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Garlic burn?
Posted by Ray
Last Reply December 14, 2014 at 17:13
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 November 17, 2014 at 01:01
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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gram positive cocci
Posted by john
Last Reply November 15, 2014 at 08:13
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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Posted by Ben
Last Reply November 12, 2014
Started April 19, 2005 at 19:10
I have been looking at MRSA sites for information purposes.
I started reading all the stories from people whose lives have been affected by MRSA. I found it so distressing that scientists and immensely rich drug companies, on both sides of the Atlantic, are failing to address the issue of finding an answer to MRSA. The respective, I use that word loosely, governments are suppressing the true scale of the MRSA problem.

My sincere feelings go to all the people and their families of MRSA victims. You must not give up hope - start pressure groups to get some action before the situation gets worse.

I understand the next generation of resistant bacteria, VRSA are so powerful, that even the most powerful drugs currently being used do not work.

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Aftermath: Any Auto Immune Symptoms?
Posted by Kelly
Last Reply November 11, 2014 at 03:46
Started February 19, 2008 at 04:44
Does anyone know of any connections between a bad mrsa infection, AND/OR it's treatment via large doses of antibitics, and subsequent auto immune type symptoms that could resemble diseases like gout or rheumatoid arthritis?

Thanks in advance.

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Last Reply October 30, 2014 at 10:11
Started October 30, 2014 at 10:11
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Garlic and staph
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply October 30, 2014 at 08:10
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 Nodules Under Skin - New Disaster
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply October 28, 2014 at 19:01
Started February 8, 2007 at 19:14
I swear at this moment I can not breathe. Sobbing...

It was some time back when there was discussion here, canít remember exactly where (which topic) but it was about these nodules that seem to lay in wait just there under the skin (speaking of perineum lesions close to surgical incision site). They donít progress to full blown boil stage, although in what seems like cycles these nodules will flare and become a bit swollen making you think about another outbreak coming on. When this is noticed, I start back up with Phisohex wash and layer of Bactroban every day. I do try not to over use these products. After this treatment, maybe two/three days, things ease off. But these two nodules have stayed. Others talked of similar under the skin nodules. Seems they are under the skin maybe ľ - Ĺ inch deep within soft tissue. I wanted to believe they would be absorbed. One nodule on right side is exactly a ruler line across from one on left side. Seems obvious to me at some poin... read more

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MRSA in Bones/Joints
Posted by Faith Campbell
Last Reply October 25, 2014 at 04:01
Started August 24, 2009 at 21:00

I have Stage 3A lung cancer. I have had Chemo, surgery to remove 12 lyme nodes and half my left lung. Since all this my left shoulder has had pain almost constant, and is limited in use (I'm left handed) So I have started to learn to be right handed, which is real hard, I'm 63 years old. They say it is Frozen Shoulder, and have me going to therpy twice a week, have gain some movement, but the pain is unreal. A friend of mine thinks it maybe MRSA and thinks I should get checked for MRSA. Is it possible to have MRSA in the joints and bones without sores? Please help me. Thanks.

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Posted by Steve R
Last Reply October 21, 2014 at 23:56
Started December 3, 2009 at 12:42
I had a real unusual bout with MRSA in my lung. I have not been in the hospital and was in general great health. I had some pain in my shoulder blade and just happened to be at a regular doctor appointment. I asked my doctor about the pain and he checked me and could not make the pain through moving my body. He said he thought it was a pulled muscle and told me to go to the ER as a precaution. He said it was going to be the most expensive pulled muscle diagonoses. After a Cat Scan I was told I had two masses in my lungs. I was told they were going to need to take a wedge out of my lung or basically remove a third of my lung. I was put on antibotics and had to wait almost 30 days before they went into my lung through my mouth to sample these masses. I was told for almost 30 days that they thought it could be cancer. After the test it was confirmed that I had MRSA IN MY LUNGS. I was treated with antibotics and they went away. I have never felt the same since. Many of the same symptoms... read more

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Skin Rash - Possible MRSA?
Posted by Nick Conrad
Last Reply October 21, 2014 at 19:05
Started March 5, 2009 at 14:26
My wife has had a bad rash for about a month. The itching is so intense. No topical creams or oral antihistamine help at all. We have tried many prescriptions for the itching and it wont stop. The doctors tried to treat the rash with some topical medicines. This did not work. Then they tried Ciprofloxacin and doxicilin thinking it was an infection. The rash continued to get worse. So then the doctors gave her prednisone thinking it was an allergic reaction. 20mg twice a day. This seemed to be helping a little bit. Also the itching got better during the day time but was still bad at night. But on the 8th day she went to a lower dose, one 20mg pill a day and we noticed a change. That night the severe itching was back but a little worse. We are concerned that now with the lower dose that this rash is still alive. The side effects of the prednisone are terrible: pounding heart, back pain, can't sleep. Alternative drugs? The rash doesnt look like MRSA, could it be? I can send a photo. help!

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MRSA Skin Infection VS Internal
Posted by Kevin
Last Reply October 3, 2014 at 18:17
Started August 5, 2011 at 18:38
Can anyone tell me when I should be concerned that my infection has compromised my blood stream. It seems to me that some of the symptoms I am experiencing such as, Occasional Nausia, occasional loss of appetite, other minor flu-like symtoms, increased pain on the balls of my feet along with exagerated aches and pains from my norm, throughout my body, and an unusual fatigue factor are signs that it may have entered my blood stream. My Dr. however, is treating my condition as if it is a superficial skin condition only at this time. Any comments would be appreciated.

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Oil of oregano
Posted by lisa
Last Reply October 3, 2014 at 06:38
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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so confused, please help me
Posted by Poppy
Last Reply October 1, 2014 at 20:01
Started September 28, 2014 at 13:50
Im devastated and confused. I went in for surgery and came back with thrush I
got rid of four months later, a bladder infection, dropping ketones in my urine, oh
how did I forget post-op pneumonia. I finally think Im getting well but found out I
have pseudomonas on my tongue (will be ok, Ive been told) and MRSA in my
nose. I cannot stop crying.
I just got engaged in August. My fiancee is worried about his kids. I worry about
him, what if he gets sick from me? And mostlly, Im also devastated about my new
puppy. I lost my dog last year to a tragic unrelated death. I am getting a relative.
Should I just turn down my new puppy? I have finally gotten to a good place in
my life and now I feel like a leper. I cant get any specific information about my
issie. My doctors act like its no big deal but after all Ive been through, (leaving
unrelated illnesses out) I feel like im just waiting to die. I think I have a bladder
infection, Im passing either tiny crystals or tis... read more

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staphylococcus aureus in eyes from nose?
Posted by David
Last Reply September 30, 2014 at 20:43
Started September 27, 2014 at 01:32
My cultures showed I have staphylococcus aureus in my eyes. I get small
styes in my eyelid margins all the time but ever since I started applying
honey to my eyelids it has reduced them greatly and I get them less often.
However I still do get them from time to time and I am thinking the main
problem is in my nose.

One side of my nose is always stuffed especially when I sleep. Also I seem
to be getting eyelid styes when I sleep.

What can I do to kill this nasty bacteria?

Would eating garlic help? Sniffing freshly cut garlic? How often should it
be done?

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Posted by Joseph
Last Reply September 30, 2014 at 20:34
Started November 24, 2008 at 23:27
Three days ago I have noticed a small itchy red spot on my leg about an inch from the spot where I had my second Mrsa infection that required surgery. A few hours later that red spot started to grow a little bigger.Now having rememberd that this is how the previous Mrsa infections started to develop and not knowing where this small itchy spot going to lead I took no chance.I soaked a small paper towel in Hibiclens and rubbed it generously on the red bump and around it.Let it dry did not wash it off (that is the key )I went to bed. I woke up the next day and the red itchy bump was completely gone. I do not know what was it or what caused it or that was Mrsa or not. But what I know is that this was not the first time I did the same procedure and every time the next day the red bump disappeared. Hibiclens kills Mrsa bacteria and that is a clinicaly proven fact just ask your doctor ,and next time you notice the same red itchy bump on your skin try it out.

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MRSA on Scalp and Hair Loss??
Posted by Fleur
Last Reply September 28, 2014 at 08:20
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 JANET
Last Reply September 26, 2014 at 16:43
Started October 30, 2008 at 15:35
MRSA in the urine
Posted by Janet Last Reply October 30, 2008
Started October 29, 2008 at 15:29

My original bout with MRSA was when I contracted it in the hospital from sinus surgery. I was ill for about 6 months and then went on IV Vanco. I just went in to my PCP for a UTI and my urine came back MRSA positive. I can find very little information on MRSA in the urine. I also wonder where else it is my body. I work in a medical facility and I have a newborn grandchild and worry about both constantly being in contact with MRSA and constantly worried about spreading it. The Dr says just to wash wash wash the hands. There are so many questions and so few answers.

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Extremely hot or extremely cold..... After MRS
Posted by Christi
Last Reply September 23, 2014 at 03:55
Started September 21, 2014 at 11:59
Hi! I Cut my foot back in July 4 on a piece of glass..... It was deep really need
stitches but due to high deductible I did not go to cleaned it thoroughly and super
glued it. I have had this done several cats I've used it on several of my animals
never had a problem with it. So it did pretty good until Bout beginning of August
it was then went to doc, he put me on bactrim. 1800 mg over all for a mth. It would
get better then worse over and over. So early sept he put me on 2000 mg a day of
another antibiotic, cephalexin. That was on a mon that following thurs I was in his
office and then sent to ER. Nothing left in cut... No abscesses...nothing on x ray
or MRI. IV antibiotics for five days. Abundant growth of MRSA. NO ONE could or
can still figure out why the antibiotics didn't kill it or why I wasn't healing. It's
been almost three mths now.... Still have a gaping's packed but none the
less. I did have major edema andcellulitis. I'm on a major p... read more

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Cannabinoids from Cannabis Kills MRSA!
Posted by Steve
Last Reply September 20, 2014 at 01:37
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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