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Clorox wipes
Posted by Started by Ginnie
Last Reply March 29, 2016 at 01:19
Started March 23, 2016 at 11:25
Clorox wipes
Started by Ginnie Posted: November 4, 2007 at 20:25

I have had MRSA for a year and now it seems like every few days hearing of someone else who has it..A teacher at my daughters school had a "spider bite" on her leg..I explained about MRSA and she went to the DR. and was told it was a staph was not cultured but if she gets another spot they will culture that one..a parent just had a staph infection on her finger. We started talking about how easy this can be spread and wondered what we should be able to clean the kids tables with and classrooms..I e-mailed Clorox and asked if their wipes killed MRSA and they replied that they have not tested to see if the wipes would kill MRSA so could not tell me it could..emailed LYSOL same question but they did not respond..Does anybody know of a good product that would be safe to clean kid areas and desks? The school is very small and I would hate to see this start spreading..I used to get a product called PS tha... read more

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Posted by Vince
Last Reply March 23, 2016 at 05:57
Started March 23, 2016 at 05:57

You can get rid of the MRSA. my kids both had a few years ago when
they were 1 and 3. Mostly around or under their diaper area.

If you are using baby wipes, stop using them. Use soft paper towels,
buy a spray bottle and mix with water teat tree oil and soap. use that
for wiping.

I would recommend going to see a infectious desease specialist.

Here is what they told me to do:

The MRSA keeps coming back because it is colonized on your kids
bodies. So you have to decolonize. Use Hibicleanse each night when
giving a bath. wash well from neck to toe. Do this for about a month.
DO NOT SKIP A BATH NIGHT ( say its xmas, you are out late visiting
relatives, you are driving home, your kids fall a sleep in the car.
Wake them up and give them a bath before you put them to bed)( they
will cry and fight it, but do it anyway)

Spray every inch of your house with 50/50 alcohol water spray. let it
dry. it will dry quick due to the alcohol. do this each we... read more

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The "contagious" question
Posted by mattb
Last Reply March 22, 2016 at 04:43
Started July 4, 2006 at 06:53
I've never thought to ask this until now - but how contagious is it to have a MRSA skin infection that is being treated by anti-biotics, being kept clean, dressings changed frequently by doctors wearing gloves, etc.

Since none of the 6 doctors I've seen thus far has ever mentioned a single thing about infecting other people through casual contact, I figured that was just a non-issue. My impression is that it is transmitted fluid-to-fluid, meaning someone would have to stick their finger in my abscess without a glove or touch a used dressing and then put their finger in their mouth or on a cut for anything to be transmitted. Am I wrong?

I appreciate that general hygiene needs to be paid attention to more than normally, washing hands more frequently etc. But can it be transmitted through the air? If you cough near someone, or just have a conversation, is that enough?
I tend to think not, but I would like to hear what anybody has to say about this.

I am definitely going... read more

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Skin problems after long use of Vancomycin
Posted by Jim
Last Reply March 15, 2016 at 01:53
Started March 11, 2016 at 18:10
I had hip surgery & could not heal after the operation. My incision continued to
bleed & my temperature got up to 103. My doctor wanted to see it because I was
at home & as soon as he saw it he scheduled another surgery to go in & clean out
the infection. This continued for about 3 months & during the time I had 3 more
surgeries to get rid of the infections which were many with one being MRSA. He
finally put me on a wound vac which is a machine that is supposed to suck the
infection out of the incision. The home health care nurses come in & put a couple
small sponges in the hole in your hip which has now become pretty gross from
the 4 operations & the constant infection. There is also a sterile hose that is
attached to the sponges & it is suppose to suck the infection out of you. It
basically runs 24 hrs per day. It allows the incision which won't heal to heal from
the inside out. It was doing a pretty good job,slow, but the hole in my leg was
starting to fil... read more

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Does this sound like MRSA/Staph
Posted by JAY
Last Reply March 12, 2016 at 17:46
Started October 17, 2010 at 02:00
Before I begin, I just want to thank anyone who decides to take the
time out to read my post. I've been searching for the culprit of
health problems that have been ongoing since 2006, but undiagnosed.
Now for my story ....

In 2006 I went on a trip up to the Pacific Northwest for work. I
started in Portland and then onto Seattle. Around the 4th day of the
Seattle trip I started developing some weird infection in my mouth,
particularly near the gumline of my back left wisdom tooth. I chose to
ignore it and within a couple of days my whole mouth became sore and
my gums bled a little. It even got to the point where it hurt to eat.
To make matters worse, I started developing body aches, a fever, and
a sore on my lip that hurt like hell ..... yet I kept working. We
didn't get paid unless we worked our hours and I needed the money. We
were putting in 13 hour days prepping a new restaurant opening. I
wasn't getting adequate sleep and eating poorly.

Suff... read more

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MRSA Carrier
Posted by chan103
Last Reply March 12, 2016 at 02:21
Started December 2, 2016 at 05:00
I found out today my girlfriend is a 'carrier' for MRSA. I, of
course, goodled it and was pretty alarmed by the results. I was
hoping someone could break it down for me and explain what this means
for me, and what this means for her. I am knowledgeable in the
medical field, but from the perspective of emergency and first
responder medicine. Infections and bacteria are not my department.

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yet another MRSA newbie with questions!
Posted by abcdeb
Last Reply March 11, 2016 at 18:17
Started November 28, 2009 at 16:24
Hi, everyone,
What a wonderful forum! I'm hoping someone can help answer my questions. I'll try not to be too long and boring!
I'm 46, female, basically healthy. I had an infected "sore" (no one ever said MRSA) on my lower back in December, 2008, which cleared up with one week of Doxycycline. No idea how I got it. I'm a teacher and I use Purell after every class! And I'm pretty clean in the house (I live alone). So..I think everything is fine, but on Halloween of this year, I got another sore in the exact same spot, 11 months later! Starts out like a small, red, itchy bump, like a mosquito bite. Went to the same surgeon, who, this time, drained it a few days later. Another week of Doxycycline. Still have a scab a month later. This time, they said MRSA but never did a culture.
My PCP (never saw an ID - in fact, here, you can't make an appointment with one but can only see one if you're in the hospital) said to clean the house with Lysol and use Hibiclens daily. Cleane... read more

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Nasal MRSA
Posted by Dusty
Last Reply March 11, 2016 at 01:41
Started November 2, 2016 at 17:43
I have never understood how treating the nose is supposed to remove
MRSA from the body. It seems obvious that MRSA is everywhere not just
the entrance to the nasal passages.

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MRSA recurrence
Posted by Marissa
Last Reply March 7, 2016 at 22:42
Started February 4, 2016 at 04:59
Help! My 22 month old and I keep battling recurring Mrsa infections.
I first had it on my eye and was hospitalized then had surgery. My
daughter then got it at 10 months old on her buttock. She has now
had it 4x in a year and Ive had it twice. Doctors are no help at this
point. Clindamycin makes me so sick. We have stuff to decolonize
but Im so frustrated and have anxiety over this. What do i do? How
do we get rid of it for good?

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35% Hydrogen Peroxide and Garlic
Posted by Kaelyn
Last Reply March 6, 2016 at 23:45
Started August 13, 2011 at 15:43
I am new to this forum but I've read up on all the garlic suggestions. My son is 2 and has mrsa from the community. I have no idea where he picked it up but I'm guessing he scratches his bottom with his fingernails since all the boils appear there. I like everyone else though he had a spider bite until two more appeared. We took him to his ped and she knew right away it was staph. It was cultured and positive for mrsa. I didn't even know what mrsa was at the time so we did the antibiotics. It stayed away for one month and came back so we did another round of antibiotics. After that round for 10 days he had another spot after only being off the meds for three days.
Since then I have vowed not to kill his immune system with any more meds. For two months now we have been using every remedy under the sun with some measure of success. I found this forum on garlic a couple days ago and wondered if anyone had tried using the garlic bath, but also adding in a small amount of 35%... read more

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MRSA- overwhelmed
Posted by Trina
Last Reply March 5, 2016 at 22:27
Started January 18, 2016 at 08:26
Hi all,
I'm from Aus. Doesn't seem to much info about Mrsa in Australia.
Anyway, a swab on huge infection on my back came back as Mrsa. I'm devastated
to be stuck with this for life- does everyone get repeated attacks all the time? It
just seems like the boils don't stop for most people?
I' m now scared to even touch people in case I infect them. All my dr said was
skin to skin transmission. Does this mean I can't hug friends or have intercourse
with husband ever again?
Before this I was a healthy runner, don't know where I caught this curse as I
haven't been to hospital.
Wishing you all good health.

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anything to prevent or remedy CA-MRSA scarring
Posted by hope
Last Reply March 5, 2016 at 21:46
Started August 28, 2008 at 02:07
I'm really hoping someone can help me out with some advice about preventing or lessening/eliminating the scars that are left after a boils heals. I am very light complected and am getting these scars everywhere. Also, is it best to completely leave the boil alone or to try to open or squeeze it and apply some kind of ointment when it first appears.


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Posted by Lisa from SC
Last Reply March 2, 2016 at 14:29
Started August 10, 2006 at 03:41
Has anyone found any success in finding an Attorney to take their case after getting MRSA from a Hospital????

Or have we all been left alone to pick up the peices and struggle with No one held being held ACCOUNTABLE!!!!!!

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Posted by Maxine
Last Reply February 25, 2016 at 03:46
Started February 24, 2016 at 21:20
I have had many sputum cultures in this last yr. I happen to live in a rural area and many labs do not know how to do them correct there has been so many errors and trying to get one done properly. I am chronically sick with a multitude of health issues. My Immune is compromised. I have been harboring some kind of bacteria now, i know for some yrs which seem to be antibiotic resistant. I have a constant mucus I cough up, most the time green. I feel weak all the time cant breath, SOB chest pain etc.Due to health issues, I dont know what is causing what anymore. I feel because I am chronic,with to much going on, Dr are tending to just ignore this. I go to the CF center also and this last yr have been getting them to do cultures. Ok last yr, I had a culture done in April, the nurse said it was normal.I then get in my chart on line, in june, a culture tested positive to call my Dr. In the meantime, The lab actually contacts me ,it is the weekend, and concerned they cannot get in touch w... read more

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MRSA Scar Tissue Pain and Pain Medication
Posted by Jennifer
Last Reply February 19, 2016 at 18:19
Started October 30, 2011 at 03:54
My 19 year old son was bitten by an infectious spider and got a
secondary infection of mrsa that went septic and was treated in the
hospital for 10 days with vanco and clyndamyacin. He almost died. He
had terrible excruciating muscle spasms and rigor to the point of
screaming in the hospital that was episodic. They removed a softball
size amount of tissue from his upper thigh. He was on delauded, soma,
ladacain patches, phentonal patches and a generic torridal when sent
home. He was religious about his care and the wound healed over. He
now experiences horrible pain in his leg that shoots down to his toes
and is described as tight cutting violin strings and electrical
shocks. He ran out of the medications, many which caused side effects
of headache and nausea. He already was diagnosed at age 15 with
chronic vomiting syndrome and insomnia so this illness really slammed
him. His quality of life is now horrible. The primary care doctor we
just followed up wi... read more

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Posted by Shay
Last Reply February 18, 2016 at 03:50
Started February 18, 2016 at 03:50
I've been diagnosed twice for MRSA and the first time I didn't know what
it was but I received papers about it but my question is how contagious
is it? And how do I keep contracting it? Also does it suppose to burn?
I'm 29 years old. But I been through 3 strokes and 2 surgeries. For
moyamoya and this has nothing to do with my moyamoya. But it wakes me up
at night.

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Re: MRSA in the Brain/Reply #30 by Priscilla
Posted by Forum Administration
Last Reply February 17, 2016 at 20:18
Started February 4, 2016 at 19:39
Re: MRSA in the Brain
Reply #30 by Priscilla Posted: January 20, 2016 at 19:56

Bob, have you ever had MRSA?? Seems to me that you have a rather idealistic approach of an extraordinarily evil pathogen. Garlic helped in killing it in the fluid-filled pocket behind the eardrum. I had fresh garlic from the Amish, as pristine as it gets. However, I also used Kangen 2.5 acidic water and Melaluca in the ear. Took 3 months of that to get rid of it and 3-weeks to pull all the garlic out of the ear. I have done naturals for many years {product edit}. Garlic packs did nothing for festering L-form MRSA sores on my face in the sinus areas, and you cannot super-saturate your body enough with any of the garlics to kill the MRSA and L-forms that cannot be reached. I got rid of the colonized with infections of Draxin directly into the sores. You absolutely have to use antibiotics. Garlic is a much too simplified approach for such a diabolical pathogen. There are a number of other game-changers... read more

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CConcerned about Zika virus?
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply February 17, 2016 at 16:52
Started February 17, 2016 at 16:52
Are people here concerned about the Zika virus? I am a little bit but only a little bit because I know how to kill mosquitoes in a way most people don't know about.

Wanna learn? It's easy. Peel and crush a whole bulb of natural(non-irradiated) garlic and cook it in about 6 or 8 ounces or so of oil until the crushed garlic becomes brown - I prefer coconut oil as it has a nice aroma. the garlic will form Diallyl Trisulfide (DATS) and also Diallyl Disulfide (DADS) as it cooks. After the crushed garlic has turned brown, turn off the heat and let it cool and after it is cool, filter out all of the particulate matter, leaving nothing but the oil. Then it can be used in either of two ways: it can be spread over the top of standing water to kill mosquito larvae in the water or it can be generously spread on one's exposed skin and it will kill any mosquito that lands on that person's skin although it will smell the DADS and may not land. The coconut oil gives it a pleasant arom... read more

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MRSA with shoulder pain
Posted by Janet G
Last Reply February 16, 2016
Started September 1, 2008 at 07:08
My story starts( I think, or could have been sooner) around the middle of May, when I developed cellulitus after a medical procedure I had done the end of April 2008. I thought I had gotten rid of it with antibiotics,but a few weeks later I first developed a boil on my groin that ended up draining on its own after a few days, Next one happened about two weeks later on my right leg just above my knee. That was extremely painful and was quite a bit larger than a quarter, It also really started to hurt in my joint and I had a hard time walking on that leg, but sure enough it healed on it's own as well. About two weeks after that I had developed one on my hip and this was extremely painful and one small and less painful one on the lower lid of my eye.I was starting to feel quite sick and I started to throw up as well. I was admitted into the hospital that day, had a culture taken and was diagnosed as being MRSA positive. I was started on 3 different types of IV antibiotics, finally af... read more

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Family doctor said possible vaginal MRSA
Posted by Faun Franklin
Last Reply February 14, 2016 at 02:02
Started February 11, 2016 at 15:14
I'm 57 years old the past four weeks I've had something strange around vagina area. I had gone to my daughters for visit with her and grandkids. After coming back home I noticed small blisters around vagina area which eventually turned into sores inside vagina that really hurt. After two weeks I started having heavy clear discharge that became infected green color. I started hurting really bad in abdomen, back and low down at this point I began to hurt in rectum area. I thought I had bad yeast infection so started Monistat 7, didn't help at all. During this time my grandson was diagnosed with MRSA had a huge sore on his leg from it. My husband called our doctor, told him what happened. He said get to a gynocologist sounded like vaginal MRSA. Both me and my husband had never heard of vaginal MRSA. After connecting all the dots makes perfect sense. I have an appointment for next week with gynocologist. I was up last night very nauseous and miserable from the lower pain and bur... read more

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