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My baby had MRSA
Posted by Shannon
Last Reply November 19, 2010 at 17:21
Started November 19, 2010 at 17:21
I have some concerns and was hoping someone here might have some answers. My now 13 month old baby girl ended up with MRSA last month. She had an abcsess in her groin area that had to be surgically removed. She spent a week in the hospital with fevers running at almost 105. The wound is now closed but she still has one hard part that just seems to stay that way. DR said it could take months for it to soften. Should I be concerned. I was told that she will forever have it and could easily get it again now. Is this true?

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Effective Treatment Without Antibiotics
Posted by JC
Last Reply November 16, 2010 at 15:43
Started November 16, 2010 at 06:24
I had a septic toe for over three months caused by MRSA. This is how I got rid of it without prescribed antibiotics. It began simple enough as a cut on the foot. Then the cut healed "funny" and a blister formed shortly thereafter. The blister went away then part of my foot and toe became septic and red, and then cellulitis set in. It was about this time that I decided to do something about it. (lol in retrospect) First I used bread and milk poltucies, potatoes, hot compresses, and elevation to draw the infection to a head. I then lanced the "head" and drained it. Being careful I made sure to keep the wound clean with hydrogen peroxide and to keep it covered. I also continued to try and draw the remaining infection out with continued poltucies and on occasion an epson salt soak. This worked out ok however it remained septic. This is when I started taking pau d' arco and oregon grape as well as high doses of vitamin C. I also stopped consuming white bread, sugar, caffeine, and saturat... read more

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I need some advice
Posted by couchmonkey
Last Reply November 16, 2010 at 07:09
Started November 6, 2010 at 07:07
I have had MRSA for 2 years now. I am 20 years old, and aside from
getting colds fairly often, I consider myself healthy. My doctor told
me I was colonized, I have taken nearly every kind of antibiotic. I
put the nasal cream inside my nose, taken bleach baths and wash my
hands frequently. The past year or so, my outbreaks have been less and
less extreme, with fewer trips to the hospital/doctor to have any
abscesses drained and stuffed. Id say its been about a year that I had
much trouble, and yet last week I noticed a spot, of course in one of
most humiliating places possible. After nearly a week of sitting on it
(literally) I couldnt take it any longer and went yesterday to the
hospital, where I was treated, and given antibiotics and such. When I
arrived at the hospital, I was only in pain, no fever. When I left the
hospital, on the drive home, I got a fever, and chills and could not
stop shivering for over an hour. I got a headache after awhile and
foug... read more

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help understanding MRSA
Posted by Echo
Last Reply November 13, 2010 at 06:41
Started November 11, 2010 at 05:22
hello my name is Echo and i am 20 years old.and besides the MRSA i consider myself to be in good health. i figure i should first of all start with my story and ask questions at the end. last spring around memorial day i woke up one morning with a bump on my right forarm. as the days went on this bump was getting larger and was very tender to the touch. i kept a bandaid on it but refused to go to the doctor to seek help for it because i was very stubborn.. adventually tho the pain from this bump grew to be just a little too much and was getting in the way of me enjoying everyday activities even though i didnt want to admit it. so i finally went to the doctor when my bump was about the size of a golf ball. entering the doctors office i thought for sure my bump was a spider bite. seeing i live very close to a large woods spiders are not uncommon for me to see. when i got into the office i told the doctor what i believed it was and he had no remaks to make against my observation. so he ... read more

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switched antibiotics/garlic
Posted by GINA
Last Reply November 5, 2010 at 08:58
Started November 4, 2010 at 10:16
Hello
Nsal mrsa 3rd time in two years.
Need some guidance and support. Feel awful. Depressed,

I am trying inhaling the garlic but still not better. I do not think I am doing it right .
Anyone else use this and how do you do it. Bob says not to boil it; ladyk said to boil it. Confused.

I felt better after 2 weeks on Biaxin and bactoban and had to stop them to be reswabbed . Awaiting results.
By the third day off antibiotics I had tiredness nausea and awful head pain back- no fungus smell in nose.

Now I am on again doxycycline and bactroban again and have to go off it to be retested next Monday when I see Inf Diseae. AFraid I will get worse. Had to lie down for days.
Is this normal ?

GINA




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MRSA IN FOOT HARDWARE REMOVED
Posted by Jlayn
Last Reply November 3, 2010 at 17:06
Started November 1, 2010 at 01:46
..IN JUNE BROKE LEG/ANKLE IN CAR WRECK. hOFFMANN DEVICE PLACED FOR 2 WEEKS I DEVELOPED INFECTION IN 3 DAYS. PLACED ON IV VANCO - 6 DOSES IN JULY. PLATES/SCREWS INSERTED ..DEVELOPED ANOTHER INFECTION 2 MONTHS LATER..POS. FOR MRSA...2 WEEKS AGO MY DOCTOR REMOVED THE HARDWARE. AND CULTURES IN WOUND BED POS. FOR MRSA. PLACED ON KEFLEX..NOW BACTRIM ..HAVE BEEN TAKING BACTRIM NOW FOR 5 DAYS. I FEEL LIKE TERRIBLE...FEVER, MALAISE, ACHES, HEADACHE, NAUSEA, NO ENERGY. THE WOUND IS STILL DRAINING ALOT OF PUS-YELLOW...MY STITCHES ARE RED AND WARM. WHAT IS GOING ON. MY QUESTION IS...HOW FAST CAN MRSA DEVELOP INTO A OSTEOMYELITIS? WHAT IS THE AVERAGE ADMISSION STAY FOR IV VANCO? I DONT KNOW WHY MY DOCTOR PUT ME ON VANCO IN JULY WITHOUT CONFIRMING MRSA..THEN ONLY GAVE ME 6 DOSES THEN STOPPED...SO CAN THAT AFFECT HOW IT WILL REACT TO MY MRSA NOW/ MY M.D. SEEMED TO BE TRYING TO HIDE THE FACT THAT IT WAS MRSA. KEEPS SAYING I AM A CARRIER AND EVERYTHING. I HAVE HAD 7 SURG. IN THE PAST A... read more

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Is more surgery actually gonna help?
Posted by Karen
Last Reply October 31, 2010 at 15:20
Started October 29, 2010 at 22:02
I have had 5 surgeries on my knee, 3 to remove the MRSA, and had a suggestion from a friend to have more. I currently have a 4in by 3in absess in my knee. But in all honesty it was a surgery that started this and I am actually scared! I know more surgeries will be necessary. I am missing the acl and possibly looking at a knee replacement. But why ask for more? Any suggestions would help!

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MRSA Reoccurance
Posted by WorriedTeen
Last Reply October 30, 2010 at 23:25
Started July 16, 2010 at 08:58
I have been experiencing symptoms of MRSA for the last week and a half, and am worried about the outcome of it. It's now in both arm pits and the pimple-like absesses are spreading aggressively throughout my right side very close to the breast line. I've had MRSA in the same spot in my right arm pit where they are, once again, beginning to appear. I had MRSA a month and a half ago and caught it through school pool usage. I immidietaly ceased all activities involving sharing working materials and now, after finishing my medication (One i can't remember the particular name ad Cephalexin) and following hygenic procedures, such as constant clean hands, The infection seems to be rapidly reapproaching it's prior, painful, state.

What is suggested I do about this. My immune system crashed right before i caught it due to a phlem-based pneumonia, and my body has a difficult time fighting diseases. Sudomethohexacolin was the other antibiotic i was perscribed.

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some garlic bulbs are not the same
Posted by edp
Last Reply October 29, 2010 at 13:33
Started October 27, 2010 at 22:09
I often see a garlic bulb where only one or two of the bigger cloves have epicotyl(green leaf) on the center. The rest are just like the smaller ones where you do not see any sprouts in them.Could it be that those bulbs of garlic were not fully irradiated? Do the larger ones remaining with green leaves can be used for treating mrsa?

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MRSA in mastoid / ear
Posted by Steve
Last Reply October 27, 2010 at 17:18
Started October 26, 2010 at 22:07
I have been on antiobiotics for about 9 months. I just finished 30 days on Bactrim DS with drainage returning prior to finishing the Rx. This infection started with an emergency room stay, after a car accident, over 1.5 years ago. Now the ENT wants me to consult with another physician for possible Mastoidectomy. Shouldn't the next step be to visit an Infectious Disease physician to consider a more assertive focus on the MRSA? This is starting to really take a toll on me. It may not be related, but it seems that any cuts or bruises are taking much longer to heal? Any suggestions?

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MRSA on Kids
Posted by Jen
Last Reply October 26, 2010 at 20:41
Started October 25, 2010 at 15:13
Hello, everyone. I have a seven-year-old boy, John, and a 5 year-old girl, Hannah, both of whom keep getting the little MRSA "pimples" around their mouths- on the chin, upper lip...sometimes on their nose. My son had it badly on his ear this summer- it even started spreading to a lymph gland and he had to go on antibiotics. Since then, both children have been battling off these little "bumps."

I keep the affected areas treated with StaphASeptic 3 x /day and have started giving them Manuka honey 3 X /day, as well as Vitamin C. If I fail to keep the Staph-A on the affected areas, they will usually sprout a new bump within a few days, or a rash. I immediately put the ointment back on and it stops.

I know this is MRSA because my husband has also been battling it for the past 2 years, and we have to keep his in check with Bactroban and 2.5 pH water (used in Japanese hospitals- yes, it really DOES treat MRSA wounds successfully!).

My concern is understandably increasing. I ... read more

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mrsa third time any suggestions
Posted by GINA
Last Reply October 26, 2010 at 12:27
Started October 22, 2010 at 12:25
Hello

I am posting a question regarding getting mrsa for the third time in two years.
I think the first two times were from a hospital setting post surgery.
In July I had a colonoscopy, but I had three clears for mrsa by August 23

Last week OCTOBER, I was told I have it again- this nasal mrsa.

I also read waxing can be a culprit and wondered if anyone had any ideas on this. The CDC has a page on their website and a study in Netherlands I googled also states waxing can be a culprit.

I havw PIDD (inherited) which is an immune disease (subject to sinus to bronchitis to pneumonia ) and am treated weekly with gammaglobulin (plasma.
ANy ideas appreciated.
GINA

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Please help me understand MRSA
Posted by Natalie
Last Reply October 23, 2010 at 19:04
Started October 23, 2010 at 04:01
I'm a fifteen year old girl and terribly worried. I was diagnosed with MRSA October 12th. I have 2 wounds, one on my groin region and one on the back of my thigh. On the 12th, I was prescribed Bactrim for ten days and Mupirocin. I took this Bactrim twice daily and applied the Mupirocin twice daily as well. On the ninth day, I woke up covered in a head to toe rash and went straight to Doctor's Care. They told me to stop taking the Bactrim immediately and then if the rash wasn't gone in four days then to come back. Well, that night I started having terrible itching which caused me to not be able to sleep. I went straight to the ER. They gave me a shot of Vistaril and I am now taking Prednisone daily along with Atarax one to two times daily for the itching. As of now, my two MRSA spots look a good bit better, but not completely. I'm still itching a bit as well. I'm incredibly worried about those spots scarring or more MRSA spots coming back in the future. Is the fact that I didn't comp... read more

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Been MIA
Posted by Nancy R
Last Reply October 22, 2010 at 03:36
Started October 11, 2010 at 16:34
Howdy Peeps:

Whereas I try to check in every few weeks, its been crazy around here. My husband of 42 years had a heart attack back in December of last year and is having more problems. He had to be admitted to Johns Hopkins last week for stent work and has to go back this Thursday for even more.

I always hate having to go to any hospital due to my own horrendous experience, and having my husband have intrusive heart surgery involving even more stents is really hard for me to take. I had so many bad experiences with artificial implants it scares me to death know how much hardware he now has in his artery. He has 8 stents in one artery and a bypass. He also has a pacemaker.

The fear of MRSA is so strong that I have to check my emotions at the door. I know he has to have the stents done or else its another bypass.

I don't think we ever get over the emotional scars from MRSA. We may be able to push it back in our minds, but its always there.



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U S customs and MRSA
Posted by Terri
Last Reply October 22, 2010 at 03:14
Started September 27, 2010 at 17:36
Having some trouble finding info regarding exiting us to usvi (us customs). Will they ask about MRSA and will I be required to present a "clean bill of health"? Just trying to make sure nothing gets in the way of my "recovery vacation". Have been off Cubicin for two weeks and no new symptoms.

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MRSA and Workplace
Posted by Bonnie
Last Reply October 20, 2010 at 20:21
Started October 20, 2010 at 15:22
I recently was sent home from work due to a situation that got blown out
of promotion. Another employee saw a scab on my knee and started
hollering OOOOHH you have MRSA. The boss called me in the office and
sent me home due to heresay. My boss said, go to the Doctor and get an
excuse that you can return to work. So now I am sitting at home, due to
this outlandish situation due to another emloyee running away with this
information. Can he legally send me home without pay due to this
situation.

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Officially 4 YEARS FREE FROM MRSA!!!
Posted by nyker
Last Reply October 13, 2010 at 21:42
Started February 22, 2010 at 08:02
I just celebrated 4 years free from MRSA!!! I have had no outbreaks since Feb. 14th
(what a Valentine's Day that was!) 2006. Please see my posts under Nyker. I still use
hibclense on a regular basis, and I'm vigilant about hand washing, etc. I know it can
come back, and I believe my vigilance has contributed to my success. I thank God for the
wonderful infectious disease specialist I visited about my second bout with mrsa.

I wish you all the best---and do not despair. Also, do lots of research. I just know
what has worked for me. Ignore the naysayers and know-it-alls---or at least ask them
how long have they been successful in warding off MRSA. All the best!!!

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Introducing LindaA - Herbalist
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply October 12, 2010 at 06:45
Started October 6, 2010 at 16:10

I would like to introduce LindaA to those of you who have not had the pleasure of meeting her yet.

LindaA has been a long term poster on forum who has been on hiatus. She is an adept Herbalist, and greatly helpful in assisting us with immune support. Please help me in welcoming her back, and supporting her in her quest to help others live a healthier lifestyle. As with all of us on forum who give of our time freely, please utilize resources with patience in mind.

Welcome LindaA! So glad to have you back on board.

Best wishes,
ladyk


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Bactroban Ointment
Posted by caringaj
Last Reply October 11, 2010 at 19:32
Started October 9, 2010 at 06:33
I had two bad bouts of MRSA 6 years ago. Boils, 2 hospitalization, lancing of the boils, Vncomyacin IV's, and other very strong antiobiotics. My doctor gave me an RX for Bactroban (Municipron) Ointment and told me to swab my nose every few days. I have been swabbing about 2 to 3 times a week, and had not had an outbreak in 6 years, I have never tried garlic, or any herbs as discussed on this forum. The Bactroban ointment seems to have worked for me.

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I have MRSA, What do I need to know?
Posted by Britney
Last Reply October 9, 2010 at 04:23
Started October 9, 2010 at 03:47
HELP!!!!I Had a baby C-sec and 2 weeks later found out I have mrsa in my c-sec. I've been on antibiotics for a month now and they're putting me on another one for two more weeks. There's no way this can be good for me in the long run. I was always told that to much antibiotics is bad for you. I don't know much about mrsa but I've heard that I can treat this with natural medications...can anyone help with this? Will I always have this? I there a Dr. out there that can help me with this? I have no boils or bumps, just a small hole.

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