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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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Posted by KARENG
Last Reply January 8, 2016 at 13:27
Started January 8, 2016

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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
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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my mrsa cause A fib
Posted by mike
Last Reply January 8, 2016
Started January 9, 2013 at 07:14
i have a strain of mrsa that cause my heart to go into Atrial fibrillation. it was documented when i when into the cardiac ward but the doctor did not believe her own computor records and was going to treat me for a fib rather than treat the mrsa.
every doctor says mrsa does ot cause a ib. but i have a srain of mrsa that causes atrial fibrillation and the doctor are sweeping me under the rug .

help i do't know where to turn but the mrsa ios getting stronger and my homepathic rmedies are losing the battle. i assume i will die of cardiac arrest in the near future , as the doctors refuse to even consider the new strain i have.


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MRSA IN Abdominal
Posted by Melissa
Last Reply January 6, 2016 at 01:58
Started January 27, 2005 at 06:40
I have abdominal wound MRSA I have had 3 abdominal hernia surgeries by in 2004 by one Dr. the last was June 2004 and the hernia was back. I found another Dr. so in December I had my fourth hernia surgery this time with mesh. During surgery he found a pocket of infection which ended up being MRSA. I was on vanc for 4 weeks and had allergic reaction to it on my last dose which was good it was my last I guess. Last week I ran a high fever now I am on clindamycin for 20 days. If I show sighns that i'm still infected with MRSA he will have to go back n and remove the mesh and treat me again. I am 35 years old and have small kids. I am so worried that i'm not going to be healed from this infection. and so angry that I got it. I hope no one has to ever go through it.

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What I did
Posted by Rebecca
Last Reply January 4, 2016 at 22:44
Started December 27, 2015 at 18:04
This might help you.

Get the following essential oils:

Tea tree

They are all antibacterial

Get manuka honey make sure strength is 24+

Buy organic garlic make sure when you crush it, it has green stalk running
through it. turmeric pills, coconut oil (organic), Epsom salts.
Get a multivitamin, reshi mushroom pills, oh yeah get turmeric powder.

What to do:
Daily garlic baths with all esstrial oils combined. 5 or more drops from all. Crush
gariilc and let it sit for 15 mins before you put it in bath. Sit in bath for 20 mins

After your bath use, interchangeable the oils, use two at a time at lest twice daily.
You'd dab with wool or swab the oils on. Add manuka honey and turmeric past
made from the coconut oil and powdered turmeric on also. Cover with bandage.

Swob your nose with the oils, and and oregano to water 3 drops and Gurgle once
per day.

Take daily the vitamins. But reshi and turmeric take two tables ... read more

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MRSA affecting the fingernails?
Posted by Janet G
Last Reply January 4, 2016
Started October 6, 2008 at 15:30
I was diagnosed with MRSA in July of this year, my last bout was in the end of August, and I have not had another one since, my question is this. I have gotten an infection around three of my fingernails, red, swollen, hot and very painful, I did have this before, about a year ago and didnt think nothing of it, but now I am wondering if its MRSA presenting its self in these areas? So if it is this, does that mean that the MRSA is in the blood stream or is it just on the skin site? I hate having this superbug!!!! I need answers!

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Anyone who honey/garlic did not work?
Posted by Marian
Last Reply December 29, 2015 at 20:21
Started December 28, 2015 at 03:59
I see several posts from people here who say a form of honey and irradiated garlic work. I wonder if they clear up the mrsa, or just perhaps alleviate pain for a while. Is anyone here who tried these remedies without success? Personally, I find this information very hard to believe, although I do acknowledge that some home remedies work for some things, but probably not mrsa.

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Trying agan to post
Posted by Marian
Last Reply December 28, 2015 at 14:02
Started December 28, 2015 at 03:34
A friend started chemo 6 weeks ago. She had some kind of undiagnosed infection in her system when the docs started the chemo. She has stage 3 cancer. Now she has been diagnosed with mrsa. She is an alternative health extremist. That's what I call it, anyway. She is not cooperating with her doctor about the mrsa. We practice music with people once a week at one musicians home, and the friend and I play music at my home once a week. I am working on finding a coffee house to play in weekly for background music The research I've done -- is this true? -- is that mrsa carriers can go to public venues. My friend claims that the infection is now two lesions, one small and one large. Four days later, she wants to come back to practice in 3 days. I told her I want to wait another week to think it over. Personally, I do not feel safe going to a home, or having her in my home. She got evicted from her room in a person's home because of the mrsa. obviously my dear friend's life is in a ... read more

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apple cider vinegar
Posted by mike
Last Reply December 26, 2015 at 07:37
Started November 19, 2013 at 20:06

i have a allicin/garlci resistant straight of mrsa so i cant use bob anderson's allicin cure(it does work on normal mrsa).

i have recently found that raw ,unfiltered apple cider vinegar will kill mrsa skin infections. if the mrsa is deeper in your tissue, one still needs to use tea tree oil as this oil will penetrate into the deeper layers of skin.

it sounds so simple but it is true. ACV has layer of "mothering" in it(so it must be unflitered and unheated aple cider vinegar as the heat kill the mothering).
the "mothering" is mde up of amino acids and these kill the mrsa. it also seems to work after it is dry to help stop reinfection. tea tree oil sems to work for 10 minutes or so and then lose it powers.

bob andersons allicin baths "saved" my life 6 months ago but with the allicin resistant strain i was in a bind until the ACV cure .


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Spread through sex?
Posted by Joseph
Last Reply December 22, 2015 at 19:17
Started December 9, 2015 at 18:55
My girlfriend of 6 months had MRSA years
back as a young child, but its been years
since she had an infection. Am I at risk
for contracting MRSA if we have
unprotected sex (oral or intercourse)?
What about protected sex?

That ks,

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How long do you need to soak?
Posted by Nicole
Last Reply December 17, 2015 at 22:41
Started December 17, 2015 at 21:10
How long of a soak in garlic bath is effective? I have been reading on some websites that it has to be 30+ minutes. I am hoping to do this for an infant, who won't sit longer than 10. Will it still be helpful?

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Can Staph make you lose your teeth?
Posted by S in PA
Last Reply December 15, 2015 at 03:36
Started May 9, 2010 at 05:17
Can you guys please go read my post under my other thread?

My tooth just fell out and all this crap came out with it. I made sure
to spit it out and not swallow and then used a high powered mouthwash
to rinse (can you spell PAIN?)

My teeth were fine before this staph infection!!! Can an infection
like this make you lose your teeth? This tooth had a root canal done
on it 2 yrs ago so I guess it was not as strong as the others? or had
a place for the virus to enter? just guessing here. And freaking out
as well!

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Posted by Anna
Last Reply December 14, 2015 at 19:02
Started December 6, 2015 at 21:42
I just spent the past hour writing down my situation and my question re MRSA
and apparently entered the wrong letters below and it erased my ENTIRE entry!!! I
did not have the time in the first place but did it anyway as i needed a question
answered and am so frustrated right now... You should really fix this, whoever
you are.....

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MRSA on titanium rod in leg
Posted by Lori
Last Reply December 14, 2015 at 15:05
Started December 7, 2015 at 17:02
Has anyone heard of killing the Mrsa on hardware with electrical

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