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how do i clean beds, sofa?
Posted by blue mom
Last Reply May 22, 2012 at 18:32
Started May 13, 2012 at 15:58
how and with what do i clean beds, sofa, pillows now non mrsa positive people?

i got mrsa in march, my boy confirmed mrsa in april. i assume by now we must all be infected or carriers. all i see is bacteria and sitting on these, especially with a baby, is driving me insane.

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MRSA Wound Not Healed 8 Months Later
Posted by Jennifer
Last Reply May 22, 2012 at 18:03
Started May 9, 2012 at 04:57
My son was bitten by a venemous spider in his upper thigh last Sept.
2011 and was then infected with a MRSA infection that went septic. He
was quarantined and on vancomyacin and clindamyacin for 10 days and 14
days respectively. He was in excruciating pain and eventually was
diagnosed with RSD or Comprehensive RegionalPain Syndrome and told
there was permanent damage to the nerves in his leg and was then given
spinal blocks that made the pain worse. He was bed-ridden for months
in so much agony that he preferred to sleep vs. being awake in pain.
Finally pain is managed with Nuycinta. He is crippled now and fatigue
and pain sets in after a short exertions. He is sick all the
time...vomits constantly...and is generally miserable. They removed a
softball size of necrotic tissue and now a quarter size hole remains
with a thin layer of purple skin that periodically sheds off leaving a
meat hole and then scabs over again. He is constantly breaking out
with red ... read more

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Scared of my MRSA
Posted by Elizabeth
Last Reply May 22, 2012 at 17:06
Started June 28, 2011 at 04:21
My first ďoutbreakĒ of MRSA was in the form of a golf ball sized abscess on my inner thigh in 2005. After the lancing and finishing the antibiotics, I thought I was "cured" and didn't think twice about what I had just experienced. However, I was living with my parents a few weeks later when my father was hospitalized for having a staph infection after he got in a bike accident. I have wondered if I was the cause of his infection since I was just diagnosed with MRSA. For the next couple of years, I broke out in abscesses that had to be lanced every 3 to 6 months. Usually it was a single abscess that would quickly heal. The doctors would put me on antibiotics to "kill" the MRSA. Unfortunately, in each progressive year I have had more outbreaks of abscesses throughout my body. I can't remember most of the names of the antibiotics that I have been on because for some outbreaks I am on four different ones at a time. But since last year, I have always been put on Bactrim for each outbreak... read more

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the crg was too painful
Posted by Lauren
Last Reply May 21, 2012 at 03:33
Started May 11, 2012 at 20:09
so, this is my first post and i'm not known for my consolidating
skills - but, like many of the entries i've read on this forum, i am
simply at a loss when it comes to what i should do - any advice will
be of appreciation - i have had mrsa since 2005 - i also have an
eating disorder which i have struggled with since age 15 - i'm now 31
- this is by no means meant to be some "sob story" common sense simply
tells me that chronic malnourishment and a weakened immune system are
factors that affect my mrsa - i first had boils under the arm pits,
then stomach, and within the past couple of years my face - however, i
do not - have not - and do not see myself having any medical insurance
- and the people, who have bent over backwards to help me, have been
trying to (sounds dramatic..but) save my life in relation to the
eating disorder and the mrsa has taken a back seat to that - i realize
many people/doctors are uninformed when it comes to mrsa - and when
absence... read more

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Posted by Jana
Last Reply May 21, 2012 at 01:42
Started May 14, 2012 at 20:13
My boyfriend has contacted MRSA after foot surgury
and is now in bones of 2 toes. He lost 2 toes a couple
years ago to MRSA. The docs in hosp are suggesting
having foot amputated above ankle. He refuses
opting for 2 months of IV antibiotics and staying in
hosp off foot. Doctors are saying this could kill him.
Any successses with this? This is all new to me and i'm

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how to make garlic water and other questions
Posted by blue mom
Last Reply May 21, 2012 at 01:27
Started May 12, 2012 at 16:51
i have many questions and will post more about us as soon as i can. mainly i need to know how to make the solution and how much to use.

how much non irradiated garlic to a quart of water? how often can i use it? can it be used on people that have eczema?

how long will it keep? store on the fridge?

can i use it to clean the shower and or through out the house?

i have the same questions for all natural remedies like grapefruit seed extract.

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Disclaimer - I am not responsible
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply May 19, 2012 at 19:58
Started May 17, 2012 at 16:53
Disclaimer - I am not responsible for any burns or any other health issues that occur to people who do not follow the procedures outlined in my posts about using garlic water. The use of garlic in treating MRSA is a new area of study with no formal research and is in the realm of herbal medicine and each person who decides on their own to use it must understand that. It is not a thoroughly researched field of study because those most qualified to do the research refuse to do it beause it could their cash flow if people wanted to try it rather than their expensive medications.

We are all on our own here, friends.

Different people have different susceptibility to being burned by the exposure to the sun or other things and those who are more susceptible simply need to be cautious about exposure. Most people can be very susceptible to any direct exposure to the allicin in crushed raw garlic (crg) and so all need to be aware that it can burn so everyone needs to dilute the cr... read more

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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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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.

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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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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.
Posted by Forum Administration
Last Reply May 9, 2012 at 16:45
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:


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,

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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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