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antibiotics and non-irradiated garlic
Posted by edp
Last Reply November 30, 2015 at 01:51
Started October 8, 2010 at 02:12
Did anybody try to combine antibiotics and non-irradiated garlic that Mr. Bob Anderson mentioned? I tried combining antibiotic that is susceptible to my Mrsa and garlic oil capsules but to no avail. I thought maybe someone tried combining the former and see if they are more potent to the mrsa and can eradicate it.

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Hi, new here
Posted by Karen
Last Reply November 29, 2015 at 03:27
Started November 27, 2015 at 20:09
Hi everyone, I've been reading all of the helpful posts this
morning and thought I would post my story seeking help/feedback/

Two weeks ago I went to an urgent care center for painful bumps on
my leg and was prescribed a topical treatment called Bactroban.
When my condition hadn't improved 4 days later, I went to the
dermatologist and they said I had a bad infection. They
prescribed me Bactrim and took a culture. After 2 days on the
Bactrim, I saw no improvement and was having difficulty walking
from the painful abscesses. I went to the hospital and they
drained the abscesses and gave me 2 doses of IV Vancomycin. It
appeared not to stop the infection (the culture later gave me
vanco-resistant), so they put me back on Bactrim. First 1 pill
and then 2, which I've been on for 6 days now. I have a follow-up
with my primary care doctor in 3 days, but I can tell I have a new
painful bump forming. Has anyone experienced new bumps during
Ba... read more

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mrsa and relationships
Posted by Luis
Last Reply November 28, 2015 at 19:55
Started August 6, 2010 at 16:10
just got diagnosed with mrsa today. my girlfriend is staying in california and i was set to move there next year sometime. now that im diagnosed with this, i've come more to peace with prayer and finding this site, but im terrified of giving it to her. how contagious is mrsa?
i mean i know its very contagious, but the spot is below my knee, will any other interactions put her in a position of contracting this?
holding hands, hugging, kissing. hope this doesnt sound like im trying to find out if we can sleep together since she's a virgin and we're not trying to do anything til we're married but as far as still having a normal relationship, is it possible?

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Monoclonal Antibody
Posted by JH
Last Reply November 27, 2015 at 14:21
Started October 28, 2015 at 22:39
Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone had any updated information on the progress
of Monoclonal Antibody research against MRSA. I came up on this old
article on a google search. Most of the articles that pertain to this
was from 2011. The article talks about a company called Allopexx and
seemed exciting in its potential, but I could not find anymore recent
articles. Which leads me to think the research was a dead end and
fizzled out. I so hope that is not the case and if anyone has any
updated information, I would love to hear from you.

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Can Staph make you lose your teeth?
Posted by S in PA
Last Reply November 26, 2015 at 16:09
Started May 9, 2010 at 05:17
Can you guys please go read my post under my other thread?

My tooth just fell out and all this crap came out with it. I made sure
to spit it out and not swallow and then used a high powered mouthwash
to rinse (can you spell PAIN?)

My teeth were fine before this staph infection!!! Can an infection
like this make you lose your teeth? This tooth had a root canal done
on it 2 yrs ago so I guess it was not as strong as the others? or had
a place for the virus to enter? just guessing here. And freaking out
as well!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply November 26, 2015 at 02:47
Started November 26, 2015 at 01:18
Happy thanksgiving to all. I am thankful for being alive and healthy.

Good luck to you all.


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Garlic and staph
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply November 26, 2015 at 01:27
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/shoulder pain
Posted by Jennifer
Last Reply November 25, 2015 at 01:48
Started October 31, 2015 at 15:05
I just had my seventh attack of MRSA on the back of my head, this time it wasn't quite a
lesion, it was a abscess under the skin, almost the size of a golf ball. Unfortunately, i'm
resistant to everything but Vanco and Septra. I got a picc inserted last week (bc my veins
kept collapsing) and continued my Vanco treatments twice a day for the last week and a
half. My levels were overly good, but I get Redman's (a reaction to the meds that causes
uncontrollable itching), so I would have had to sit an extra two hours a day at the IV clinic,
on top of the four I was already spending. They decided to put me back on oral medication
because of this reason. A few days after I got my picc, my shoulder started "aching". It was
almost like I had pulled something in and around my neck, shoulder, and arm. The best way
I can explain it is that it feels "frozen". I was really alarmed and was given an ultrasound to
check to blood clots. Nothing. I got them to pull it out because ... read more

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gram positive cocci
Posted by john
Last Reply November 10, 2015 at 03:12
Started August 31, 2007 at 01:04
looking for help,been on clindymissin iv for 5 days,no help.have infection on my shoulders,spread to my calfs.been taking lots of garlic tabs,turmeric,and an asssortment of immune building holistic stuff.its like crocidile skin,it drys ,flakes,cracks.tried different moisterizers,aloe gel,derma e,very short time releif.colloidial silver provides the best but short time releif.not sure what this gram positive cocci is as i thought i had mrsa befor lab results.i wouldn't wish this on my worst enemies.lots of iv patients in hospital.terrible.any help would be gladly

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Garlic burn?
Posted by Ray
Last Reply November 9, 2015 at 14:04
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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does bactrim work on mrsa
Posted by Hope
Last Reply November 8, 2015 at 14:55
Started November 3, 2007 at 22:25
I was told on Sept 4 that I had Cellulitis caused by mrsa.Is this harder or just as hard to get rid of?They only have me on Bactrim right now,I can't get in to see a IDD until January.

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apple cider vinegar
Posted by mike
Last Reply November 8, 2015
Started November 19, 2013 at 20:06

i have a allicin/garlci resistant straight of mrsa so i cant use bob anderson's allicin cure(it does work on normal mrsa).

i have recently found that raw ,unfiltered apple cider vinegar will kill mrsa skin infections. if the mrsa is deeper in your tissue, one still needs to use tea tree oil as this oil will penetrate into the deeper layers of skin.

it sounds so simple but it is true. ACV has layer of "mothering" in it(so it must be unflitered and unheated aple cider vinegar as the heat kill the mothering).
the "mothering" is mde up of amino acids and these kill the mrsa. it also seems to work after it is dry to help stop reinfection. tea tree oil sems to work for 10 minutes or so and then lose it powers.

bob andersons allicin baths "saved" my life 6 months ago but with the allicin resistant strain i was in a bind until the ACV cure .


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Observations about MRSA
Posted by InArizona
Last Reply November 6, 2015 at 18:48
Started September 5, 2009 at 19:52
Here are a few observations I've noticed:

A boil will form and it feels like something is 'digging' in the infected area, like the
body is rejecting a hard particle. Then when the boil erupts there is this super-bright
green pus glob that doesn't look like normal pus. It tends to stay intact even when
pressure is applied to it. After that bright-green glob comes out, the boil starts to heal
rapidly and recovery starts--usually within the hour, the fever breaks.

I've had a few outbreaks within the past month and every one has had these weird
super-bright dayglow green pus globs. Before I started the antibiotics, I even had
bright green mucus coming out when I would blow my nose and I could smell the
infection colonizing in my nose. I've learned not to disturb the nose during those times
by not blowing too hard or picking at any hardened mucus on the interior.

I had noticed that eating raw garlic helps with the infection and seems to speed up
healing. I rea... read more

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can a M.R.S.A. staph carrier get disability?
Posted by Jay Hamilton
Last Reply November 4, 2015 at 02:54
Started December 28, 2007 at 09:17
I'm writing this to let people know more about this fatal bacterial infection. I know to some it's just bothersome, but 3 Years ago. I was diagnosed with staph in arm close to my wrist. within two weeks it traveled to my nose, but went away in my arm. Unfortunately once staph enters your nose there it will stay. Even if you get better. It's very hard to get rid of. And yet again before I started to feel like my old self. It came back. This time it was diagnosed mrsa staph. I was told while i had these constant outbreaks I was not going to be able to work, This it won't go away so i've been sitting here with a 6month old child which i love dearly and my soon to be wife (when we can afford to get married) for 3 months without a check of any kind. After seeing a ears,nose,and throat specialist. I was even more upset.He was the one that informed me i could get rid of the mrsa staph bacteria in my nose. He went to tell me many people carry the mrsa or common staph bacteria in there nose,... read more

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blue light therapy
Posted by JH
Last Reply November 1, 2015 at 20:52
Started October 31, 2015 at 18:38
I have heard that Blue light at a upper 400s nm wavelength kills MRSA.
Has anyone tried or heard of anyone using blue light as an actual
therapy to treating MRSA? And does it work?

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I have a question about Mrsa
Posted by Steven
Last Reply November 1, 2015 at 19:52
Started November 1, 2015 at 19:52
If I had a wound that has Mrsa in it and the wound has closed up and not open
anymore can it still be spread to other people

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Cleaning up MRSA
Posted by Stephanie
Last Reply November 1, 2015 at 17:50
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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HELP. MRSA, Poor, allergic to antibiotics!
Posted by Revenwyn
Last Reply November 1, 2015 at 13:09
Started October 13, 2015 at 09:50
I'm a 32 year old woman. I'm not overweight, I don't smoke, do drugs or drink alcohol. I do have a weakness for soda though.

I believe I acquired MRSA a couple of months ago. My husband had acute renal failure (he has lupus) was transferred to a hospital an hour away from where we live. Neither one of us drive, so I stayed up there at the hospital with him. I had a good two weeks to acquire the bug. While the hospital cleaning staff were meticulous about wiping his tray, changing his bedding, etc. not once did they do mine.

Last month, shortly after my period ended, I noticed a boil on my groin. I figured the area was sore from my pad rubbing against it. Two days later I was running 99.5 temperature, which for me is high since I normally run between 96.8 and 97.3.I went to the doctor, she didn't lance it. She asked for my drug allergies. I already knew I was allergic to Augmentin. She prescribed me Bactrim. I couldn't breathe after taking one dose. My birth mother told me tha... read more

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Is this normal ?
Posted by Beth
Last Reply November 1, 2015 at 08:00
Started November 1, 2015 at 08:00
Is it normal to have MRSA a lot of different ways? Swab was done on face but
now I have a sore on foot and horrible toenails growing to my toes . Does it mean
it's everywhere in my body?

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MRSA and sudden weight gain
Posted by Beth
Last Reply October 31, 2015 at 13:45
Started October 31, 2015 at 10:40
My husbands Appendix
Burst a little over a year ago. He had MRSA in his wound. I found out I have it
2montha ago . I had a sore on my face for 9 months. The dr told me I'd had MRSA
for a long time but wouldn't say how long. I have a sore on the bottom of my foot,
same foot is swollen up to my but . The same but cheek has a constant muscle
ache . I also had little sores all over . They just popped up by themselves. I'm on
my 3 rd round of antibiotics ( in 2 months) . And the month before I was
diagnosed I had hives on my whole body. I've also gained 20 lbs . 5 of it in the last
2 dYs . I feel like my whole body's shutting down . I don't have insurance and a dr
told me he can't do anything because it's just a common thing another said its
high blood pressure that's making me swell and tingle. It was 138 over 86 . I live
in a rural area. Should I go to a city with better Drs and what's up with my weight
? Thanks for any help

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