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Gram stain
Posted by Kitin
Last Reply July 1, 2015 at 10:45
Started January 29, 2012 at 08:26
Please interpret my gram stain result test on my vaginal discharge

Pus cells : 20-30
Epithelial cells : 4-6
Gram positive in single: +1
gram positive insingle: +2
Gram positive in clusters : +1
gram positive bacilli : occasional
Gram negative bacilli : +3

Hope you could help me understand my gram stain result.

Thanks & Best Regards,

Kitin

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My parents both have mrsa bumps.
Posted by Jacob
Last Reply June 19, 2015 at 14:57
Started June 19, 2015 at 06:04
My dad got it first, after a while it went away. But now he has
another bump below the first one on his abdomen. My mom has also got
it in the same place now. It seems pretty bad and our house isn't the
cleanest place. I have an ear infection that I hope isn't that, I
don't know if it can even go in your ear. However my ear is getting
better after 4 days of taking antibiotics the doctor said my ear drum
busted. The weird thing is I only had an ear infection for a day or 2
before that. My mom is going to the doctor tomorrow, I hope they get
better.

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I kill mrsa with Rexall chest rub.
Posted by Brian KC Mo
Last Reply June 18, 2015 at 04:12
Started June 17, 2015 at 23:17
I have had mrsa problems for years 7 years or so. I even got septic
mrsa and mrsa attacked my aorta valve and I now have a mechanical
valve and a pace maker. that took place in 2010. Since then I was
still getting periodic mrsa sores in my nose every 3 months or so.
After the sore got very bad (hoping it would fix itself and go away) I
would end up having to take antibiotics everytime and it would get
better and go away. But about 12 months ago. I had a mrsa sore in my
nose and i was sick like sinuses at the same time and I would rub
rexall medicated chest rub in my nose to help me breathe better at
night and 2 days later the sore was gone. I was shocked and have been
using it daily with no occurrences in the last year. This is just my
experience. I took an insane amount of almost experimental antibiotics
to end my sepsis and i absolutely hate taking antibiotics, so this is
a blessing for me. I have read that camphor kills bacteria and I think
thats what... read more

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MRSA in siuses
Posted by Donna
Last Reply June 18, 2015 at 03:48
Started October 9, 2006 at 21:33
I was wondering if there is anyone out there that has mrsa of the sinuses most of the people on this site seem to have the skin type. I have been dealing with this for over a year and have had one sinus surgery and done a 5 week course of vancomycin neither of which helped. If there is anyone out there that has a similar situation I would love to hear about it.

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oregoano,tea tree and eucalyptus
Posted by mike
Last Reply June 17, 2015 at 19:56
Started May 5, 2013 at 22:31
there was a post a whike back
(can't fid it)

the woman said she uses these 3 oils on her young child and cured the infection.she said it is imperitiave to only wear clothing once and wash the clothes in pinesol oil specifically .i have been using tea tree for a while ean it does counter and slowly cure the mrsa.
but these 3 oils used together is very effective.after adding eucalytus oil the mrsa clears up very quickly.the tea-oregano improve daily ,incrementally but adding the eucalytus speeded up the healing 4-5 times faster.but she is correct you must wear clothing only once.
anyone with topical infection and cellulitis will be amazed.coupled with the garlic bath for internal cleaning, mrsa can in fact be cured.

mike

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Can pets be treated with Garlic bath?
Posted by Tana
Last Reply June 16, 2015 at 02:50
Started June 16, 2015 at 01:31
Hi, I was wondering if Dogs and Cats can be treated with Garlic Baths
as well for Staph/MRSA infections? Wondering if it is safe for them
as I know some things are not good for pets?

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MRSA in lungs?
Posted by Bret
Last Reply June 11, 2015 at 14:43
Started April 20, 2015 at 06:13
Does anyone have advice on how to get rid of MRSA in lungs? I have
had this ongoing for a long time. HAve been on lots of Bactrim and
Doxy but it keeps coming back and has spread systemtically to hands
and also up into sinuses, eyes and ears. can anyone recommmend
alternative treatments or anything that nay help. Very desperate to
get rid of this. Have been very sick, unable to work, and bed-ridden
for way to long. Doctors not so helpful.

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Please help!> Levaquin + ?
Posted by Rick
Last Reply June 11, 2015 at 14:40
Started June 11, 2015 at 03:23
Does anyone know if Levaquin + Bactrim toether for MRSA is more
effective than Levaquin alone?

How about Levaquin and Rifampin?

Please help, bad MRSA here, Not getting an awful lot of help from
docs

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MRSA
Posted by # Michael
Last Reply June 5, 2015 at 21:28
Started May 30, 2015 at 20:01
I recently contracted Mrsa. I had my third spinal operation frist of April. I have rods and screws in my neck. went to see the doctor 22nd of april they took 2 xrays we looked at them he said I was healing fine. Looked at my neck and back said it was a a little swollen and red but that was to be expected. After leaving the doctors I became sick. Got home crawled into bed stayed there for 3 days. then a small pimple appeared on my back it burst with so much pus it soaked two pillows before I woke up and saw it. When I got to the hospital they did a CT scan then a MRI found out that it was at the base of my brain. and was already running thru my blood stream. I want to know if this infection was the result of them putting a dirty rod or screws in my body? I never seen so much puss come out of a pimple so small. and why did they not catch it before it got into my blood stream. Now I will have to take meds for the rest of my life because the infection is in the rods and screws and she s... read more

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recurrent mrsa
Posted by kamkam
Last Reply June 4, 2015 at 05:40
Started June 4, 2015 at 05:40
Does recurring mrsa happens in HEALTHY people? I was diagnosed with
mrsa about a year ago. Now its back. My gp gave me doxycycline and
told me if its not cure, he will send me to ID. Is it common to send
people with mrsa to ID? I had HIV OCD and tested many times with
RAPID blood tests and negative results. Now my mind again started to
go back with thoughts of having wrong results

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garlic eye drops
Posted by edp
Last Reply June 1, 2015 at 22:08
Started June 3, 2011 at 20:16
Is there any possibility garlic water can be used as eye drops to cure
bacterial or viral eye infection?

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MRSA in Joints
Posted by rodney green
Last Reply May 31, 2015 at 21:06
Started May 31, 2015 at 20:13
I have been diagnosed with MRSA, its been about 8 months, and have had it like 6
times, in various places including inside of the nose. This time it is on my knee cap.
I have been to two different Hospitals while on vacation. They could not drain it! its
been 8 days since the bacterium they prescribed to me. Swelling is down and it
drained, but the pain is persisting in my knee joint, and can't stand on it for very
long yet. Skeptical about first diagnosis, no insurance, no money, scared and don't
know what to do ?





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MSRA in the base of the skull
Posted by Cecily Trevillion
Last Reply May 30, 2015 at 19:19
Started November 11, 2005 at 13:28
I live in Australia.
My husband had a severe ear infection which the local specialist treated with repeated prescriptions of antibiotics in Jan/Feb this year . After collapsing he was finally operated on for a mastoidectomy. After 2 weeks in hospital and 2 weeks at home he was back in hospital when the infection returned. They had not been able to diagnose the infection becuase of the continued antibiotics. More treatment, home again, back in hospital for another month. Same thing...and back in hospital again for another month when they finally did a biopsy up his nose into the base of the skull and yes he was diagnosed with MRSA. The nightmare continues as he has side effects from the drugs one after another, vancomysin, timentin, cyproxin and then a concoction of three - timentin straight into a line in his chest which was changed daily in a bottle when he finally came home a month later, he also has zyprox and diflucan tablets. The medication was stopped after 3 months and he w... read more

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Garlic bath but no bathtub
Posted by Rachel Kank
Last Reply May 28, 2015 at 20:28
Started May 26, 2015 at 18:12
I live in a 3rd world country with no bathtubs. However, I do have a bucket. Do you
think soaking my legs (up to my calves) and arms would be effective in eradicating
my MRSA? Or do you have any other suggestions?? Thank you!

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is a culture test if you are on antibiotic?
Posted by Taylor
Last Reply May 28, 2015
Started May 28, 2015
If you get a culture test done on the existing infection you have will it come back
valid if you are currently taking antibiotics from what they thought was a staff
infection? The doctors said the test came back negative for everything. Can that
be from the antibiotics i was taking, making the culture test negative?

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Active MRSA in nose what's next?
Posted by Peg
Last Reply May 27, 2015 at 03:07
Started May 8, 2015 at 21:33
Been sick for 3 months with nose sores, sore throat, coughing, elbow joint aches, chest ache. First time I went to urgent care, they didn't test. Second time the swabbed and MRSA is in my nose.

They prescribed 10 days of IC SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TEMP DS tablets twice a day. Nothing else.

They told me once I am done taking the pills, I will be all set, no need to return for another test or anything else.

Also said it was fine to be at work.

With everything I have read the entire day today on MRSA, I find this lacking. I see that Mupirocin ointment is concurrently prescribed for inside the nose on the sores.

I also see people taking to disinfecting all the bedding, towels, and not sure what else.

Any thoughts?

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Boils with negative culture
Posted by Miss traumerei
Last Reply May 25, 2015 at 04:49
Started May 23, 2015 at 04:22
Hi all - glad I found this site. I developed what I thought was a bug bite last
Thursday. Saturday it was filled with pus and painful. Monday, drained it myself (I
know, not supposed to do that but I didn't realize at the time) and Tuesday
morning, woke up with two more small whitehead pimples that never got larger.
Tuesday, derm took both a viral and bacterial culture, put me on both antiviral and
doxy along with mupirocin and told me to call back Friday for culture results. Two
more white head pimples popped up between then and today (Friday). The boil
got less and less painful and didn't get very large - still looked like a bug bite. The
four additional bumps were never painful. Well today, both cultures came back
negative. Nurse said maybe I had a reaction to something. The boil has all but
stopped being painful and all of the pimples are drained. I thought for sure this
was staph. Anyone has any insight into what is going on?

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MRSA in cancer patient
Posted by jude, vancouver CANADA
Last Reply May 22, 2015 at 16:16
Started March 24, 2005 at 17:48
My Dad has recently had two surgerys for cancerous tumours in his leg.The first surgery required a large skin graft which didn't fully take and was left to heal on it's own.This open wound was healing very fast with dillegent care and attention with daily dressing changes by my Dad himself and also home care nurses checking it once a week.Then a second tumour was found and was removed a.s.a.p due to the aggressive nature of the cancer altho the first wound has not completely healed over.Now he has MRSA in that wound and possibly in his bloodstream.He has been recieving Vanomyacin intravenously for the 5 days that he has been hospitalized,but now they are going to discharge him due to "lack of beds".Now,the infectious diseases doctors have told him that he will have to go to a clinic daily to continue his intravenous antibiotics and that the prescription will cost him approx' $800.00 for 2 weeks.Never mind that he can barely walk and lives 3hrs away from any family on his own,he also... read more

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contaminated herbs
Posted by mike
Last Reply May 17, 2015 at 01:56
Started May 16, 2015 at 20:13
warning in the s.f. daly city colma area I have bought mrsa contsaminated witch hazel from longs, walgreens safeway.
also contaminated tea tree oil from cvs,gnc,rainbow,sf herbs harvest house.
mike

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Can mrsa cause paralysis
Posted by Jeannie
Last Reply May 15, 2015 at 20:33
Started October 28, 2011 at 05:31
My daughter was diagnosed with mrsa in 2009. She was hospitalized for 10
days treated with iv vacomycin. She has not had any lesions since 2009,
however in march of 2010 she started with paralysis, the muscles on her face
and arms twitch. She will tell me her "body hurts" . She went to a neurologist
and was diagnosed with migraines, which she never had a headache. She went
to see another neurologist and he feels it is the start of ms and has started her
on vitamin supplements. MRI was normal EEG normal emg normal. She is only
22, don't know what to do. I do feel this is related to the mrsa, does anyone
have any suggestions?

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