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Pregnant, confused carrier
Posted by Susan
Last Reply August 2, 2015 at 19:30
Started August 2, 2015 at 03:02
I had a positive mrsa culture at 20 weeks pregnant. I am
now 36.5 weeks and just had a positive nasal swab for
colonization. I know this isn't uncommon and I'm not
worrying because I have no active lesions/ infections, but
my OB suggested I talk to my PCP about decreasing my
colonization before delivery. I doubt he'll have much
advice or even get back to me before I deliver, so I was
wondering what options, if any, exist for decolonizing or
reducing bacteria colonization. Also, should I be
concerned about passing to baby during delivery or
breastfeeding? I'm so confused by the lack of solid
information.

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Light Therapy for external use
Posted by Spotsy
Last Reply July 31, 2015
Started November 6, 2009 at 19:27
I’m so glad to have found this forum. There seems to be truly helpful and reasonable information. I thought I would pass along something I’m finding helpful.

First I’ll give you background on me.

Since 2007 I've had three superficial skin MRSA infections. Thank goodness they all responded to Bactrim, and I have had no serious bodywide infections. However, even though I took two rounds of Bactrim in each case and persuaded my MD to prescribe the nasal gel, the MRSA returned.

It has returned a fourth time about 2 weeks ago - again as a superficial skin infection. I haven’t been to the MD but I KNOW those pimples.

Except for the first infection in 2007 (which came after a mosquito bite), none of these infections have been preceded by a break in the skin. From out of nowhere a pimple would pop up that turned out to be MRSA. My hygiene is fine - no other family members have been infected. After the infections, I used Hibiclens, Borax on my clothes, etc. But 9 mo... read more

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eating garlic restores the immune system
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply July 30, 2015 at 16:57
Started July 30, 2015 at 16:57
Lots of things are said to build up the immune system but nobody ever says how it strengthens the immune system, leaving questions and doubt. In the case of eating garlic, things become a little clearer.

The allicin that is formed when crushing or chewing the garlic is acted upon by digestive juices and is converted into polysulfides in the gut and these polysulfides naturally break down into less chemically volatile substances and wind up becoming diallyl disulfide. and is taken up not in the circulatory system but in the lymphatic system, a fat-soluble environment. It spends hours in the lymphatic system before being dumped into the vena Cava and then circulating through the lungs and then liver, where any remnants are flushed out via the common bile duct to be excreted.

While it is still in the lymphatic system, body chemistry breaks it down into its chemical components and uses the disulfide to build antibodies, which are held together by a disulfide double bond. Nea... read more

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Rebuilding Immune system after MRSA
Posted by Linda Austin
Last Reply July 29, 2015 at 21:26
Started March 20, 2006 at 16:41
Hi all,
Everyone who has had MRSA knows how easy it is to have reoccurances, especially in the first year or two. This is because the antibiotics you've been given to remove the MRSA from your system, has also killed all the good bacteria needed to fight infection. The solution is to strengthen your immune system. I'm a Natural Health consultant and am certified in Homeobitanical Remedies. I found an Eniva Product that is one of the most efficient in strengthening your immune system and protect you against infections. It is called VIBE. It is in liquid form and the dose is 1oz daily. This product is now listed in the PDR (the physicians Desk Reference book) The VIBE formula contains 4 powerful formulas to create the one potent cocktail. The 4 blends include one for IMMUNE HEALTH, which includes minerals and phytonutrients, one for ANTI_AGING which include your antioxidents, one for CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH which includes coq10 and malic acid(used for fibromalgia) and one for CEL... read more

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platelet counts
Posted by Catlin
Last Reply July 29, 2015 at 14:59
Started January 9, 2006 at 17:22
Anyone have slowly lowering platelet counts? I have noticed that my labs show a slow but steady decrease over the last year. I am not in the danger zone yet, but this concerns me. My last MRSA lesion has yet to clear, I am on topical batroban only right now. Thankyou for any replies. C

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Garlic harvesting time
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply July 27, 2015 at 16:30
Started July 27, 2015 at 16:30
Sometimes I post just general information; this one of those times. In the northern hemisphere's middle climes, it is garlic harvesting time and it is in full swing as growers and harvester all struggle to get their work done and get the piles of garlic out of the sun and under some shade asap after digging it. The garlic needs to hang in a breezy and shady place for a month or so to properly cure so it can store its full shelf life.

Asiatic and Turban type garlics store about 4 months or so, while Rocamboles will store maybe 5 months or so before sprouting. Purple Stripes, maybe 8 months and Creoles and Porcelains at 10 months and Silverskins will store 11 months or so but they won't harvest until next month.

If you have been looking for real garlic, the next few months are the best time to buy. You can find lots of growers online and buy direct from one of them or, try a few of them because they grow a lot of different kinds of garlic so learn all you can about it and... read more

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Allicin and garlic water kill staph
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply July 19, 2015 at 23:41
Started January 12, 2010 at 17:19

Allicin and garlic water kill staph.

The compound in garlic most responsible for killing staph is diallyl thiosulfinate or allicin as it is popularly called, a volatile compound with a half-life of about 16 hours in air that forms when garlic is crushed. The experts tell me that highly volatile sulfenic acids form instantly as soon as the garlic is crushed and some immediately breaks down into allicin and then the sulfenic acids break down into allicin and other compounds at a steady rate but with unexplained thirty second surges in allicin formation every six minutes and fifteen seconds, approximately. By letting the crushed garlic set for fifteen minutes or an hour, we allow more allicin to form and increase the effectiveness of the garlic.

As allicin breaks down, it deteriorates into several oily polysulfide compounds, the smelliest one of which is allyl mercaptan, which causes garlic odor but mercaptan doesn’t have any antibiotic properties.

Adding allicin to wa... read more

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Garlic Questions for Bob Anderson
Posted by Tana
Last Reply July 18, 2015 at 21:11
Started May 9, 2015 at 15:24
Hi Bob, hope you are well. I wanted to ask a few questions. Can
Garlic be Dehydrated after being chopped and left out to form
Allicin and still have the Medicinal Benefits if it is then placed
in a quart of water and use as a Poultice/Compress on a
Abscess/Boil? I was also wondering about Freezing Garlic after
being Chopped? I was thinking it it was chopped and then
immediately frozen in small batches for later use, that when it is
removed from Freezer it would then begin to for the Allicin? I
would freeze in airtight Doubled Freezer Bags to protect it. I am
most interested in Dehydrating it on very low heat in oven with
door open,temp less than 115 or use a Dehydrator. I have also
heard of Dehydrator that is not powered but used outdoors and
dehydrated by the Sun? What do you think? Thank Bob :)

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TOPICAL CARE
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply July 18, 2015 at 06:33
Started September 22, 2011 at 19:44
The following was inspired by Nikki, and other new forum posters. Hope this helps in all your struggles with MRSA colonization/infections.


The keys to success in treating MRSA lesion outbreaks… is understanding the biological need to balance flora in all respects, along with a fair understanding about cross contamination, and our immune system function.

In my opinion… three areas need to be addressed.

Topical flora balance/decolonize.
Internal flora balance/build immune system to optimal.
Environmental flora balance/decontamination.

Countering Attack/Proactive
When afflicted with a ‘pathogenic’ contagion like MRSA… there is no quick fix, no universal one time treatment and we’re done with it. Rather, studies and personal experiences reflect success (and failure cautions), concerning treatments in which to ‘control’ the effects of MRSA colonization/infections on us - the human host.

It serves us best to utilize BOTH ‘conventional’ and ‘alternative’ m... read more

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had mrsa- long term complications?
Posted by matt
Last Reply July 16, 2015
Started June 6, 2005 at 21:06
Does anyone know of any longterm complications that can be expected from an MRSA infection?
I had an infection for a month.
I have had boils off on and since Dec 05. I didn't know I had MRSA until I went to the Dr. after I had an infection in lymph nodes and was having ear aches, head aches, and anxiety.I have been perfectly healthy all 31 years of my life.
My antibiotics are finished and lymph nodes all better but I seem to have very very slight pain in my ear very occasionally. I also get little twinges around my sternum. I am not sure if I am just scared now or If I have a lingering problem. I also have a problem with my cornea now that I will be seeing a specialist for tommorrow. I suspect the cornea problem may be related to the MRSA.



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White blood cell count and MRSA infections
Posted by Researcher
Last Reply July 15, 2015 at 16:59
Started August 16, 2011 at 09:59
If you have an active MRSA infection, would your blood, your white blood cells be elevated out of range from normal? Or it will not show in your blood?

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mesotheleoma white cell count mrsa
Posted by kevin
Last Reply July 15, 2015 at 05:19
Started July 15, 2015 at 05:19
Any connection? Navy vet healthy until last three years.numerous
infections three surgeries and i feel run down. No dignosis other than
mrsa. But unsure of what to expect. Any ideas?

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garlic burn
Posted by Shivangi
Last Reply July 14, 2015 at 18:51
Started July 14, 2015 at 14:57
I used garlic to remove my mole on the face and left it overnight now I have a burn . I
wanted to know how can I heal it quickly and does it leave a scar and how much
time does it take it to heal completely . (my face is looking very bad)

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How To Effectively Treat MRSA and Boils
Posted by Jeremy Geurtjens
Last Reply July 13, 2015 at 23:06
Started July 13, 2015 at 22:05
Hi there,

My name is Jeremy Geurtjens and I am a FORMER sufferer of MRSA and boils. I
say former because I am free from the infection and have been for 18 months
now. I am married with two kids and work as a Police Officer.

I contracted a Staph infection from my son who got a couple of nasty boils. The
Dr's were not able to help much and under-prescribed my antibiotics which led to
the Staph infection developing a resistance to the antibiotics.

This happened time and time again until I had full blown MRSA. They even gave
me the "best" anti MRSA antibiotics available via an IV while I was in hospital.

I was ill for about 9 months and NOTHING was working but what I did find was
that "natural" treatments worked the best at treating the symptoms i.e. the
accesses and infections and that a healthy diet is a must if you want to "cure"
MRSA fully.

During the period that I was ill, I felt like I was suffering but then I realised that
there were people that w... read more

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MRSA skin infection
Posted by LEL
Last Reply July 11, 2015 at 16:52
Started July 1, 2015 at 01:52
New to MRSA and trying to Learn more about it. I recently had a rash under each
armpit. After a few weeks I began developing what looked like pimples but they
grew to about the size of a dime and became very painful, maybe 5-6 under each
armpit area. Dermatologist took culture and confirmed it was MRSA. I took
Bactrim for 40 days and it cleared things up, minus the scarring. Took my last
Bactim on a Monday morning and by Friday I had the abscesses returning.
Started Bactrim again on Sunday and it appears to be working on the new
abscesses. Dr says Bactrim can take 6-8 weeks to clear infection, is this what
others are experiencing? I keep the open sores covered with bandages, do not
share towels and wash hands regularly. How contagious am I to my wife and
children?? Once the infection is clear will I always have MRSA? The Dr says no
but that I will be more susceptible to it. How would I know if I'm a carrier, is there
a medical test for this? Than... read more

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MSSA /weeping wound
Posted by Sherry
Last Reply July 8, 2015 at 04:46
Started July 7, 2015 at 17:44
My 96 yr. old mother was discharged from the hospital to an assisted care facility. The doctors told me since the MSSA infection in her femur had broken out and was draining, the infection was spreading throughout her body and I needed to put her on hospice and call the family. She was so close to death, she was non responsive throughout the transfer. However, the next morning the caregiver wheeled her outside the facility to meet us. She was totally alert, told us how happy she was to be in such a beautiful place. We were shocked to say the least. It has been over 2 months now, her wound from a previous surgery on the leg is still weeping, but no fever spikes. My question is, how long can she stay in this level of health. All medications were stopped when she was discharged from the hospital. I've tried to get the hospice Dr. to run another blood test to see where it stands, but he refuses, as hospice care is comfort care only. I have pretty much drained her savings accou... read more

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Infectious Disease Specialist
Posted by Ebby S.
Last Reply July 7, 2015 at 05:11
Started September 28, 2011 at 23:52
How will a Infectious Disease Specialist, help me with MRSA?
What will they do different,from my Physician?
I need to know...before I spend more money that our family doesn't have. I don't have health insurance, and all the visits and prescriptions,have been out of pocket. I looked into it and I would have to drive out of state just to see one.

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MRSA Treatment
Posted by jOHN dOE
Last Reply July 6, 2015 at 15:09
Started July 6, 2015 at 03:56
COPPER kills MRSA . Go to a Hardware store like home depot and buy some copper wire small wire that you can mold and shape to fit in and around the infected area. Pure copper wire ,NOT a penny a penny is not pure copper. You will be able to buy small copper wire for a few dollars. After you get your wire boil it or use rubbing alcohol to make sure it is clean of any oils or other whatever may be on the wire. Then place the copper directly in and around the infected area and bandage to hold copper wire in place. I know a woman who the doctors were at the point they wanted to cut off her leg ,I told her about the copper and she started doing it replacing the copper 4 times a day until the wounds were healing. I don't know all the details but she was probably on some antibiotics also. She did say that she thought the copper did wonders for her healing.
MRSA dies on a copper surface in 90 minutes look it up.



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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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