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Boils with negative culture
Posted by Miss traumerei
Last Reply May 25, 2015 at 04:49
Started May 23, 2015 at 04:22
Hi all - glad I found this site. I developed what I thought was a bug bite last
Thursday. Saturday it was filled with pus and painful. Monday, drained it myself (I
know, not supposed to do that but I didn't realize at the time) and Tuesday
morning, woke up with two more small whitehead pimples that never got larger.
Tuesday, derm took both a viral and bacterial culture, put me on both antiviral and
doxy along with mupirocin and told me to call back Friday for culture results. Two
more white head pimples popped up between then and today (Friday). The boil
got less and less painful and didn't get very large - still looked like a bug bite. The
four additional bumps were never painful. Well today, both cultures came back
negative. Nurse said maybe I had a reaction to something. The boil has all but
stopped being painful and all of the pimples are drained. I thought for sure this
was staph. Anyone has any insight into what is going on?

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Can MRSA infect bones/joints?
Posted by Carole
Last Reply May 23, 2015 at 19:53
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 cancer patient
Posted by jude, vancouver CANADA
Last Reply May 22, 2015 at 16:16
Started March 24, 2005 at 17:48
My Dad has recently had two surgerys for cancerous tumours in his leg.The first surgery required a large skin graft which didn't fully take and was left to heal on it's own.This open wound was healing very fast with dillegent care and attention with daily dressing changes by my Dad himself and also home care nurses checking it once a week.Then a second tumour was found and was removed a.s.a.p due to the aggressive nature of the cancer altho the first wound has not completely healed over.Now he has MRSA in that wound and possibly in his bloodstream.He has been recieving Vanomyacin intravenously for the 5 days that he has been hospitalized,but now they are going to discharge him due to "lack of beds".Now,the infectious diseases doctors have told him that he will have to go to a clinic daily to continue his intravenous antibiotics and that the prescription will cost him approx' $800.00 for 2 weeks.Never mind that he can barely walk and lives 3hrs away from any family on his own,he also... read more

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Garlic burn?
Posted by Ray
Last Reply May 22, 2015 at 16:10
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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Tyramine free diet on Zyvox
Posted by Tana
Last Reply May 18, 2015 at 16:04
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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What’s Wrong with Hydrogen Peroxide…or Ozone?
Posted by Dave
Last Reply May 17, 2015 at 14:09
Started June 26, 2006 at 19:50
The June 26th, 2006 issue of Time Magazine had a short article on MRSA, entitled “Surviving the New Killer Bug” It was well written and should bring public attention to the seriousness of this new epidemic. However, one part of it did leave me confused.

At the bottom of the article was a section entitled “What You Can Do”. The first suggestion was to avoid getting cuts and scrapes (OK). Next it advised: “Thoroughly clean even superficial wounds with soap and water” (Still OK) – THEN it stated, in bold blue letters: “Do not use hydrogen peroxide” (????) Why is that???
Does anyone have any idea why hydrogen peroxide is bad to use or why it should not be used on MRSA?

Also, do you have any opinions about the use of ozone? Another thread in this forum warned: “Ozone therapy is very dangerous and does not work”. I will assume that the author was speaking about ozone injections and/or ozone bagging in lieu of professional medical treatment.
I, personally, would not us... read more

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contaminated herbs
Posted by mike
Last Reply May 17, 2015 at 01:56
Started May 16, 2015 at 20:13
warning in the s.f. daly city colma area I have bought mrsa contsaminated witch hazel from longs, walgreens safeway.
also contaminated tea tree oil from cvs,gnc,rainbow,sf herbs harvest house.

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Can mrsa cause paralysis
Posted by Jeannie
Last Reply May 15, 2015 at 20:33
Started October 28, 2011 at 05:31
My daughter was diagnosed with mrsa in 2009. She was hospitalized for 10
days treated with iv vacomycin. She has not had any lesions since 2009,
however in march of 2010 she started with paralysis, the muscles on her face
and arms twitch. She will tell me her "body hurts" . She went to a neurologist
and was diagnosed with migraines, which she never had a headache. She went
to see another neurologist and he feels it is the start of ms and has started her
on vitamin supplements. MRI was normal EEG normal emg normal. She is only
22, don't know what to do. I do feel this is related to the mrsa, does anyone
have any suggestions?

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You must treat 24 hours a day.
Posted by Steve Lord
Last Reply May 10, 2015 at 16:42
Started May 8, 2015 at 20:07
What I have found so far is that any therapy is going to lose its
punch in a number of hours due to the substance being metabolized
(half life) and that I can tell by when the itching restarts exactly
when I reach that point. So for example Im using monolaurin now and I
need to take it every four hours because 900 mg of it loses its punch
shortly after that. If I dont wait too long I lose all the ground I
gained in the four hours. However if what you are using, doing , is
strong enough, it can drive the MRSA down so you dont have to treat
24 hours a day because the improvement of part time treatment is more
than the gain when not treating. So far, only topical therapy packs
that type of punch, namely topical oregano oil which crushes half
the lesion in like 2 hours and the same for a very thick bee propolis
obtained from The Pollen Man in Portland (internet) who gets it from
a tree near the arctic circle, so he says. The problem with topical I
cant cove... read more

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Garlic Questions for Bob Anderson
Posted by Tana
Last Reply May 10, 2015 at 05:06
Started May 9, 2015 at 15:24
Hi Bob, hope you are well. I wanted to ask a few questions. Can
Garlic be Dehydrated after being chopped and left out to form
Allicin and still have the Medicinal Benefits if it is then placed
in a quart of water and use as a Poultice/Compress on a
Abscess/Boil? I was also wondering about Freezing Garlic after
being Chopped? I was thinking it it was chopped and then
immediately frozen in small batches for later use, that when it is
removed from Freezer it would then begin to for the Allicin? I
would freeze in airtight Doubled Freezer Bags to protect it. I am
most interested in Dehydrating it on very low heat in oven with
door open,temp less than 115 or use a Dehydrator. I have also
heard of Dehydrator that is not powered but used outdoors and
dehydrated by the Sun? What do you think? Thank Bob :)

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Active MRSA in nose what's next?
Posted by Peg
Last Reply May 8, 2015 at 21:33
Started May 8, 2015 at 21:33
Been sick for 3 months with nose sores, sore throat, coughing, elbow joint aches, chest ache. First time I went to urgent care, they didn't test. Second time the swabbed and MRSA is in my nose.

They prescribed 10 days of IC SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TEMP DS tablets twice a day. Nothing else.

They told me once I am done taking the pills, I will be all set, no need to return for another test or anything else.

Also said it was fine to be at work.

With everything I have read the entire day today on MRSA, I find this lacking. I see that Mupirocin ointment is concurrently prescribed for inside the nose on the sores.

I also see people taking to disinfecting all the bedding, towels, and not sure what else.

Any thoughts?

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Since we need a skin break to get staph, why d
Posted by Steve Lord
Last Reply May 8, 2015 at 19:11
Started April 24, 2015 at 06:15
Since the skin must be broken in some way for MRSA or non MRSA staph
to cause an infection, so I read,
then why is it so easy to then spread that infection to even fifty
more skin sites where there is no broken skin as it did in my case It
cannot be due to colonization because we are probably exposed to
staph every day, and didnt I read that 40 percent of all people
already have it on their skin? Does contracting a MRSA infection do
something to the immune system to make it less able to from then on
fight MRSA? Or what?

Steve Lord

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If its itching , its spreading.
Posted by Steve Lord
Last Reply May 8, 2015 at 19:02
Started May 8, 2015 at 19:02
It is my consistent observation that if my skin where the MRSA is is
itching, the MRSA is spreading, and if its not itching, the therapy Im
using in the moment is working to either improve it or at least cause
no spreading. And the speed of spreading is equal to the degree of my

STeve Lord

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Monolaurin with Oregano oil beater than Vancom
Posted by Steve Lord
Last Reply May 8, 2015 at 09:01
Started May 8, 2015 at 08:07
Study by Georgetown Professor HG or Harry Preuss in test tube and mice
shows a fat in mothers milk, monolaurin plus oregano oil were
significantly more effective against MRSA than the best antibiotic,
vancomycin, and either alone was its equal, both available in health
food stores or amazon etc. Steve

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Garlic and staph
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply May 8, 2015 at 08:21
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 on Scalp and Hair Loss??
Posted by Fleur
Last Reply May 8, 2015 at 07:17
Started August 19, 2011 at 23:38
My boyfriend recently contracted a MRSA staph infection and was in the hospital for
four days fighting it. I contracted the staph infection on my leg a few months ago
and was prescribed an antibiotic to combat it. About three weeks ago I noticed a
large uncomfortable lump on my scalp. After going to the doctor and telling her the
history of MRSA, she again prescribed me an antibiotic without taking a culture. The
MRSA, similar to other cases, was on the skin and produced a large, infected (pus,
blood, etc), bump on my scalp. As it began to heal it scabbed over in a thin almost
white scab. For the past two weeks I have noticed that the area that was swollen was
slowly dropping hair. I now have a large half dollar sized portion on my scalp with
absolutely no hair and the entire area itches. Is this normal??? Will my hair grow
back? I am quite concerned as this area is easily visible and on the front of my scalp.
Has anyone else experienced something li... read more

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Posted by Steve Lord
Last Reply May 8, 2015 at 05:08
Started April 29, 2015 at 07:38
I have assumed before reading about garlic recently that lemongrass
would be the best cure for Mrsa due to its top ranked in a study of 85
essential oils ability to inhibit staphyloxanthin, and to destroy the
aready existing ones, those very protective yellow pigments in one's
staph that defeat our immune attacks but very few people have tried it
and none that I can find tried it by itself. Has anyone tried it? Its
only ten dollars. Most of my lesions are dotted with what appear to be
yellowish white islands of what I assume are staphyloxanthins, do you
see those in your staph lesions?

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Study of community MRSA
Posted by steve kird
Last Reply May 8, 2015 at 01:56
Started April 25, 2015 at 04:22
This study Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus
aureus immune evasion and virulence concludes that the MRSA contacted
in the community rather than a hospital etc, affects healthy people,
(average age 23), is the most lethal, that the reason is a virulence
enhancing factor called phenol-soluble modulin peptide type alpha
which causes the destruction of our main immune defense against
bacterial infection, neutrophils. So in this toughest of all strains,
It further states that studies indicate that MRSA per se (the fact
that a strain is meth resistant ) does not make it more virulent than
non MRSA, rather it is this factor that evidently is the culprit for
virtually impossible to eradicate staph or deadly staph, CA-MRSA in
an otherwise healthy person. Maybe there is a natural remedy out
there that can do this factor in. Steve Lord

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Stages of MSRA
Posted by m
Last Reply May 7, 2015 at 04:45
Started February 12, 2012 at 23:58
I have had MSRA three times. Both my knee caps and most recently on my lips. I am
not a doctor but I can tell you what I believe the four stages are and how to treat
them. GOOD LUCK.

Stage one. (Pimple/Rash stage)
For me the onset of a MRSA attack begins with a painful pimple feeling and is
followed by a rash. For some this is described as a bite feeling. The important thing
to note is that pimples should not hurt as if a nerve is affected immediately following
the formation of a pimple.

Treatment Stage 1.
Do not pick at the site or touch the site no matter what the pain is. Wash the area.
IMMEDIATELY go to the doctor and explain your having another attack and begin

Stage 2 (Painful Puss Stage)
MRSA is like a hard and soft ball of puss just under your skin. The pain during this
stage is awful. Your brain is saying to you, " just pop the sucker and you'll feel
better." DO NOT TOUCH IT. You must wait this stage out.

Treatment Stage ... read more

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Does MRSA cause tooth decay?
Posted by st
Last Reply May 5, 2015
Started February 27, 2006 at 08:44
I was diagnosed with MRSA two years ago and my teeth are falling out. Does vancomycin help the teeth to become stronger? I know tetracyclines are bad for teeth. Sometimes these infections come from bad teeth (like endocarditis). Also should I rinse my mouth with chlorhexidine and put mupicioron in my food? Thanks in advance

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