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Feeling Very Sick With MRSA
Posted by Jenn B
Last Reply June 29, 2017 at 13:07
Started February 26, 2009 at 07:41
I'm scared and just looking for a little advice and support. I've just just noticed a large mass under my breast on Saturday. It was bright red and horribly painful. I've had bouts with cysts and stuff before so I had assumed that's all it was. Little did I know all of these "bouts" was actually MRSA. (I'm a nursing student and have done some research on the disease this week.)

I ended up going to the Emergency Room at the local hospital on Tuesday morning. I'm usually a pretty healthy person but the prior few days were torturous. I was experiencing not only severe pain from the mass but in my lower abdomen, neck, head, back and legs. I was running high fevers around 101.5, they would break and come back over and over. I was also extremely nauseous and I know I was suffering from dehydration.

So when I got to the ER I told them I was pretty sure I had a staph infection. The ER doctor kind of blew me off. "Oh yeah, everyone has MRSA these days." I kept asking him if I should ... read more

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MRSA free over a year, Still afraid to Shave
Posted by Elle
Last Reply June 28, 2017 at 04:30
Started June 27, 2013 at 07:43
Almost two years ago I was struggling with recurrent MRSA infections in my right
armpit. After IV antibiotics and several incision to drain abscesses, the MRSA finally
seemed to subside. I stopped shaving, and if I need deodorant I only use a spray on
type. My underarm hygiene now boarders on OCD, I'll spare you the details.

I haven't had any MRSA problems for almost a year now. But I am SICK TO DEATH of
having to wear long sleeve shirts and sweaters to hide the fact that my underarms are
unshaven! It is summer, it is hot; I want to be able to wear tops without fear of my
underarm hair being on display!!!

I want to resume shaving my underarms like a civilized American woman. But I am
terrified of the MRSA coming back. I'm not sure I could handle going through it again.
And I'd never forgive myself if I cause my MRSA to come back and risk infecting my
two-year-old daughter.

WHAT SHOULD I DO!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! To shave or not to shave!? Laser hair... read more

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recurrent mrsa in the ears
Posted by dawn
Last Reply June 22, 2017 at 19:58
Started November 17, 2007 at 05:42
I am looking for feedback from others who have experienced mrsa in the ears. My son has had recurrent ear infections since 6 months old. he has had 2 put in twice and the infections became more frequent and ferocious after the second set. I think he got the mrsa at the hospital when they did the tube procedure. He suffered for 10 months until during a 3rd tube procedure a sterile culture showed it was mrsa. he saw pediatric infectious disease doctors and was treated with the bactriban in the nose, bactrim- failed, zyvox- failed and finally the rafampin seemed to work. We had to have nasal swabs to test for the mrsa which were negative for the family even though my son had ooze coming from the ear. We had to take clorox baths, use phizohex soap and scour the house. I thought he was doing well but has now had 2 more infections in the past 5 weeks but a culture can not be done since the fluid is in the middle ear. I have again seen the ent who finally stated that they have done everyth... read more

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MRSA culture clean BUT.....
Posted by Melly
Last Reply June 22, 2017 at 18:49
Started June 22, 2017 at 17:07
Hi, I'm new to this forum in terms of contributing, but read it quite frequently! I
have been fighting MRSA for almost 2 years and have gone thru many of the
same treatments, medications, PAIN, fatigue, depression, etc., so I will spare you
all that part of this. My confusion being.... my original abscess on the outside of
my ankle has flared up again (we get the site closed and healed but in about 3-4
weeks opens and drains) I'm currently in a pressure wrap, AGAIN. I go back to the
Wound Center tomorrow (06/23/17). What started all this is my primary Doc
ordered a SED Rate blood test and a wound culture as we were discussing my
various symptoms, some of which are old and some are new. I went right over to
the hospital lab and they took blood for the SED test and then preceded to say
"we don't do cultures here" (I was pretty sure they really meant cultures on you,
MRSA is probably stamped all over my records, which calls for different protocols
by the hospit... read more

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Diagnosed with MRSA in mouth
Posted by Kim
Last Reply June 20, 2017 at 13:56
Started April 18, 2009 at 03:11
TO all

I will try to make a long story short. Had a tooth ache back in December. Went to dentist and he said nothing was wrong with my tooth. At the end of Dec.the tooth was really bothering me so I called my dentist and again, took an xray and found nothing wrong with my tooth. He told me to go to an ear,nose and throat doctor thinking it could be my sinues. I didnt go. So mid Jan. the pain got so bad, I went to the ER and they dianosed me with TMJ. SO I followed up with an oral surgeon. He did a panoramic xray and said that the tooth I was complaining about had an infection that needed a root canal. Went to a root canal specialist, he drilled the tooth and started a root canal, gave me antibiotics and told me to come back in 3 weeks, so a week later the pain was really bad and when I called the dentist, he was on vacation. Went to another dentist who drilled the tooth but left it "open" so that the infection could drain. He put me on more antibiotics (augmentin). Fo... read more

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Crushed Raw Garlic vs. Garlic Pills
Posted by Garlicmeister Bob
Last Reply June 5, 2017 at 21:01
Started January 13, 2010 at 19:24
Crushed raw garlic versus garlic pills and oils

Crushed raw garlic (CRG) and garlic water made from it both kill staph on contact; all staph, including MRSA and is the first line of defense in limiting the spread of MRSA. Staph, including MRSA cannot become immune to CRG because of the way it works.

CRG is the most effective weapon against staph because it can be combined with water and applied in many creative ways to bring its antibiotic power to where the infection is. If the infection is in the colon, garlic water can be administered as an enema while lying on the left side to kill staph in the colon.

You can soak in a bathtub of warm garlic water for a couple of hours and let it seep in through the skin. Not only does it kill any bacteria on the skin but the skin becomes one big transdermal application medium for delivering garlic into the body where it can enter the capillaries and even the lymphatic system and maybe do a little good before the bodies own defens... read more

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Bump on Scrotum
Posted by Jordan
Last Reply May 31, 2017 at 05:38
Started February 4, 2017 at 18:22
Hello I been wondering about this
bump I got on my Scrotum I thought it
was a pimple but it's very tender and
sore I squeezed it and blood and
white yellowish puss come out??? The
hat is that I'm so worried I'm gonna
get my whole body infected with
something... What should I do?

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Mrsa left untreated
Posted by Kortney Westmoreland
Last Reply May 21, 2017 at 18:35
Started May 21, 2017 at 01:42
My girlfriend and I have been
battling horrible outbreaks back to
back for the past 4 months since we
first contracted it. Why have only
seen a doc once in the beginning.
What will happen if we just let it do
its thing and not ever seek medical
attention?

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MRSA on Lip - drain?
Posted by tiffany
Last Reply May 17, 2017 at 01:40
Started May 7, 2010 at 04:51
I have MRSA on my lip. It started with a bump below my lip, but one developed right above that on my lip. I went to the doctor and I am now on medication. The bump below my lip never got big and really just looked like a pimple. It drained and isn't an issue now. The one on my lip has not come to a head and has not drained. My question is this: Does a MRSA infection HAVE to be brought to a head and drained or will it go down after awhile due to the antibiotics?

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MRSA in bloodstream
Posted by Karen
Last Reply May 16, 2017 at 15:39
Started February 2, 2006 at 17:26
Hello All.
I am wondering if anyone has ever had MRSA in their bloodstream, and if so, how are you doing now? I pray no one knows of anyone that died from this. My husband just had blood drawn to test for it. His health is declining, and I'm so worried. His symptoms are, frequent lowgrade fevers, chills, shaking, joint pain/swelling, loss of strength. Some of these could be contributed to by his Cauda Equina Syndrome, but he's progressively getting worse. Any advice appreciated.
Thanks.
Karen

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Possible MRSA Infection - Bob Anderson
Posted by Jessica
Last Reply May 16, 2017 at 03:38
Started May 13, 2017 at 04:51
This topic is directed towards Bob Anderson; I was reading much of
your advice on healing MRSA with garlic and I would like your opinion
on what I'm dealing with now.

I had a skin biopsy done for a mole and it eventually started getting
yellow pus. I was applying triple antibiotic and I read some advice
online that the area should be washed, so I did just that which I
think caused it to spread!

After washing the area, I woke up the next morning to see welts under
my skin in a pattern near the incision site. I started treating it
naturally and was taking garlic by eating it, but just today applied
garlic directly onto the area. I took the gauze off tonight and saw
oozing from some of the welts, but what alarmed me is that there are
large areas of red spread around the bumps, leading me to think it
turned into cellulitis. In one of the areas, the skin looks bleached!
Could this be the effects of the garlic? Could the garlic have caused
the redness and n... read more

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Kai - your answer is here
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply May 11, 2017
Started May 11, 2017
Kai - I was unable to answer your question on the other thread because of a forum glitch so I generated a new thread to help you find the answers you are looking for. Please go back to the list of topics page and search the forum for garlic water and you will find a large thread dedicated to these exact questions. You won't have to read all 60 pages of the topic but everything you asked is covered in detail in the first few pages of very useful information.

Hope this helps.

However; this time of year fresh non-irradiated garlic is hard to find because last year's crop has already passed its usable lifespan and this year's crop is still three months away so garlic powder, not garlic salt but garlic powder should work as well. A way to be sure the garlic powder is potent, place a few grains on the tongue and see how hot it tastes. If it makes you want to spit it out immediately then it is good. If it tastes garlicky but not hot to the taste then it will not work. It has t... read more

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MRSA in the Brain
Posted by Gina
Last Reply May 7, 2017 at 04:08
Started September 10, 2008 at 18:18
My son contracted MRSA in his brain following surgery to replace his left bone flap. It took 2 months and 3 doctors before he was hospitalized and diagnosed. I was very concerned when part of his incision wouldn't heal and kept oozing yet was repeatedly told not to worry it's probably just a deep stitch that abscessed and it'll go away on it's own. When he had his follow up appt with his neurosurgeon it took 2 seconds for him to see something was wrong and the next morning he was in surgery. Well thanks to incompetence my son had to have the left hemisphere of his brain removed, the bone totally crumpled while being removed so now he needs a titanium plate to replace it. We've been fortunate in the respect that he's been infection free for 5 months. But from everything I've read that could change at anytime. What I'm wondering is, has anyone else had MRSA in their brain and if so how are doing?

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MRSA LAWSUIT
Posted by MATT HAMMETT
Last Reply May 4, 2017 at 02:53
Started August 14, 2007
HEY EVRYONE. MY NAME IS MATT AND I AM LOOKING FOR A LAWYER TO TAKE ON MY CASE OF MRSA. I CONTRACTED IT AT WORK. I WORK IN REPAIRING TRASH CARRING EQUIPMENT.I'M A WELDER AND I WELD ON ALUMINUM TRAILORS. I WAS UNDERNEATH A TRAILOR CUTTING OUT THE FLOOR WITH A PLASMA CUTTER WHEN I BURNED MY NECK. IT SET UP AN INFECTION. I WENT TO A COMPANY DOC. AND HE SAID I HAD SEVERE MRSA.WHEN I STARTED THIS JOB I HAD NEVER BEEN TO A HOSPITAL FOR ANY KIND OF SURGERY OR ANYTHING. IN FACT THE ONLY TIME I WENT TO A CLINIC WAS TO TAKE A DRUG TEST FOR A NEW JOB.I'VE BEEN WORKING AT THIS COMPANY FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS. I GOT MY FIRST STAPH INFECTION ABOUT A YEAR AGO ON MY LEFT LEG(UPPER THIGH). IT WAS VERY PAINFUL BUT I NEVER MISSED ANY WORK.IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN SIX MONTHS LATER WHEN I BURNED MY NECK AND WAS TOLD I HAD A MRSA.THE DOC TOLD ME IT WOULD STAY WITH ME MY WHOLE LIFE. SINCE THE MRSA ON MY NECK I HAVE HAD MULTIPLE SERIOUS INFECTIONS( RIGHT KNEE, RIGHT EYE 2x,RIGHT BUTT CHEEK, LEFT HIP AND ON THE MIDDLE O... read more

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Vaginal MrSA
Posted by Liz M
Last Reply May 3, 2017 at 10:48
Started May 3, 2011 at 03:31
I am really hoping to get some help on this. I have had MRSA in my vaginal area
over the past year. It began around Feb 2010. I had a gyno exam and ever since
then I have continued to have mrsa outbreaks on my labia. At least once a month.
Sometimes even more than that. I try to use natural remedies but don't often stick
with it. Just recently I have had one again almost a month since my last one. When I
have these outbreaks sometimes i will try to deal with it holistically, with say
charcoal, turmeric, and garlic but yet they still keep coming. When I go on the
antibiotics that seems to help, but only for a little while.

To describe my outbreaks, it will start as a very smal bump under the skin on my
labia.. It doesn't come to a head. and then it just grows and gets bigger all the
while under the skin. because I normally try and treat it holistically to start out
with, it gets so painful I have to go to the Urgent care for an I & D.. I have probably
had clo... read more

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MRSA In Breast Milk
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply April 24, 2017 at 16:44
Started January 5, 2011 at 17:22
There are many well meaning opinions concerning breast milk contaminated with MRSA bacteria... leaving mom/etc. in a quandary attempting to weigh value vs. risk once identified. The studies below are meant to assist in the serious decision of whether to continue breastfeeding, or not.

Elizabeth -

Your little one’s experience breaks my heart. I do not know where you gathered the presence of mind to push for breast milk testing… brilliant that you did!

A study of interest.
["OBJECTIVE. To determine a potential source of MRSA colonization and infection among preterm infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) using molecular analysis of breast milk samples.

DESIGN. Case report, outbreak investigation.

RESULTS. Preterm triplets were delivered at 26 weeks’ gestation via cesarean section when routine active surveillance for MRSA was performed for all infants in a NICU. Surveillance consisted of swabbing the throat, nose, and umbilicus (TNU) weekly. Although infants A ... read more

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garlic and infections like e-coli
Posted by stephanie meshack
Last Reply April 23, 2017 at 06:20
Started April 19, 2017 at 23:40
bob i was diagnosed of e-coli but when not treated well,it resulted in urinary tract infection.so bob my question is does garlic only treat mrsa or staph.if no,can garlic bath cure other infections like e-coli,uti.am a mother of one.pls i need your answer bob

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can i use these type of garlic
Posted by stanley kwane
Last Reply April 23, 2017 at 05:18
Started April 20, 2017 at 12:53
-bob and ladyk am from ghana,i was tested staph positive and my case has defiled all the doctors medications until i came here.i have read so much about garlic but i have serious issue which is garlic itself.i have searched for that garlic that has green leaves in the middle but couldnt find that exact type and i can i read that u said that once garlic burns your mouth,then it z a good one.so the type of garlic in our market is just white and it burns my mouth when i eat it.so pls bob and lady k is that my garlic gonna be effective at all?

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MRSA in inner ear
Posted by steve
Last Reply April 21, 2017 at 20:43
Started October 7, 2010 at 15:18
I ahve been on various antibiotics for 9 months. Currently I am on SMZ-TMP-DS-oral and Mupirocin. The MRSA is in the bone surrounding my ear and the ear itself.

What can I expect? It seems impossible to kill this bacteria. I use an ENT doctor, should I try an Infectious Disease Specialist?

Please advise.

Thank you

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new boil appearing.
Posted by Sunshine
Last Reply April 20, 2017 at 02:40
Started April 20, 2017 at 02:40
Hi Bob, that boil is back with the pain and inflammation, the doctor
gave me another 21 days of the antibiotic, rather than to take another
21 days since the first one apparently didn't do anything, so I am
trying the garlic, I placed it on a gauge and cover it, left it on for
a little bit, and did it again, my question is how long will it take
for the garlic to kill this MRSA? If I need to use the garlic full
strength I would do this without diluting it. I love this post, I am
learning so much about this MRSA. Thank you for all of the information
on here.

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