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MRSA from riding a friend's bicycle?
Posted by Mark
Last Reply July 9, 2013 at 21:08
Started July 6, 2013 at 17:18

Yesterday i was riding my friends bike for some hours. The problem is that Im currently having hemorrhoids. My behind hurts a bit today, because i was sitting uncomfortable on the bike.
I was wearing long pants. Could the the MRSA virus have gone trough my pants and underwear and up my rectum?

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MRSA symptoms don't match Labwork
Posted by NancyRL
Last Reply July 9, 2013 at 21:01
Started July 7, 2013 at 15:36
I am at my wits end and need to know if anyone out there has encountered the
same problem. So I don't repeat myself from beginning of issue pls read the topic
"reoccurring MRSA" by NancyRL it's on first page of forum topics. After reading
pls read on......ok so I just had a blood. Untrue don't. They took 4 bottles and 2
vials of blood to test for CBC, & any kind of blood Infection. To my surprise I was
just told that all was fine. They said WBC, Platelet, Liver, Kidney etc was normal.
However, my symptoms don't mat h my results. After reading my story on that
first page in the forum, I have ended up with an abdominal hole about 4cm deep
and the opening NOT the depth is getting larger and larger. I have a rash that has
formed around the opening of the wound & has traveled around the stomach
area, Parches on arms 1 leg, neck, lower back, and knuckles. The rash starts off
as a little pink pimple with a very small white head, it doesn't burst and no liquid ... read more

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Black spots in open wound
Posted by NancyRL
Last Reply July 9, 2013 at 20:15
Started July 9, 2013 at 16:34
I have found black spots in my wound.minhave an Intra abdominal wound. Prev
had MRSA 3x since jan/2013. Have had this open wound since then. Had an
abcess removed in March and they found MRSA again. 6wks ago had culture,
Bloodwork, & CT all was ok. 1wk ago I had blood work done again but no culture
and still all ok. Last night I found a couple of black spots in the wound around the
opening. Not on the sking but in the rim of the hole. It's painful. And also have a
rash that I've had for over a week and wound are said rash was ok but black spots
not there yet. I have posted on here a couple of times. But now That black spots
are under the skin that is dark pink on the surface and painful. Have low grade
temps, and some belly pain that's intermittent. I see wound care tomorrow. Ay
idea as to what this is? They are small spots the size of the head of an eraser on a

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MRSA IN Cortizone shot
Posted by Bill
Last Reply July 6, 2013 at 19:15
Started April 26, 2012 at 04:09
I have never had any sort of staff. I work in construction and cut myself or scratch and
bleed routinely. I go into a hand surgeons office for a routine cortizone shot and four
days later I have to have surgery to extract the mrsa that was injected into the basal
joint of my left hand. After a month of antibiotics I hope to be free from pain, but what
else should I expect?

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Posted by Mari
Last Reply July 3, 2013 at 22:00
Started July 3, 2013 at 15:10
Lady K,

What is known about hand and forearm colonization? I've come across two studies that tested these sites and I believe it was around 30% of those tested were positive for hand colonization. The studies were really difficult to find and I will continue to try and locate them but as of right now I have not been able to. So I am looking for help here.

How are hands colonized? Touching other colonized sites and not using proper hygiene?

I don't know one way or the other. I have not been tested but how would one go about decolonization of hands?

Thank you in advance.

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Infecting Others
Posted by Alan Stein
Last Reply July 3, 2013 at 05:26
Started July 1, 2013 at 23:19
Just got back results of nasal swabs and now both myself and my wife tested positive. We start a 5 day program of nasal cream, gargle with Perigard + spit and hibiclem baths. Then we go back to see if we test negative.

If one tests positive and the other negative what's to stop the one that is positive from re-infecting the one that is negative. Not sure if the colonized MRSA can be passed on to the negative party if the positive colonized MRSA party has NO current active MRSA infection. Would love to be able to speak with someone over the phone as I have so many questions. How long does the MRSA live away from the infected party. Seems like you can open a door and catch MRSA so it's hard to believe more people aren't suffering from this virus.

If one is tested positive for MRSA and cuts their skin can one simply treat the wound with antibiotic cream (Bactriban) and keep the wound covered until it heals. OR does EACH time a MRSA positive individual gets a cut they will need... read more

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Garlic Water
Posted by Mari
Last Reply July 2, 2013 at 14:12
Started July 2, 2013
Hi Bob.

Thanks for all you do on this forum. I've completed three garlic baths but I have to stop due to the fact I have young adult age kids home for the summer and the tub is in there bathroom, mine and my husbands only has a shower. I cannot bring myself to use their bathroom at all (I only clean it).

So my question to you is are there benefits in crushing the garlic, letting it sit for 30 minutes or so then adding warm/hot water, let that sit for a bit and then drink it. Do you think/know if this can help? Thanks again.

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Have not had any outbreaks so far
Posted by mak
Last Reply June 30, 2013 at 21:15
Started June 4, 2013 at 02:27
just come here to give some advise to people who may have not tried these natural remedies yet. In past couple months I've been having breakouts every week. I started doing the garlic baths along with combination of using olive leaf extract with a probiotic. Olive leaf extract is used in european countries to treat mrsa infections. If you do decide to use olive leaf extract I was recommended to use 500 mg with a 75 mg oleuropein. Take 4 a day for 1 week and then 2 a day for 3 more weeks. But I think I will just continue to take these. It's been more than two weeks now and so far, no outbreaks.I also use a Bacitracin zinc ointment in my nostrils once or twice a day. I have also heard of natural product called Schuessler 12 cell salts (tissue salts) from what I have read many people have claimed this has cured their MRSA along with many other things. Hope this helps anyone. I will keep everyone updated on how this treatment is going for me as well

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Posted by ladyk
Last Reply June 28, 2013 at 01:05
Started June 24, 2013 at 02:32
mike -

The reason you have not seen links to honey on Main Forum is because they have been removed to Product Forum. If you'd like to discuss this topic... the Product Forum is where you do it, along with multiple other posts concerning this same topic.

This product does come with controversy as to effectiveness and study bias.

In short… below are 3 points taken out of context for you to read.

1. Main results: Most trials were at high or unclear risk of bias.

2. Authors' conclusions
Honey dressings do not increase rates of healing significantly in venous leg ulcers when used as an adjuvant to compression. Honey may delay healing in partial- and full-thickness burns in comparison to early excision and grafting, and in cutaneous Leishmaniasis when used as an adjuvant with meglumine antimoniate. Honey might be superior to some conventional dressing materials, but there is considerable uncertainty about the replicability and applicability of this evidence.... read more

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Posted by Terri
Last Reply June 24, 2013 at 19:01
Started June 19, 2013 at 22:13
PS Thank you! Believe this is an answer to my prayers. Been most painful and tiring
thing ever! Very desperate for relief as boils press on scalp. Headaches big time, trying
to stay away from ibuprofen. Also you have someone who mentioned crystal like
reaction on scalp. That also happened to me with the initial stage...maybe related to

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Advice on MRSA
Posted by Clueless about MRSA
Last Reply June 23, 2013 at 17:39
Started June 20, 2013 at 22:15
First of all, thank you for reading my post. Any help you can provide would be most

I have a teenage daughter who has been a competitive swimmer for a few years now.
A couple of months ago she got a small bump (no bigger than a pimple) on her upper
leg. She said it itched, and when she scratched it it broke open and, as she puts it,
"stuff came out." A few days later she noticed a second bump next to the first. That
one itched too. Neither of them ever got big. Her coach told her it was Staph. We
went to the dr and he prescribed her an antibiotic. She took it and told him the next
week that it didn't appear to be going away so he gave her Ciprofloxin. After she
finished those, the bumps seemed to dry up, but never went away. Now she has
several tiny bumps (kind of like you'd see if you shaved with a dull razor), but they
never get bigger. Upon my suggestion that they may be shave bumps, she disagreed
because the bumps were confined to one... read more

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Posted by terri
Last Reply June 21, 2013 at 02:26
Started June 19, 2013 at 21:51
how do i know the post got to you dont see it

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Open MRSA abscess for 1 month
Posted by shay
Last Reply June 19, 2013 at 21:20
Started June 19, 2013 at 17:18
I had an abscess drained approximately 1 month ago. when they drained it they cultured it since I told them I had spent a couple of days in the hospital with my sick grandmother who eventually passed away due to sepsis. Two weeks after the draining during an OB appt. for a Mirena procedure I asked and found out that it was MRSA! (totally upset about them dropping the ball on that one) During this whole time thinking it was only an abscess I hadn't been back to the dr. not to mention I don't have insurance so, just trying to save some bucks ya know. My husband has been graciously packing my wound (it's on my buttocks) and keeping it covered but I'm just becoming concerned since I've found this forum. It' still draining a month later although the holes are smaller. It was one abscess that tunneled down two separate ways. I've been on clindamycin for 4 weeks and the first two weeks the swelling, redness and tenderness all went away and has only left the draining and tenderness insi... read more

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Hope Lost
Posted by Amanda
Last Reply June 19, 2013 at 20:16
Started December 21, 2006 at 06:55
I have had MRSA ,I believe for at least 2 years, but was only diagnosed in may of 2006. My daughter is 3 years old and she had it in her nose, but she was fine after just a week of treatment with bactorban. She didn't have boils or any sign, just a runny nose that wouldn't go away, but I had everyone that had been around me get tested. She was the only one to have a positive result, besides me, and she is cured. I, however, have had the vancomycin home iv care, sulfamate,minocycline, zyvox $140 pill a day, hibiclens, bactorban,mycotracin, and kerflex. My doctor is with infectious disease control and told me I won the award for the most stubborn infection of the year. A lot of help that is when I go to the doctor almost weekly, good news is that they think the staff is secondary and a thing called HIDRADENTITIS SUPPERATIVE is the primary. The funny thing is when I read about that its also hard to cure, but I am on accutane now and am told I am looking at another 4-5 months. I am not ... read more

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MRSA makes bad neighbors?
Posted by Zander
Last Reply June 18, 2013 at 21:34
Started June 14, 2013
I live in a small town, with a small town doctors office. I was told I have MRSA by my doctor. The thing is, a friend I grew up with works there as does my next door neighbor. The neighbor is pretty new and has small kids.

So, I am expecting I will never get to know my new neighbors as she is the receptionist at the Doctors office and now knows I have MRSA. I expect her and her family to shun me in fear I may pay it to them. I suppose I would act in the same manner, it just sucks!

I imagine the woman I grew up with, who also is a receptionist--will also tell our mutual friends about my diagnosis. I may as well toss 30 years of freinds away as well.

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Topical Care Choices Hibiclens Betadine Garlic
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply June 18, 2013 at 15:48
Started June 18, 2013 at 15:47

All medications, supplements, and herbs are capable of side effects regardless how they are administered, including absorption through our largest organ - our skin. Known interactions must be thoroughly investigated as a safety precaution.

Additionally, all three topical care options below carry the same caution when it comes to application on the face - AVOID EYES. One must be fully informed in order to correctly ‘weigh treatment value vs. potential complications’ as they relate to each one of us specifically.



Hibiclens Compatible Moisturizer


Active substance: POVIDONE-IODINE
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Mrsa and babies
Posted by Tana
Last Reply June 16, 2013
Started March 26, 2010 at 14:31
Just wanted to put this out there. If you have had Mrsa and were to get pregnant,can the baby be born Mrsa positive?I was wondering if it only happens if you have outbreak during delivery,or can it be passed to baby while in womb?Also,is it safe to take silver and high doses of Vitamin C and Garlic while pregnant to keep from having outbreak? My daughter who is has Mrsa is getting married and planning on getting pregnant soon after,I am concerned about this.

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MRSA and Kidney infection
Posted by Lindkaye3
Last Reply June 14, 2013 at 16:18
Started June 14, 2013 at 16:18
I came down with MRSA in March 2013 after having a cath a port
installed so I could have monthly infusions due to my MS and
Ankylosing Spondylitis. It was septic and after a month of IV
Treatment, Dr told me I was fine. Last Friday I resumed my monthly
infusion for AS. By Sunday a.m., I had come down with UTI and then it
progressed with the worst kidney infection I have ever had. Urgent
care Dr.put me on Bactrum and nothing for pain. Could MRSA still be in
my system and maybe flair up when the infusion lowered my immune
system? And of course, my Dr is out until next week. I've taken the
bactrum for 2 full days now and woke up this am with the worst pain in
my pelvic bone (never have had this pain in any prev infect) and not
feeling any better(burning and kidney pain). Sorry this is long, your
input is appreciated. Just worried. Thanks

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Boil inside my coochie (sorry for wording)
Posted by MaryAnn in Ga
Last Reply June 13, 2013 at 16:18
Started June 7, 2013 at 10:17
So I think a boil popped inside my coochie. Normally, I go through a
process of letting the boil heal after they've popped but I don't see
how this process is going to work now that I can't exactly let my wound
breathe. I'm sorry for the wording - it's not exactly a topic I want to
discuss anywhere, much less on public forums.

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wound that wont heal
Posted by Cheryl C.
Last Reply June 11, 2013 at 18:02
Started May 26, 2006 at 19:51
Hi, I'm asking for info. for my mom. She was in Florida and found these little red bumps on her leg, thought she was bitten with red ants... few days later it became red, swollen and turned into an abcess. She had a blood clot on the same leg, so the dr. said it was a result of the blood clot. But, if she had gotten bitten by ants maybe she has the mrsa??? any info to help me out on tests she may need??? Thank you!!!!!!!! Her wound has not gotten better since Feb of this year. Even the wound clinic isnt having any luck??

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