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When to use Antibiotics?
Posted by Sherrie
Last Reply February 23, 2014 at 19:29
Started February 22, 2014 at 22:39
Hello. I am new here. I had a boil appear on my hairline over the
weekend. On wednesday I went to the dr. and had it lanced. I was not
very aggressive in draining it and ended back at the dr friday, where
he drained it more. It was cultured wednesday and came back friday
positive for mrsa. The first dr. didn't put me on an antibiotic saying
that this will heal with or without an antibiotic. The dr. on friday
prescribed clindamycin 900 mg per day. The possible side effects
scared me from taking it. I called and asked him to call in something
else less scary! He called in cipro 1000 mg per day. I still haven't
begun to take them. I am just unsure if it is worth the risks? Is it
ever ok to focus on healing the wound alone without antibiotics?

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MRSA in blood * high risk
Posted by Kristen Wilkie
Last Reply February 22, 2014 at 06:51
Started February 20, 2014 at 22:16
My name is kristen wilkie and I am 26 years old. Last year I was pregnant with my
daughter and had a severe mercy infection throughout my bloodstream. I had an
emergency c-section 9 emergency laminectomy on my back. I saw how much
concern is out there for Mercer and if anybody would like to contact me for my story
and maybe a little advice or a little hope please email me
Kristen.caltabiano@yahoo.com

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MRSA garlic baths, "die off" and pH
Posted by Daniel Litton
Last Reply February 21, 2014 at 04:27
Started February 20, 2014 at 11:47
Hello,

I have been battling MRSA for awhile and I have begun natural treatment. I saw in previous forums about MRSA's affect on the body's pH being that it pumps a lot of lactic acid into the bloodstream. I have a question regarding the effect of garlic baths. I begun taking garlic baths for more than an hour, I have noticed improvement in how I feel, but I have also noticed that my urine pH has become extremely acidic when I test even though I eat a very alkaline diet. Has anyone else experienced this issue? Could the fact that my urine becoming more acidic from garlic baths and other treatment indicate a dying off of the MRSA and being cleansed from my system? My infection has been severe so I'm sure that it will take a long and committed approach to healing but I just want to make sure that I'm on the right track as my research indicates that MRSA has a tough time surviving in an acidic environment, yet my urine has become more and more acidic with treatment even though I've... read more

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MRSA symptoms
Posted by Karen Washel
Last Reply February 17, 2014 at 12:14
Started November 25, 2005 at 17:36
Hello all.
My husband acquired MRSA after surgery on his back. He ended up having 3 surgeries to clean the infection out, was on IV antibiotics for most of the remainder of his 5 week stay in the hospital. He came home with a wound vac in his back, as they couldn't close the wound. It did finally close 10 months after surgery. I am wondering what symptoms, other than sores, if any could indicate that MRSA is active? We have been told that it never goes away, but lies dormant. Is this true? My husband is partially paralyzed from surgery, and has lost all control of bladder and bowel. He is now suffering from horrible hot flashes, sweats, and dizziness. We aren't sure what to make of it, and as no other doctors will touch him, he is only treating with our family physician. He was getting sores on his legs that were like blisters, they'd pop, ooze for several days, then scab over. They leave bad scars. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Karen

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First MRSA, after 7 days of Bactrim, a scab
Posted by Kelly
Last Reply February 16, 2014 at 23:57
Started February 14, 2014 at 09:23
Hi there, I developed a supposed MRSA outbreak on the side of my nose
last week. Was given a generic Bactrim prescription for 7 days. The
infection seemed to stay the same or was even worse until about day 4
or 5. After day 4 or 5 the pain, redness and swelling became much less
but a scab developed. Now, on day 7, the scab is nasty looking, and
very dark (perhaps trapped blood?). Relatively pain-free but the skin
is numb. There is only a tiny bit of redness around the scab now.

My concern is that this infection could flare up again (no more
Bactrim). I am worried there is residual fluid somewhere in there as I
never "lanced" anything. There were a few tiny "white heads" which I
popped; only a small amount of puss came out. Nothing major. I
honestly didn't want to mess with the healing process.

Some of my concern is vanity-based, worried about the scarring on my
nose. I've heard the word "hole" thrown around which frightens me! But
obviously I'm concer... read more

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Help Please
Posted by TLang
Last Reply February 16, 2014 at 04:39
Started February 9, 2014 at 21:43
Hi, here is my story and if you can give advice please do.

IN early June maybe the end of May of 2013 I had a small bump on my shin. I wasnt all that worried because I thought it was a mosqito bite even though I wear pants all the time I figured it was possible since just a week before I pulled a tick from behind my knee. with no clue how it was possible to have gotten there (b/c I always wear pants). Well in a couple weeks the bump got bigger. By the end of July it was really nasty about the size of a dome and reddis and oozzing. I went to the ER towards the end of July because I had developed severe itching all over my body and wasnt sure if it was connected but it was driving me insane I had scratched so much I had red patches (and Im black) clearly visible.

The doctor ran no test and gave me no medications for the bump they did give me some medication for the itching though (which did not work). Eventually the itch went away for the most part. The bump got worse if covere... read more

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Vaginal Yeast Infection
Posted by Lois
Last Reply February 14, 2014 at 07:02
Started May 23, 2010
I think I need Bob's help right now. I've had a very nasty yeast infection for 2 months now. I recently used Monistat 1 Day, Used in 2 separate days then the oral medication then two days later another dose of the oral med. Came back with a vengence. Used Monistat again and got on the AZO for yeast. Oh, I've used vinigar douches also. Last night I used a probiotic capsule. I can't figure out how to get plain yogurt in the right place! Now I'm thinking of garlic. Do I crush it and put it in water, then douche? Or do I put a clove of garlic inside me? I would think that would be too strong? Any suggestions from anyone is helpful.

Thanks,
Lois

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Mrsa and makeup
Posted by Bob
Last Reply February 8, 2014 at 07:04
Started June 13, 2012 at 09:56
My girlfriend contracted mrsa from me when I had a misdiagnosed cellulitis on
my legs...

It has effectively spread to many different places on our bodies and so I have
recently started taking turmeric collodial silver probiotics and plenty of other
vitamins said to have it

My girlfriends worst spot is on her face.. We've tried garlic, tea tree ointments,
pure tea tree oil, and milk of mAgnesia
Well many of these things help.. Nothing has stopped the continuous spread on
her face.

I'm beginning to think its her make up because she puts a lot of it on... Are there
any suggestions from females on how she can handle this breakout without
sacrificing make up completely.. She's already told me her make up is high
quality mineral stuff..

Are there other things we should be tryIng? Any procedures about her applying
makeup or washing her face that will prevent breakouts? Any help would be
appreciated.

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PVL gene
Posted by Shanna
Last Reply February 7, 2014 at 20:34
Started February 5, 2014 at 15:25
My 11 year old daughter has been diagnosed with MRSA with the PVL
gene. I also had my 7 yr old son tested. They said his MRSA was in his
respiratory system and not his bloodstream like his sister's. Tons of
outbreaks and money spent(with ins. not paying for anything, we are
back to square 1. ID says there is nothing I can do for your kids. We
do bactroban in the nose, frequent bleach baths, more laundry than
most, gluten/dairy free diet, bleach and lysol everything, quit my job
to home school, etc. We have tried Manuka honey, which does help, but
is very costly. My daughter has the worst outbreak ever right now, the
MRSA is in her lymph nodes, her immune system is at 0 and she has
contacted bronchitis and walking pneumonia. Her body is rejecting the
antibiotics for the pneumonia and bronchitis. We are trying to get in
to see a new ID peds doc to try VANCO treatments.I am at my wits end.
After much research, I have learned that statistics are deadly with
t... read more

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MRSA
Posted by Gas11127
Last Reply January 29, 2014 at 06:48
Started November 13, 2005 at 20:34
I have MRSA but am much better then I was. I have questions but am having problems finding answers even from doctors. Does anyone have answer to these couple of questions?

How do you know when your well? Blood test???? I'm on vancomycin and have been told once the six week treatments are up and the symtoms are gone, your well.

At what point during "having" MRSA can you go back to having sex? I have heard the bacteria is on the skin and in the blood (further along cases) can it also be in sperm?

Has anyone heard or know of answers to these questions.

I'd appreciate any input. Thanks

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CBD
Posted by LP
Last Reply January 29, 2014 at 05:50
Started January 28, 2014 at 02:27
I've read that CBD, a compound found in marijuana kills MRSA. There are tons of
articles on this out there. I'm looking for anyone who knows more about this, because I
live very close to Washington, where marijuana is now legal. I've read that CBD on its
own is technically legal. It sounds like the best application may be topical (cream) right
on the MRSA wound. Lemme know!

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After lancing
Posted by Tracey
Last Reply January 28, 2014 at 20:32
Started September 1, 2013 at 22:42
This is my first and hopefully only staph infection. Its on my glute ham tie in on
my left leg (right under butt cheeck where hamstring meets). I've been doing all
the natural remedies. I started the garlic baths 3 days ago, using manuka honey
for 2 days, drinking my magnesium and vitamin c, using hibiclens and colloidal
silver and tea tree oil.

I did have it lanced yesterday, but my Dr. Said it was so close to opening he didn't
have to make a big cut at all. After this lancing what do I do? It's still draing. Do
I continue the garlic baths? I've been using the mauka honey to dress the wound.
Im afraid to get in the actual shower with it still drainng. I do a sponge bath with
hibiclens so I can keep the wound covered until I'm ready to wash it. I've been
using tea tree oil in my nostrils for a week.

I have 2 babies. A 2 yr. old and a 7 month old and the last thing I want to do is
give it to them! Ive been washing them with hibiclens as well and ... read more

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Simple Cure For MRSA on Skin
Posted by Marylyn
Last Reply January 27, 2014 at 02:55
Started December 19, 2013 at 04:43
My family had MRSA on the skin that consisted of itchy red patches/bumps that would turn into a boil that oozed pus ect...I prayed and prayed for a cure as we battled it for months and it was VERY stressful. G-d answered my prayer, once when I was online researching cures I seen a website come up with a brief description saying jojoba oil inhibits growth of MRSA. It came and went very quickly when I tried to click on it. In fact I have never seen the site again. I had some jojoba oil on hand that I used for my hair. So I diluted with olive oil and put on my skin head to toe. The red patches/bumps that came up after this were really blotchy and not fully formed (they were weakened). I used a mix of 10 drops eucalyptus oil, 3-4 drops of oregano oil and a couple drops of tea tree oil directly on the blotchy bumps. They were gone with a matter of an hour or two. Sometimes even minutes. In fact I did the same method with on my 3 kids age 4,6 and 14 who also skin MRSA boils and our whole ... read more

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i googled and found this
Posted by abby
Last Reply January 26, 2014 at 17:57
Started January 15, 2014
Hello

Right now I'm just crying with some sort of relief that I'm not the only person who is living with this pain.

I've been living with MRSA since 2007. I was in labour in the hospital and it ascended and got in my womb and the baby was dying. I had an emergency c section and bubby spent time in the NICU on an IV of antibiotics, and then years with unexplained high temperatures and not thriving.

I spent the next three months in and out of hospital: in because the admitting physicians would all panic because the wound was open and losing cups of puss every day: out because the OB surgeon who performed the emergency c section said there was nothing wrong with me and to discharge me. There were loads of IV and oral antibiotics during this time which didn't entirely support that there was nothing wrong. I finally I found another doctor who would take on my case. He hospitalised me until the infection was under control.

I had a meeting with the hospital management a ye... read more

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easy cure
Posted by mike
Last Reply January 23, 2014 at 01:11
Started January 23, 2014 at 01:11
hi all if you do not have an agressive form of mrsa, it is actually very easy to control and get rid of.
tea tree oil and oregano oil will kill mrsa.
also raw unfiltered vinegar will kill mrsa as the "mothering" inside the raw vinegar is made up of amino acid chains which kill the mrsa.
BUT you must not wear clothes twice and you Must use pinesol in your washing machine.

mike

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New to the site, my husband has recurring MRSA
Posted by Janeen
Last Reply January 23, 2014 at 01:06
Started January 18, 2014 at 02:07
Well, we have been dealing with this for about a year now... started on his leg, then his other leg, then his belly then his nose,and it has been 6 months now he has it on his bottom lip.. He went to regular doctor, then a surgeon for his leg... seemed under control now has a big one on his bottom lip. reg. dr. sent him to plastic surgeon since it was on his face. lanced it, but we are just starting with this one so I am sure more visits are in store. lip is swollen and puss comes out when his tooth hits it.... I really am afraid of this stuff going into his blood stream. he goes to the dr next Tuesday to see how it has done this weekend.. anyone with a lot of experience with this know if we need to see a specific doctor instead of a family dr and plastic surgeon. and if so...any suggetions we are in Louisville Kentucky....what is our next move?

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Carrier of MRSA
Posted by Annie
Last Reply January 21, 2014 at 02:09
Started April 3, 2007 at 08:06
I had an operation in may 2006 and was mrsa free, i was due to have another op 5th april 2007 and it has been cancelled because i am a carrier of mrsa becasuse the swabs from my nose come back positive. I have asked doctors, nurses you name it how i am a carrier now and i was not 11 months ago. No one seems to be able to tell me. My doctor said you cant catch it, so how did i get to be a carrier? She also said that i will never get rid of it, but a nurse told me it is easy to get rid of with washes etc I am worried that when i do go for my op i am going to get sick.Also i worry about passing it on to my 2 year old son and partner. Can anyone give me some advice?

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MRSA & Hip replacement
Posted by Dr. Ruth
Last Reply January 19, 2014 at 21:41
Started November 5, 2010 at 17:52
Need names of good doctors for revision needed to handle MRSA detected again after
2 years ago surgery.
How is it to live without a hip for 2-3 months? then they will put in a new one??


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MRSA
Posted by Trish
Last Reply January 18, 2014 at 15:33
Started August 1, 2006 at 17:59
hello my name is trish and I have a question that I can't seem to get answered.
I was wondering if any one knows if MRSA is a life long issue.
Meaning once you have it you will always have it.
My thought was that once you have it, it can be controlled with antibiotics, but it will never truly go away.
It lays dormint in your body until the next infection, then it pops up again.
Although antibiotics take care of the infection that it causes do the antibiotics actually get rid of MRSA. Please help with anything you have thank you so very much!!!
Trish

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