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Bob A - Staph and dogs
Posted by Anna
Last Reply August 11, 2014 at 23:29
Started September 21, 2013 at 17:03
My dog has staph infection on (in?) her skin. She sees a holistic vet
monthly; she has a compromised immune system (we don't use the "C"
word in our household). She has just started an antibiotic and
antihistamine regimen to break the itching/scratching/infection cycle;
however, both her vet and I feel like addressing the staph externally
will help as well, though I have no desire to use "anti"-anything
shampoos because they always kill the good with the bad.

Bob - Knowing that garlic can be toxic for her if ingested (and,
likely, through dermal absorption) particularly with her system
challenges, I am interested in trying to use garlic fumes proximally
to her skin. I found the 1936 study of garlic vapors summary (Walton,
Herbold & Lindegren, Journal of Food Science) but have been unable to
ascertain the length of time of exposure needed and whether it is
effective when not in a contained environment. Do you have any
information that may assist in th... read more

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What has been working for us.
Posted by Laura
Last Reply August 10, 2014 at 05:57
Started March 3, 2007 at 21:59
Hubby and I have been dealing with this for a year now... after many times of trying to find something that works we were able to come across an ingredient that has seemed to work well in bringing the boils to a "head". And the quicker they drain the quicker you can get the medicine in it to kill the bacteria. Beeswax seems to work well. We found this in hemhorroid cream. It seems to make the skin soft and thin enough to pull the core out. Where before we had done everything we could to get the head out , to the point of making it worse, this pulled it out much quicker. After finding this out we spoke to some friends whom we had found out had had MRSA all through their home. They found another cream that they said worked the same way... after inspecting this cream i found that it was mainly BEESWAX!!! Imagine my surprise. So if you have one come up slap some hemhorroid cream on it with a bandaid.. thats very important cause when it comes out it will drain and can cause more boils. A... read more

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I contracted MRSA after surgery
Posted by Mary Lowman
Last Reply August 9, 2014 at 23:34
Started September 4, 2007 at 02:43
I had surgery a couple of months ago and contracted MRSA. This has been like a death sentence to me. Everyone treats me like a leper, even my husband. How does everyone deal with this?

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Daughter has reoccurence of MRSA
Posted by FrustratedFather
Last Reply August 8, 2014 at 03:24
Started September 11, 2009 at 14:03
We have been to two primary care physicians and an infectious disease doctor yet my daughter continues to have recurrences of the MRSA sores. She was originally put on an antibiotic (sorry can't remember which one). She is now using a polybacitracin cream. The boils first started on her hip but now she is getting them on her side, under her arms (not arm pit). We are trying to get into another infectious disease specialist but is there anything we can do to help?

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Homeopathic cure has changed my life
Posted by Us mrsa
Last Reply August 8, 2014 at 03:19
Started August 7, 2014 at 06:55
I have struggled with MRSA for YEARS I have had three huge flare ups hat
included baseball sized boils which required antibiotics and lots of care. One was
on the snide of my thigh and the other two were on my lower legs. All at different
times. I got MRSA because I didn't know what it was. I always had body acne
slightly probably from puberty, but my boyfriend at the time started getting it too
and we wwnt to the doctor. She prescribed him meds, but not me. And then I went
to a different doctor and she prescribed something different. This is how MRSA
starts, doctors prescribing low grade antibiotics and misdiagnosis a serious
staph infection as staph aureus. I can only use 8 antibiotics left in the whole
world to cure any additional flare ups because my body has made be staph
resistant to all of the ones I have taken. Beginners pathology means if you take
an antibiotic it doesn't make sense to take it again, your body has already created
those antigens and w... read more

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new to mrsa as a caregiver
Posted by anke
Last Reply August 7, 2014 at 01:36
Started July 31, 2014 at 14:01
greetings,

i am new to this topic. i have recently been engaged to be the caregiver for my grandma who's acquired a very bad mrsa infection in the hospital in the surgery site. she has been home with me since yesterday..

i have so many questions and am generally freaking out. i did not know that she had this infection until it was too late - already committed to coming from another state.

her incision is producing a great deal of mrsa discharge from both the incision and from a drain site. maybe 1 liter per day comes out of her.

i could use support from folks who know what this is all about.

my background:
leery of the medical community, anti-antibiotic, alternative approaches preferred for most things.

she has been rxd zyvox at $140 per pill (she does not have adequate rx coverage to cover this). i am livid about how expensive this is, plus not convinced it will really lick it after reading about mrsa on the internet.

regarding other resources, i real... read more

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New to this
Posted by Miguel
Last Reply August 7, 2014 at 01:29
Started August 1, 2014 at 01:22
Hi everyone I'm a 20 year old male and I don't know how I contracted mrsa I got it
on my left shin and it got pretty bad. I got it fixed and since iv had atleast one
flare up every month. Iv caught them before they've become a boil and they have
just become a red bump then I get prescribed bactrim and it's gone. For 5 months
this has persisted and the last two times iv had joint pain in the leg that got mrsa
and the arm on the same side ? Should I be worried that batrim isn't doing the
trick and I need another medication. Should I be worried about the joint pain and
also I feel fatigued

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Relief
Posted by Tammy
Last Reply August 7, 2014 at 01:12
Started August 5, 2014 at 21:34
I had a small bump on my knee that turned in to a painfull sore. Bad joint pain and
my leg swollen from the knee down. Finally went to the Dr and without doing any
test decided it was mrsa. They put me on bactrim. My question is, how long after
starting the antibiotics should the progression stop and I can start feeling so e
sort of relief?

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Another outbreak
Posted by Connie
Last Reply July 29, 2014 at 15:43
Started April 9, 2010 at 01:39
I've got another outbreak. Two boils this time. I feel very tired and the boils hurt. This is number 7 in 8 months. I don't want to take antibiotica AGAIN so I'm goint to try garlic, a lot of garlic. I'm also using lemon grass oil and tea tree oil. I don't know why I keep getting outbreaks, I've been taking a ton of vitamines. I don't get it. Any suggestions?

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MRSA from Saliva = ?
Posted by kj4414
Last Reply July 24, 2014 at 22:59
Started February 11, 2010
Hi everyone - I've been reading through the forum and know there are some very knowledgeable folks around here and I'd like to get your advice. I work with someone who has MRSA. This sounds a little silly, but I accidentally used their fork for a bite of food. I'm concerned I may have been exposed to MRSA and want to take this seriously, especially as a precaution against my family being infected. It has been less than 48 hours since the "incident" so I'm guessing that's too soon for a culture.

First, where might an infection show up? I've heard plenty about skin and blood infection, but not much about mouth, saliva, throat or digestive tract infection. When/if I get a culture, what should I have tested?

Second, please advise on my best course of action overall!

Thank you!!


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MRSA in sinuses
Posted by Charlie R
Last Reply July 21, 2014 at 02:46
Started August 17, 2005 at 20:52
I hAVE BEEN ON ANTIBIOTICS FOR 3 YEARS, 4 SINUS SURGERIES, AND NOW I AM BEING TREATED FOR STAPH IN SINUS BONE EVEN THOUGH UNABLE TO GET ANY DEFINATIVE CULTURES. I AM MAKING SOME PROGRESS ON 6 WEEKS OF VANCO BUT FEEL INFECTION IS STILL THERE. MY WIFE IS DEVELOPING SINUS INFECTIONS. IS THIS CONTAGIOUS IN HOUSEHOLDS AND HAS ANY BODY HAD MRSA THAT THEY WERE UNABLE TO CULTURE..

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sinus infection
Posted by donna
Last Reply July 19, 2014 at 20:49
Started June 18, 2007 at 23:37
I have been treated for a "sinus infection" for about a year now. In Dec I was told it was MRSA and was put on Bactroban and Bactrim. That didn't work. In Jan I was referred to an specialist who put me on Zyvox-2 rounds. After being on it for a month I still had a sinus infection, he told me that it must be a secondary infection because after a month the MRSA would be cleared up but didnt do a culture. By Mar by asthma was out of control and for 3 1/2 wks they threatened to put me in the hostipal. During this whole time I still had the sinus infection. I was finally told I needed surgery. That the infection could not drain due to polyps. I had the surgery on May 7, it didn't change a thing. I still have the infection. The Dr said the culture showed a "significant" amount. Can anybody suggest something, anything?? I don't know what to do any more. Also, can someone tell me what causes this? I have no idea how I even got this. I would really appreciate any help anyone can provide. Tha... read more

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My 6 year-old son
Posted by RG
Last Reply July 15, 2014 at 13:47
Started July 18, 2005 at 23:35
My son had MRSA and was treated in the hospital for two days. He was given Vencomycin and was released on 6/30/05 on Bactrim oral suspension. I stopped the antibiotic treatment on 7/5/05, because he broke out in hives. The Doctors recommended that we keep a close eye on him to make sure the MRSA does not reuccur. He received a full 8.5 days of oral Bactrim (Sulfatrim). On Tuesday, July 12th, my son had redness around his legs, they were in the same spots the hives had been but this time the red spots did not look like hives. The Dr. said they were some sort of really delayed allergic reaction to the medication. He was given a cream and the redness has gone away. Since he was released from the hospital, which will be three weeks this Thursday, my son has had several mosquito bite like, blister like wounds on his face arms and legs. Everytime I see one of these I get VERY WORRIED. I don't know whether its just a mosquito bite or if its the MRSA. Any suggestions, recommendatio... read more

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Hiv and Mrsa
Posted by Bill
Last Reply July 15, 2014 at 01:32
Started October 1, 2005 at 18:52
I'm interested in hearing other people's stories who are hiv+ and have had Mrsa infections. I've posted my story on an older listing (under "Hiv and Mrsa), if anyone is interested in my case. I'm happy to report that I've totally recovered now and I'm feeling great, but it's only been two weeks since I finished my five week Vancomycin treatment.

I ran into a friend who is a doctor yesterday and he said that anyone who is hiv+ and comes to his hospital with an mrsa boil is put on a one week Vancomycin treatment to ward off further complications. I seriouly doubt that most hospitals do this though. I appreciate any comments.

Thanks,
Bill

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manuka honey
Posted by bikerbabe
Last Reply July 13, 2014 at 16:24
Started July 25, 2005 at 15:50
i'm 29 and since my road traffic accident two years ago am still suffering the effects of mrsa. Have been told that there is nothing the doctors can do as the vancomycin anti biotic did not work, so find myself alone in trying to find help. I came across Manuka Honey, which i ordered over the internet. I've been taking it for a few weeks now and the wound and rash are going. Has anybody else taken this honey or know of somebody who has. Has it worked for them? Was it a waste of time? Please let me know.

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MRSA Scar hurting?
Posted by Ashley
Last Reply July 7, 2014 at 04:51
Started July 6, 2014 at 05:37
Hi, I was diagnosed with MRSA about a year ago, the infection was on my
upper thigh and was extremely difficult and painful to drain. Now, a
year later, it still hurts sometimes, especially when I touch it at all.
Is this normal?

Also, does anyone know the chances of getting another MRSA infection? If
it helps, my infection was most likely from using a toilet that someone
with MRSA used and didn't clean. TY!(:

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MRSA and dating
Posted by SMT
Last Reply July 5, 2014 at 06:56
Started July 5, 2014 at 06:56
Hello,
I am currently seeing someone, and he told me he "had" MRSA. I am unsure
about whether or not I should be worried about contracting it as well. We have not
been intimate, and I am not at a level where I'd feel comfortable asking him about
the details of his MRSA experience. From what he told me, he had a infection spot
removed, and a IV that went to his heart. I know there are carriers and infected
people, but I was wondering if either of those items (removed infection spot or IV
to the heart) would give any clues as to whether he is a carrier. From what I
understand he caught it while he was away at school. I am open to any tips or
information about contracting MRSA, and what I can do to prevent it. Kind of a
bummer, huh? Haha.

Thank you!

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how long will this awful fatigue
Posted by catlin
Last Reply July 3, 2014 at 04:53
Started October 18, 2005 at 15:45
last after the skin lesions clear? (For those of you with skin lesions only.) thanks for any replies

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what happens when mrsa is in your blood stream
Posted by jayme white
Last Reply June 29, 2014 at 21:35
Started June 29, 2014 at 16:37
Im on methotrexate and remicaid after last infusion I got a rash on neck arms and
vagina they put me on predasone next thing you know I swell up on arm and the
one down there (it was jut on side next entry to vajj) its going inside butt-hole and
vagina. Can this make it go into organs and bloodstream what happens if it goes to
these areas

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new approach
Posted by mike
Last Reply June 27, 2014 at 23:47
Started June 27, 2014 at 23:47
bob you might be interested in this news. researchers have "discovered" how tofight resistant bacterias......
just like alicin does as explained in you post

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140618140014.htm

"A breakthrough in the race to solve antibiotic resistance has been made by scientists. New research reveals an Achilles' heel in the defensive barrier that surrounds drug-resistant bacterial cells. The findings pave the way for a new wave of drugs that kill superbugs by bringing down their defensive walls rather than attacking the bacteria itself. It means that in future, bacteria may not develop drug-resistance at all."

this is exactly the description you gave of how allicin acts.

also the mysterious flu is now being called a strep/flu/unidentified bacterial infection.

just remember it was a year ago I started mentioning strep ad flu combinations with mrs... read more

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