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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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Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Posted by Nikki
Last Reply February 12, 2016 at 21:00
Started October 19, 2011 at 15:11
Has anyone here by any chance been diagnosed with this? I am almost wondering from the sounds of the symptoms here, if perhaps I have become afflicted with this as well as MRSA and the closed hard nodules that keep appearing under my arm in July, August and now, might be this instead, and if I managed to get MRSA as well in September, causing the more common pustule on the breast? I have read it's possible to have both and that the hidradenitis suppurativa lumps can have MRSA in them but certainly not always. I'm just curious if anyone here has any experience with this as I have never had a nodule cultured, just the breast lesion that was indeed MRSA positive, and perhaps this outbreak with the swollen nodule under my arm, isn't MRSA after all?

And hey, Bob Anderson...will garlic help this disease too, as it does have a... read more

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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

3 replies... 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 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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