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Posted by just a mom
Last Reply January 30, 2015 at 23:28
Started January 30, 2015 at 23:28
hi,
just wanted to say thanks to Bob and ladyk for this website:) Several years ago my son contracted MRSA. I was frantic and I had no idea what to do. With Bob's wisdom on garlic and other ideas I received from this website..my son..knock on wood :) has not had an outbreak for years.
Thank you.
In peace,
just a mom

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Confused and terrified.
Posted by Corey
Last Reply January 30, 2015 at 23:00
Started January 18, 2015 at 20:16
Last wednesday I went into the ER for a
humongous absess under my arm. I went in
and they gave me bactrim and naproxin due
to me being alergic to all other pain
medications. On Friday I returned with the
same problem only about 200% bigger and
the Nurse practitioner decided to Lance it
and not biopsy it and only said "I'm
treating it as it is MRSA". That is a HUGE
thing to guess at! I'm terrified of it
actually being MRSA and the things to come
from that. She did not educate me on
anything just gave me a packet on absesses
and told me to come back for repacking.
Can anyone shed any light on this maybe to
ease my mind.

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My success story
Posted by Tracey
Last Reply January 29, 2015 at 18:48
Started January 28, 2015 at 16:58
I just wanted to share my success story. I used this forum for a year and a half and used all the protocols here and meds. I have started a blog from this horrible event in my life with hopes to help others.

Here's the link and I will gladly speak with anyone about about it. http://www.meessentiallyalive.blogspot.com/2015/01/mrsa-and-protocol.html

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Gram stain
Posted by Kitin
Last Reply January 25, 2015 at 11:23
Started January 29, 2012 at 08:26
Please interpret my gram stain result test on my vaginal discharge

Pus cells : 20-30
Epithelial cells : 4-6
Gram positive in single: +1
gram positive insingle: +2
Gram positive in clusters : +1
gram positive bacilli : occasional
Gram negative bacilli : +3

Hope you could help me understand my gram stain result.

Thanks & Best Regards,

Kitin

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Myrsa
Posted by Gwen
Last Reply January 19, 2015 at 07:39
Started January 19, 2015 at 07:39
Is it safe to go to use a tanning bed if you have myrsa?

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Crushed Raw Garlic vs. Garlic Pills
Posted by Garlicmeister Bob
Last Reply January 19, 2015 at 04:23
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 sudden/acute stress result in an outbreak?
Posted by Stephen
Last Reply January 12, 2015 at 17:03
Started September 25, 2011 at 20:01
For the time I've had MRSA, I've had a few outbreaks, where many new boils appeared at once. And what I've noticed is that whenever this happens, I'm usually very, very stressed-out.

As an example, a couple days ago, I was talking to a family member: A whole bunch of issues got dragged in, and it turned into a really big argument with shouting. This resulted in me crying and then having a severe panic attack that took a few hours to get over.

Then, a few hours after that panic-attack, I had one of the worst MRSA outbreaks I'd ever experienced. A bunch of new boils started growing on my arms and face, and I had to frantically spend the night treating it, watching for any early signs of new boils appearing so that I could get them before they got really bad.


I do know that stress is a great detriment to one's well-being, and can make a person susceptible to disease (which is how I suspect I got MRSA; I have chronic stress issues). But, can it really work this way -- can a p... read more

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MRSA IN MY LUNGS
Posted by Steve R
Last Reply January 12, 2015 at 16:57
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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MRSA and muscle aches
Posted by momof3
Last Reply January 8, 2015 at 11:58
Started July 30, 2010 at 04:55
I was diagnosed with MRSA almost 3 weeks ago. I was given bactrim but had an allergic reaction. Was then perscribed Doxycycline which I will be done with tomorrow. My problem is that during the time before I was diagnosed and dealing with my absess (walnut sized pocket under my arm full of puss) and up to right now my shoulder and arm are in constant achy pain. The worst is my bicep - I still do not have sull use of my arm. Typing sends aches up my arm. Is this from the MRSA? Is it eating away at my muscles? What can I do?

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When is it too late for garlic?
Posted by jenny
Last Reply January 7, 2015 at 01:18
Started January 5, 2015 at 21:23
Hey all, thanks so much for all the information.

I'm traveling through Thailand at the moment and got a skin infection while in Koh
Phangan. I had no idea until afterwards how just scratching my mosquito bites and with
it being an "open cut" and going into the water runs a high risk of me getting SA.

I noticed it around December 23rd/24th and just before NYE did it start getting worst
and when I started to do all sorts of things to make it better, but nothing is working
still. I've been taking activated charcoal, oregano oil, colloidal silver, olive leaf, GSE, clay,
vitamin c and d, coconut oil, eating raw garlic, and ginger and pretty much a clean diet.

Anyways, I get that garlic water baths are the answer. But now, my SA has already
surfaced. I wish I could attach pictures in this forum.

Maybe this link will work:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t34.0-
12/10893710_10103804904722243_1660438048_n.jpg?
oh=b7af2578bbff0b338109d62d... read more

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recently diagnosed with MRSA
Posted by AmethystStar
Last Reply December 27, 2014 at 17:30
Started August 22, 2009 at 02:18
Three weeks ago yesterday I went to my dermatologist for a mole check, she wanted to remove one from my inside ankle...three sutures...one week later, area looks red, is weeping a semi-pus like substance, and a pus pocket is forming in one of the folds that the sutures created...I go back, a different doctor sees me, their newest surgeon in the building. "No, you are not infected", this is a normal healing foot wound...but he gives me a sample of Actibax to keep putting on it. Another week later, I go in for suture removal, original doc says yes, that is infected, removes sutures, does a swab for a culture....starts me on Keflex 500mg bid...nurse calls me yesterday, THREE WEEKS AFTER original procedure...TWO weeks after I go in asking for help for an obviously troubled wound...and ONE week after I have been on the WRONG antibiotic (which did seem to help a bit.)

I am so worried now....just needed to vent, get opinions, and other stories I guess.

Doc did NOT use betadine befor... read more

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Garlic and Allicin
Posted by Chloe
Last Reply December 27, 2014 at 02:36
Started December 26, 2014 at 20:28
Hello Bob and everyone,

We hope you all had a blessed Christmas. We are struggling because our year old baby girl has MRSA. She must have got it from the daycare center.
I wanted to ask Bob or anyone who knows about how to use garlic or allicin for MRSA. I would rather use the stable form of garlic though it is expensive. From what I read, it is more mild on the skin and stomach. Please let me know what you think. Thank you very much!

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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 excepted.paddycake77@hotmail.com

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MRSA DISTRESSING STORIES
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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