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MRSA positive 16 month old
Posted by Krystal
Last Reply May 16, 2012 at 13:57
Started March 26, 2011 at 03:07
I am trying not to freak out, but My son had a HUGE breakout in his diaper area, and it tested positive for MRSA... He is on bactrim (sp) and an topical ointment... So far so good... It has responded well... Its been three days and its pretty much gone, but it still tested positive for MRSA, so what do I need to know. I know I need to continue with the medication the FULL 10 days, but how likely is it it WILL or WONT come back? What do i need to look for... He is my baby and I am freaking out a LOT! Thanks in advanced...

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My dog might have MRSA!
Posted by abcdeb
Last Reply May 13, 2012 at 16:29
Started May 1, 2010
Yikes! One of my dogs may have MRSA! He has a sore that he scratched so hard, he drew blood (which is how I discovered it). Vet shaved it, and it looks like a lesion (actually, two). Itís obviously quite itchy. Given my ďfamily historyĒ, we have a prescription for Erythromycin, which is what they gave one of the other dogs six months ago (who did not have MRSA, but a negative coagulant infection). They wanted to give me the same drug since it worked before, even though I realize that MRSA can be resistant. They did a culture and sensitivity (see, I learned from you all!), but we wonít have the results for five to seven working days, and itís Friday night now. Vet said it could be other things, also.

OK, so of course, Iím freaking out. I donít have itÖ.yetÖ.and I pray I donít get it, but Iím guessing that I may, since I didnít know he had it! SoÖ.if it is (worst case scenario, I suppose), that means that either Iím a carrier (Iíve been infection free for about 6 months a... read more

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RE. 20836
Posted by Lana
Last Reply May 13, 2012 at 13:51
Started May 11, 2012 at 01:07
I am sorry, I posted my question as a reply to #16443. Does any one out there know anything about what I wrote? Please? Anything?

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MRSA after an hysterectomy
Posted by Frost
Last Reply May 13, 2012 at 01:15
Started August 30, 2006 at 19:43
Curious to know if anyone else has contracted MRSA after a hysterectomy?

March 2006 I had an abdominal hysterectomy. Within a few weeks the incision was red and inflamed.( Doctor wanted to watch it) By April I was taken back into the operation room to clean the wound. I woke with a wound vac and home nursing for the next month and a half. Being Debrided at home and in the ER. Then with a chemical debridment. The dressing needing changed twice a day. Home nurses came three times a week. My partner had to learn how to do this. After the wound vac the wound was left open. And packed. They tried everything from I think they called it dakins solution, silver dressing's to a chemical debridment spray. It still wasn't healing.

Each week I would go see the Doctor, most of the time he would not even glance at it. We got to where we would take pictures to try and make him look at it. This went on till June 1. I became extremely sick, running a fever, freezing to death and was taken to t... read more

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Chemo, pneumonia, MRSA
Posted by Roxanne
Last Reply May 12, 2012 at 21:51
Started June 6, 2011 at 23:28
My father-in-law walked into a Wisconsin hospital last week with
oxygen levels in the 70s, was admitted and diagnosed with pneumonia .
He was admitted to ICU a few days later after he fell during the
night. Now they are telling us that he has MRSA (1 of the 6
superbugs) after they had put him in a medically induced coma and gave
him a drug to paralyze him. The doctors are blaming his critical
condition on the chemo drugs still left in his system from a month
ago. Now they are saying that they donít think he is going to make
it. Please if anyone has any info or suggestions on what we could do
we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

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dentist
Posted by abcdeb
Last Reply May 12, 2012 at 11:42
Started March 17, 2010 at 20:42
Good afternoon, everyone!
I need opinions!! I have to have some major dental work done next week Ė unfortunately it will involve bleeding! I know that any time thereís a break in the skin, weíre at risk for bacterial infections. I used to take antibiotics before the dentist because of my mitral valve prolapse, but the regulations have changed and I no longer do so. I even called my cardiologist for antibiotics, but he said I donít need them and wouldnít give me any.
Anyway, Iím very worried about getting another skin or some kind of mouth infection because of the dental work. Could I rinse with garlic afterwards (the raw garlic diluted in water)? Would that do anything? For how long would I rinse? Does the garlic in the jar (the minced garlic) have the same properties as the crushed, raw garlic?
I know Iím worried about something that hasnít happened (and may not happen), but Iíve been feeling really great lately and would hate to have something happen because of going t... read more

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Social Security Disability
Posted by Shirley Webb
Last Reply May 11, 2012 at 12:59
Started November 17, 2007 at 18:24
I posted this earlier, but didn't see it listed.

Short version: I contracted MRSA in my lower back in June 2007, spent 2 weeks in the hosptial and had surgery to "suck it out."

I haven't been able to work since and since I have no income, my husband and I are in a financial crisis.

Has anyone applied for Social Security Disability benefits? I am 57 years old.

Any information would be appreciated.
Shirley



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does CA-MRSA ever go away WITHOUT antibiotics?
Posted by kaskade
Last Reply May 10, 2012 at 21:53
Started March 8, 2010 at 07:36
I am writing again regarding my 89 yr. old father who I believe is infected with CA-MRSA.

When he first described his skin condition to me almost 2 months ago now, I felt a creepy tinge of recognition. Having survived an initial bout of MRSA and a few minor recurrences, his description of "spider bites" and areas of inflamed skin worried me enough to drive 700 miles to see if I could help him to convince his doctor to test him for MRSA. To my great dismay his doctor tried to dismiss my concerns when I accompanied my dad on his 3rd doctor visit with this issue. At the end of our 5 minutes, he at least agreed to refer him to a dermatologist. He said he will try to expidite it, but who knows how long it will be before he gets an appointment.

Meanwhile, pop is waking up in a sweat and weakened state and will stagger to the shower in the early a.m. to shower hoping for a little relief from the painful itching. After 2 weeks of trying to help out, I have to leave tomorrow.

I ... read more

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MRSA/Cellulitious
Posted by Missy
Last Reply May 10, 2012 at 20:08
Started May 10, 2012 at 04:58
I have been also been tested so many times, and almost the 5 years I
have been fighting this ungodly infection also under the name of the
super bug MRSA. Non of the antibiotics from ER or Disease Specialist
Dr's. has worked. These sores have peppered my legs and thighs, any
but and I mean I look like I have chicken poxes. They multiply like
rabbit's and have moved to my upper arms and back, where they began
one week after I had major spinal decomposition with fusion on L3, L4,
L5 and S1 surgery. My body is immune to all the special antibiotics
it takes to fight this. No one wants to be around you, I keep covered
up, but I have been in many kinds of different pain, and of course no
body wants to really admit (outwardly) on how this is acquired. I've
go all my medical records etc. and of course I'm told to come back if
they don't start clearing up, and given and also told veritably of the
the dangers. But still no one has given me by IV's or admitted me ... read more

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Dalton Fiske / Elizabeth Tracy / Etc.
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Started May 9, 2012 at 16:45
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Drug Resistant Bacteria Research
Posted by Dalton Fiske
Last Reply May 8, 2012 at 20:46
Started May 8, 2012 at 20:46
Hi all,

I'm new to the MRSA forum boards, but I'm looking to get information
regarding drug resistant bacteria. My research is still in the
gathering phase, and as such I'm looking for everything from personal
stories to recent articles and blog posts. Here are a few examples I
came across today:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2128564/Antibiotic-
resistant-bacteria-ancient-cave-create-new-drugs.html

and:

http://www.thechairmansblog.com/ron-najafi/2012-05/white-blood-cells-
in-a-bottle/


Give the articles a read if you have a moment, they're quite
interesting and indicative of the content I''m in search of. Any
feedback, or links to articles would be greatly appreciated. Many
thanks for your time and input.

All the best,
Dalton

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Bottom line
Posted by Alley Cat
Last Reply May 5, 2012 at 21:50
Started March 24, 2012 at 16:58
Hi everyone, I was diagnosed with MRSA about 2 years ago when I got a
boil in my armpit. My boyfriend had it first and gave it to me (we
arent' together anymore). Since then I've had about 4 or 5 breakouts
of boils around my nose. Finally, after doing researching myself (my
doctor was useless) I started the de-colonization process about 5 days
ago after getting a positive nasal swab. I understand there is no way
to tell for sure, but can some of you please tell me how often you
get active infections, like how many per year? What can I expect
after de-colonizing with antibacterial wash and prescription strength
nose ointment? Has anyone had it totally stop and been free of active
infection for several years? Is there any hope that I will be able to
live without this horrible situation? I feel like a lepper, and I'm
single. Can I ever have sex again? Will anyone ever want to have an
intimate relationship with me when I tell them what I have? I'm v... read more

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1st dealing with Mrca questions
Posted by Lisa
Last Reply May 5, 2012 at 15:31
Started April 19, 2012 at 19:37
I would appreciate some advice and answers if anyone has them. My son
who jut graduated from Mortuary school got a community based bout of
MRSA. He had a sore bump and they cut it open drained it and packed
it. This was done away from home and with unfamiliar doctors so I have
no clue what to expect next. Will he infect the rest of us if this is
healed up and he had no other sores? Someone told him not to swim that
will make him break out again and infect the water. Figure the
chlorine would take care of that. Should he take a blood test to see
if it is in his blood? Any help and things we should be careful about
please!! Thaks all!!

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17 year old has MRSA for 2nd time
Posted by Pamela Lowe
Last Reply May 5, 2012 at 15:20
Started May 3, 2012 at 02:29
My 17 year old contracted MRSA for the 2nd time in the past 17 months. The past 17 months, she has been sick every 2-3 weeks. She has been taking allergy shots to try to help but now I am beginning to think that this is being caused by the MRSA. She also developed low blood sugar. She is constantly tired. Has anyone else had similar problems?

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Are people using tea tree oil 100% or diluted?
Posted by bobS
Last Reply May 5, 2012 at 14:50
Started September 27, 2011 at 17:14

I wanted to ask about tea tree oil too, i have a 100% tea tree oil bottle here, can i apply it directly on a mrsa rash or boil? or should i dilute it with maybe some coconut oil? What do you guys typically do and how long does it take to heal using these oils?

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HA-MRSA sinus
Posted by HDB
Last Reply May 3, 2012 at 17:19
Started March 9, 2012 at 06:51
Had sinus surgery July 2011. Many followups with ENT due to felling
worse than before surgery. Diagnosed with MRSA in sinus in Nov 2011.
Prescribed Bactrim for 6 weeks. Have also developed cough and
difficulty breathing. Since I quit smoking at the same time I had
surgery, docs have speculated that it is Bronchitis or copd due to
lungs trying to heal after many years of smoking. I am afraid that the
mrsa has gotten into my lungs. Had another sinus culture in Feb 2012
which came back positive for mrsa. Different ENT and he put me on
Bactrim again for 3 weeks. Not any better so he now plans on putting
me on a nebulized antibiotic. It is now March 2012 (8 months later)
and I am trying to hang on. Hard to sleep due to coughing and
wheezing. I do not know why but have not run a fever during this whole
ordeal. Anyone had any experience with nebulized antibiotics? Will
this ever end? Any experiences or advice appreciated.

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Doctor injecting himself with MRSA
Posted by L
Last Reply May 2, 2012 at 19:01
Started May 2, 2012 at 19:01
I was watching this video and was stunned. http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=3qNEeqCACwo
In short this guy injected himself with MRSA, underwent elective surgery and then
performed surgeries on other people three weeks later without taking any anti-biotics.

1. Could he really have done this?
2. If so was he putting other patients at risk?

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How and Why Garlic Works
Posted by LindaA
Last Reply April 26, 2012 at 18:32
Started April 25, 2008 at 16:29
Research has shown that there are 33 isolated compounds, at least these 33 are the Most Active substances, including the sulfur containing compounds of ALLICIN, ALIIN, CYCROALLIIN, AND DIALLYLDISULPHIDES. Here is a list and breakdown of active factors that are present in garlic.
ALLICIN, - this substance is largely responsible for garlics antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, and the odorous factor in garlic.

ALLIIN - the sulfur containing amino acid in garlic from which allicin is made by the action of the enzyme alliinase.This content is ascribed the antibiotic effect of garlic.

DIALLYLDISULPHIDE-OXIDE - the chemical compound into which allicin is changed in the system. This factor is attributed the cholesterol and lipid-lowering effect of garlic.

Gurwitch Rays - the mitogenitic radiation factor that stimulated cell growth and has a rejuvenating stimulating effect on all body functions.

Anti-hemolytic factor - responsible for it's beneficial effect in the treat... read more

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The Garlic and Vitamin Myth
Posted by Joseph
Last Reply April 26, 2012 at 18:31
Started November 16, 2008 at 19:20
I have never ever heard of anyone why beat MRSA by taking garlic supplements and vitamins this is very misleading information and some people out there may draw the wrong conclusion. There is nothing wrong with taking these supplements but to claim that they can defeat this dangerous bacteria is simple not true , otherwise everybody wolud just do the same thing and no more MRSA. Yes it is very important to build up your immun system end these supplements can help but there are no match against the superbug , and only a very few antibiotics able to kill it. If these supplements were effective against MRSA it would not have taken eight monts and three surgery to get it under control.

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How I beat MRSA
Posted by Tommy
Last Reply April 26, 2012 at 16:18
Started August 25, 2011 at 20:16
Do not take my advice I'm not a Dr but this is how I did it. After
getting MRSA and taking the meds the MRSA was still spreading down my
arm. I read about blue light in the UV spectrum I made my own plan.
I went to a tanning salon that had high pressure beds with 360 tanning
(the most powerful one they had)this has the plates that go down the
entire bed. Tanned at full strength for a month... it's gone. I
noticed at first a new pimple would form on my arm then it just dried
up and went away. I get the pimples no more. This type of high
pressure tanning reaches far deep into the skin and we already know
that surface sun or UV kills MRSA. If you're really white, start slow
you don't want to burn or you could face cancer 50 yrs later lol.

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