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How much garlic to use for a garlic bath?
Posted by Anonymous
Last Reply December 8, 2016 at 03:38
Started August 6, 2011 at 15:23
Sorry for the obtuse title, but it's the best one I could come up with
given the character limit.

Anyway, I was thinking of trying out a garlic bath to help treat my
staph infection, but was wondering:

- How much garlic should I use?
- How often should I do it?
- Any advice on how to properly prepare it?

Thanks.

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Tyramine free diet on Zyvox
Posted by Tana
Last Reply October 6, 2016 at 03:53
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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aggressive mrsa
Posted by mike
Last Reply August 27, 2016 at 22:05
Started April 24, 2013
most people on this forum have the "normal" form of mrsa which is found in hospitals.
but there are many agressive strains which are genetically altered forms

an agressive form is found in "ICE" users,Ice being a form of metamphetamine produced by genetically alter bacteria.this drug can only be produced in a sophisticated laboratory.
it is this form that continues to be be genetically modified.

currently "they" have produced strains of mrsa tha induce atrial fibrillation, heart attack, stroke as well as tissue eating strains and strains that turn your skin into leather and infect etire muscle groups.

mrsa is being added to marijuana as a delivering system ."they " have also created throat viruses that carrying the mrsa into your system. this method of delivery is used for introducing atrial fibrillation, heart attacks and strokes.

so i suggest that one never smoke pot without knowing where it came from and the person you offers it.

also if you have politcial at... read more

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Garlic burn?
Posted by Ray
Last Reply August 27, 2016 at 15:43
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 METH
Posted by allen
Last Reply August 26, 2016 at 18:53
Started October 30, 2006 at 01:44
Hi, this is hard to admit but i have a ?
how many of you out thier that have MRSA do meth i know its hard to admit but i think thats how i got it. but it only seems to show up on my leg. two at a time, once the two start to go away two more show up. im going crazy. so if i can get some truthful replays i would like to know.


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Garlic success stories
Posted by DaddyOfThree
Last Reply August 25, 2016 at 20:56
Started December 8, 2011 at 16:25
Maybe this already exists, but since there is a lot of commentary about garlic for mrsa, I wondered if people could give their personal anecdotal experience with it. Did it work for you?

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Slowly Dying?
Posted by Sophia Lanza
Last Reply August 19, 2016 at 03:13
Started January 1, 2016 at 01:18
im only 19. i can only search on the internet so much about my
health. so to make this short about 8 months ago i got cellulitus
on my left leg, i thought it was a spider bite. but ever since
then ive been getting more and more. then it stopped for a while
then i got shingles 2 months ago on my face. the shingles attacked
my face nerves and now i have bells palsy. i woke up with my lip
huge and double in size and im sitting here with a giagantic lip
which the dr said it was cellulitus but i think shes wrong and its
mrsa. my jaw is in so much pain under my lip i feel like my face
is just gonna explode. trying to find answers about whats
happening to me. i am falling apart and i dont know where to turn
to. i am so deppressed from all of this. im at the point where if
thus doesnt go away or i keep waking up every morning somthing new
wrong im gonna end it all. please someone help me figure out whats
wrong with me!

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Mental illness and MRSA
Posted by Tina
Last Reply August 16, 2016 at 22:20
Started August 16, 2016 at 22:20
My son at 15 years old had MRSA. He was in football - had an injury and then hospitalized for MRSA for a week. Ever since then he has been in out out of Psychiatric Hospitals. He stopped high school also at 15 years of age- everything changed.... Three days before 18th birthday - it was given the name schizophrenia. He is now almost 23 - on medication and disability. I have always wondered if MRSA could have been the cause. Is there studies, doctors, etc... that are researching link between MSRA and mental illness? ts_long@yahoo.com

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MRSA and Psychological disorders
Posted by Undefined
Last Reply August 16, 2016 at 22:19
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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Bad taste in mouth with MRSA
Posted by fishingcostarica
Last Reply August 15, 2016 at 20:11
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 didnít 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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Can MRSA infect bones/joints?
Posted by Carole
Last Reply August 15, 2016 at 05:25
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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MRSA in the Brain
Posted by Gina
Last Reply August 14, 2016 at 23:56
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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Herbal folk remedies for breast discomfort
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply August 14, 2016 at 06:17
Started August 13, 2016 at 17:15
This is part one of several parts explaining a whole different way of using garlic to affect a different past of the body.

For over six and a half years I have been writing in this forum about garlic water baths and how and why they help people feel relaxed and with a temporary sense of well-being from the effects of garlic water baths. The garlic water use was my own discovery when I treated myself for some bacterial infections and it worked really well. During a discussion over dinner one evening during the Garlic Is Life! Symposium in Tulsa, OK in 2001, I learned from Dr. David Mirelman, PhD and head of the Chemistry Dept. at Weitzmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel and one of the most knowledgeable people in the world on the chemistry of garlic, about how the allicin in crushed raw natural garlic kills bacteria on contact and how it all works.

That extremely enlightening dinner discussion sent my wife and I searching the internet and buying scholarly tomes on garlic che... read more

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gram positive cocci
Posted by john
Last Reply August 13, 2016 at 14:33
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 excepted.paddycake77@hotmail.com

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MRSA infection in boyfriend
Posted by S.S.
Last Reply August 8, 2016 at 17:10
Started August 13, 2008 at 21:57
Hello,
I'm a new to this forum and seeking advice. About 2 weeks ago, my boy-friend developed an abscess in his arm and got tested for MRSA which I just found out was positive. He is currently taking the antibiotics prescribed and I understand that he will always be a carrier and he could pass it on to me. So what does it mean to me? Will I get it if I am intimate with him? I understand that close contact with a carrier, is how someone gets it, but I'm healthy, so will I get it?? What about intimacy? We have been together for 4 years and planning on getting married. What does this mean for him? He is in his late 20's and very active and healthy. Please help.

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Garlic and staph
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply July 31, 2016 at 21:48
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 May of 2015
Posted by sheshe
Last Reply July 27, 2016 at 01:55
Started July 25, 2016 at 08:28
I broke 2 bones in my ankle in December 2014, I had a plate and 3
screws put in on Christmas Eve; 4 weeks later I had to have another
surgery because the plate bent and screws were loose. This time he
put 2 plates and 12 screws in; 4 weeks later he found one of the
plates were fractured, but he wouldn't take it out. A couple of
months later I ended up with MRSA that started in that ankle, I was in
the hospital for 11 days and do not remember anything that went on, my
infectious disease doctor told me I almost died. I ended up on IV
Vancomycin and a wound vac on my ankle. I had 2 surgeries on my ankle
in May, 2 in October and they amputated my leg below my knee in
November. I was septic and the infection had gone all through my body
and blood, I was throwing clots of infection instead of blood clots.
I had repeat CT scans and everything was stable. To make a long story
short I had repeat CT scans in April and lymphoma was suspected, I
have had severa... read more

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Recurring MRSA Infections
Posted by Henry
Last Reply July 26, 2016 at 22:57
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 boils all over
Posted by nik
Last Reply July 24, 2016 at 21:40
Started July 6, 2016 at 23:55
so about 3 months ago i started to break out in painful boils all over my body, I went to the er to seek help and they didnt even look at them, they just sent me home no antibiotics nothing. well Friday of last week i started to get them again and hurt bad and was running a fever. I went to the er on Saturday with my mom and the doctor told me it was mrsa and i should just go home and put a hot compress on them and when they came to head, i should pop them. on Sunday i went to a second er that gave me antibiotics and sent me home.well bottom line is i now have them all over my head, my thighs and under my chin. my neck now hurts to move, and my legs are aching like none other, i'm in pain and sick and i don't know what i should do. I"m ready to get a straight razor and drain them just to see if that will help with the everything. I had just seen my GP, and he gave me some new antibiotic other than the clindamycin i'm currently on because it seems to not be working because a new one ... read more

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Rash Post MRSA Treatment
Posted by Concerned
Last Reply July 20, 2016
Started February 12, 2011 at 11:23
My daughter had a staph infection that turned out to be MRSA. The infection was in her blood stream as well as the infection in the skin. She received Vancomycin IV for 2+ weeks with no adverse reaction. She has been off Vancomycin for a week and has developed a rash over her body that appears to be hives. It is not a flushing of the skin but almost looks more like a heat rash but more spread out over her body. I talked to the Dr. on the phone and he told her to take Benadryl for the next 24 hours and if no improvement to come to the ER. There was no improvement so she went to the ER and was diagnosd with Red Man Syndrome. I am wondering whether this is possible as this usually occurs during administration and not a week later. Also it is not a flushing, or warmth to the skin. Is there another possibility?

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