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MRSA Blood level
Posted by Keith
Last Reply August 19, 2005
Started August 18, 2005
Does anybody know what the normal (if any) MRSA level in the blood stream is?

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Posted by Sue
Last Reply August 17, 2005 at 17:28
Started August 3, 2005 at 21:28
ARGGG!!!! I thought I had finally licked this thing, but I haven't. I developed yet another infection a couple of days ago. Last round I developed an alergy to Bactrim (which seemed to be helping) so my doctor put me on Tetracycline this time around. Anyone have any luck on this?

I'm going to an infectious disease doctor next week. It's never gotten serious, but I've been battling skin infections for a couple of months now.

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Posted by Gina
Last Reply August 16, 2005 at 06:46
Started February 10, 2005 at 17:35
I've read a few times about 3 oils that kill MRSA instantly. I've yet to find the oils identified. Does anyone know what the 3 essential oils are?

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Tony Field is coming to America
Posted by Denise
Last Reply August 14, 2005 at 16:51
Started July 1, 2005 at 14:35
Tonight I will be hosting a silent auction in NY to help raise funds to create a documentary of Tony & Barbara's efforts in the USA. It is our goal to focus on this as a global issue and to help each other in the battle against MRSA. I'd like to ask for your prayers for our success in making a difference in this, that our efforts will reach many and help to make the changes that are necessary to save lives and limbs.

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MRSA Support USA/Canada
Posted by Denise
Last Reply August 14, 2005 at 03:42
Started August 14, 2005 at 03:42
Hi, everyone! The countdown is on for Tony Field, Chairperson and Founder of the MRSA Support Group UK, to arrive in our country. He will be travelling to various locations in our nation to help bring attention to MRSA as a global issue. The itinerary for his trip is posted at Just look under the Calendar tab to see what is happening! NINE DAYS UNTIL THE FIELDS ARRIVE!!!

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what companies are looking for new antibiotics
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Last Reply August 4, 2005 at 02:33
Started August 1, 2005 at 18:41
what government agencies or biotech/pharmaceutical companies are running research programmes looking for new anti-biotics? is there a list of them anywhere?


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MRSA possibly living in body tissues?
Posted by Darla
Last Reply August 2, 2005 at 08:50
Started August 1, 2005 at 20:00
Understand the logic of "air-borne" transmittal, but I have been fighting this for almost a year now, and all cultures of skin, nasal passages, vagina, rectum, you name it, have tested negative for colonization.

I am working with a medical doctor/researcher at Emory in Atlanta as of last infection three weeks ago and undergoing voluminous blood tests (MRSA not present in blood -- but looking at complements, proteins, etc. that are not within normal range).

Testing theory started by my OB/GYN that infection IS (despite prior medical consensus to contrary) able to live within the body, perhaps endocrine system and effectively "hide" from antibiotics.

Does anyone else have any comments re this idea? Would appreciate any advice/comments. Have tried IV vancomycin, rifampin, zyvox, herbal treatments, vitamin therapy, variety of other antibiotics - to no avail. Infection has become debilitating at times, but for some reason even as it has invaded muscle tissue, it has nev... read more

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Posted by RG
Last Reply August 1, 2005 at 08:56
Started July 21, 2005 at 19:05
After a MRSA outbreak and vencomycin treatment, do you know whether MRSA takes other forms?? Such as looking like a rash or hives?

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Do I have it?
Posted by Anna
Last Reply August 1, 2005 at 08:42
Started July 30, 2005 at 20:39

I visited someone in the hospital about a week ago and I touched the area around her wound with my bare hands. I washed my hands after that and I disinfected them; after a few days I found out that that was an mrsa wound... Can I be infected? Please advise!

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Posted by Kiteman
Last Reply July 18, 2005 at 23:57
Started July 12, 2005 at 22:12
Please be advised;

The individual posting as "Dr Ese Callum" is not a doctor, and actively promotes dangerous or harmful procedures. He has promoted the drinking of [toxic] colloidal silver as a cure for bacterial infection, the application of electric fields to cure all forms of cancer [which he also claims are also all caused by the same micro-organism found only on the Asian sub-continent], and the direct application of high levels of ozone to open wounds to speed healing [high levels of ozone are actually corrosive to flesh].

I understand that you do not know me, or have any reason to believe me, but please heed this warning. "ese callum" (*not* a doctor of any sort) has been reprimanded on the BBC boards for making these kinds of dangerous claims.

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support group
Posted by Denise
Last Reply July 6, 2005 at 18:55
Started June 15, 2005 at 12:48
Is there any interest in starting a support group in the USA and Canada, similar to the group in the UK? If you do not wish to post, please contact me at Any thoughts or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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MRSA: new research findings.
Posted by Robert G. Wood-Smith & Partners.
Last Reply July 6, 2005 at 13:36
Started July 6, 2005 at 13:36
Ten years research ~ concerning the reasons why DNA will in certain circumstances propagate 'abnormal' genes, chromosomes, RNA, proteins and cells (matters the Partners now understand in detail)~ throws light on the reasons why new hospital infections (abnormal bacteria) are forming: one such infection is MRSA. Given such an understanding, it would appear probable those infected can be treated with success.

In the 'background to the above statment' ~ relating to AIDS, there has been a successful clinical trial, knowledge of which has been suppressed under the influence of a powerful vested interest. Cancers can and have been treated with success rates of 90% to 95% ~ but who will listen to the underlying science which supports such results? A Motor Neurone Disease Research Study, advocated by a respected European professor in the field of medical research, produced positive remedial benefits for the patients: publication has been hampered due to an illogical lack of co-operati... read more

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Information on MRSA
Posted by Bill R.
Last Reply July 5, 2005 at 23:57
Started June 24, 2005 at 02:36
I have read a lot of comments saying people can't get enough information on MRSA and as a retired microbiologist I am perplexed about that. I just did a quick search with with the string "What is MRSA" and found a lot of authoritative information from US and UK. Am I missing what peolpe are looking for??

Another thing I have noted is that people feel there is not enough visibility re: MRSA and superbug infection - here I agree and I was wondering if this group could take on the creation of a universal symbol designating superbugs and perhaps a differentiation for - "deaths by superbug" and "survived superbug infection". The more visible such a symbol would become, the less likely it would be to sweep the MRSA problem under the rug!

I have a little cartoon superbug that says:

"Before the evening sun turns red another 22 Canadians from superbug infections will be dead". That makes an impression on people - (for US it would be 110)

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grocery stores
Posted by Bruce
Last Reply July 4, 2005 at 19:37
Started June 15, 2005 at 13:00
I work at a grocery store in so. cal and I have msra. I keep myself extreamlly clean and I have very few break outs when i do they don't break the surface anymore they just form a lump under the skin. I hate have to take all those stupid little store cards all day, because all I can think about is what bacteria or germs are on them. So I keep a bottle of hand snitizer in my pocket, it may not help I don't know , but I guess its like a security blanket. I think they should do away with those cards, because I handle probably 500 a day sometimes. I'm almost positive that I contracted MRSA from my girlfriend, and guess what people it is SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED!!!!

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Thanks for the prayers!
Posted by Denise
Last Reply July 4, 2005 at 03:22
Started July 3, 2005 at 17:23
I wanted to thank everyone who offered at prayer for our fundraiser Friday evening. It was a great success and we got a lot of information out about MRSA. Everyone seemed to have a good time, too!
All proceeds from the evening will be used to fund a documentary about MRSA. Let's hope it reaches many and helps to make a difference! Thanks!

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How does MRSA lead to death?
Posted by Angie
Last Reply June 24, 2005 at 12:58
Started June 22, 2005 at 21:08
Almost everyone in my immediate family has been diagnosed with MRSA. I am currently on antibiotics, but my fiance has no health insurance and cannot afford to get treatment. My daughter has also been seen and her skin was cultured and diagnosed positive for MRSA but the doctor just told me to keep a watch out for boils and absesses. For now, there's no agressive treatment. My question is: What are the possibilities of MRSA leading to serious complications or death? And can we reinfect each other if my fiance is not on treatment, even if he hasn't had an outbreak? I also heard that MRSA is transmitted through close contact. Does this mean I am at risk every time we have sex? I need answers.

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Tony Field is coming to USA
Posted by Denise
Last Reply June 22, 2005 at 13:56
Started June 22, 2005 at 13:56
Tony & Barbara Field will be in our country to help join forces with us in the battle against MRSA. We are making a documentary of this trip. Our goal is to provide visual educational information about the enormity of this issue in our world and the efforts Tony and others are making to make a difference. For those who would like to consider telling their story, please e-mail me at I will post Tony's itinerary as soon as all plans are finalized.

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MRSA and pnuemonia
Posted by Chris
Last Reply June 18, 2005 at 14:46
Started June 17, 2005 at 17:11
My mother has been diagnosed with MRSA after 3 bouts with pneumonia. She has had a bronchia-scope and sputum tests. The pulmonary doctor found that Doxcycline will stop it for a while only for it to occur again. They are now talking about putting her on a low dose of antibiotics forever to keep it at bay. I know there has to be another alternative. Does anyone have an answer? You may contact my mother at or me at

Thank you,

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Posted by Grace
Last Reply June 17, 2005 at 19:41
Started May 16, 2005 at 19:03
If my daughter has MRSA & is on an antibiodic (CIPRO) will that clear up her infection?? Will she get it again?? I am having trouble getting answers from her physician.

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Abdominal Wound MRSA
Posted by melissa
Last Reply May 31, 2005 at 12:59
Started May 31, 2005 at 03:37
It has now been 5 months now since I was told I had MRSA..I had the pic-line with vanc for about 4 weeks, then clinamycin for 20 days. my Dr. did 4 CT scans on me and says it looks like the MRSA is not infecting me any more. I have been back to work and feeling great for a couple months now. I really do hop this is over for me, i feel great now and show no signs of MRSA. I do wonder if I could get it again in other areas since I have had it all ready, I have heard you allways have the MRSA it just goes colenized or dorment. I don't know much about it. i have noticed one change in my body since the treatments, my kidneys do not seem to work the same, I do not urinate as often as I had, and have felt to have had infection at times, maybe it has nothing to do with the other, but I know the antibiotics are hard on the kidneys.

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