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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.


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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

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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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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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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

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.


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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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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!!!

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Posted by SoScared
Last Reply January 17, 2014 at 17:04
Started January 17, 2014 at 14:20
I recently had a THR and was told in the Rehab learning to walk again that I had VRE contained in my bladder probably from a catheter. We had NO idea what VRE was and the Rehab went into a total panic. I was treated so badly.
One CNA looked at me terrified and said, "You are in big trouble now! You have inside MRSA". And she ran from the room. I was absolutely terrified and still am. I was given NO education on it and am shocked how little drs. know about it. NO ONE would come in my room except to run in meds and food and they were gowned, masked and gloved. I could barely walk but no one would help me in the bathroom or shower. If they took me to PT, people ran when they saw me. I have never cried so much in my whole life. I felt like a freak. I was told it would spread in my system and it could kill me.
After a few days, people started coming in my room just with gowns on. But they ran out of the room. I AM SO ANGRY.
My poor husband. I was sent home on a pump with some sort of ... read more

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VRE Vs. MRSA Gratitude to LadyK
Posted by Akitamommy
Last Reply January 17, 2014 at 17:02
Started April 25, 2010 at 19:00
Let me respectfully state that I have just spent Hours! reading the
hundreds upon hundreds of excellent posts & threads on this topic.
LadyK your tenacious devotion to educate is compassion defined as
Sainthood! Personally this Vre & then Mrsa has all but, kicked me to
the 6 foot under stage. Now armed with support & hope I am re-
energized enough by your integrity LAdyK to get sufferers educated!
You also put some spunk back in my skip! Ok so it will have to be a
virtual skip! I'm really not feeling good enuf to skip right now! Lol
Long story.... as you all know or experienced but, I contacted VRE in
the hospital through a pic line. Last week after 3 years it is in my
lungs. Multiple systems going haywire. There is more than one MRSA,
staph going on. But I am afterall Irish! Gracious Gratitude LadyK for
your devotion to helping others like Lil Ol Me. God Bless

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MRSA easily spread by cocaine use
Posted by Ricky
Last Reply January 12, 2014 at 20:27
Started September 9, 2005 at 21:35
Myself and alot of my friends over period of several years snorted cocaine on occasion. All of us now have MRSA. Personally I just have a colony. But my girlfriend, brother, my best friend, my brother's best friend all have active skin infections that are out of control. My girlfriend has lost 40 pounds. She has large abcesses all over her legs, back, butt, armpits. We have no health insurance. There are over 30 people that I am friends with or are aqaintences with who have MRSA. Some just have colonies, like me, I have never had an outbreak of infection. I'm lucky I guess. But most have had outbreaks of infection, primarily on the skin or as sinus infections. Obviously it was transmitted among us by the sharing of straws while we took turns snorting the powder. What a mistake that was. Watch out before you put anything up your nose, you could be getting alot more than you bargained for.

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Wife has MRSA
Posted by Mark
Last Reply January 11, 2014
Started February 13, 2006 at 21:13
I have been doing some research on the site as my wife has been dealing with MRSA for several months now. After a month of IV vanco and several different antibiotics the problem still persists. We have tried several things including Tea Tree Oil with no success. Doctor recently placed her on Bactrim then added Rifampin to the mix. I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with either Medi-Honey or the Manuka honey I have read about. This obviously is an ongoing headache for her and most recently it has appeared on her chin so she is self concious about her appearance as she works in a medical setting. We are not sure how it was contracted either. Seems to be that there is a lack of understanding of the disease by doctors. I wish there was something more I could do to help her. I sympothize with anyone affected with this god awful disease. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks

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MRSA and pain
Posted by Jackie M
Last Reply January 9, 2014 at 06:41
Started January 9, 2014 at 06:41
On Oct. 26, my husband thought he had pulled a muscle in his back. The next
morning, he collapsed in the shower. He had just begun a new diabetes medicine
and I thought he had become hypoglycemic. When tested, his level was 301. His
temp. was 101.8. For the next five days, he had fever with a temperature of 103. 5
or so. Labs and urine kept coming back normal until Thursday, Oct. 31, when a
urine culture showed infection. We were given antibiotics. By Sunday, Nov. 2 the
pain was now in left flank area, as well. Elevated white count (18,000). Sed rate 89.
ESR 83. NA 129 (low), CL 91 (low), Calcium 8.4 low, Albumin 2.7 low. SGOT 56
high. SGPT 44 high Amylase 17 low. Lipase 20 low. He was admitted to hospital.
By Tuesday, Nov. 5 we were told he had Chronic Renal Failure, MRSA in his blood,
an enlarged heart, uncontrolled diabetes, a bulging disc in his upper back, and a
cyst in his kidney. An infectious disease doctor was brought in. A spinal MRI and
bone ... read more

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MRSA in dogs
Posted by Sally E
Last Reply January 1, 2014 at 14:28
Started January 1, 2014 at 14:28
I just read a post by another person regarding MRSA in her foster dog. I need some advice.
I finally put my MRSA dog to sleep as I tried everything to save him but it just was not
going to happen. Now I have found out that my second dog is positive for MRSA, the third
one is not at this time. Am I being selfish to consider putting my second dog to sleep in
order to save the third one? There are no antibiotics she is sensitive to except those that
cost $800 to $3500 and I just don't have that kind of money. She is 12 years old and a
wonderful girl. I know that I am placing myself at risk keeping MRSA in my environment
but this is a hard decision. What would any of you do in this situation?

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