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Gram stain
Posted by Kitin
Last Reply July 1, 2015 at 10:45
Started January 29, 2012 at 08:26
Please interpret my gram stain result test on my vaginal discharge

Pus cells : 20-30
Epithelial cells : 4-6
Gram positive in single: +1
gram positive insingle: +2
Gram positive in clusters : +1
gram positive bacilli : occasional
Gram negative bacilli : +3

Hope you could help me understand my gram stain result.

Thanks & Best Regards,


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MRSA skin infection
Posted by LEL
Last Reply July 1, 2015 at 01:52
Started July 1, 2015 at 01:52
New to MRSA and trying to Learn more about it. I recently had a rash under each
armpit. After a few weeks I began developing what looked like pimples but they
grew to about the size of a dime and became very painful, maybe 5-6 under each
armpit area. Dermatologist took culture and confirmed it was MRSA. I took
Bactrim for 40 days and it cleared things up, minus the scarring. Took my last
Bactim on a Monday morning and by Friday I had the abscesses returning.
Started Bactrim again on Sunday and it appears to be working on the new
abscesses. Dr says Bactrim can take 6-8 weeks to clear infection, is this what
others are experiencing? I keep the open sores covered with bandages, do not
share towels and wash hands regularly. How contagious am I to my wife and
children?? Once the infection is clear will I always have MRSA? The Dr says no
but that I will be more susceptible to it. How would I know if I'm a carrier, is there
a medical test for this? Than... read more

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Garlic and staph
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply June 30, 2015 at 14:52
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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teeth and zyvox
Posted by Franka60
Last Reply June 29, 2015 at 15:49
Started March 30, 2006 at 01:24
I am about to finish a 28 day run of zyvox. I have also had 19 fourteen day coarse of zyvox.@ year aniversery with HA MRSA only 32 days away. After 3 to 4 days of zyvox I begin to have incredable build up of plaque on my teeth. I floss daily and brush with electric brush. Wife works in dental field they say this problem is not listed as side effect for zyvox but can clearly see it does effect me. Any one else have this problem?

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mrsa affecting the brain, scientific facts?
Posted by danielle
Last Reply June 28, 2015 at 20:29
Started April 25, 2013 at 21:20
does anyone here know what mrsa does to the brain or neurological structure. what are the scientific facts? how does it affect the brain structure? if it does go to the brain and nervous system. i heard it can affect any system if it becomes systemic or in the blood.

im asking because i got sick from mrsa an agressive form of it that is very difficult to treat. i got sick from it a few months before i was 26 yrs old, now im almost 30 and have been sick for 4 yrs.

i noticed that within weeks of getting the infection as it was getting worse i started to get terrifying symptoms such as not being able to think or concentrate anymore, trouble with my short term memory suddenly. out of nowhere i felt like i was suddenly getting alzheimers at 25 ys old. i felt my mind slipping away and a sudden decline of my mental skills

it took my doctors months to even diagnose me correctly and my mrsa was left untreated for half a year until i got antibiotics, by then it was resistant to every... read more

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Anyone ever try serrapeptase
Posted by Brian
Last Reply June 26, 2015 at 02:38
Started June 25, 2015 at 04:42
I first had MRSA about 5 months ago, have been on many antibiotics and still get abscesses. I am on an antibiotic again now, and I am taking serrapeptase with it. It is an enzyme that breaks down the protective biofilm that colonies of organisms live under. The theory is that if you break down this biofilm, then the antibiotics have much better access to the bacteria that they need to kill. Eventually I want to be off of antibiotics, and MRSA really worries me. But I am using the serrapeptase this time and I am wondering if anyone else has any experiences or advice about it.

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MRSA in bloodstream
Posted by Karen
Last Reply June 26, 2015 at 02:28
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.

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antibiotics and non-irradiated garlic
Posted by edp
Last Reply June 26, 2015 at 02:16
Started October 8, 2010 at 02:12
Did anybody try to combine antibiotics and non-irradiated garlic that Mr. Bob Anderson mentioned? I tried combining antibiotic that is susceptible to my Mrsa and garlic oil capsules but to no avail. I thought maybe someone tried combining the former and see if they are more potent to the mrsa and can eradicate it.

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MRSA in the Brain
Posted by Gina
Last Reply June 25, 2015 at 09:20
Started September 10, 2008 at 18:18
My son contracted MRSA in his brain following surgery to replace his left bone flap. It took 2 months and 3 doctors before he was hospitalized and diagnosed. I was very concerned when part of his incision wouldn't heal and kept oozing yet was repeatedly told not to worry it's probably just a deep stitch that abscessed and it'll go away on it's own. When he had his follow up appt with his neurosurgeon it took 2 seconds for him to see something was wrong and the next morning he was in surgery. Well thanks to incompetence my son had to have the left hemisphere of his brain removed, the bone totally crumpled while being removed so now he needs a titanium plate to replace it. We've been fortunate in the respect that he's been infection free for 5 months. But from everything I've read that could change at anytime. What I'm wondering is, has anyone else had MRSA in their brain and if so how are doing?

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Light Therapy for external use
Posted by Spotsy
Last Reply June 19, 2015 at 15:02
Started November 6, 2009 at 19:27
Iím so glad to have found this forum. There seems to be truly helpful and reasonable information. I thought I would pass along something Iím finding helpful.

First Iíll give you background on me.

Since 2007 I've had three superficial skin MRSA infections. Thank goodness they all responded to Bactrim, and I have had no serious bodywide infections. However, even though I took two rounds of Bactrim in each case and persuaded my MD to prescribe the nasal gel, the MRSA returned.

It has returned a fourth time about 2 weeks ago - again as a superficial skin infection. I havenít been to the MD but I KNOW those pimples.

Except for the first infection in 2007 (which came after a mosquito bite), none of these infections have been preceded by a break in the skin. From out of nowhere a pimple would pop up that turned out to be MRSA. My hygiene is fine - no other family members have been infected. After the infections, I used Hibiclens, Borax on my clothes, etc. But 9 mo... read more

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My parents both have mrsa bumps.
Posted by Jacob
Last Reply June 19, 2015 at 14:57
Started June 19, 2015 at 06:04
My dad got it first, after a while it went away. But now he has
another bump below the first one on his abdomen. My mom has also got
it in the same place now. It seems pretty bad and our house isn't the
cleanest place. I have an ear infection that I hope isn't that, I
don't know if it can even go in your ear. However my ear is getting
better after 4 days of taking antibiotics the doctor said my ear drum
busted. The weird thing is I only had an ear infection for a day or 2
before that. My mom is going to the doctor tomorrow, I hope they get

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mrsa and sex
Posted by michael d
Last Reply June 18, 2015 at 09:57
Started March 26, 2008 at 16:45
I had sex with a woman who has MRSA a year ago. Intercourse, Kissing etc.etc.... I have not exhibited any infections, breakouts or anything that looks like the photos ON THE internet.I Should have myself tested. I know.If you were me would you refrain from any future encounters with this particular woman or any other woman, until I HAVE been tested.ANY info regardind this is appreciated. THANX

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I kill mrsa with Rexall chest rub.
Posted by Brian KC Mo
Last Reply June 18, 2015 at 04:12
Started June 17, 2015 at 23:17
I have had mrsa problems for years 7 years or so. I even got septic
mrsa and mrsa attacked my aorta valve and I now have a mechanical
valve and a pace maker. that took place in 2010. Since then I was
still getting periodic mrsa sores in my nose every 3 months or so.
After the sore got very bad (hoping it would fix itself and go away) I
would end up having to take antibiotics everytime and it would get
better and go away. But about 12 months ago. I had a mrsa sore in my
nose and i was sick like sinuses at the same time and I would rub
rexall medicated chest rub in my nose to help me breathe better at
night and 2 days later the sore was gone. I was shocked and have been
using it daily with no occurrences in the last year. This is just my
experience. I took an insane amount of almost experimental antibiotics
to end my sepsis and i absolutely hate taking antibiotics, so this is
a blessing for me. I have read that camphor kills bacteria and I think
thats what... read more

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MRSA in siuses
Posted by Donna
Last Reply June 18, 2015 at 03:48
Started October 9, 2006 at 21:33
I was wondering if there is anyone out there that has mrsa of the sinuses most of the people on this site seem to have the skin type. I have been dealing with this for over a year and have had one sinus surgery and done a 5 week course of vancomycin neither of which helped. If there is anyone out there that has a similar situation I would love to hear about it.

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oregoano,tea tree and eucalyptus
Posted by mike
Last Reply June 17, 2015 at 19:56
Started May 5, 2013 at 22:31
there was a post a whike back
(can't fid it)

the woman said she uses these 3 oils on her young child and cured the infection.she said it is imperitiave to only wear clothing once and wash the clothes in pinesol oil specifically .i have been using tea tree for a while ean it does counter and slowly cure the mrsa.
but these 3 oils used together is very effective.after adding eucalytus oil the mrsa clears up very quickly.the tea-oregano improve daily ,incrementally but adding the eucalytus speeded up the healing 4-5 times faster.but she is correct you must wear clothing only once.
anyone with topical infection and cellulitis will be amazed.coupled with the garlic bath for internal cleaning, mrsa can in fact be cured.


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Can pets be treated with Garlic bath?
Posted by Tana
Last Reply June 16, 2015 at 02:50
Started June 16, 2015 at 01:31
Hi, I was wondering if Dogs and Cats can be treated with Garlic Baths
as well for Staph/MRSA infections? Wondering if it is safe for them
as I know some things are not good for pets?

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MRSA in lungs?
Posted by Bret
Last Reply June 11, 2015 at 14:43
Started April 20, 2015 at 06:13
Does anyone have advice on how to get rid of MRSA in lungs? I have
had this ongoing for a long time. HAve been on lots of Bactrim and
Doxy but it keeps coming back and has spread systemtically to hands
and also up into sinuses, eyes and ears. can anyone recommmend
alternative treatments or anything that nay help. Very desperate to
get rid of this. Have been very sick, unable to work, and bed-ridden
for way to long. Doctors not so helpful.

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Please help!> Levaquin + ?
Posted by Rick
Last Reply June 11, 2015 at 14:40
Started June 11, 2015 at 03:23
Does anyone know if Levaquin + Bactrim toether for MRSA is more
effective than Levaquin alone?

How about Levaquin and Rifampin?

Please help, bad MRSA here, Not getting an awful lot of help from

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MRSA and Tonsiliths
Posted by Jeff
Last Reply June 7, 2015 at 04:37
Started June 7, 2015 at 04:37
Hi all,

I was diagnosed with MRSA of the throat roughly 5 years ago. It came on roughly a week
after I was diagnosed with mononucleosis, and a few days after I was hit with the flu. So
my immune system was pretty susceptible.

5 years later, I still have two or three small holes in the back of my throat that
occasionally fill with a solid-puss like substance and eventually "fall out" out.
Presumably I swallow these mostly, but when I have been able to spit them out, they
have a very strong sulfur smell.

Also after my spout of illness, I react badly to heavy dairy (Milkshakes are bad, cheese is
fine) and any amount of gluten.

I am also plagued with brain fog and cognitive issues like word recall and concentration.

Has anyone else had similar symptoms? Or better yet found any sort of solution?

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Can sudden/acute stress result in an outbreak?
Posted by Stephen
Last Reply June 6, 2015 at 15:39
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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