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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'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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Pro Athletes are beating MRSA, so can we!
Posted by Brandon
Last Reply August 21, 2014 at 22:52
Started July 13, 2007 at 16:31
The laundry list of professional athletes that have had MRSA and are still performing at an extremely high level for their teams is lengthy and only getting longer. If anybody knows how to beat MRSA it would have to be professional teams that pay out millions of dollars to their millionaire athletes. They have tons of money tied up in their athletes.

In the NFL-
LB Junior Seau, LB Ben Taylor, S Brian Russell, WR Braylon Edwards, TE Kellen Winslow, Jr. OC LeCharles Bentley, OT Andy McCollum, DE Brandon Noble, CB Tye Hill and numerous others (I believe OT Ryan Tucker has had it as well) I've either forgotten or don't know about. In 2003, 5 members of the St. Louis Rams were infected with MRSA, around the same time the 49ers had several players contract MRSA after playing the Rams. The Redksins and Browns have also had outbreaks.

NBA-Cleveland Cavaliers Drew Gooden, just played in the NBA championship

MLB-2nd place finisher in last week's homerun derby Alex Rios fought... read more

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Posted by L
Last Reply August 20, 2014
Started August 19, 2014 at 15:51
Where do I find the raw non irradated garlic? What kind of store? Please help.

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Possible MRSA and I Have a 4 month old!
Posted by L
Last Reply August 19, 2014 at 02:58
Started August 18, 2014 at 15:55
Help. My husband was having trouble with his nose "breaking out" and finally went to the dermatologist a week ago. There wasn't a break out at the time so no culture was done. His dr. gave him the stuff to swab in his nose for a week or so and that was it. Nothing about his family. This has been going on and off since Feb. Unbeknownst to me he was using my tweezers to pick at it, all the while I was usuing to pick at a ingrown pubic hair. Now it seems I have a small open sore that won't heal (don't know it the hair is in there or not anymore, never got it out). I have been doing research online and I am concerned and almost positive its mrsa. I called my family physician and explained everthing to receptionist, they can't see me till tomorow morning at 8am. Should I just go to urgent care today instead of waiting??! We have a 4 month old daughter and I am terrified to touch her. I am her primary caregiver, I have been washing my hands like crazy and lysol spraying everything. I have... read more

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Septic and unresponsive
Posted by Friend
Last Reply August 18, 2014 at 15:56
Started August 17, 2014 at 15:41
I have a friend that was shot. The wound got infected and he is septic and unresponsive, possibly in a coma. I am wondering if any one has come back from this far gone through garlic baths. I know the protocol. I don't know how often he should be bathed in the garlic water. He is in his death bed in the hospital. He is obviously battling an antibiotic resistant bacteria. He is about 6 feet tall. I'm guessing he needs 4-5 cloves per bath. In this condition, and location, could he reuse the water? Or should it be fresh garlic water bath per treatment.

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Lyme and garlic
Posted by Ronna Hayden
Last Reply August 18, 2014 at 06:37
Started August 17, 2014 at 02:34

I am interested to know if there is information on Lyme Disease and garlic baths?

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Posted by Lois
Last Reply August 17, 2014 at 03:55
Started December 16, 2009 at 03:53
I don't mean to come across as a negative person or a person who isn't grateful I got rid of MRSA, but I am depressed upon depressed. Last year at this time, for months, I was fighting for my life. This year I am continuing to learn how to walk again and restore my immunity/health. I believe I am reliving and trying to process what happened to me last year. I, also, think I may be affected by the lack of sunlight we experience this time of year. I have a lot of stress as we all do. I am a clinical social worker. I do know what I need to do. That doesn't make it any better. I'm on an antidepressant, for years now. I do have a therapist. I'm not suicidal. I thought I saw the "light at the end of the tunnel", but the tunnel looks long and dismal right now. I've been through so....much in my lifetime and now this. How much can one person take? No one understands what it's like, except those of you on this site. I am trying to improve my immune system. I need guidance an... read more

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MRSA Ankle
Posted by Donna
Last Reply August 15, 2014 at 03:44
Started July 25, 2014 at 02:46
I had my ankle fused five years ago, and I've done well. In April I went into the hospital for my back, and three days later, I had contracted MRSA which immediately went to my ankle hardware. I spent another week at another hospital where they did I&D and put me on vancomycin. Infectious disease doctor said the hardware has to come out. My orthopaedic doctor said he won't do the surgery because he thinks my ankle will fall apart. Two of his associates say they won't do the surgery either for the same reason. So I saw the junior associate, and he says he'll do the surgery, out patient and that it should take 30 - 45 minutes and I'll be walking in a boot in two weeks once the stitches come out. The other docs say three to four months non-weightbearing if everything goes alright. I'm confused.

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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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