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Tyramine free diet on Zyvox
Posted by Tana
Last Reply November 2, 2016 at 06:02
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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MRSA on Scalp and Hair Loss??
Posted by Fleur
Last Reply October 1, 2016 at 19:31
Started August 19, 2011 at 23:38
My boyfriend recently contracted a MRSA staph infection and was in the hospital for
four days fighting it. I contracted the staph infection on my leg a few months ago
and was prescribed an antibiotic to combat it. About three weeks ago I noticed a
large uncomfortable lump on my scalp. After going to the doctor and telling her the
history of MRSA, she again prescribed me an antibiotic without taking a culture. The
MRSA, similar to other cases, was on the skin and produced a large, infected (pus,
blood, etc), bump on my scalp. As it began to heal it scabbed over in a thin almost
white scab. For the past two weeks I have noticed that the area that was swollen was
slowly dropping hair. I now have a large half dollar sized portion on my scalp with
absolutely no hair and the entire area itches. Is this normal??? Will my hair grow
back? I am quite concerned as this area is easily visible and on the front of my scalp.
Has anyone else experienced something li... read more

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Chronic Pain with MRSA
Posted by Lynn
Last Reply September 2, 2016 at 04:53
Started August 28, 2009 at 17:51
On May 27th, 2009, my 18 year old daughter had a sacrococcygeal teratoma and her tailbone surgically removed. The teratoma was infected with MRSA. Before the sugery she had shooting pains and some numbness up her spine and down her legs. Since then she has had 2 more sugeries to flush MRSA at teratoma site. The last one last week. Still today her pain in her spine and legs is extreme. Last night she was in the ER seeking relief from the pain. As well, about a week ago, while cooking dinner her leg went numb which caused her to fall. We had post op visit with surgeon last Monday. She seemed to think past constant pain was self perpetuating itself, what does that mean? Why is she still in pain? Who can help her? BTW, she is not on any mediations right now for pain or for MRSA. She has had several rounds of both oral and IV antibiotics. What is causing this pain?

I do not feel her current care has included enough antibiotics. There have been several 10 days rounds of oral Clindamyci... read more

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Posted by allen
Last Reply September 1, 2016 at 21:15
Started October 30, 2006 at 01:44
Hi, this is hard to admit but i have a ?
how many of you out thier that have MRSA do meth i know its hard to admit but i think thats how i got it. but it only seems to show up on my leg. two at a time, once the two start to go away two more show up. im going crazy. so if i can get some truthful replays i would like to know.

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Posted by KARENG
Last Reply August 1, 2016 at 13:27
Started January 8, 2016

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The "contagious" question
Posted by mattb
Last Reply June 2, 2016 at 22:48
Started July 4, 2006 at 06:53
I've never thought to ask this until now - but how contagious is it to have a MRSA skin infection that is being treated by anti-biotics, being kept clean, dressings changed frequently by doctors wearing gloves, etc.

Since none of the 6 doctors I've seen thus far has ever mentioned a single thing about infecting other people through casual contact, I figured that was just a non-issue. My impression is that it is transmitted fluid-to-fluid, meaning someone would have to stick their finger in my abscess without a glove or touch a used dressing and then put their finger in their mouth or on a cut for anything to be transmitted. Am I wrong?

I appreciate that general hygiene needs to be paid attention to more than normally, washing hands more frequently etc. But can it be transmitted through the air? If you cough near someone, or just have a conversation, is that enough?
I tend to think not, but I would like to hear what anybody has to say about this.

I am definitely going... read more

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Garlic burn?
Posted by Ray
Last Reply June 2, 2016 at 19:02
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 recurrence
Posted by Marissa
Last Reply June 2, 2016 at 18:51
Started February 4, 2016 at 04:59
Help! My 22 month old and I keep battling recurring Mrsa infections.
I first had it on my eye and was hospitalized then had surgery. My
daughter then got it at 10 months old on her buttock. She has now
had it 4x in a year and Ive had it twice. Doctors are no help at this
point. Clindamycin makes me so sick. We have stuff to decolonize
but Im so frustrated and have anxiety over this. What do i do? How
do we get rid of it for good?

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Re: MRSA in the Brain/Reply #30 by Priscilla
Posted by Forum Administration
Last Reply June 2, 2016 at 18:14
Started February 4, 2016 at 19:39
Re: MRSA in the Brain
Reply #30 by Priscilla Posted: January 20, 2016 at 19:56

Bob, have you ever had MRSA?? Seems to me that you have a rather idealistic approach of an extraordinarily evil pathogen. Garlic helped in killing it in the fluid-filled pocket behind the eardrum. I had fresh garlic from the Amish, as pristine as it gets. However, I also used Kangen 2.5 acidic water and Melaluca in the ear. Took 3 months of that to get rid of it and 3-weeks to pull all the garlic out of the ear. I have done naturals for many years {product edit}. Garlic packs did nothing for festering L-form MRSA sores on my face in the sinus areas, and you cannot super-saturate your body enough with any of the garlics to kill the MRSA and L-forms that cannot be reached. I got rid of the colonized with infections of Draxin directly into the sores. You absolutely have to use antibiotics. Garlic is a much too simplified approach for such a diabolical pathogen. There are a number of other game-changers... read more

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MRSA IN Abdominal
Posted by Melissa
Last Reply June 1, 2016 at 01:58
Started January 27, 2005 at 06:40
I have abdominal wound MRSA I have had 3 abdominal hernia surgeries by in 2004 by one Dr. the last was June 2004 and the hernia was back. I found another Dr. so in December I had my fourth hernia surgery this time with mesh. During surgery he found a pocket of infection which ended up being MRSA. I was on vanc for 4 weeks and had allergic reaction to it on my last dose which was good it was my last I guess. Last week I ran a high fever now I am on clindamycin for 20 days. If I show sighns that i'm still infected with MRSA he will have to go back n and remove the mesh and treat me again. I am 35 years old and have small kids. I am so worried that i'm not going to be healed from this infection. and so angry that I got it. I hope no one has to ever go through it.

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Slowly Dying?
Posted by Sophia Lanza
Last Reply May 2, 2016 at 01:34
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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MRSA In Sinuses
Posted by C Sharp
Last Reply May 2, 2016 at 01:23
Started August 19, 2005 at 07:47
I developed a terrible skin rash with itching and had terrible fatigue. Was sent to five different doctors who all had a different diagnosis. Finally, an ENT did a culture and it was MRSA. Treated with IV Vanco for six weeks and got much better. Was feeling great for about 3 months, then started getting really fatigued again. No rash this time, but just felt like I had a mild case of the flu all the time. ENT did another culture and I not only came up with MRSA again, but also Pseudomonas and E.Coli. I had my 7th sinus surgery to try to clean it out and am now on Gentamycin sinus irrigations and Zyvox. Feeling a little better, but still not great. Anyone had any successful treatments, or suggestions as to where to go for more help? I live in Florida.

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What I did
Posted by Rebecca
Last Reply April 1, 2016 at 22:44
Started December 27, 2015 at 18:04
This might help you.

Get the following essential oils:

Tea tree

They are all antibacterial

Get manuka honey make sure strength is 24+

Buy organic garlic make sure when you crush it, it has green stalk running
through it. turmeric pills, coconut oil (organic), Epsom salts.
Get a multivitamin, reshi mushroom pills, oh yeah get turmeric powder.

What to do:
Daily garlic baths with all esstrial oils combined. 5 or more drops from all. Crush
gariilc and let it sit for 15 mins before you put it in bath. Sit in bath for 20 mins

After your bath use, interchangeable the oils, use two at a time at lest twice daily.
You'd dab with wool or swab the oils on. Add manuka honey and turmeric past
made from the coconut oil and powdered turmeric on also. Cover with bandage.

Swob your nose with the oils, and and oregano to water 3 drops and Gurgle once
per day.

Take daily the vitamins. But reshi and turmeric take two tables ... read more

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MRSA affecting the fingernails?
Posted by Janet G
Last Reply April 1, 2016
Started October 6, 2008 at 15:30
I was diagnosed with MRSA in July of this year, my last bout was in the end of August, and I have not had another one since, my question is this. I have gotten an infection around three of my fingernails, red, swollen, hot and very painful, I did have this before, about a year ago and didnt think nothing of it, but now I am wondering if its MRSA presenting its self in these areas? So if it is this, does that mean that the MRSA is in the blood stream or is it just on the skin site? I hate having this superbug!!!! I need answers!

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Posted by Lisa from SC
Last Reply March 2, 2016 at 14:29
Started August 10, 2006 at 03:41
Has anyone found any success in finding an Attorney to take their case after getting MRSA from a Hospital????

Or have we all been left alone to pick up the peices and struggle with No one held being held ACCOUNTABLE!!!!!!

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Garlic and staph
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply March 1, 2016 at 23:57
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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Family doctor said possible vaginal MRSA
Posted by Faun Franklin
Last Reply February 11, 2016 at 15:14
Started February 11, 2016 at 15:14
I'm 57 years old the past four weeks I've had something strange around vagina area. I had gone to my daughters for visit with her and grandkids. After coming back home I noticed small blisters around vagina area which eventually turned into sores inside vagina that really hurt. After two weeks I started having heavy clear discharge that became infected green color. I started hurting really bad in abdomen, back and low down at this point I began to hurt in rectum area. I thought I had bad yeast infection so started Monistat 7, didn't help at all. During this time my grandson was diagnosed with MRSA had a huge sore on his leg from it. My husband called our doctor, told him what happened. He said get to a gynocologist sounded like vaginal MRSA. Both me and my husband had never heard of vaginal MRSA. After connecting all the dots makes perfect sense. I have an appointment for next week with gynocologist. I was up last night very nauseous and miserable from the lower pain and bur... read more

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MRSA and muscle aches
Posted by momof3
Last Reply February 2, 2016 at 21:32
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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Mrs. Mrsa
Posted by Stephanie
Last Reply February 2, 2016 at 16:41
Started January 8, 2016 at 14:56
I was diagnosed with mrsa in 2008. I had a small bump on my vagina which
turned into an abscess and by the time my doctor had an ppen appointment
i couldn't walk. I was a daycare worker at the time and we had two
children infected children who's parents hid it from the daycare. I was
treated only to have it return to the interioi of my nose a month later.
I always had what the doctor said was a scare on my vagina. About 2
months ago i started having little pimples on my back that were causing
terrible pain. First my doctor said it was an allergic reaction when
they didn't get better she checked again and said its mrsa. She gave me
bactrum which i was allergic to an caused me to have colitis. I have
been eating nothing but broth and jello for 3 weeks now. I returned to
the doctor last week and was put on clindamycin for the mrsa andtwo more
antibiotics for the colitis. Now i am finding two pus pockets in my
mouth on two teeth. It has also spre as d to my fac... read more

3 replies... after the attack!
Posted by Wendy
Last Reply February 2, 2016 at 01:38
Started February 1, 2016 at 15:29
I contracted MRSA after a brown recluse bite in September 2014. I had necrosis
and numerous other symptoms following the bite. Over a ten month period of
multiple antibiotics and multiple outbreaks of MRSA the infection subsided with a
dormant MRSA colonization. The hardest 10 months of my life! I was a healthy, fit,
NO medical issues, NO daily medications, NO emotional or behavorial conditions,
never smoked, never used drugs, epitome of health...40 yr old female. After the
bite/MRSA timeframe my life has drastically changed. Prior to this I could finish
four to eight miles along with weight lifting daily. I worked a rigorous physical and
mental full time job with no problem. Now, moving health leaves little
to be desired! Overtime my condition and symptoms are increasing at a rapid
speed. The symptoms include but are not limited to tremors, mental fogness,
restless leg syndrome, shortness of breath, heart palpatitions, cardiac arrest,
resparitor... read more

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