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I may have MRSA
Posted by Sean.
Last Reply May 27, 2011 at 21:56
Started May 27, 2011 at 08:19
About 2-3 weeks ago, my daughter caught mrsa from her granfather. The
doctor gave her antibiotics and the wound went away.

about 5 days ago, I developed a pimple on my chest. Which is kind of
rare for me. I usually get them on my back. It doesn't hurt or
anything but never developed a head. Im scared it might be mrsa
because my daughter had it. I have no health insurance and can't
afford the thousands of dollars they'll charge me to treat.
I just crushed some raw non-irradiated garlic with a few sprinkles of
water and let it sit for about 20 minutes. I applied this directly to
my pimple.

How long should I do this for? and How long should I keep the garlic
on my pimple before I can wash it off?

I currently have a band aid over it with a few small pieces of garlic
on top of it. I first let a paper towel soak in the juices and applied
that to my pimple.

when the rest of the crushed garlic, I swallowed it down with a glass
of water.

Thank you,

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Posted by mrsakilla
Last Reply May 22, 2011 at 04:13
Started April 15, 2011 at 22:16
So I went to a new derm(5th doctor) and this is what they told me I had(folliculitis). I have a few other post on here but im still a little confused on this. I have had three test, once done every month.

1) Showed gram-positve cocci with no growth
2) No growth, no organisms
3) No growth, no organisms

Before I get out of my depression stage and finally know for sure that im safe and in the clear my new derm said I do not have mrsa and am not contagious. Is she correct? I don't want to infect anyone. Are these just irritated hair folocules?

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I have a few questions
Posted by Messuvajess
Last Reply May 21, 2011 at 17:02
Started May 21, 2011 at 13:03
I first got MRSA last August. It started as a boil on my buttocks. Went to the doc,
they cultured it showed that Bactrim would take care of it. I took a 7 day
prescription and it cleared up. It came right back about 2 weeks later. Went back
to my doc and got more bactrim and this time talked to a pharmacist who told
me about hibiclens. I took that 7 day prescription of bactrim and showered with
hibiclens. Then it came back about a month or so later. This time went to a
infectious disease doc and he gave me a 14 day prscription to some medicine
that I can't remember the name of all of a sudden and he also gave me the
prescription of bactroban ointment for my nose. I took the prescriptions and put
the cream in my nose and showered with hibiclens for 2 weeks. That was in
October of 2010. In February of this year it came back. This time I went back to
my regular doc because I couldn't get in with the infectious disease doc and she
gave me more bactrim and bactrob... read more

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MRSA Found In Meat Supply
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply May 20, 2011 at 18:29
Started May 20, 2011 at 16:01

Scientists find MRSA in supermarket meats
May 12, 2011

[The report was published in the May 11 online edition of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

For the study, Zhang's team purchased 289 raw meat samples, including 156 beef, 76 chicken and 57 turkey samples, from 30 grocery stores in Detroit from August 2009 through January 2010.]


Food Safety Education (Cook thoroughly!)
Steaks & Roasts - 145 F
Fish - 145 F
Pork - 160 F
Ground Beef - 160 F
Egg Dishes - 160 F
Chicken Breasts - 165 F
Whole Poultry - 165 F
http://www.fsis.usda... read more

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I have a few questions
Posted by Katoo1
Last Reply May 19, 2011 at 03:56
Started May 18, 2011 at 04:28
We went camping last May and I got a couple of mosquito bites on my
right leg. I know they were mosquito bites as I swatted the
mosquitoes on my leg after we got our trailer parked. There were 4
bites. They itched like crazy and would not heal. By October, still
not healed, they were rock hard lumps. By January, both shins were
covered in a rash which is when I finally took it to my doctor. He
treated me for scabies, twice, which did nothing. By then I had the
furiously itching rash on my forearms, too. 2 weeks ago, one of the
orginal bites abscessed. I went to the doctor where he cut it and
drained it, and took a culture. He sent me to a dermatologist that
works in the same office who took one look and said, "that's staph."
One look at something that had baffled my doctor since January. It
just didn't occur to me that it was anything to worry about, because
other than ugly and itchy, I felt fine.

Yesterday, the culture results were in and I ... read more

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8mo daughter has MRSA
Posted by Sean B.
Last Reply May 19, 2011 at 03:00
Started May 18, 2011 at 04:48
Late april, my daughters grandfather caught MRSA. He was on
antibiotics and it just barely healed a few days ago. with in that
first week my daughter was at his house and caught MRSA. its a small
abscess on her thigh. the doctor has her on trimethorprim and its been
a solid 7 days she has been on antibiotics. How long will it be before
I can stop bleaching the tub everytime she bathes, or let her cuddle
with me in bed.??

Her soar never really turned into a soar. It started as a pimple and
since her grandfather had it, I decided to get it checked out. The
doctors put her on antibiotics before they could even get a culture.
the culture came back yesterday with *LIGHT TRACES OF MRSA*.

what exactly does that mean?? and also, my daughter never developed a
fever or showed any signs or symptoms of mrsa, Just the pimple.
Its become really scary and Im starting to feel myself turn into a
Howard Hughes like germaphobe.

I change her band aid 2 times daily with ... read more

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Update on son: Seeing specialist today!
Posted by Jenni
Last Reply May 18, 2011 at 20:36
Started May 17, 2011 at 15:00
After being seen for the past 3-4 yrs by a less than competent dr. we got an appt. with a specialist. Found out original Dr. never even cultured it. (which we will have done today) Usually the dr. requires the culture to be done and confirmed MRSA before he even sees you, and I know results won't be in for awhile, but we are keeping appointment anyway so we can at least talk to Dr. and he can see the sores on his legs. Hopefully he will be on the road to recovery soon!

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Brother In Law Has Mrsa
Posted by Chris
Last Reply May 17, 2011 at 15:19
Started May 16, 2011 at 01:31
My Brother in law has Mrsa, He has had it for a few years and it will go away and come back. I have 2 kids that like to go visit my sister and Her husband, They keep telling me that he is not contagious and that you have to be a host to get it. He says he is not a host so how did he get it? Is that true that you have to be a host to get it? Should I not let my kids go over there?

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My 10 year old daughter
Posted by Tanya
Last Reply May 15, 2011 at 03:20
Started December 4, 2010 at 02:21
I was told today that my 10 yr. old daughter ahs MRSA. Last week, right before Thanksgiving she was lathargic, had chills, and a low apettite. It appeared as if she had, what I thought was a preteen pimple. It worsened for the next 4 days with her lip and face starting to swell until my husband and I discovered a boil in her nose. It drained and oozed. When we took he rto the doctor the next day she drained the remander, took a culture in her nose and sent us to a pediatric ENT. She is on a ten day 3x/day round of Cleocin Pediatric and Mupirocin. Since taking the meds for four days now, she is alomost back to her old self.The MD said something about it has "colonized?" and that she would be a carrier for life. she said use a wahcloth/towel only once, no baths, no more sharing a bed with her sister. I have so many questions. Can she ever go to a sleepover? Can she go camping with her Girl Scout troop? Who do I inform and when i.e. school, other parents, Can she visit her newborn ... read more

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mrsa in urine
Posted by mindy
Last Reply May 14, 2011 at 05:55
Started February 10, 2008
i have had mrs in urine.been and still on bactrium-sulfur now.........not sure if i should be home with and sister have low immune systems,,should i be in hosp. or nursing home

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Questions on garlic vs MRSA
Posted by jamie
Last Reply May 12, 2011 at 16:15
Started May 7, 2011 at 01:11
Ive read a lot of posts on here since being diagnosed with MRSA about 10 days ago. Luckliy the bactrim I took 7 days has seemed to help for now. I have about a half an inch hole in my leg thats itchy but no more swelling. My daughters small abscess is also healing nicely on her round of bactrim.

Now the big test.. will it come back? I have heard so much positive feedback on Garlic. Bob Anderson swears on it and Bob I do appreciate your posts. Can Bob or someone else tell me where exactly i can find this specific garlic? I went to the local grocery only to split it and find no green leaves. Also, when i do get some.. how much do i use in the bath for myself and also my ten month old?? Do I include more garlic in my diet as well?


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Need Advice/Help for Son
Posted by Jenni
Last Reply May 10, 2011 at 17:36
Started May 9, 2011 at 17:49
My 22 yr old son has had MRSA skin eruptions for the past 3-4 yrs. At first he thought they were spider bites, but then when they just wouldn't stop, he saw a Dr. who said it was MRSA. He has taken antibiotics to clear them up, but new ones always pop up, mostly on his legs. Now I find out he has had an ear infection since January that won't clear up. He has taken several courses of antibiotics, but still has it. I don't know if this could be MRSA related or not, but I'm concerned. Five yrs ago he had a traumatic brain injury and was hospitalized for over a month; was intubated, had feeding tube in stomach, and other invasive procedures and I think this is where the MRSA came from, because it was within the next yr or so that this started. The ear that is infected now is on the same side of his head that had the injury, and the same ear which he bled from at the time of the accident. I don't know if this means anything, but I am very concerned and don't really know what to do. He's ... read more

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HELP Long term mrsa effects???
Posted by Kari
Last Reply May 10, 2011
Started April 20, 2011 at 01:18
I had mrsa back in May of 2010. I was on lots of oral meds. Finally the
wound tested negative, however I still have pain in my leg from my hip
to my foot. I have been nerve doctor who said I had a bad nerve in my
leg and put me on more meds. I have told them they do not help sent me
to a pain dr to have a nerve block done this made the problem worse. Now
I have muscle aches and muscle spasm in my leg. What should I do now???
Never have had my blood work done to check any levels never seen an
infection doctor... any ideas?? I hope Im not stuck with this pain Im
only 28.... :(

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Prolonged Fever/Sinus
Posted by L
Last Reply May 9, 2011 at 01:10
Started May 6, 2011 at 18:13
I've been running a fever since January. Finally found what they thought was source of fever in March--inflamed sinus cavity. I underwent sinus surgery to have it cleaned out and a few other sinus things fixed 3 weeks ago. The fever (hovers around 100) remains. I had a Gram Stain and Culture of the sinus cavity done on Wednesday. I just go the Gram Stain results: Gram Positive Cocci with heavy growth and rare white blood cells and rare epithelial cells. The culture results should be ready Monday. My antibiotic has been switched to Augmentin.
What could these Gram Stain results mean?

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Mom and baby diagnosed w MRSA
Posted by Jamie
Last Reply May 8, 2011 at 21:27
Started May 6, 2011 at 03:05
Hello. My name is Jamie. I am a 25 yr old mother of three. I had a group of small
red bumps on my shin for a few weeks. They seemed to flare up more after a hot
shower and I would always scratch to relieve myself. I don't know if this rash of
pin head sized bumps had any relation to my devastating diagnosis but that's
where the problem still resides.

I noticed about 2 weeks ago a pimple on my shin. Day 2 it was red and
swollen. I figured it was a boil bc I've had boils before. In 2006 I had one on my
outer thigh and one about two months later under my armpit. For those I drained
them myself and never saw a doctor for them. Anyway day 3 the pain started if
the site was touched or rubbed clothing. Since I drained the other two , I figured
this was the same. I waited for a head to pop it but it never came. Day 4 was
awful, pain up my leg, couldn't walk. I almost called 911 but didn't want to scare
the kids so I promised I'd go the next day. That morning I d... read more

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Question for Bob
Posted by Amanda
Last Reply May 8, 2011 at 03:40
Started May 8, 2011 at 03:12
I have read your post on the garlic and I have staph on my finger. We have garlic growing all through our yard and some bigger pieces growing in a field beside us. Would this be a good kind of garlic to use?

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On the way out the door...
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply May 8, 2011 at 03:20
Started May 7, 2011 at 17:59
In my business the peak season is almost upon us and so most of my time will now have to be devoted to other matters so I will be making fewer posts, if any, over the next few months.

My experience spurred me to learn all I could about garlic and in doing so attended lectures by three of the most knowledgeable scientists in the world about garlic and also had extensive personal discussions with them. I learned from the best and I understand how garlic works and why no bacteria can become immune to it (see below). This is very valuable information which I think people are entitled to know, that is why I accepted Lady K's invitation to post, so I could teach others what I have learned and let them make of it what they will.

It's an educational thing.

Patients have a right to know about these things, as do doctors and, yes, we are allowed to discuss these things in a free and open society.

There is already enough information posted on enough aspects of using garlic so tha... read more

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YMCA (mrsa song )
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply May 8, 2011 at 01:25
Started May 8, 2011 at 01:25
I think you will find that this originally manifested from a Scottish hospital (Oban) the words have been diffrently re-arranged but it was the same idea ...........i think this one was more tastefully done rather than the pantomine Oban created for laugh's !!!!!!!!!

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'Storm' required viewing
Posted by Big Pharma is a Myth - Get Real!
Last Reply May 6, 2011 at 20:20
Started May 6, 2011 at 07:13
Everyone needs to check this out:

Yes, there are some rude, expletive words, be forewarned if you are a delicate and wilting little flower that may be 'offended'...

Just sit back, watch, listen, spend 10 minutes of your time learning some reality.

Watch the WHOLE thing, rewatch if needed, THEN you may discuss :)

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Please help me
Posted by Danyel Roark
Last Reply April 29, 2011 at 02:48
Started April 26, 2011 at 03:56
Re: Just got MRSA
Reply #4 by Danyel Roark Posted: April 26, 2011 at 03:39
Hi my name is Danyel and I had a c section in 2007 and shortly After my. Chin.
Swelled up really bad on my face and it that time I had no insurance so when I
did get approved for coverage it seemed to be to late. It took 4 months to get
insurance and another 5 weeks. for an appointment he immediately knew what it
was and I did all types of meds and scrubs they did not work my face swelled
nobody would like at me I hated myself for what my kids will have to get through
I went to a plastic surgeon no help there it help with my face. Then it spread
between my legs. They did surgery. Again and it got infected then my face then
too. Then a general surgeon thought he could help drained it no good again.
samething so he did it again in the hospital and while I begged to be put under
he said no it's a simple procedure that I will be ok during the surgery it went
wrong I started feeling piano ... read more

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