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new mom with mrsa
Posted by Diane
Last Reply January 23, 2013
Started January 9, 2013 at 01:33
Hello Bob:
So the story is that yes I have MRSA, I have just given birth and have three other small children and a husband. So yes I freaked out....but, I have faith in God as my healer who has pointed me in the direction of garlic. At the moment I have raw organic on my armpit burning like a you know what. I have had garlic bath for the past week five time. So far it brought to head some more that I never had in certain spots. How long should I continue to do this. Also I made a garlic cream with coconut oil and olive oil and about two cloves garlic to rub on me and the girls. Do you think the cream will help as well and do you think that it will last for about three days? And do you think that the cream will help the others from contacting MRSA? Please with all that I have guide me. Bless you and your garlic forever. The garlic that I have been using has a green spout in the middle of each garlic clove. Now I'm off to put husband in his garlic bath since he seems to have... read more

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Uterine infection
Posted by Chicken lady
Last Reply January 15, 2013 at 20:06
Started January 14, 2013 at 07:16
I had a normal out patient uterine biopsy a year ago which landed me in the
hospital for 6 days! while there, no one mentioned mrsa but they had me on
vancomycin and flagyl and vytox. After I was discharged I went home a very sick
girl. I had huge chills and sweats and still have them to this day; since the
hospital stay Ihave had 4 UTIs and a constant sinus infection. I have been on
antibiotics off and on for a year! Then a rooster spurred my leg and 3 weeks later
the pain was horrible! I went to regular DO and be put me on augmentin. Twelve
days later still pain! So he gave me some more augmentin. Eventually it cleared
up. Then last week I woke up with pain in my temple and ear and cheek and sinus
cavities. The ENT mumbled the words that MRSA stands for and my whole life
flashed before me. I have been wheezing for several weeks. Does that mean it
may have gone to my lungs? My nose and face itch constantly and I have
migraine type headaches that respond onl... read more

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pleurisy root
Posted by mike
Last Reply January 11, 2013
Started January 11, 2013
i jsu wanted to let others know that pleurisy root, will keep theinfection in check,t doesn't eem tocure mrsa but the mrsa will not progress into your lungs and tends to keep it from spreading.of course as i'ge etioned this new strain i have does not respond to pleurisy root at all .that is why i know this is a new strai.
wen i was "kicked" out of the ER, i continued with the bactrim til it was gone .the swelling was slowly going down so i continued with hot compresses,rosemary and ettle teas. this worked to the degree that the swelling cotinue to go down at te same slow rate as wen i was on bactrim.but 10 ndays after i stopped bactrim, a coughed and notice my lungs were 3/4 filled up.this i weni added pleurisy root as it is a specific for lung worked ,with 3-4 days i had no more fluid in my lungs.pleurey root will drain ny white blood cell build up, ut as i said it doe cure mrsa but keeps it from spreading.drinking pleurey 3 time a day keeps the mrsa from causing a t... read more

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Skin after garlic bath
Posted by Diane
Last Reply January 10, 2013 at 03:29
Started January 9, 2013 at 12:57
Just wondering after a garlic bath how long after is your skin considered mrsa free or as soon as you get out of the water is back to being infectious?

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Giving Thanks
Posted by Tana
Last Reply January 7, 2013 at 17:02
Started December 17, 2012 at 22:36
Hi LadyK,Bob,and Nancy, Sorry if I left anyone out its been awhile. This time of year I always reflect on my three year battle with Mrsa and all you wonderful and dedicated people on this forum that helped me survive. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about my near death experience and the feeling I had of despair and hopelessness. Just wanted to tell you thanks again from the bottom of my heart for all you do for this forum and the help you give to the suffering.I have been doing well in the last 3 years.I do have a host of other problems that I do believe was caused by the 3 years of antibiotic use and mrsa. I have joint pain,muscle pain,and reaccuring yeast infections,I also have narrowed esophagus from reflux caused by antibiotics destroying my stomach flora,and Irritable bowel syndrome.Sounds like a train wreck right? I will take this any day of Mrsa outbreaks lol.Just wanted to give you all kudos and a big virtual hugs and wish you a Happy Holiday and God Bless.

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MRSA Flu symptoms
Posted by Stacey
Last Reply January 7, 2013 at 16:56
Started January 7, 2013 at 01:20
For the last few months my husband has been racked with colds and the like. Back in October he got a pimple on his face around his chin. He popped it and it just never healed. Then he got another one, this time on his outer thigh/hip area. Again, he popped it and it took FOREVER to heal. Then he had a boil to appear on his groin, it looked like an infected hair follicle so I used tweezers to pluck the hair. It was like popping a cork! The pus and blood just oozed and it burst again during the night. Then another boil popped up in another area on his leg and then one in his nose. He called the skin DR and went in. The skin DR looked at them, ONLY LOOKED, and said it was probably MRSA and put him on Sulfamethoxazole-tmp. The boils went away. He has been on the scrip for 10 days. 3 days ago he developed a sudden fever that reached 101.5, chills and sweats alternating, and a severe headache in the back of his head. By morning he was fine. He went 18 hours with no symptoms and then awoke... read more

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Mrsa on the face
Posted by Puff
Last Reply January 6, 2013 at 03:03
Started January 6, 2013
Hello everyone, let me just say first that my MRSA experience was a trip through hell because of my own mind. I always am negative and get scared and exaggerate things super easy. I am on Paxil so my mind don't get away from me. I was not on my Paxil when I went through most of this. I also was diagnosed with Bipolar and BPD. It all started out when I shaved my nose hairs. Crazy I know, just didnt want hair in my nose. Big mistake. It created pimples and eventually a sore from probably cutting the skin. I then for days did not want the scab in my nose so I picked it as soon as it scabbed over. Probably a obsessive thing or something. It lead to me getting MRSA from picking off the scab over and over. I then squeezed my nose thinking it was a bad pimple. One day I woke up with a clear yellowish liquid boil and pimple like thing on my nose. I got tested then went found I had MRSA and went on antibiotic after antibiotic. It still did not heal the sores on my nose. Everyday... read more

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MRSA Ear Infection in 3 year old
Posted by MG's Mom
Last Reply January 4, 2013 at 06:17
Started January 2, 2013 at 04:56
We just found out that my 3 year old has her 2nd MRSA ear infection. She has battled ear infections since birth. She's had 4 sets of tubes put in, adenoids removed twice and her tonsils out. We just can't stop the ear infections! This 2nd round of MRSA has me really concerned. We have seen 3 ENTs and no one seems very concerned about MRSA ear infections. Has anyone else dealt with this? How did you treat it? Any suggestions for prevention? I'm tired of pumping my child full of antibiotics!

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Newly Diagnosed MRSA in my son's ear canal
Posted by Patrick's mom
Last Reply January 2, 2013 at 04:41
Started December 10, 2011 at 12:05
My almost 2 year old son has had major ear problems since birth. His right ear canal is crooked, causing it to pool fluid, instead of drain fluid. He has had numerous ear infections, tubes, and numerous infections after the tubes were inserted. His most recent culture came back as positive for Staph and then positive for MRSA that unfortunately is resistant to all ORAL antibiotics except for Septra. Patrick is allergic to sulpha drugs, so Septra isn't an option. He was put on Gentamicin ear drops and Mupirocin ointment (along with my husband and myself). We see the ENT on Tuesday to discuss what the treatment options will be. I guess my question for everyone here would be what kind of questions do I need to ask the ENT. I intend to be very proactive in his healthcare plan, but I am kind of at a loss about what to ask her. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Beating MRSA with diet/supplements/exercise?
Posted by Stephen
Last Reply January 2, 2013 at 03:27
Started September 18, 2011 at 02:35
Is there anyone here who's beaten MRSA only through the a regime of a good diet, supplements, pre/probiotics, and exercise?

I have MRSA, but it isn't nearly as bad as some of the worst I've seen out there, which makes me curious if a good regiment would be enough to beat it once and for all.

Previously I had taken conventional pharmaceutical drugs, and they had only succeeded in making me feel ill, weakening my immune system, and making my infections that much worse. Since then, I've stopped taking any drugs, and have instead opted for a more-natural approach:

* Avoiding acidic foods (or at least limiting them), and eating only alkaline foods. (Do a search on MRSA and acidic/alkaline foods.)

* Eating plenty of raw garlic; mixing Turmeric in my drinks; and making teas from raw ginger root and various spices.

* Taking pre/probiotics, and yogurt.

* Getting exercise every day.

* Using ointments like tea-tree oil.

* And being cleanly: Washing my hands constantly, ... read more

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Just diagnosed w/ MRSA
Posted by Hal
Last Reply January 1, 2013 at 17:17
Started November 1, 2012
I'm 60 years old and on Sept. 21, 2012 I had rotator cuff
surgery.Surgery went great! Two weeks later the incision started
"leaking". I was assured by the surgeon that everything was fine. One
day later I had emergency surgery to clean out a lot of infection in
the shoulder and everything fixed by the surgery was "unfixed". One
week later, I had to have another emergency surgery due to the
infection which was confirmed MRSA. Now, 3 weeks post-surgery, I'm at
home self-administering Cubicin IV every morning.
I am constantly exhausted, weak, and sleep poorly. I'm concerned about
going back to work where I deal with about 100 people a day in a motor
pool and lots of phone calls. The ID doctor says I'm OK to return to
work. Everyone in my office (I stopped in recently) treats me like I
have the plague. What I read and am told leads me to believe that
returning to a full time job that is as demanding as mine is all but
impossible and the concerns of others abou... read more

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Recommendations From Someone Who Has Been Ther
Posted by Kaydee
Last Reply December 28, 2012
Started December 22, 2012 at 01:30
I came down with MRSA about a little over a year ago. I came close to
death and had a tough time with it, but have not had an outbreak now
since May and wanted to share a couple of thoughts because I know how
awful it can be. Here are the things that helped me: prayer,
Bactrim, a good multivitamin, turmeric, cutting out sugar, and
something surprisingly effective and I believe the single best
treatment Dial gold bar soap. I had tried so many things, including
Hibiclins, and still had problems, but 2 treatments of the dial and
the boil crusted over in two days and there is absolutely no scar. I
know there is an ingredient in there that is associated with cancer so
I know it should not be continued on a constant basis, but believe me,
at the time it was a choice and the soap won out. Now I use it once
every other week just to keep it at bay and so far, it has worked.
My GP doc told me about the soap and I actually ignored the advice
because it sou... read more

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MRCA success
Posted by erica
Last Reply December 15, 2012 at 14:32
Started November 13, 2012
I've been meaning to post my recent success story about fighting MRCA, in hopes that I may be able to help somone else. My 5-year old daughter got three back to back bouts of MRCA with boils on her body. Each time she was put on antibiotics. I knew it would just keep coming back. I bought a book about fighting MRCA and followed the advice and it actually worked. It has not come back. Here's what we did: NO SUGAR. I took sugar out of her diet (mostly). According to the book, MRCA needs sugar to grow. I also give her probiotics and immunity vitamins twice daily. I shower her in tea tree oil. This has really worked and I am so thankful. Hope it helps someone. I think it may.

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Posted by RAY
Last Reply December 11, 2012 at 02:35
Started November 11, 2012 at 05:16
The most effective measure you can take to fight MRSA/STAPH is your diet. I am convinced this has to do more with your immune system than anything else.

First, check your cholesterol. Bakc in June 2012, mine was 188. I have now reduced it to 111. And, I have lost fifteen pounds.

Second, avoid sugars as much as possible, refined or otherwise.

Third, stop consuming alcoholic beverages.

Fourth, avoid caffeine

Fifth, drink juices: I mix Kale, lemon juice, apples, radish, celery, cucumber, green peppers, mustard greens, and anything else that os green.

Sixth, Increase your intake of coconut and almond

Seveth, Take probiotics for digestion.

Eight, drink plenty of water.

There are many more precautions I have taken to recover from staph/mrsa outbreaks and it is working ( knock on wood).

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new w/questions
Posted by a. rose
Last Reply December 11, 2012 at 02:08
Started December 5, 2012 at 05:36
Hi. I am a 29 year old female and before July of this year I had never had a staph infection. In July, I became very sick with really bad flu-like symptoms, sore throat, headache, and muscle aches, along with extreme fatigue, confusion, dizziness, and really low blood pressure. After sleeping for almost two days straight, I started getting worried about how severe my illness was, so I started researching the symptoms on the internet. One thing that kept coming up was toxic shock syndrome, which I had only knew about previously due to the warnings about tampons. I hadn't known it was caused by staph, so when I noticed two different sores had formed (one on my face, the other under my breast) I went to the ER as it was late at night, on the weekend. I told them my main concern was the other symptoms, but they treated me for the sores and literally said, "if them other symptoms are related, they will go away with the antibiotics, if not, go see a doctor. Were not going to take the tim... read more

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Home Care - Help Needed
Posted by Peachy
Last Reply December 9, 2012 at 16:45
Started December 6, 2012 at 01:58
My FIL took a fall in October, fractured his knee above his knee replacement and three days later it swelled up, was red and hot - DH took him to the ER fearing it was infected and low-and-behold, it wasn't just infected, it was infected with MRSA!

He was isolated for a week, and then transferred to rehab where he's continued his six week course of intravenous antibiotics. Tomorrow he starts his oral antibiotics that he'll take for life, and in about 10 days he'll discharge home.

His doctor is worried about relapse and says we'll need to monitor him, but hasn't really said what that means - what do we look for as signs of relapse?

We don't even know how he got it - he had no open cuts, scraps or anything, just the knee swelling so we think he was colonized or something where it was inside him just waiting for the opportunity.

What do we monitor and how do we know if he's relapsing?

Is he going to be contagious to us or my kids?

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MRSA in my Husbands Lungs
Posted by Hollie Mcmillan
Last Reply December 7, 2012 at 15:32
Started December 6, 2012 at 14:32
I've known him since 2008 and when I met him he already had a trach and diabetes since he was 8 months old. I come to find out one of the most common infections he has today is MRSA inside his lungs. I didn't know that this was permament or could this be a false diagnoses? They keep putting him on antibiotics like Rafampin (sp?) and it does help it go away, but i was told he will always have it. His condition is complicated since everything above his trachea has collapsed and he only breathes through the trach. Is it true...that MRSA can be permanent in your system like a STD and just has flare ups? Thing is he was not born with it or got it outside of the hospital. He had a 12 hour diabetic seizure and they intibated him after they thought he was "dying" after 6 weeks intibation they put a trach in and have been neglecting his health. almost 7 years down the line and he may never get the trach out. I just wanted mainly more information regarding how to handle the MRSA if anyone has... read more

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Nasal MRSA
Posted by Vicki
Last Reply December 6, 2012 at 13:35
Started November 27, 2012 at 02:34
Now that I am facing a 2nd round of MRSA I need some authority of you pro's. I had a
small paper like cut in the inside/outside of my left nostril. Took Bactrim. antibiotic
irrigation, nasal ointment for the 1st round. Nasal swab negative and I thought I was
done. But NO- the cut came back 3 week ago and called the ENT for a check. He
thought I was crazy but it came back (+). I am baffled by this MRSA. Why did it come
back? Ive been in excellent health, at least I thought so. So many have boils and lesions.
Is that what is to come for me? Please advise as I really don't understand all this. Bless
you all.

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Posted by Vicki
Last Reply November 27, 2012 at 04:18
Started November 27, 2012 at 04:18
I forgot to ask-
Do I need the disinfect everything? What things need to be cleaned?
I swapped my toothbrush and using clorox wipes on surfaces.
If I touch my nose I presume I must wash my hands asap.
What needs to be done to control the possibility of spreading MRSA from my nose?
Any help you can suggest is greatly appreciated.
Im already OCD with germs and now Im totally bugging out.
Kind Regards to you all.

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seeking opinions
Posted by mattb
Last Reply November 25, 2012 at 07:56
Started January 23, 2007 at 19:03
I had my initial MRSA outbreak last June and a 2nd smaller outbreak last August, both treated using Bactrim. I then embarked on a 3-month immune-building regime consisting of taking maintenance doses of allicin (360 mg per day) and going through 1 bottle of Immuplex and 1 bottle of refrigerated probiotics. This is in addition to washing with Phisohex and/or Hibiclense and using muciprocin nasally.

When 3 months passed and I was still clear of infection, I felt free to end the immune-building phase and return to my "normal" habits. (But is there ever really such a thing as "normal" once you've had MRSA?) I remained clear for another 1 1/2 months, but around New Years, I developed a new spot on my back within 3 inches of my prior 2 MRSA outbreaks.

I immediately started taking allicin again and because of the holidays, I went to an urgent care clinic and got a new prescription for Bactrim and started taking that as well. I couldn't get a culture done at that point, becau... read more

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