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gout-like symptons associated with MRSA?
Posted by Annie
Last Reply February 12, 2015 at 05:13
Started June 23, 2007 at 21:14
My son age 22 injured his leg in an accident in Oct 06. No skin or bones were broken but the entire lower leg was smashed and contracted a MRSA infection. He was hopitalized for a week, had two surgeries during that time, and was sent home with a picc line w/vancomycin for a month. The wound had to be unpacked and repacked every day. After that he was on Bactrum for another month.

About eight months later some boils showed up, he was again diagnosed with MRSA. He was placed on Septra 800-160 (2 tablets 3X per day). He took those for about 1-1/2 months, then had to stop because he was throwing up blood. The MRSA hasn't reappeared but he's had some other problems and I wonder if anyone else has seen any of this after a bad MRSA infection:

What happened is that after the last round of antibiotics, my son developed acid reflux disease. Then, his hands started to swell and hurt constantly, his family doctor has diagnosed him with gout. The weird thing of it is, he is awfully young ... read more

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weight loss
Posted by Lori
Last Reply February 5, 2015 at 04:30
Started October 25, 2007
has anybody experienced weight loss w/mrsa my son has lost about 30 pounds in the last month wich is when the maybe mrsa satrted

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Confused and terrified.
Posted by Corey
Last Reply January 30, 2015 at 23:00
Started January 18, 2015 at 20:16
Last wednesday I went into the ER for a
humongous absess under my arm. I went in
and they gave me bactrim and naproxin due
to me being alergic to all other pain
medications. On Friday I returned with the
same problem only about 200% bigger and
the Nurse practitioner decided to Lance it
and not biopsy it and only said "I'm
treating it as it is MRSA". That is a HUGE
thing to guess at! I'm terrified of it
actually being MRSA and the things to come
from that. She did not educate me on
anything just gave me a packet on absesses
and told me to come back for repacking.
Can anyone shed any light on this maybe to
ease my mind.

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Myrsa
Posted by Gwen
Last Reply January 19, 2015 at 07:39
Started January 19, 2015 at 07:39
Is it safe to go to use a tanning bed if you have myrsa?

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mrsa and relationships
Posted by Luis
Last Reply January 12, 2015 at 16:17
Started August 6, 2010 at 16:10
just got diagnosed with mrsa today. my girlfriend is staying in california and i was set to move there next year sometime. now that im diagnosed with this, i've come more to peace with prayer and finding this site, but im terrified of giving it to her. how contagious is mrsa?
i mean i know its very contagious, but the spot is below my knee, will any other interactions put her in a position of contracting this?
holding hands, hugging, kissing. hope this doesnt sound like im trying to find out if we can sleep together since she's a virgin and we're not trying to do anything til we're married but as far as still having a normal relationship, is it possible?

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When is it too late for garlic?
Posted by jenny
Last Reply January 7, 2015 at 01:18
Started January 5, 2015 at 21:23
Hey all, thanks so much for all the information.

I'm traveling through Thailand at the moment and got a skin infection while in Koh
Phangan. I had no idea until afterwards how just scratching my mosquito bites and with
it being an "open cut" and going into the water runs a high risk of me getting SA.

I noticed it around December 23rd/24th and just before NYE did it start getting worst
and when I started to do all sorts of things to make it better, but nothing is working
still. I've been taking activated charcoal, oregano oil, colloidal silver, olive leaf, GSE, clay,
vitamin c and d, coconut oil, eating raw garlic, and ginger and pretty much a clean diet.

Anyways, I get that garlic water baths are the answer. But now, my SA has already
surfaced. I wish I could attach pictures in this forum.

Maybe this link will work:
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oh=b7af2578bbff0b338109d62d... read more

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recently diagnosed with MRSA
Posted by AmethystStar
Last Reply December 27, 2014 at 17:30
Started August 22, 2009 at 02:18
Three weeks ago yesterday I went to my dermatologist for a mole check, she wanted to remove one from my inside ankle...three sutures...one week later, area looks red, is weeping a semi-pus like substance, and a pus pocket is forming in one of the folds that the sutures created...I go back, a different doctor sees me, their newest surgeon in the building. "No, you are not infected", this is a normal healing foot wound...but he gives me a sample of Actibax to keep putting on it. Another week later, I go in for suture removal, original doc says yes, that is infected, removes sutures, does a swab for a culture....starts me on Keflex 500mg bid...nurse calls me yesterday, THREE WEEKS AFTER original procedure...TWO weeks after I go in asking for help for an obviously troubled wound...and ONE week after I have been on the WRONG antibiotic (which did seem to help a bit.)

I am so worried now....just needed to vent, get opinions, and other stories I guess.

Doc did NOT use betadine befor... read more

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Garlic and Allicin
Posted by Chloe
Last Reply December 27, 2014 at 02:36
Started December 26, 2014 at 20:28
Hello Bob and everyone,

We hope you all had a blessed Christmas. We are struggling because our year old baby girl has MRSA. She must have got it from the daycare center.
I wanted to ask Bob or anyone who knows about how to use garlic or allicin for MRSA. I would rather use the stable form of garlic though it is expensive. From what I read, it is more mild on the skin and stomach. Please let me know what you think. Thank you very much!

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MRSA DISTRESSING STORIES
Posted by Ben
Last Reply November 12, 2014
Started April 19, 2005 at 19:10
I have been looking at MRSA sites for information purposes.
I started reading all the stories from people whose lives have been affected by MRSA. I found it so distressing that scientists and immensely rich drug companies, on both sides of the Atlantic, are failing to address the issue of finding an answer to MRSA. The respective, I use that word loosely, governments are suppressing the true scale of the MRSA problem.

My sincere feelings go to all the people and their families of MRSA victims. You must not give up hope - start pressure groups to get some action before the situation gets worse.

I understand the next generation of resistant bacteria, VRSA are so powerful, that even the most powerful drugs currently being used do not work.


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Started October 30, 2014 at 10:11
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Skin Rash - Possible MRSA?
Posted by Nick Conrad
Last Reply October 21, 2014 at 19:05
Started March 5, 2009 at 14:26
My wife has had a bad rash for about a month. The itching is so intense. No topical creams or oral antihistamine help at all. We have tried many prescriptions for the itching and it wont stop. The doctors tried to treat the rash with some topical medicines. This did not work. Then they tried Ciprofloxacin and doxicilin thinking it was an infection. The rash continued to get worse. So then the doctors gave her prednisone thinking it was an allergic reaction. 20mg twice a day. This seemed to be helping a little bit. Also the itching got better during the day time but was still bad at night. But on the 8th day she went to a lower dose, one 20mg pill a day and we noticed a change. That night the severe itching was back but a little worse. We are concerned that now with the lower dose that this rash is still alive. The side effects of the prednisone are terrible: pounding heart, back pain, can't sleep. Alternative drugs? The rash doesnt look like MRSA, could it be? I can send a photo. help!

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MRSA Skin Infection VS Internal
Posted by Kevin
Last Reply October 3, 2014 at 18:17
Started August 5, 2011 at 18:38
Can anyone tell me when I should be concerned that my infection has compromised my blood stream. It seems to me that some of the symptoms I am experiencing such as, Occasional Nausia, occasional loss of appetite, other minor flu-like symtoms, increased pain on the balls of my feet along with exagerated aches and pains from my norm, throughout my body, and an unusual fatigue factor are signs that it may have entered my blood stream. My Dr. however, is treating my condition as if it is a superficial skin condition only at this time. Any comments would be appreciated.

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so confused, please help me
Posted by Poppy
Last Reply October 1, 2014 at 20:01
Started September 28, 2014 at 13:50
Im devastated and confused. I went in for surgery and came back with thrush I
got rid of four months later, a bladder infection, dropping ketones in my urine, oh
how did I forget post-op pneumonia. I finally think Im getting well but found out I
have pseudomonas on my tongue (will be ok, Ive been told) and MRSA in my
nose. I cannot stop crying.
I just got engaged in August. My fiancee is worried about his kids. I worry about
him, what if he gets sick from me? And mostlly, Im also devastated about my new
puppy. I lost my dog last year to a tragic unrelated death. I am getting a relative.
Should I just turn down my new puppy? I have finally gotten to a good place in
my life and now I feel like a leper. I cant get any specific information about my
issie. My doctors act like its no big deal but after all Ive been through, (leaving
unrelated illnesses out) I feel like im just waiting to die. I think I have a bladder
infection, Im passing either tiny crystals or tis... read more

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staphylococcus aureus in eyes from nose?
Posted by David
Last Reply September 30, 2014 at 20:43
Started September 27, 2014 at 01:32
My cultures showed I have staphylococcus aureus in my eyes. I get small
styes in my eyelid margins all the time but ever since I started applying
honey to my eyelids it has reduced them greatly and I get them less often.
However I still do get them from time to time and I am thinking the main
problem is in my nose.

One side of my nose is always stuffed especially when I sleep. Also I seem
to be getting eyelid styes when I sleep.

What can I do to kill this nasty bacteria?

Would eating garlic help? Sniffing freshly cut garlic? How often should it
be done?

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Extremely hot or extremely cold..... After MRS
Posted by Christi
Last Reply September 23, 2014 at 03:55
Started September 21, 2014 at 11:59
Hi! I Cut my foot back in July 4 on a piece of glass..... It was deep really need
stitches but due to high deductible I did not go to cleaned it thoroughly and super
glued it. I have had this done several cats I've used it on several of my animals
never had a problem with it. So it did pretty good until Bout beginning of August
it was then went to doc, he put me on bactrim. 1800 mg over all for a mth. It would
get better then worse over and over. So early sept he put me on 2000 mg a day of
another antibiotic, cephalexin. That was on a mon that following thurs I was in his
office and then sent to ER. Nothing left in cut... No abscesses...nothing on x ray
or MRI. IV antibiotics for five days. Abundant growth of MRSA. NO ONE could or
can still figure out why the antibiotics didn't kill it or why I wasn't healing. It's
been almost three mths now.... Still have a gaping hole...it's packed but none the
less. I did have major edema andcellulitis. I'm on a major p... read more

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how to keep my baby from getting MRSA??
Posted by L
Last Reply September 20, 2014
Started August 20, 2014 at 15:25
Hello, my husband and I have gotten cultures done at
our dermatologists office. We are still waiting results.
I'm convinced it is MRSA as my small wound tuT sS an
ingrown hair has not healed like it should. My
husband has frequent "breakouts" in his nostrils. He
used my tweezers to fool with the breakout and I
didn't know and used the tweezers on myself for the
ingrown hair. I'm so upset over this I haven't been
able to eat with out getting nauseous. We have a 4
month old baby. How do I keep her from getting
this?? I have ordered the Manuka Honey and will be
ordering the non irriadiated garlic for my husband
and myself. Right now Dr has me on the ointment
that starts with a M, can't remember off hand. Use
that 3xs a day. I am wearing gloves when I hold the
baby and wear a face mask. Washing my hands
constantly and disinfecting everything with bleach
and Lysol. Doing laundry everyday. How do I keep her
from getting this?? Please help I am desperate... read more

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Now is the time to buy garlic
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply September 17, 2014 at 16:58
Started September 17, 2014 at 16:58
Now is the best time to buy garlic because now is when the growers are selling their crops for cash to pay their bills and set aside some oiperating capital for the future.

Most of the year it is hard to find good garlic but now is when amounts are plentiful but the demand is greater than ever before and so prices are high but at least it is available.

Where do you find it? First check your local farmers market where the locals sell what they have. That's the best option if your local source has hot, strong garlic that stores six months or more.

It doesn't matter much what variety you get unless it is very mild or very hot and strong. The hotter the taste when bitten into raw, the more allicin it produces and they are all different. Romamian Red is the hottest by terst but any hot garlic will do fine. Garlic usually gets hotter as it ages and dehydrates and sharpens.

The worst place is supermarkets whose loose, bulk garlic is from China and has been irradiated - ... read more

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Roll call in USA and Canada
Posted by Denise
Last Reply August 29, 2014 at 15:46
Started April 8, 2005 at 15:17
Hi, everyone. Bev in the UK group had a great suggestion. What about a roll call for MRSA victims from the USA and Canada? What do you think?

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Marijuana kills MRSA?!!
Posted by HIM
Last Reply August 26, 2014 at 02:22
Started February 3, 2012 at 22:51
I just read on the UK forum that Majijuana kills MRSA!!

If this is true why is this not being more talked about?!
Not saying I like smoking pot, I havent done it since I was in highschool and Im 36 now but if this is a valid killer of MRSA and it is already prescribed in some states to Cancer patients why is it not more readily available to our people??
I want to know more about this cure. I would gladly take a pill made of THC or whatever active ingredient kills the virus if thats what it would do. Im not interested in just "getting high"
I dont have time for that.

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Possible false negative culture??
Posted by L
Last Reply August 23, 2014 at 02:04
Started August 23, 2014 at 02:04
Hello, I have a small open sore in my groin area.Today I got the culture results for mine and my husbands staph/Mrsa culture. They show as negative for bacteria. My question is this.... I took a shower at 11pm on Monday night and I used Hibiclens. I had the culture done at 2pm the next day on Tuesday. Did I cause a "false" negative because of using the Hibiclens?? The culture was taken about 13 to 14 hours after the shower. Ugh, I wish I never used it. I'm worried I may have ruined the real results. Today is Friday and I can't call and ask the office until Monday morning. Please help.

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