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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

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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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

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After effects of long term Vancomycin use.
Posted by LindaA
Last Reply October 1, 2015 at 02:47
Started January 22, 2009 at 15:12
Hello all,
And a big warm hug to all my forum friends, especially Lady K, Linda Mc. & Nancy. I won't promise anything, but I will try to weigh in as often as I can to try and offer my knowledge of MRSA to everyone. And at this point, I feel I'm somewhat of an expert on the subject.

As many of you know, I had a long 16month battle with MRSA in the blood that almost took my life. Within a 52 week period I had been given over 32 weeks of IV antibotic infused twice a day taking almost 2 hrs at a time.

After my last bout, and my blood was not testing possitive for MRSA, it took a good year before I felt I was out of the woods, and well on the way to having a strong, healthy immune system, ready to fight anything. and now, it has been a little over 2 years now, and still MRSA free. But I have been left with a few residual presents, compliments of MRSA.

I suffer from Reflux but is now controlable with herbals, and 3 doses of zantac daily. Before this, I had chronic laryngiti... read more

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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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Who is killing lternative medical people?
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply September 19, 2015 at 14:59
Started September 1, 2015 at 03:15
In the last several months, 10 Alternative Medical practitioners have been murdered or died under suspicious circumstances, including several who have advised against vaccines. Has big pharma done something rash? Needless to say, it makes me wonder. Anyone else have any thoughts?

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Costs treatment ulcer with MRSA
Posted by Elena
Last Reply September 15, 2015 at 04:31
Started September 1, 2015 at 09:04

i`m without insurance and have a diabetic ulcer with MRSA.

Does anyone have experience with the treatment costs or similar

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Posted by Forum Administration
Last Reply September 3, 2015 at 18:49
Started September 3, 2015 at 18:49

Although many topics are worthy of discussion… these particular forums are set up for the sole purpose of supporting individuals affected by the MRSA bacteria.

Please keep topics on topic.

Thank you all for your support.


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My Affordable Home MRSA TreatmentMy
Posted by fukushimademise
Last Reply September 2, 2015 at 22:15
Started September 2, 2015 at 20:44
A DIY home treatment for MRSA, is a affordable, natural, readily
available garlic infusion containing allicin. Allicin is produced when
the garlic clove is damaged, and can kill MRSA. You need allicin, the
MRSA killing component, not necessarily stabilized allicin, as one
costly product states. Based on my experience, there is more than
enough allicin, in my homemade garlic brew, to create a dramatic
benefit, despite, what the public is being told. The clove creates the
allicin, all you have to do, is to institute the process, and harvest
it. You need lot's of garlic cloves. I suggest you get the large bags
of peeled garlic cloves, sold by Costco and other stores. A food
processor that chops, some water, ideally distillled, a plastic or
glass bottle, a seive, and refrigerator... that's it. Place a number
of cloves into the processor. Could be 20, 50 etc. Then chop them to
particles. This releases the enzymes in the clove, to create allicin.
Let the mixtu... read more

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Vaginal MRSA
Posted by Megan
Last Reply August 19, 2015 at 21:40
Started February 6, 2011 at 14:04
I have been dealing with vaginal MRSA for 5 months. I have had MRSA on my scalp,
breast and in my vagina this past year. I am currently on Dox. and the infection is not
going away. I had an immunoglobin panel done it I-gG came back low and I-gM also
came back low. I am tired of the medical profession. I want the MRSA gone and want
help. My ID doctor did not even re culture my vagina my urologist did. Who should I see,
Why can't I just get vancomycin by IV and get it out of me? My blood work is low
however not out of range. What could an immunologist do? I am sick of being sick.

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Posted by mike
Last Reply August 15, 2015 at 21:06
Started August 15, 2015 at 21:06
hi all
I am somewhat flabbergasted. as some may know, I have posted a litany of genetically altered infections and I have laid this at he doorstep of medical corporations. for over 3 years I have been forced to survived by using novel herbal treatments.
now I have stubble on to the fact that aloes vera kills mrsa topically. I think it works internally as well but ti tell the truth I have been repeatedly being infect anew so I can't vouch for this 100% but it has a positive affect internally
but the most surprising serendipitous discovery is that cold pressed
SUNFLOWER OIL kills mrsa as well as tea tree and in some cases works on aggressive mrsa immediately and fastered and less toxic that tea tree oil. just apply it repeatedly through the day or when the aggressive mrsa tries to grow and sunflower oil stops the expansion and over a couple of days kills the mrsa. with first day infections it kills the mrsa within hours as long as you keep the skin moist with the oil... read more

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Does this look like MRSA?
Posted by Allison
Last Reply August 15, 2015 at 04:03
Started August 15, 2015 at 01:05
I have had these recurrent boils on various parts of my torso, arms,
and back for going on two years when I visited a friend in the
hospital. I have tried doxy, colloidal silver, iodine, bleach baths,
tea tree oil, topical antibiotics, phototherapy, etc. They will get
better for a while but are very persistent and tend to come back.
The ones that finally did heal left a scaly fibroid, the skin never
returned back to normal. I haven't been able to get my derm to take
me seriously. He just gives me hydrocortisone and says they are

Does this look or sound like MRSA?
Here is a link to a photo:

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Antibiotic Resistance and you.
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply August 10, 2015 at 02:08
Started August 7, 2015 at 20:36
Can we speak frankly for a minute? There's a serious problem threatening all of us. Everybody. Everywhere. From the poorest person in the world to the richest. All are potential victims. None are exempt. That threat is bacterial resistance. Doesn’t sound very harmful, butwhat is it and where does it come from?

Mother Nature has pulled the rug of time out from under we arrogant humans while we were laughing, pointing fingers and making fun of her quaintness. You have to go back almost 100 years to understand. Back then, bacterial infections were running rampant, killing millions all over the world; that is, up until the invention of antibiotics, which finally stemmed the flood of bacteria. However; in order to be able to kill bacteria, antibiotics must be able to chemically bond with a receptor on the surface of the bacterium. Bacteria have been able to mutate new receptors that antibiotics cannot bond with and so are increasingly ineffective.

By comparison, gar... read more

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MRSA and Tonsiliths
Posted by Jeff
Last Reply August 8, 2015 at 20:01
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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MRSA and hardware removal
Posted by Jennifer
Last Reply August 7, 2015 at 02:17
Started July 23, 2015 at 06:53
Thanks for the add. I wanted to join to get advice and see if anyone has went
through what I am currently going through and can offer some support. I'm 36 y/o
and have had back pain my entire life. I'm a nurse and in October of 2013 was
moving a patient and completely jacked my back up. I herniated L3-S1 I went
through 3 ESI injections as well as Facet injections. In March of 2014 I had a
spinal fusion surgery and also found out I had a pars defect that is what most
likely I was born with and had caused all my pain. The surgery took around 6
hours. I was up walking the next day and felt amazing. 2 weeks later i was
readmitted to the Neuro ICU and was septic. I had to be reopened and my wound
debrieded. I was told the hardware looked great. I was on IV antibiotics for 8
weeks. Since the second surgery I have had pain on my left lower back which is
where the MRSA infection was. Since then I have had 2 more deep wound
infections and my Infectious disease dr stat... read more

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I've had impetgio every week for many years.
Posted by Michelson
Last Reply August 4, 2015 at 19:09
Started August 2, 2015 at 18:36
There is such a wealth of information on this site. What it lacks, though, is a wealth of photos. MRSA seems to come in different shapes and sizes.

I get impetigo once a week and this has gone on for over a decade. My mental state, as you can imagine, is completely ruined from this. No doctor I ever went to mentioned anything about MRSA and I'm just starting to learn about it. I wanted to know what form yours takes. Can it be possible I just get impetigo every week despite strict dietary restrictions, clean habits, etc? My skin turns red, a boil forms. I week yellow goo. It crusts over and heals in about three days. A week later this happens again forever until I die or go insane enough to committ suicide.

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