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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

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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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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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I think we've found the source! What to do?
Posted by Ally
Last Reply July 19, 2011 at 04:42
Started July 18, 2011 at 21:06
This group was very helpful 3 1/2 years ago when our young daughter first came
down with a MRSA boil.

Our suspicions of where she got this have recently been confirmed (at least in MY
mind) but I'd like to know what you all think (given that you've all been through it).
I could really use your thoughts on how to handle this awkward family situation.

First Boil:

Our daughter was 4 years old (4 years ago). No history of skin infections or MRSA
with her or anyone else in our household (myself, my husband, and our 4 young
children). I was in the hospital delivering our 4th baby so my Mother-in-law
stayed at our home and watched the kids....

((((((Some relevant info on my MIL: She's almost 70, diabetic, Pacific Islander
Descent, lives with her daughter with whom she helps run a home day care, has a
history of mysterious slow-healing wounds that she keeps covered and never sees
the Dr. about. Our young nieces (that she lives with) have a history of bo... read more

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Leg problems
Posted by Nancy R
Last Reply July 16, 2011 at 05:07
Started July 15, 2011 at 16:36
I'm really not particularly lucky. Last week, I slipped and fell and really hurt my left knee. This is especially dicey for two reasons: its the same leg that I had my MRSA infection in back in 2007 and its the last of my natural lower joints, my right knee and both hips are artificial. I have been nursing this thing along for years trying to avoid yet another knee replacement.

Now, I am dealing with a torn MCL and a really sore hip. I will have to be on crutches, again, for months. I can't even get that knee replaced (and its really a hot mess) until the ligament heals.

I have no idea why things like this keep happening to me. It seems that every summer, I'm stuck inside. Gets pretty old.

Anyway, I just checked in to whine. Only those of you that have had to deal with these kinds of handicapped can truly understand how depressing it is.

Nancy R

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MRSA Treatment
Posted by Recently Recovered
Last Reply July 14, 2011 at 20:38
Started July 1, 2011 at 20:13
I was recently diagnosed with MRSA. The red bumps kept popping up and while some would disappear, others would form into painful lumps that took weeks to disappear. I recovered after seeing a doctor and also learned that iodine works wonders against fighting potential MRSA bumps. As soon as the bumps start forming, apply a thin layer of tincture of iodine. It's best to have a concentration of 6.7 to 7.1% of potassium iodide in the solution.

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Posted by Rafael A Velez-Nater
Last Reply July 13, 2011 at 15:32
Started July 12, 2011 at 21:20
I received a negative result for a SPUTUM CULTURE, and a Rare WBC seen and Rare squamous cells.
What it means.

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husband with mrsa
Posted by kisket
Last Reply July 11, 2011 at 04:58
Started April 16, 2007 at 22:11
I am new to this site and I went searching for some answers the day my husband got the test results that said his mrsa was back. he had back surgery in Jan. 07. Surgery went fine, but after 1 week, he became deathly ill, running high fever and severe headaches. We rushed him to the ER where he had the surgery and after some testing found that he had a spinal fluid leak that was caused by a staph infection. When he left the hosp he was diagnosed with mrsa and was put on 6 weeks of IV vanco therapy. After 3 weeks of being off the IV, his infection recurred. He is now on another round of IV vanco. They did several test to try and find where the infection was and found it to be in a pocket of fluid in his back near the surgery site. The dr. does not want to put him through surgery again, but I am wondering, what will it take to get rid of this? I am desperate for some support and comments. He has been off work with no pay for 3 months now. We also have a 2 year old and I am won... read more

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