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pools and garlic?
Posted by blue mom
Last Reply June 18, 2012 at 17:17
Started June 10, 2012 at 18:32
I have been trying to find information about bringing the crushed, raw garlic inside a pool... to no avail.

we use our community pool, and i have read that you can get mrsa from pools. even though my kid does not have an active infection, (i do) and he has been cleared by his dr to swim, i want to ensure other's safety as well as our own, being that mrsa is a common bacteria who many carry unknowingly...

i am just so sick of getting this mrsa thing... but i want to have a normal life... which is already so difficult because my OCD only sees mrsa. Anyways, does anybody know about any info out there. Or any tips about safe swimming. I know better now than going in on a cloudy pool, and that chlorine fails so... i want to be safe...

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Maggot Therapy
Posted by Samantha
Last Reply June 18, 2012 at 16:53
Started June 18, 2012 at 16:50
Maggot therapy
I searched and they even have bandages that is specifically to keep
the maggots in the wound and comfortable while the mini surgeons
(maggots lol) clean out the wound. They say you leave them in 3 day
then rinse them out and put fresh ones in if you need to. Some
patients are excited to know they are working and removing the bad
tissue and don't mind the feeling of them in the wound. some
complained they couldn't handle the feeling the creepy crawly
sensation. i've read on the maggot therapy its saved people from
amputations and disfigurements i'm sure the more healthy tissue is
saved the easier it would be for plastic surgeons to repair damage.

Here's the website i found that has them i didn't get prices sorry
http://www.monarchlabs.com/patients.htm

Here's a interesting quote from the PDF about how the maggots work in
the wound.

"d. Larval secretions have several ... read more

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mrsa
Posted by ginger
Last Reply June 17, 2012 at 13:13
Started June 4, 2012 at 18:42
My 2 year old daughter has MRSA in her lungs. She had a bronc done a year ago it showed mrsa and strep. Her symtons are like Asthma but worse. She had her 2nd bronc 2 month ago. It showed mrsa and another bacteria.. When is this going away,. Got a cold thursday same symptons. I am so worried for her.

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Things Less Thought Of...
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply June 17, 2012 at 13:06
Started December 30, 2009 at 18:30

I’m hoping everyone will add to this list in hopes of protecting us all (as much as humanly possible) from modes of pathogenic cross contamination less thought of.


As most of us know our hands provide pathogens (bacteria & viruses) the legs needed to infect us. One serious and often times over looked cross contamination risk is… loose produce (fruits & vegetables) at our local grocery stores, where selective shoppers touch/squeeze/inspect items and then put them back for the next unsuspecting customer. All it takes is to go shopping and stand back and watch for a moment to see this cross contamination risk in action. As disturbing as it is, you will also see many lick their fingers to open plastic bags, and with same hand rummage through items while selecting produce!

This will definitely give pause to the squeamish next time you're at the grocery store when thinking how pathogens are cross contaminated.

If you think you are protected by inedible hard skinned prod... read more

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this outbreak and garlic treatment question
Posted by blue mom
Last Reply June 17, 2012 at 03:50
Started June 16, 2012 at 20:06
this is the first time my outbreak has several heads. 2 dried up good, 2 have dried up but there is a small boil underneath. 1 is still healing, also has a small boil. i am spot treating with the garlic water.

Bob, in your experience, (and anybody else spot treating with garlic water) will spot treating with the garlic water heal the boil underneath? I assume, the full garlic bath will?

This is my first time using the garlic water. I am wondering wheather i should do the tumeric, which in my case opened the skin and made the boil drain.

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MRSA for 20 years?
Posted by Carrie
Last Reply June 16, 2012 at 04:08
Started September 15, 2009 at 17:38
I started having a chronic problem with boils and cysts about 20 years ago. I was always lanced, put on oral antibiotics, and sent home, only to continue to have this problem. About 1995 I started to feel really fluish all the time and have, for the most part, felt this way ever since. It got worse in 2005, shaking, fevers, so weak that I couldn't lift a gallon of milk from the fridge or walk to the mailbox. Severe headaches and vomiting. My doctor wanted to refer me to a psychiatrist. I knew there was something systematically wrong and thought it was related to these sores. Oh - previous to that I had sores on the soles of my feet that IDD and Dermatology could not identify. That was in 2001. Also, break outs of skin eruptions on my feet, little red dots, that have since turned brown and raised, and are moving up my legs. There have been times of severe bone pain, especially at my spine, right between my shoulder blades. I have been tired and sick, and dealing with these boils, esp... read more

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Gram + Cocci in pairs and chains
Posted by Stan H
Last Reply June 14, 2012 at 15:55
Started June 14, 2012 at 15:55
My mother is in the hospital and they told her she has gram + cocci in pairs and chains. A infection in her blood. She has a temp and they are giving her very heavy antibiotics. She had a surgery to blast some kidney stones about 4 weeks ago in another hospital. She was having it done again for more stones on 6/11/2012
Please help me understand this more. How to you get this? Is it from dirty instruments from the previous surgery. Why was blood not drawn before this surgery and they would have seen it in her blood. Thanks..

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How did your mrsa spread?
Posted by blue mom
Last Reply June 14, 2012 at 08:59
Started June 11, 2012 at 19:40
mine started in my leg. then on my belly. now its my hip. i thought it would be spreading in my legs, most likely below the wound, not up like it's doing. it scares me.

How about yours?

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MRSA in Hospitals
Posted by Ladyk Fan
Last Reply June 13, 2012 at 19:49
Started June 13, 2012 at 19:49
IMPORTANT repost of ladyk

Hospital Infections - Drug Resistant Bacteria

Each year over 1.7 million Americans will get a drug-resistant
infection from a hospital and 100,000 of them will die. In the United
States, more people die from hospital infections than breast cancer
and AIDS combined. Thousands of other victims of hospital infections
escape death but are left with serious life altering injuries
including paralysis. Disturbingly most of these infections can be
prevented through the implementation of stricter sanitary and
bacterial testing procedures.

Shocking Hospital Infection Statistics

• 2 million patients get health care associated infections each year
• 100,000 deaths from health care/hospital infections each year
• $30 billion spent to treat health care/hospital infections each year

Hospital infections are commonly drug resistant and lethal. The
bacteria in these infections replicate and mutate so aggressively that
even the most potent... read more

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Burning Painful Feet
Posted by Issy
Last Reply June 13, 2012 at 16:02
Started May 21, 2008
I had MRSA in October and since in December I developed painful joints in my hands and feet,and now on top of that my feet feel like they ar on fire,red hot and very uncomfortable.
Could this be an after effect of the MRSA in October???
Doctors are dimissing everything related to MRSA having caused any of my synptoms prefering to say I have Rheumatoid Arthritis,I had nothing like this prior to the MRSA infection .... I am in depair and now getting paranoid because no one will listen,as soon as I mention the MSA it's almost like they won't even discuss the possibility.

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Osteomyelitis
Posted by Karen
Last Reply June 12, 2012 at 19:39
Started June 10, 2012 at 23:15
I have read several of the posts in here and I see a lot on MRSA on the skin.
Mine is in the bone my left knee to be exact. I have had 11 surgeries so far. 4
debridements and 13 weeks of iv vanc . I have not had a surgery since March
2011, but have expressed concern over existing infection. I finally got lucky
seeing a not so cocky PA, who ordered MRI, and subsequent nuclear testing. As
of yesterday I received test results as positive for infection. Does anyone know
what this means? And will they do the same things done before? Please help! I
am afraid that this will put me back on vanc and more debridements. On the
same point what happens if they do nothing? My finished and remit have both
been damaged by infection.

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MRSA and all it's remedies
Posted by Mike
Last Reply June 9, 2012 at 03:48
Started June 7, 2012 at 02:22
I have been reading up on many natural remedies and have read about a list of
things that have helped people all over....
Colloidal silver
Manuka honey
Milk of magnesia
Turmeric
Grapefruit extract
Garlic
Olive leaf extract
Oil of oregano
Tea tree oil
12 salts
Berry juice
Apple cider vinegar

My question is what combination should I use? Is it safe to use all of the things at
once? Is it worth the money, what combo should I use? Do some of these things
do the same things, and therefore a waste to use? Is it a guessing game, should I
just try things and see how they go?

Thank you for any advice
-mike from Cali

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MRSA on breast, breastfeeding 9 month old
Posted by Laura
Last Reply June 9, 2012 at 01:46
Started June 4, 2012 at 21:55
My husband was recently hospitalized and contracted MRSA. He was treated with Vanomycin via IV then Bactrim and Flagyl after he was discharged.

This was two weeks ago.

Three days ago, I got a boil under my left breast. I have never had a boil in my life, so I immediately knew it was MRSA. I immediately went to my OB and had it cultured, and the results should be in tomorrow, but I feel certain that it is MRSA. My daughter pinches and scratches while nursing, so I always have broken skin on my breasts (can't keep her nails trimmed fast enough!) and I assume that's how the bacteria entered my skin.

My doctor advised hot compresses and Neosporin, and keeping it covered with a band-aid to prevent my daughter from touching it when nursing.

I am going to do the CRG tonight after the kids are in bed and I work up the nerve. I can take the pain - I just want this gone. :) If I have to take Bactim, I have to wean my daughter and I am not willing to do that until all else fails... read more

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MRSA in urine
Posted by L
Last Reply June 9, 2012 at 01:12
Started June 8, 2012 at 23:50
Is this something that is curable. I am in my first trimester of pregnancy and just found out today I have MRSA in my urine. A nurse at my ob/gyn called me and said I had a bad UTI and then after we were talking for a while she said, "yea, this is a bad UTI, it's MRSA". I immediately got freaked out. She said they were going to try a round of antibiotics and see if it goes away. I did not have UTI symptoms. I would have never even began to assume I had a UTI. I am terrified of touching my 4 year old child. She is so loving and always wants hugs and kisses. Should I be worried about passing it to her if it is just in my urine? How does a person get MRSA in their urine? I'm literally sick to my stomack about this. I have been puking since I found out. This is something I should inform my boyfriend of, correct? How concered should I be about this? Should I expect it to go away with antibiotics?

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MRSA kills Another Dog
Posted by JB
Last Reply June 7, 2012
Started May 31, 2012 at 19:47
I live in Hawaii where MRSA is the highest in the nation, double the national average. A small hospital on the NE side of Oahu sees 2-3 human MRSA cases in just 1 ER shift. The State's excuse is there is no $$$. There is also no reporting protocol. MRSA is transmittable from Human to dog and vice versa.

In November 2011, my healthy dog goes to the Vet. He is given a drug with a side effect that caused a hot spot. The lesion gets infected. The Vet refuses to take a Culture & Sensitivity test and just prescribes different antibiotic. To make a long story short, when a test was finally done, it showed he had 5 organisms, 2 of which were MRSA and Strep. Both were found to be RESISTANT to ALL antibiotics (I did seek info from the Bella Moss Foundation). My dog endured the pain and discomfort for over 5 months. He had to be out out of his misery. Over that 5 months, the Vet/Clinic never told us to take any extra precautions and they even has us stay in the waiting room with othe... read more

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Is it okay to breastfeed if you have/ had mrsa
Posted by blue mom
Last Reply June 6, 2012 at 17:14
Started May 13, 2012 at 16:57
i never stopped breastfeeding my baby. both the ER Physician Assistant that saw me and her ped thought there is no problem.

i read somewhere that mrsa can be found in milk! but antibodies is the reason why we breastfeed. i assume that my body must have created something against it?

also, is there any connection between Candida diaper rash and mrsa? this was our first issue before this whole mrsa developed. i asked the dr if it could be mrsa, but she didn't think so. she didn't do a swab or anything. it has been 3 months of nystatin cream for candida. it helps, but it keeps happening... then again the baby is still in diapers... i don't think Candida lasted this long with my other kids when they were in diapers.

i think we either got this mrsa through a cream sample i stupidly put on a leg "pimple" i burst. or could it be from this diaper rash?

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MRSA AND ANA
Posted by GAYLENE
Last Reply June 6, 2012 at 10:00
Started June 1, 2012 at 08:35
HELLO I WAS IN ONE OF THE TOP HOSPITALS IN THE USA CEDERS-SINAI HOSPITAL IN L.A., CA.. I ONLY BRING UP WHERE BECAUSE YOU CAN GET IT EVEN AT THE SO CALLED TOP HOSPITALS.
I HAD T.O.S. AND HAD MY FIRST RIBS REMOVED, WHEN THEY REMOVED MY RIGHT 1ST RIB I WAS GIVEN THIS LIFE CHANGING,AND LIFE THREATING DISEASE CALLED M.R.S.A. WHERE THEY PLACED THE DRAINAGE TUBE.I HAD WENT TO THE DOCTORS OFFICE ABOUT 3 OR 4 DAYS AFTER I WAS SENT HOME FROM THE SURGERY WITH COMPLAINTS OF INFECTION IN THE DRAINAGE TUBE SITE. ONCE THERE THEY CUT THE STRING HOLDING THE SITE SHUT, AND SQUEEZED OUT ABOUT 2/3 OF A CUP OF YELLOW FLUID AND PUS. I WAS GIVEN
AN ANTIBIOTICS AND SENT ME HOME. IT GOT WORSE SO I WENT TO HOAG HOSPITALS ER, I WAS ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL THEY DID A CULTURE TO SEE WHAT IT WAS.(AS THE SURGEONS OFFICE HAD DONE BUT HAD NOT GOTTEN BACK TO ME)ONCE HOAG FOUND OUT I HAD M.R.S.A.THEY CALLED CEDERS TO TELL THEM THAT THEY WANTED TO SEND ME THERE BY WAY OF AMBULANCE, THAT THEY CAUSED THE PROBLEM AND ... read more

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2 yr old mrsa in lungs
Posted by Misty
Last Reply June 5, 2012 at 17:01
Started February 1, 2009 at 04:55
I am really concerned about my son and am looking for any help. He tested positive for MRSA when he was four months old (he was in the hospital a lot and may have contracted it there). He only tested positive with it by nasal and wound cultures. He had a bronchoscopy done at the same time with no MRSA. He recently had another bronchoscopy done and is now positive in his lungs. Is he going to be okay? The doctors said he will have a lung function test done and have scans reguarly. Has anyone had any experiences with this? Don't sugar coat anything. Thanks so much!

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mrsa
Posted by tony
Last Reply June 5, 2012 at 06:09
Started June 3, 2012 at 20:19
5 years ago i was dignosed with mrsa, i never was sick and had only 2 boils that went away.i was only aware of this mrsa when i gave it to a woman i dated.i was treated and told i was rid of it.since then i have a constant cough and feel like something is making my mouth water.i am constantly trying to clear my throat.sometimes i get the stuff out it is a wight hard flem.the doctors i see tell me its allergies,i don't agree.i told them i had mrsa and i feel its related. if i catch a cold or the flu the symptoms are magnified.the doctor took a nose swab and said it was neg. for the mrsa.my problem is my son who is now 12 has the same cough and always clearing his throut he comes and stays with me in the summer and would have easily came in contact with the mrsa.his mother says the doctors say it allergieswhen he gets sick his symtoms are way worse than normal.he


has never had a swab to check for mrsa.neither him or me get boils or any other sign that it could be mrsa.my father ... read more

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MRSA infected knee
Posted by Shelley
Last Reply June 5, 2012
Started January 26, 2005 at 20:24
Hi everyone! I have been searching for someone to talk to about this for a long time. Thank you for starting this. I had a knee replacement in 2001 that became infected. I was treated for RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy) instead of the infection. I was finally put on vancomycin which I got Stephen Johnsons syndrom from and had boils all over my face legs, arms and feet. So I had to go off all meds. Then I had the second knee replacement which became infected. The knee implant was coming apart so there was a revision. They put me on Zyvox, which has given me neuropathey in both my feet. I have numbness, burning and itching in them all the time. My prognossis is bleak. They cannot remove this knee because I have reactions to all antibiotics. The only one I can tolerate is clyndomicin, which I take 300mgs 4x a day. So I wait to become septic. I am not writing this for sympathy, just to warn others. They must be so careful. If there is anyone else like me I would like to hear from you... read more

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