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gram positive coccus & aerogenes
Posted by Ann
Last Reply January 27, 2018 at 17:02
Started January 26, 2018 at 18:14
My daughter had a terrible infection after a wisdom tooth extraction. She had
several surgeries to insert drains and there were concerns about her airway
closing. The lab results indicate gram positive coccus & aerogenes.

She still has residual effects, including numbness in her tongue, headaches,
and hearing loss. Can these things be related to the infection?

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Long-term effects of MRSA
Posted by Deb
Last Reply January 25, 2018 at 15:39
Started December 21, 2005 at 21:22
What are the long-term effects of this infection? Can it cross the brain barrier?

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Crushed garlic can burn skin
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply January 24, 2018 at 20:42
Started November 23, 2011 at 15:38
There is something I would like to make clear about using garlic to fight MRSA and that is that prolonged direct contact with skin can cause first, second and even third degree burns so prolonged direct contact should be avoided.

Just how long is prolonged?

There's no real answer because some garlics are hotter than others and some skin is more sensitive than others and some people are more sensitive than others and it also matters how long it is left on. Generally, the longer left on the greater the chance of skin burning, usually first or second degree burns but third degree is possible with a stronger garlic for a longer time. A few minutes is one thing, a couple of days is another and yet for some people even a few seconds may be too long.

This is the reason we talk in terms of garlic water as that dilutes it greatly and neither the burning sensation nor the physical burning of skin are likely. A study I read showed allicin to still possess enough potency to kill all ... read more

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Antibiotic Resistance and you.
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply January 22, 2018 at 18:10
Started August 7, 2015 at 20:36
Can we speak frankly for a minute? There's a serious problem threatening all of us. Everybody. Everywhere. From the poorest person in the world to the richest. All are potential victims. None are exempt. That threat is bacterial resistance. Doesn’t sound very harmful, butwhat is it and where does it come from?

Mother Nature has pulled the rug of time out from under we arrogant humans while we were laughing, pointing fingers and making fun of her quaintness. You have to go back almost 100 years to understand. Back then, bacterial infections were running rampant, killing millions all over the world; that is, up until the invention of antibiotics, which finally stemmed the flood of bacteria. However; in order to be able to kill bacteria, antibiotics must be able to chemically bond with a receptor on the surface of the bacterium. Bacteria have been able to mutate new receptors that antibiotics cannot bond with and so are increasingly ineffective.

By comparison, gar... read more

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MRSA on groin, several antibiotics. Dry skn. H
Posted by Jamie (male)
Last Reply January 19, 2018 at 23:34
Started January 19, 2018 at 17:10
Hi everyone, I've been diagnosed w/ MRSA
(seems to be isolated more in the groin
area.) It started w/ what was initially
thought to be folliculitis from shaving. I
was finally cultured and formally
diagnosed w/ MRSA about 5 months ago. What
had started as little rash like bumps has
since turned into open sores. I have cold
sores now and then so I take my anti viral
regularly so this seems to be primarily a
MRSA issue. Nonetheless, I'ce been on
rounds of bactrim, clindamycin, and
bactroban and other corticosteroid
ointments. It's taking so long to heal and
my primary care physician and an
infectious disease specialist both have
basically thrown their hands up and don't
know what to try now. There have even been
periods where they would discontinue meds
which seems counter productive. I get the
resistant aspect of this but no treatment
at all doesn't work as the condition isn't
improving on it's owm. I'm at a loss
because it seems like the... read more

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does bactrim work on mrsa
Posted by Hope
Last Reply January 14, 2018 at 01:10
Started November 3, 2007 at 22:25
I was told on Sept 4 that I had Cellulitis caused by mrsa.Is this harder or just as hard to get rid of?They only have me on Bactrim right now,I can't get in to see a IDD until January.


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MRSA FROM ER
Posted by Joe
Last Reply January 2, 2018 at 13:53
Started June 25, 2013 at 05:58
Today is 06/25/13. Back in January I was more than likely bitten by a
brown recluse spider on my scrotum.Two days later an abscess formed on
the right side and blew up to the size of an apple just on the right
side. Day 3 I got to the er they look at it and say its cellulitis and
wrote a script for a antibiotic. 2 days later a big hole formed and
concave inward. I returned to the er and they cut me open in 7 spots
give me another script for stronger antibiotics. A month or so goes by
and my scrotum heals. Two weeks after that a bump on my inner thigh
appears and within two days manifestis into a 3 inch open wound. I go
to my primary care doctors where they take cultures and tell me I have
MRSA. Gave me a list of things to take and do. It heals in a months
time. I have 3 more outbreaks after that. One really bad 10 days ago
where over a dozen spots appeared. A cluster on my lower back, both
inner thighs, and my scrotum. I go back to my primary doctor he take... read more

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MRSA in bloodstream
Posted by Joyce Thomas
Last Reply December 31, 2017 at 01:05
Started November 10, 2017 at 22:51
I awakened on a Thursday morning October5, 2017 with a noticeable low back
pain on the right side of my spine, I am 51 yrs old and in fairly good health. The
next day I went to work and pain became increasingly worse by the end of my
workday as I was screaming with any movement. I drove straight to Urgent Care
Facility and was treated for pulled muscles in my back, given steroid and anti-
inflammatory shot and sent home with muscle relaxers, pain meds and anti-
inflammatory drug. The next day it was not much better and by the evening on the
3rd day was unable to sit upright to travel by car to the ER. My fiancé called an
ambulance and my fever spiked to 103 degrees. Thankfully the ER doctor on duty
felt the need to do blood cultures after MRI showed infection in muscles up and
down the right side of my spine. I was positive for MRSA in my blood stream with
Sepsis. The doctor said I was a very sick lady.I was in the hospital for 9 days and
treated by infectious... read more

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ME/CFS (myalgic Enceph...) Trying Fecal trans
Posted by David Geffen (ey)
Last Reply December 22, 2017 at 05:23
Started December 20, 2017 at 18:04
Nearing 4 years since hospitalized for MRSA with IV antibiotics of many kinds. Since then, I have never been the same (like many of you) with immune system shot and crushing symptoms like Myalgic Encephalomilitis (AKA Chronic fatige Immune dysfunction syndrome). Still batteling hard.

I have read studies that show that MRSA and MSSA can hyjack immune system turning it against itself and allowing the bacteria to survive much easier. This effect can be long term. ALso the antibiotics affect negatively our immune systems as well and that can also be permanent. Lastly the antibiotics cause gut dysbiosis destroying our healthy beneficial bacteria in our GI tract execerbating our issues long term. I am considering Fecal microbiota transplant. I have equipment at home to create triple encapsulated probiotics from a healthy stool donor. I am talking about using a centrifuge and more to ensure proper delivery into my gut. I have been researching this for nearly 1.5 years. ... read more

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MRSA and blood pressure
Posted by MichelleNC
Last Reply December 22, 2017 at 01:16
Started August 3, 2007 at 03:59
I have CA-MRSA that has been treated with bactrim/rifampin/muciporin as well as one treatment of an IV of something (honestly, I was too upset and in too much pain in the ER to even care what it was..but I am trying to find out now)....anyway, my blood pressure was off the charts when I first went to the doctor (200/110) and as I have gotten better (which I say loosely since I know that things can change quickly) it has gotten lower (140/90---still high but I am still on meds and not quite 100%). Has anyone else had high blood pressure associated with their MRSA outbreak? I know BP can be influenced by many things (needless to say that I have been very stressed out, in lots of pain and medication can impact BP) but my doctor is talking of BP meds (though agrees that we should wait and see considering that it has been dropping so much over the past week). I am willing to deal with high blood pressure but I don't want to miss something (like MRSA effecting the heart). My BP wasn't... read more

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multiple infections
Posted by Newcomer
Last Reply December 18, 2017
Started December 8, 2017 at 18:25
I've read that around 50% of people who get MRSA have it come back
many times over. Those are the stories I read most about on the
internet.

Does anyone on here know someone who had it once and it hasnt come
back (yet?).



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gram positive cocci
Posted by john
Last Reply December 11, 2017 at 16:10
Started August 31, 2007 at 01:04
looking for help,been on clindymissin iv for 5 days,no help.have infection on my shoulders,spread to my calfs.been taking lots of garlic tabs,turmeric,and an asssortment of immune building holistic stuff.its like crocidile skin,it drys ,flakes,cracks.tried different moisterizers,aloe gel,derma e,very short time releif.colloidial silver provides the best but short time releif.not sure what this gram positive cocci is as i thought i had mrsa befor lab results.i wouldn't wish this on my worst enemies.lots of iv patients in hospital.terrible.any help would be gladly excepted.paddycake77@hotmail.com

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Bad taste in mouth with MRSA
Posted by fishingcostarica
Last Reply December 5, 2017 at 03:37
Started January 19, 2008 at 21:19
My wife is a nurse in a major hospital. She was told she has MRSA after surgery to open her sinuses. She has also had lung disease in the past. She washes her sinuses out twice a day with a pump and saline water. Now all the time she has a really bad taste in her mouth. It is very bad with a sweet taste. HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD THIS BAD TASTE IN THEIR MOUTH?
The Sunday after Christmas I took her into the emergency room. She had an outbreak on the end of one of her fingers. She was given an IV antibiotic. They said this was for all other staff infections but not for MRSA. She was told to watch her finger. If it didn’t get better it was MRSA. Two doctors and two nurses worked with her. Not one of them used precautions. We informed them at the start that she had MRSA.
The hospitals in the US are very lax with this bug. There are other countries that now screen every person for MRSA before they are included in the general population.
My hart goes out to everyone who has to deal with thi... read more

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mRSA boil only one
Posted by Allison
Last Reply December 1, 2017 at 22:50
Started November 2, 2017 at 23:20
Hi Everyone
I got one celluitius bump in July, summer of 2017 . it went down i
didnt know what it was. then i got another in august 2017, i went
to go health in NYC and they said it was mrsa. I kept it covered
with a rectangle bandaid so no juice could get anywhere. I changed
it with plastic gloves. then in sept 2017 i got a staph infection
under my arm pit - oh boy i ran to the health nuts store. garlic
made it worse. I went to hospital got it cut and drained. Once i
stopped the anntibiotics i ingested colladial silver and sprayed
tea tree oil , euclyptus theraputic grade all over my body daily.
I spray silver under my arms weekly. so far so good.

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After effects of MRSA
Posted by Wanda
Last Reply November 29, 2017 at 16:38
Started September 25, 2009 at 05:14
I was diagnosed with MRSA about a year and a half ago. I contracted it while having a simple hernia surgery. I started having drainage from the surgery site and ended up in the emergency room. The docotors told us if we would have waited 24hrs later I would have died. I was in the hospital for 10dys.I was put on IV's and had two diffrent antibiotics pumped through me every 1/2 hour. I had to go in and have the wound packed until it healed from the inside out.The MRSA erupted inside and out leaving a great deal of damage. I now have an entrapped nerve as well. I am always tired,have no stamina,joint pain,headaches and feel horrible all the time. I have never had health problems before. The surgery site for the hernia had a mesh put in and that has never been removed. I am wondering if I should be concerned about this? I am the mother of two teenage kids and a 4yr old. I feel terrible because I have been so sick. I am not the mom I used to be. I have taken FMLA from work and do not kn... read more

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getting mrsa while having open heart surgery
Posted by Henry Rice
Last Reply November 23, 2017 at 01:04
Started March 19, 2012 at 22:46
I went to the heart hospital and had five bypasses at the same time in the coronary arteries of my heart. They let me go home in five days. I began throwing up this black bile, and was sent back to the same hospital. The doctor said the black bnile was old blood, so they had to take my sternum out because the doctor said the infection had
eaten up and rotted the sternum. Then they told me I had mrsa. I was in the hospital for a month, and then on IV's for the last three weeks.The blood tests have been negative for mrsa. Can I sue for all I went through.

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MRSA on my face!
Posted by Cindy Hughes
Last Reply November 18, 2017 at 09:40
Started December 9, 2005 at 18:33
Reply #3 by Cindy Hughes Posted: December 8, 2005 at 22:37

My MRSA boils keep coming back in different places.
This time it is in my hairline on my face above my ear and to the left of my eyebrow. My left eye is really swollen and down the ear and into the neck area.
I've been out of work since July and do not have any insurance or a doctor. So, I don't have enough $$ or time to put up with the Dr.s that don't believe me, and only cause mutation before they culture, and the anti-biotics they perscribe don't work anyway,(Sound familiear?)
so I started using the Oregeno Oil that I had from Young Living Essential Oils on the top of the really swollen places. The actual ulcer has exploded and is draining slowly, and I found 2 Cipro that I took. So, what now? I'm sure it is being active in m,y sinusis and nose?
Summer of 2004, I was hopitalized and almost lost my hand, and had a pic with IV antibiotics for 2 weeks after release. It was paid for with my insurance from my work... read more

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lupus and my struggle with MRSA
Posted by sonya
Last Reply November 17, 2017 at 22:59
Started February 8, 2009 at 18:22
I contracted I believe MRSA from my employer The state of KY/I have lupus and took a demotion due to medical reasons to get away from the public. Instead they put me at the Intake Desk with all Clients from the city of Louisville, needless to say I caught everything. That is when the trouble started I had a flare with my lupus which can include lesions/they got infected an bingo positive for Mrsa the med's that my former primary care doctor put me on made me terribly sick. I told and told him to no avail. Now, about 1 year later I am back at square one getting ready to go back to the Er. Oh, did I mention I have had a UTI for over one year to off and on due to the antibiotics(which caused me to have a yeast infection, diflucan did no good). I will refuse those med's I would rather die! I don't want to be bloated, gain weight, vomit, have nausea , itch , have diarrhea, and other problems. My skin is messed up enough with lupus the Mrsa doesn't help and I am so depressed. Ideas any on... read more

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KILL THE CARRIER
Posted by Julie
Last Reply November 16, 2017 at 14:50
Started October 9, 2010 at 01:57
My husband and I have been fighting MRSA for almost a year now. Same as
everyone else on here... Hospitalized, lanced, antibiotics, creams, wash, etc...
Until, finally my doctor said "You have to kill the carrier and it is usually in the
nose". He have us Bactroban for the nose. We have been using it every other night
for months and it has worked! There has been NO outbreaks for either of us. I do
not know why many doctors, and even the ID doctor did not do this 6 months ago.
We have both been on so many courses of antibiotics it's crazy.
We are both on a great probiotic and I take Oregano three times a day. Long story
short... All of you need to kill the carrier and get the Bactroban nasal treatment.
This is a terrible infection and my heart goes out to all of you. We have been there.

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Toddler recurring MRSA help!
Posted by Melissa
Last Reply November 16, 2017 at 02:06
Started October 2, 2011 at 02:13
My dear son will be 3 in a month. In march of 2010 (age 1) we had
taken him to the hospital for a red swollen area on his bottom, it was
very painful so I knew it wasn't a diaper rash. After getting to the
hospital they cut it open to find it filled with pus deep under the
skin, he tested positive for MRSA. Going through this was
heartbreaking and we thought we were in the clear till last month (aug
2011) he had what looked like a zit on his tummy but he would scream
if we even tried to look at it, we suspected MRSA right away and took
him to the ER where they lanced it. Both times he was on antibiotics
for 10 days. Now only a month later he has another bout of MRSA at the
base of his penis, we had it lanced and he is now on antibiotics
again. I am devistated by having to put my baby through this and the
antibiotics taste so bad even mixing it in choc milk doesnt help so we
have to hold him down and plug his nose. I am going crazy over this, I
can't keep ... read more

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