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Chronic Pain with MRSA
Posted by Lynn
Last Reply February 9, 2016 at 04:53
Started August 28, 2009 at 17:51
On May 27th, 2009, my 18 year old daughter had a sacrococcygeal teratoma and her tailbone surgically removed. The teratoma was infected with MRSA. Before the sugery she had shooting pains and some numbness up her spine and down her legs. Since then she has had 2 more sugeries to flush MRSA at teratoma site. The last one last week. Still today her pain in her spine and legs is extreme. Last night she was in the ER seeking relief from the pain. As well, about a week ago, while cooking dinner her leg went numb which caused her to fall. We had post op visit with surgeon last Monday. She seemed to think past constant pain was self perpetuating itself, what does that mean? Why is she still in pain? Who can help her? BTW, she is not on any mediations right now for pain or for MRSA. She has had several rounds of both oral and IV antibiotics. What is causing this pain?

I do not feel her current care has included enough antibiotics. There have been several 10 days rounds of oral Clindamyci... read more

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MRSA In Sinuses
Posted by C Sharp
Last Reply February 5, 2016 at 01:23
Started August 19, 2005 at 07:47
I developed a terrible skin rash with itching and had terrible fatigue. Was sent to five different doctors who all had a different diagnosis. Finally, an ENT did a culture and it was MRSA. Treated with IV Vanco for six weeks and got much better. Was feeling great for about 3 months, then started getting really fatigued again. No rash this time, but just felt like I had a mild case of the flu all the time. ENT did another culture and I not only came up with MRSA again, but also Pseudomonas and E.Coli. I had my 7th sinus surgery to try to clean it out and am now on Gentamycin sinus irrigations and Zyvox. Feeling a little better, but still not great. Anyone had any successful treatments, or suggestions as to where to go for more help? I live in Florida.

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Mrs. Mrsa
Posted by Stephanie
Last Reply February 2, 2016 at 16:41
Started January 8, 2016 at 14:56
I was diagnosed with mrsa in 2008. I had a small bump on my vagina which
turned into an abscess and by the time my doctor had an ppen appointment
i couldn't walk. I was a daycare worker at the time and we had two
children infected children who's parents hid it from the daycare. I was
treated only to have it return to the interioi of my nose a month later.
I always had what the doctor said was a scare on my vagina. About 2
months ago i started having little pimples on my back that were causing
terrible pain. First my doctor said it was an allergic reaction when
they didn't get better she checked again and said its mrsa. She gave me
bactrum which i was allergic to an caused me to have colitis. I have
been eating nothing but broth and jello for 3 weeks now. I returned to
the doctor last week and was put on clindamycin for the mrsa andtwo more
antibiotics for the colitis. Now i am finding two pus pockets in my
mouth on two teeth. It has also spre as d to my fac... read more

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MRSA...life after the attack!
Posted by Wendy
Last Reply February 2, 2016 at 01:38
Started February 1, 2016 at 15:29
I contracted MRSA after a brown recluse bite in September 2014. I had necrosis
and numerous other symptoms following the bite. Over a ten month period of
multiple antibiotics and multiple outbreaks of MRSA the infection subsided with a
dormant MRSA colonization. The hardest 10 months of my life! I was a healthy, fit,
NO medical issues, NO daily medications, NO emotional or behavorial conditions,
never smoked, never used drugs, epitome of health...40 yr old female. After the
bite/MRSA timeframe my life has drastically changed. Prior to this I could finish
four to eight miles along with weight lifting daily. I worked a rigorous physical and
mental full time job with no problem. Now, moving forward...my health leaves little
to be desired! Overtime my condition and symptoms are increasing at a rapid
speed. The symptoms include but are not limited to tremors, mental fogness,
restless leg syndrome, shortness of breath, heart palpatitions, cardiac arrest,
resparitor... read more

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Can't find new post
Posted by Marian
Last Reply February 1, 2016 at 18:36
Started December 28, 2015 at 03:31
I can't find my new post. Also, is there a way to follow this thread?

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MRSA...life after the attack!
Posted by Wendy
Last Reply February 1, 2016 at 15:22
Started February 1, 2016 at 15:22
I contracted MRSA after a brown recluse bite in September 2014. I had necrosis
and numerous other symptoms following the bite. Over a ten month period of
multiple antibiotics and multiple outbreaks of MRSA the infection subsided with a
dormant MRSA colonization. The hardest 10 months of my life! I was a healthy, fit,
NO medical issues, NO daily medications, NO emotional or behavorial conditions,
never smoked, never used drugs, epitome of health...40 yr old female. After the
bite/MRSA timeframe my life has drastically changed. Prior to this I could finish
four to eight miles along with weight lifting daily. I worked a rigorous physical and
mental full time job with no problem. Now, moving forward...my health leaves little
to be desired! Overtime my condition and symptoms are increasing at a rapid
speed. The symptoms include but are not limited to tremors, mental fogness,
restless leg syndrome, shortness of breath, heart palpatitions, cardiac arrest,
resparitor... read more

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cured MRSA - long term infection {edited}
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Last Reply January 31, 2016 at 21:02
Started October 6, 2015 at 15:27

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cured MRSA - long term infection
Started by Andy Posted: October 6, 2015 at 01:14

Hi all , Just wanted to chime in on the forum with a personal experience.

I caught MRSA about 5 or six months ago, I had a scratch on my leg that went crazy, it started eating a hole in my leg, then spread to my chest, and eyes etc.

So I took antibiotics which caused anaphylatctic reactions and helped the stph to spread even further into my nostrils.

So I went looking for an alternative to the docotrs meds that w... read more

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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, canít 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 donít 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 ľ - Ĺ 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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GRAM POSITIVE COCCI IN CHAINS
Posted by KARENG
Last Reply January 8, 2016 at 13:27
Started January 8, 2016
MY FATHER IN LAW'S BLOOD CULTURE GRAM STAIN SHOWED, GRAM POSITIVE
COCCI IN CHAINS, YET HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MRSA BACTEREMIA. HOW IS
THAT POSSIBLE?

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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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