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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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Woud u wash your sheets/clothing in Hibiclens?
Posted by KC
Last Reply December 14, 2015 at 15:01
Started December 5, 2015 at 16:48
I was wondering, after/during a MRSA infection, what is the best way to clean & disinfect
sheets/pillows/clothes? Is very hot water with detergent enough or should I use something like
the Hibiclens for darks and clorox for whites?

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MRSA gallbladder inflammation??
Posted by Jedene
Last Reply December 14, 2015 at 15:00
Started December 5, 2015 at 19:03
It Ós possible that MRSA does inflammation gallbladder?

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Posted by Peg
Last Reply December 14, 2015 at 14:53
Started December 4, 2015 at 01:38
Started by Peg Posted: August 1, 2014 at 22:17

Have had MRSA in my left hear since a mastoid surgery 7 years ago. They put tubes in both ears at the time of the surgery. The one in the left ear did not fall out so it was removed with the advice that removing the tube would help clear up the MRSA. That was 2 years ago. I am still positive for MRSA and been on oral and drops. ENT says he can not do any more until I have gone 6 mo's w/o infection. longest I go is 2 months between infections. It's in my middle ear and I have a hole in my ear drum that needs closing if we can clear the infection. Should I see an infectious disease doctor?

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MRSA and toddler
Posted by Lindsay
Last Reply December 8, 2015 at 15:15
Started December 8, 2015 at 15:15
Hello! My 1 year old got a MRSA infection in her diaper area. She had small little zit-like
bumps as well as boils. I treated her boils and zits with tiny amounts of essential oils
(diluted, and be careful to read up on which ones to use and how much - also test the
oil on the child's skin before using). The oils were effective in ridding her of the
individual spots that were treated, but were not successful completely ridding her of
subsequent infections. What DID work, was I had an elderly woman told me to put her
effected area in the sun. As crazy as it sounds, I had my daughter lie out in direct
sunlight without diaper/underwear for about 20 minutes - I did this for about a week
(maybe slightly longer). We have not had any infection since, and it has been about 7
months. I believe that the sunlight, which naturally kills bacteria, decolonized her
infected area. I hope this helps someone, because I know that it was terrible for us.

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