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PVL MRSA
Posted by RosieKV
Last Reply October 9, 2016 at 18:24
Started January 22, 2009 at 19:25
Hi - I am in the UK, but I'm posting on this forum as PVL MRSA is still quite rare here. My 20yr old daughter was diagnosed with MRSA 16 months ago and she has had recurrent abscesses since then. We have only just been told that the MRSA is PVL+, we now know how lucky she was not to have developed septicaemia or necrotising pneumonia.

Has anyone here experienced PVL MRSA?

Rosie

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Eucalyptus Oil helps me!
Posted by Margo
Last Reply October 9, 2016 at 10:24
Started September 6, 2016 at 08:22
I have had MRSA for two years and this year has been particularly
bad with three breakouts. I try my best to not have to use
antibiotics because I don't want to compromise my immune system.
Although I used antibiotics for my frist outbreak I managed to
clear up a rather nasty boil a month ago with eucalyptus essential
oil.


I used one drop directly on the sore three times a day. It stings
a bit but nothing that made me cry out. The only adverse effect I
got from it was that it dried out the skin surrounding the sore
and it peeled off. Coconut oil helped with that, no biggie. It
cleared up in just a few days.

Unfortunately I had another sore (really painful.. I almost cry
when I bump it on something) on my cheekbone and I'm super low on
essential oil with no money to buy anymore, so I have only been
applying it once a day, but I also have mupirocin ointment 2%. I
used a homemade body scrub with coconut oil and eucalyptus bath
salt in the sh... read more

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How much garlic to use for a garlic bath?
Posted by Anonymous
Last Reply October 9, 2016 at 10:19
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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Slowly Dying?
Posted by Sophia Lanza
Last Reply October 9, 2016 at 10:11
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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Gross Negligence
Posted by Brian
Last Reply October 9, 2016 at 10:00
Started November 17, 2007 at 19:54
Hello everyone,
Here's what I'm going through: I went into the hospital on Oct. 15th for hernia surgery. They used mesh for the repair. I had two drain tubes inserted after the surgery. A resident doctor came in to look at my incision. As he was cutting my bandages away he accidentally cut into one of the drain tubes, close to where it entered the skin. He then put a small piece of tape around it to try to stop it from leaking. It didn't work. When one of my doctors came in later, he had them take both drain tubes out.

Went home on Oct. 19th and felt ok. The second week home I became very ill with fever, chills, a major increase in pain, and lots of swelling near the incision. Went back to see the surgeon and she re-admitted me on the spot, telling me that I probably had an abscess.

In the hospital, they did put me on some type of IV antibiotic. The next day I had a CT scan. They told me that there was a lot of fluid in the surgical cavity. The day after that they took me dow... read more

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Mrsa
Posted by Chlo
Last Reply October 9, 2016 at 05:48
Started September 9, 2016 at 04:59
I had went into labour with a fever and chills and both my and my baby were
tachycardia luckily I progressed quickly and deliver her naturally but my placenta
came back positive for mrsa and my daughter was swabbed a month ago and stil
positive so I'm guessing my husband j would be to. I'm just confused as to how it
got on my placenta and if it was in my uterus will I be able to have more children
or will I always have mrsa in my uterus .
24621

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Can MRSA infect bones/joints?
Posted by Carole
Last Reply October 9, 2016 at 05:15
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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dates wroong
Posted by Janice
Last Reply October 9, 2016 at 04:48
Started September 9, 2016 at 22:58
the dates on the postings can't be right.. some of them say December 2016 which has not even gotten here yet.. why are the dates not correct when people are leaving in formation

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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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Acne and Mrsa
Posted by Tina
Last Reply September 27, 2016 at 16:24
Started May 30, 2006 at 04:54
Hi does anyone know if Mrsa can make your face break out. I have had it for almost a year now and the last 2 months I have broke out bad on my face,and I never had acne before.Does anyone else have this problem or is it just something else.

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Garlic burn?
Posted by Ray
Last Reply September 27, 2016 at 15:13
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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Rash Post MRSA Treatment
Posted by Concerned
Last Reply September 22, 2016 at 15:02
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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Mrsa in bloodstream
Posted by Kristen
Last Reply September 22, 2016 at 03:55
Started September 21, 2016 at 18:52
Recently I had an outbreak of MRSA after I got back from a Florida beach trip
The infection entered my wounds from paces I had peeled off from severe
sunburn. I had the worst boils that oozed puss. It was spread to my buttocks
and lower back. It was painful. I went to the doctor and got prescribed
antibiotics and they gave me ointment for the infected areas. but they never
sent anything to be tested because it was too expensive for my mom. They
started to heal and have gotten very small, almost gone and some are gone.
But the past few days I have been experiencing symptoms such loss of
appetite, coughing, cold chills, shaking,ramdomly lose hearing in one ear,
diarrhea and I get really hot easily. Also I have coughed up green mucus.
Should I be worried that this has something to do with MRSA? Ive done
research and read that it can get into your bloodstream. I'm only 18 and this is
really scaring me.

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bartholin cyst caused by MRSA?
Posted by Brandt
Last Reply September 16, 2016 at 17:44
Started October 28, 2009 at 01:58
I had severe impetigo on my face caused by MRSA. The only antibiotics
that worked were Vancomysin and Zyvox. I ended the Zyvox last week and
now I have a cyst on my Labia. My doctor told me it wasn't related to
the MRSA and said it may be a bartholin cyst. I think it IS related to
the MRSA. I have never been sexually active or had any sort of gyno
problems before. Could you offer some advice? I don't want to brush it
off if it may get worse.

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Long-term effects of MRSA
Posted by Deb
Last Reply September 14, 2016 at 15:05
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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Can U Sue for someone knowingly MRSA active?
Posted by CK
Last Reply September 13, 2016 at 18:18
Started April 26, 2011 at 04:27
My spouse visited a siblings house recently & saw the antibiotic in the fridge. Asked the sibling about it & sibling replied, "Oh, yeah, I think the kids have MRSA again." Well the sibling KNEW but didn't tell my spouse NOT to come over with our kids for a playdate. Now, my spouse has a lesion on the calf--afraid it might be MRSA. The sibling came over to our house for Easter with the infected children--still NOT telling anyone about the MRSA. (My spouse had told me just the day before about the previous incident) R my kids safe if the MRSA kids have been on antibiotic? What does my spouse need to do--get a culture of the wound? (We have no health ins.) Can I sue my spouse's sibling for not disclosing that the MRSA kids were sick & subjecting my family to an infectious disease? I think it is morally & ethnically WRONG!

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MRSA in bloodstream
Posted by Karen
Last Reply September 13, 2016 at 17:28
Started February 2, 2006 at 17:26
Hello All.
I am wondering if anyone has ever had MRSA in their bloodstream, and if so, how are you doing now? I pray no one knows of anyone that died from this. My husband just had blood drawn to test for it. His health is declining, and I'm so worried. His symptoms are, frequent lowgrade fevers, chills, shaking, joint pain/swelling, loss of strength. Some of these could be contributed to by his Cauda Equina Syndrome, but he's progressively getting worse. Any advice appreciated.
Thanks.
Karen

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MRSA in May of 2015
Posted by sheshe
Last Reply September 13, 2016
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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MRSA during Childbirth
Posted by Glenn
Last Reply September 9, 2016 at 04:52
Started October 25, 2010 at 15:51
My fiance and I just had our first child on October 7th. Besides for common allergies neither of us have had any medical issues. While in the hospital, our doctor induced my fiance by rupturing her membrane by hand and an IV drip of pitocin. By around 12:00-1:00pm she was fully dialated yet the contractions weren't powerfull enough to push my son further down the birth canal. After hours of attempting to push, the Dr decided on an emergency c-section. This was around 6pm.

I was originally able to sit next to my fiance in the Operating Room, but when she began to feel intense pain from the procedure, the Dr's determined that her epidural wasn't working properly, then they went to general and put her to sleep (during which time I was told to exit the room). My son was born at 6:52pm and I was elated to have him and put this stressful birthing experience behind us. Unfortunately, I wasn't out of the woods by any means.

We were able to leave the hospital on Saturday with my son (... read more

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Google gourmet garlic to buy
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply September 3, 2016 at 23:39
Started September 3, 2016 at 23:39
If anyone is looking for natural garlic, you can Google gourmet garlic and you will get a list of hundreds of growers nationwide. It will help to learn the different kinds of garlic and how they are different. Some are mild, some are medium and some are hot to very hot. Hotter garlics usually have more allicin, the active result of crushed garlic. They all have something to say, learn from them.

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