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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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Garlic burn?
Posted by Ray
Last Reply July 25, 2016 at 12:15
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 in May of 2015
Posted by sheshe
Last Reply July 25, 2016 at 08:28
Started July 25, 2016 at 08:28
I broke 2 bones in my ankle in December 2014, I had a plate and 3
screws put in on Christmas Eve; 4 weeks later I had to have another
surgery because the plate bent and screws were loose. This time he
put 2 plates and 12 screws in; 4 weeks later he found one of the
plates were fractured, but he wouldn't take it out. A couple of
months later I ended up with MRSA that started in that ankle, I was in
the hospital for 11 days and do not remember anything that went on, my
infectious disease doctor told me I almost died. I ended up on IV
Vancomycin and a wound vac on my ankle. I had 2 surgeries on my ankle
in May, 2 in October and they amputated my leg below my knee in
November. I was septic and the infection had gone all through my body
and blood, I was throwing clots of infection instead of blood clots.
I had repeat CT scans and everything was stable. To make a long story
short I had repeat CT scans in April and lymphoma was suspected, I
have had severa... read more

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mrsa boils all over
Posted by nik
Last Reply July 24, 2016 at 21:40
Started July 6, 2016 at 23:55
so about 3 months ago i started to break out in painful boils all over my body, I went to the er to seek help and they didnt even look at them, they just sent me home no antibiotics nothing. well Friday of last week i started to get them again and hurt bad and was running a fever. I went to the er on Saturday with my mom and the doctor told me it was mrsa and i should just go home and put a hot compress on them and when they came to head, i should pop them. on Sunday i went to a second er that gave me antibiotics and sent me home.well bottom line is i now have them all over my head, my thighs and under my chin. my neck now hurts to move, and my legs are aching like none other, i'm in pain and sick and i don't know what i should do. I"m ready to get a straight razor and drain them just to see if that will help with the everything. I had just seen my GP, and he gave me some new antibiotic other than the clindamycin i'm currently on because it seems to not be working because a new one ... read more

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my mrsa cause A fib
Posted by mike
Last Reply July 24, 2016 at 21:33
Started January 9, 2013 at 07:14
i have a strain of mrsa that cause my heart to go into Atrial fibrillation. it was documented when i when into the cardiac ward but the doctor did not believe her own computor records and was going to treat me for a fib rather than treat the mrsa.
every doctor says mrsa does ot cause a ib. but i have a srain of mrsa that causes atrial fibrillation and the doctor are sweeping me under the rug .

help i do't know where to turn but the mrsa ios getting stronger and my homepathic rmedies are losing the battle. i assume i will die of cardiac arrest in the near future , as the doctors refuse to even consider the new strain i have.

mike

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gram positive cocci
Posted by john
Last Reply July 24, 2016 at 19:18
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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Rash Post MRSA Treatment
Posted by Concerned
Last Reply July 20, 2016
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 and Psychological disorders
Posted by Undefined
Last Reply July 18, 2016 at 11:01
Started January 30, 2010 at 19:11
I am posting this question/story in hopes of finding anyone else with similar situations or answers. I have a life long friend, who was diagnosed with MRSA some three years ago. She has always been a fun loving person and good friend. She is only prescibed meds when she has an outbreak, and the location of the MRSA is in her nasal passage. Her outbreaks occur 3 times a year or more and last up to a month. It seems however that the past 6 months, her personalityhas completely changed. I would describe this change as vicious and nasty. The question I pose is "Are there any connections out there with MRSA spreading to the brain and causing neurological disorders, including complete personality change?" I fear my friend will never be the same since these aren't mood swings, but rather a complete transformation over a six month period.

Thanks to all,
Concerned Friend

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MRSA within 24 hours
Posted by jpcofrin
Last Reply July 16, 2016 at 04:14
Started July 15, 2016 at 02:09
Hi Guys, I got a small sliver in my thumb less than, 24 hours later and after
presenting red lines ran up my forearm and biceps and my shoulder pain is much
worse than broken neck., I was in hospital for a week of IV. Five months ago I had
a grueling 8 hour surgery for a massive broken neck, quad C1. Waiting for
cultures to see if in shoulder joint, uncomfortably close to my surgical site. I
broke my neck over a year ago and need to have oral surgery to remove my
broken teeth, I have had perhaps 20 oral abscesses, how dangerous is oral
surgery for me?

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Garlic and staph
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply July 15, 2016 at 01:27
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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Hibiclens
Posted by Ruth
Last Reply June 29, 2016 at 23:31
Started August 27, 2009 at 03:39
My husband became a MRSA carrier after one of his hospital stays. Although he has never had an outbreak, I ended up getting it...I've been plagued with MRSA infections for the last year. I just recently found out that it was actually MRSA because I finally got a boil tested. I had a boil on my upper thigh, then in the pubic area, then in both of my ears, then finally on my face (my chin). I was treated with Clyndamycin and Mupirocin ointment. In addition my doctor said to scrub my fingernails once per day with Hibiclens and a nail brush. It has been 2 months and thank God it appears to be gone though I haven't actually been retested...but no more boils. I have been scrubbing my nails with Hibiclens about 3 times per day...a little excessive but I don't care...Also, I keep alcohol wipes at my desk and use them on my hands a couple times a day and I use a lot of antibacterial gel throughout the day. I am VERY vigilant about refraining from (this was a problem before) "picking"... read more

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MRSA in the ear canal
Posted by Michelle
Last Reply June 26, 2016 at 23:50
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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Diagnosed with MRSA in mouth
Posted by Kim
Last Reply June 26, 2016 at 19:35
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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FORUM IS HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply June 23, 2016 at 08:34
Started December 7, 2015 at 18:41


Iím sorry for any inconvenience this may be causing.

All posts are not lost. Iím aware this is a concern for some of you. I am able to access recent posts by typing topic name in search box. As well, topics/posts are queuing on my administration access pageÖ problem is topics/posts are not queuing on forum index page. When someone attempts to comment/submit post, topic seems to disappear. Although as I mentioned above, I am able to see everything as always.


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Peg MRSA IN EAR

Jedene MRSA gallbladder inflammation?? 5/12/2015

mike Woud u wash your sheets/clothing in Hibiclens? 5/12/2015

Anna DO NOT GET CAPTCHA WRONG!!!! 6/12/2015

Pam Williams Re: MRSA in the Brain 7/12/2015

Lori MRSA on titanium rod in leg 7/12/2015




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Impetigo
Posted by Giannino
Last Reply June 22, 2016 at 02:06
Started March 16, 2013 at 22:37
Hi All,
I am now having my 3rd bout of impetigo in a year. told by a doctor this was caused by
Staph. Is anyone here familiar with this? I tried the crushed raw garlic twice a day for 3
days when it was just a pencil eraser size.. it is now the size of a quarter. had an RX of
bactroban for the last round that did nothing, and a 7 day course of bactrim which also
did nothing. could someone shed some light on why these keep happening. or a remedie
that may work

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mrsa in aorta
Posted by WarVet
Last Reply June 22, 2016 at 01:19
Started August 20, 2009 at 04:59
I developed mrsa after open heart surgery. A week after the surgery I was released back home only to return with stabbing pain and difficulty in breathing. I was diagnosed with mrsa and had surgery that day to relieve the pressure around my heart. I was put on Cubicin because my mrsa was resistant to Vanco. That was may of 2008, since then I have had several surgeries to debride the area and also to remove the wires holding my sternum together.Also, every time that I finish a course of antibiotics the mrsa is back within a month, usually in my chest area. In March of this year I went to the ER with stabbing pain under my left armpit, it was an aortic anurism and I had to have open heart surgery to correct it. They found mrsa inside my aorta that didnt show up on any scans previously.About a month after this surgery I felt the same pain and again went into the hospital to find out that I had a second anurism just below where the first one was. They sent me to the Cleveland Clinic to ... read more

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abscesses-cellulitis
Posted by sarah
Last Reply June 17, 2016 at 14:55
Started August 13, 2006 at 06:38
my brother was admitted to the hospital tonight for a gaping hole in his side filled with pus and blood.it started out looking like an insect bite.now it is swelled up and the size of a softball.they told him its cellulitis and he is on intravenous antibiotics.the thing is that me and my boyfriend have these abscesses but not nearly as bad as the one my brother has.he plays football and the spot of the lesion is where the strap for his pads go.Im so confused.did me or my boyfriend somehow cause this?or was it something from the locker room?my boyfriends brother has it and 2 other guys that they train with.(they are mma fighters)my last case of abscesses was one on my butt and one on my lower leg.they both cleared up fast but now i have a horrible rash all over my body.i went to the doc and got on antibiotics but my boyfriend hates doctors and he probably wont go.does that mean that if i get healed he can give it back to me?we think its staph.i just need to know if anyone has an opin... read more

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negative
Posted by Helen
Last Reply June 16, 2016 at 21:57
Started June 16, 2016 at 21:57
my mother was a carrier of mrsa went to hospital with a red swollen painful leg. tested her for mrsa . test came back negative and the doctor doesn't know why

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test negative
Posted by Helen Reichert
Last Reply June 16, 2016 at 21:51
Started June 16, 2016 at 21:51
my mother had red painful swollen leg was a carrier.
test in hospital came back negative. dr doesn't know why it is gone

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After effects of MRSA
Posted by Wanda
Last Reply June 16, 2016 at 12:25
Started September 25, 2009 at 05:14
I was diagnosed with MRSA about a year and a half ago. I contracted it while having a simple hernia surgery. I started having drainage from the surgery site and ended up in the emergency room. The docotors told us if we would have waited 24hrs later I would have died. I was in the hospital for 10dys.I was put on IV's and had two diffrent antibiotics pumped through me every 1/2 hour. I had to go in and have the wound packed until it healed from the inside out.The MRSA erupted inside and out leaving a great deal of damage. I now have an entrapped nerve as well. I am always tired,have no stamina,joint pain,headaches and feel horrible all the time. I have never had health problems before. The surgery site for the hernia had a mesh put in and that has never been removed. I am wondering if I should be concerned about this? I am the mother of two teenage kids and a 4yr old. I feel terrible because I have been so sick. I am not the mom I used to be. I have taken FMLA from work and do not kn... read more

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