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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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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:

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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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Worried in NC
Posted by Jessica
Last Reply November 5, 2011 at 01:59
Started November 4, 2011 at 16:54
I went to the dr Tuesday night and was diagnosed with Cellulitis in my left breast the dr says to me "it probably has mrsa in it" he never cultured it or anything prescribed me septra and prednisone and some other things as I also have bronchitis.. the redness has gone down alot but yesterday while in the shower I was trying to drain it (so I wont have to get it lanced) and what I thought was a scab (and pulled it off) was what looked like a big whitish ball of pus that was squishy and sticky.. It hurt like nothing Ive ever felt before, almost as if I was ripping it out as it was connected to something. there was a hollow hole left behind and I cleaned it well and put a bandaid on it. at the end of the day I took the bandaid off and the only thing holding it to me was dried blood/pus and the white glob I pulled out in the shower had reformed in the hole. Should I leave it alone? I dont want to stop or interupt the healing cycle. My husband was mis diagnosed about 5 months ago with a... read more

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Posted by Ryanne
Last Reply November 3, 2011 at 23:32
Started October 31, 2011 at 11:41
My doctor put me on 2 rounds of Bactrim, didn't work. Now they've given me Doxycyl(sp?) but it makes me literally sick. My "doctor's office" said there was nothing more they could do for me. Is that really all there is?

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Antibacterial soaps good or not?
Posted by BobS
Last Reply November 3, 2011 at 16:44
Started November 3, 2011 at 03:12
I keep reading conflicting advice on the web about antibacterial washes? Which do you think is best, use them or not?

For example... One site will say use antibacterial or antimicrobial soap, cleanser, or body wash to kill bacteria's on the body (kill the mrsa off to help prevent cross contamination in household as well as avoid re-infections).
Then i read another site and it says you should avoid using antibacterial, antimicrobial soaps because they diminish the natural flora (kill the good and bad bacteria) leaving you bare and easily inviting harmful bacteria into your system.

it's like you cant win either way! sigh.

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Veggies improve immune system.
Posted by ruth
Last Reply November 2, 2011 at 16:03
Started November 2, 2011 at 15:35
Poor dietary intake consisting mostly of hydrogenated oil (trans fats), sugar and
processed foods directly alters the surface receptors of cells lining the digestive tract,
responsible for more than 80 percent of our immune response.

the breakdown of cruciferous vegetables can yield a compound that can be converted
into a molecule, which triggers the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) on cell wall
surfaces. Further reports found AhR's can be regulated by dietary ingredients found
primarily in vegetables including broccoli, kale, spinach and many varieties of leafy
greens. This action ensures that immune cells in the gut and the skin known as intra-
epithelial lymphocytes (IELs) function properly.

Researchers commented:"individuals fed a synthetic diet lacking this key compound
experience a significant reduction in AhR activity and lose IELs. With reduced numbers
of these key immune cells, individuals showed lower levels of antimicrobial proteins,
heightened imm... read more

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Need Help Now Mrsa Pain Natural Remedies?
Posted by Jennifer
Last Reply November 1, 2011 at 23:51
Started October 31, 2011 at 19:17
Hello -
My son has terrible pain in his leg post spider bite and mrsa blood
bourne infection. Anyone have any suggestions for pain remedies that
could take the edge off instead of pain medication? My son's quality
of life is horrible and it is very painful for him not only to walk
but to just find a comforatble position laying down. Any suggestions
would be most appreciated. I have read about garlic for treatment and
prevention of reinfection, but unfortunately he is allergic to garlic.
Rubbing a salve on his scar tissue is out of the question as the pain
of touch sends him through the roof and he has experienced visual
disturbances as a side effect of the nerve pain medication that was
prescribed which takes some time to become effective anyway. Need Help
Now! Thank you!

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Test results - ??????? What do they mean?
Posted by arw1019
Last Reply November 1, 2011 at 16:47
Started November 1, 2011 at 16:47
Aerobic culture
Gram stain: few polys, few gram positive cocci

Culture: Many staph aureus (MRSA) the staph does not demonstrate and inducible clindamycin resustance

Anaerobic Culture

No anaerobes isolated

What does this stuff mean?? I obviously figured out it was MRSA and wasn't resistant to clindamycin.

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Posted by arw1019
Last Reply November 1, 2011 at 13:59
Started October 30, 2011 at 03:50
All the reading I've done is overwhelming. My pcp made is seem like mrsa wasn't a big deal, she said "research shows swabbing the nose is ineffective because one day staph could be there and the next it couldn't". She wanted to keep me on augmentin and the ER dr said I didn't need antibiotics because once drained, the sore would heal on its own. I'm upset and it seems almost impossible to not pass this to my kids (5yr old girl and 6month boy). Dr said nothing about special body wash, diet, vitamins, or places where it colonizes. I had no idea it was contagious thru saliva and having a cough??? My first boil is now healing along with a cold that I received as a gift for my 30th bday. I was never offered to see the lab report, I was never even told that once you have mrsa, its forever. Thank God for this forum but I've been up til 2-3am for nights searching the forum and its a lot to take in, time consuming and sad. If this is contagious thru saliva, does this mean not to kiss my kid... read more

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