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Moisiturizing Body / Benzalkonium Chloride
Posted by bob smith
Last Reply December 22, 2011 at 23:30
Started September 26, 2011 at 17:46
thought i'd just start new thread, i've been doing some research on moisturizers that can kill mrsa, i'm not going to mention any products because i'm not advertising, but through research i've found that some people are saying Benzalkonium Chloride in lotion kills mrsa, has anyone found this to be true? i tried looking for antibaterial lotions and couldn't find any other than a hand lotion from a local bath type store. Anyways, when i searched on web for lotions with Benzalkonium Chloride i'm seeing sports lotions and even a baby lotion come up with that ingrediant in it. Have also been looking at coconut oil as a body lotion, just added barrier protection - also does putting lotion on top of hibiclens wash ruin the hibiclens 6 hour protection? any thoughts would be appreciated.

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MRSA with septick shock
Posted by Autumn
Last Reply December 22, 2011 at 20:52
Started October 17, 2011 at 20:45
Good Morning!! My mother was diagnosed with MRSA last week & admitted to the ICU. Per the Dr's, she had the infection for a long period of time and left it untreated. When she arrived in the ER, she was already in septic shock. She had a spinal abscess that has paralyzed her from the neck down. She also has multi organ failure, pneumonia & DIC. We where also advised that there is another abscess in her throat area that they cannot get to surgically. As of Friday the DR's gave her a 5% chance to survive. I was wondering if anybody knows anybody that has survived this? She is on BP meds to keep her blood pressure up (they cannot get it stable) also on a ventilator as she is not able to breath on her own. I am worried that due to non treatment, she will not make it out of the hospital. Any hope or stories would be very helpful. thank you & god bless.

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Follow up Report
Posted by jean
Last Reply December 22, 2011 at 16:12
Started April 1, 2011 at 18:49
I first posted on Jan. 15th of this year. You may see the full posting from that period here:!-Help-me-please!

I am writing now because I have finally found what works for me -- plain old Milk of Magnesia!! topically applied.

First off, most everyone else seems to experience boils, which I do not. I have an eczema based form that was deep in my skin. It also took me a long time to stop picking at the lesions because it was the only way I got relief from the pain. You can see the full list of treatments I tried in the above link. I have finally hope again, even though it came from another forum. I could find no one who had it in eczema form, but this guy thought he had jock itch for 7 years. He tried OTC and alternatives but only resolved his problem with showering, dabbing M... read more

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Weird things coming out (please help)
Posted by Daniella
Last Reply December 22, 2011 at 13:37
Started December 22, 2011 at 13:35
I think my mother may have MRCA, I am very sure of it. They are all over her skin, and on her back, just everywhere. She went to the doctors tonight, they did some tests, and they will contact her in a couple of weeks about the results.
Now, the weird thing is, she picks at them, and they pop, and supposedly weird things come out of them. She describes them as almost 'worm like', and sometimes these little black tiny balls come out of them as well. And they bruise up all around them. I've seen this myself. But the doctor said that he is sure this isn't bug related.

So my question was, if anyone with MRCA could tell me, if they have had any weird things like this happen with them while having MRCA? Any weird things coming out of them? I need as much information as I can get. So please, if you could help, and might know something about this, please let me know. Thank you!

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possible MRSA?
Posted by Debby D.
Last Reply December 21, 2011 at 02:33
Started April 4, 2011 at 23:34
On Feb 21 I had a laparotomy (hip to hip incision) because of a grapefruit sized benign tumor on my ovary. I felt great about a week after the surgery and was recovering well.

In the beginning of March I went to the gyn surgeon with extreme pain and redness/heat oon the incision. He said it was cellulitis and prescribed Cipro. The heating pad finally made it drain huge amounts of yellow pus and the pain mostly went away. He sent me to a wound care center to clean the abcess.

The wound care Dr. prescribed Augmentin as well as daily cleaning and packing of the wound. They said the culture cme back staph aureus with gram positive cocci and rods, also diptheroids. Last week they changed my antibiotic to trimethoprim and I am done with that and still not better.

I asked the Dr. if the culture report said MRSA and he said no but the list of sensitive drugs were all ones used to treat MRSA, including the trimethoprim which didnt work.

My question is this: Does the culture rep... read more

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can i sue my school if i get mrsa
Posted by erica
Last Reply December 15, 2011 at 09:04
Started December 15, 2011 at 02:13
so i got mrsa from my stupid ass school can i sue them for this

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Breasfeeding a child with MRSA
Posted by Kim
Last Reply December 15, 2011 at 08:58
Started December 15, 2011
My son who isa twin and 2 years old was just diagnosed with MRSA. I still
breastfeed him at night. Am I at risk of getting MRSA?

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just fever, no outbreaks?
Posted by Jennw
Last Reply December 15, 2011 at 01:43
Started November 25, 2011 at 17:12
I fought MRSA for almost a year and was finally "free" since last June. The outbreaks were tied with my menstrual cycle-always appearing about 2 days before getting my period. I went through months of various antibiotic treatments (with Dermo and then ID doctor) and tried several holistic treatments. Finally, no more outbreaks. But each month since, I get a couple days of feeling feverish and general malaise-typically near my period... But I haven't seen any spots that really looked or acted like MRSA. Until yesterday, think I have a new spot!

So, the question is... have I've still had it this whole time? And is there a more definitive test. I'm so sick of the vague answers and wait and see approaches. My ID dr seems great but I don't think I can stand going through months of this again. I'm trying to get pregnant and this now means I have to stop again and wait. Please help!

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Sanitize clothes with MRSA
Posted by Diana
Last Reply December 12, 2011 at 22:53
Started December 12, 2011 at 13:50
My husband is in rehab after a motorcycle accident in July he had UTI symptoms
and he was finally cultured and they found MRSA in his urine. I do his laundry
instead of having the facility do it. Now I am concerned how do I sanitize it? He
has lots of dark clothes he won't want bleached out. I was using vinegar to
sanitize his laundry before this will that work on MRSA

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Father Died from MRSA 2 weeks ago
Posted by Rakesh
Last Reply December 6, 2011 at 02:45
Started June 7, 2008 at 02:13
Hi, id like to share my story Sorry its a long one.

My father 3 weeks ago was breathing heaverly and generaly looked poorly, he had a terrible sore throat and couldnt speak properly either.

We took him into hospital after a few days even though he refused it the 1st time but 2 days afterwards he said hospital.

The hospital were not sure about his condition other then he had a fever and chills and flu like symptoms, they said its a urine infection again (hes had many over last 3 years) anyhow they pumped his bed with heat and gave him IV drips of antibiotics and took swabs under his nose.

For few days He was ok and seemed getting better but then took a turn for the worse, he was then diagnosed with MRSA and taken to a seperate unit in Barnet hospital, but few days afterwards he died.

I had nothing but a fight if not battle to get the death certificate, Doctors were avoiding me... was getting relaying messages back and forth and then they said sorry your fathers body i... read more

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mrsa in lungs..
Posted by sheralyn
Last Reply December 6, 2011
Started December 2, 2011 at 15:22
I visited my father in the hospital thought he was just having complications from congestive heart failure, gave him a hug and kiss goodbye and went home to my five kids. I found out two days later he was diagnosed with mrsa in his lungs! Now im freaking out because my youngest is six months old and was on antibiotics for an ear infection and still has a nasty cold and I was wondering if anyone knows how easy it is to spread this form of mrsa and if I should be concerned for my children? Three of them are under three years old =(

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How contagious?
Posted by Shannon
Last Reply December 2, 2011 at 16:59
Started December 2, 2011 at 16:51
I am 39, and had lithotripsy to remove a 7 mm stone, and suffered from an
inability to urinate. After surgery, the nurses swore I was "just" having bladder
spasms, so kept medicating me for that. Several hours later I was screaming
from the urgency, and after family intervention, finally got a foley. 1500 ml of
urine in a matter of minutes. After that, they would straight cath me "as
needed". I slowly got to where I could go on my own, but still had pain. Just
over Thanksgiving, I went in for another round of UA's, and they found MRSA in
my urine. (my lithotripsy was at end of October)
I'm a SAHM and don't have any contact with nursing homes or other health care
I have 3 children, all in school. I also have a 4 month old granddaughter. I'm
currently separated from my husband but praying for a miracle of reconciliation
every day.
I'm also, just since yesterday, feeling extremely under the weather with a sore
throat, headache, and only s... read more

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airborne mrsa
Posted by Rhonda
Last Reply December 2, 2011 at 14:21
Started February 23, 2007 at 15:47
Has anyone had mrsa infection in lung? My daughter tested positive in a sputum sample but not treated until seriously ill with the infection. As a result her lungs were damaged and she died 2 years later.

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Garlic and CA-MRSA
Posted by Andrew
Last Reply December 2, 2011 at 05:12
Started July 27, 2010 at 12:41
Will Garlic have the same supposed effects on CA-MRSA as MRSA? Very

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Posted by veganmama
Last Reply December 2, 2011 at 03:28
Started November 23, 2011 at 02:27
Hello all-

This is my first post and I just need some advice/someone to talk to. I am 32 weeks pregnant with DD #2. Our family has battled MRSA for 4 years. Our infections used to be absolutely horrible, having to go to the surgeon to get them lanced, etc. After we went off antibiotics completely, the infections started getting less frequent and less severe. Yes, still there, but more manageable.

So, I was planning a birth center birth for this baby (was in the hospital with DD#1). My DH and I informed the birth center at the start of our care that we have dealt with recurrent MRSA infections. Well, my DD recently had another infection on her butt and I just asked her dr. to take a look at it at her 3 year old checkup. Well, she's our family doc and she called the birth center telling them about our DD and her infection. So at my appointment at the birth center just a few days ago, I was talked to about how they may not be able to let me birth there, and if I do there may be a... read more

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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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