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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
Dave

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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
Hi,
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
infections.
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
infection.

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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mrsa in head/ brain
Posted by chantell
Last Reply November 9, 2011
Started November 5, 2011 at 23:05
Hi all.
My mum had brain surgery about nine months ago a cpl months after the surgery she became really sick, didn't recognize family and then became unconscious. Turns out she has Mrsa from surgery and has had green pus come from her old surgery wound on her head, coming from the inside of her head. She has been treated with many antibiotics but has continued to occur, she is now on vencomicyn in hospital. Would just like some info or stories of anyone else who has had this in head/brain and what treatment/symptoms etc are. Thanks in advance. :) Chantell

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Will it ever go away
Posted by Gail {product edited out}
Last Reply November 8, 2011 at 15:20
Started November 8, 2011 at 15:19
Will it ever go away
Started by Gail Posted: November 8, 2011 at 04:08

This will be long...My Dad had back surgery in May 2011, 1 week later started feeling sick, the "snf" that he was in didn't recognized the symptoms to be MRSA. He had it for at least 2 weeks before asking to go to the hospital. He has basically been in the hospital or rehab for 6 months until tomorrow where he will come home. He has had many surgeries because it has gotten into the bone. A month ago the hospital he was at said he wasn't testing positive anymore and now the rehab facility said his #'s were still high. He also is battling anemia and received 3 bags of blood this past weekend and a total of about 9 bags to date.How long or will he ever be out of danger from this? The blood transfusions are usually a month or more after surgeries. Is this related more to the antibiotics/infection? Is there things I can give him like {product edited out} or echinacea or anything else that I can give to strengthe... read more

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allicin proven no benefit
Posted by mary
Last Reply November 8, 2011 at 04:04
Started November 8, 2011
i had high hopes for allicin for my family until i read the report that allicin does not survive stomach acid no matter what form its in so it never makes it to the blood stream. here is the web address:
http://www.allicin.com/#allicinPotential

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A sign of healing or worse?
Posted by Carly
Last Reply November 7, 2011 at 23:35
Started November 7, 2011 at 04:45
Today is day 5 on my antibiotic and the MRSA beneath my knee looks grosser,
and formed a big hole. In the beginning there was no hole at all, but the wound
begN to get gross, open, bleed a LOT, and pushed some rubbery and gooey
chunk of green stuff out. Now there's a deep hole, with deep green and brown
stuff on inside. The border of the hole it's sel lf is swollen and bolden, and
around that is a purple-red ring. Is this a sign the antibiotic is working, or is
this worsening?

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Can a new MRSA boil form?
Posted by ZED
Last Reply November 7, 2011 at 17:12
Started November 6, 2011 at 20:23
I am currently treating a nasty MRSA infection on my left leg. I am on day 9 of Clindamycin antibiotics. The Clinda has taken down the boil/cellulitis on my leg and it is healing. However, I just noticed I have a new, small red spot forming on my butt cheek. It is slightly painful for its size.

My question is: can a new MRSA boil form while taking antibiotics to treat another infection?

I am taking 300mg of Clindamycin 4 times a day. I am on my 9th day. I am also using 2% Mupurocin in my nostrils every 12 hours, and bathing using dial soap.

Can MRSA really form a new skin infection when I am on so much Clindamycin?

I am a little freaked out.

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My 10yr old son has MRSA and a rash
Posted by Tina
Last Reply November 6, 2011 at 16:51
Started November 6, 2011 at 16:51
My son has had MRSA since he was 3 and he has a rash all over that you can feel and see that itches and then last night he got welts all over his face..Would this be due to MRSA?

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MRSA/ Bladder repair surgery
Posted by VIP
Last Reply November 5, 2011 at 04:10
Started November 4, 2011 at 21:08
My mother had a Tension Free Transvaginal Tape (TVT Sling) surgery in 2008. This year (2011) she developed a painful abcess that developed from the surgical tape. The tape used to hold her bladder up was infected with MRSA. The tape was removed but now she has another peice of tape on the other side of the bladder that has developed an abcess. My guess is that MRSA was contracted by the surgical tape... or an unsterile OR room. Has anyone heard of this happening before?

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