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Toddler recurring MRSA help!
Posted by Melissa
Last Reply October 19, 2016 at 02:03
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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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

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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Garlic burn?
Posted by Ray
Last Reply October 14, 2016 at 02:28
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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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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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?


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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?


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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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Posted by Chlo
Last Reply October 9, 2016 at 05:48
Started September 9, 2016 at 04:59
I had went into labour with a fever and chills and both my and my baby were
tachycardia luckily I progressed quickly and deliver her naturally but my placenta
came back positive for mrsa and my daughter was swabbed a month ago and stil
positive so I'm guessing my husband j would be to. I'm just confused as to how it
got on my placenta and if it was in my uterus will I be able to have more children
or will I always have mrsa in my uterus .

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Can MRSA infect bones/joints?
Posted by Carole
Last Reply October 9, 2016 at 05:15
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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Tyramine free diet on Zyvox
Posted by Tana
Last Reply October 6, 2016 at 03:53
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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Mssa and tattos
Posted by Elizabeth
Last Reply October 5, 2016 at 17:46
Started October 5, 2016 at 17:46
I had mssa 4 years ago from a chillies
surgery and now I'm wanting to get a
tattoo. Has anyone had the same
experience. If you got a tattoo did you
get a infection? I really want this but
want to make sure I make the right

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Mssa and tattos
Posted by Elizabeth
Last Reply October 5, 2016 at 17:44
Started October 5, 2016 at 17:44
I had mssa 4 years ago from a chillies
surgery and now I'm wanting to get a
tattoo. Has anyone had the same
experience. If you got a tattoo did you
get a infection? I really want this but
want to make sure I make the right

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Forum Dates
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply October 2, 2016 at 16:09
Started October 2, 2016 at 16:09
Re: dates wroong
Reply #2 by ladyk Posted: October 2, 2016 at 16:00

Sorry... I've been trying to get this fixed for quite a while now. Thanks Bob, you're probably right about date formats. Janice I'll forward your post to Rob in UK. For years there were no problems with dates logging correctly, not exactly sure why for the last couple of years it has become a problem 24653


dates wroong
Started by Janice Posted: September 9, 2016 at 22:58

the dates on the postings can't be right.. some of them say December 2016 which has not even gotten here yet.. why are the dates not correct when people are leaving in formation 24624


Re: dates wroong
Reply #1 by Bob Anderson Posted: September 10, 2016 at 04:48

My guess is that the sorting in date order uses the European convention and that interprets American format incorrectly. If it says something was posted October 8, 2016, then it was written ... read more

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Acne and Mrsa
Posted by Tina
Last Reply September 30, 2016 at 11:55
Started May 30, 2006 at 04:54
Hi does anyone know if Mrsa can make your face break out. I have had it for almost a year now and the last 2 months I have broke out bad on my face,and I never had acne before.Does anyone else have this problem or is it just something else.

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Rash Post MRSA Treatment
Posted by Concerned
Last Reply September 22, 2016 at 15:02
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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Mrsa in bloodstream
Posted by Kristen
Last Reply September 22, 2016 at 03:55
Started September 21, 2016 at 18:52
Recently I had an outbreak of MRSA after I got back from a Florida beach trip
The infection entered my wounds from paces I had peeled off from severe
sunburn. I had the worst boils that oozed puss. It was spread to my buttocks
and lower back. It was painful. I went to the doctor and got prescribed
antibiotics and they gave me ointment for the infected areas. but they never
sent anything to be tested because it was too expensive for my mom. They
started to heal and have gotten very small, almost gone and some are gone.
But the past few days I have been experiencing symptoms such loss of
appetite, coughing, cold chills, shaking,ramdomly lose hearing in one ear,
diarrhea and I get really hot easily. Also I have coughed up green mucus.
Should I be worried that this has something to do with MRSA? Ive done
research and read that it can get into your bloodstream. I'm only 18 and this is
really scaring me.

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bartholin cyst caused by MRSA?
Posted by Brandt
Last Reply September 16, 2016 at 17:44
Started October 28, 2009 at 01:58
I had severe impetigo on my face caused by MRSA. The only antibiotics
that worked were Vancomysin and Zyvox. I ended the Zyvox last week and
now I have a cyst on my Labia. My doctor told me it wasn't related to
the MRSA and said it may be a bartholin cyst. I think it IS related to
the MRSA. I have never been sexually active or had any sort of gyno
problems before. Could you offer some advice? I don't want to brush it
off if it may get worse.

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Long-term effects of MRSA
Posted by Deb
Last Reply September 14, 2016 at 15:05
Started December 21, 2005 at 21:22
What are the long-term effects of this infection? Can it cross the brain barrier?

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