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Garlic burn?
Posted by Ray
Last Reply May 30, 2016 at 13:28
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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Frequent MRSA issues
Posted by Jenn
Last Reply May 24, 2016 at 12:19
Started April 8, 2014 at 21:28
In August of last year we were renting what we thought was a nice apartment. We
had continuous ac issues which eventually led to the unit leaking all over my
daughter's room. I decided to get down on my hands and knees and examine the
carpet, pull it back from the wall, and found black mold. Shortly after that I
developed 2 bumps under my armpits which I ignored for far to long. I also
wound up with a baseball size lump in my leg. Over Labor Day weekend I had to
be hospitalized for 3 days. I also had to pack the wound on my leg for close to 2
months, starting with 16 inches of tape and working my way down. Since then
I've had MRSA 3 more times. Three days ago I found another abscess under my
armpit. Why does this keep happening? I'm a fairly healthy person, not diabetic,
nor do I have any immune system disorders. I'm beyond frustrated, in over my
head with doctor bills. Unfortunately, I do tend to stress a lot! Is this causing it?
I'm just scare... read more

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Garlic and staph
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply May 19, 2016 at 22:07
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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After effects of MRSA
Posted by Wanda
Last Reply May 19, 2016 at 19:59
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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MRSA and muscle aches
Posted by momof3
Last Reply May 19, 2016 at 02:41
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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MRSA and Psychological disorders
Posted by Undefined
Last Reply May 17, 2016 at 01:00
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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Can you have side effects after having MRSA??
Posted by Terry
Last Reply May 2, 2016 at 23:00
Started May 2, 2016 at 23:00
I had MRSA in 2012 and was wondering if you can have joint pain in like your hands from this. I was so sick with MRSA in the hospital for a week and notice that my leg hurt so bad. I have to use a cane to walk now. The pain I have in my hands is like it hurts for about 3 days in one place and then it moves to another place and it is in my wrist real bad. It is chronic pain. I know this is has been 4 years ago but I feel like this has something to do with my pain. Thank you for anyone helping me with this.

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MRSA again
Posted by Revenwyn
Last Reply April 30, 2016 at 03:36
Started April 7, 2016 at 08:11
So I was last here back in September with a couple of bad boils in
a hard to reach area. Thanks to the help of my husband I was able
to deal with those. I had impetigo on my face and mild break outs
on my arms for a couple of weeks afterward however.

After this I was free of any symptoms for about five months.
However, my husband was hospitalized beginning in January due to
complications from his lupus, and my stress levels went through
the roof. Every few days I will get what appears to be mosquito
bites on my arms or sometimes my ankles which will clear up and
then reappear in a different spot a few days later. I also had a
new boil a few weeks ago.

I am confirmed allergic to Augmentin, Bactrim, Clindamycin, and
Doxycycline. I don't know what to do to clear this up for good; I
did the garlic water every day for months and that apparently
didn't work. I did make sure that it was "good" garlic. I'm also
terrified of vancomycin- my husband just passe... read more

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MRSA in bloodstream
Posted by Karen
Last Reply April 30, 2016 at 03:24
Started February 2, 2006 at 17:26
Hello All.
I am wondering if anyone has ever had MRSA in their bloodstream, and if so, how are you doing now? I pray no one knows of anyone that died from this. My husband just had blood drawn to test for it. His health is declining, and I'm so worried. His symptoms are, frequent lowgrade fevers, chills, shaking, joint pain/swelling, loss of strength. Some of these could be contributed to by his Cauda Equina Syndrome, but he's progressively getting worse. Any advice appreciated.
Thanks.
Karen

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What if it's not mrsa but like mrsa?
Posted by Meag
Last Reply April 23, 2016 at 16:25
Started April 19, 2016 at 06:48
So I've had the skin infection going for
several months and I've had it cultured once
it came back only as staph epi. I read
also that stuff that they can get a toehold
and be very difficult to get rid of because
it's so good at Staying Alive usually it's a
problem with medical devices does anybody
have any information of studies about this
cited where this might be the case or an
explanation that it is in fact a colony of
staph Epi that is out of control on my
body??

The doctors don't listen to me when I tell
them it's nothing like I've ever seen or
experienced before I've had it on three
spots on my body it can heal and then reopen
and it reopens worse than before

I've lanced it that upsets them but it
didn't prove it I've taken antibiotics
cephalexin twice when I feel like I know,
(which helped and improved but did not kick
it) I need them which has upset them because
of some shooting and has brought back a
negative culture and in... read more

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I almost died from CA-MRSA
Posted by MRSA Survivor
Last Reply April 22, 2016 at 14:24
Started November 26, 2005 at 22:57
This is no lie people. I got a bug bite and in three days I was in the hospital fighting to stay alive. I went into a shock like state... the pain in the area of the bite and 1 foot around the infection was horriable... it was so bad that they put me on Morphine for a week or more. Within 72 hours of being bit by a buy I had to have emergency surgery to remove a 7 inch by 7 inch by 3 inch deep of infected dead and decaying meat from my body. I spent 16 long, painful, miserable, isolated days in the hospital ... 4 of which were spent in ICU fighting for my life. People who came to see me at the hospital had to wear bio hazard gear... of course. After the 16th day in the hospital I was allowed to go home as long as I stay isolated from the general population for another 6 weeks. Now that means no one in or out of my house except my husband and home nurse. Believe it or not!

Now I have search the web and I have not came upon one case yet of a CA-MRSA infection reported in the USA th... read more

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Once you have had MRSA, do you always have it?
Posted by Tristy
Last Reply April 20, 2016 at 18:02
Started July 8, 2009 at 18:46
Just as most of you, I have a tramatic story involving MRSA. I gave birth to my son in October 2008. He was born by csection, not breathing. I had a vertical incision that developed into MRSA and was treated with IV antibotics in and out of the hosptial. My son also was admitted shortly after me again, for what they called a "virus." He too recieved IV antibiotics. My question is that since this time, my immune system has been shot! I have had repeated sinus infections (which antibiotics don't seem to help), and I am very tired. My question is, Do you always have MRSA, if you have had it and it has been treated? Might be a stupid question but just curious if my sinus infections could be attributed to the MRSA? Thanks for you help!

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is mrsa inside the body worse than on the skin
Posted by sonie
Last Reply April 18, 2016 at 16:26
Started March 25, 2006 at 19:06
i am wondering if it worse when you actually have it ont he inside of your body instead of the skin???i have it due to a hysterectomy,and a bikini cut incision...ive had 2 surgeries now within 7 weeks,and am going to have to have another as i have another abcess,and its getting much much worse..my incision is left open at this point,and being packed 2 times a day.i just wondered how much worse it is to have this inside your body...also last week while in the hospital i was on the iv antibitoic van-something....2 days after returning home,the infection was back with a vengions...if this antibiotic dont work,what will??and how bad is this inside my body..can it spread to my organs and things like that???thanks...

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gram positive cocci
Posted by john
Last Reply April 18, 2016 at 14:14
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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Respiratory culture w gram stain
Posted by Laurie
Last Reply April 17, 2016 at 23:01
Started April 7, 2016 at 09:57
Hi.I have been ill off and on for 6
mnths. My Dr.has treated me w same
regimens the whole time,it gets
better than comes right back. I just
received my culture and it says
moderate pmns, moderate positive
cocci and occ gram pos rods.she told
me rhat the culture was negative yet
im still unwell and have been on two
meds. Just finishing levaquin
Also taking oral,Inhaled and nasal
steroids. Can someone please help or
yell me what to do?

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Healthcare workers with MRSA
Posted by DivineDevisive
Last Reply April 17, 2016 at 22:54
Started April 16, 2016 at 04:03
I'm so glad this forum exists!
I am a nursing student and I was just diagnosed with MRSA in a
wound even though I have had none of the symptoms. About 6 months
ago I got angular cheilitis (cracks in the side of my mouth). I
had never had it before but I did some research online and decided
to try healing it myself with neosporin as that had worked for
other people. It helped for a couple weeks but then the cracks
came back. I tried some other over the counter topicals but
nothing worked. Finally I went to a dermatologist who prescribed
alclometasone. It worked for a while but the cracks kept coming
back! About a week ago I went to my family Dr to see if a vitamin
deficiency was to blame. The Dr did a culture on my mouth and it
came back positive for MRSA. Dr prescribed a generic Bactrim to
take every 12 hours for 14 days.

I hope the antibiotics will be able to eradicate the MRSA. After I
finish treatment I need to have a culture taken from my nose to b... read more

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Clorox wipes
Posted by Started by Ginnie
Last Reply March 29, 2016 at 01:19
Started March 23, 2016 at 11:25
Clorox wipes
Started by Ginnie Posted: 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 infection..it 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 tha... read more

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MRSA
Posted by Vince
Last Reply March 23, 2016 at 05:57
Started March 23, 2016 at 05:57
Marissa,

You can get rid of the MRSA. my kids both had a few years ago when
they were 1 and 3. Mostly around or under their diaper area.

If you are using baby wipes, stop using them. Use soft paper towels,
buy a spray bottle and mix with water teat tree oil and soap. use that
for wiping.

I would recommend going to see a infectious desease specialist.

Here is what they told me to do:

The MRSA keeps coming back because it is colonized on your kids
bodies. So you have to decolonize. Use Hibicleanse each night when
giving a bath. wash well from neck to toe. Do this for about a month.
DO NOT SKIP A BATH NIGHT ( say its xmas, you are out late visiting
relatives, you are driving home, your kids fall a sleep in the car.
Wake them up and give them a bath before you put them to bed)( they
will cry and fight it, but do it anyway)

Spray every inch of your house with 50/50 alcohol water spray. let it
dry. it will dry quick due to the alcohol. do this each we... read more

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Crushed Raw Garlic vs. Garlic Pills
Posted by Garlicmeister Bob
Last Reply March 22, 2016 at 04:47
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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Tyramine free diet on Zyvox
Posted by Tana
Last Reply March 22, 2016 at 04:46
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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