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Microbes - (know thy enemy)
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply July 9, 2011 at 22:50
Started July 9, 2011 at 22:50


The links set below are to assist in furthering our knowledge of what we face every day of our lives here on this planet. Just because we can’t see ‘them’… doesn’t mean ‘they’ aren’t there, we know different. Personally speaking, I prefer facing obstacles head-on. Wanted to share these interesting and informative links with everyone.



List of Human Flora


Human Microbiome


Human Microbiome Project


And for those of us who don’t mind close ... read more

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Posted by Vitamin D
Last Reply July 8, 2011 at 19:13
Started February 25, 2010 at 17:11
According to Russell Blaylock, MD, the best treatment for all wounds, even those
infected with MRSA is a 50:50 mix of Hydrogen Peroxide:Betadine (Povidone Iodine).
Mix the two in equal parts and flood the wound or soak the wound the best you can.

Dr. Blaylock used this extensively ever since he was a resident in neurosurgery. Mix
half hydrogen peroxide with half betadine. Make up enough to use for each treatment.
"Hydrogen peroxide and betadine will kill just about any organism and known virus,
no organism can develop resistance to it," said Dr. Blaylock.

You will notice bubbling as the Hydrogen Peroxide debrides (remove dead,
contaminated or adherent tissue) the wound. Put some betadine on a bandage and
cover the wound. Repeat a 3 or 4 times during the day.

MRSA is resistant to antibiotics, but it is not resistant to antiseptics. This is the most
powerful antiseptic. Usually within a week of treatment most wounds should be clean.

Improve overall health an... read more

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Healthday Article
Posted by Helene
Last Reply July 7, 2011 at 19:40
Started October 14, 2004 at 07:46
Drug-Resistant Infections on the Rise
By Kathleen Doheny
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDayNews) -- A bacterium that is becoming more resistant to first-line antibiotics is causing record numbers of skin infections in otherwise healthy children, according to a new study.

The bacterium, called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), is also emerging as a cause of pneumonia, which can be fatal. And while MRSA has been considered an uncommon cause of necrotizing fasciitis -- a rare bacterial infection, sometimes called "flesh-eating bacteria" -- another report documents 14 such cases in Los Angeles.

MRSA "has been a concern for a couple of decades," said Dr. Kevin Purcell, principal investigator of the first study and a health-care consultant for Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas.

While the bacterium used to affect primarily hospitalized patients, in the last few years more and more such infections are being detec... read more

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pvl mrsa
Posted by clarevera
Last Reply July 7, 2011 at 16:05
Started June 22, 2011 at 19:44
Hi I live in the UK and have been experiencing PVL symptoms for 18
months now. It took ages for it to be diagnosed and was only when I
took a swab myself and got it sent off that it was confirmed (under
the advice of a friend who had always said it was PVL as she works for
the HPA). I've been in hospital once with cellulitis. I have
decolonised regularly, my close contacts are all negative but I keep
getting recurrent infections. I am now getting multiple infections and
at the moment have three, including one on my face. I really don't
know what else to do. I feel like no-one, including my GP and a
dermatologist I was referred to, are taking it seriously. Can anyone
please help? I am currently on a combination of Clyndamicin and
Ryfampicin for a week. I am also taking Euchanacea for my immune
system but does anyone else have advice about immune system boosters?

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Posted by Vivian
Last Reply July 7, 2011 at 07:02
Started June 30, 2011 at 19:39
First off, thanks for hosting this site. Second, I am praying for everyone suffering from MRSA/MSSA. Mine by comparison is not bad (so far.)

Today I was diagnosed with MSSA. I developed crusty absesses inside my nasal cavity and shortness of breath 2 months ago after coming down with a really bad cold/sinusitis. I've had a noticeably itchy, sneezy nose for 2 yrs now (thought it was allergies), so I suspect that's how long I've been colonized.

I was prescribed Clindamycin 300mg 4 times a day for 7 days. I just completed 3 days and I don't see any improvement.
Question 1- Is it normal to take this long to see improvement?
The Dr just wants me to finish the meds and see how it goes.

To make things worse, my husband and I have been trying to have a baby for 1.5yrs with unexplained infertility (can't find anything wrong although we are 35 yrs old).
Question 2- Does anybody know if staph can affect fertility?
We're supposed to be starting our 2nd IVF cycle this Satur... read more

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Duration of MRSA colonization: Oxford Journals
Posted by Researcher
Last Reply July 3, 2011 at 08:57
Started July 3, 2011 at 08:57
Excerpt from Oxford Journals about duration of MRSA:

The duration of colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is not well defined. During 1564 admissions after a clinical culture or surveillance test positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, we retested patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization. During the first year after the positive culture result was obtained, 48.8% of the patients (95% confidence interval, 45.8%–51.7%) remained colonized; at 4 years, 21.2% of the patients (95% confidence interval, 13.1%–31.4%) remained colonized.

Full report

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Just checkin in
Posted by Nancy R
Last Reply July 3, 2011 at 04:47
Started July 2, 2011 at 22:52
Howdy, Peeps! I'm still MRSA free and happy to be back in life. It's not perfect, but at least its better. MRSA has become SO common, there is NO excuse for any GP not to immediately recognize the symptoms. Heck, I can remember when no one recognized the symptoms and everyone was getting bitten by "brown recluse spiders". You'd have thought we had a bad B movie going!

Hopefully, the medical community has now taken their heads out of the sand and finally acknowledged what we have known for years: its everywhere and sooner or later, you're gonna meet it first hand.

I see LadyK is still manning the watch and giving excellent information. Makes me feel very happy. She's truly the most dedicated person I know.

Happy Fourth of July to everyone. Play safely and for heaven's sake, stay of the ER!


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acne and garlic baths
Posted by abcdeb
Last Reply July 2, 2011 at 17:19
Started August 7, 2010 at 16:03
I’ve been troubled with acne for about the past six months or so (about three months after my last lesion, whatever that was). They’re “whiteheads” – my face, back, upper arms, thighs, and even places you’d never expect – three on my breast, for example. Who gets acne on their breast???? I NEVER had acne like this before my last lesion. Sometimes, I’ll have six on my face at one time! They seem to come in cycles. Had a blood test for hormonal levels – all normal. Also, just for details, had a hysterectomy a few months before the last lesion (thank goodness the hysterectomy was a complete success - had the hysterectomy in August, 2009, the last lesion at the beginning of November), but still have my ovaries. Went to two dermatologists who both said it was not related to MRSA, even though we never knew if I truly had MRSA (although because of these lab results, I probably did). Had one cultured (thank you, Ladyk) and here is what it said…Quantity: Rare (space) Staphylococcus ... read more

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MRSA Treatment
Posted by Mama Sheila
Last Reply July 1, 2011 at 12:01
Started July 1, 2011
I have had a hard time coming up with MRSA remedies that work. My daughter has been using Dr. Ohiras probiotic 12 with great success at keeping the MRSA at bay and helping her to heal quickly when she has an outbreak. She also uses Manuka honey which is used topically as a light antifungal.
The problem is she still has outbreaks. We want a cure not an antibiotic bandaid. We have learned that antibiotics can make the strain stronger and that is not what we want.
There are several natural remedies that include garlic and balacing the alkaline in your body.
If something has worked for you please let us know.
Maybe we can find a cure using the grassroots approach. Start collecting cures from your facebook friends or reporting what has worked for you. Lets keep this going, the medicinal approach does not seem to be the answer. Join Mama Sheilas collection of MRSA cures until we find a way to stop this disease. Peace, love and Gods blessings!

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2 and Half years with MRSA
Posted by Nova
Last Reply June 23, 2011 at 03:46
Started June 22, 2011 at 03:39
I'm 25 from US, I had MRSA for 9 months and did not know it. IT sucked
ass. I was living with my mother and had no job and I was barely
starting college. When my doctors finally figured out what it was and
that there was no cure. I cried I was depressed for days. I don't want
to live like this all my life. I have 32 scars on my ass and lower
thighs. For almost a year I hadn't had an outbreak. But now just two
days ago three painful bumps. 1 month an half of antiobiotics left me
with Candida and IBS syndrome. My body has never recovered. I'm scared
I think I may have given it one of my younger sisters. I'm scared I
have no insurance still. Neither does my sister. I'm scared because
what else will be messed up this time I try to get on medicaid and
take more antibiotics.

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mrsa contagion elements
Posted by ann
Last Reply June 22, 2011 at 19:54
Started June 20, 2011 at 23:51
my roommate has mrsa. how can i protect myself and my granddaughter from her when she comes to visit? the roommate has open sores and still thinks it is okay to hug and touch people and share makeup and lotions. please advise.

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Duration of MRSA colonization
Posted by Researcher
Last Reply June 21, 2011 at 08:29
Started June 21, 2011 at 04:20
I have been researching the duration of MRSA colonization on the internet. Many medical journals and articles in the internet say that the majority of people who are infected with MRSA or who are colonized with MRSA, the MRSA will go away in time. It might take months or many years for it to go away. There were a lot of studies done on the duration of MRSA colonization in a small sample of people. I read many articles stating that MRSA colonized people will stay colonized from just a few months to about 80 months.

Hospital admissions will have a policy that once MRSA colonized, infected or colonized, the person will always be a threat. But that goes against what is written and studied in medical journals.

I am going by what I read in the interent and their studies. So people, there is a hope that you will eventually get this superbug out of your system. One medical article stated the majority of people they studued that were MRSA colonized went away in time, spontaneously.

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MRSA - Job related
Posted by K Mom
Last Reply June 19, 2011 at 20:38
Started June 18, 2011 at 16:29
What if your manager at work covered up the fact that you contracted MRSA while on the job? It is a national company that repairs and cleans Fireman's suits. A woman that worked there repairing the suits is the one that infected our son. He handled the suits putting them back together after she had repaired them. The manager did not want to report the issue since he would have to inform all of the Fire dept's in North and South Carolina.

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Hibiclens Foam
Posted by jeneyj
Last Reply June 19, 2011 at 19:53
Started June 19, 2011 at 19:53
I find the easiest and most reasonable way to use Hibiclens is in a foam pump. Rather than spend more money on this convenience, just buy a regular bottle of Hibiclens and then use the pump dispenser from many of the soap products that come with the foam dispenser. Works great for me, and less waste.

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Delay removal of knee replacement?
Posted by JoJo
Last Reply June 17, 2011 at 12:50
Started June 13, 2011 at 18:35
Hello, my mother(76) has MRSA. She got it from a TNR in Feb 2010. For over 1 year we have been dealilng with the effects. She has han one revision and been treated with IV vanco for 6 weeks. The infection came raging back, and she was on Zyvox for 2 weeks. Her infectious disease doc told her this week that the knee must come out ASAP. Her othopedic doc has basically washed his hands of her and told us "he has only done 1 or 2 removals" ever and we should get someone who is more experienced at this. We got her into the doc he recommended and he told us today that she will need to wait 1 month without antibiodics to have the MRSA focus itself in her body on the knee replacement, then if she doesen't turn septic in the mean time, he can operate to remove the TNR and put in a spacer.

She is in such a poor state with a MRSA rash all over her body, a draining wound on her knee. In addition to the MRSA she has end stage congestive heart failure and sever renal failure. Has any o... read more

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I have MRSA... have you been cured?
Posted by Sue
Last Reply June 15, 2011
Started December 13, 2010 at 01:40
This forum has proven to provide quite a bit of useful information.

I am hoping people can share the stories of how they are now cured from MRSA as the number of those stories seem to be easily shadowed by stories of long term fights.

This all started with what looked to be a pimple that ended up growing quite large. I saw my PCP and was referred to urgent care to have it lanced and drained which was a failure and extremely painful.

Later went to the ER the following day and they tried to do the same but it was too painful. They admitted me and scheduled myself to have surgery.

The size of my mrsa abscess was now the size of a tennis ball and very painful. They operated that night and drained it. Incision was about 3 inches deep.

Once admitted I was placed on vancomycin however I hate an immediate reaction to the drug and I was switched to Zyvox via IV.

I just finished day 9 of being on Zyvox via IV and have 7 days of Zyvox 600mg twice a day. 7 days seems a li... read more

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How to prevent spreading among family members
Posted by Jennifer
Last Reply June 14, 2011 at 21:34
Started June 10, 2011 at 01:54
My 5 yr old son has just contracted mrsa and we are treating his first boil on his
knee. He is on antibiotics and I am using CRG on the infected area and keeping
it covered. I have three other children and am very concerned about it spreading.
I have washed all linens, towels, etc. I have bleach cleaned bathrooms and
surfaces, and steamcleaned floors. Im having everyone wash their hands with
peroxide and alcohol wipes. What else can I do? I've read through some posts
that suggest family members being tested to see who might also be colonized
carriers. Also, should I try to drain the pus at home or does that increase the
risk of contamination?
The doctor seemed unconcerned and told me not to "go crazy trying to
sterilize our environment" but I instinctively began to do just that as soon as I
got home! I'm lucky to have found this forum right away and I want to do
everything I can to help my son heal and protect the rest of our family.

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Please read
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply June 13, 2011 at 17:02
Started June 13, 2011 at 17:02

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simple treatment woks in two days and no pain
Posted by scott
Last Reply June 11, 2011 at 14:05
Started June 11, 2011 at 06:05
I thought about this for some time and tried it out and to my surprise and relief it worked. I couldnt afford to get medical leeches sent to me so I bought a container at my local bait and tackle shop. I used two different leeches to not re-infect area but with no pain and no side effects I had beat a mrsa out break in less than two days. Leeches have a anticoagulant which also disolved the hard knot often found around the infected area. Please give me feed back if you have similiar results.

Good luck

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Posted by BELL
Last Reply June 10, 2011 at 20:05
Started April 23, 2010 at 14:30

The Phage Center may claim 95% success rate with treating impossible to cure

The one in Georgia is most famous.
Georgia seems to have an agency in Tijuana, Mexico
You also have a Phage clinic in Poland.
And a few in Russia.

Type: Phage therapy or Phage center plus the country you look for.

Costs are between $4000 and $7000 without flight and accommodation and treatment
takes often about four weeks.

Inform yourself about this type highly successful treatment if you are in danger.
Most (also terminally ill declared) patients return cured.
Only few need to return for a follow up.

BL... read more

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