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How contagious is it?
Posted by Bethany L
Last Reply August 28, 2011 at 20:30
Started August 26, 2011 at 22:28
My boyfriend has had several MRSA infections in the past and they are all healed. He has a red bump forming that looks like it could be another MRSA infection, he said it is only contagious if the bump opens and I touch the pus. Is this accurate? Can I get MRSA from him without touching the pus?

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me:mrsa from waxing. sister:mrsa from ??
Posted by lunamothjess
Last Reply August 28, 2011 at 06:06
Started August 28, 2011 at 06:06
Last summer I contracted MRSA on my face after I got my upper
lip & eyebrows waxed. I have sensitive skin that is prone to
outbreaks in general. Waxing has never given me trouble
though. Thus last time. I dont know exactly why, but when the
cosmetologist pulled the wax strips, she also pulled off some
skin OUCH! First time in 10 years that happened. Anyway, the
raw patch on my upper lip got really puffy & crusty & hurt a ton.
Shortly after this started, I got what looked like a linoleum just
above my eyebrows. **I have OCD that manifests in skin
picking, so when there is a scab or linoleum I pick & scratch. I do
use hand sanitizer and I wash my hands quite frequently. So the
patches on my upper lip stayed about the same but the one on
my forehead kept getting worse & worse, so I went to my Dr and
she immediately put me on meds. I had to go & tell the salon
that they had to close down their waxing.g station... Now they
use completely disposable st... read more

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First encounter with MRSA
Posted by Rich
Last Reply August 26, 2011 at 03:55
Started August 25, 2011 at 04:42
Hi. I was diagnosed with MRSA about 2 weeks ago. For a little background, I have been doing Brazilian jiu jitsu/submission wrestling for the last 3 years. I know the dangers with staph and what not, and have been doing good as far as good hygiene goes, keeping my gear and my body clean all the time, ensuring the gym's mats and training partners are clean as well. But, shit happens as I far as I have discovered.

About 2 months ago, is probably when I encountered my first boil on my right knee, which I assumed was a blister. Over time, I got another, and eventually a small pimple on my left knee that did not get better or worse. Thinking it was just random skin infections I have had in the past, I put prescription creams on them that I had from before. The pimple eventually got painful and I started feeling painless tingling feeling in that knee and leg here and there. So that is when I had it looked at by a dermatologist. By the time I got looked at, the blisters had popp... read more

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withdrawal from mrsa toxin?
Posted by danielle
Last Reply August 24, 2011 at 16:46
Started August 23, 2011 at 02:09
is it possible that im suffering from withdrawal of mrsa staph?
ive been sick every single day with mrsa severely for 2 anda half yrs. it became a new normal for me, i guess i accepted mrsa as normal.

maybe like a drug. because now for the first time since the day i got sick my scabs and infection are stating to heal up, half my symtoms are gone away in the last day or so and i suddenly feel very jittery, like im jumping out of my skin an cant live with myself, i feel very paranoid too suddenly along with being jittery an on the brink of a nervous breakdown.

only onetime in my life have i felt like this before and thats when i quit some medication i was on for a while cold turkey about 9 yrs ago

and im going through the same thing now. so im wondering, did i have a dependency on the mrsa toxins? since it became part of my life

maybe im having withdrawal from the toxins,but i feel like im losing my mind ive never been this nervous besides when i quit medication may yrs a... read more

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Berberine inhibits Staph adhesion on titanium
Posted by ruth
Last Reply August 18, 2011 at 21:05
Started August 14, 2011 at 03:35
Berberine inhibits Staphylococcus epidermidis adhesion and biofilm formation on the
surface of titanium alloy.

Biofilm formed by Staphylococcus epidermidis (S. epidermidis) is a common cause of
periprosthetic infection. Recently, we have discovered that berberine is bacteriostatic
for S. epidermidis. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of
berberine on S. epidermidis adhesion and biofilm formation on the surface of titanium
alloy, which is a popular material for orthopedic joint prostheses. Three strains of S.
epidermidis (ATCC 35984, ATCC 12228, and SE 243) were used for in vitro experiment.
Direct colony counting showed that berberine significantly inhibited S. epidermidis
adhesion on the titanium alloy disk in 2 h at the concentration of 45 microg/mL. When
examined with crystal violet staining, confocal laser scanning microscopy, and scanning
electron microscopy, we found that higher concentrations (>30 microg/mL) of
berber... read more

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Where to go from here?
Posted by Jolly
Last Reply August 18, 2011 at 18:33
Started August 16, 2011 at 12:19
I am living abroad and my girlfriend is coming to visit in a week. I have not seen her in 2 months but during that period she contracted a serious infection on her scalp. She is a teacher and I know that this increases the possibility of contracting MRSA. Anyways, it was pussy and red then greenish and she was feverish and feeling terrible. She went to the doctor but she was his last appointment and seemed to rush things. He said it was "probably" MRSA and gave her two sets on anti biotics. It cleared up in a little over a week but he never tested for it or anything. What is the most accurate test she can get to see if it really was MRSA? And if indeed it was MRSA does this guarantee she will be a lifetime carrier? I am reading about these posts of it moving from the skin into major internal organs, even the brain,to the point where it has become life threatening and these people thought nothing of it. They had the same story as her, they got it in on the the skin, the doctor never ... read more

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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
19333 19333 herophant gram positive cocci, folliculitis 16/08/2011 02:29:01
19331 10780 herophant Re: gram positive cocci 16/08/2011

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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.,0,6993905.story

Thank you Erin Carr-Jordan, of Arizona!


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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?

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
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.

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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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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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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

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

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

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

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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