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I've had MRSA for almost four months now.
Posted by Joseph in NorCal
Last Reply April 22, 2018 at 03:15
Started May 2, 2007 at 04:35
Hi all. Great board. I am here because I thought I would ask if anyone could tell if they have experienced something similar to what I am going through. In January I got sick fast with an abcess on my testicular region. Most pain I've ever had, they had to cut it open and drain it. I was in the hospital for a week, and at home with an IV for something like two weeks extra on vincomyacin. I've been on Rifampin several times, because I've had two outbreaks on my skin since this. Originally it was most likely a spider bite that got infected, on my upper leg. But now I am just coming out of the second batch of rifampin and doxycycline (I'm allergic to Bactrum) since being in the hospital. In other words I've been on antibiotics since mid January, off and on. I am worried that I still have it. I am noticing some bumps popping up still so I will probably have to go see my doctor again. I am very worried that this thing will never go away. The antibiotics just don't seem to be... read more

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Povidone Iodine (aka Betadine) Baths?
Posted by Mike
Last Reply April 15, 2018 at 02:19
Started January 15, 2018 at 05:30
Greetings,

According to a well documented study
you can find on Pubmed, 10% Povidone
Iodine solution (also known by the
generic product name Betadine) is
capable of killing Staph Aureus
within 15 seconds of contact, at a
dilution of between 1 to 100 and 1
to 1000.

Given this fact, I want to know if
its safe to add PVI to bath water
and soak in it. Several other
sources indicate that topically
applied iodine is absorbed through
the skin at a rate of 12%. My
concern about taking a betadine bath
is: how much iodine exactly would be
absorbed by the body, and is it
enough to be toxic? Iodine
poisoning sounds pretty nasty, so I
want some hard data on this.

I posted the question to Quora, in
hopes of getting some people with
more expertise and the ability to
calculate such a question, to answer
it. Perhaps others here, (unless
able to answer it themselves), would
consider going to upvote this
question on Quora so it will get ... read more

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Hydrogen peroxide uses in staph/mrsa
Posted by steelmagnolia
Last Reply April 14, 2018 at 09:06
Started July 17, 2009 at 16:43
I would just like to make a comment and see if anyone else has found this helpful. I have had this infection for 2.5 yrs. I think I have tried most all of the conservative meds they use for this......I have never been on IV antibiotics, so far.

The other day I got into the shower with a large bottle of peroxide and just poured it generously all over myself from the chin down, and rubbed it in good. I foamed up like crazy, of course. Then I took my regular shower with my medicated body wash for psoriasis/eczema and then rinsed and repeated with the peroxide. Its been 2 days since I did this and all of the lesions seem to be drying up. I am not sure how good this will work in the long-run, but has anyone else had experience with peroxide? I have also gone back to trying Protopic ointment again as well. I sure hope to find something that works. It seems every time something looks promising, you turn around and break out all over again within a few weeks.

Sincerely, Lyn

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Help Gonorrhea
Posted by Mary
Last Reply April 8, 2018 at 03:26
Started April 6, 2018 at 14:59
Pls Sir I Have Sex With Someone I Started Having Itching, Boil, Pain Urinating After A Year I Went For A Culture Test They Said It Staph Moderate Growth So They Gave Me Ciproxin I Finish One Pack And I Bought Another I Took Only 3 In It I Started Feeling Headache So I Stop I Though It Has Gone So I Have Sex With My New Partner And He Was Infected, He Was Having Pus In His Penis. Pls Does Staph Cause Gonorrhea In Male. So I Started Eating Raw Onion From First Of April On An Empty Stomach Every Morning Pls Will It Cure I Need Ur Advice Am Scared Of Garlic Because I Have Ulcer.

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A Few Questions
Posted by Vicious
Last Reply April 7, 2018 at 05:43
Started February 22, 2015 at 08:56
So, I've had MRSA since I was fifteen. Got it from an external
fixator. I'm a carrier. Questions are as follows.

I'm pretty sure I got gonorrhea from someone. I've been told
I'm severely allergic to penicillin my entire life. However, I was
given a penicillin injection to clear it up at a mental facility. I
felt like my heart was about to explode. Could this have been
my MRSA fighting the penicillin? Or was this just my allergic
reaction?

Secondly; is it possible I could have created some sort of "super-
Gono" or something to that effect? I haven't been tested since
and am still worried.

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mrsa and sex
Posted by michael d
Last Reply April 5, 2018 at 16:30
Started March 26, 2008 at 16:45
I had sex with a woman who has MRSA a year ago. Intercourse, Kissing etc.etc.... I have not exhibited any infections, breakouts or anything that looks like the photos ON THE internet.I Should have myself tested. I know.If you were me would you refrain from any future encounters with this particular woman or any other woman, until I HAVE been tested.ANY info regardind this is appreciated. THANX

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How long to clear up red marks
Posted by Adambalm
Last Reply April 4, 2018 at 21:17
Started April 4, 2018 at 21:17
I am finally finishing a 10 day course of Clindamycin for confirmed MRSA in the
groin area. The infection seems to be abating, if not gone, but there are still dark
red marks where the vesicles had appeared.

What I want to know is if there in anything or process which anyone has used to
encourage these to fade quickly. they are embarrassing. I went to a
Dermatologist the other day and he said I was not contagious, but still . . . I
happen to be at the very start of a dating relationship and I am going to have to
explain this.

Does anyone have any tips or experience with this. I debated trying to cover
them up with coverup, but this seems unwise given the nature of the infection.

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sick mother-in-law
Posted by Vickey
Last Reply April 4, 2018 at 05:33
Started April 3, 2018 at 23:09
Hi, I don't know if anyone has information on this but my m-I-l is very sick in the hospital. She is 86 and is very weak with high potassium and low hemoglobin. She is coughing up white fluid from her lungs which doctors don't seem to know or aren't saying what it is.
She now has open sores from her knees down and her limbs are swollen to twice there normal signs. Yesterday they advised us that she now has MRSA. Is this infection fixable. Her husband died of a staff infection ( I don't know what kind) a couple of years ago and I am very worried about her.
Any info would be helpful.

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garlic eye drops
Posted by edp
Last Reply April 3, 2018 at 05:25
Started June 3, 2011 at 20:16
Is there any possibility garlic water can be used as eye drops to cure
bacterial or viral eye infection?

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how long will this awful fatigue
Posted by catlin
Last Reply April 1, 2018 at 16:34
Started October 18, 2005 at 15:45
last after the skin lesions clear? (For those of you with skin lesions only.) thanks for any replies

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LONG TERM MRSA
Posted by Nic
Last Reply March 29, 2018 at 16:21
Started March 23, 2018 at 18:45
Has anyone had MRSA for 6 or more years. I have had it for 8 years and am
interested in seeing how other people's progressed. Mine has gotten worse lately.

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Ichthammol Ointment for spider bites
Posted by cathy n
Last Reply March 24, 2018 at 03:04
Started September 28, 2007 at 16:18
I have a borwn widow or brown recluse spider bite. The Dr. has me on antibotics.I remembered my Mother using drawing salve for infections so i bought a tube of goldline Ichthammol Ointment.However I am kind of scared to try on the bite.I was wondering if anyone has used it for these kind of bites? As I don't want to make the bite worse. I am not allergic to any thing except IVP dye.

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MRSA bumps all over body
Posted by Nic
Last Reply March 23, 2018 at 18:42
Started March 23, 2018 at 18:42
I have them all over, very small. They come and go in diff places all over my body.
Sometimes they turn into larger pimples and eventually abscesses.. does anyone
have anything similar?

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Recurring MRSA but no skin boils, only sick
Posted by Sally
Last Reply March 20, 2018 at 03:52
Started March 19, 2018 at 19:52
I was diagnosed with MRSA after surgery on my abdomen. I went to
urgent care with all the tell tale signs of a MRSA infected wound
on one part of my surgical incision and culture came back
positive. Did 2 rounds of Clindamyacin and it took about 3 months
for feeling to return to my R leg.

I got run down, exhausted, etc. recently and seem to have a
reactivated MRSA. I am beyond fatigued, and also have capsular
contracture around one breast implant, confirmed by my surgeon. I
think it's MRSA that infected the implant site but he just wants
me on Singulaire in the hopes those muscle fibres relax.

Do any of you get recurrence but no boils, no skin lesions? I
went into mild sepsis (if there is such a thing) over the weekend
and that was scary but I took an antibiotic I have left over (not
Clindamyacin) and that got me out of a septic place.

I am using collodial silver, garlic, oil of oregano, and green
juices, no alcohol, I don't do drugs or smoke.... read more

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Light Therapy for MRSA
Posted by Nic
Last Reply March 17, 2018 at 16:41
Started March 16, 2018 at 19:05
So I've seen a lot of studies done on blue light killing MRSA. I've also seen one or
two success stories on here. I'm wondering if any one has tried blue light therapy
& how well it worked for them. I have community MRSA with tiny bumps
dispersed around my body.

As if that isn't bad enough now I am getting break outs on my usually clear face
and my derm assures me it's acne but I know that something isn't right. I'm
desperate & since I can't use dilluted essential oils all over my face(naturally oily
and I will breakout more) I want a cure for my face & if I could cure my body too
that would be great!

Tell me about your experiences with light therapy or MRSA 'acne'

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MRSA METH AND ME
Posted by Marsha
Last Reply March 14, 2018 at 14:41
Started March 14, 2018 at 03:40
I am a less than one year user. Never had MRSA in my 55 years of life
Has anyone experienced anything like my MRSA nightmare? My left foot
became severely swollen and to painful to imagine. I called 911 and ER
took cultures MRI and MRSA caused me to have two extreme foot
surgeries and over a week in the hospital I was so septic. One more
day and I would have lost my foot. Be honest are there any others who
use that have experienced anything like this?

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Vaginal MrSA
Posted by Liz M
Last Reply March 5, 2018 at 05:45
Started May 3, 2011 at 03:31
I am really hoping to get some help on this. I have had MRSA in my vaginal area
over the past year. It began around Feb 2010. I had a gyno exam and ever since
then I have continued to have mrsa outbreaks on my labia. At least once a month.
Sometimes even more than that. I try to use natural remedies but don't often stick
with it. Just recently I have had one again almost a month since my last one. When I
have these outbreaks sometimes i will try to deal with it holistically, with say
charcoal, turmeric, and garlic but yet they still keep coming. When I go on the
antibiotics that seems to help, but only for a little while.

To describe my outbreaks, it will start as a very smal bump under the skin on my
labia.. It doesn't come to a head. and then it just grows and gets bigger all the
while under the skin. because I normally try and treat it holistically to start out
with, it gets so painful I have to go to the Urgent care for an I & D.. I have probably
had clo... read more

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mrsa affecting the brain, scientific facts?
Posted by danielle
Last Reply February 24, 2018 at 04:39
Started April 25, 2013 at 21:20
does anyone here know what mrsa does to the brain or neurological structure. what are the scientific facts? how does it affect the brain structure? if it does go to the brain and nervous system. i heard it can affect any system if it becomes systemic or in the blood.

im asking because i got sick from mrsa an agressive form of it that is very difficult to treat. i got sick from it a few months before i was 26 yrs old, now im almost 30 and have been sick for 4 yrs.

i noticed that within weeks of getting the infection as it was getting worse i started to get terrifying symptoms such as not being able to think or concentrate anymore, trouble with my short term memory suddenly. out of nowhere i felt like i was suddenly getting alzheimers at 25 ys old. i felt my mind slipping away and a sudden decline of my mental skills

it took my doctors months to even diagnose me correctly and my mrsa was left untreated for half a year until i got antibiotics, by then it was resistant to every... read more

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peeling lips
Posted by Moony
Last Reply February 22, 2018 at 10:58
Started February 17, 2018 at 15:52
hii i suffer from peeling lips problem in which skin shed from lips in 3-7 days after accumulation and inflammation on lips 1. will bathing help in killing or reducing staph overgrowth in mouth or on lips if any , 2. will allicin reach to mouth area from bathing in it 3. i don't have big bathing tub , is soaking legs in plastic bucket work ? or applying coconut oil mixed with crused garlic on belly area

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MRSA in the Brain
Posted by Gina
Last Reply February 22, 2018 at 02:09
Started September 10, 2008 at 18:18
My son contracted MRSA in his brain following surgery to replace his left bone flap. It took 2 months and 3 doctors before he was hospitalized and diagnosed. I was very concerned when part of his incision wouldn't heal and kept oozing yet was repeatedly told not to worry it's probably just a deep stitch that abscessed and it'll go away on it's own. When he had his follow up appt with his neurosurgeon it took 2 seconds for him to see something was wrong and the next morning he was in surgery. Well thanks to incompetence my son had to have the left hemisphere of his brain removed, the bone totally crumpled while being removed so now he needs a titanium plate to replace it. We've been fortunate in the respect that he's been infection free for 5 months. But from everything I've read that could change at anytime. What I'm wondering is, has anyone else had MRSA in their brain and if so how are doing?

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