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Battling MRSA for 4 years
Posted by Rebecca
Last Reply December 31, 2013 at 22:31
Started October 8, 2006 at 08:04
I have been terribly ill since 2002. I would list all my symptoms but it would be the same as everyone else. Since Nov 2002 I have been on the following medications...

Keflex IV 2x
Keflex - oral 1 x
Pennicillian sub q 1x
Cefalexin 2x
Bactrim 4x
Cipero 2x
Zyvox 1x
Clindimiacin (sp) 5x

The only antibiotic that I haven't tried is Vancomyacin (sp). Due to my blood work and my own research I strongly believe that I have developed a bone and / or joint infection. The strain of MRSA (referred to as CA-MRSA because it's community acquired) that is bouncing around nearly killing us is known by its strain number of USA 300 and USA 400. It is carrying a gene call the pano-luekian valentine gene. A british researcher named Mark Enright has some interesting and educational information on the internet. If you search Mark Enright MRSA it will come up.

Having been misdiagnosed with boils, shingles and herpes - having been told that my symptoms were all in my head - that my loss of... read more

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Was this MRSA and is it still lingering?
Posted by GuyinAz
Last Reply December 31, 2013 at 01:27
Started December 31, 2013 at 01:27
Back around 2005 I was up in Seattle for some work. Around the second
week I was there, I found myself becoming extremely ill. I had never
felt anything like it in my life. I was running fevers of 100+, my
whole body hurt, my stools were black, and I couldn't stop sweating.
I also developed some weird infection in the gum line near my back
bottom left wisdom tooth, my mouth and gums hurt/bled, and even
developed a sore on my lip which I had never experienced before.
Strangely enough because of my obligations I tried to work through
everything, but it became too much for me to handle.

I ended up checking myself into a local Seattle hospital. The doctor
didn't really do anything other than hear me out and inspect my mouth.
He then prescribed me some antibiotics (Penicillin 500V) and told me I
needed to fly home to rest up. After arriving home it took me a few
weeks before I was feeling alright again from a functional stand
point. But after a coupl... read more

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Can a dog spread MRSA to humans?
Posted by Kim
Last Reply December 26, 2013 at 19:17
Started December 26, 2013 at 18:11
In March I pulled a dog from my local shelter. I knew he was injured with a broken leg. Once I got him to the vet, we discovered the left rear leg was crushed and would need to be amputated. We had the surgery done and brought him home for recovery. 3 weeks post op his right rear foot started looking odd. Within 3 days all of the skin was gone, it was oozing and very hard for him to get around. (100 lb Lab that had his left rear leg amputated)His vet said it was a spider bite and continued to treat it as such. We had the staples removed from his incision and a week later, the incision began to ooze. I was told to keep it clean. One Sunday eve I was cleaning him up and noticed red spots on his stomach. I took him into the emergency vet and they kept him in iso until they received the test results back that he did infact have MRSA. They sent him home with medications, shampoo's, cream's...instructions...I had to create a spreadsheet to keep it up. A week and a half of that and he was ... read more

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Can I ever shave again? and Neosporin?
Posted by Baby
Last Reply December 24, 2013 at 14:32
Started December 22, 2013 at 01:15
Dabbing Neosporin or other triple antibiotic up nose? Has anyone's
physician told them to do this or is this just one of those recs going
around the web based on a Bactroban treatment?

Can I ever shave again? Underarms? Lady parts? Legs? What are you
doing for facial stuff? Brows & Lip?

I have had several staph infections over the past year. Each time
given an antibiotic. The last time the combo of antibiotics was $120
and the combo left me vomiting so bad I could only take them for a
week. At which point I had to get another one. I am so fed up!

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MRSA in external ear canal
Posted by DandiRae
Last Reply December 20, 2013
Started May 5, 2011 at 15:59
my husband a normally healthy 27 yr old has been fighting a mrsa infection in his external ear canal. we have tried every oral antibiotic that his pcp can think of and have yet to find relief. he was hospitalized n on iv antibiotics but even they didnt fix the issue. the dr at the hospital was positive that the mrsa infection was down in his mastoid bone and had made plans to transfer him to have the bone drained but then n the ENT showed up and said no it wasnt in the bone. if it wasnt in the bone then why after numerous antibiotics r we still dealing with the same issue. the ent even blew me off like i didnt know what i was talkin about when i offered to show him pictures of the sores that had swollen completely out of his ear canal. it been almost 10 months now that my husband has been dealing with this and we r yet to find a dr that can give us any kind of answers... what options are left for us other then to sit back n just wait for the unknown???

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Posted by kayla
Last Reply December 18, 2013 at 16:56
Started December 17, 2013 at 20:03
So I have stretched ears and now I have mrsa on one. Can anyone tell me if I should
take the jewlery out. And is there anything I can do to make it better

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Broken leg had Mrsa 18years ago
Posted by Doris Coleman
Last Reply December 18, 2013 at 16:40
Started December 18, 2013 at 01:54
I broke my tib.fib. 18years ago got mrsa in
the hospital. Now i needed back surgery on
l5s1 drs want tho do a fusion. Do i need to
tell my dr.about the mrsa?seeing how long
ago it's been?would i still have it?. Please
some one help me

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Hard Vein Under Arm
Posted by Erin
Last Reply December 18, 2013 at 16:36
Started October 14, 2013 at 19:56
I had a couple boils under my arm. they are gone but I now have a hard vein under my arm. it doesn't hurt and there is no discoloring. was wondering if this has happened to anyone else? I did read that bacteria infection can cause this. I have no insurance so im just trying to get better on my own. started taking vitamins and eating better. I have no fever and feel ok expect my hands and wrists have started hurting. I did read that joint pain is a symptom of MRSA.

I was reading some of the posts on here and just wanted to give some advice on cleaning. there are seven people in my house and four of us got boils in August and September of this year. my daughter I took to the doctor. she had the most breakouts. he gave her clindamycin. and mupirocin ointment which he said everyone who is infected can use. he told me that the bacteria is in the nose area, armpits and private area. i was using the ointment in those areas. and when it was gone started using 91 percent isopropyl alcoho... read more

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Posted by MRSA and Mycoplasma
Last Reply December 18, 2013 at 15:51
Started March 28, 2008 at 15:10
Chances are if you feel sick and tired and your doctor is unable to make a definite diagnosis because lab tests, blood chemistry profiles and tissue cultures fail to reveal any disease pathogen, you might very well be infected with Mycoplasma.

According to Professor Don Scott, this newly formed virulent pathogen is a weaponized crystalline form of the nonpathogenic Brucella bacterium which resides naturally in the oral cavity, gut flora and superficial body sites that has been genetically engineered with the retro virus visna from sheep (scrapies) by our own military.

This mutated sub-viral particle acts by attaching to a gene in either the cell nuclei or mitochondria and given a suppressed immune system, acidic pH, low oxygen cell environment coupled with a triggered physical or emotional trauma, the Mycoplasma/amyloid will initiate a replication process of useless protein fibrils called nucleation.

This process triggers programmed cell death disabling the ATP producing... read more

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MRSA and my 3yr old
Posted by Kat
Last Reply December 15, 2013 at 21:42
Started September 5, 2006 at 17:12
My little one has had MRSA now for 2weeks they have given him 3 different antibotics. I have done more then clean my house, I am a neat freak as it is. Anyone have any ideas on what else I can do for him. It breaks my heart to see him like this. That and I am afraid all these medications they are giving him will hurt him in the long run. Any advice would sure help. Thanks in advance

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Forum Guideline Reminder
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply December 14, 2013 at 20:14
Started December 14, 2013 at 20:14
Forum Guidelines
Started by ladyk Posted: November 25, 2009 at 16:30

Any posts which contain advertisements, posts which incite debate, and posts which are aimed toward making political points sure to ruffle feathers regardless of leaning – are not accepted on USA/Canada MRSA Discussion Forum, and will be deleted.

These forums are for the support of MRSA sufferers, and are not advertisement, debate, nor political platforms.

If you are inclined toward politics it is suggested you take it up with those who wear political hats, and not on these forums.

With these very simple guidelines in mind… posters feel free to share your experiences with MRSA, its causes, effects, symptoms, treatments, prognosis, etc.

This focus is to ensure the original intent for which these forums were created is maintained.

If not for Rob Prince… these forums would not be possible, and they would not have been in place when we all needed them. It is up to ALL of us to do our part to pre... read more

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Does garlic always work for everyone?
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply December 14, 2013 at 05:49
Started December 8, 2013 at 18:22
Recently the question of whether garlic affects all people equally arose in a discussion here. It does not. Surprisingly, there are people it seems to have less effects on.

Six or seven years ago when I searched the internet for garlic water, the only entry I could find was about a Scottish doctor who treated his patients with garlic water in the late 1800s and early 1900s and had great success with most patients but there were some for whom it just didn't work. His notes showed that people who despised garlic and could not tolerate the smell or taste of it had much less succes than the great majority. My guess is that these people were allergic to garlic or maybe sulphur.

I'm not sure whether personal distaste for garlic could lead to a sort of negative placebo effect in some and outright allergy in others or just what we are seeing. Perhaps it produces such unpleasant allergic reactions that that it becomes intolerable to that person.

I checked some medical statistics... read more

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Posted by ladyk
Last Reply December 13, 2013 at 18:27
Started August 14, 2012 at 20:37
denise2 -

Why you insist on crossing the line of this forum is beyond me, but as you have been able to see… there are many sick individuals who come to this forum for assistance. Personally, I’m not interested in your challenge, but I have been available if you needed help.

If you wish to participate further on this forum I’d suggest you read forum guidelines. *Additionally, the product/therapies you mention in your posts are to be discussed on 'Product Forum' only, and not on 'Main Forum'.

Otherwise, if these guidelines are unacceptable to you for whatever reason, you are invited to go to any MRSA website on the internet.

I trust we have an understanding.

Forum Administration

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MRSA update
Posted by Jenna
Last Reply December 11, 2013 at 17:14
Started December 11, 2013 at 10:04
I did some research and am now doing the garlic baths, as well as
using hibiclense have been outbreak free for nearly a month now.
Alternating seems to have taken down the incoming infections
(Hibiclens x7 days + 3x a week). Also cut down on the sugar and
glucose intake.

Anybody else have any luck with completely removing the virus from
their lives? I am still waiting on cultures from an ID doctor.

Much thanks! To the many who have posted on this forum, you've helped

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MRSA after a c-section and breastfeeding
Posted by Jamie Wallach
Last Reply December 10, 2013 at 20:55
Started December 10, 2013 at 03:40
Has anyone been successful fully breastfeeding twins while battling MRSA in her
incision? The twins are 2 weeks old, Mom is 4 days into triple antibiotics IV
(with 2 d/c today) and starting a wound-vac. She improved quickly, but will not
be discharged home until the redness of the skin around the incision resolves.
She has been fully breastfeeding and is determined not to give any formula,if
possible. Weight gain hasn't been great in either twin, but they are feeding well
with good stool and urine output. After reading about the course of MRSA in
others, I am now questioning my "polyanna" enthusiasm to help her be
successful. -the twin's pediatrician

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A message for Bob Anderson
Posted by Derek
Last Reply December 9, 2013 at 16:08
Started December 9, 2013 at 02:17
Hi Bob,
Just want to say thank you for saving me and my families life. Your information on garlic has saved me and my family. If I hadn't stummbled onto this forum I don't what kind of health we would be in today. So thank you sharing this information with people in the hopes of saving lives.
God bless you
Take care

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Please help me with my MRSA!!!
Posted by Bryce
Last Reply December 9, 2013
Started December 2, 2013 at 13:17
Hey everyone. I hope I can get some great help here. I will lead you through my
story below.

About 14 months ago I contracted MRSA. I am part or a sports team that trains
tomorrow daily amd showers together so im assuming i got it that way. I first
started to feel a small lump in my armpit on I believe a Tuesday and by Friday
night I went to the emergency room because it was the size of a gumball or so. I
should mention I work away in Germany so this was how they handled the issue.

I was told I would be put under for surgery and they took out the ball and I
removed over the weekend into Monday morning. The mass came back mrsa
postive.I went home that afternoon. Everyday I had to have the bandages
changed. Everything seemed to be okay for a couple of weeks until I started
getting a couple small red bumps. One on arm and one on chest on the same side
as the initial issue. Then a few weeks later a deeper mass occurred and I went
and saw a doctor. He said... read more

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PLEASE HELP: Pocket of mrsa that won't go away
Posted by Onelove87
Last Reply December 9, 2013
Started September 12, 2013 at 02:01
Hi all,

I would greatly appreciate some help with this. 6 months ago I got a boil on my
right breast. The boil partially drained and left a scar with a bump on it. Over the
last six months, every day when I squeeze the scarred bump a little bit of pus
comes out. Sometimes it's like regular liquid pus and sometimes it's more like
string cheese. Normally my mrsa boils just drain and leave a scar and that's it.
I've never had one like this before. Has anyone ever had this and know what to do
to make it completely go away?

Any suggestions greatly appreciated!

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MRSA and New employment
Posted by Curious
Last Reply December 3, 2013 at 15:41
Started September 2, 2007 at 20:06
Hello All,

I contracted mrsa 1 and 1/2 yrs. ago while working. I filed a workmans comp. case with the urging of my employer. I just wanted to get better and return to work. Well, that is not what happened. I did get better, thank God, and have not had it since. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. but I was not allowed to return to work. My employer drug it out for so long after I was cleared to return to work that I just said no more. I did not want to work for a company that treated their employees so badly.
Anyway, my question is I am now looking for work and have not been able to find out the laws and/or regulations as to weather or not I need to tell a new employer and/or prospective employer the reason for leaving my last job. I know they will ask, as I was with the co. for a long time. Am I required to tell them that I had mrsa? If I do can they refuse to hire me. Thanks so much.

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Monolaurin/ Coconut oil
Posted by Meg
Last Reply November 26, 2013 at 19:19
Started August 20, 2013 at 08:31
Hey, 28/f otherwise healthy but i am currently fighting MRSA internally. It is in the bursea by my knee, it thankfully has not reached the joint or any bone. It took over two years for my intermittent and incredibly painful swelling to be properly diagnosed. I recently spent a week in the hospital and was sent home on IV Vanco for another two which i have now completed. Though my leg is markedly better, i still have some pain swelling itching and redness. also the lymph nodes on the side of the infected leg are inflamed. And now I seem to be developing an allergy to the vanco. the last two nights ive gotten hives. To me, it seems its not totally beating the infection. I am already a huge fan of coconnut oil. it works well for my eczema and sensitive skin. I am wondering if anyone has tried monolaurin as a treatment. ive seen some studies, but would like to talk to an actual person before i make a purchase. thanks:)

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