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Fear of Doctors
Posted by Tana
Last Reply December 11, 2016 at 16:31
Started April 19, 2010 at 16:55
Should I be concerned about going in for a colonoscopy? I have been outbreak free for 9 months now and still have lots of side effects from antibiotic use,rashes,tired,hot and cold,joint pain.The biggest problem I have going on is constant stomach pain when I eat and I am supposed to have a colonoscopy next Monday and I'm afraid of going and getting Mrsa infection from colonoscopy?Am I being crazy for thinking that is an issue?Doc put me on Bentyl for colon and it helps.He thinks I have irritable bowel syndrome,can antibiotics cause that? Help

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Please Help
Posted by HGD
Last Reply December 7, 2016 at 11:17
Started December 7, 2016 at 11:17
I can't remember if my boyfriend or I had it
first but I want to say it was him. We were both
users of meth. I have never used a needle but it
was made in a comment by a neighbor who used
needles that the soars above his penis were from
the meth and he didn't need to go to the doctor
he picked and picked them, not knowing they were
mrsa. They were right where he shaved. I'm unsure
if he shaved and got the mrsa, shot meth in the
area above his penis to hide track marks in 2
major spots and got it, or if typically smoking
meth would give mrsa in this area. I can't
remember how long after but I had eaten a gram
and a half of meth and somehow wokeup with a
golfball size bump on the back of my leg. I
couldn't walk for 5 days and finally went to the
doctor to get it squeezed on to findout it was
mrsa. I have never in my life had it and I was
unsure of why it was so large and happened the
night I ate the meth. My neighbor so happened to
be down there... read more

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3yr old daughter with mrsa on skull
Posted by Chad
Last Reply December 6, 2016 at 20:37
Started December 6, 2016 at 20:37
My daughter went into hospital and while
she was the caught mrsa from her skull
being exposed the mrsa started in the
tissue now in the skull

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Garlic burn?
Posted by Ray
Last Reply November 30, 2016
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 linked to Psoriasis
Posted by Meghan
Last Reply November 29, 2016 at 23:56
Started December 23, 2009 at 11:40
My mother had experienced a large lump in her groin several months ago and after 2 weeks of being extremely ill, I practically drug her to the E.R. and found out she had an abscess in her groin in or around the lymph node. She also has had severe Psoriasis for almost 13 yrs and had a hip replacement in January of 2008. The MRSA site, her groin/lymph node is on the same side as her hip replacement. Our problem is that after her 8 day hospital stay nearly 3 months ago, and thought to have treated the MRSA, she is back in the hospital again, and having almost identical problems. Last time, they had removed part of the lymph node and drained the abscess. This time, they simply drained the area, cut the area open, and stuffed it with gauze, leaving the wound open in hopes to let it heal on it's own and seep out anything inside in the process.
My question is...has anyone ever heard of psoriasis causing such an abscess in a lymph node? The Dr.'s are unsure what is causing it, but... read more

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MRSA IN MY BLOOD LUNG AND SPINE ... Need Help
Posted by Chris A
Last Reply November 18, 2016 at 03:08
Started November 17, 2016 at 01:20
I went to the ER 3 months ago with terrible right side flank pain. I just had gotten
over phenomena and was still on mobile oxygen. The hospital admitted me and
discovered MRSA in my right lung, my bloodstream, and in my spinal bones.
They performed a procedure where they made some incisions on my right side
and send a camera in and they drained 1 liter of dark reddish black fluid from the
right lung. They scraped the thicken fluid and cleaned out my chest . I was put on
vancomycin and a few days later my chest tubes were removed. I went home
about 10 days later with a picc line and Vancomyicin every 8 hours for 6-12
weeks. I was home 8 days when the pain spread to my left side. Went back the
doctor said it has spread to my left back muscles and now I had an abbess on my
spine . He added an oral antibiotic sent me home.. It's been a few weeks now and
my pain is still increasing and spreading to the point I cannot stand up now. I
went back to the hospital but ... read more

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Developing MRSA while currently on Bactrim?
Posted by Elsie
Last Reply November 13, 2016 at 21:49
Started November 13, 2016 at 04:33
I developed a boil in late July that went
from what I thought was a tiny bug bite to
rather large sore in 3 days. I didn't even
think it was a boil because it was always
open (like a cut). It tested positive for
MRSA ofcourse, and I was put on Bactrim
for 10 days (2x a day) and it seemingly
went away. In the first of September , i
developed another boil right next to the
scar from the first one. This one was also
"open" (it didn't need to come to a head )
and also went from 0-100 in 3 days. I
again tested positive for MRSA and i was
again placed on Bactrim for 10 days 2 a
day. As this was a more serious case, i
was also given 3 months of refills at a
maintenance dose (1 a day ).
Now in mid-november, i have rapidly
developed another boil in the same area.
What are the chances it is MRSA if i am
currently on bactrin, and have been for
around 2 months? I know MRSA came about by
becoming immune to regular antibiotics,
could this have possi... read more

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Anyone ever try serrapeptase
Posted by Brian
Last Reply October 31, 2016 at 17:13
Started June 25, 2015 at 04:42
I first had MRSA about 5 months ago, have been on many antibiotics and still get abscesses. I am on an antibiotic again now, and I am taking serrapeptase with it. It is an enzyme that breaks down the protective biofilm that colonies of organisms live under. The theory is that if you break down this biofilm, then the antibiotics have much better access to the bacteria that they need to kill. Eventually I want to be off of antibiotics, and MRSA really worries me. But I am using the serrapeptase this time and I am wondering if anyone else has any experiences or advice about it.

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Toddler recurring MRSA help!
Posted by Melissa
Last Reply October 31, 2016 at 04:47
Started October 2, 2011 at 02:13
My dear son will be 3 in a month. In march of 2010 (age 1) we had
taken him to the hospital for a red swollen area on his bottom, it was
very painful so I knew it wasn't a diaper rash. After getting to the
hospital they cut it open to find it filled with pus deep under the
skin, he tested positive for MRSA. Going through this was
heartbreaking and we thought we were in the clear till last month (aug
2011) he had what looked like a zit on his tummy but he would scream
if we even tried to look at it, we suspected MRSA right away and took
him to the ER where they lanced it. Both times he was on antibiotics
for 10 days. Now only a month later he has another bout of MRSA at the
base of his penis, we had it lanced and he is now on antibiotics
again. I am devistated by having to put my baby through this and the
antibiotics taste so bad even mixing it in choc milk doesnt help so we
have to hold him down and plug his nose. I am going crazy over this, I
can't keep ... read more

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gram positive cocci
Posted by Petey
Last Reply October 28, 2016 at 17:05
Started October 28, 2016 at 17:05
This in in addition to my last post.....I was hospitalized twice 10 months ago for pneumonia. Since then I have Been sick 3 or 4 times with similar symptoms. My IGg levels are in the 400 range. My sputum sample came back as follows: No white cells, no epithelial cells, few gram positive cocci. I have been on Levoquin for 10 days with no improvement. Does anyone have any info re this situation? I do not see my DR. until next week. Please Help!

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gram positive cocci
Posted by john
Last Reply October 28, 2016 at 16:49
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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Infectious disease specialists
Posted by Nancy R
Last Reply October 27, 2016 at 21:56
Started November 19, 2009 at 03:17
Many of you are recently diagnosed with MRSA and in panic mode. I totally understand, for I am a MRSA survivor myself.

I think that although many doctors recognize MRSA, few are truly trained to really address it well. The ER is not the place to go for a cure. ER's are designed to simply stabilize patients until they can get treated by their family physicians or specialists.

Infectious Disease is a relatively new specialty. It is also among the fastest growing for diseases such as MRSA, VRSA, Lyme Disease and so many more are springing up all over the place. Therefor, please understand that most GPs are NOT trained to fight MRSA. This is where you simply waste time and often create larger problems if its misdiagnosed and therefor, improperly medicated.

If you needed to have a bone set, you'd seek out an orthopedic surgeon. If you needed to have your chronic sinus infections fixed, you'd go to an ENT. Well, if you have MRSA, you need a good Infectious Disease specialist. The... read more

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Rash Post MRSA Treatment
Posted by Concerned
Last Reply October 24, 2016 at 22:17
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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Eucalyptus Oil helps me!
Posted by Margo
Last Reply October 19, 2016 at 01:31
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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MRSA in the ear canal
Posted by Michelle
Last Reply October 18, 2016 at 04:40
Started May 27, 2009
My little boy is 4 years old and has MRSA for 2 years. I keep hearing all these remedies for the skin and in the bones however, we have not been lucky enough to clear up his MRSA for very long.
We have tried everything and I am starting a new regiment of agressive cleaning for the ear this week under anesthesia with an oral ear antibiotic.
Does anyone else have MRSA in the ear and if so what are you using for treatment?
My son is Clindimycin resistant and allergic to Vancomycin.
Please help if you have anything.

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Forum Dates
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply October 12, 2016 at 12:20
Started October 12, 2016 at 12:20
Thanks again Rob!

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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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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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