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Cure for MRSA?
Posted by BobS
Last Reply December 1, 2011 at 06:05
Started November 30, 2011 at 15:29
Anyone read this news release from yesterday? Is it for real?

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mother MRSA in bone marrow after back fusion
Posted by April Cagle
Last Reply November 29, 2011 at 20:30
Started November 25, 2011 at 04:03
To shorten my mothers horrific experience..
Jan 2010 spinal fusion after a fall broke some bones.

Approx April 2010 they discovered she had an infection with fever and pain..
After antibiotics were not improving her.. They did a bone biopsy and found
mrsa in her bones.
They put her in a nursing home with a pic line and she was bedridden.
November 2010 she was released home with infection levels reduced.
She has gradually deteriorated from walking with a walker a little to not being
able to get up and is incontenent..urine and bowels. They have told us the
staph has basically eaten the vertebre above her spinal fusion. She now is in
Atlanta at Emory university.
She has mrsa again with open wound on her ankle and what looks like a bad
sunburn on her back located where her surgery was. She also has screws
coming out of the hardware. She cannot swallow but liquid...she has sores in
her mouth.. Sores on her bottom and can not stay awake. They are only giving
he... read more

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MRSA worries in the workplace
Posted by Terry
Last Reply November 29, 2011 at 18:29
Started November 26, 2011 at 08:58
I fought MRSA for a year and a half. I have been free of it for 5 years
now. I work in the restaurant industry and found out today that a
coworker of mine has been fighting a staph infection for over a month
now. Should I be terrified? How at risk am I? I am scared to death of
having to go through what I dealt with in the past. I am at a total loss
and hope someone can give me some advice. PLEASE!

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what oils diffused in room kill mrsa?
Posted by BobS
Last Reply November 29, 2011 at 14:40
Started November 29, 2011 at 14:40
what oils diffused in room kill mrsa? Does anyone know? I read one article about a doctor diffusing/vaporizing eucluptis (i've probably spelled that wrong) in a room before surgery to cut down on possible infections. So to my understanding you can use one of the aromatherapy type things or a plug in thingy with fan add a few drops of the oil to have an essential oil fill the air to kill bacteria in the air, on the dust etc. Just wondering if anyone has actually tried this and if anyone knows what oils kill mrsa?
We are trying hard to battle against reaccorance, internally, topically and within environment.

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please help
Posted by Tonya
Last Reply November 29, 2011 at 06:53
Started November 23, 2011 at 05:21
Ok really quick run down. I am 36 and I am scheduled for gastric sleeve in 7 days. Well long story short I am diebetic and my whole family just had a out break of mrsa. I also tested positive. Here is why I am freaking out. I called my surgeon and told him I was being treated for mrsa and was active what would we do about surgery, oh also I have a boil now on me not running but there. Anyways he is going on with the surgery. He said that he will just give me a shot of vancomycin. Isn't this dangerous for me thou. I mean they are going to be cutting my stomach out . I am just in tears and freaking out. Is this safe

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MRSA Woes.
Posted by David
Last Reply November 28, 2011 at 19:00
Started November 16, 2011 at 18:41
Not sure exactly how I contacted it and other then a staph infection
what it is and how common.

I am Diabetic and about 5 years ago had to go to a wound center. Weekly
for treatment on a wound. Went in two years ago to have an amputation
and was told at that time that I had MRSA. Really confused about the
whole MRSA thing. Am I infectious? I'm sure made to feel that way at

So how does one treat it and what can be expected?

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Difference between healing and meditation
Posted by ashish
Last Reply November 28, 2011 at 10:18
Started November 28, 2011 at 10:18
Kindly tell me that what is difference between healing and meditation. Which one is

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Have MRSA 10/22/11
Posted by Dave
Last Reply November 23, 2011 at 17:04
Started November 16, 2011 at 15:17
Urgent Care Unit: I have a boil on my right forearm on 10/22, they cultured it, more blood then pus and she put me on 2 a day bactrim. It came back postive for MRSA. It wasn't any better and I went back 10/26 and she doubled my bactrim for 5 days.

Went back to the Urgent Care Center on 10/31/11. She drained the boil and packed it. I am suppose to go back Wednesday, Nov2nd.

I went back Nov 2nd to urgent care center and she un packed my wound, put a big band aid on the wound and said it should heal on it's own and come back if it doesn't heal. Up date 11/16/11. Where they cut me open looks like it closed but still have the redness. Should I go back or should it keep healing? Is it true if it's not draining then the mrsa is gone? Thanks

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MRSA thrives on Sugar + Holidays Baking??
Posted by BobS
Last Reply November 23, 2011 at 07:58
Started November 19, 2011 at 03:33
We love to bake cookies, cakes, treats over the holiday seasons, it's a tradition in our home. But this year the tradition seems to be hitting a brick wall with the mrsa worry life we now live.
Knowing that MRSA thrives on Sugar and White Flours etc and then knowing that some of those sweetners are acidic (and mrsa thrives in acidic bodies, thats why we try to eat alkaline type food diet) I'm stumped over what to do for baking over the holidays.

I was wondering if any of you have any ideas for non-acidic sugar alternatives and white flour alternatives? Any cookies and/or cakes recipes you might want to share ???

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cloth diapers
Posted by mombidextrous
Last Reply November 23, 2011 at 02:18
Started November 16, 2011 at 03:23
I had my son in micro fibre pocket diapers until he got an mrsa boil. When he
had the boil I switched to disposable diapers. I'd like to switch back to my
cloth diapers but am scared of reinfection. They cost $20 a diaper, so replacing
them is not an options.
It's been 3 months since his boil. How risky is it to use the cloth diapers again?
I feel awful for using disposables. Any laundry tips to safely clean the diapers?

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clindamycin dose and duration
Posted by mombidextrous
Last Reply November 18, 2011 at 17:08
Started September 13, 2011 at 06:51
My 7 month old is on clindamycin for a diaper area skin MRSA infection which he contracted from my daughter. My daughter was treated for MRSA on 5 separate rounds of clindamycin but has not had an infection for 7 months. The lab results say it is clindamycin and erythromycin susceptible. A question that neither my research in medical journals nor discussion with multiple doctors has answered is how much how long?

The clindamycin works with our strain, so far, in the sense that it goes away, but with my daughter she'd just get another infection 6 weeks after finishing a clindamycin prescription. I was certain the infection was coming from inside her, not reinfection as I was very stringent about everything that came into contact with her bum.

My son was prescribed a dose over 3X that recommended for his weight, but a pharmacist red flagged it and I sought another doctor who told me it would make my baby very ill. We settled on a lower dose. Even the 3 mL 4 times daily is m... read more

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I have MRSA
Posted by Laura
Last Reply November 15, 2011 at 17:46
Started November 12, 2011 at 07:04
I have been hospitalized 3 times this year and have lost 2 toes because of MRSA infection. I now know that it has colonized & the doctors are saying it is more than likely in my bloodstream. I was informed this week that I will lose more of my toes and probably my foot. I have lots of questions that I am having difficuly getting answers to. Does anyone have some better understanding of this disease?

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MRSA can I give it to grandkids?
Posted by nana23
Last Reply November 15, 2011 at 15:38
Started November 14, 2011 at 17:09
I was diagnosed in 2008 with MRSA. I have been fine since, but a recent trip to the ER had me quarantined because of it. Can I spread this to my grandkids, and if so how? I'm a huggy kissy type of grandmother!
thank you

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Ointment that draws stuff out
Posted by BobS
Last Reply November 14, 2011 at 17:03
Started November 1, 2011 at 14:13
I could have sworn i saw a post somewhere on this forum that mentioned some type of topical ointment that's supposed to draw stuff out, an oinment that is sometimes well known for drawing splinters out but can't find the information on it now that i search forum posts, can anyone help me out? what's the name of it?

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Case Study for MRSA
Posted by Arrow
Last Reply November 14, 2011 at 16:00
Started November 12, 2011 at 01:21
I interviewed a doctor a few weeks ago for a book I am working on about
When we got around to discussing MRSA he showed me a few cases studies of
patients of his.
One woman, 90 years old, who was recommended for amputation of the lower leg
after over a year of antibiotic therapy. She decided to try Dr. XXX approach. Her leg
was treated with ozone gas. They bagged the leg for 30 minutes with ozone gas at
32ppm. Photos demonstrated progress over a 6 week period. The woman no longer
needed amputation and was doing well.

A man who had taken IV, oral and topical antibiotics for 19 months was
recommended for amputation. Dr XXX injected ozone around the lesions every
quarter inch into the subcutaneous tissue. He also bagged the leg with ozone gas
once a week. After about 6 treatments amputation was no longer necessary.

Dr XXX said that if any of his MRSA patients were to have MRSA septicemia he
would treat them with IV ozone through the major autohe... read more

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Face boil. Starting new job
Posted by JohnnyBoy
Last Reply November 13, 2011 at 16:14
Started November 12, 2011
So i went through my 3rd interview and got hired at a pretty good company last week.
Told them i would start on the 18th. All is well
Sat - sun of this week i had a stubborn pimple thats been there for a couple weeks.
woke up monday to another boil under my eye. What I thought was a pimple was the
making of another staph boil. I used to get these weekly for 2 years and have not goten
one in about 5 years. went to my Dr. and was prescribed Bactroban on Tues. Ive been
taking it since.. its now friday night and it doesnt look much better.
is there any chance in h_ll this thing will clear by Wed. of next week?
any advise

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Here we go again
Posted by JohnnyBoy
Last Reply November 12, 2011 at 15:44
Started November 9, 2011 at 13:57
Hi There,
I am writing because I am having another outbreak of Impetigo. about 4 years ago
I had a chronic battle with face boils and lesions. I went to several doctors and
dermatologist to no avail. Figured i would take matters into my own hands I went
the rout of natural cleanse, diet , jogging. What I saw were outstanding results with
my health in general and did not have an outbreak in 4 years. I was a little more
lax in the 3 years after and still did not get a single boil or lesion.
This past month they are back. boils under my lip. crusted lesions. the whole thing.
I went to my same dr. who suspected impetigo and said it doesnt look like mrsa.
my question is 4 years ago could i have not succesfully beat mrsa or whatever
bacteria was in me.. or did i do so and just by chance it is back?

Really curious as to thoughts on this. is it more of a chronic illness or a systematic

Thank You

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introducing new bacteria
Posted by mombidextrous
Last Reply November 11, 2011 at 06:25
Started October 2, 2011 at 06:22
This is a bit wacky and I was discussing it a little in another thread.
In the book "superhighway" Mckenna relays how in the early days of mrsa to
deal with outbreaks in a neonatal ward the newborns were colonized with a
less virulent staph bacteria. A family was also reportedly treated by
introducing new bacteria once decolonization of mrsa had been completed.

A doctor at the hospital also told me that eventually my daughter could get
colonized with something else and the mrsa wouldn't come back.
My basic, non-scientist understanding is that we coexist with many types of
bacteria and we can kill bacteria repeatedly but cannot remain bacteria free
for long. Mrsa is actually associated with the use of antibacterial soaps as they
remove the competition.
I would not suggest that mrsa sufferers should stop washing and trying to
remove the bacteria. What I am talking about is also different from phage
therapy, which involves viruses that kill bacteria. I'm wo... read more

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has MRSA and a rash
Posted by ASHLEY
Last Reply November 10, 2011 at 15:29
Started November 7, 2007 at 14:47
My daughter has MRSA in her ears and also has a rash aroun her mouth and nose. She also has itchy dry patches of skin around her neck and back. The doctors thought she was allergic to something gave her medicine but it did not clear it up. She has had this rash for about a month now. has any one ever experienced a rash with MRSA? The rash on her face is just small red bumbs.

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How fast does it spread?
Posted by Nikki
Last Reply November 9, 2011 at 14:45
Started November 8, 2011 at 19:19
Unfortunately this weekend, i over-did the sugar and have a new mrsa boil/pustule under my arm on the edge toward my back. The thing is, the skin was clear when I went to bed, and when I got up in the morning, i had an itch. I scratched at it absently and not very hard either, without even thinking it would be a boil, just a random itch. And when I did, i felt the bump, i went in the bathroom and looked and it was dark red a bit bigger than a pencil eraser but smaller than a dime. And it open and sticky to the touch. I immediately wiped it down with alcohol and peroxide, then hopped in the shower with hibiclens. I don't know if I broke it open when I scratched at it, or if it had burst already during the night so I haven't any idea how far the bacteria may have spread in that area. There wasn't a lot of ooze but it was sticky and open in the center about the size of a pencil lead. After i showered, i took a garlic bath later in the day, and washed the bedding and my pajamas. How lon... read more

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