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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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is ca-mrsa man made?
Posted by denise2
Last Reply August 17, 2012 at 16:17
Started July 28, 2012
I read a scientific article on the NBC news/msn website. The article was under the tittle, "Infectionist Disease." There was scientific research done on ca-mrsa that revealed how the bacteria takes white blood cells, and lures the to the infected site, and blows them up. They have proven that this bacteria destroys the immune systems defenses. This infection makes impossible for the body to fight back. The article also talked about how it does not matter if you contracted the illness and were perfectly healthy vs having a compromised immune system. Another part of the article discussed how when this infection was exposed to certain antibiotics, it mutated 35 times in 12 weeks. The death rate for mrsa is higher than aids. I posted this information so that some of us would stop being hard on ourselves and stop taking the disease personally. I have read too many post in which others have convinced themselves that something had to be wrong with them previously to have contracted the ill... read more

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MRSA and e immune system
Posted by Ray
Last Reply August 11, 2012 at 01:18
Started August 6, 2012 at 04:31
Have been reading the threads on this site and I still have many unanswered

1. He does one contract MRSA? Does it attack those with weak immune system,
or anyone at random? Does stress, anxiety, or depression make individuals
vulnerable to MRSA? I like to think it is multiple factors involved and not just
one. For example, I had surgery two years in a row, and from what I have read
here, surgery could expose one to the bacteria.

2. Could me contract it through sex? Ip have read threads here that state that the
bacteria can be passed down even kissing and trouncing someone. My doctor
said the only way this bacteria could be contracted by someone else is if both
parties have an open wound. So I am confused about how one could contact it
from someone else.

3. Bob Anderson suggested that putting garlic directly on the wound will the kill
the bacteria. I will take us word for it, but does that mean the bacteria can't find a
new spot on ... read more

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Vitamin D deficiency is associated with an inc
Posted by ruth
Last Reply August 9, 2012 at 20:35
Started August 9, 2012 at 20:35
Vitamin D and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage.

Matheson EM, Mainous AG 3rd, Hueston WJ, Diaz VA, Everett CJ.
Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South
Carolina 29425, USA.

Studies have found that vitamin D plays an important role in mediating immune
function via a number of pathways, including enhancing the release of antimicrobial
peptides in the skin. Given these findings, we hypothesize that low serum vitamin D
levels may increase the risk of nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus
aureus (MRSA). A secondary data analysis of the National Health and Nutrition
Examination Survey 2001-2004 was performed to investigate the association between
serum vitamin D levels and MRSA nasal carriage for the non-institutionalized
population of the USA. An estimated 2.7 million persons (1.2% of the population) are
MRSA nasal carriers. An estimated 63.3 millio... read more

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1st signs of MRSA
Posted by worried
Last Reply August 7, 2012 at 03:44
Started August 1, 2012
What was your first couple of noticeable symptoms of MRSA?

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MRSA vaccine
Posted by sad mommy
Last Reply August 6, 2012 at 16:08
Started March 29, 2012 at 04:05
Just curious what your thoughts are on the MRSA Vaccine being worked
on by the University of Rochester?

I am new to this forum. I am 28 yrs old and I have a 5 yr old son. We
both came down with MRSA in Oct 2011. Right now we are both on our 3
round of outbreaks :( I am completely beside myself. I'm so depressed
all I can do is cry, shower and clean. I hope that this vaccine pans
out and can be used by all us MRSA sufferers to stop recurrent
outbreaks. This is the only thing that keeps me from completely
loosing my mind right bow!!!

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Just some questions
Posted by Messuvajess
Last Reply August 3, 2012 at 20:19
Started August 1, 2012 at 22:57
I had was diagnosed with mrsa in August 2010. I was treated with bactrim for 10
days. The boils went away and by October of that year, I had more boils. Again
was given bactrim and then a pharmacist told me about hibiclens. I used bactrim
and hibiclens together and was good until February 2011. Again I had another
boil and was given bactrim, hibiclens, and the ointment for the nose. Since then I
have not had any boils, but I will periodically get small pustules around the same
area I had the boils. My questions are, has anyone ever had experience with this
and if you did, what did you do for it. My other question is, can mrsa be resistant
to hibiclens? Thanks so much in advance.

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I don't know what to do!
Posted by Britnie
Last Reply August 3, 2012 at 20:13
Started July 31, 2012 at 04:53
I have been dealing with MRSA since last July! My uncle gave me a tattoo and a
week later My back was covered in blisters I was running high fevers my whole
body hurt, I went to the doctor he just said it was staph and gave me Doxycycle
HYC everything was fine for a month or so then I ended up with a huge boil on my
butt, finally my ob-gyn lanced the boil and cultured it. I was positive for MRSA, I
was givin the same antibiotic. Since last July I am constantly tired run low grade
fevers off and on and get boils they are very painful and make me feel disgusting!
I have two young children and I'm worried about them getting it too! For the last
month I've had a lot of diareahha and upset stomach, now I have a rash on my
butt that is starting to look and feel like the rash I first developed a year ago! I am
running fevers my muscles are always very tense, headaches, I am so depressed
and frustrated! My dad recently had open heart surgery because of MRSA (he
recei... read more

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Found this forum and looking for help
Posted by Emily
Last Reply August 1, 2012 at 03:41
Started April 16, 2008 at 18:40
I just came across this forum when looking for information about MRSA and I have been reading alot of the posts.
I was hoping to get some help/advice from you all regarding my mother.
A couple years ago, my mom found out she had MRSA in her pacemaker, the leads, etc.
The doctors took out her pacemaker and replaced it with a new one and also gave her antbiotics for several weeks. everything seemed good for a couple years.
Last week, she noticed pain and swelling in her arm again and went to the dr to find out the new pacemaker is now infected with MRSA as well. My mom is very very tired of surgeries and they are telling her they cant guarantee that if they put ANOTHER new pacer in, that in months or years it will again get infected. SO she has opted to not do the surgery and take her chances with antibiotics. The doctors have told her this is risky and told my father to "be prepared" for something to happen. Ive read through some of the posts and found one where a m... read more

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HA-MRSA Long Term Effects
Posted by Laura
Last Reply August 1, 2012 at 02:25
Started December 4, 2009 at 19:55
I contracted HA-MRSA after a back surgery in 1993. I had the infection in the back wound and a bone graft site. After IV antibiotics for 16 weeks and oral antibiotices for another 6 months I was infection free. I had subsequent plastic surgery to close my wound and two years later was back to "normal". I'm wondering what the long term effects of this type of infection are. Since the infection I've been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia which is well controlled with lifestyle and meds. However, I seem to get sick a lot. I get frequent sinus infections, colds and get the flu every year even getting the flu shot. I take a lot of vitamins. Does anyone know if having HA-MRSA can impact the immune system long-term and make you more susceptible to infection?

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Dental & MRSA
Posted by Renee
Last Reply July 31, 2012 at 02:41
Started July 30, 2012 at 20:20
I am new here and was looking for information. I don't know if there is already a post but I was wondering if anyone has had any issues with their teeth? I have always had good teeth, no cavities, except when I was 13yrs old (I am now 42yrs). Since getting a staph infection(I can't get a Dr. to test me for MRSA THIS TIME) but I had it after a surgery back in 2002, I have had numerous issues with my teeth. All of a sudden I started having pain in my front tooth and had to have a root canal. I was told that the tooth cracked at the root and died, had to happen b/c of trauma, yet there was no trauma. This all happened about 4 weeks after having a biopsy and it getting infected with staph. After the rooth canal, other teeth started hurting and within a few weeks I had to have 4 cavities filled that were not there just a few months prior. Now I have a 'burning feeling in my mouth/tongue. I am extremely tired and run low grade fevers on and off. I keep getting boils , which I have never g... read more

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Posted by kelly
Last Reply July 30, 2012 at 08:06
Started March 9, 2007 at 01:57
I have been fighting MRSA for some time quit work because I was in the hosp on vanco came home got it another 3 or 4 times I cant even remember im so over this. Not only that its been 5 months I thought my family was over this well my husband comes home and has a boil on his leg I just feel like giving up. I have researched and researched nothing is helping. My husband has had it 4 times and my baby boy had it 3 times. I feel like just falling off the face of earth its a never ending battle. I read and read what to buy but nothing legit the doctors have no idea in hell what they are doing. One says this and the other says that. Can someone please tell me what I can buy over the counter that really works

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Organic Garlic Really Works for Staph
Posted by Laura
Last Reply July 30, 2012 at 01:22
Started July 30, 2012
Me and my Husband went to the Hospital whenever I thought a bump on
the back of his head was a staph infection. He tested positive for
staph (but not MRSA). Since he already has such a compromised immune
system due to bad allergies, I suggested to him to try organic garlic.
I'm a huge researcher of natural and holistic medicine, so I knew that
garlic was a powerful antibiotic, anti fungal, antiviral, and anti-
inflammatory. Everyday he would eat one clove of organic garlic, and
we would also put the juice of the garlic directly on his open wound
(which burns but really heals it fast if you can stand the heat), in
addition to putting garlic juice on the bandage that covered his staph
infection. His staph boil was about the size of a golf ball before we
started and it had a open hole. It took only four days for his staph
infection to close up completely and swell down dramatically from
using the organic garlic both internally and externally. And a week
... read more

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How The Human Body Fights Infection
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply July 29, 2012 at 16:53
Started July 29, 2012 at 16:49

[ Human bodies have a number of strategies to fight infections or prevent them. The whole of our infection fighting apparatus is called the “immune system.” The human body’s immune system doesn’t just include white blood cells, which attempt to catch and destroy germs, but a variety of mechanisms that stop germs from creating infection.

In most cases, humans have certain properties in their bodies that are called innate immunities, allowing bodies to fight infections at virtually all times. For example, the skin, our largest organ, is constantly fighting infection, or warding off infection by acting as a barrier against foreign, non-human cells. Other parts of our bodies, or contents in our bodies are always on guard to fight infections.

The gut and stomach contain mucus that can trap small numbers of foreign bacterial cells, keeping the body from becoming infected. Human bodies use a variety of acids in organs that create hostile environments for foreign cells. We also host... read more

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Posted by RAY
Last Reply July 29, 2012 at 09:37
Started July 29, 2012 at 09:37
Kudos for Bacteria-
Busting Coriander
Oil derived from the aromatic coriander
plant—one of the 20 most popular essential
oils worldwide—has applications beyond
aromatherapy as a food additive and is widely
used in Mediterranean cuisine. Coriander
oil’s reputed health benefits include relieving
pain, easing cramps and convulsions, aiding
digestion, curing nausea and fighting fungal
Now, researchers from the University of Beira Interior,
in Portugal, have specifically found that the oil is
highly effective in killing bacterial strains such as Escherichia
coli (E. coli), Salmonella enterica, Bacillus cereus
and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Thus, coriander oil
may be useful in preventing and treating food-borne illnesses. “Coriander oil
could also become a natural alternative to common antibiotics,” says study
leader Dr. Fernanda Domingues.
Source: Society for General Microbiology

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Posted by ray
Last Reply July 28, 2012 at 21:09
Started November 15, 2009 at 03:29
my daughter has had mrsa for many years and just 2 weeks ago we found this out..most doctors are not aware of the signs doctors keep nsaying spider bits she has blood work done and its all over the board. does any one know if this is what happens untill we controle the infection

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