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Garlic burn?
Posted by Ray
Last Reply October 1, 2017 at 16:26
Started July 31, 2012 at 05:49
So applied garlic directly to my wounds as recommended. But I think I have garlic burns on where I applied the garlic. The skin is dark brown. Is that a garlic burn? It seems like I need to dilute the garlic somehow.

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can a M.R.S.A. staph carrier get disability?
Posted by Jay Hamilton
Last Reply September 30, 2017 at 17:33
Started December 28, 2007 at 09:17
I'm writing this to let people know more about this fatal bacterial infection. I know to some it's just bothersome, but 3 Years ago. I was diagnosed with staph in arm close to my wrist. within two weeks it traveled to my nose, but went away in my arm. Unfortunately once staph enters your nose there it will stay. Even if you get better. It's very hard to get rid of. And yet again before I started to feel like my old self. It came back. This time it was diagnosed mrsa staph. I was told while i had these constant outbreaks I was not going to be able to work, This it won't go away so i've been sitting here with a 6month old child which i love dearly and my soon to be wife (when we can afford to get married) for 3 months without a check of any kind. After seeing a ears,nose,and throat specialist. I was even more upset.He was the one that informed me i could get rid of the mrsa staph bacteria in my nose. He went to tell me many people carry the mrsa or common staph bacteria in there nose,... read more

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MRSA STAPH and TURMERIC
Posted by susan
Last Reply September 30, 2017
Started August 29, 2009 at 14:51
because of tremendous stress in my life recently, I picked up MRSA from my handicapped little girl who is colonized with MRSA. I developed a boil on my face and didn't know what it was, so i did some online research. I am loathe to go the the Dr. unless I'm really ill, so I decided to try to cure myself. I found that TURMERIC the indian spice worked for a lot of people suffering from boils so I decided to give it a try as I happened to have some on hand. I began by using warm compresses dipped in a solution of water salt and about a teaspoon of turmeric. I also mixed a teaspoon with about a quarter cup of warm half and half and drank it several times throughout the day. The boil was nearly the size of a golf ball when I began. By the second day it opened and began to drain pus. Then I made a paste with salt turmeric and water and applied it directly to the boil and covered it with a sterile gauze. I kept up the regimen and the boil is almost completely gone after 8 days. However, se... read more

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MRSA and blood pressure
Posted by MichelleNC
Last Reply September 26, 2017 at 05:00
Started August 3, 2007 at 03:59
I have CA-MRSA that has been treated with bactrim/rifampin/muciporin as well as one treatment of an IV of something (honestly, I was too upset and in too much pain in the ER to even care what it was..but I am trying to find out now)....anyway, my blood pressure was off the charts when I first went to the doctor (200/110) and as I have gotten better (which I say loosely since I know that things can change quickly) it has gotten lower (140/90---still high but I am still on meds and not quite 100%). Has anyone else had high blood pressure associated with their MRSA outbreak? I know BP can be influenced by many things (needless to say that I have been very stressed out, in lots of pain and medication can impact BP) but my doctor is talking of BP meds (though agrees that we should wait and see considering that it has been dropping so much over the past week). I am willing to deal with high blood pressure but I don't want to miss something (like MRSA effecting the heart). My BP wasn't... read more

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Hydrogen peroxide uses in staph/mrsa
Posted by steelmagnolia
Last Reply September 22, 2017 at 18:17
Started July 17, 2009 at 16:43
I would just like to make a comment and see if anyone else has found this helpful. I have had this infection for 2.5 yrs. I think I have tried most all of the conservative meds they use for this......I have never been on IV antibiotics, so far.

The other day I got into the shower with a large bottle of peroxide and just poured it generously all over myself from the chin down, and rubbed it in good. I foamed up like crazy, of course. Then I took my regular shower with my medicated body wash for psoriasis/eczema and then rinsed and repeated with the peroxide. Its been 2 days since I did this and all of the lesions seem to be drying up. I am not sure how good this will work in the long-run, but has anyone else had experience with peroxide? I have also gone back to trying Protopic ointment again as well. I sure hope to find something that works. It seems every time something looks promising, you turn around and break out all over again within a few weeks.

Sincerely, Lyn

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Garlic with Bob Anderson
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply September 13, 2017 at 05:01
Started January 10, 2010 at 16:34

To the forum…

As I mentioned some time back, I’d be putting up information concerning garlic… finally it’s up. As you all know I’m very selective and after much research I believe I’ve found a very good source and unique perspective concerning garlic to share with all of you.

You can find a portion of this interesting and educational write up on http://webpages.charter.net/mrsa.america_beyond/index.html under the drop down menu top right entitled ‘Supplements’.

I’d also like to introduce this document’s author to forum – Mr. Bob Anderson will be coming onto forum to assist us in learning all we can concerning the properties of garlic.

Please help him to feel at home. Ask the million questions.

ladyk

Welcome Bob!


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recurrent infections/excema
Posted by eriks mom
Last Reply September 5, 2017 at 01:06
Started September 30, 2008 at 20:42
My 4yr old son has had continuning bouts with Mrsa. I was glad to find this site with people discussing persistent mrsa. We have tried everything, (with the exception of ladyks mention of the shower curtain that will be thrown away as soon as I get home).

My sons problem is excerbated by excema, which becomes more severe with every outbreak. Its a vicious circle for us. We keep him clean with a antibacterial soap, which kicks the excema into gear, he scratches and viola, another sore appears. Now even worse, he has it colonized in his ears, so everytime he gets a cold, we have mrsa pus literally dripping out his ear.

We started with his ped, went to a dermatologist,and now an immunologist. Somewhere in there, there was also the surgeon. I am thrilled with our new doc. We have a new regime that includes daily baths with gentle cleaners, hibiclens once a week, high dose cortisone cream for excema spots, bactraban for open cuts,hydroxyzine which helps the itching and h... read more

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MRSA on Scalp and Hair Loss??
Posted by Fleur
Last Reply September 3, 2017 at 03:58
Started August 19, 2011 at 23:38
My boyfriend recently contracted a MRSA staph infection and was in the hospital for
four days fighting it. I contracted the staph infection on my leg a few months ago
and was prescribed an antibiotic to combat it. About three weeks ago I noticed a
large uncomfortable lump on my scalp. After going to the doctor and telling her the
history of MRSA, she again prescribed me an antibiotic without taking a culture. The
MRSA, similar to other cases, was on the skin and produced a large, infected (pus,
blood, etc), bump on my scalp. As it began to heal it scabbed over in a thin almost
white scab. For the past two weeks I have noticed that the area that was swollen was
slowly dropping hair. I now have a large half dollar sized portion on my scalp with
absolutely no hair and the entire area itches. Is this normal??? Will my hair grow
back? I am quite concerned as this area is easily visible and on the front of my scalp.
Has anyone else experienced something li... read more

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BOB ANDERSON
Posted by BRENT GEORGE
Last Reply September 2, 2017 at 13:40
Started January 12, 2012 at 03:44
IVE TRIED GARLIC DOES NOT WORK I HAVE EXSTREAM MRSA I HAVE IT REGULARLY WISH IT WOULD WORK BUT LIKE ISAID IHAVEN T FOUND ANY THING THAT WORKS THE DOCTOR AND TOLD ME IT WOULD BE LIKE THIS THE REST OF MY LIFE I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO BUT LIVE IN PAIN AN SUFFERING 16 CYEARS WITH THIS IS BAD WHEN I FIRST GOT MRSA THEY DIDNT EVEN HAVE A NAME FOR IT INOW PEOPLE ARE SAYING GARLIC WORKS BUT ON ME IT DOESNT AND TO EVERYONE U CAN GET ON DISABILITY FOR MRSA IF YOUR CASE IS AS BAD AS MINE GO GET A LAWYER AND FIGHT IT BECAUSE I CANT EVEN GET A JOB WITH MRSA PEOPLE JUST WANT HIRE ME BECAUSE IM A HEALTH RISK TO OTHERS WE NEED A ORGANIZE A GROUP ON THIS THANKS

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garlic water as a substitute for mouthwash?
Posted by edp
Last Reply August 26, 2017 at 03:13
Started May 14, 2011 at 02:47
I am colonized with MRSA in my throat, gums, lips, etc. I read a topic here from Bob Anderson to chew garlic and pack it on the gumline in order to get rid of MRSA in the mouth.Is it also advisable to rinse my mouth with garlic water as a substitute for mouthwash? I use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate mouthrinse).

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'Normal Staph' or MRSA?
Posted by Jason
Last Reply August 25, 2017 at 16:00
Started August 25, 2017 at 14:26
Pretty much looking for a second opinion. Had a culture done last
week, doc finally came back with a 'normal staph infection'
diagnosis, but Google (of course) says differently.

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Gram Stain result:
Rare WBC
Moderate Gram Positive Cocci
Few Gram Negative Rods
Rare Gram Positive Rods

Culture Result:
Moderate Coagulase Negative Staphylococcus
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I'm on Doxycycline 100mg 2x Daily

Anyone out there have any further insights?

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Fkmrsa
Posted by Rlene
Last Reply August 25, 2017 at 05:18
Started March 5, 2017 at 03:30
I learned of this protocol on a fb
mrsa support group and it has helped
me very much with fatigue joint pain
and it has weakened but not stopped
the boils. E tea capsules or essiac
tea,colostrum, red clover, natural
fiber,take this four supplement three
times daily and vitamin b the kind
you squirt under your toung..I 've
been doing this four one month and
haven't had this much energy since
contracting mrsa..I'm still getting
boils but they are tiny and don't
make me sick or weak anymore. They
die in a day or two with topical
urine treatment. I also spray daily
with a squirt bottle my whole body
with urine colidiol silver and or
essential oils. .I really do feel
better..if the fatigue is killing you
try this it helped me so much I
started working out again..amazing a
month ago I spent most of my free
time in bed or wanting to go back to
bed..

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Can MRSA infect bones/joints?
Posted by Carole
Last Reply August 25, 2017 at 03:31
Started December 24, 2006 at 12:26
I am a 54 year old female and have had MRSA for the last 4 months, thought to a caused by a bite from a Brown Recluse spider. 3 to 4 days after I finish an antibiotic, I start showing signs of MRSA again. I have had boils, sinus, throat/tonsil problems and now seem to be affected in my bones and joints. Recently, all joints of my arms, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles are very painful. It almost feels as though my entire arm and leg BONES hurt as well. (I have had MILD Osteoarthritis for about 15 years in my knees and ankles but nothing like this!) Does anyone know if MRSA can affect bones and/or joints? My doc is sending me to an infectious disease doctor but I have not had the appointment yet. Thanks for any information you can share with me! God Bless you all! Carole

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Hair loss MRSA in blood and kidney
Posted by Kimberly P
Last Reply August 24, 2017 at 19:31
Started August 24, 2017 at 06:37
I had double pneumonia (not sure if MRSA caused it) and I had MRSA in my blood
and kidneys. I was treated with Vancomycin I had endocarditis and waiting open
heart surgery and had all of my teeth extracted while I was in the hospital (no
antibiotics and had dental issues and caused endocarditis) after 2 months in the
hospital and weeks of vancomycin treatments I am losing all of my hair! Has
anyone else had this issue? It seems this has turned my life upside down. I spent
my birthday on life support and lost my teeth that I never expected would happen
and losing my hair and hubby left me while I was in rehab learning to walk again!
Oh yes, MRSA also damaged my back where I had a spinal fusion a few years
ago! Please let me know if you have any advice or if you had hair loss. Thanks!

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Bitter taste in mouth
Posted by Despoina Darda
Last Reply August 6, 2017 at 03:24
Started August 5, 2017 at 15:18
Hello,everyone.

I 'm 34 years old mother.My problem
started 2 years ago with a sense of
burning at my tongue. As days passed,this
burning gave its place to a persistent
bitter taste in my mouth. Since then I
experience the bitter taste almost in a
daily basis.

Notices and facts that may make sense are:

- The bitter taste come and go and I
cannot make any connection with a possible
cause(allergy, stress periods, stomach,
digestion problems,etc)

- I had been diagnosed with allergic
rhinitis (long time before the problem of
bitter taste had started) for which I had
taken medication(antihistamines, cortisone
injection) and I had been cured.

-There are days that I feel good (no
symptoms at all),days that I have the
bitter taste some hours per day and days
that the symptom bothers me all the day
during.

- I have hashimoto's thyroiditis for which
I don't need to take any
medication/treatment so far.

-I had been facing the bit... read more

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successly treated MRSA
Posted by Janet
Last Reply July 27, 2017 at 18:33
Started September 25, 2007 at 01:20
Hi there. I know this will gross you all out, but I successly cleared a long running MRSA infection, with Urine Therapy in just 2 wks. It was totally unresponsive to antibiotic creams. Id read two books on Urine Therapy, and at last in desperation, having tried everything else, decided to try this strange treatment. It worked! Eleven days later I have beautiful skin. I was overjoyed! All I did, was apply my own urine to my skin and leave it on. I did this 4 times a day. The first week, it looked better every day, then the last 4 days it looked much worse, but I perserved. Then on the 12th morning I stopped, and the whole thing just cleared up beautifully over the next two days. I did some research and found that the urea in urine protects against the proteins that staph produces to ensure their survival. Not only is urine anti-bacterial, but protects your own good bacteria, so the infection doesn't resurge when you stop treatment. Your own urine contains all the antibodies your body... read more

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Beating MRSA with probiotic
Posted by turtlelover
Last Reply July 26, 2017 at 14:46
Started July 7, 2013 at 10:23
Staph is all around us everyday... The question is how and why can it make us sick?
Dr. Bonnie Brassler of Princeton knows why:

http://www.ted.com/talks/bonnie_bassler_on_how_bacteria_communicate.html

We beat MRSA at our house with a course of Bactrim and Phillips Colon Health. It was
populating a family member's gut, causing pruritis, and causing abscess in those that
were genetically susceptible.

May I suggest that the solution isn't to try to kill it - that is impossible - but instead to
out compete it with good bacteria. Don't wipe down with Hibiclens instead roll in the
dirt, take a yogurt bath, bury yourself in the sand, and take a swim in the lake. Perhaps
our sterile lifestyles are the problem? Colitis is now being treated with poop
transplants... which is essentially a good bacteria transplant. Why not MRSA?

Good luck all...

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how long to heal??
Posted by kevinm
Last Reply July 22, 2017 at 17:56
Started September 18, 2006 at 19:17
I have had MRSA for almost 2 months now. I am an HIV positive 22 year old male living in the US. My symptoms are either boils under the skin that break and don't break. I've been through 2 bottles of 2 perscriptions of antibiotics. It was after that that I seeked help from my Infectious Disease physician and I am now on my second bottle of Bactrim and am seeing moderate improvement. Only moderate. Having MRSA has taken away largely from my life and I can honestly say is a living nightmare. My questions are does the bactrim work slowly and how long can this infection take to heal??

KevinM

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What to do?
Posted by Sharon Bevins
Last Reply July 18, 2017 at 01:53
Started July 17, 2017 at 23:56
Over 10 mos ago I lost my balance and fell into the corner of a marble hearth,I
have edema in my feet and legs.The injury is about 6" above my ankle,I went to
Thea Wound Center 27 times,eventually my gp sent me to a surgeon who put me
in a una-boot for 8 or 9 weeks.3months have gone by,the wound site has opened
a bit and it looked a bit yellow I go to the clinic,the dr done a culture ,it came back
positive for mrsa..I'm on doxycycline 3-4 days go by than I'm having itchy fits
with angry welts,patches of bumps under the skin.I woke sup this am with my
armpit full of bumps.I have 3 places that looks as if they are cigarette burns.I'm
putting Mucopoin?on them also.Nobody seems to be excited but me.I am not a
spring chick,I'm 69 but in fairly good health.I will appreciate any suggestions or
advice to my predicament.

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MRSA in surgical wound
Posted by Lulu
Last Reply July 17, 2017
Started July 18, 2006 at 06:10
I was a healthy 46 yr old female when I underwent a double mastectomy with free-TRAM reconstruction (tissue taken from abdomen) in Sept05. Since then, I have had MRSA 3 times in my abdominal wound and have required an additional 4 surgeries (last was Jun06) and 5 hospitalizations. (I also had multiple blood clots in both lungs and in one leg, but that's a story for another forum.) My 1st MRSA infection was treated with a month of IV Vancomycin and oral Levaquin, followed by another month of oral Minocycline. I was treated prophylactically in Jan06 with IV Vancomycin and IV Invanz for 2 weeks after my 3rd surgery. Within a week of finishing these drugs, I showed signs of re-infection - increased pain & redness at surgical site and fever. My ID doc decided to treat me with oral Zyvox for a month. I quickly felt better, but that drug really wrecked havoc on my blood counts. I ended up back in the hospital needing a bone marrow biopsy as it was thought that my bone marrow was da... read more

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