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MRSA and toddler
Posted by Lindsay
Last Reply December 8, 2015 at 15:15
Started December 8, 2015 at 15:15
Hello! My 1 year old got a MRSA infection in her diaper area. She had small little zit-like
bumps as well as boils. I treated her boils and zits with tiny amounts of essential oils
(diluted, and be careful to read up on which ones to use and how much - also test the
oil on the child's skin before using). The oils were effective in ridding her of the
individual spots that were treated, but were not successful completely ridding her of
subsequent infections. What DID work, was I had an elderly woman told me to put her
effected area in the sun. As crazy as it sounds, I had my daughter lie out in direct
sunlight without diaper/underwear for about 20 minutes - I did this for about a week
(maybe slightly longer). We have not had any infection since, and it has been about 7
months. I believe that the sunlight, which naturally kills bacteria, decolonized her
infected area. I hope this helps someone, because I know that it was terrible for us.

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Hi, new here
Posted by Karen
Last Reply November 29, 2015 at 03:27
Started November 27, 2015 at 20:09
Hi everyone, I've been reading all of the helpful posts this
morning and thought I would post my story seeking help/feedback/
guidance.

Two weeks ago I went to an urgent care center for painful bumps on
my leg and was prescribed a topical treatment called Bactroban.
When my condition hadn't improved 4 days later, I went to the
dermatologist and they said I had a bad infection. They
prescribed me Bactrim and took a culture. After 2 days on the
Bactrim, I saw no improvement and was having difficulty walking
from the painful abscesses. I went to the hospital and they
drained the abscesses and gave me 2 doses of IV Vancomycin. It
appeared not to stop the infection (the culture later gave me
vanco-resistant), so they put me back on Bactrim. First 1 pill
and then 2, which I've been on for 6 days now. I have a follow-up
with my primary care doctor in 3 days, but I can tell I have a new
painful bump forming. Has anyone experienced new bumps during
Ba... read more

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Monoclonal Antibody
Posted by JH
Last Reply November 27, 2015 at 14:21
Started October 28, 2015 at 22:39
Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone had any updated information on the progress
of Monoclonal Antibody research against MRSA. I came up on this old
article on a google search. Most of the articles that pertain to this
was from 2011. The article talks about a company called Allopexx and
seemed exciting in its potential, but I could not find anymore recent
articles. Which leads me to think the research was a dead end and
fizzled out. I so hope that is not the case and if anyone has any
updated information, I would love to hear from you.

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Happy Thanksgiving to all
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply November 26, 2015 at 02:47
Started November 26, 2015 at 01:18
Happy thanksgiving to all. I am thankful for being alive and healthy.

Good luck to you all.

Bob


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MRSA/shoulder pain
Posted by Jennifer
Last Reply November 25, 2015 at 01:48
Started October 31, 2015 at 15:05
I just had my seventh attack of MRSA on the back of my head, this time it wasn't quite a
lesion, it was a abscess under the skin, almost the size of a golf ball. Unfortunately, i'm
resistant to everything but Vanco and Septra. I got a picc inserted last week (bc my veins
kept collapsing) and continued my Vanco treatments twice a day for the last week and a
half. My levels were overly good, but I get Redman's (a reaction to the meds that causes
uncontrollable itching), so I would have had to sit an extra two hours a day at the IV clinic,
on top of the four I was already spending. They decided to put me back on oral medication
because of this reason. A few days after I got my picc, my shoulder started "aching". It was
almost like I had pulled something in and around my neck, shoulder, and arm. The best way
I can explain it is that it feels "frozen". I was really alarmed and was given an ultrasound to
check to blood clots. Nothing. I got them to pull it out because ... read more

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does bactrim work on mrsa
Posted by Hope
Last Reply November 8, 2015 at 14:55
Started November 3, 2007 at 22:25
I was told on Sept 4 that I had Cellulitis caused by mrsa.Is this harder or just as hard to get rid of?They only have me on Bactrim right now,I can't get in to see a IDD until January.


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blue light therapy
Posted by JH
Last Reply November 1, 2015 at 20:52
Started October 31, 2015 at 18:38
I have heard that Blue light at a upper 400s nm wavelength kills MRSA.
Has anyone tried or heard of anyone using blue light as an actual
therapy to treating MRSA? And does it work?

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I have a question about Mrsa
Posted by Steven
Last Reply November 1, 2015 at 19:52
Started November 1, 2015 at 19:52
If I had a wound that has Mrsa in it and the wound has closed up and not open
anymore can it still be spread to other people

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HELP. MRSA, Poor, allergic to antibiotics!
Posted by Revenwyn
Last Reply November 1, 2015 at 13:09
Started October 13, 2015 at 09:50
I'm a 32 year old woman. I'm not overweight, I don't smoke, do drugs or drink alcohol. I do have a weakness for soda though.

I believe I acquired MRSA a couple of months ago. My husband had acute renal failure (he has lupus) was transferred to a hospital an hour away from where we live. Neither one of us drive, so I stayed up there at the hospital with him. I had a good two weeks to acquire the bug. While the hospital cleaning staff were meticulous about wiping his tray, changing his bedding, etc. not once did they do mine.

Last month, shortly after my period ended, I noticed a boil on my groin. I figured the area was sore from my pad rubbing against it. Two days later I was running 99.5 temperature, which for me is high since I normally run between 96.8 and 97.3.I went to the doctor, she didn't lance it. She asked for my drug allergies. I already knew I was allergic to Augmentin. She prescribed me Bactrim. I couldn't breathe after taking one dose. My birth mother told me tha... read more

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Is this normal ?
Posted by Beth
Last Reply November 1, 2015 at 08:00
Started November 1, 2015 at 08:00
Is it normal to have MRSA a lot of different ways? Swab was done on face but
now I have a sore on foot and horrible toenails growing to my toes . Does it mean
it's everywhere in my body?

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MRSA and sudden weight gain
Posted by Beth
Last Reply October 31, 2015 at 13:45
Started October 31, 2015 at 10:40
My husbands Appendix
Burst a little over a year ago. He had MRSA in his wound. I found out I have it
2montha ago . I had a sore on my face for 9 months. The dr told me I'd had MRSA
for a long time but wouldn't say how long. I have a sore on the bottom of my foot,
same foot is swollen up to my but . The same but cheek has a constant muscle
ache . I also had little sores all over . They just popped up by themselves. I'm on
my 3 rd round of antibiotics ( in 2 months) . And the month before I was
diagnosed I had hives on my whole body. I've also gained 20 lbs . 5 of it in the last
2 dYs . I feel like my whole body's shutting down . I don't have insurance and a dr
told me he can't do anything because it's just a common thing another said its
high blood pressure that's making me swell and tingle. It was 138 over 86 . I live
in a rural area. Should I go to a city with better Drs and what's up with my weight
? Thanks for any help

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Need some answers on mrsa
Posted by Jennifer
Last Reply October 27, 2015 at 22:52
Started September 29, 2015 at 12:16
My name is Jennifer and when I was 25 I was diagnosed with a brain tumor! I'm
now 45! It was not malignant but still a growing tumor. Had it operated on in 95
was not able to remove it. Had it operated on 11 years later cause it had gotten
large enough it was putting pressure on my eyes and other things! That was
2006! I got mrsa during that procedure supposedly killed it with antibiotics but
then in 2014 learned that I had mrsa in my skull. It had been there for 7 years
eating at my skull! Doctor said my skull was like soup when he went to remove it!
Then Jan 2015 I had a plate put in! Now I'm having problems with my back from
the bottom of my skull all the way down to my tail bone! It has been bothering me
for over a month to the point I can't hardly work. I'm a hairdresser so I stand all
day and stoop over a shampoo bowl which I thought that might be it! But I've
never had this much pain in my back before. I was wondering if it is at all possible
that it c... read more

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Abscesses in leg possible mrsa?
Posted by Jorge
Last Reply October 27, 2015 at 22:37
Started October 9, 2015 at 06:04
Hello

I got a rash on my leg and I started
scratching it and multiple abscesses
spopped up. I am at the hospital
right now. They don't have a
diagnosis just yet.

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HIBICLENS TO THE RESCUE
Posted by Joseph
Last Reply October 27, 2015 at 22:30
Started November 24, 2008 at 23:27
Three days ago I have noticed a small itchy red spot on my leg about an inch from the spot where I had my second Mrsa infection that required surgery. A few hours later that red spot started to grow a little bigger.Now having rememberd that this is how the previous Mrsa infections started to develop and not knowing where this small itchy spot going to lead I took no chance.I soaked a small paper towel in Hibiclens and rubbed it generously on the red bump and around it.Let it dry did not wash it off (that is the key )I went to bed. I woke up the next day and the red itchy bump was completely gone. I do not know what was it or what caused it or that was Mrsa or not. But what I know is that this was not the first time I did the same procedure and every time the next day the red bump disappeared. Hibiclens kills Mrsa bacteria and that is a clinicaly proven fact just ask your doctor ,and next time you notice the same red itchy bump on your skin try it out.



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MRSA in Bones/Joints
Posted by Faith Campbell
Last Reply October 25, 2015 at 16:27
Started August 24, 2009 at 21:00

I have Stage 3A lung cancer. I have had Chemo, surgery to remove 12 lyme nodes and half my left lung. Since all this my left shoulder has had pain almost constant, and is limited in use (I'm left handed) So I have started to learn to be right handed, which is real hard, I'm 63 years old. They say it is Frozen Shoulder, and have me going to therpy twice a week, have gain some movement, but the pain is unreal. A friend of mine thinks it maybe MRSA and thinks I should get checked for MRSA. Is it possible to have MRSA in the joints and bones without sores? Please help me. Thanks.

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MRSA on ear and neck
Posted by Jason
Last Reply October 10, 2015 at 06:54
Started August 2, 2009 at 06:03
Over the past 2 weeks, my earlobe slowly started swelling. Yesterday morning, it finally started hurting and the swelling area grew quickly from my earlobe to the back of my ear and my neck. I went to the walk-in clinic immediately where the doctor swabbed the pus coming out the back of my ear. He assumed it is MRSA until the test results come back and he gave me a prescription for Bactrim and told me to use Hibiclens, both of which I started using last night. The swelling has slowed, but it is still getting larger and I can't bend over without excruciating pain in my ear, I guess from the blood rushing to my head. Should I go back to the doctor or give the Bactrim more time to start working? I don't want to wait until it's too late!

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MRSA on my spine
Posted by Bill Specht
Last Reply October 9, 2015 at 17:35
Started August 7, 2010 at 16:34
In March I was diagnosed with MRSA at T-12 of my spine. It was located in the lymph nodes. I am allergic to vancomycin so I was put on an IV combo of zyvox and Daptomycin. Two needle aspirations were unsuccessful. Surgery was done to "clean out" the infection. Initially all was well, however, the MRSA returned. This time it is anterior and right of L-1. Apparently either the needle attempts or the surgery damaged nerves that inervate my abdominal muscle and I now have bulging, untoned muscles increasing my waist size by no less than 3 inches. I have constant pain in my back. The most recent MRI showed 3 pockets of infection. The ID doctor discontinued the Zyvox and now I receive 100ml of daptomycin daily. If you have any information that might help please email me at williamfspecht@yahoo.com

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Crushed garlic can burn skin
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply September 22, 2015 at 16:04
Started November 23, 2011 at 15:38
There is something I would like to make clear about using garlic to fight MRSA and that is that prolonged direct contact with skin can cause first, second and even third degree burns so prolonged direct contact should be avoided.

Just how long is prolonged?

There's no real answer because some garlics are hotter than others and some skin is more sensitive than others and some people are more sensitive than others and it also matters how long it is left on. Generally, the longer left on the greater the chance of skin burning, usually first or second degree burns but third degree is possible with a stronger garlic for a longer time. A few minutes is one thing, a couple of days is another and yet for some people even a few seconds may be too long.

This is the reason we talk in terms of garlic water as that dilutes it greatly and neither the burning sensation nor the physical burning of skin are likely. A study I read showed allicin to still possess enough potency to kill all ... read more

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Thank you for the forum and help
Posted by Jeff
Last Reply September 22, 2015 at 05:24
Started August 12, 2015 at 20:31
Hi Everyone.

I'm a married 47 year old male and we have a 9 year. Our MRSA
started probably a couple year ago. We kept getting these
abscesses and would go to the doctors where they would drain and
then prescribe antibiotics. This kept going on until the wife got
it so bad one time she had to be hospitalized.

Still no one told us about MRSA.

I had another abscess and went to urgent care. This was the first
time anyone uttered the term MRSA but they also said, "eh, there's
nothing you can do about it. Just take your antibiotics".

This went on and on. Both the wife and I would trade off
infections every few months. Then our daughter started getting
them. Her pediatrician was probably the first to actually give us
some information and suggestions but also echoed the same "nothing
you can do about it" attitude.

The wife got another infection and she was sent to a
dermatologist. She didn't do much but she did at least suggest
bleach baths of no ... read more

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Open letter to everyone
Posted by yu qinghua
Last Reply September 21, 2015 at 13:47
Started September 19, 2015 at 15:43
I am a 80 year old man in Tianjin China , a 36 years diabetes patient, taking Insulin injection more than 16 years. Since 1992, I suffered from Diabetes complications, diabetes foot , PAD ,the peripheral arterial disease ,My arteries become clogged with fatty deposits and I also suffer from neuropathy -a nerve damage caused by chronic high blood sugars.
.In 2012, I increase the intensity of training to 3000 meter per day. Only when 2013,after increasing the intensity to 8000 meters per day that the miracle did eventually happened. At very beginning I found out my blood sugar seemed unchanged. much more stabilizing .Gradually I found I don't need take the Insulin injection anymore. The history of taking Insulin injection, that lasted for 16 years stop here. Almost at the same time my blood pressure return to range of norm,75--120.My heart become very strong, the aftereffect of brain shock seems diminish to zero. Also, I found a lots of newly developed veins occurring around both ... read more

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