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Brotherly has Mrsa, should I be worried
Posted by Lauren
Last Reply November 1, 2012 at 21:03
Started October 30, 2012 at 20:31
My little brother has has staff twice this past year and the dr mentioned to my
mom that he could be a Mrsa carrier. I have a 2 year old who stays at my parents
house all the time ( my brother also lives with them). Everything that I've read
says that he can pass this to her at any time. Even if they both touch something
as simple as a remote! Is this true or does he need to have an open wound to
pass it? Both of his infections have healed but I'm not sure if its something that
lingers or not. Please help give me piece of mind either way because my brother
is having a Mrsa test done but Apparently it's likely it will come up positive & until
I know more about it, I'm not letting my daughter over there

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Sore lymph nodes after MRSA/Mono
Posted by Sick of MRSA
Last Reply November 1, 2012 at 16:07
Started September 28, 2008 at 09:10
In November of 2007, I was diagnosed with a MRSA staph infection on my face. I was put on five oral antibiotics. Two days later it had spread and was moving up towards my brain and eyes. My doctor opened it, drained and cultured it, and confirmed it was MRSA. He then put me on six different oral antibiotics and it improved, but it had gone systemic and went through my blood and lymph system and ultimately shut down my immune system. I developed six very painful nodules in my groin area underneath the skin. My doc said they were a part of the MRSA infection. After two weeks I returned to work-I'm a teacher, which is how I got MRSA to begin with (a student had MRSA two weeks before I did).

Within a short time I also developed mono and was horribly sick again. My doctor made me take two months off work and stay in bed saying that my immune system could not be exposed to anything else from my students. During that time I had another MRSA staph infection and was put on antibiotics ag... read more

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Just diagnosed with MRSA
Posted by Matt
Last Reply October 29, 2012 at 15:10
Started October 22, 2012 at 22:32
Last week i woke up with what i thought was a spider bite on my on my calf on my leg, i thought nothing of it. after a few days it was swollen and red and a black spot was in the middle of it. well i went to have to checked out and they did a culture and it is mrsa. i found out today, im very scared and the more i read about it the more scared i get. im currently taking the antibiotic sulfamethoxazole and a muprirocin cream for the actual sore. Are these good drugs to combat the mrsa? ive read that it is spread thru garments and blankets and im wondering if some blood and pus gets on my blanket and then i touch that part of the blanket to another part of my body will it spread the mrsa there? how does mrsa spread to the lungs(ive read many posts about how it got into peoples sinuses) what are the basics of living with this desease and things to know? i appreciate any help i can get...ive never been so scared before. by the way im a 25 year old male with no previous health problems

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Some Observations
Posted by Living With It
Last Reply October 29, 2012 at 15:03
Started October 29, 2012 at 15:02
Started by Living With It Posted: October 27, 2012 at 19:24 I would like to state that I live in Canada and our medical system I would expect is pretty good. I was just wondering if anyone has experienced the same things as me. I have been battling MRSA for 2 years now and hope to eventually rid myself of this I have gone to the hospital on a few occasions when I know the infection has gotten completely out of hand and I need some form of treatment. The last time I told the doctor I have tested positive for MRSA the first thing she did was offer her hand for me to shake. I was confused thinking you know this is contagious right. Also I have been prescribed antibiotics that I know will not work and have had to tell them that. {product edited out} People with MRSA will know what I am talking about you get paranoid to any little skin inflamation or a certain feeling of soreness. Also I noticed that MRSA seems to rear it's ugly head so to speak after I have been drinking too much or und... read more

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MRSA in infected tissue expander
Posted by Kelly
Last Reply October 28, 2012 at 08:03
Started January 8, 2012 at 23:08
Hi Bob,

I have an infected tissue expander in my breast that was placed there after
masctectomy for breast cancer. Several weeks ago, i had a positive culture for
MRSA (one colony gre after 3 days of culture). I was told that i was not
"clinically infected" but, now, that appears not to have been true. 4 days go,
there was redness on my breast skin (cellulities) and my plastic surgeon decided
i should be admitted to the hospital for IV meds. I am on IV Vancomycin for the
past 4 days. I had cellulitis on my breast but no open sore. Should I still place
diluted garlic on the breast skin? I cannot bathe in it because I have a breast
drain (open wound) on the lower side of my breast. Any advice? I believe that
Vancomycin is the best choice for me, at this time. But, I am not dumb. I know
modern medicine has it's limits and although my infection is localized, I realize it
could take weeks/months to kill off. I know you are not a doctor but, in your
opi... read more

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MRSA in the bone
Posted by tammy
Last Reply October 26, 2012 at 06:18
Started October 26, 2012 at 06:18
Been healthy all my life until last year 2011, I had 5 surgeries to
remove cancer. From my last surgery I contacted MRSA and it is in my
hip
bone. I have no sores on my skin, but when the MRSA acts up my hip
hurts. MRSA almost took my life twice.....scary stuff but I am doing
as
much as I can naturally. Does the PH level in the body have anything
to
do with killing or warding off MRSA? What can I do to get rid of it
for
good? I had an episode 3 months back and I have taken the last
antibiotic they said was left to give me, after that there is not much
to do but surgery.


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tunneling of infection
Posted by sonie
Last Reply October 21, 2012 at 21:23
Started April 5, 2006 at 04:29
hi there all...i seen a wound care specialist today..i have to have another operation,he says i have very very deep tunneling into my abdomin...can someone explain to me exactly what this tunneling is,and what it does exactly????thanks...sonie

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Hibiclens in Toronto, Canada?
Posted by Lesley
Last Reply October 21, 2012 at 17:40
Started January 9, 2011 at 05:30
I am looking to purchase this product in Canada but am having some difficulty locating it.

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MRSA
Posted by Lori
Last Reply October 17, 2012 at 17:43
Started October 11, 2012 at 22:33
I work in an assisted living facility. I took residents to the public library. One of the residents that checked out 2 books has now been diagnosed with MRSA. What should I do about the books? Return them? We wiped off the outsides with disinfectant, but not every page. How contagious is this book?

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MRSA Baby
Posted by Worried MOM
Last Reply October 17, 2012 at 15:58
Started October 16, 2012 at 16:49
My daughter is 20 months old and has had MRSA 3 times. The doctors don't seem concerned. I feel like I should do sometime....any advice?

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Killing MSRA Bacteria
Posted by Chris
Last Reply October 12, 2012 at 01:10
Started September 22, 2012 at 04:31
How do you kill MRSA bacteria on beds, blankets and comforters, since the CDC says it can live on them for more than 7 months?

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urinary problems
Posted by lacey
Last Reply October 10, 2012 at 16:35
Started October 8, 2012 at 16:36
Ok, so i had mrsa from a spider bite when i was 18, had a
painful lesion on my arm that was surgically removed,
spent four days in the hospital then when i went home
finished all of my antibiotics, for the next three years had
horrible pain in my lower abdomen and very painful
urination.so much so that it made it hard for me to stand
let alone keepa steady job. I tried so many drs and lots of
antibiotics but all the pills just made it worse. So i just
gave up because i was tired of people poking around
inside my vagina with no results, not to mention all the dr
bills i have, so many that i just started throwing away all
the bills.no one would listen to me they all thought i was
over reacting our trying to make it sound like i was in
more pain than i was.
Its been two years since them and I'm still in pain.its not
as bad as it used to be because over time i think i built up
a tolerance and i learned Wat food make it worse. I
struggle with fatigue and ... read more

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What Next?
Posted by Helen
Last Reply October 7, 2012 at 21:59
Started September 24, 2012 at 20:46
My MRSA infection went misdiagnosed for about 3 years. About 14 anti-biotics later, I
finally went to an urgent care and requested a referral to an ID DR. He put me on
Bactrim and Bactro- Ban ointment for my nose. It improved but didn't go away. So
another round of Bactrim and A different ointment for my nose When I finished that
round, I went back because the soreness in my nose had not improved although the skin
lesions were better. He did another culture and it came back "no-Growth" I didn't feel
like it was gone because of my nose but the Doc disagreed. Two months later, the skin
lesions are coming back. I have had so many antibiotics I am afraid to continue taking
them. should I see some one about my immune system?


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How do I know if I still have MRSA
Posted by Joseph M
Last Reply October 3, 2012 at 22:11
Started October 1, 2012 at 21:18
2 weeks I had a abcess on my abdomen. Got it drained and everything. Results came back and it was MRSA. I got put on Clyndamacin for 10 days stopped after 3 days because I was having an allergic reaction.. Then put on doxycycline hyclate for 7 days.. I have now finished and the abcess has gone away. How do I know if i still have MRSA? Can I get tested again? Please someone answer this question.
Thank you

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Cure Mrsa
Posted by Mary
Last Reply October 3, 2012 at 12:36
Started May 22, 2012 at 16:41
Hi everyone. Last summer my daughter had a strange looking bug bit(I thought at the time) on her leg that was intially red and swollen and over night pussed up into a blister. My mrsa nightmare began. I spread to me and my other two children. Right now I have been symptom free for about 2 months, two of my children for 5 months. Just wanted to share what I did to keep the MRSA at bay.

On the skin for any kind of red raspberry colored, itchy red spot. I mixed essential oils eucalyptus, oregano, pine needle and tea tree oils with a base of coconut oil. I used all 4 at once because the bacteria can become restistant pretty quick, as I found out when I only used oregano oil by itself. But with all 4 oils, I get a good sized raised red spot to disapear in about 3 days applying this mixture 2-3 times per day. (do becarefull with dilution,I used to much oregano and got a skin burn on one of my legs)Its a great oil if diluted properly.


Everyone bathed with Dial liquid body wash e... read more

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MRSA in Maryland
Posted by Barbara
Last Reply October 1, 2012 at 19:20
Started January 12, 2005 at 20:54
Hi Everyone, I know exactly how you all feel. My 20 year old son has MRSA and was diagnosed with it back in June of 2004. Sinse than he has had it 5 different places. He was hospitalized with it 2 times and had surgery to remove large infected boil type sores which they cut out of his body and left large open areas that had to be packed with dressings everyday until they were healed. Luckily we know what to look for now and the other sores were caught early enough were one was lanced in the emergency room and the other one he got while shaving. That one my son more or less squezzed the crap out of and we used antibacterial ointment on and it healed fine. Needless to say I bought him an electric razor after that. He has been on different antibiotics with a course of DS Bactrum hat he took for 3 straight weeks. Did the nose stuff for a week to kill any MRSA strands and evan did an antibacterial ointment under his nails for a week 2x's a day. We went to an infectiuos disease d... read more

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what are my risks
Posted by ben
Last Reply October 1, 2012 at 19:15
Started September 29, 2012 at 02:55
i am 29 had my 1st Abscess 3 monthes ago and its almost healed now. it had alote of fulid and was really really red .what are my risk now? it healed fast,they put me on antibiotics fast.they say now iam a carrier.
and they say i am fine now they never tested any more.

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MRSA, RA, OA, Osteomylitis
Posted by Brenda
Last Reply October 1, 2012 at 18:53
Started September 20, 2012 at 18:59
HELP! My mother is 76 years old and has MRSA; RA; OA; Osteomylitis; compression fracture (mostly healed); a 27 year old metal implanted knee......
Mom began feeling very fatigued (more than usual with the RA) late last year. In January & February made almost weekly trips to the doctor with back pain and also an ER visit in late February, 3 days after her remicade infusion. Each time sent home with more "pain killers" & told to "rest". They had scheduled a cortizone injection in her spine for 3/12/2012, but on 3/8/2012 was taken by ambulance to the ER after her leg gave out causing her to slide to the floor & not be able to hardly move at all. They drugged her HEAVILY, inserted a catheter & tried to send her home with me! I insisted that was not possible & they need to look at her EXTREMELY swollen knee. They insisted the problem was her back and started preparing to perform vertaeplasty? Then the blood tests came back with the Staph infection and on 3/12 they began Vancomycin AND D... read more

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MRSA?
Posted by CATM
Last Reply September 30, 2012 at 06:35
Started September 30, 2012 at 06:35
So my sister and I work in a nursing home and have almost no knowledge or MRSA except for what precautions to take when caring for a person with MRSA. As of yesterday she came to me and was worried because she thought she had a bladder infection but when the burning went away and she was able to hold a normal flow schedule again she noticed a very familar smell. It's the same one we smell at work everyday when we empty these catheter bags we don't really have any money to go in and test her but does anyone know symptoms we should look for before I take her in. She won't go unless we have a real reason to believe there is a problem

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New Garlics in America
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply September 26, 2012 at 15:03
Started September 25, 2012 at 18:34
I thought I would make a thread clarifying what kinds of garlics I am talking about so people would have a better understanding of the garlic posts.

Up until 1989 in the USA there was only one kind of garlic in stores and it was California Late, a hot but not very flavorful Artichoke variety of garlic from Gilroy, California.

In 1989 as the old Soviet Union was collapsing, it called the USDA to finally approve a garlic gathering expedition to the old Silk Road between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea where garlic originated and spread to the rest of the world. They visited many towns and villages collect samples of the local garlics and brought them back to the USA and had them grown out by experienced growers and thus they entered the public marketplace. To distinguish these colorful, flavorful garlics from ordinary white grocery store garlic they became known as gourmet garlics because they all had different appearances, degree of garlickiness, pungency (hotness when raw)... read more

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