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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.

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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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MRSA gallbladder inflammation??
Posted by Jedene
Last Reply May 12, 2015 at 15:11
Started December 3, 2015 at 22:17
Could MRSA make inflammation īn THE gallbladder or biliary

It īs possible that MRSA attack dogs? Pets?

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Posted by Peg
Last Reply May 12, 2015 at 01:11
Started December 5, 2015 at 01:07
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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You must treat 24 hours a day.
Posted by Steve Lord
Last Reply May 10, 2015 at 16:42
Started May 8, 2015 at 20:07
What I have found so far is that any therapy is going to lose its
punch in a number of hours due to the substance being metabolized
(half life) and that I can tell by when the itching restarts exactly
when I reach that point. So for example Im using monolaurin now and I
need to take it every four hours because 900 mg of it loses its punch
shortly after that. If I dont wait too long I lose all the ground I
gained in the four hours. However if what you are using, doing , is
strong enough, it can drive the MRSA down so you dont have to treat
24 hours a day because the improvement of part time treatment is more
than the gain when not treating. So far, only topical therapy packs
that type of punch, namely topical oregano oil which crushes half
the lesion in like 2 hours and the same for a very thick bee propolis
obtained from The Pollen Man in Portland (internet) who gets it from
a tree near the arctic circle, so he says. The problem with topical I
cant cove... read more

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Since we need a skin break to get staph, why d
Posted by Steve Lord
Last Reply May 8, 2015 at 19:11
Started April 24, 2015 at 06:15
Since the skin must be broken in some way for MRSA or non MRSA staph
to cause an infection, so I read,
then why is it so easy to then spread that infection to even fifty
more skin sites where there is no broken skin as it did in my case It
cannot be due to colonization because we are probably exposed to
staph every day, and didnt I read that 40 percent of all people
already have it on their skin? Does contracting a MRSA infection do
something to the immune system to make it less able to from then on
fight MRSA? Or what?

Steve Lord

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If its itching , its spreading.
Posted by Steve Lord
Last Reply May 8, 2015 at 19:02
Started May 8, 2015 at 19:02
It is my consistent observation that if my skin where the MRSA is is
itching, the MRSA is spreading, and if its not itching, the therapy Im
using in the moment is working to either improve it or at least cause
no spreading. And the speed of spreading is equal to the degree of my

STeve Lord

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Monolaurin with Oregano oil beater than Vancom
Posted by Steve Lord
Last Reply May 8, 2015 at 09:01
Started May 8, 2015 at 08:07
Study by Georgetown Professor HG or Harry Preuss in test tube and mice
shows a fat in mothers milk, monolaurin plus oregano oil were
significantly more effective against MRSA than the best antibiotic,
vancomycin, and either alone was its equal, both available in health
food stores or amazon etc. Steve

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Posted by Steve Lord
Last Reply May 8, 2015 at 05:08
Started April 29, 2015 at 07:38
I have assumed before reading about garlic recently that lemongrass
would be the best cure for Mrsa due to its top ranked in a study of 85
essential oils ability to inhibit staphyloxanthin, and to destroy the
aready existing ones, those very protective yellow pigments in one's
staph that defeat our immune attacks but very few people have tried it
and none that I can find tried it by itself. Has anyone tried it? Its
only ten dollars. Most of my lesions are dotted with what appear to be
yellowish white islands of what I assume are staphyloxanthins, do you
see those in your staph lesions?

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Study of community MRSA
Posted by steve kird
Last Reply May 8, 2015 at 01:56
Started April 25, 2015 at 04:22
This study Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus
aureus immune evasion and virulence concludes that the MRSA contacted
in the community rather than a hospital etc, affects healthy people,
(average age 23), is the most lethal, that the reason is a virulence
enhancing factor called phenol-soluble modulin peptide type alpha
which causes the destruction of our main immune defense against
bacterial infection, neutrophils. So in this toughest of all strains,
It further states that studies indicate that MRSA per se (the fact
that a strain is meth resistant ) does not make it more virulent than
non MRSA, rather it is this factor that evidently is the culprit for
virtually impossible to eradicate staph or deadly staph, CA-MRSA in
an otherwise healthy person. Maybe there is a natural remedy out
there that can do this factor in. Steve Lord

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Stages of MSRA
Posted by m
Last Reply May 7, 2015 at 04:45
Started February 12, 2012 at 23:58
I have had MSRA three times. Both my knee caps and most recently on my lips. I am
not a doctor but I can tell you what I believe the four stages are and how to treat
them. GOOD LUCK.

Stage one. (Pimple/Rash stage)
For me the onset of a MRSA attack begins with a painful pimple feeling and is
followed by a rash. For some this is described as a bite feeling. The important thing
to note is that pimples should not hurt as if a nerve is affected immediately following
the formation of a pimple.

Treatment Stage 1.
Do not pick at the site or touch the site no matter what the pain is. Wash the area.
IMMEDIATELY go to the doctor and explain your having another attack and begin

Stage 2 (Painful Puss Stage)
MRSA is like a hard and soft ball of puss just under your skin. The pain during this
stage is awful. Your brain is saying to you, " just pop the sucker and you'll feel
better." DO NOT TOUCH IT. You must wait this stage out.

Treatment Stage ... read more

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Does MRSA cause tooth decay?
Posted by st
Last Reply May 5, 2015
Started February 27, 2006 at 08:44
I was diagnosed with MRSA two years ago and my teeth are falling out. Does vancomycin help the teeth to become stronger? I know tetracyclines are bad for teeth. Sometimes these infections come from bad teeth (like endocarditis). Also should I rinse my mouth with chlorhexidine and put mupicioron in my food? Thanks in advance

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