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MRSA and muscle aches
Posted by momof3
Last Reply April 17, 2017 at 12:10
Started July 30, 2010 at 04:55
I was diagnosed with MRSA almost 3 weeks ago. I was given bactrim but had an allergic reaction. Was then perscribed Doxycycline which I will be done with tomorrow. My problem is that during the time before I was diagnosed and dealing with my absess (walnut sized pocket under my arm full of puss) and up to right now my shoulder and arm are in constant achy pain. The worst is my bicep - I still do not have sull use of my arm. Typing sends aches up my arm. Is this from the MRSA? Is it eating away at my muscles? What can I do?

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Large staph infection - Bob Anderson
Posted by Marco
Last Reply April 15, 2017 at 15:15
Started March 25, 2017 at 03:42
My sister has been battling staph for a few months now and we got on top
of most of the infections with tee tree oil and a few other natural
products but 2 were persistent and were not closing up anymore. My
sister has also been fighting lupas for a number or years and due to
this was in a low metal state and decided to turn to the doctors. In the
matter of 5 days the infection went from the size of facial pad to most
of her calve so we removed her immediately because she risked loosing
her leg. After reading this we decided to treat it with garlic and
within 24 hours the wound was scabbed over but there was a lot of dead
tissue around the wound. After a few days of applying garlic and taking
baths we stopped the garlic treatment and starting using raw honey and
taking the garlic orally. After a week and a half the wound is still
wearing and looks like a part of it is still active. Is it possible that
some of the staph is still alive but on the same wound 3... read more

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MRSA linked to Psoriasis
Posted by Meghan
Last Reply April 13, 2017 at 03:04
Started December 23, 2009 at 11:40
My mother had experienced a large lump in her groin several months ago and after 2 weeks of being extremely ill, I practically drug her to the E.R. and found out she had an abscess in her groin in or around the lymph node. She also has had severe Psoriasis for almost 13 yrs and had a hip replacement in January of 2008. The MRSA site, her groin/lymph node is on the same side as her hip replacement. Our problem is that after her 8 day hospital stay nearly 3 months ago, and thought to have treated the MRSA, she is back in the hospital again, and having almost identical problems. Last time, they had removed part of the lymph node and drained the abscess. This time, they simply drained the area, cut the area open, and stuffed it with gauze, leaving the wound open in hopes to let it heal on it's own and seep out anything inside in the process.
My question is...has anyone ever heard of psoriasis causing such an abscess in a lymph node? The Dr.'s are unsure what is causing it, but... read more

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MRSA IN URINE
Posted by JANET
Last Reply April 7, 2017 at 22:28
Started October 30, 2008 at 15:35
MRSA in the urine
Posted by Janet Last Reply October 30, 2008
Started October 29, 2008 at 15:29

My original bout with MRSA was when I contracted it in the hospital from sinus surgery. I was ill for about 6 months and then went on IV Vanco. I just went in to my PCP for a UTI and my urine came back MRSA positive. I can find very little information on MRSA in the urine. I also wonder where else it is my body. I work in a medical facility and I have a newborn grandchild and worry about both constantly being in contact with MRSA and constantly worried about spreading it. The Dr says just to wash wash wash the hands. There are so many questions and so few answers.



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Herbal Products Cure for Skin and Health
Posted by Menci Bruce
Last Reply April 3, 2017 at 05:49
Started April 3, 2017 at 05:49
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mrsa in my lungs and mouth
Posted by Most definitely afraid
Last Reply March 30, 2017 at 02:58
Started March 29, 2017 at 17:32
Will garlic pills or powder help kill mrsa
bacteria?

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mrsa and sex
Posted by michael d
Last Reply March 24, 2017 at 03:49
Started March 26, 2008 at 16:45
I had sex with a woman who has MRSA a year ago. Intercourse, Kissing etc.etc.... I have not exhibited any infections, breakouts or anything that looks like the photos ON THE internet.I Should have myself tested. I know.If you were me would you refrain from any future encounters with this particular woman or any other woman, until I HAVE been tested.ANY info regardind this is appreciated. THANX

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MRSA TWITCHING
Posted by Tasha
Last Reply March 24, 2017
Started March 3, 2013 at 19:16
My fiance' was had a boil on his leg and went to the Hospital back in November 2012. The doctor had to cut his leg in two different places to help release the pressure and drainage associated with the infection. The wound has healed since then, but nothing is better. His leg has these horrible twitches. I CAN SEE HIS LEG TWITCH WITH MY OWN EYES, AND IT SCARES ME TO DEATH! Does anyone know why this is happening? He says it's so painful, and I'm scared because I don't know what to do for him. Please help!

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Trying to Understand What Happened
Posted by Kate
Last Reply March 24, 2017
Started June 1, 2016 at 11:50
Back in 2012, I had a small bump on my thigh that itched. I scratched it and it
seemed to go away. But, shortly thereafter, it came back with a vengeance. I tried
draining it on my own, but it kept getting worse. I knew without a doubt I needed
help when it was a hot humid August day, and I was wearing four layers of
clothes. Redness had spread around half one side of my thigh. My sister drew a
circle around it and said if it changed by morning to go to the doctor. The
redness spread more, and so I went. The doctor gave me antibiotics and redrew
a circle. Come back tomorrow if no change. It got worse. So, my mother took
me back, where the boil looking center was drained. My mother said they cut
deep into my leg to scrape out all the infection. The small (pencil eraser size) but
deep looking hole was filled with what the doctor called antibiotic tape (he packed
over a foot of tape into it). A shot in the hip and antibiotics followed. Every other ... read more

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Cleaning up MRSA
Posted by Stephanie
Last Reply March 17, 2017 at 04:00
Started September 13, 2011 at 13:47
I understand MRSA can live on surfaces, is that correct? If so, for how long? I can't even imagine all the surfaces in my home I have touched between contracting it and being diagnosed.
I am uncertain how often to clean up to know that I have gotten rid of as much of it as I can. Must the MRSA drainage from an open wound touch something or is it simply on the skin and anything or anyone I touch can pick it up? Even pets?
Also, I work at a fabric store, I have touched hundreds of fabric bolts, not to mention cash registers, shelves, items, etc. Can I reinfect myself from that? (And my furniture is of course, fabric, how does one cleanse that?)
I have noticed people mention bleach and also garlic water to clean up the home after an MRSA outbreak. I prefer garlic over bleach. How strong of a compound of garlic and water will work?
I fear the antibiotics won't work after seeing the problems people are having. If they do work, I fear re-occurance and re-infection so I want to try a... read more

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MRSA WON'T GO AWAY NO MATTER WHAT ANTIBIOTIC
Posted by Tristan Byars
Last Reply March 16, 2017 at 08:11
Started March 14, 2017 at 09:30
Im tristan, 16 years old.
I have had a CR severe,terrible past few months with
a severe and worsening MRSA infection. I first got
an abscess about 3 inches wide on my left eye and
after being given 4 antibiotics it started going
away. As soon as I started this medication Bactrim
it started hurting my back so on the third day it
was bad enough I went to the hospital. I asked for a
MRI or CT scan knowing that this would detect the
pain and thathe an x ray would not see my problem
considering the pain was internal feeling like my
organs almost were in pain. Still they took me off
my Bactrim and sent me off telling me to take
ibuprofen and Tylenol together as needed. Anot her 2
weeks go by and the pain is so bad in my back that I
can't even move out of bed without bursting in tears
from the sheer pain. I go back to the hospital and
the doctor basically sees me for 2 minutes pokes my
back and hurts me and when I move he calls it a
muscle spasm and sen... read more

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teeth and zyvox
Posted by Franka60
Last Reply March 13, 2017 at 06:58
Started March 30, 2006 at 01:24
I am about to finish a 28 day run of zyvox. I have also had 19 fourteen day coarse of zyvox.@ year aniversery with HA MRSA only 32 days away. After 3 to 4 days of zyvox I begin to have incredable build up of plaque on my teeth. I floss daily and brush with electric brush. Wife works in dental field they say this problem is not listed as side effect for zyvox but can clearly see it does effect me. Any one else have this problem?

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MRSA & Memory Loss
Posted by Incognito
Last Reply February 20, 2017 at 15:17
Started February 2, 2012 at 05:52
In 2007 I developed a systemic MRSA infection that shut down my immune system. About a month later, I developed Mono and was put on a long list of medications and complete bed rest for 2 1/2 months. Over the next three years I continued to have MRSA skin and soft tissue infections and also had pneumonia each year. Finally, in 2011 I only had one minor MRSA infection, but had drug resistant pneumonia twice for a total of four months. I'm glad to be rid of the skin infections; however, my memory seems to be shot.

Do long-term MRSA infections contribute to or cause dementia or alzheimer's type symptoms?


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Anyone Willing to Share Story in video?
Posted by Jodi
Last Reply February 17, 2017 at 16:41
Started February 16, 2017 at 20:07
I'm looking to make a PSA-public service announcement-type video
telling the serious, long-term affects of MRSA. My friend's
daughter has recurrent staph infections in her ear that have
resulted in multiple surgeries near the brain, loss of hearing,
loss of balance, and migraines, etc. Even worse, her dreams of
career, etc., have been derailed. Her parents have actually
started a company that is focused on preventing infectious
disease.

If you are also suffering with MRSA (which I'm guessing you are
since you are on this site), I'm sorry for your struggle.

Would you be willing to share YOUR story to show the real life,
life-changing effects of MRSA? The video would be used in
infection control training and may be on our website. If so,
please respond here. Thank you.

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Bacteriophages against MRSA
Posted by Peter V. Williams
Last Reply February 11, 2017 at 18:46
Started February 11, 2017 at 18:46
I know very well phage therapy treatment from Georgia, but I found
much more. Some of them use bacteriophage cocktail
(www.intralytix.com, www.phagoburn.eu) or even phage vaccines against
mrsa (www.immlab.com). Maybe this could be the solution to the
future.

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Fkmrsa
Posted by Rlene
Last Reply February 6, 2017 at 15:52
Started February 1, 2017 at 03:51
I just wanted to share this because
it might help someone. .i know you'll
think im crazy but people think im
crazy anyways soo here goes..i have
found one thing that stops mrsa pain
and kills boils faster than anything
else I've tried. .and that is old
urine. .just pee in any old glass jar
and let it sit for a few days the
longer the better..it stinks terrible
but it works. .soak Bandana in it and
wrap the urin soaked bandanna around
wher the pain is and the pain stops
almost instantly. Also rub it on the
boils as often as you can and do not
use soap to wash the boils only urin
and rinse with garlic water..I
promise it helps alot especially if
you are poor and uninsured.

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Garlic Scars
Posted by Rahul
Last Reply February 3, 2017 at 10:06
Started January 27, 2017 at 07:39
2 weeks before I've applied garlic on my
acne. ..and left it for just half an
hour..After that my skin started burning
up..and as I washed my face I saw tht my
acnes were split nd tht portion got black.
.I've applied nomarks cream..I've applied
honey too but it's not going ..and it's
looks very bad ..what should I do..Please
help

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aggressive mrsa
Posted by mike
Last Reply February 1, 2017 at 04:18
Started April 24, 2013
most people on this forum have the "normal" form of mrsa which is found in hospitals.
but there are many agressive strains which are genetically altered forms

an agressive form is found in "ICE" users,Ice being a form of metamphetamine produced by genetically alter bacteria.this drug can only be produced in a sophisticated laboratory.
it is this form that continues to be be genetically modified.

currently "they" have produced strains of mrsa tha induce atrial fibrillation, heart attack, stroke as well as tissue eating strains and strains that turn your skin into leather and infect etire muscle groups.

mrsa is being added to marijuana as a delivering system ."they " have also created throat viruses that carrying the mrsa into your system. this method of delivery is used for introducing atrial fibrillation, heart attacks and strokes.

so i suggest that one never smoke pot without knowing where it came from and the person you offers it.

also if you have politcial at... read more

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2 ointments...
Posted by Ant
Last Reply February 1, 2017 at 03:42
Started May 24, 2013 at 13:06
I've had several outbreaks on my forehead over the last few years. I've been given
bactrim and been sent on my way. This time with a new doctor I was prescribed:

Doxycycline (take 2x daily)
Mupirocin ointment (2x daily)
Clindamycin ointment (2x daily)
Hibaclens (wash area with hibiclens daily)

I'm at a loss as to how I am supposed to put 2 different ointments on the area 2x
daily. Has anyone had experience with these ointments? With doxycycline?
Because this is on my face above my eyebrow id appreciate any advice or tips. I
was thinking about just using the mupirocin until its healed and then using the
clindamycin as a preventative measure. I've been given several refills and was
told to continue using the ointments forever!


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My Infectious Disease Specialist Says......
Posted by nyker
Last Reply February 1, 2017
Started March 31, 2006 at 08:08
I have a post from around 3/23 called Misdiagnosis and Maintenance if you'd like to get background regarding my story.

I had a one hour consultation with my ID, and wanted to know if I should get vanco rather than septra in order to completely knock out mrsa. I had a horrific break out on my face last month. The ID was emphatic in stating that with my MRSA (on the skin, not in the blood or lungs) vanco is NOT effective for decolonization. He said vanco should be used in many different situations, but not this type. There are patients that do vanco and may never have another break out, but they are still decolonized.

Here's some hope for those of you suffering regular/constant boil problems: The ID, who is the chief of infectious disease at a huge hospital, states that he has had patients decolonize, and that the vast majority of his patients, when practicing this regiment, have never had mrsa breakouts return, whether they are decolonized or not. Here's what he says to... read more

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