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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.

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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

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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 on Scalp and Hair Loss??
Posted by Fleur
Last Reply January 10, 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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Posted by KARENG
Last Reply January 8, 2016 at 13:27
Started January 8, 2016

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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
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.


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MRSA IN Abdominal
Posted by Melissa
Last Reply January 6, 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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What I did
Posted by Rebecca
Last Reply January 4, 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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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 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.


Welcome Bob!

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MRSA affecting the fingernails?
Posted by Janet G
Last Reply January 4, 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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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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