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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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c section mrsa
Posted by cassandra
Last Reply June 11, 2013 at 04:37
Started June 26, 2007 at 05:46
i am 28 yr old woman who had a horrible experince in the hospital having my daughter.I had a emergency c section and stayed in hospital for the normal two days and was sent home.I developed a fever and all over tierdness and achiness that they told me was from having my milk come in.I went to see my gp about a tiny redness around my incesion and was put on antibotics as a precaution but still felt not right.I noticed a swelling and was having pain around my incesion site two days later and my husband took me to emergency and was sent home again with more antibotics and painkillers.I took myself back after the pain was unbearable and had terrible fever and was just plain sick. I also had started to develop water like blisters around my incesion site.They told my husband that i had flesheating diease thank god i did'nt have this. iwas rushed to sugery and the mrsa had eaten a hole into my uterus and i was in septic shock, i was very sick i stayed in hostipal for two weeks.I am at home... read more

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Posted by Bonneblu
Last Reply June 10, 2013 at 22:21
Started June 1, 2013 at 02:33
I am totally ignorant about MRSA. It was discovered when I was pre-
screening for a surgery. I freaked out because I had a brand new
grandbaby. The hospital said don't worry about it, I was just
colonized. It was mostly the way they would treat me with antibiotics
to keep me from getting post-surgery infections. That was a number of
months ago. Now my husband and I went on vacation together with my son
and his family. My husband got a huge boil, and my son got one too! Did
they get it from me? Could they have gotten it from the pool at the
resort? Please help.

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Posted by Karen
Last Reply June 5, 2013 at 14:06
Started June 5, 2013
What is MRSA, and what can it do?

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does mrsa linger in the body?
Posted by ben
Last Reply June 3, 2013 at 01:47
Started June 3, 2013
does mrsa linger in the body after it heals?

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OMG. I am Freaking. Just told I was MRSA +
Posted by Lesm11
Last Reply June 2, 2013 at 20:11
Started June 2, 2013 at 15:59
Wow, how life can change in a matter of days.

Last Friday ( May 24, 2013) I was swimming in a swimming pool with friends. After a
long day in the sun having fun, I went up to my apartment, had a shower and took a
nap. The next day I woke up with what looked like an ingrown hair on my belly,
except that it hurt. I didn't much of it till the next day when my wife told me it was
swollen and red. I went to work then to the doctors. The doctor told me I had
Cellulitis and that I was to be admitted at once. I was admitted to the hospital that
night, put on IV meds (don't know what kind) and the next day they told me I had to
have surgery to remove the Necrotic tissue. They removed the tissue and I was on IV
meds every 6 hours for 3 days. After being released from the hospital they put me
on Trimethoprim (160) - Sulfamethoxazole (800) every 12 hours for 2 days. I had to
go in for daily dressing changes and each day they told me it was getting better and
h... read more

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Is it safe for our baby to Co sleep
Posted by Marie
Last Reply May 31, 2013 at 03:44
Started May 31, 2013 at 03:11
So worried our almost 5
month old is going to get
MRSA from my husband..We
currently Co sleep but he has
an boil on his genital area.
Trying to transition baby to
crib but she hates it and
wakes up soo much. She is a
great sleeper when she sleeps
with us. I'm freaking
out.please.I need advice if it's
not safe for her to Co sleep
anymore. Thanks

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Precautions in the home
Posted by Linda
Last Reply May 30, 2013 at 22:49
Started May 24, 2013 at 16:53
My dad who has end stage COPD recently cultured for MRSA in his lungs. He is
living at home and my mom is the caregiver. I would like to inform my mom about
the precautions she should take in caring for him. She does everything for him
such as cleaning respiratory equipment , bathing him, cleaning his dishes and
clothes/bed linens, emptying trash with klennex that he has spit in. With just
having COPD he coughs a lot! I would like to give her a list of things to do not
only to protect herself but so that dad doesn't get any more infections elsewhere .
It's been hard to find info re: lung MRSA so I'm grateful for any help you can give.

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sweden and denmark
Posted by mike
Last Reply May 30, 2013 at 01:26
Started May 22, 2013 at 22:08
it is interesting that in sweden and denmark mrsa has been eradicated fom the hospitals through simple screenig.why no here?

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Posted by ruth
Last Reply May 28, 2013 at 18:04
Started April 25, 2009 at 20:54

10% solution of Xylitol with distilled water to clear the nose of bacteria. Xylitol washes
away both strep and staph. 20% solution of Xylitol with distilled water for the small
pimples. You might try it on the large boils I don't know if that works just know it
works on the small ones.
There is about 30 years of research on this sugar. Xlear.Inc has a nose spray with
xylitol in it and is the fastest selling item in health food stores for the year of 2004.
Please study the research.
Some web pages for Xylitol are:

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Buttock and Pubic
Posted by Ebby S.
Last Reply May 26, 2013 at 02:26
Started September 10, 2011 at 23:36
I'am so frustrated!!!

In July I took my kids swimming.No big deal right....that morning I shaved my pubic area,like I always have. A few days after that, I had this rash all over,which turned into pimple like boils. I was so scared!! I went to my ob gyn, and he didn't think much of it. He just said it was a (razor burn) and it would go away. So I waited a couple more days..and it itched so much!! I called him back up and they referred me to another Dr. at this boils had spread to my thighs,they hurt so much..he cultured my boils. Got a phone call a few days later it was MRSA! He prescribed bactrim and said it would cure them. I was taking it and got a bad yeast infection. But my boils never went away. I'am so upset that I can't get rid of my buttock,pubic and thigh MRSA. I'v read a few posts about tea tree oil,turmeric and garlic. I'v done them all...and nothing seems to help!!! I'am sorry but at this point I'am feed up and just want a miracle cure. I'am worried MRSA wil... read more

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Low IgG and MRSA?
Posted by Lilly
Last Reply May 23, 2013 at 19:55
Started October 19, 2009 at 02:44
I recently had sinus surgery due to recurrent sinusitis and the cultures came back as MRSA. I was then referred to an ID MD who tx'd me with Septra DS and Rifampin, and ordered lab work which came back with low IgG and low IgG subsets. The ID doc thinks I have an immune problem. I have never had skin wounds or infections, but have been on a lot of antibiotics for resp and sinus infections. I have asthma as well, and it is exacerbated by sinus or lung infections. I am worried about working as I work with the frail/elderly. I am aware that a few of these people have had MRSA urine infections or wound infections. I am a little concerned about my spreading this around to other residents. The ENT seemed hesitant to allow me back to work, calling it "an ethical problem" but the ID says so many people are MRSA positive that it doesn't matter as long as I use precautions.
I was glad to find this forum, I also have had some of the effects like fatigue, achiness and did not attribute it to ... read more

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Help me build an immune-strengthing plan
Posted by Sandy Carabio
Last Reply May 23, 2013 at 04:31
Started May 21, 2013 at 20:52
Hello everyone,

I am trying to work out an "affordable" immune-strengthening plan for my 22-year-old daughter, Jessica, who has been fighting MRSA for the last 2 1/2 years. Like many of you, she's tried just about everything I've researched online to naturally get rid of (or at least limit) the constant MRSA outbreaks.

Presently she is on Clindamycin after having a painful boil lanced a week ago. I also have her doing the garlic baths daily and probably will keep that up for another couple of weeks and then cut them down to every other day if we don't see any more outbreaks. I'd love to hear from others who have success with garlic baths as to how many you took at the beginning, for how long each bath (Jessica stays in there for an hour each day) and if you still do them regularly or just when you see a staph starting to appear.

There is so much information on this and other forums about what to take to build a strong immune system to help fight off MRSA outbreaks. My h... read more

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Posted by Peggy
Last Reply May 22, 2013 at 04:37
Started June 13, 2007 at 20:00
My mom has just been diagnosed w/ MRSA-it is in the blood stream. It started w/ pea sized areas on her body. These would come and go on different areas of her body. The most recent is a boil-like abscess under her arm that has caused swelling larger than an egg. Her temp was 101.3. This has now been lanced and has reduced in size about 1/2. The culture indicated it is MRSA and resistant to all drugs other than bactrim (sulfa). It is unknown how she contacted this. She has not been hospitalized before or after. I am dressing the wound. Should I be concerned about injesting or contacting MRSA. How long before my 3-yr old granddaughter can be around my mom? The incision is hearling, there is no elev. temp and the medicine appears to be working. I know nothing about this type of infection. Please inform me of the concerns I should hve for my mother's health and others contacting it. She is 90 years of age and in relative good health other than spinalstenosis. Will this aggr... read more

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Doxycycline - a miracle drug
Posted by Garlic Warrior
Last Reply May 21, 2013 at 22:14
Started May 21, 2013 at 22:11
If your MRSA is susceptible to it, I think I'd recommend doxycycline over basically every other antibiotic out there, for the following reasons:

- low cost (generally... shortages have driven the price up in the last few months, but usually places like the local supermarket give it away for free!)
- low risk of clostridum difficile infection (indeed, doxycycline has even been studied and shown promise as a prophylactic for c. diff in hospital infections!)
- low risk of allergic reaction (compared to sulfa drugs particularly)
- low risk of adverse side effects (you get a stomach ache sometimes if you take it without food and you have to avoid prolonged sunlight. That's about it)
- long and safe history of long-term use (teenagers use this every day for acne for years. It's great)
- significant anti-inflammatory properties (indeed, minocycline is even approved by American Rheumatologists for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis)

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Posted by PARKER
Last Reply May 19, 2013 at 19:44
Started May 19, 2013 at 15:53
Mymother was at work and contacted us as she said her arm was hurting her and she could not move her fingers that well,

we went and picked her up and took her hm as she said she will see how she feels in morning.

she contacted us the following morning and advised she went to the hospital as her whole body was in pain and her arm was still hurting, the hospital sent her home and advised she may have tennis elbow or tendenitis,

she went home and the next day still had body pain and could not move that well she was again taken to the hospital and released again and advised to take some prescribed meds and make apt with her reg dr,

the next day she could not move at all and had to be taken to hospital via ambulance, doctors ran some tests and said she had a septic infection and bladder infection and admitted her to icu, she then was removed from icu and in general room, the whole time she was in pain if you touched her , 24 hrs later she was not alert or responding as previo... read more

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Posted by Srini
Last Reply May 19, 2013 at 13:19
Started May 19, 2013 at 13:19
Couple years before I had an abscess in my lower limb which was removed thru a surgery and after testing it was MRSA positive. I was anti bacterial soaps etc and sanitizer since then. Recent couple months I traveled a lot in trains and now i have a similar small boil popped up on my forehead. I'm little scared it could be the recurrence. Have applied bactorban since 2 days and not much of a progress, it is neither decreased or increased. I had LINEZOLID anti-biotic for 14 days couple years ago.

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Recurring Boils on Face
Posted by Adrianne
Last Reply May 19, 2013 at 13:18
Started May 13, 2010 at 03:59
I've had boils on my face - started in November 2009 and it seems every month around the time I get my period, I get another one. However, this month I had three already! Most of them had caused my face to swell so bad that you couldn't recognize me. I have one on my forehead now that has one eye all swelled up and my sinus cavity on that side is killing me, along with the pain of the boil.

I never had skin problems before. Never.

The thing that worries me is that my cat was diagnosed with MRSA back in December of 2008. But he probably had it for at least 8 months before that. He died in January 2009. The vet that diagnosed him told me to use gloves when I changed his bandages - he had a huge wound on his head - but I had been doing it without gloves so that point was moot.

Ok, so he died Jan 2009. I start getting these boils in Oct. 2009. A doctor told me I can't catch MRSA from a cat, but the vet (who I trust more than the doctor I saw) said I can.

I'm not... read more

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MRSA again? sigh
Posted by Jeremiah
Last Reply May 19, 2013 at 06:57
Started May 19, 2013 at 06:57
I've been treated for MRSA twice in the last seven, both times treated
with Bactrium (which makes zaps any energy out of your body while it
kills the MRSA), some skin ointment which reminded me up neosporin,
and some nose swab stuff. Mine usually presented as a series of small
little pimples up the side of my belly. Sometimes these would harden,
"pop" have a little puss, and then go away. Those times I did not see
my doctor. This time I have the same kind of "pimp" on the underside
of my forarm. I thought immediately when I noticed it four days ago
that it might be a little MRSA pimple and I wanted to watch and see
before I overreacted and went to the DR. Well four days later and my
arm is swollen and red by the pimple, and my skin has swelled on that
whole arm, even noticeable in my arm. Today the pimple "popped", some
noticeable puss and blood but nothing more than a little nose bleed
would produce. I covered the area with neosporin and a bandage. ... read more

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Sandy Carabio
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply May 19, 2013 at 04:01
Started May 18, 2013 at 02:16

Topic link below provided for Sandy Carabio/daughter as a precaution to consider.

In my opinion concerning your posts reflecting your daughters ?MRSA infection(s) if your daughter has not been seen by an Infectious Disease specialist I suggest you do get her in to consult with one concerning her chronic lesion outbreaks. In part due to the reason outlined in above link. As well as address her chronic outbreaks.
(Additionally, getting her on a good probiotic will assist her with necessary flora balance.)

I did not see mention of cultures in any part of your posts, therefore I suspect no culture/recultures have been done... yes? *The practice of not culturing culprit responsible for infection often results in treatment failure.

It is best to address this matter with o... read more

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