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surgey after mrsa
Posted by Sandi
Last Reply September 2, 2012 at 04:32
Started August 19, 2012 at 02:56
A lot of you know me, I got HA MRSA after ankle replacement surgery and finally had to have my leg removed. I now need back surgery and they need to put metal in my back. I know metal attracts MRSA just wondering if anyone has had surgery after mrsa and it ended well. They give me a 50% chance and that is now good. Thanks for the advice

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Thank you ladyk! Help me please!
Posted by jean
Last Reply September 2, 2012 at 04:17
Started January 15, 2011 at 04:28
I was just given my Dx of MRSA yesterday afternoon by a walk-in clinic. Even though a dermatologist knew about it last October, he never told me -- just said on initial appointment that my Dx was eczema with excoriated acne. Of course I picked. I even excavated as the only means known to me to relieve the intense itching and burning so great that it felt as if little steel rods were placed in a fire before being thrust into my lesions. I even told my son I was performing surgery on myself. Thought I had adult acne. Went to derm because nothing OTC worked.

Found this site from the UK site. Thank you to all, but especially to you, ladyk, as you seemed to have made this forum your personal mission. I only found it about 2 hours ago but have already learned a lot from you.

My history: In 1982 I had cellulitis in my leg so bad that I spent 10 days in the hospital and still almost lost my lower leg. I could see my bone covered with capillaries. Perhaps that is when I contracted the ... read more

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Posted by BeeGON
Last Reply September 1, 2012 at 23:42
Started August 26, 2012 at 13:05
First let me say thank you to anyone that has taken the time to post useful information on this board for people like me, who arrive here lost, confused, worried and sick. I am a 43 yr old male, had not been to a doctor in 20 years because of good health. Wednesday of last week developed a few small bumps on finger. My hands are always getting wet from a non-toxic fluid that sometimes causes them to get dry and crack but it has been this way for 10 years with no other effects. The bumps itched and I scratched, rubbed, scraped, whatever was convinient. Individual bumps became 1 sore and finger began to swell. By Monday my finger was extremely swollen and really sore. My boss sent me to the ER where I was prescribed 2 different antibiotics and told I could return to work the following day. I couldn't get any sleep that night because of pain but returned to work following day and worked my shift. Still no relief and no sleep because of pain the following night. I went to another ER th... read more

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staph missed on biopsy
Posted by Dee
Last Reply September 1, 2012 at 21:51
Started July 12, 2012 at 15:39
I had a punch biopsy done at my dermatologist,about a yr. ago, but all the results showed was that it was NOT a fungus. Just a week ago, i had a culture done that revealed i had staph/mrsa on my scalp. IF i had the staph infection when i got the biospy done, why wouldn't it show up or does the dermatologist have to specify what he's testing for?

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Vitamin B3 Combats MRSA
Posted by ruth
Last Reply September 1, 2012 at 03:04
Started August 31, 2012 at 05:12
The research, published in the September 2012 edition of The Journal of Clinical
Investigation, found that high doses of the nicotinamide form of vitamin B3 stimulated
a specific gene (CEBPE), enhancing white blood cellsí ability to combat staph infections,
including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA.

In laboratory tests with mice and human blood, Cedars-Sinai scientists found that
vitamin B3 increased by up to 1,000 fold the ability of the immune system to kill staph
bacteria. A feat impossible via standard antibiotics. Beyond its findings related to
vitamin B3, the study indicates that similar targeting of the CEBPE gene with other
compounds may offer a new immune-boosting strategy to fight bacterial infections.

Kyme and Thoennissen turned to vitamin B3, which has been shown to increase the
expression of some other genes in the CEBP family. The results: When studied in
human blood, clinical doses of the vitamin appeared to virtually wipe o... read more

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Last Reply August 30, 2012 at 22:51
Started August 30, 2012 at 22:51
What are the symptoms of mrsa?

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Posted by BETHANY
Last Reply August 29, 2012 at 19:38
Started June 23, 2012 at 04:17

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Growing garlic
Posted by Pacco
Last Reply August 25, 2012 at 21:27
Started August 25, 2012 at 08:59
Hello again Bob,
I want to start off by saying that non-irradiated garlic is super hard to find where I
live (mid SC). I did find one brand in our wal-mart that ships from orlando fl, but
they dont always carry it. Hit-or-miss. I have been MRSA+ for about 4 yrs now and
am fed up with it all-together. I have already spead it to two family members
despite all my precautions( contant cleaning of myself and things I touch. Even
going so far as to keep all towels and washclothes to myself and wash them right
after only using them once.) The garlic I do use seems to help but I can never get
enough when they do have it. I tried to plant some bulbs from thay same garlic
and shortly after seeing short green stalk coming from them, they always die.
Having said all thay, my question is, would keeping the pot in a refridgerator help
them grow? I am assuming that it would since most types of garlic are grown in
the winter months, but you know what dad says about assuming. ... read more

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Did anyone have success with a dermalotogist?
Posted by worried
Last Reply August 24, 2012 at 20:26
Started August 24, 2012 at 20:26
Just wondering if any of you ever had sucessful treatment with a derm. Thanks.

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High-sugar diet alters intestinal bacteria
Posted by ruth
Last Reply August 23, 2012 at 23:42
Started August 23, 2012 at 23:42
People who eat a high sugar high fat diets have moreFirmicutes bacteria (such as
Clostridium, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, and Helicobacter pylori) in their gut, than
people who eat low fat diet rich in healthy plants normal weight individuals tend have
more Bacteroidetes bacteria.

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Bleach bath
Posted by Messuvajess
Last Reply August 23, 2012 at 20:19
Started September 30, 2010 at 23:27
Has anyone been told by their doctor to take a bleach bath? Or have you done it
and it work? I was told today to take one with 1 capful of bleach in my bath.
Kinda sounds crazy to me!

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Prebiotics - Probiotics
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply August 23, 2012 at 19:42
Started December 30, 2008 at 17:01
About Prebiotics
Prebiotics are a very specific type of food. While many of the food ingredients we consume are digested immediately, prebiotics are a healthy non-digestible food ingredient. Furthermore, prebiotics are heat resistant, which keep them intact during the baking process and allow them to be incorporated into every day food choices. By consuming a non-digestible ingredient, it allows for growth of bio-cultures by reaching the intestine unaffected by the digestion process. The positive effects prebiotics have by reaching the intestine in an unaltered form is known as the prebiotic effect.

Prebiotic Effect
A prebiotic effect occurs when there is an increase in the activity of healthy bacteria in the human intestine. Prebiotics stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli in the gut and increase resistance to invading pathogens. This effect is induced by consuming foods that contain prebiotics. These foods induces metabolic activity,... read more

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probiotics during antibiotic
Posted by Napoleonette
Last Reply August 23, 2012 at 19:37
Started July 21, 2012
Sorry to post a different thread so quickly but I have been trying hard to find this answer. Should I take probiotics while in the middle of taking doxycycline. Will it combine badly or lessen the healing from the antibiotic? (if it's even working that is)

Also as a sidenote. A friend told me her Mrsa infected DH takes a daily dose of apple cider vinegar and honey in a glass of water. I've done this a few times but have been hesitant to fully embrace it not know what effect it has towards the antibiotic. I'm assuming not much effect but I'm still nervous about it.

Thanks for any input.

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MRSA and psoriasis
Posted by CaliB
Last Reply August 21, 2012 at 20:28
Started July 11, 2012 at 04:52
My husband has psoriasis and excezma, woke up on May 6 with swollen lymph nodes on the left side of groin, by the time he finished his weekend, he could barley walk..went to ER, did a CAT Scan and his node already showed necrotic areas, admitted him, kept him for a week. IV and pain meds..LOTS OF BLOOD DRAWS. released at the end of the week. at the end of the SECOND WEEK, see our primary doc, who immediately put him in hospital for emergency surgery, the moment the doc cut his skim, the node ruptered, they drained it and cleaned it..It is now July 11 and he is still feeling drained and has zero stamina. My question is that if he is released to go back to work, (he has daily contact with people and card readers) and has another flare up of his secondary condition ( they cause his hands and feet to dry excessivley and split) can he re-infect himself? can he infect someone else? can he contract someone elses disease? So far NO DOCTOR has been able to tell him, and the worry is about... read more

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Excruciating pain
Posted by Charli
Last Reply August 20, 2012 at 20:24
Started August 20, 2012 at 04:42
Blessings to those that help us, that we may be of help to them.

My question is to, someone with 2 boils and the begging of number 3.I had posted earlier on the difficult road to hopefully finding ID Doctor that will continue to help her.
Im sorry back to the point, the 2 and begging of the 3rd boil are on her armpit. They have been identified as MRSA. Have any of the suffers here with boils in armpit have excruciating pain down the arm, numbness and tingling, sharp shooting pains into chest and back and at times she feels like there is heaviness on her chest. New today she has pain in her neck and jaw.

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Posted by Charli
Last Reply August 20, 2012 at 17:25
Started August 6, 2012 at 22:56
My daughter (26) started with boil in the armpit. It became quite painful and a few days later she could not raise her arm without severe pain. Of course this was the weekend, she went to ER. Backing up a bit, it had been draining and left a hole with puss in it and red all around it. ER Dr ordered blood work and gave her clydimycin IV and a Rx of the same. Two days later pain is worse, went to her MD. He ordered culture/sensitivity which came back MRSA, told her to go home and gave her a Rx of Septra. That evening she was in tears from pain and nausea. Back to the ER we went where the Dr told her this was not a reason to come to the ER. She saw her regular MD again today and they want to send her to a surgeon (I believe they do not know what else to do). After a request they are also referring her to Infectious Disease, although that appointment is not for 3 wks. She has always had a high tolerance to pain but with this she cannot move her arm, has sharp pain into her chest, back a... read more

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acne pimples on face
Posted by teenmother
Last Reply August 20, 2012 at 17:24
Started August 6, 2012 at 20:21
My teenage kid has acne on his face and he has tried prescription, otc,
and even those advertised by companies that will cure it, but all
failed. I've read a thread in this forum that another teen parent tried
to use crushed raw garlic on his child's acne but she hasn't followed
it up since then. I want to try it by soaking a paper towel to garlic
water and just put it on his face for maybe an hour or two, but I'm
afraid his pimples might just get worse. Did anyone try garlic water on
his acne and had favorable results?

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Garlic Bath: A step by step guide
Posted by RAY
Last Reply August 20, 2012 at 09:48
Started August 19, 2012
Bob, this one is for you to write about> I am sure you answered these questions below more than once, but here are the ones I am interested in answering.

1. How long should I soak myself in a garlic bath?

2. How many times a week should I use garlic bath?

3. How long will it take to see any results?

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baby with mrsa. what would u do?
Posted by blue mom
Last Reply August 20, 2012 at 05:03
Started August 14, 2012 at 04:14
previously i have had boils. mrsa wasnt in my blood... yet i have gotten several "small" boils the past 5 months. then my boy was mrsa positive. cured with clindamycin.

upset and sad that my baby seems to have caught this stupid mrsa. i was finally thinking that we were going to beat it. if the last 2 pimples i got are mrsa, they didnt develop into boils! (i think it is the daily tumeric pills helping, it is the only new thing i am doing.) but it found its way to my baby's diaper area. she has been fighting candida diaper rash for months now, and now also this boil. the dr said since it is not big that she should be covered with oral antibiotics. i remind her to give us the nose ointment, and i put it on her boil since it helped me with my last one. (i tried it after i read about it here.) i want that thing out of her diaper area as soon as possible. but dr says the boil can't be cultured because it wasn't draining anymore. is that true? i really wanted to culture the candida t... read more

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Posted by worried
Last Reply August 17, 2012 at 21:06
Started August 3, 2012 at 21:22
Is itching a typical symptom? I'm not seeing a lot about it on here, but I have it horribly. Anyone else?

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