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How do I get rid of MRSA?
Posted by Mike
Last Reply March 24, 2015 at 20:57
Started August 6, 2011 at 18:06
Hi. I am a 20 year old Male. I have had MRSA 6 times since 2009 (foot, 3 times on my leg, on my face, and on my lower back. Now i have it 3 more place at the same time (left shin, right forearm, and right thigh). I believe the infection has spread to the bone in my leg bcz my bones in my leg are very sore and I can barely walk right now. I have tried draining them like I have with the others in the past but they seem to get worse when I do so. Everytime i thoroughly drain them, they fill right back up again with even more than before. This time its actually starting to scare me. Once I get rid of these infections, how do i stop or at least lessen the frequency it comes back in the future?? Please help because I am sick and tired of the pain and social ostracism this infection causes.

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Posted by Steve R
Last Reply March 24, 2015 at 15:00
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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Cure Mrsa
Posted by Vanessa Stubber
Last Reply March 23, 2015 at 21:00
Started June 26, 2012 at 03:14
After having MRSA for 3 years now because I also have eczema it still on
occasion occurs, my remedies are:

1.) Chamomile buds thrown in a warm bath and soaking in it, or creating a
compress with chamomile that has been steeped . It's just as effective as tea tree
oil but it not as rough and actually allows skin to heal and not scar.
2.) Calendula cream works especially on covered areas and should be applied
after chamomile. This works really well on little kids too.
3.) sundhine and swimming in the oceAn
4.) take out sugar from diet and take vitamins God bless!

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Ear infection/Mastoiditis with MRSA
Posted by Ali
Last Reply March 21, 2015 at 05:00
Started January 11, 2006 at 19:19
I am a 30 year old otherwise healthy female, mother of a 4-yr-old & 2-yr-old. In November I got hit out of the blue with a terrible ear infection, which was intensely painful. After a few weeks of multiple anitbiotics(both pills and drops) with no improvement, a culture was finally done on the discharge coming from my middle ear, and I was diagnosed as having the dreaded MRSA. Now, after having been on Zyvox 600mg BID for over a month, my ear pain is gone, and I've got some hearing back, but am totally zapped of energy. Also, I now have pain that comes and goes from my mastoid bone, as well as some lingering dizziness, which I'm not sure is because of my middle ear infection or because of the Zyvox. A recent CT scan showed that my mastoid is infected, so my ENT put a tube in my ear, and am on the Zyvox for another 2 weeks. If I'm not better clinically(he's not saying anything about a follow-up CT scan?!), then I'm probably going to have mastoid surgery. I've also seen an infec... read more

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does cipro work for mrsa; allergic to bactrim
Posted by ash65
Last Reply March 20, 2015 at 17:55
Started May 21, 2010 at 01:14
I'd had a sore on my hand, rash on my legs that kept getting bigger and redder and when I went to doctor at clinic 6 weeks ago he gave me bactroban ointment to put on it and told me stop scratching. I went back 3 weeks ago then he just refilled bactroban ointment and still said stop scratching. This time I had rash on face also.

Last week went to derm (no insurance so understand my dilemma in not being able to go to infectious disease because of money) and she was amazed the clinic doctor never prescribed oral antibiotics.

She gave me 28 supply of Bactrim and today I went in for follow up appt. Over the weekend after day 3 on Bactrim I developed hives all over thighs, arms and stomach. She told me today to stop bactroban ointment, switched me from Bactrim DS to Cipro 750 mg 2x/day for 14 days.

What concerns me is she said if the Cipro doesn't appear to work over 3 days go to ER for IV antibiotics. I'm not sure and am thinking of a second opinion from urgent care doctor beca... read more

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MRSA infection in boyfriend
Posted by S.S.
Last Reply March 20, 2015 at 04:33
Started August 13, 2008 at 21:57
I'm a new to this forum and seeking advice. About 2 weeks ago, my boy-friend developed an abscess in his arm and got tested for MRSA which I just found out was positive. He is currently taking the antibiotics prescribed and I understand that he will always be a carrier and he could pass it on to me. So what does it mean to me? Will I get it if I am intimate with him? I understand that close contact with a carrier, is how someone gets it, but I'm healthy, so will I get it?? What about intimacy? We have been together for 4 years and planning on getting married. What does this mean for him? He is in his late 20's and very active and healthy. Please help.

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Breastfeeding with MRSA
Posted by Janelle
Last Reply March 19, 2015 at 22:43
Started March 9, 2015 at 16:53
I had a massive infection 2 years ago in my leg, they said might be a Staph infection and suggested it could be MRSA, but never did any testing because it was draining. I haven't had any in two years, then now I got a massive infection in my nose 2 months ago, which again, not draining so they just gave me antibiotics, and now have 2 cysts, one on my torso, and one on the side of my breast. The urgent care Dr. said it looked like MRSA and I should get it tested, but since it wasn't draining... Well, shocker, no testing done. She knew I was breast feeding a 4 month old cause she was in at the same time as me for a small infected hangnail on her finger... But after reading some things about MRSA and breastfeeding, I am worried I might have inadvertinely given her the condition and that it wasn't just a simple hangnail. Also worried that no one EVER told me to stop breast feeding, cause they never tested me. The ER Dr put me on Bactrim and didn't tell me I had to stop either, and other... read more

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Vaginal MrSA
Posted by Liz M
Last Reply March 19, 2015 at 18:09
Started May 3, 2011 at 03:31
I am really hoping to get some help on this. I have had MRSA in my vaginal area
over the past year. It began around Feb 2010. I had a gyno exam and ever since
then I have continued to have mrsa outbreaks on my labia. At least once a month.
Sometimes even more than that. I try to use natural remedies but don't often stick
with it. Just recently I have had one again almost a month since my last one. When I
have these outbreaks sometimes i will try to deal with it holistically, with say
charcoal, turmeric, and garlic but yet they still keep coming. When I go on the
antibiotics that seems to help, but only for a little while.

To describe my outbreaks, it will start as a very smal bump under the skin on my
labia.. It doesn't come to a head. and then it just grows and gets bigger all the
while under the skin. because I normally try and treat it holistically to start out
with, it gets so painful I have to go to the Urgent care for an I & D.. I have probably
had clo... read more

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MRSA complications
Posted by RaineyDay
Last Reply March 17, 2015 at 18:36
Started March 30, 2013 at 01:17
I'm so thankful to find this discussion group. I will continue to
read previous posts, but I wanted to ask my question because I don't
know what to do.

I had a cold about 6 weeks ago. Soon after that I developed a severe
pain in my right rib. Every move I made was painful. I thought it
much be inflammation of the joints/tissue between the ribs. That is
fairly common.

About two weeks later, still with rib pain, I developed three lesions
under my right arm..... one after the other. They had a fast life
cycle and as a new one came out the other would be healing.

I just happened to be at the doctor for a yearly checkup and I asked
him to look at the lesion and tell me if I needed to do anything for
it. He cultured it and it came back positive for MRSA. But by the
time the culture came back, the final lesion had healed and no longer
looked like anything at all.

The doctor's office called me somewhat in a panic. They told me all
the things ... read more

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How much garlic to use for a garlic bath?
Posted by Anonymous
Last Reply March 17, 2015 at 18:20
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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Last Reply March 17, 2015 at 18:10
Started January 12, 2012 at 03:44

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Clorox wipes
Posted by Ginnie
Last Reply March 16, 2015 at 11:50
Started November 4, 2007 at 20:25
I have had MRSA for a year and now it seems like every few days hearing of someone else who has it..A teacher at my daughters school had a "spider bite" on her leg..I explained about MRSA and she went to the DR. and was told it was a staph was not cultured but if she gets another spot they will culture that one..a parent just had a staph infection on her finger. We started talking about how easy this can be spread and wondered what we should be able to clean the kids tables with and classrooms..I e-mailed Clorox and asked if their wipes killed MRSA and they replied that they have not tested to see if the wipes would kill MRSA so could not tell me it could..emailed LYSOL same question but they did not respond..Does anybody know of a good product that would be safe to clean kid areas and desks? The school is very small and I would hate to see this start spreading..I used to get a product called PS that advertised it killed MRSA but no longer can find the product or if it... read more

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Allicin and garlic water kill staph
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply March 15, 2015 at 12:42
Started January 12, 2010 at 17:19

Allicin and garlic water kill staph.

The compound in garlic most responsible for killing staph is diallyl thiosulfinate or allicin as it is popularly called, a volatile compound with a half-life of about 16 hours in air that forms when garlic is crushed. The experts tell me that highly volatile sulfenic acids form instantly as soon as the garlic is crushed and some immediately breaks down into allicin and then the sulfenic acids break down into allicin and other compounds at a steady rate but with unexplained thirty second surges in allicin formation every six minutes and fifteen seconds, approximately. By letting the crushed garlic set for fifteen minutes or an hour, we allow more allicin to form and increase the effectiveness of the garlic.

As allicin breaks down, it deteriorates into several oily polysulfide compounds, the smelliest one of which is allyl mercaptan, which causes garlic odor but mercaptan doesn’t have any antibiotic properties.

Adding allicin to wa... read more

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Cannabinoids from Cannabis Kills MRSA!
Posted by Steve
Last Reply March 12, 2015 at 11:15
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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Posted by RANDY J
Last Reply March 10, 2015 at 16:29
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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Garlic burn?
Posted by Ray
Last Reply March 10, 2015 at 16:22
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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Garlic and staph
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply March 10, 2015 at 16:05
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 found while doing knee replacement
Posted by Praveen
Last Reply March 5, 2015 at 06:41
Started February 13, 2015 at 14:09
Hello All
Please help me.
My father had severe swelling near knee (left leg) when we showed he said based on a ex-ray there is a small bone piece between
and all medical tests and suggested knee replacement.We went ahead
during the operation once.they opened they have found infection which
is in black color so they.stopped replacement and send the tissue for
biopsy next day they told its MRSA bacteria and told its n there so.we
cleaned it now.Doctor use Teicoplanin400 mg injection&
lizolid600mg tablet morning and evening for 4 weeks .

It's one week now my father is becoming weak day by day.

My father details
53 years old
Diabetic from 6 years
High BP.from 10 years
Have Celluoid for both legs
Psoriasis for both legs from 4 years .

Doctors said there is no specific test to MRSA spread across
body or.not.he tells if.he gets fever swelling it's there. in understanding my father situation .
I love my dad and wan... read more

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Oil of oregano
Posted by lisa
Last Reply March 5, 2015 at 06:34
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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A Few Questions
Posted by Vicious
Last Reply February 23, 2015 at 01:48
Started February 22, 2015 at 08:56
So, I've had MRSA since I was fifteen. Got it from an external
fixator. I'm a carrier. Questions are as follows.

I'm pretty sure I got gonorrhea from someone. I've been told
I'm severely allergic to penicillin my entire life. However, I was
given a penicillin injection to clear it up at a mental facility. I
felt like my heart was about to explode. Could this have been
my MRSA fighting the penicillin? Or was this just my allergic

Secondly; is it possible I could have created some sort of "super-
Gono" or something to that effect? I haven't been tested since
and am still worried.

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