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MRSA Hospitalization
Posted by Candy
Last Reply June 18, 2018 at 16:30
Started September 21, 2009 at 15:57
Reply #171 by Candy Posted: September 21, 2009 at 15:17

My 17 year old son is in the hospital right now with MRSA! Not sure where it actually began. School just started and he's in aquatics. Could have been someone with an open sore in the pool. He first complained of a pimple like sore on his tricep muscle. Like any teenager he popped it! It swelled and got worse. I cleaned it thorougly with alcohol etc. Looked like a possible stinger in it (a bug bite maybe). We used tweezers and tried to get it out. No luck and it looked bad! My husband took him to Providence in Everett, WA. The doctor accused my son of being a drugy and using needles on him self! He's never done drugs or in trouble, good in school, athletic. He has severe athsma! I was Furious! He barely numbed his arm and sliced into it! It started draining. He said it was MRSA before a was done, didn't clean the wound..blood and puss drained out of it! He just packed it with gauze and was done...no pain meds...no banda... read more

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Sinus Congestion
Posted by Man_Nuka15
Last Reply June 18, 2018 at 14:59
Started June 14, 2018 at 01:29
I've been experiencing sinus congestion each morning since around the same time of my first MRSA outbreak four months ago. The congestion may be due to allergies but I've never had allergies/congestion issues before and I've lived in the same town since birth. I am 51 years old now so to add may play a part as it could be my immune system is not as strong as it once was. Acquiring MRSA in the first place I would assume my immune system was temporarily or is currently not as healthy as it once was. I intend to get allergy tested within the next month.
After I wake up and move around it seems the congestion isn't noticeable until the next morning each day.

Has anyone else experienced this? My feeling is that it may be my immune system is working hard to deal with the staph related issues and may no be able to protect as well against a particular (sinus related) allergy.

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Link To Products Forum
Posted by Man_Nuka15
Last Reply June 18, 2018 at 01:58
Started June 18, 2018 at 01:58
This is a link to the "Products" forum is anyone is having trouble accessing it: http://www.mrsa-forum.com/products/index.asp?forumID=10394&subject=USA/Canada-P-R-O-D-U-C-T-S

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back to the antibiotics
Posted by acain
Last Reply June 16, 2018 at 15:27
Started June 6, 2018 at 14:11
Thought Id post an update on my situation. I have on my upper right leg two spots on the inner thigh that were mrsa. the infection has been gone some time and Im trying to get the skin to grow back. They are just round red raw spots I keep covered that wont fill in with granulation tissue. I have one the same above my right knee. I have one that is an infection site that just developed a few weeks ago, Ive been using the garlic baths daily and doing other things to help my body heal it without antibiotics and it has been slowly healing. I was hoping Id found something that was the magic wand we all look for, as after only four or five days I could see a differance. There is no doubt in my mind that RCG over some time and experimentation could have the desired effect of keeping mrsa under control, although Im yet to say Im one hundred percent convinced it will completly eradicate it. So far over a span of two years Ive probably had fifteen to twenty infection sites appear, almost alw... read more

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MRSA after mold exposure
Posted by Christian
Last Reply June 8, 2018 at 18:06
Started June 8, 2018 at 18:06
Hi , i just try to see if someone here got any infection after mold exposure?
Having big problems with my health and lot of issues and changes in my life ,
Please let me know
Thank You

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MRSA and gallbladder.
Posted by Janet G
Last Reply June 8, 2018 at 03:31
Started July 24, 2009 at 04:20
My experience with MRSA started in May of 2008, after a small medical procedure, I have been in and out of the hospital 8 times for extremely painful boil drainage, fevers, flu like symptoms and IV antibiotics.My flare ups seem to happen every 8 to 12 weeks.I have noticed that now every time I do get these they seem to be getting more aggressive, and by that I mean that when I get the boils they get bad really fast! Nothing is working for me, I have the body wash (Stanhexidine)prescribed from the doc, antibiotic nasal spray, creams and ointments, I am even putting a little bit of bleach in my bath water everytime I bathe. I have seen two ID docs and they both have told me that mine is coming from inside somewhere,they are thinking that it may be located in my gallbladder. I was just in hospital three weeks ago for a bad infection on my face (MRSA), they did an ultrasound on my gallbladder and it showed that I had sludge in it,and inflammation, my blood tests showed elevated liver en... read more

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Garlic burn?
Posted by Ray
Last Reply June 4, 2018 at 03:59
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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On consuming raw garlic
Posted by acain
Last Reply June 2, 2018 at 04:50
Started June 1, 2018 at 22:09
So am I understanding correctly, that while eating raw garlic may have some health benefits, it doesn't act the way an antibiotic would to help clear an infection when you take it orally. That in order to help clear an infection it must some how come in direct contact with the infection site its self. And it will kill certain bacteria, but again, only if the bacteria comes into contact with the raw garlic. Is this right?

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Ear infection/Mastoiditis with MRSA
Posted by Ali
Last Reply June 2, 2018 at 02:31
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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will it ever go away?
Posted by acain
Last Reply May 31, 2018 at 01:22
Started May 29, 2018 at 15:15
My history. I work as maintenance at an apartment complex. I apparantly must have touched something during a plumbing repair or something and got the bacteria on my fingers without knowing. One day I thought I had jock itch. I had scratched to the point of almost raw. Next couple of days I developed huge sores in the pubic area just below my belt line. probably five or six of them. I also had one small sore on my face where I had scratched an itchy spot. The doctor took one look and said "its mrsa". she put me on ten days of mrsa antibiotics and it cleared up. I was relieved. Three or four months later I bumped my left shin on some concrete stairs and broke the skin and bruised it pretty bad. Whithin two days it was full blown mrsa. Back to the doc, ten days of antibiotics, all gone. good. couple months later one day I suddnly noticed a boil on my left leg just below the knee on the thick part of my calf, and again, in two days it was a large gaping wound. These sores are small lit... read more

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Ingrown Hairs..MRSA?
Posted by Man_Nuka15
Last Reply May 29, 2018 at 01:51
Started May 29, 2018 at 01:30
I occasionally like to manscape and within the past two months after I shave or trim my groin area and chest I've developed what seems to be infected in-grown hairs that presents similar to acne with whiteheads.

A brief background: I had my first ever (age 51) boil on my right chest around four months ago after I squeezed what look to be a small pimple.Within a couple days it grew to larger than quarter size. It was lanced, drained and cultured as Clindamycin (MRSA) resistant. Three months ago I had two small hair follicle infections on my face and both left minor scarring.

Two months ago I shave my pubic region with a razor and five cystic, hard, painful, pea-sized bumps arose. Two of them stayed below the skin and three developed a small white head. Since I was concerned they may be MRSA related I treated them with crushed garlic (allicin) water for three days and oregano oil + coconut oil at night before sleeping.However, they didn't subside so after further research I use... read more

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White blood cell count and MRSA infections
Posted by Researcher
Last Reply May 28, 2018 at 19:11
Started August 16, 2011 at 09:59
If you have an active MRSA infection, would your blood, your white blood cells be elevated out of range from normal? Or it will not show in your blood?

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MRSA and Psychological disorders
Posted by Undefined
Last Reply May 21, 2018 at 15:43
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 in scrotum?
Posted by Donnie
Last Reply May 20, 2018 at 15:28
Started May 25, 2008 at 18:10
I had very severe swelling in my scrotum with very bad pain all over my body.I was seen by a urologist and sent to hospital for surgery.Turn out to be staph infection.I was given several days of antibiotics by IV and an open wound to heal from inside out.
About six weeks later a abcess come up on the left cheek of my butt very painfull. It required out patient surgery,open wound and was also staph infection.Ten more days of antibiotics and I thought I was healed,wrong.Today,Sunday May 25,I sit here with swelling on my upper right leg,just under my scrotum,with the same symptoms of the two previous.
The Doctors have never said anything about MRSA just said staph infection.Just wanted to see what the folks on this board might think.Thanks,Donnie

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Tyramine free diet on Zyvox
Posted by Tana
Last Reply May 14, 2018 at 17:43
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 in bloodstream
Posted by Karen
Last Reply May 12, 2018 at 14:09
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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Baby with MRSA in Lymph Nodes
Posted by Brandi
Last Reply May 9, 2018 at 14:06
Started May 8, 2018 at 21:23
My 3 month old granddaughter just got out of the hospital from having
MRSA in her lymph nodes. Her nodes had started swelling and
continued to swell for a week before she was admitted to the
hospital. They determined that she had an abscess in both nodes
(behind her ears). Once they drained them, they were able to
determine that she had MRSA. How does this even happen? No skin
infection, no one else sick...should we be concerned about it coming
back? Is it possible to get MRSA from cats? Thanks for any help.

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Can sudden/acute stress result in an outbreak?
Posted by Stephen
Last Reply May 2, 2018 at 03:24
Started September 25, 2011 at 20:01
For the time I've had MRSA, I've had a few outbreaks, where many new boils appeared at once. And what I've noticed is that whenever this happens, I'm usually very, very stressed-out.

As an example, a couple days ago, I was talking to a family member: A whole bunch of issues got dragged in, and it turned into a really big argument with shouting. This resulted in me crying and then having a severe panic attack that took a few hours to get over.

Then, a few hours after that panic-attack, I had one of the worst MRSA outbreaks I'd ever experienced. A bunch of new boils started growing on my arms and face, and I had to frantically spend the night treating it, watching for any early signs of new boils appearing so that I could get them before they got really bad.


I do know that stress is a great detriment to one's well-being, and can make a person susceptible to disease (which is how I suspect I got MRSA; I have chronic stress issues). But, can it really work this way -- can a p... read more

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weight loss
Posted by Lori
Last Reply April 30, 2018 at 15:39
Started October 25, 2007
has anybody experienced weight loss w/mrsa my son has lost about 30 pounds in the last month wich is when the maybe mrsa satrted

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Beating MRSA with probiotic
Posted by turtlelover
Last Reply April 29, 2018 at 13:08
Started July 7, 2013 at 10:23
Staph is all around us everyday... The question is how and why can it make us sick?
Dr. Bonnie Brassler of Princeton knows why:

http://www.ted.com/talks/bonnie_bassler_on_how_bacteria_communicate.html

We beat MRSA at our house with a course of Bactrim and Phillips Colon Health. It was
populating a family member's gut, causing pruritis, and causing abscess in those that
were genetically susceptible.

May I suggest that the solution isn't to try to kill it - that is impossible - but instead to
out compete it with good bacteria. Don't wipe down with Hibiclens instead roll in the
dirt, take a yogurt bath, bury yourself in the sand, and take a swim in the lake. Perhaps
our sterile lifestyles are the problem? Colitis is now being treated with poop
transplants... which is essentially a good bacteria transplant. Why not MRSA?

Good luck all...

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