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monolaurin is effective against staph
Posted by ruth
Last Reply November 3, 2017
Started May 13, 2009 at 14:24
Monolaurin (derived from coconut oil) works directly on the envelope of the virus. By
disrupting the lipid bilayer of the virus, Monolaurin inactivates the virus by preventing
attachment (absorption) to susceptible host cell walls. This prevents the uncoating of
viruses needed for replication and infection.

Monolaurin is effective against yeast and fungi, staphylococcus aureus (staph) and
streptococcus agalactiae (strep), chlamydia trachomatis, candidaalbicans, giardia
lamblia, ringworm, H. pylori and gonorrhea.

In studies performed at the Respiratory Virology Branch, Centers for Disease Control,
Monolaurin was shown to remove all measurable infectivity against the following RNA
and DNA viruses:
Herpes Simplex 1 and 2
Epstein-Barr
Bronchitis
Influenza
Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Rubeola
Newcastle's
Cytomegalovirus
Directions
A therapeutic dose of monolaurin is generally 1800mg to 2400mg per day.

Side-Effects
Monolaurin is non-toxic and listed in GRA... read more

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Raw Garlic vs. Garlic Powder in Winter
Posted by Jullian E
Last Reply November 2, 2017 at 05:22
Started February 8, 2017 at 20:39
Last month I got a hold of some not-to-hot but non-irradiated
garlic. Did some baths. Seemed to help. Running low now and have
started using store bought garlic powder marked 'un-irradiated,
organic' etc. I get the STRONG garlic smell when it has been added
to water and has set for awhile but, from what I can tell, it
isn't helping as much as the raw stuff. Even after adding more.

I've found some Russian Red organic garlic that I'm thinking of
buying BUT what I'm wondering is THIS: from what I've read there's
a shelf life with garlic's allicin even before it's
chopped/grated/etc, so is garlic that was harvested in the Fall
still going to be good this time of year (Febuary) or should I
just stick to the powder until I find one with better results?

Thanks for the info in advance.

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Vaginal MrSA
Posted by Liz M
Last Reply October 2, 2017 at 18:50
Started May 3, 2011 at 03:31
I am really hoping to get some help on this. I have had MRSA in my vaginal area
over the past year. It began around Feb 2010. I had a gyno exam and ever since
then I have continued to have mrsa outbreaks on my labia. At least once a month.
Sometimes even more than that. I try to use natural remedies but don't often stick
with it. Just recently I have had one again almost a month since my last one. When I
have these outbreaks sometimes i will try to deal with it holistically, with say
charcoal, turmeric, and garlic but yet they still keep coming. When I go on the
antibiotics that seems to help, but only for a little while.

To describe my outbreaks, it will start as a very smal bump under the skin on my
labia.. It doesn't come to a head. and then it just grows and gets bigger all the
while under the skin. because I normally try and treat it holistically to start out
with, it gets so painful I have to go to the Urgent care for an I & D.. I have probably
had clo... read more

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Hydrogen peroxide uses in staph/mrsa
Posted by steelmagnolia
Last Reply June 2, 2017 at 18:00
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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Fkmrsa
Posted by Rlene
Last Reply June 2, 2017 at 15:52
Started February 1, 2017 at 03:51
I just wanted to share this because
it might help someone. .i know you'll
think im crazy but people think im
crazy anyways soo here goes..i have
found one thing that stops mrsa pain
and kills boils faster than anything
else I've tried. .and that is old
urine. .just pee in any old glass jar
and let it sit for a few days the
longer the better..it stinks terrible
but it works. .soak Bandana in it and
wrap the urin soaked bandanna around
wher the pain is and the pain stops
almost instantly. Also rub it on the
boils as often as you can and do not
use soap to wash the boils only urin
and rinse with garlic water..I
promise it helps alot especially if
you are poor and uninsured.

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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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Bump on Scrotum
Posted by Jordan
Last Reply May 2, 2017 at 18:30
Started February 4, 2017 at 18:22
Hello I been wondering about this
bump I got on my Scrotum I thought it
was a pimple but it's very tender and
sore I squeezed it and blood and
white yellowish puss come out??? The
hat is that I'm so worried I'm gonna
get my whole body infected with
something... What should I do?

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Large staph infection - Bob Anderson
Posted by Marco
Last Reply March 26, 2017 at 04:58
Started March 25, 2017 at 03:42
My sister has been battling staph for a few months now and we got on top
of most of the infections with tee tree oil and a few other natural
products but 2 were persistent and were not closing up anymore. My
sister has also been fighting lupas for a number or years and due to
this was in a low metal state and decided to turn to the doctors. In the
matter of 5 days the infection went from the size of facial pad to most
of her calve so we removed her immediately because she risked loosing
her leg. After reading this we decided to treat it with garlic and
within 24 hours the wound was scabbed over but there was a lot of dead
tissue around the wound. After a few days of applying garlic and taking
baths we stopped the garlic treatment and starting using raw honey and
taking the garlic orally. After a week and a half the wound is still
wearing and looks like a part of it is still active. Is it possible that
some of the staph is still alive but on the same wound 3... read more

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BOB ANDERSON
Posted by BRENT GEORGE
Last Reply March 25, 2017 at 03:49
Started January 12, 2012 at 03:44
IVE TRIED GARLIC DOES NOT WORK I HAVE EXSTREAM MRSA I HAVE IT REGULARLY WISH IT WOULD WORK BUT LIKE ISAID IHAVEN T FOUND ANY THING THAT WORKS THE DOCTOR AND TOLD ME IT WOULD BE LIKE THIS THE REST OF MY LIFE I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO BUT LIVE IN PAIN AN SUFFERING 16 CYEARS WITH THIS IS BAD WHEN I FIRST GOT MRSA THEY DIDNT EVEN HAVE A NAME FOR IT INOW PEOPLE ARE SAYING GARLIC WORKS BUT ON ME IT DOESNT AND TO EVERYONE U CAN GET ON DISABILITY FOR MRSA IF YOUR CASE IS AS BAD AS MINE GO GET A LAWYER AND FIGHT IT BECAUSE I CANT EVEN GET A JOB WITH MRSA PEOPLE JUST WANT HIRE ME BECAUSE IM A HEALTH RISK TO OTHERS WE NEED A ORGANIZE A GROUP ON THIS THANKS

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Garlic and staph
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply March 25, 2017 at 03:34
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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mrsa and sex
Posted by michael d
Last Reply March 24, 2017 at 03:49
Started March 26, 2008 at 16:45
I had sex with a woman who has MRSA a year ago. Intercourse, Kissing etc.etc.... I have not exhibited any infections, breakouts or anything that looks like the photos ON THE internet.I Should have myself tested. I know.If you were me would you refrain from any future encounters with this particular woman or any other woman, until I HAVE been tested.ANY info regardind this is appreciated. THANX

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MRSA TWITCHING
Posted by Tasha
Last Reply March 24, 2017
Started March 3, 2013 at 19:16
My fiance' was had a boil on his leg and went to the Hospital back in November 2012. The doctor had to cut his leg in two different places to help release the pressure and drainage associated with the infection. The wound has healed since then, but nothing is better. His leg has these horrible twitches. I CAN SEE HIS LEG TWITCH WITH MY OWN EYES, AND IT SCARES ME TO DEATH! Does anyone know why this is happening? He says it's so painful, and I'm scared because I don't know what to do for him. Please help!

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Trying to Understand What Happened
Posted by Kate
Last Reply March 24, 2017
Started June 1, 2016 at 11:50
Back in 2012, I had a small bump on my thigh that itched. I scratched it and it
seemed to go away. But, shortly thereafter, it came back with a vengeance. I tried
draining it on my own, but it kept getting worse. I knew without a doubt I needed
help when it was a hot humid August day, and I was wearing four layers of
clothes. Redness had spread around half one side of my thigh. My sister drew a
circle around it and said if it changed by morning to go to the doctor. The
redness spread more, and so I went. The doctor gave me antibiotics and redrew
a circle. Come back tomorrow if no change. It got worse. So, my mother took
me back, where the boil looking center was drained. My mother said they cut
deep into my leg to scrape out all the infection. The small (pencil eraser size) but
deep looking hole was filled with what the doctor called antibiotic tape (he packed
over a foot of tape into it). A shot in the hip and antibiotics followed. Every other ... read more

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Natural Herbal Remedies for Health and Skin
Posted by Dawrson Jim
Last Reply March 17, 2017 at 06:52
Started March 17, 2017 at 06:52
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Cleaning up MRSA
Posted by Stephanie
Last Reply March 17, 2017 at 04:00
Started September 13, 2011 at 13:47
I understand MRSA can live on surfaces, is that correct? If so, for how long? I can't even imagine all the surfaces in my home I have touched between contracting it and being diagnosed.
I am uncertain how often to clean up to know that I have gotten rid of as much of it as I can. Must the MRSA drainage from an open wound touch something or is it simply on the skin and anything or anyone I touch can pick it up? Even pets?
Also, I work at a fabric store, I have touched hundreds of fabric bolts, not to mention cash registers, shelves, items, etc. Can I reinfect myself from that? (And my furniture is of course, fabric, how does one cleanse that?)
I have noticed people mention bleach and also garlic water to clean up the home after an MRSA outbreak. I prefer garlic over bleach. How strong of a compound of garlic and water will work?
I fear the antibiotics won't work after seeing the problems people are having. If they do work, I fear re-occurance and re-infection so I want to try a... read more

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MRSA WON'T GO AWAY NO MATTER WHAT ANTIBIOTIC
Posted by Tristan Byars
Last Reply March 16, 2017 at 08:11
Started March 14, 2017 at 09:30
Im tristan, 16 years old.
I have had a CR severe,terrible past few months with
a severe and worsening MRSA infection. I first got
an abscess about 3 inches wide on my left eye and
after being given 4 antibiotics it started going
away. As soon as I started this medication Bactrim
it started hurting my back so on the third day it
was bad enough I went to the hospital. I asked for a
MRI or CT scan knowing that this would detect the
pain and thathe an x ray would not see my problem
considering the pain was internal feeling like my
organs almost were in pain. Still they took me off
my Bactrim and sent me off telling me to take
ibuprofen and Tylenol together as needed. Anot her 2
weeks go by and the pain is so bad in my back that I
can't even move out of bed without bursting in tears
from the sheer pain. I go back to the hospital and
the doctor basically sees me for 2 minutes pokes my
back and hurts me and when I move he calls it a
muscle spasm and sen... read more

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Garlic burn?
Posted by Ray
Last Reply March 15, 2017 at 16:17
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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MRSA and blood pressure
Posted by MichelleNC
Last Reply March 15, 2017 at 07:37
Started August 3, 2007 at 03:59
I have CA-MRSA that has been treated with bactrim/rifampin/muciporin as well as one treatment of an IV of something (honestly, I was too upset and in too much pain in the ER to even care what it was..but I am trying to find out now)....anyway, my blood pressure was off the charts when I first went to the doctor (200/110) and as I have gotten better (which I say loosely since I know that things can change quickly) it has gotten lower (140/90---still high but I am still on meds and not quite 100%). Has anyone else had high blood pressure associated with their MRSA outbreak? I know BP can be influenced by many things (needless to say that I have been very stressed out, in lots of pain and medication can impact BP) but my doctor is talking of BP meds (though agrees that we should wait and see considering that it has been dropping so much over the past week). I am willing to deal with high blood pressure but I don't want to miss something (like MRSA effecting the heart). My BP wasn't... read more

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teeth and zyvox
Posted by Franka60
Last Reply March 13, 2017 at 06:58
Started March 30, 2006 at 01:24
I am about to finish a 28 day run of zyvox. I have also had 19 fourteen day coarse of zyvox.@ year aniversery with HA MRSA only 32 days away. After 3 to 4 days of zyvox I begin to have incredable build up of plaque on my teeth. I floss daily and brush with electric brush. Wife works in dental field they say this problem is not listed as side effect for zyvox but can clearly see it does effect me. Any one else have this problem?

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Fkmrsa
Posted by Rlene
Last Reply March 5, 2017 at 03:30
Started March 5, 2017 at 03:30
I learned of this protocol on a fb
mrsa support group and it has helped
me very much with fatigue joint pain
and it has weakened but not stopped
the boils. E tea capsules or essiac
tea,colostrum, red clover, natural
fiber,take this four supplement three
times daily and vitamin b the kind
you squirt under your toung..I 've
been doing this four one month and
haven't had this much energy since
contracting mrsa..I'm still getting
boils but they are tiny and don't
make me sick or weak anymore. They
die in a day or two with topical
urine treatment. I also spray daily
with a squirt bottle my whole body
with urine colidiol silver and or
essential oils. .I really do feel
better..if the fatigue is killing you
try this it helped me so much I
started working out again..amazing a
month ago I spent most of my free
time in bed or wanting to go back to
bed..

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