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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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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,


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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

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I kill mrsa with Rexall chest rub.
Posted by Brian KC Mo
Last Reply June 18, 2015 at 04:12
Started June 17, 2015 at 23:17
I have had mrsa problems for years 7 years or so. I even got septic
mrsa and mrsa attacked my aorta valve and I now have a mechanical
valve and a pace maker. that took place in 2010. Since then I was
still getting periodic mrsa sores in my nose every 3 months or so.
After the sore got very bad (hoping it would fix itself and go away) I
would end up having to take antibiotics everytime and it would get
better and go away. But about 12 months ago. I had a mrsa sore in my
nose and i was sick like sinuses at the same time and I would rub
rexall medicated chest rub in my nose to help me breathe better at
night and 2 days later the sore was gone. I was shocked and have been
using it daily with no occurrences in the last year. This is just my
experience. I took an insane amount of almost experimental antibiotics
to end my sepsis and i absolutely hate taking antibiotics, so this is
a blessing for me. I have read that camphor kills bacteria and I think
thats what... read more

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oregoano,tea tree and eucalyptus
Posted by mike
Last Reply June 17, 2015 at 19:56
Started May 5, 2013 at 22:31
there was a post a whike back
(can't fid it)

the woman said she uses these 3 oils on her young child and cured the infection.she said it is imperitiave to only wear clothing once and wash the clothes in pinesol oil specifically .i have been using tea tree for a while ean it does counter and slowly cure the mrsa.
but these 3 oils used together is very effective.after adding eucalytus oil the mrsa clears up very quickly.the tea-oregano improve daily ,incrementally but adding the eucalytus speeded up the healing 4-5 times faster.but she is correct you must wear clothing only once.
anyone with topical infection and cellulitis will be amazed.coupled with the garlic bath for internal cleaning, mrsa can in fact be cured.


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Can pets be treated with Garlic bath?
Posted by Tana
Last Reply June 16, 2015 at 02:50
Started June 16, 2015 at 01:31
Hi, I was wondering if Dogs and Cats can be treated with Garlic Baths
as well for Staph/MRSA infections? Wondering if it is safe for them
as I know some things are not good for pets?

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MRSA in lungs?
Posted by Bret
Last Reply June 11, 2015 at 14:43
Started April 20, 2015 at 06:13
Does anyone have advice on how to get rid of MRSA in lungs? I have
had this ongoing for a long time. HAve been on lots of Bactrim and
Doxy but it keeps coming back and has spread systemtically to hands
and also up into sinuses, eyes and ears. can anyone recommmend
alternative treatments or anything that nay help. Very desperate to
get rid of this. Have been very sick, unable to work, and bed-ridden
for way to long. Doctors not so helpful.

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Please help!> Levaquin + ?
Posted by Rick
Last Reply June 11, 2015 at 14:40
Started June 11, 2015 at 03:23
Does anyone know if Levaquin + Bactrim toether for MRSA is more
effective than Levaquin alone?

How about Levaquin and Rifampin?

Please help, bad MRSA here, Not getting an awful lot of help from

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Posted by # Michael
Last Reply June 5, 2015 at 21:28
Started May 30, 2015 at 20:01
I recently contracted Mrsa. I had my third spinal operation frist of April. I have rods and screws in my neck. went to see the doctor 22nd of april they took 2 xrays we looked at them he said I was healing fine. Looked at my neck and back said it was a a little swollen and red but that was to be expected. After leaving the doctors I became sick. Got home crawled into bed stayed there for 3 days. then a small pimple appeared on my back it burst with so much pus it soaked two pillows before I woke up and saw it. When I got to the hospital they did a CT scan then a MRI found out that it was at the base of my brain. and was already running thru my blood stream. I want to know if this infection was the result of them putting a dirty rod or screws in my body? I never seen so much puss come out of a pimple so small. and why did they not catch it before it got into my blood stream. Now I will have to take meds for the rest of my life because the infection is in the rods and screws and she s... read more

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recurrent mrsa
Posted by kamkam
Last Reply June 4, 2015 at 05:40
Started June 4, 2015 at 05:40
Does recurring mrsa happens in HEALTHY people? I was diagnosed with
mrsa about a year ago. Now its back. My gp gave me doxycycline and
told me if its not cure, he will send me to ID. Is it common to send
people with mrsa to ID? I had HIV OCD and tested many times with
RAPID blood tests and negative results. Now my mind again started to
go back with thoughts of having wrong results

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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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