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herophant/Tara
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply August 17, 2011 at 18:26
Started August 16, 2011 at 21:16

To: whomever -

As I’m sure you have noticed… this forum is quite extensive. The stream of people who come to forum seeking help (and hope), is never ending. Therefore, if You wish to be taken seriously… and have another spend their time responding to any of your concerns *(when soooo many others are in serious trouble with their health), then I'd suggest - sticking to one name will serve you best.

19334 19333 Tara Re: gram positive cocci, folliculitis 16/08/2011 03:25:42 98.202.236.59
19333 19333 herophant gram positive cocci, folliculitis 16/08/2011 02:29:01 98.202.236.59
19331 10780 herophant Re: gram positive cocci 16/08/2011
01:53:17 98.202.236.59

I also wish to let you know upfront, there is No sales platform here. Please follow simple forum guidelines, I'll raise them for your benefit.


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PS Someone will respond to your post(s), in the meantime if another is in front of you, you might read thr... read more

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After MRSA; is immune sys. weakend permanently
Posted by Emery Miller
Last Reply August 17, 2011 at 10:35
Started February 21, 2008 at 17:50
I had MRSA in 2004 after a 3 year old nipple piercing rejected the jewelery I was wearing & became infected. The infection attacked my breast impant because it was a foreign body and the implant & some breat tissue had to be removed. I was in the hospital under quarrantine to 5 days then release on Bactrim tablets later. After 8 months I was able to have my breast reconstructed.

My question is: once one has had MRSA is that person then more susceptible to illness over the course of their life? Can MRSA permanently damage ones immune system?

I know this is the worst flu season on record but I caught the flu from my husband after he had it for 2 weeks. Mine turned into a bacterial infection after 3 weeks of suffering. My husband is quite well now but as I entered the 4th week I went to urgent care still coughing, was diagnosed with a bacterial infection & was prescribed Amoxicylin & cough syrup with Codeine. I was getting better for 2 days & then got a head cold on top o... read more

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any ideas on what i should do?
Posted by danielle
Last Reply August 16, 2011 at 17:09
Started August 6, 2011 at 04:41
any ideas on what to do so that i dont lose my life. im 28 and have been sick for almost 3 yrs every day with mrsa. because of this, i lost my ability to work or go about a normal life. i cant go around people so no friends either.ive become a shut in whos disabled. i feel like im 90 and not in my 20s.

some days i feel like im going to die. some days i also have to take myself to the er because i cant breathe well or feel faint.

its very serious in my case because my symptoms are severe. in order to keep myself alive ive had to change my lifestyle severely.
i stay away from crowds, i must shower 3-4 times a day, i throw my clothes out after wearing them once because infected oil leaks onto the clothes and even if i do laundry i get very sick and my skin burns if i wear the same t shirt after being washed
if i need to go in an elevator i wait till no one is there. sometmes if i even walk past someone i start feeling very sick, itchy or more skin pain
ive tried everything, ... read more

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gram positive cocci, folliculitis
Posted by herophant
Last Reply August 16, 2011 at 03:25
Started August 16, 2011 at 02:29
Posted: August 16, 2011 at 01:59

I two was told gram positive cocci, but with one extra peice of info, folliculitis, been trying to get answeres for 2 weeks on weather or not my family needs tested, we share razors and lofus.
so frusterating they wont give me streight answere even wern i asked if its staph, I have had leashens head to toe for 7 years that my dr never tested.
comon sence tells me that my family is at risk, considering i bled every day.
why cant i get answeres i was put on dicloxacillin 500mg 3 times dailry, antibiotic oitment, and hybacleans 2 times dailey, 4 days later im in hiopital with internal bleeding.
E.R had no answeres for me either, this will be the 4th time i have to get a scope for internal bleeding.
please help.



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Fast-food Playlands Under Scrutiny
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply August 13, 2011 at 15:17
Started July 26, 2011 at 20:19
Be sure to check out the youtube video midway down first page. The culture list of pathogens (including MRSA) this mom revealed is something most of us think about... and now we KNOW.

http://www.the33tv.com/health/ct-met-dirty-playlands-20110712,0,6993905.story

Thank you Erin Carr-Jordan, of Arizona!

ladyk

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Sulfameth & Rifampin
Posted by Ron in California
Last Reply August 13, 2011 at 13:05
Started December 17, 2006 at 17:09
After fighting mrsa for 6 weeks without ABs, I finally had to go see my doctor, cause I had 1 on my anus...scarey!
Anyway, he put me on sulfameth, which I guess is a substitute for bactrim ds(2x a day for 10 days and 1 refill) and rifampin(5 days only).
And medical physohex to use on skin 1x a day.

Just wondering what some of you think! Did the S & R work for anyone on here?

I am just wondering if I should start back on the Allimed drops under the tongue, just not take the drops at the same time I do the medication!

So, what I have at home is:gse, colliodal silver,oil of oregano, allimed drops and cream!

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Ron in California

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red dye #40 food coloring?
Posted by isabelle
Last Reply August 13, 2011 at 11:44
Started August 6, 2011 at 06:15
hi,
ive had mrsa for a long time and i noticed something by accident. i decided to buy kids fruit drinks such as fruit punch with artifical food coloring, red dye 40 according to the label. and i noticed feel somewhat better after drinking the fruit punch with the food coloring.i have more energy and feel less tired for an hour or so.
i dont normally buy drinks with food coloring. because its not good for you to eat such amounts of food coloring, especially in kids snacks

so this is a new thing discovered. its not the sugar because i drink soda such as sprite, and eat sugary snacks. but the sodas and drinks with red dye 40 food coloring take away most of the tiredness instantly after drinking a cup. the other sodas without the red food coloring dont give me this type of energy

im thinking is mrsa affected or poisoned by red dye 40 since the mrsa eats what we eat and our skin and cells.maybe the mrsa dosnt like the food dye

ive never heard this before, but i find new thin... read more

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Medicinal Garlic {Product edited}
Posted by Scared Mama
Last Reply August 12, 2011 at 15:35
Started August 4, 2011 at 15:27
This is directed to Bob Anderson or anyone that has information. My husband and I both have been diagnosed with MRSA. We have a 15 month old and a 4 yr old. I live in constant fear they will contract MRSA from us. This week my fear was realized when I found bumps on my 15 month old. My husband and I have been on antibotics and if needed will take my kids in to the doc. But because I have lost faith in western medicine to treat MRSA I searched for other options.

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But I feel like I am taking a leap of faith. I am relying on things of I have read which have been written by people I don't know. { }If this does not work I will be devasted. A life sentence of MRSA for my whole family is not acceptable. I want it eradicated not suppressed! It is a whole new level of mom guilt. AS I believe I am the source. I have no idea where I contracted it.

{ }
In addition, can you outline how to make a garlic bath. Forgive my ignorance but after reading your post for the 1... read more

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questions
Posted by nc22
Last Reply August 12, 2011 at 15:20
Started August 9, 2011 at 05:51
went to urgent care with a bad infected sore on my forearm. they gave me a "unoffical diagnosis" of mercer. I use this term because they didnt take a culture. I had a similar boil sore on my elbow about a month ago but it was not near this bad, i thought it was just a spider bite. I've been having labored breathing, and the sore looks bad. They drained the sore and scraped it out and started me on Bactrum and Doxyciline, told me to wash my hands alot, then shuffeld me out the door. I am scared shitless from the things I've been reading and the pictures I have seen about mrsa. How long will it take for this stuff to go away? I have no health insurance, and I am scheduled to leave for Army basic training in January. help please....

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Thanks to this Forum
Posted by Tana
Last Reply August 11, 2011 at 16:26
Started July 31, 2011 at 21:11
Hi,My name is Tana and I came to this forum about 4 years ago as I also had repeated outbreaks of Mrsa.I was repeatedly given antibiotics by my Family Dr for over a year an a half and nothing helped of course because they never cultured the bacteria.After going to IDC I was put on Cubicin IV which helped,but Mrsa still came back.I was told there was only one other antibiotic I could go on which was Zyvox as all others were not working. Taking all these drugs not only killed my immune system,it weakened me to the point that I could not get out of bed.I also had numerous other side effects that were debiltating.I had read Rob Andersons info about garlic and have used natural meds over last 20 years for everything and gave the garlic a try.I also used tumeric,EmergenC packets,hibiclens soap and stopped eating anything with sugar and started eating green veggies daily,kale,cucumbers,wheat grass juice etc.IT WORKED!!!! It has been since July 30,2009 since my last outbreak. I just wanted ... read more

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osteoporosis natural help
Posted by Judy G
Last Reply August 9, 2011 at 16:35
Started August 4, 2011 at 16:12
Recent diagnosis of osteo and the doctor is recommending a once a year shot (Reclas?). I'm against this after researching the side effects. Any suggestions as to a replacement or help?

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HA-MRSA in Bladder, Now Bladder Cancer
Posted by Cheryl B
Last Reply August 8, 2011 at 21:59
Started August 5, 2011 at 23:58
November 2007 after having hernia repair surgery I was diagnosed with HA-MRSA in my bladder and surgical site. Now almost 4 years later I have been diagnosed with Invasive Bladder Cancer.
My question is, can HA-MRSA in the bladder cause my normal body cells to become abnormal cells?

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danielle/meghan/isabelle/treebark
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply August 7, 2011 at 02:19
Started August 6, 2011 at 21:12
To: whomever -

As I’m sure you have noticed… this forum is quite extensive. The stream of people who come to forum seeking help (and hope), is never ending. Therefore, if You wish to be taken seriously… and have another spend their time responding to any of your concerns *(when soooo many others are in serious trouble with their health), then I'd suggest - sticking to one name will serve you best. There is No sales platform here. You are on notice… your last post [Posted: August 6, 2011 at 20:44 19255] ‘as danielle’ in response to Mike, will be deleted due to not following forum guidelines.


19247 19247 isabelle red dye #40 food coloring? 06/08/2011 06:15:15
173.77.128.246

19244 19239 meghan Re: HA-MRSA in Bladder, Now Bladder Cancer 06/08/2011 04:54:08 173.77.128.246

19243 19242 danielle Re: any ideas on what i should do? 06/08/2011 04:50:16 173.77.128.246

19242 19242 danielle any ideas on what i should do? 06/08/2011 04:41:25 173.77.128.246

19241 1921... read more

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Questional MRSA cures
Posted by Kevin
Last Reply August 4, 2011 at 22:52
Started August 3, 2011 at 20:42
Hi All,
I’m hoping someone can comment on my condition to help me make some future decisions.
My condition started in March of 2011 when I noticed an unusual tingling and itch around my genital area with small tears in the folds of my skin in the same area. A week later, I noticed the beginning of a small red bump along my inner thigh followed by a larger bump on my left groin area. The condition progressed and the bumps developed into puss filled abscesses. It was very painful but went away after about 3 weeks. From around the end of April through the beginning of July, I experienced a couple additional outbreaks of smaller abscesses that were a nuisance but not painful. In addition and with no apparent pattern with the abscesses, I was getting a weekly irritating, weeping rash, with minor skin flaking in the area. The rash would seem to only last 2-3 days before it would go away, however, even during the period where it would seem to heal, I never felt completely free fro... read more

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MRSA
Posted by Scared
Last Reply August 4, 2011 at 20:21
Started March 6, 2011 at 16:50
I have just met the most wonderful man, moral, honest and great... Anyway, he told me yesterday before things progress any further that he has MRSA. He currently has a lesion on his leg, but he also it in his nostrils. He is very clean with the wound on his leg, but how contagious is the fact that he has it in his nostrils... Can I get it from kissing or having sex? This guy seems wonderful...

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Post-treatment issues (cellulitis?)
Posted by John
Last Reply August 1, 2011 at 17:46
Started July 29, 2011 at 18:16
Around 6 weeks ago I saw the doctor about a boil on my inner thigh and was
prescribed oral antibiotics. During the treatment period I missed one or two pill
takings and finished the bottle with the boil still there though decreased in size.
Shortly thereafter another boil appeared in my pubic region. I saw the doctor again
and was prescribed a new antibiotic which I took and finished as recommended. Both
boils shrunk but left small red marks, the one on my inner thigh still slightly raised
and red. I saw the doc again and he said this was fairly typical post boil treatment
cyst formation and that there was not enough inflammation to suggest infection.

Since then the pubic boil is almost gone but the thigh "cyst" remains. The cyst feels
slightly itchy from time to time and I often feel mild muscle pain around the general
area but no noticeable inflammation aside from the cyst. I have anxiety issues as well
and have had psychosomatic groin pain before so I am h... read more

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MRSA & Breast-feeding?
Posted by Martha
Last Reply July 25, 2011 at 06:34
Started July 22, 2011 at 23:15
I just found out that I have MRSA. I believe that it first started with a rash I
developed under my arms after I gave birth to my now, 5 mth old son. The rash
was at times unbearable from all the itchiness that I figured it was from a new
deodorant I was using while pregnant so I just stopped using deodorant all
together to see if that was the cause. Still not too sure as the rash would come and
go. I finally shaved after a month since the rash had somewhat cleared so I
thought! That's really when all my troubles began. The bumps started to appear
within a few days and rash was even worse then before. I never went to the doctor
to treat the rash from the beginning and just applied cream… this was only a
temporary solution until it looked infected. I then used baby powder to dry it all
out so no bacteria would start growing and then some bacitracin zinc ointment,
which was a huge help for the rash and not so much for the bumps developing.

The bump on ... read more

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MRSA scares.
Posted by Seth
Last Reply July 25, 2011 at 05:45
Started July 24, 2011 at 22:55
I have had MRSA for over 6 months. It started as a sore behind my ear. I have used Bactroban for 2 weeks, and then Doxycycline for 2 weeks with no help. I am scared, and discouraged because I can't even hug my wife or put my kids on my shoulders for a piggy back ride.

I don't know what to do!

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MRSA strains can contain genes for panton vale
Posted by ruth
Last Reply July 23, 2011 at 17:19
Started July 16, 2011 at 21:17
MRSA strains can also contain genes that encode the panton valentine leukocidin toxin
(PVL). The PVL toxin has been shown to be responsible for many of the severe clinical
symptoms of infection with MRSA, such as furunculosis, severe necrotizing pneumonia,
and necrotic lesions of the skin and soft tissues.

Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) is a cytotoxin that causes leukocyte destruction and
tissue necrosis. It is produced by fewer than 5% of Staphylococcus aureus strains. A
collection of 172 S. aureus strains were screened for PVL genes by polymerase chain
reaction amplification. PVL genes were detected in 93% of strains associated with
furunculosis and in 85% of those associated with severe necrotic hemorrhagic
pneumonia (all community-acquired). They were detected in 55% of cellulitis strains,
50% of cutaneous abscess strains, 23% of osteomyelitis strains, and 13% of finger-
pulp-infection strains. PVL genes were not detected in strains responsible for other... read more

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Magnesium controls MRSA
Posted by ruth
Last Reply July 20, 2011 at 16:03
Started February 28, 2009 at 18:22
Magnesium controls Staphylococcus aureus, and its absence gives the hospital nemesis
permission for life. -Charles Walters

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