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do i just sit and die?
Posted by mary
Last Reply February 20, 2012 at 02:30
Started November 8, 2011
if i am allergic to sulfa drugs and my mrsa is only suseptable to clindamycin , when it builds a resistance to it do i then just die? i have had 4 reoccurances in one year. yes they have been cultured. i feel hopeless.

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MRSA near anus
Posted by FZM
Last Reply February 17, 2012 at 03:43
Started February 16, 2012 at 15:22
Hi all,

I've had MRSA since June 2010 (no idea how I got it) and new boils usually develop
every other month. Experience has shown that my MRSA appears every time I change
countries (I live in Europe but study in the US) and am under stressful conditions.

The reason why I'm posting this is because yesterday my 4th staph since January
appeared about 1 inch above the anus, and it's getting me really scared. One started
last 5 days ago (on buttocks), another 2 weeks ago (on hip). On the one located on
thigh/buttock, I've used poultices filled with clay and colloidal silver. It seems to be
slowly draining the staph.

But how am I going to deal with a staph in the butt crack? It's really scaring me...

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Sugar after MRSA
Posted by HIM
Last Reply February 15, 2012 at 16:10
Started February 14, 2012 at 17:04
Its been a couple of weeks since Ive finished my second round of antibiotics. Both my wife's and my boils are completely healed up.
I tried the Garlic bath that Bob Anderson suggested. Dont know how to gauge if it worked or not because I dont have any current boils.
We are still washing with Hibaclense stuff 3 times a week. Still being pretty vigilant about being really clean, not that we werent before but paying extra attention now. Perhaps Im being a bit naive but Im hoping it never comes back.
No more headaches either. Which, Im very happy about.

The one and only thing that worries me though is whenever I eat sugar or anything sweet like a candy bar or like today since its Valentines day a co-worker brought cookies to work, I ate one and for about 30 minutes afterwards I feel a bit hmmm "icky" I dont know the word to use. Just I notice a little bit of feeling ill. Its not strong at all. Just a twinge. It only lasts about 20 to 30 minutes then its gone but I have never f... read more

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Klinefelter's Syndrome
Posted by cdb
Last Reply February 14, 2012 at 02:11
Started February 14, 2012 at 02:11
hi how are you,i have Klinefelter's Syndrome when i was born now i am 24,the q is can i get a girl pregnet whith out using a comdom or do i have to keep tacking the pills that the doc 1 of the uni gave me for a trile to i stop tacking them becours i whont to drink now thinking about it was stupt is there any way i can get back on the trile and finsh the program,evrey day i see many ppl whith kid seeing how thay commplane about itt real thay are lucky

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mrsa and liver
Posted by steve dax
Last Reply February 7, 2012 at 01:23
Started February 2, 2012 at 23:24
Is there anything that would cause a somewhat diseased live interact with mrsa and keep it going? We got it under control now ,but wondering about that possibility

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past years posters?
Posted by HIM
Last Reply February 6, 2012 at 21:56
Started February 6, 2012 at 21:56
Another thing Im curious about.
Ive read lots of posts recently but a lot of them were started many years ago. 2005 and so on.
Are these posters still with us?
If you read this can you please chime in and tell me what has happened during these past years. Are you still battling?
I keep hearing about this MRSA being a killer but its still hard for me to believe that I could maybe never reach 40 now.
So I want to know. Are there still people that posted back in 2005 that are still alive and well??

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OK, Im ready to fight!!
Posted by HIM
Last Reply February 6, 2012 at 21:47
Started February 6, 2012 at 18:51
Just got back from the farmers market store on my lunch break. Ive loaded up with some of the things Ive read on this site in order to kill this bastard and protect my family.
If possible I have a few questions Im hoping Bob and others can help me with.
Garlic - I picked up quite a bit of unradiated garlic. I broke a few cloves and saw the sprout growing in the middle and its hot to taste so I think Im good.
Question for Bob is would you say I need 5 or 6 crushed cloves? I know then leave out for 90 minutes or so then make the mixture and pour it into the water, but how often do I need to do it? Nightly? 3 times a week? Currently me and none of my family have any legions or boils but I still want to do it to kill it. I know its only a matter of time before it comes back up.
Also, on a different post you mentioned doing the bath everytime a new one pops up. In your experience how many times have you had to do the bath?
Manuka Honey - I bought some Manuka Honey too. Do I need ... read more

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This sucks
Posted by him
Last Reply February 4, 2012 at 02:29
Started January 30, 2012 at 21:26
About a month ago I developed a "Spider bite" right above my knee. I figured it was a spider bite because we had just moved into a new house kinda out in the country and Ive seen lots of spiders around. Or I got it playing soccer somehow. It cleared up on its on after all the puss came out from me draining it every night. After it went away another one popped up right next to it. Same thing.
Then I got like 6 or 7 different ones all over my body. I went to the clinic and they did a culture and sure enough it came back MRSA positive. Since the initial round of antibiotics I have had really bad headaches all last week. I went to the doctor again and he put me back on antibiotics and prescribed me Vicodin for the headaches(horrible decision, that kept me in bed all day throwing up everything) Today is my first day back to work but my head is still hurting and there is still sensitivity to light.
To make matters worse, my wife got her first "spider bite" last monday. So we have to f... read more

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itchy lines
Posted by melissa
Last Reply February 3, 2012 at 18:44
Started December 19, 2009 at 05:10
I have had two boils within the last 3 months. I was diagnosed with
mrsa after the second one, and was treated with antibiotics. The boil
went away, and i thought i was fine, however, lately i have been
getting what start off looking like hives and itch badly, and end up
looking like a tiny scratch. I have two babies who i have seen
similar marks on with no explanation. I have continuously washed with
antibacterial soap, and taken all necessary precautions to prevent
infection. The tiny itchy spots are all very distinguishing in that
they leave a line or a small spot that takes long to heal and scars my
skin. Most recently, my husband developed a boil on his face. Do you
think this all is a result of mrsa, and if so, how can we get this
solved. I have become mentally consumed by this problem and
preventing my children from having further complications.

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Hospial Accquired MRSA
Posted by Judy Anderson
Last Reply February 2, 2012 at 19:31
Started May 30, 2005 at 18:22
We need to name Hospitals and Dates;
Cleveland Clinic -Weston Fl. March 1 2005. I can be reached at:

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MRSA and Spinal Abscess Please Help My Husband
Posted by Tabitha
Last Reply February 1, 2012 at 21:18
Started February 1, 2012 at 13:35


#Firstly my husband just started a new job, so we have no health insurance....
My husband became ill on Jan 13 2012 went to er, said he had a kidney infection, although he couldn't produce enough urine for it to be tested. Sent home with pain pills, valium and antibiotics. Two days later, wed. night he went to get up to go urinate and fell to the floor, he couldn't walk, couldn't urinate and was in so much pain lower back. Took him back to er and he was admitted to the hospital Jan 16 2012 with an epidural abscess of the lower spine, neurosugurgoen said it was not big enough to operate. So they hooked him up with vancomycin. Two days later they said he had MRSA. It became no mans land then, no one talked about his inability to urinate, no one talked about the spinal abscess. They just shoved a catheter in him, and no longer cared for him like they did the first two days. He was released Jan 24 2012, they said the culture came back neg for msra but said he still h... read more

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What do you di when MRSA keeops coming back?
Posted by Barbara
Last Reply January 31, 2012 at 16:51
Started January 26, 2012 at 06:57
I have had MRSA in the Urine and had infusions 4 times this year. Now every 2 to 3 weeks I have a high fever 102.7 last week, chills,fatigue,feels like I have the flu. Do you continue to having it come back? I have had these synptons 2 times this month. Since it is in my urine can my granddaughter get it as I live with my son?

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Still Have Lump
Posted by Robert A
Last Reply January 31, 2012 at 16:29
Started January 29, 2012 at 09:46


I developed a carbuncle (multiple boils) in my leg about 11 days ago. The Dr. started me on Clindamycin 3x a day. I am on day 10 now but I have developed a small rash on my elbows and other parts of the body. The boils is not draining but it is still hard. The Dr. seems to think it will not drain anymore. My Dr. said the lump is just blood and swelling. (Has anyone heard of this?)

My question is since I still have a golf ball size lump in my leg does it mean I still have MRSA? I don't want to take the med's if they are going to give me more of a rash, but I also do not want to stop taking them if their is a lump or MRSA present.


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Posted by SR
Last Reply January 29, 2012 at 22:44
Started January 29, 2012 at 21:36
Hi there. I've just been diagnosed with mrsa-pvl. Does anybody here
have any experience of this? I am led to believe its more known in the
US than the UK where I am.

Thanks SR xx

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Just Diagnosed with MRSA - Many Questions
Posted by christopherpaul
Last Reply January 24, 2012 at 03:08
Started January 20, 2012 at 02:22
Hi everyone,

I realize I am new to all of this, but was hoping you all could chip in some
information for me.

I had 2 infections one by my groin and one on my thigh. The one on my thigh went
away after I&D and antibiotics. The one by my groin was treated in the ER as it
became to painful to bear - they treated it with I&D, and I stayed in the hospital 2
nights as they suspected it may be MRSA - I was treated with Vancomyicin, and
Bactrim through IV. On my release day the infection disease specialist came in and
said good news it is not MRSA but normal flora.

A week later I got the infection again near my groin - and put on Bactrim DS, and
have been getting on and off for the past 3 months - along with different
antibiotics. I finally was referred to an infectious disease doctor as my skin doctor
said he wasn't quite sure what to do. The infectious disease doctor told me I am
colonized with MRSA in my naval cavaties, and I do have it.

It's pretty scar... read more

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MRSA in ear/ removal of tubes Garlic Water
Posted by Dawn
Last Reply January 22, 2012 at 02:56
Started January 20, 2012 at 17:18
My Daughter is 3 years old and has been diagnosed with CA MRSA in her left ear. She has tubes in both ears and since she is allergic to Bactrum, we have been doing CHG washes and Mupirocin nose swabs. Her ENT decided to remove her left tube since her ear swab came back positive again for MRSA after 2 months. It has been 1 1/2 weeks since her tube removal and her left ear starting draining again and I afraid it is MRSA again. I have read your posts and decided to try Garlic Water Ear Drops. My question was how much and how long should we do the ear drops? It has been 2 days and we have done 3 drops of 1ml per day in her left ear. She crys and says it hurts but it only lasts for about 30 seconds. I appreciate your help.

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Mrsa for 4yrs now
Posted by Kristy
Last Reply January 21, 2012 at 18:19
Started January 14, 2012 at 20:01
I contacted mrsa afer taking care of my step mom 4 years ago that had a softball size boil. i was very careful when i was cleanning her and packing the sit ofter surgery but we both did not know all that much even though a new was teaching us what to do. I ended up testing positive for mrsa I have it under my arm pits they coma and go. I have been to the dr alot but gave up with then nothing they do has helped. I started to clean my sores with 70 percent rubbing alcohol which helped but now they seem to be getting worse. More of them but same spot. they dont get bigger then a marble because I open then and drain then because i cant handle the pressure. I and going to try the benzalkonium chloride but how long should i do it to know if it is working. I am taking pictures to see the progress weekly. alsso i want to try the garlic should i try them together or seperate to kno which is working for me. I hav been on all the meds possible from the dr and basically he gave up and didnt kno... read more

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Boil on forehead is causing face to swell
Posted by Diana
Last Reply January 21, 2012 at 03:41
Started January 21, 2012 at 01:56
Hi, I have a boil on my forehead on the right side right on hairline. I picked at
it to get pus out but 3 hours later my forehead and right side of my face swelled
up. Its causing pressure on my eye (its starting to look shot) and on another
forum it was mentioned that it is dangerous because mrsa loves fatty
tissue...I'm really concerned. I've had this types of boils before, not this close
to my eyes or brain though and I've been taking turmeric powder with baking
soda. I don't have health insurance and I dont know if I should wait it out or if I
start to get signs of sepsis go to E.R.? So far it just feels like pressure and pain.
Before I picked at it the gland in front of my ear was swollen, now its more
swollen but all along from forehead to gland... Thanks for all your help..

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Help for MRSA pain
Posted by Lenore Mirth
Last Reply January 17, 2012 at 18:58
Started January 17, 2012 at 18:58
i was given a scrip for Lidoderm (Lidocaine Patch 5%) is FANTASTIC!!!

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Posted by Dearionna
Last Reply January 17, 2012 at 17:47
Started January 17, 2012 at 04:09
My dad has been in the hospital since JUNE he
has mrsa and he is in pretty bad shape i cry
daily he has it so bad he cant do anything but
talk i am asking for your prayers this is new to
us i have read some material on it my dad is
also on dialysis an he is a heart patient he has
had numerous surgerys legs swollen arms
swollen he is like this from head to to i need
some help on what to do the doctors said their
was nothing else they could do

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