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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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Can Mersa be contracted from a sick dog ?
Posted by Nikki
Last Reply April 26, 2012 at 03:59
Started April 26, 2012 at 03:59
My 18 month old was diagnosed with Mersa yesterday in her PhD’s office. The Dr. squeezed the boil and was able to somewhat relieve her temporally from the pain it's causing her. It's on her lower right part of her bottom. I wanted to know how she contracted this dreadful bacteria, and after reading as much as I can about it, and talking to the Dr. I have come to realize that she most likely got it through cross contamination at her Daycare. However, I'm not aware of any other outbreaks from her center. I am however very curious if it can be contracted from an old dog that is not clean and has a skin allergy. He scratches all the time. And his hair is falling out by the hand full. . He also has lumps on his torso from I'm sure some kind of internal tumor's. The owner's are preparing to have the poor old dog put to sleep, and out of his misery. But my child had been playing in the same area where the dog lives. Is it possible she got this from the dog? Or most likely from her daycare?

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New to MRSA
Posted by Jessixa
Last Reply April 26, 2012 at 03:30
Started April 6, 2012 at 06:27
I recdently got a mrsa outbreak which was the most horrible pain i could evere imagine, i was given antibotics lanced it open and sent home a day after i found a bump on my 2 year olds bottom which turned out to be mrsa as well. poor little thing. well in the end me my husband and daughter all have mrsa. but i seem to be the only one who continues getting outbreak after outbreak. my doctor wont do anything for them now besides telling me to do bleach baths. i have had 3 boils within 1 1/2 mths. I am tired of the pain the burning and being so exhausted. they always come back near the site of my first one. I cry myself to sleep thinking there will be no end to this. I dont know what to do anymore... just so tired,

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twisted bowel
Posted by maureen smith
Last Reply April 25, 2012
Started April 25, 2012
how to live and manage a twisted bowel situation

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mrsa and sex
Posted by john
Last Reply April 24, 2012 at 03:46
Started April 19, 2012 at 03:40
can i get mrsa having intercourse with my wife who has mrsa in her bloodstream ?

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VRE
Posted by SAM
Last Reply April 20, 2012 at 19:06
Started April 19, 2012 at 22:45
I work in a nursing home and we have residents with mersa and vre. Thesse people are not in isolation. I was told that as long as they are on the antibi. they are not contagious. is this so? And if this is neglect to the residents roomate who do I report this to. I am risking my job over this so I want to do this anomisly,aso we had a cna come down with menigitus. there was no preventive measures done.

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Fatigue and MRSA
Posted by lori
Last Reply April 20, 2012 at 15:16
Started July 30, 2010 at 22:08
I got my first MRSA sores at the end of June 2010. My sores are healing well, but I am still overwhelmingly fatigued. I sleep 10 hrs per day and lack energy. Many of my friends/family are wondering why my energy is not coming back.
When should I expect to have enough energy to go back to work? I've been off for 5 weeks and would like to go to work in Sept.
thanks,
Lori
PS. I'm going to take my first garlic bath tonight

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MRSA as diaper rash
Posted by mombidextrous
Last Reply April 18, 2012 at 03:05
Started September 18, 2011 at 18:19
In our family MRSA has so far only manifested itself as a diaper rash, with most boils occurring where the diapers' elastic causes irritation. We have switched back and forth between cloth diapers and various brands of disposables as I feel like the risk of contamination from having cloth diapers to launder is too great. That said, I wonder if the chemicals in the disposable diapers are an irritant and perhaps I'd be better off using cloth. Anybody have experience with MRSA and diapers?

He gets a diaper change at least every two hours except at night, so it is not a hygiene issue. I would change him more at night, but then he'd be losing sleep which would also be detrimental.

My plan this time around, to test and see if one diaper is better than another, is to stick to one kind and then change brands if he has another infection. He has already been treated with antibiotics and it has cleared up for now. We have found with both children that Huggies seems to cause rashes... read more

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just when I thought it couldn't get any worse!
Posted by sad mommy
Last Reply April 16, 2012 at 23:05
Started April 16, 2012 at 23:05
Soooo,

My sons and my MRSA finally cleared up after finishing antibiotic then
I started to get an abscess on my inner butt check. AHHHH. I have had
one in the same exact spot two times before this one in the summer of
2011 about 2 weeks apart. Was told the first time it was an infected
hair. Second time they thought maybe it was a fistula because when
they squirted liquid in the hole, it came out of my butt (sorry to be
so blunt). I was supposed to go get a colonoscopy to see if it was a
fistula for sure but never followed through with it because it healed
up and seemed to go away but now like 7 months later it's back!

I went to the hospital to have it drained this past Friday thinking it
was MRSA. They cultured it and it came back NEGATIVE for MRSA but it
was POSITIVE for a bacteria called KLEBIELLA PNEUMONIAE.

I'm so scared and confused. This is another bacteria that I have never
heard of before!!

Anyone familiar with it? I'm going in to see a ... read more

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Boil 5 days after decol/Zyvox
Posted by ATOWifeofJason
Last Reply April 16, 2012 at 03:39
Started April 16, 2012 at 03:39
I was recently diagnosed with MRSA. I am a Radiation Therapist and deal with
cancer patients daily so my ID doc decided to attempt decolonization for me and
my family. I was given a nasal swab to start and received the news the next day
from my hemotogist/oncologist and was in to see the ID doc in 2 days. I was
referred for possible hidradenitis suppurativa but that was secondary to my
MRSA infection. We were on the protocol for 10 days with Zyvox( after failure on
Keflex and Augmentun) for myself for 10 days to coincided with it. I had 7 boils
under my left armpit and 2 on my right. 5 days after stopping the meds and nasal
ointment, I have a new boil emerging under my left armpit. We are still doing the
hibiclens showers. I have leukocytosis and thrombocytosis of unknown origin for
about 7 years and low immunoglobulin G so I am considered
immunocompromised. I am going back to the ID doctor in 3 days so we will see
what happens next. He told me that the hope ... read more

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Does mourning reduce immune?
Posted by BobS
Last Reply April 13, 2012 at 23:41
Started April 13, 2012 at 18:10
Been clear of mrsa for few months now, basically i went on a ritual of - tumeric powder pills (2 x day)
- a very good quality whole food vitamin per day
- cut out sugar big time, basically sugar free as much as possible
- sanitizer gel use a lot
- cleanliness, daily showers
- organic coconut oil for moisturizer
.... and it's been successful for a few months no problems, was very happy, it was easy to manage once i got into the ritual etc.

Then my pet passed away after 17 years (pet passing had nothing related to mrsa, she had lymphoma and was very old). Anyways after dealing with a difficult week of mourning .... bam, the mrsa can back in groin, 3 pea size ones.

So I did everything right, but was sad/down...is this why it came back? does sadness/mourning lower immune?

sigh.

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CA-MRSA
Posted by Jim
Last Reply April 11, 2012 at 07:03
Started July 27, 2008 at 03:32
I was diagnosed with MRSA in September 2006. I believe it was at my place of employment which was a public transit system as a mechanic.3 of us were diagnosed within a 2 week period. Company could have cared less but that's another story. Since then I have been to 3 different doctors, my regular doc, a dermatologist, and an ID doctor. The first 2 did cultures and thru antibiotics at it. The ID doc just went on my word and put me on a pic line with clydimycin for a week. Well I beleive all the antibiotics made it worse. I used to get one every couple months. Since February of this year(08), I have gotten multiple boils at the same time CONSTANTLY. Almost unbearable at this point. I told my regular doc to give me some pain med to make it thru the worst ones. I am now totally done with western medicine except for a trauma situation. Seems they just don't know or don't get it. I've been doing research and am taking probiotics, allicin(garlic) and using tea tree oil on my boils. Hopeful... read more

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