What it lacks, though, is a wealth of photos. MRSA seems to come in different shapes and sizes.

I get impetigo once a week and this has gone on for over a decade. My mental state, as you can imagine, is completely ruined from this. No doctor I ever went to mentioned anything about MRSA and I'm just starting to learn about it. I wanted to know what form yours takes. Can it be possible I just get impetigo every week despite strict dietary restrictions, clean habits, etc? My skin turns red, a boil forms. I week yellow goo. It crusts over and heals in about three days. A week later this happens again forever until I die or go insane enough to committ suicide.

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Pregnant, confused carrier
Posted by Susan
Last Reply August 2, 2015 at 19:30
Started August 2, 2015 at 03:02
I had a positive mrsa culture at 20 weeks pregnant. I am
now 36.5 weeks and just had a positive nasal swab for
colonization. I know this isn't uncommon and I'm not
worrying because I have no active lesions/ infections, but
my OB suggested I talk to my PCP about decreasing my
colonization before delivery. I doubt he'll have much
advice or even get back to me before I deliver, so I was
wondering what options, if any, exist for decolonizing or
reducing bacteria colonization. Also, should I be
concerned about passing to baby during delivery or
breastfeeding? I'm so confused by the lack of solid

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Light Therapy for external use
Posted by Spotsy
Last Reply July 31, 2015
Started November 6, 2009 at 19:27
Iím so glad to have found this forum. There seems to be truly helpful and reasonable information. I thought I would pass along something Iím finding helpful.

First Iíll give you background on me.

Since 2007 I've had three superficial skin MRSA infections. Thank goodness they all responded to Bactrim, and I have had no serious bodywide infections. However, even though I took two rounds of Bactrim in each case and persuaded my MD to prescribe the nasal gel, the MRSA returned.

It has returned a fourth time about 2 weeks ago - again as a superficial skin infection. I havenít been to the MD but I KNOW those pimples.

Except for the first infection in 2007 (which came after a mosquito bite), none of these infections have been preceded by a break in the skin. From out of nowhere a pimple would pop up that turned out to be MRSA. My hygiene is fine - no other family members have been infected. After the infections, I used Hibiclens, Borax on my clothes, etc. But 9 mo... read more

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eating garlic restores the immune system
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply July 30, 2015 at 16:57
Started July 30, 2015 at 16:57
Lots of things are said to build up the immune system but nobody ever says how it strengthens the immune system, leaving questions and doubt. In the case of eating garlic, things become a little clearer.

The allicin that is formed when crushing or chewing the garlic is acted upon by digestive juices and is converted into polysulfides in the gut and these polysulfides naturally break down into less chemically volatile substances and wind up becoming diallyl disulfide. and is taken up not in the circulatory system but in the lymphatic system, a fat-soluble environment. It spends hours in the lymphatic system before being dumped into the vena Cava and then circulating through the lungs and then liver, where any remnants are flushed out via the common bile duct to be excreted.

While it is still in the lymphatic system, body chemistry breaks it down into its chemical components and uses the disulfide to build antibodies, which are held together by a disulfide double bond. Nea... read more

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Rebuilding Immune system after MRSA
Posted by Linda Austin
Last Reply July 29, 2015 at 21:26
Started March 20, 2006 at 16:41
Hi all,
Everyone who has had MRSA knows how easy it is to have reoccurances, especially in the first year or two. This is because the antibiotics you've been given to remove the MRSA from your system, has also killed all the good bacteria needed to fight infection. The solution is to strengthen your immune system. I'm a Natural Health consultant and am certified in Homeobitanical Remedies. I found an Eniva Product that is one of the most efficient in strengthening your immune system and protect you against infections. It is called VIBE. It is in liquid form and the dose is 1oz daily. This product is now listed in the PDR (the physicians Desk Reference book) The VIBE formula contains 4 powerful formulas to create the one potent cocktail. The 4 blends include one for IMMUNE HEALTH, which includes minerals and phytonutrients, one for ANTI_AGING which include your antioxidents, one for CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH which includes coq10 and malic acid(used for fibromalgia) and one for CEL... read more

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