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Gearing up for battle against MRSA.
Posted by Garlic Warrior
Last Reply February 27, 2013 at 20:54
Started January 30, 2013 at 03:24
Quick trip report:

-Red rash thing on my thigh that surrounded a spider bite. Thought it was a spider bite. Doc at clinic said MRSA. 10 days Bactrim+something else. Paid little to no attention to it because I had no idea MRSA could come back at the time. Went away, or at least it seemed like it did. NO CULTURE because I was an idiot at the time - doc offered it but he said it would cost 50 bucks. I should've just given him the money!
-4 days later, another two boils popped up. Bactrim by itself this time. Started having a weird red spot on my upper chest about 8 days in so I stopped on doctor's rec, got put on Clindamycin instead.
-Holy heck, Clindamycin. This drug sucks. I didn't have C. diff or anything (thank God) or even diarrhea, but I felt like crap the whole time I was on it. It didn't even work!
-10 days doxycycline hyc. delayed release immediately after finish the Clinda. This stuff is great, super easy on me, but it costs a fortune (250 bucks).
-Somewhere along th... read more

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At the MRSA crossroads
Posted by mrsa fighter
Last Reply February 27, 2013 at 11:11
Started February 27, 2013 at 11:11
Hi, so I was diagnosed with MRSA about a year ago. I had a huge abcess on my back. Doc gave anti-biotics and it went away pretty quick. Before long a huge one appeared on my chest, this needed draining, unpleasant experience that was. More anti-biotics. THen it came back again, more boils.

Changed to Bactrim, this cleared the boils but as soon as I would stop the Bactrim they returned again. Was given longer course of Bactirm, used Bactroban in the nose, Hibiclens in the bath/shower, Bactrim orally. Was completely clear until the Bactrim stopped then they returned again.

This repeated many times, probably 10 courses of anti-biotics, tried a few different ones like clindamycin, same result. I am now convinced that anti-biotics wont help me. Havent had Vancomycin though but from what I have read its not very effective anymore anyway.

On about my 8th Doctor he said anti-biotics cant help me and I need to get my body more alkaline. My only hope is that my own immune system ca... read more

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Demand Care- Doctors suck!
Posted by ADR
Last Reply February 20, 2013 at 16:20
Started February 20, 2013 at 07:23
I am 27 years old and I had my first MRSA infection in September 2012. I was
hospitalized 3 days and released. I was informed of my status while I was being
discharged, rather casually. I was sent home with oral medications, which I took
diligently. I returned to the ER the next day, having gotten cold sweats anytime I
tried moving around and was sent home because I was "fine." The next day, I
worsened, and began throwing up the medicines. I returned to the ER again, and
was readmitted for another four days and discharged with pills. Upon arriving
home, my Yorkie ended up with a horrible abscess almost overnight. The vet
didn't believe animals could get MRSA, and it was near the puppy's anal glands,
so he didn't culture it. My boyfriend and I suspect that it was indeed MRSA, as
the timing was right and my poor pup was nearly three and never had any signs
of an anal gland problem. Fast forward to January 2013. My boyfriend gets an
abscess. He g... read more

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Last Reply February 20, 2013 at 13:52
Started February 20, 2013 at 13:52
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MRSA in blood stream
Posted by dan
Last Reply February 19, 2013 at 16:00
Started March 22, 2005 at 02:23
Can u provide me with some information about MRSA in the blood stream.

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I have MRSA
Posted by JB
Last Reply February 13, 2013 at 20:29
Started February 11, 2009 at 15:21
Hello to everyone, I was just diagnosed with MRSA Monday Feb. 9, 2009. I had a spot on my thigh that I was concerned with so I went to my dermatologist. When I went for the results on Monday I was told the biopsy came back as 1+ MRSA. I didnt really understand how serious MRSA can be until I did some research on my own when I got home. I am to be on antibiotics for 6 weeks then go back. I did ask him about being around my family and going to work but he seemed to think i would be OK with such a low reading. I am scared to death! I dont like the idea of having this and having to wait 6 weeks to see if the antibiotics have worked. Does anyone know if 1+ is a very low reading of this infection?

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Stop to boils
Posted by Marissa
Last Reply February 2, 2013 at 17:59
Started January 17, 2013 at 22:15

My family has been boil free since March 2012. We sufferred from reoccuring boils from July 2011 to March 2012. As you well know it was a very trying experience. I just wanted to share methods I used to rid my family of MRSA.

1. Prayer,God is a healer!

2. When itching raspebery red bumps occur (pre starter of boil) put Eucalytus, oregano and tea tree oil mix on red bumps or bump.( get oils at health food store). Do this 2-3x per day. Bumps will disappear in about 1-2 days.

3. Only wear clothing once then wash. To disinfect laundry add 1 scoop of 20 mule Borax (walmart), 2 swoops of pine sol ( with real pine oil in it), one scoop of ammonia. I generally used the scooper that comes with powder detergent.MRSA lives in clothing, even laundered ones. Thats why the Borax, Pine sol and ammonia are added to kill the bacteria in clothes, towels, blankets, ect. ( in white clothing do not add the ammonia, use bleach instead)

4. Change bedding at least once a week, disin... read more

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Thanks, already :)
Posted by Crystal
Last Reply January 26, 2013 at 16:06
Started January 25, 2013 at 06:34
I just wanted to thank you guys for the treasure trove of information
that this forum contains. I was diagnosed with CA-MRSA, that I
acquired from my partner. I knew he had had it, but at the time was
rather unaware of exactly what it was, and how easy it was to catch.
He has never since had another outbreak. I, on the other hand, have
had quite a few, and it's still been less than a year.

By the fourth time I had to visit the hospital, I had read this forum,
and requested that a susceptibility profile be done on the strain. (I
had not even been diagnosed until the third time... The first culture
got lost, they didn't do one the second time, and I was seriously
frustrated by the third time, when they finally gave me a diagnosis.)

I wasn't all that surprised to find out that the antibiotics they had
been treating me with were ones it was resistant to, but I was a
little surprised to find out that it was only susceptible to two
antibiotics... Tetracyclin... read more

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My Story
Posted by John
Last Reply January 25, 2013 at 04:44
Started January 22, 2013 at 15:27
Boils developed in armpit Nov. 2012. Very painful and annoying.After a trip to a Emergency Care Facility, I was given anti-biotcs and codene. I was hoping they would lance the boils but they wouldn't. I went to my prmary care physician who refered me to a surgeon. He removed 4 boils from the armpit and put me on another anti-biotic. This was good for about a month since they've come back.My surgeon said if they come back they would have to remove hair follocule and I would need plastic surgery. YIKES I heard about bleach baths and my search led me to this site which I went with the GARLIC BATH instead. I have been taking garlic baths, sometimes twice a day,for the last week and had great results. I had a vry large boil in the armpit,[thumbsize] with a large knot underneath the surface of the skin.Being recently laid-off, I was able to attack this frequently. Also the sugeon did identify the culture as MRSA. I hope this helps.

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replacing flora after colonoscopy
Posted by john kustra
Last Reply January 23, 2013 at 13:00
Started January 23, 2013 at 12:55
I am 61 and have never had a colonoscopy but after getting flushed out I have heard that after I need to replace the intesinal flora with lactobacillus/yogurt and something that is in kefir. Is there any other tips to restore good colon health besides eating lightly? thankyou 21882

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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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