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Garlic burn?
Posted by Ray
Last Reply August 19, 2017 at 23:08
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 affecting the brain, scientific facts?
Posted by danielle
Last Reply August 16, 2017 at 19:17
Started April 25, 2013 at 21:20
does anyone here know what mrsa does to the brain or neurological structure. what are the scientific facts? how does it affect the brain structure? if it does go to the brain and nervous system. i heard it can affect any system if it becomes systemic or in the blood.

im asking because i got sick from mrsa an agressive form of it that is very difficult to treat. i got sick from it a few months before i was 26 yrs old, now im almost 30 and have been sick for 4 yrs.

i noticed that within weeks of getting the infection as it was getting worse i started to get terrifying symptoms such as not being able to think or concentrate anymore, trouble with my short term memory suddenly. out of nowhere i felt like i was suddenly getting alzheimers at 25 ys old. i felt my mind slipping away and a sudden decline of my mental skills

it took my doctors months to even diagnose me correctly and my mrsa was left untreated for half a year until i got antibiotics, by then it was resistant to every... read more

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Bitter taste in mouth
Posted by Despoina Darda
Last Reply August 6, 2017 at 03:24
Started August 5, 2017 at 15:18

I 'm 34 years old mother.My problem
started 2 years ago with a sense of
burning at my tongue. As days passed,this
burning gave its place to a persistent
bitter taste in my mouth. Since then I
experience the bitter taste almost in a
daily basis.

Notices and facts that may make sense are:

- The bitter taste come and go and I
cannot make any connection with a possible
cause(allergy, stress periods, stomach,
digestion problems,etc)

- I had been diagnosed with allergic
rhinitis (long time before the problem of
bitter taste had started) for which I had
taken medication(antihistamines, cortisone
injection) and I had been cured.

-There are days that I feel good (no
symptoms at all),days that I have the
bitter taste some hours per day and days
that the symptom bothers me all the day

- I have hashimoto's thyroiditis for which
I don't need to take any
medication/treatment so far.

-I had been facing the bit... read more

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gram positive cocci
Posted by john
Last Reply July 29, 2017 at 21:09
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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Garlic and staph
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply July 29, 2017 at 05:32
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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successly treated MRSA
Posted by Janet
Last Reply July 27, 2017 at 18:33
Started September 25, 2007 at 01:20
Hi there. I know this will gross you all out, but I successly cleared a long running MRSA infection, with Urine Therapy in just 2 wks. It was totally unresponsive to antibiotic creams. Id read two books on Urine Therapy, and at last in desperation, having tried everything else, decided to try this strange treatment. It worked! Eleven days later I have beautiful skin. I was overjoyed! All I did, was apply my own urine to my skin and leave it on. I did this 4 times a day. The first week, it looked better every day, then the last 4 days it looked much worse, but I perserved. Then on the 12th morning I stopped, and the whole thing just cleared up beautifully over the next two days. I did some research and found that the urea in urine protects against the proteins that staph produces to ensure their survival. Not only is urine anti-bacterial, but protects your own good bacteria, so the infection doesn't resurge when you stop treatment. Your own urine contains all the antibodies your body... read more

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recurrent infections/excema
Posted by eriks mom
Last Reply July 27, 2017 at 10:43
Started September 30, 2008 at 20:42
My 4yr old son has had continuning bouts with Mrsa. I was glad to find this site with people discussing persistent mrsa. We have tried everything, (with the exception of ladyks mention of the shower curtain that will be thrown away as soon as I get home).

My sons problem is excerbated by excema, which becomes more severe with every outbreak. Its a vicious circle for us. We keep him clean with a antibacterial soap, which kicks the excema into gear, he scratches and viola, another sore appears. Now even worse, he has it colonized in his ears, so everytime he gets a cold, we have mrsa pus literally dripping out his ear.

We started with his ped, went to a dermatologist,and now an immunologist. Somewhere in there, there was also the surgeon. I am thrilled with our new doc. We have a new regime that includes daily baths with gentle cleaners, hibiclens once a week, high dose cortisone cream for excema spots, bactraban for open cuts,hydroxyzine which helps the itching and h... read more

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Beating MRSA with probiotic
Posted by turtlelover
Last Reply July 26, 2017 at 14:46
Started July 7, 2013 at 10:23
Staph is all around us everyday... The question is how and why can it make us sick?
Dr. Bonnie Brassler of Princeton knows why:

We beat MRSA at our house with a course of Bactrim and Phillips Colon Health. It was
populating a family member's gut, causing pruritis, and causing abscess in those that
were genetically susceptible.

May I suggest that the solution isn't to try to kill it - that is impossible - but instead to
out compete it with good bacteria. Don't wipe down with Hibiclens instead roll in the
dirt, take a yogurt bath, bury yourself in the sand, and take a swim in the lake. Perhaps
our sterile lifestyles are the problem? Colitis is now being treated with poop
transplants... which is essentially a good bacteria transplant. Why not MRSA?

Good luck all...

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how long to heal??
Posted by kevinm
Last Reply July 22, 2017 at 17:56
Started September 18, 2006 at 19:17
I have had MRSA for almost 2 months now. I am an HIV positive 22 year old male living in the US. My symptoms are either boils under the skin that break and don't break. I've been through 2 bottles of 2 perscriptions of antibiotics. It was after that that I seeked help from my Infectious Disease physician and I am now on my second bottle of Bactrim and am seeing moderate improvement. Only moderate. Having MRSA has taken away largely from my life and I can honestly say is a living nightmare. My questions are does the bactrim work slowly and how long can this infection take to heal??


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What to do?
Posted by Sharon Bevins
Last Reply July 18, 2017 at 01:53
Started July 17, 2017 at 23:56
Over 10 mos ago I lost my balance and fell into the corner of a marble hearth,I
have edema in my feet and legs.The injury is about 6" above my ankle,I went to
Thea Wound Center 27 times,eventually my gp sent me to a surgeon who put me
in a una-boot for 8 or 9 weeks.3months have gone by,the wound site has opened
a bit and it looked a bit yellow I go to the clinic,the dr done a culture ,it came back
positive for mrsa..I'm on doxycycline 3-4 days go by than I'm having itchy fits
with angry welts,patches of bumps under the skin.I woke sup this am with my
armpit full of bumps.I have 3 places that looks as if they are cigarette burns.I'm
putting Mucopoin?on them also.Nobody seems to be excited but me.I am not a
spring chick,I'm 69 but in fairly good health.I will appreciate any suggestions or
advice to my predicament.

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MRSA in surgical wound
Posted by Lulu
Last Reply July 17, 2017
Started July 18, 2006 at 06:10
I was a healthy 46 yr old female when I underwent a double mastectomy with free-TRAM reconstruction (tissue taken from abdomen) in Sept05. Since then, I have had MRSA 3 times in my abdominal wound and have required an additional 4 surgeries (last was Jun06) and 5 hospitalizations. (I also had multiple blood clots in both lungs and in one leg, but that's a story for another forum.) My 1st MRSA infection was treated with a month of IV Vancomycin and oral Levaquin, followed by another month of oral Minocycline. I was treated prophylactically in Jan06 with IV Vancomycin and IV Invanz for 2 weeks after my 3rd surgery. Within a week of finishing these drugs, I showed signs of re-infection - increased pain & redness at surgical site and fever. My ID doc decided to treat me with oral Zyvox for a month. I quickly felt better, but that drug really wrecked havoc on my blood counts. I ended up back in the hospital needing a bone marrow biopsy as it was thought that my bone marrow was da... read more

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Posted by RANDY J
Last Reply June 29, 2017 at 15:09
Started December 7, 2005 at 17:04
US MRSA Lawsuits
Started by Randy J Posted: December 7, 2005 at 16:45
I'm 58 and acquired deep wound MRSA following low back fusion with steel support, in florida. I've looked all over the internet and can not find any info on successful or unsuccessful lawsuits or settlements on MRSA contracting/treatments.

Would you or families post your/their legal experience on this subject.
Thanks - Still on Vanco via IV after 8 weeks..

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Feeling Very Sick With MRSA
Posted by Jenn B
Last Reply June 29, 2017 at 13:07
Started February 26, 2009 at 07:41
I'm scared and just looking for a little advice and support. I've just just noticed a large mass under my breast on Saturday. It was bright red and horribly painful. I've had bouts with cysts and stuff before so I had assumed that's all it was. Little did I know all of these "bouts" was actually MRSA. (I'm a nursing student and have done some research on the disease this week.)

I ended up going to the Emergency Room at the local hospital on Tuesday morning. I'm usually a pretty healthy person but the prior few days were torturous. I was experiencing not only severe pain from the mass but in my lower abdomen, neck, head, back and legs. I was running high fevers around 101.5, they would break and come back over and over. I was also extremely nauseous and I know I was suffering from dehydration.

So when I got to the ER I told them I was pretty sure I had a staph infection. The ER doctor kind of blew me off. "Oh yeah, everyone has MRSA these days." I kept asking him if I should ... read more

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MRSA free over a year, Still afraid to Shave
Posted by Elle
Last Reply June 28, 2017 at 04:30
Started June 27, 2013 at 07:43
Almost two years ago I was struggling with recurrent MRSA infections in my right
armpit. After IV antibiotics and several incision to drain abscesses, the MRSA finally
seemed to subside. I stopped shaving, and if I need deodorant I only use a spray on
type. My underarm hygiene now boarders on OCD, I'll spare you the details.

I haven't had any MRSA problems for almost a year now. But I am SICK TO DEATH of
having to wear long sleeve shirts and sweaters to hide the fact that my underarms are
unshaven! It is summer, it is hot; I want to be able to wear tops without fear of my
underarm hair being on display!!!

I want to resume shaving my underarms like a civilized American woman. But I am
terrified of the MRSA coming back. I'm not sure I could handle going through it again.
And I'd never forgive myself if I cause my MRSA to come back and risk infecting my
two-year-old daughter.

WHAT SHOULD I DO!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! To shave or not to shave!? Laser hair... read more

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recurrent mrsa in the ears
Posted by dawn
Last Reply June 22, 2017 at 19:58
Started November 17, 2007 at 05:42
I am looking for feedback from others who have experienced mrsa in the ears. My son has had recurrent ear infections since 6 months old. he has had 2 put in twice and the infections became more frequent and ferocious after the second set. I think he got the mrsa at the hospital when they did the tube procedure. He suffered for 10 months until during a 3rd tube procedure a sterile culture showed it was mrsa. he saw pediatric infectious disease doctors and was treated with the bactriban in the nose, bactrim- failed, zyvox- failed and finally the rafampin seemed to work. We had to have nasal swabs to test for the mrsa which were negative for the family even though my son had ooze coming from the ear. We had to take clorox baths, use phizohex soap and scour the house. I thought he was doing well but has now had 2 more infections in the past 5 weeks but a culture can not be done since the fluid is in the middle ear. I have again seen the ent who finally stated that they have done everyth... read more

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MRSA culture clean BUT.....
Posted by Melly
Last Reply June 22, 2017 at 18:49
Started June 22, 2017 at 17:07
Hi, I'm new to this forum in terms of contributing, but read it quite frequently! I
have been fighting MRSA for almost 2 years and have gone thru many of the
same treatments, medications, PAIN, fatigue, depression, etc., so I will spare you
all that part of this. My confusion being.... my original abscess on the outside of
my ankle has flared up again (we get the site closed and healed but in about 3-4
weeks opens and drains) I'm currently in a pressure wrap, AGAIN. I go back to the
Wound Center tomorrow (06/23/17). What started all this is my primary Doc
ordered a SED Rate blood test and a wound culture as we were discussing my
various symptoms, some of which are old and some are new. I went right over to
the hospital lab and they took blood for the SED test and then preceded to say
"we don't do cultures here" (I was pretty sure they really meant cultures on you,
MRSA is probably stamped all over my records, which calls for different protocols
by the hospit... read more

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Diagnosed with MRSA in mouth
Posted by Kim
Last Reply June 20, 2017 at 13:56
Started April 18, 2009 at 03:11
TO all

I will try to make a long story short. Had a tooth ache back in December. Went to dentist and he said nothing was wrong with my tooth. At the end of Dec.the tooth was really bothering me so I called my dentist and again, took an xray and found nothing wrong with my tooth. He told me to go to an ear,nose and throat doctor thinking it could be my sinues. I didnt go. So mid Jan. the pain got so bad, I went to the ER and they dianosed me with TMJ. SO I followed up with an oral surgeon. He did a panoramic xray and said that the tooth I was complaining about had an infection that needed a root canal. Went to a root canal specialist, he drilled the tooth and started a root canal, gave me antibiotics and told me to come back in 3 weeks, so a week later the pain was really bad and when I called the dentist, he was on vacation. Went to another dentist who drilled the tooth but left it "open" so that the infection could drain. He put me on more antibiotics (augmentin). Fo... read more

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Crushed Raw Garlic vs. Garlic Pills
Posted by Garlicmeister Bob
Last Reply June 5, 2017 at 21:01
Started January 13, 2010 at 19:24
Crushed raw garlic versus garlic pills and oils

Crushed raw garlic (CRG) and garlic water made from it both kill staph on contact; all staph, including MRSA and is the first line of defense in limiting the spread of MRSA. Staph, including MRSA cannot become immune to CRG because of the way it works.

CRG is the most effective weapon against staph because it can be combined with water and applied in many creative ways to bring its antibiotic power to where the infection is. If the infection is in the colon, garlic water can be administered as an enema while lying on the left side to kill staph in the colon.

You can soak in a bathtub of warm garlic water for a couple of hours and let it seep in through the skin. Not only does it kill any bacteria on the skin but the skin becomes one big transdermal application medium for delivering garlic into the body where it can enter the capillaries and even the lymphatic system and maybe do a little good before the bodies own defens... read more

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Can MRSA infect bones/joints?
Posted by Carole
Last Reply June 3, 2017 at 22:54
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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Bump on Scrotum
Posted by Jordan
Last Reply May 31, 2017 at 05:38
Started February 4, 2017 at 18:22
Hello I been wondering about this
bump I got on my Scrotum I thought it
was a pimple but it's very tender and
sore I squeezed it and blood and
white yellowish puss come out??? The
hat is that I'm so worried I'm gonna
get my whole body infected with
something... What should I do?

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