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How do you know if MRSA has entered your blood
Posted by Scrared Silly
Last Reply January 29, 2016 at 01:40
Started November 9, 2006 at 04:17
Does anyone know how you know if MRSA has entered into your blood stream? I am so concerned about this stuff so much differnt info. going in every direction, I am scared myself and both of my children daughter 23 mths old and son 5 mths old have been effected on and off sense July 2006. Doctors act as if MRSA is nothing to worry about, just no big deal. I guess until it hits them or one of their family members, huh. How does the doctors no get it dealing with so many people who have MRSA. I am really wanting to know if anyone has MRSA in their blood stream and how you know if it's there and if the effects are any different. Someone please reply:( I am so worried for my children. God Bless

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mrsa
Posted by mandy
Last Reply January 22, 2016 at 14:58
Started October 20, 2004 at 07:03
HI ALL, I HAD MRSA IN MY LEG,THEY THOUGHT IT WAS A SPIDER BITE.I DONT KNOW HOW I GOT IT. I HAD NO SURERYS OR WOUNDS.AFTER MANY SORES THE DOCTORS SWAPPED A DRAINING SORE AND TOLD ME I HAD MRSA.I AM ON RIFAMPIN AND BATRIM COMBO ALSO USING BATRIM CREAM ON SORES AND IN MY NOSE TO KILL THE STAPH.THE DOCTOR ADVISED ME NOT TO SHARE SOAP,TOWELS,USE BLEACH AND CLEAN SHOWERS/TOLITS DAILY,ALSO WASH ALL MY CLOTHES ASAP AFTER REMOVING.UPON FOLLOWING HER ORDERS AND MAKING SURE I DID NOT GO BACK TO WERE I THINK I PICKED IT UP AND NOW 6 MONTHS LATER IT SEEMS TO BE GONE, YES GONE.I ALSO FEEL ALOT BETTER.PLEASE DONT GIVE UP!TAKE ALL YOUR MEDICANES,WASH EVERYTHING,CLEAN EVERYTHING WITH BLEACH EVEN DOORKNOBS,SINKS,SPRAY LYSOL SPRAY ON SURFACES AND TREAT YOURSELF LIKE YOU ARE CONTAGIOUS,WHEN YOU SIT ON THE COUCH SPRAY WITH LYSOL WHEN YOU GET UP,AFTER YOU SHOWER,USE RESTROOM CLEAN AND WIPE DOWN WITH BLEACH,WASH YOUR HANDS,USE TONS OF LOTION SO THERE ARE NO CRACKS OR OPENINGS IN YOUR SKIN.ITS ALOT OF WORK... read more

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How do I clean makeup after having MRSA
Posted by Nicole
Last Reply January 22, 2016
Started January 22, 2016
Hi I need some advice on how to clean make up after having MRSA. So far
I have thrown out and replaced $300 dollars worth of makeup but some of
it can not be replaced and I can't afford to repurchase any more. Do you
have any tips for cleaning what I still have to prevent reinfection.
What are the chances of reinfection? Things like eye shadows I did not
replace since they were not used on top of any acne scabs or open wounds
but I still would like to disinfect them somehow if possible. Thank you

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Post effects: Fever/itching
Posted by Dawn
Last Reply January 20, 2016 at 19:54
Started December 14, 2015 at 23:38
I was treated for MRSA with Vancomycin through a PICC line twice a day for six
weeks. I then had a "washout" on my titanium hardware from a several level
lumbar fusion with instrumentation. The follow up plan was to be treated with
doxycycline for six months however I began to itch. I was switched to bactrim
and the itching returned. The interesting part of this story is I've taken both of
these medications before and never had one issue. I also began to itch towards
the end of my vancomycin treatment but it was tolerable. I itch but there is no
rash, the itching is all over and is so severe at times I have anxiety. I'm off
antibiotics and still itch, run fevers, and suffer from severe fatigue. Help?

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gentian violet for mrsa sores
Posted by ruth
Last Reply January 20, 2016 at 06:42
Started May 14, 2008 at 17:14
The efficacy of gentian violet (Gv) in eradicating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in decubitus ulcers was investigated. Decubitus ulcers were scrubbed with Gv aqueous solution 0.1% and ointment containing Gv 0.1% was applied daily. MRSA was not detected in these lesions for 3-34 days (average, 10.5 +/- 2.5 days) after the application of Gv ointment. Before this trial, all patients were treated with povidone-iodine and antibiotics; however, those treatments were not effective in eradicating MRSA from skin lesions. Skin irritation and other systemic side effects caused by Gv were not observed. Our data suggest that Gv is a useful agent for treatment of the decubitus ulcers infected with MRSA. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrezcmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=8586792&dopt=Abstract

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Where can I get Vancomycin IV?
Posted by Rob
Last Reply January 17, 2016 at 14:28
Started January 9, 2016 at 08:52
I have been trying to get on Vancomycin for my MRSA infection but
none of the doctors will give it to me. I don't know why doctors are
such assholes about it. It doesn't visually look bad enough for them
even though it's completely destroying me. None of the oral
antibiotics are strong enough to get rid of it. Like hell I'm going
to live with this. I was thinking of going to India but I don't know
how easily they will give it to me. I know some lyme sufferers manage
to get their hands on a similar kind of meds and give themselves the
IV.

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Observations about MRSA
Posted by InArizona
Last Reply January 17, 2016 at 13:57
Started September 5, 2009 at 19:52
Here are a few observations I've noticed:

A boil will form and it feels like something is 'digging' in the infected area, like the
body is rejecting a hard particle. Then when the boil erupts there is this super-bright
green pus glob that doesn't look like normal pus. It tends to stay intact even when
pressure is applied to it. After that bright-green glob comes out, the boil starts to heal
rapidly and recovery starts--usually within the hour, the fever breaks.

I've had a few outbreaks within the past month and every one has had these weird
super-bright dayglow green pus globs. Before I started the antibiotics, I even had
bright green mucus coming out when I would blow my nose and I could smell the
infection colonizing in my nose. I've learned not to disturb the nose during those times
by not blowing too hard or picking at any hardened mucus on the interior.

I had noticed that eating raw garlic helps with the infection and seems to speed up
healing. I rea... read more

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natural remedies that DID NOT WORK?
Posted by Synergy
Last Reply January 16, 2016 at 18:41
Started January 16, 2016 at 18:41
Anyone here try natural remedies that DID NOT WORK? There are a huge amount of opinions and disagreements, including among some medical doctors and chiropractors on what to do about curing mrsa, and for protecting others from its contagion. Nobody has the ultimate solution. At this forum most people write desperately, wanting to know what to do. A few tout special honey and special garlic, and swear these remedies either help or cure mrsa. Has anyone here actually with mrsa tried the honey/garlic approach where this DID NOT WORK? This is important to know.


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The right kind of gatlic for winter
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply January 16, 2016
Started January 16, 2016
Where can you get the right kind of garlic in the winter and spring when farmers markets are closed and growers are sold out?

The best solution would be to grow your own garlic and grow varieties that will store through winter and into spring and still be good. If you can't get the long storing varieties but grow shorter storing ones, you can dehydrate some of them when they are good and firm and convert them into garlic powder which will last for years without refrigeration.

If you can't grow your own garlic, you can buy some powdered garlic and use it just as effectively. You can test powdered garlic to see if it is good by taking a few grains and placing them on your tongue; if it tastes hot and burns your tongue, it is good garlic but if it tastes flavorful but does not burn, the garlic powder is not good and will not work. If it doesn't burn, it doesn't work. That applies to fresh garlic also.

It is the allicin which causes the burn so if it doesn't burn, it has... read more

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MRSA in joints
Posted by Dolores
Last Reply January 12, 2016 at 16:55
Started November 20, 2005 at 15:33
I am beginning to believe you aren't required to break the skin to contract MRSA. I am not a medical professional but I have done a lot of research on MRSA among other things.
And I have come across several cases where people contracted MRSA by merely bumping an area. I know there are warnings on pressure washing equipment that states if you shoot the water over your fingertips it will inject the germs on your fingers into your skin from the pressure (without ever breaking the skin).
So I wonder just how much pressure is required to do this? I have read cases of people bumping their elbow in a shower, or falling onto a hip or knee.And even stubbing their toe in a swimming pool. The joint areas seem to be highly susceptible. Nobody seems to know if the MRSA originated on the surface of the object they bumped, or their skin. My boyfriends elbow swelled to the size of a loaf of bread while in the hospital. He was sent home anyway and days later developed an abcess at an injection si... read more

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MRSA Nodules Under Skin - New Disaster
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply January 12, 2016 at 08:40
Started February 8, 2007 at 19:14
I swear at this moment I can not breathe. Sobbing...

It was some time back when there was discussion here, can’t remember exactly where (which topic) but it was about these nodules that seem to lay in wait just there under the skin (speaking of perineum lesions close to surgical incision site). They don’t progress to full blown boil stage, although in what seems like cycles these nodules will flare and become a bit swollen making you think about another outbreak coming on. When this is noticed, I start back up with Phisohex wash and layer of Bactroban every day. I do try not to over use these products. After this treatment, maybe two/three days, things ease off. But these two nodules have stayed. Others talked of similar under the skin nodules. Seems they are under the skin maybe ¼ - ½ inch deep within soft tissue. I wanted to believe they would be absorbed. One nodule on right side is exactly a ruler line across from one on left side. Seems obvious to me at some poin... read more

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MRSA in Daycare
Posted by Daisy
Last Reply January 8, 2016 at 07:20
Started September 29, 2015 at 13:55
I am fairly certain I contracted MRSA 2.5 yrs ago from a daycare child in my care.
I bandaged wounds on his infected fingers, perhaps forgetting gloves, and since I
have severe hand eczema, voila...two months later a small abscess appeared on
my arm. Ever since, I have experienced small boils about one per month, or two
every other month, mainly in my perineum area, and maybe 6 on my hands; over
these past two years a total of probably 18 small boils. Normally I do nothing but
apply tea tree oil. They go away easily on their own and if they burst, I take great
care.
I suspected staph after that first boil appeared, but it was pretty much confirmed
six months later when my small son developed a similar boil near a burn he had,
which we had lanced and cultured to be MRSA positive. He was treated with
Bactrim, and a few months later his Pedi. did a nasal swab which came back
negative for him. He has not had a boil since or any additional signs of MRSA.
M... read more

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The shame of MRSA
Posted by Nancy R
Last Reply January 8, 2016 at 06:50
Started November 20, 2009 at 01:43
I don't know if this is a problem for some of you, but I know it was very difficult for me when I was MRSA positive a few years ago. I felt obligated to be proactive when folks wanted to shake hands or hug me. Since I had HA MRSA, I didn't have lesions to have to explain, but I was so worried that I'd somehow pass the infection on to people I loved.

In particular, since I was in a wheelchair and hip to leg cast for so long, I couldn't go to my hairdresser for cuts and color. She, however, came to me. I will always love her for her kindness and sensitivity. She knew it was important to me to look as good as I could, so she would come to my house on Sunday to give me a cut as needed.

By fully disclosing my condition to her, she became educated and learned what she needed to do to protect herself. Happily, she never became infected, so I think we did things properly.

I would imagine for those folks in dating situations with CA MRSA lesions and scars, this would make you really... read more

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my mrsa cause A fib
Posted by mike
Last Reply January 8, 2016
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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Garlic with Bob Anderson
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply January 4, 2016 at 18:41
Started January 10, 2010 at 16:34

To the forum…

As I mentioned some time back, I’d be putting up information concerning garlic… finally it’s up. As you all know I’m very selective and after much research I believe I’ve found a very good source and unique perspective concerning garlic to share with all of you.

You can find a portion of this interesting and educational write up on http://webpages.charter.net/mrsa.america_beyond/index.html under the drop down menu top right entitled ‘Supplements’.

I’d also like to introduce this document’s author to forum – Mr. Bob Anderson will be coming onto forum to assist us in learning all we can concerning the properties of garlic.

Please help him to feel at home. Ask the million questions.

ladyk

Welcome Bob!


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Anyone who honey/garlic did not work?
Posted by Marian
Last Reply December 29, 2015 at 20:21
Started December 28, 2015 at 03:59
I see several posts from people here who say a form of honey and irradiated garlic work. I wonder if they clear up the mrsa, or just perhaps alleviate pain for a while. Is anyone here who tried these remedies without success? Personally, I find this information very hard to believe, although I do acknowledge that some home remedies work for some things, but probably not mrsa.

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Trying agan to post
Posted by Marian
Last Reply December 28, 2015 at 14:02
Started December 28, 2015 at 03:34
A friend started chemo 6 weeks ago. She had some kind of undiagnosed infection in her system when the docs started the chemo. She has stage 3 cancer. Now she has been diagnosed with mrsa. She is an alternative health extremist. That's what I call it, anyway. She is not cooperating with her doctor about the mrsa. We practice music with people once a week at one musicians home, and the friend and I play music at my home once a week. I am working on finding a coffee house to play in weekly for background music The research I've done -- is this true? -- is that mrsa carriers can go to public venues. My friend claims that the infection is now two lesions, one small and one large. Four days later, she wants to come back to practice in 3 days. I told her I want to wait another week to think it over. Personally, I do not feel safe going to a home, or having her in my home. She got evicted from her room in a person's home because of the mrsa. obviously my dear friend's life is in a ... read more

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can a M.R.S.A. staph carrier get disability?
Posted by Jay Hamilton
Last Reply December 28, 2015 at 05:11
Started December 28, 2007 at 09:17
I'm writing this to let people know more about this fatal bacterial infection. I know to some it's just bothersome, but 3 Years ago. I was diagnosed with staph in arm close to my wrist. within two weeks it traveled to my nose, but went away in my arm. Unfortunately once staph enters your nose there it will stay. Even if you get better. It's very hard to get rid of. And yet again before I started to feel like my old self. It came back. This time it was diagnosed mrsa staph. I was told while i had these constant outbreaks I was not going to be able to work, This it won't go away so i've been sitting here with a 6month old child which i love dearly and my soon to be wife (when we can afford to get married) for 3 months without a check of any kind. After seeing a ears,nose,and throat specialist. I was even more upset.He was the one that informed me i could get rid of the mrsa staph bacteria in my nose. He went to tell me many people carry the mrsa or common staph bacteria in there nose,... read more

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apple cider vinegar
Posted by mike
Last Reply December 26, 2015 at 07:37
Started November 19, 2013 at 20:06

i have a allicin/garlci resistant straight of mrsa so i cant use bob anderson's allicin cure(it does work on normal mrsa).

i have recently found that raw ,unfiltered apple cider vinegar will kill mrsa skin infections. if the mrsa is deeper in your tissue, one still needs to use tea tree oil as this oil will penetrate into the deeper layers of skin.

it sounds so simple but it is true. ACV has layer of "mothering" in it(so it must be unflitered and unheated aple cider vinegar as the heat kill the mothering).
the "mothering" is mde up of amino acids and these kill the mrsa. it also seems to work after it is dry to help stop reinfection. tea tree oil sems to work for 10 minutes or so and then lose it powers.

bob andersons allicin baths "saved" my life 6 months ago but with the allicin resistant strain i was in a bind until the ACV cure .

mike



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Spread through sex?
Posted by Joseph
Last Reply December 22, 2015 at 19:17
Started December 9, 2015 at 18:55
My girlfriend of 6 months had MRSA years
back as a young child, but its been years
since she had an infection. Am I at risk
for contracting MRSA if we have
unprotected sex (oral or intercourse)?
What about protected sex?

That ks,
Joe

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