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Garlic and staph
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply September 5, 2014 at 05:06
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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Garlic burn?
Posted by Ray
Last Reply September 3, 2014 at 16:23
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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Roll call in USA and Canada
Posted by Denise
Last Reply August 29, 2014 at 15:46
Started April 8, 2005 at 15:17
Hi, everyone. Bev in the UK group had a great suggestion. What about a roll call for MRSA victims from the USA and Canada? What do you think?

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can a M.R.S.A. staph carrier get disability?
Posted by Jay Hamilton
Last Reply August 27, 2014
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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Cannabinoids from Cannabis Kills MRSA!
Posted by Steve
Last Reply August 26, 2014 at 21:48
Started January 17, 2014 at 01:44
I contracted MRSA in 2007, during a Emergency Room visit, and two other times in 2008. I'm fully aware of the limitations of today's antibiotics, and pharmaceutical companies lack of interest in developing new antibiotics.

I read in an article that some of the cannabinoids in cannabis have antibiotic properties, however in order to get too them they have to be extracted into a concentrate, in a certain way.

I made this extracted cannabis concentrate for an antimicrobial topical, and yes, it works!!! I gave some to someone I know who got MRSA on her arm, applied it three times a day, and in two weeks was completely healed with no side effects.

For folks in medical marijuana states I would suggest you get a cannabis card and seek out dispensaries that sell the concentrated cannabis oil.(it looks like grease)

Here's the article:
http://www.worldhealth.netnewscannab... read more

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Oil of oregano
Posted by lisa
Last Reply August 26, 2014 at 09:17
Started August 26, 2014 at 05:21
Oil of oregano in capsules killed my MRSA & prevented skin boils from
coming back too!!! I just took one a day, but you can take up to 3.
Worked for me!!!!!

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Marijuana kills MRSA?!!
Posted by HIM
Last Reply August 26, 2014 at 02:22
Started February 3, 2012 at 22:51
I just read on the UK forum that Majijuana kills MRSA!!

If this is true why is this not being more talked about?!
Not saying I like smoking pot, I havent done it since I was in highschool and Im 36 now but if this is a valid killer of MRSA and it is already prescribed in some states to Cancer patients why is it not more readily available to our people??
I want to know more about this cure. I would gladly take a pill made of THC or whatever active ingredient kills the virus if thats what it would do. Im not interested in just "getting high"
I dont have time for that.

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Once you have had MRSA, do you always have it?
Posted by Tristy
Last Reply August 25, 2014 at 21:29
Started July 8, 2009 at 18:46
Just as most of you, I have a tramatic story involving MRSA. I gave birth to my son in October 2008. He was born by csection, not breathing. I had a vertical incision that developed into MRSA and was treated with IV antibotics in and out of the hosptial. My son also was admitted shortly after me again, for what they called a "virus." He too recieved IV antibiotics. My question is that since this time, my immune system has been shot! I have had repeated sinus infections (which antibiotics don't seem to help), and I am very tired. My question is, Do you always have MRSA, if you have had it and it has been treated? Might be a stupid question but just curious if my sinus infections could be attributed to the MRSA? Thanks for you help!

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Possible false negative culture??
Posted by L
Last Reply August 23, 2014 at 02:04
Started August 23, 2014 at 02:04
Hello, I have a small open sore in my groin area.Today I got the culture results for mine and my husbands staph/Mrsa culture. They show as negative for bacteria. My question is this.... I took a shower at 11pm on Monday night and I used Hibiclens. I had the culture done at 2pm the next day on Tuesday. Did I cause a "false" negative because of using the Hibiclens?? The culture was taken about 13 to 14 hours after the shower. Ugh, I wish I never used it. I'm worried I may have ruined the real results. Today is Friday and I can't call and ask the office until Monday morning. Please help.

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Garlic success stories
Posted by DaddyOfThree
Last Reply August 22, 2014 at 15:15
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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Pro Athletes are beating MRSA, so can we!
Posted by Brandon
Last Reply August 21, 2014 at 22:52
Started July 13, 2007 at 16:31
The laundry list of professional athletes that have had MRSA and are still performing at an extremely high level for their teams is lengthy and only getting longer. If anybody knows how to beat MRSA it would have to be professional teams that pay out millions of dollars to their millionaire athletes. They have tons of money tied up in their athletes.

In the NFL-
LB Junior Seau, LB Ben Taylor, S Brian Russell, WR Braylon Edwards, TE Kellen Winslow, Jr. OC LeCharles Bentley, OT Andy McCollum, DE Brandon Noble, CB Tye Hill and numerous others (I believe OT Ryan Tucker has had it as well) I've either forgotten or don't know about. In 2003, 5 members of the St. Louis Rams were infected with MRSA, around the same time the 49ers had several players contract MRSA after playing the Rams. The Redksins and Browns have also had outbreaks.

NBA-Cleveland Cavaliers Drew Gooden, just played in the NBA championship

MLB-2nd place finisher in last week's homerun derby Alex Rios fought... read more

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how to keep my baby from getting MRSA??
Posted by L
Last Reply August 20, 2014 at 23:22
Started August 20, 2014 at 15:25
Hello, my husband and I have gotten cultures done at
our dermatologists office. We are still waiting results.
I'm convinced it is MRSA as my small wound tuT sS an
ingrown hair has not healed like it should. My
husband has frequent "breakouts" in his nostrils. He
used my tweezers to fool with the breakout and I
didn't know and used the tweezers on myself for the
ingrown hair. I'm so upset over this I haven't been
able to eat with out getting nauseous. We have a 4
month old baby. How do I keep her from getting
this?? I have ordered the Manuka Honey and will be
ordering the non irriadiated garlic for my husband
and myself. Right now Dr has me on the ointment
that starts with a M, can't remember off hand. Use
that 3xs a day. I am wearing gloves when I hold the
baby and wear a face mask. Washing my hands
constantly and disinfecting everything with bleach
and Lysol. Doing laundry everyday. How do I keep her
from getting this?? Please help I am desperate... read more

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Posted by L
Last Reply August 20, 2014
Started August 19, 2014 at 15:51
Where do I find the raw non irradated garlic? What kind of store? Please help.

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Can MRSA infect bones/joints?
Posted by Carole
Last Reply August 19, 2014 at 16:15
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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Possible MRSA and I Have a 4 month old!
Posted by L
Last Reply August 19, 2014 at 02:58
Started August 18, 2014 at 15:55
Help. My husband was having trouble with his nose "breaking out" and finally went to the dermatologist a week ago. There wasn't a break out at the time so no culture was done. His dr. gave him the stuff to swab in his nose for a week or so and that was it. Nothing about his family. This has been going on and off since Feb. Unbeknownst to me he was using my tweezers to pick at it, all the while I was usuing to pick at a ingrown pubic hair. Now it seems I have a small open sore that won't heal (don't know it the hair is in there or not anymore, never got it out). I have been doing research online and I am concerned and almost positive its mrsa. I called my family physician and explained everthing to receptionist, they can't see me till tomorow morning at 8am. Should I just go to urgent care today instead of waiting??! We have a 4 month old daughter and I am terrified to touch her. I am her primary caregiver, I have been washing my hands like crazy and lysol spraying everything. I have... read more

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Septic and unresponsive
Posted by Friend
Last Reply August 18, 2014 at 15:56
Started August 17, 2014 at 15:41
I have a friend that was shot. The wound got infected and he is septic and unresponsive, possibly in a coma. I am wondering if any one has come back from this far gone through garlic baths. I know the protocol. I don't know how often he should be bathed in the garlic water. He is in his death bed in the hospital. He is obviously battling an antibiotic resistant bacteria. He is about 6 feet tall. I'm guessing he needs 4-5 cloves per bath. In this condition, and location, could he reuse the water? Or should it be fresh garlic water bath per treatment.

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Lyme and garlic
Posted by Ronna Hayden
Last Reply August 18, 2014 at 06:37
Started August 17, 2014 at 02:34

I am interested to know if there is information on Lyme Disease and garlic baths?

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Posted by Lois
Last Reply August 17, 2014 at 03:55
Started December 16, 2009 at 03:53
I don't mean to come across as a negative person or a person who isn't grateful I got rid of MRSA, but I am depressed upon depressed. Last year at this time, for months, I was fighting for my life. This year I am continuing to learn how to walk again and restore my immunity/health. I believe I am reliving and trying to process what happened to me last year. I, also, think I may be affected by the lack of sunlight we experience this time of year. I have a lot of stress as we all do. I am a clinical social worker. I do know what I need to do. That doesn't make it any better. I'm on an antidepressant, for years now. I do have a therapist. I'm not suicidal. I thought I saw the "light at the end of the tunnel", but the tunnel looks long and dismal right now. I've been through so....much in my lifetime and now this. How much can one person take? No one understands what it's like, except those of you on this site. I am trying to improve my immune system. I need guidance an... read more

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After effects of MRSA
Posted by Wanda
Last Reply August 15, 2014 at 21:09
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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MRSA in the Brain
Posted by Gina
Last Reply August 15, 2014 at 05:19
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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