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mrsa and sex
Posted by michael d
Last Reply March 24, 2017 at 03:49
Started March 26, 2008 at 16:45
I had sex with a woman who has MRSA a year ago. Intercourse, Kissing etc.etc.... I have not exhibited any infections, breakouts or anything that looks like the photos ON THE internet.I Should have myself tested. I know.If you were me would you refrain from any future encounters with this particular woman or any other woman, until I HAVE been tested.ANY info regardind this is appreciated. THANX

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MRSA TWITCHING
Posted by Tasha
Last Reply March 24, 2017
Started March 3, 2013 at 19:16
My fiance' was had a boil on his leg and went to the Hospital back in November 2012. The doctor had to cut his leg in two different places to help release the pressure and drainage associated with the infection. The wound has healed since then, but nothing is better. His leg has these horrible twitches. I CAN SEE HIS LEG TWITCH WITH MY OWN EYES, AND IT SCARES ME TO DEATH! Does anyone know why this is happening? He says it's so painful, and I'm scared because I don't know what to do for him. Please help!

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Trying to Understand What Happened
Posted by Kate
Last Reply March 24, 2017
Started June 1, 2016 at 11:50
Back in 2012, I had a small bump on my thigh that itched. I scratched it and it
seemed to go away. But, shortly thereafter, it came back with a vengeance. I tried
draining it on my own, but it kept getting worse. I knew without a doubt I needed
help when it was a hot humid August day, and I was wearing four layers of
clothes. Redness had spread around half one side of my thigh. My sister drew a
circle around it and said if it changed by morning to go to the doctor. The
redness spread more, and so I went. The doctor gave me antibiotics and redrew
a circle. Come back tomorrow if no change. It got worse. So, my mother took
me back, where the boil looking center was drained. My mother said they cut
deep into my leg to scrape out all the infection. The small (pencil eraser size) but
deep looking hole was filled with what the doctor called antibiotic tape (he packed
over a foot of tape into it). A shot in the hip and antibiotics followed. Every other ... read more

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Cleaning up MRSA
Posted by Stephanie
Last Reply March 17, 2017 at 04:00
Started September 13, 2011 at 13:47
I understand MRSA can live on surfaces, is that correct? If so, for how long? I can't even imagine all the surfaces in my home I have touched between contracting it and being diagnosed.
I am uncertain how often to clean up to know that I have gotten rid of as much of it as I can. Must the MRSA drainage from an open wound touch something or is it simply on the skin and anything or anyone I touch can pick it up? Even pets?
Also, I work at a fabric store, I have touched hundreds of fabric bolts, not to mention cash registers, shelves, items, etc. Can I reinfect myself from that? (And my furniture is of course, fabric, how does one cleanse that?)
I have noticed people mention bleach and also garlic water to clean up the home after an MRSA outbreak. I prefer garlic over bleach. How strong of a compound of garlic and water will work?
I fear the antibiotics won't work after seeing the problems people are having. If they do work, I fear re-occurance and re-infection so I want to try a... read more

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MRSA WON'T GO AWAY NO MATTER WHAT ANTIBIOTIC
Posted by Tristan Byars
Last Reply March 16, 2017 at 08:11
Started March 14, 2017 at 09:30
Im tristan, 16 years old.
I have had a CR severe,terrible past few months with
a severe and worsening MRSA infection. I first got
an abscess about 3 inches wide on my left eye and
after being given 4 antibiotics it started going
away. As soon as I started this medication Bactrim
it started hurting my back so on the third day it
was bad enough I went to the hospital. I asked for a
MRI or CT scan knowing that this would detect the
pain and thathe an x ray would not see my problem
considering the pain was internal feeling like my
organs almost were in pain. Still they took me off
my Bactrim and sent me off telling me to take
ibuprofen and Tylenol together as needed. Anot her 2
weeks go by and the pain is so bad in my back that I
can't even move out of bed without bursting in tears
from the sheer pain. I go back to the hospital and
the doctor basically sees me for 2 minutes pokes my
back and hurts me and when I move he calls it a
muscle spasm and sen... read more

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teeth and zyvox
Posted by Franka60
Last Reply March 13, 2017 at 06:58
Started March 30, 2006 at 01:24
I am about to finish a 28 day run of zyvox. I have also had 19 fourteen day coarse of zyvox.@ year aniversery with HA MRSA only 32 days away. After 3 to 4 days of zyvox I begin to have incredable build up of plaque on my teeth. I floss daily and brush with electric brush. Wife works in dental field they say this problem is not listed as side effect for zyvox but can clearly see it does effect me. Any one else have this problem?

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MRSA & Memory Loss
Posted by Incognito
Last Reply February 20, 2017 at 15:17
Started February 2, 2012 at 05:52
In 2007 I developed a systemic MRSA infection that shut down my immune system. About a month later, I developed Mono and was put on a long list of medications and complete bed rest for 2 1/2 months. Over the next three years I continued to have MRSA skin and soft tissue infections and also had pneumonia each year. Finally, in 2011 I only had one minor MRSA infection, but had drug resistant pneumonia twice for a total of four months. I'm glad to be rid of the skin infections; however, my memory seems to be shot.

Do long-term MRSA infections contribute to or cause dementia or alzheimer's type symptoms?


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Bacteriophages against MRSA
Posted by Peter V. Williams
Last Reply February 11, 2017 at 18:46
Started February 11, 2017 at 18:46
I know very well phage therapy treatment from Georgia, but I found
much more. Some of them use bacteriophage cocktail
(www.intralytix.com, www.phagoburn.eu) or even phage vaccines against
mrsa (www.immlab.com). Maybe this could be the solution to the
future.

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Fkmrsa
Posted by Rlene
Last Reply February 6, 2017 at 15:52
Started February 1, 2017 at 03:51
I just wanted to share this because
it might help someone. .i know you'll
think im crazy but people think im
crazy anyways soo here goes..i have
found one thing that stops mrsa pain
and kills boils faster than anything
else I've tried. .and that is old
urine. .just pee in any old glass jar
and let it sit for a few days the
longer the better..it stinks terrible
but it works. .soak Bandana in it and
wrap the urin soaked bandanna around
wher the pain is and the pain stops
almost instantly. Also rub it on the
boils as often as you can and do not
use soap to wash the boils only urin
and rinse with garlic water..I
promise it helps alot especially if
you are poor and uninsured.

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Garlic Scars
Posted by Rahul
Last Reply February 3, 2017 at 10:06
Started January 27, 2017 at 07:39
2 weeks before I've applied garlic on my
acne. ..and left it for just half an
hour..After that my skin started burning
up..and as I washed my face I saw tht my
acnes were split nd tht portion got black.
.I've applied nomarks cream..I've applied
honey too but it's not going ..and it's
looks very bad ..what should I do..Please
help

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aggressive mrsa
Posted by mike
Last Reply February 1, 2017 at 04:18
Started April 24, 2013
most people on this forum have the "normal" form of mrsa which is found in hospitals.
but there are many agressive strains which are genetically altered forms

an agressive form is found in "ICE" users,Ice being a form of metamphetamine produced by genetically alter bacteria.this drug can only be produced in a sophisticated laboratory.
it is this form that continues to be be genetically modified.

currently "they" have produced strains of mrsa tha induce atrial fibrillation, heart attack, stroke as well as tissue eating strains and strains that turn your skin into leather and infect etire muscle groups.

mrsa is being added to marijuana as a delivering system ."they " have also created throat viruses that carrying the mrsa into your system. this method of delivery is used for introducing atrial fibrillation, heart attacks and strokes.

so i suggest that one never smoke pot without knowing where it came from and the person you offers it.

also if you have politcial at... read more

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2 ointments...
Posted by Ant
Last Reply February 1, 2017 at 03:42
Started May 24, 2013 at 13:06
I've had several outbreaks on my forehead over the last few years. I've been given
bactrim and been sent on my way. This time with a new doctor I was prescribed:

Doxycycline (take 2x daily)
Mupirocin ointment (2x daily)
Clindamycin ointment (2x daily)
Hibaclens (wash area with hibiclens daily)

I'm at a loss as to how I am supposed to put 2 different ointments on the area 2x
daily. Has anyone had experience with these ointments? With doxycycline?
Because this is on my face above my eyebrow id appreciate any advice or tips. I
was thinking about just using the mupirocin until its healed and then using the
clindamycin as a preventative measure. I've been given several refills and was
told to continue using the ointments forever!


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My Infectious Disease Specialist Says......
Posted by nyker
Last Reply February 1, 2017
Started March 31, 2006 at 08:08
I have a post from around 3/23 called Misdiagnosis and Maintenance if you'd like to get background regarding my story.

I had a one hour consultation with my ID, and wanted to know if I should get vanco rather than septra in order to completely knock out mrsa. I had a horrific break out on my face last month. The ID was emphatic in stating that with my MRSA (on the skin, not in the blood or lungs) vanco is NOT effective for decolonization. He said vanco should be used in many different situations, but not this type. There are patients that do vanco and may never have another break out, but they are still decolonized.

Here's some hope for those of you suffering regular/constant boil problems: The ID, who is the chief of infectious disease at a huge hospital, states that he has had patients decolonize, and that the vast majority of his patients, when practicing this regiment, have never had mrsa breakouts return, whether they are decolonized or not. Here's what he says to... read more

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I have mrsA in my hip
Posted by Patricj
Last Reply January 29, 2017 at 15:58
Started January 29, 2017 at 06:18
I have a prosthetic hip and i have had mrsa 3 times and this time i am
not sure how i got it again is a mystery. I had fallen on ice about 6
times and i didnt feel bad at all. We i went to work taking care of
horses and i came home and i walked 3 miles. I came home and i went to
bed and around 2 am. It woke me up. I yelled cried and screamed. My hip
was so swollen. I went to er tbey gave me a wrong diagnosis two times
even though my ortho told me to go. Police came and then rescue. Went to
er. They accused me of pill seeking i told tbem my temp hit 103. I
couldnt move my leg at all. So wben i moved it witb my hand. My hip
started pouring yellow stuff all over my floor. It was gross. Er dr said
nothing wrong after my ortho dr drew 120 cc of infection. This will be
over 15 hip surgeries. I hope someone can help me. They say tbey may
have to break my femur to get rod out put spacers in and not put hip
back in cause he said i had so many. I have been to rehab p... read more

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no surgeon will operate with MRSA in system
Posted by carol
Last Reply January 29, 2017 at 03:05
Started November 21, 2009 at 23:29
had rt hip replacement in may09, went very well
may 09 caught from someone whooping cough, pneumonia, mrsa
left hip went suddenly in may 09, now need hip replacement
no mrsa in hips, had fluid tests
NO SURGEON WILL OPERATE WITH MRSA having been in system, since it stays. too dangerous--icu or crippled--COULD GO INTO already replaced hip
go to infectious doctor regularly, test picked up mrsa AGAIN IN AUG 09, medicine again
told back has very bad degenerative disease, ready to go anytime. WHAT to do continue to lay in bed, doing only basic necessities until can't move??

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Slowly Dying?
Posted by Sophia Lanza
Last Reply January 26, 2017 at 03:52
Started January 1, 2016 at 01:18
im only 19. i can only search on the internet so much about my
health. so to make this short about 8 months ago i got cellulitus
on my left leg, i thought it was a spider bite. but ever since
then ive been getting more and more. then it stopped for a while
then i got shingles 2 months ago on my face. the shingles attacked
my face nerves and now i have bells palsy. i woke up with my lip
huge and double in size and im sitting here with a giagantic lip
which the dr said it was cellulitus but i think shes wrong and its
mrsa. my jaw is in so much pain under my lip i feel like my face
is just gonna explode. trying to find answers about whats
happening to me. i am falling apart and i dont know where to turn
to. i am so deppressed from all of this. im at the point where if
thus doesnt go away or i keep waking up every morning somthing new
wrong im gonna end it all. please someone help me figure out whats
wrong with me!

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Fkmrsa
Posted by Rlene
Last Reply January 25, 2017 at 23:52
Started January 25, 2017 at 14:03
Add anther one to the troops
contracted mrsa via a junkie with a
tattoo gun and a very bad decision on
my part..took doxycycline for three
months it helped at first but then
mrsa begain to spread to my face and
armpit my leg is where it started
huge boils spreading fast...I gave up
on the antibiotics and the doctors.
.I began a holistic approach. .vegan
mostly raw food diet ..drinking
distilled water,vitamin c ,urine
therapy.raw garlic, colidiol silver,
raw hunny, essential oils, I'm better
my face has cleared but my leg still
hurting an veins in leg swollen and
dark almost black color ,rash on
feet,a boil on my thigh I've had
since December, seems like mrsa is
like a web or a fleet of alien space
ships there is the main boil the one
I call mother ship and all the babies
are shooting off it..the mother ship
is hardest to kill..I find garlic and
urin and colidial silvet best for
treatment of boils and high doses of
vitamin c and ra... read more

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Critique My Garlic Bath Method
Posted by Brian J
Last Reply January 25, 2017 at 05:04
Started January 24, 2017 at 05:12
I ask for the critique as I'm having mixed results.
Been reading the garlic (and many other) post on this forum for a
few weeks now. After having molluscum then staph for about a year
and a half now (and trying multiple clinical and holistic
strategies) I figure it's time to give garlic a shot.
I bought 7 bulbs of music toughneck garlic from a local organic
shop that grows it themselves, it was all they had left. The
'music' strand of garlic seems hot when I cut a piece off and put
it to my tongue.

I actually smash the garlic with a mallet and let it sit for
about 45 minutes before adding it to water to release the allicin
(I use about 60% of a decent size bulb per tub full). I don't have
a tub to soak in so I bought a 50 gallon plastic container (2 of
them for sturdiness). So I add the smashed garlic to the tub I've
filled with water and sit in it twice a day for 1 hour per
session. Areas I can't easily submerge I will keep damp with a
rag.

It... read more

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Cannabinoids from Cannabis Kills MRSA!
Posted by Steve
Last Reply January 21, 2017 at 22:37
Started January 17, 2014 at 01:44
Hello,
I contracted MRSA in 2007, during a Emergency Room visit, and two other times in 2008. I'm fully aware of the limitations of today's antibiotics, and pharmaceutical companies lack of interest in developing new antibiotics.

I read in an article that some of the cannabinoids in cannabis have antibiotic properties, however in order to get too them they have to be extracted into a concentrate, in a certain way.

I made this extracted cannabis concentrate for an antimicrobial topical, and yes, it works!!! I gave some to someone I know who got MRSA on her arm, applied it three times a day, and in two weeks was completely healed with no side effects.

For folks in medical marijuana states I would suggest you get a cannabis card and seek out dispensaries that sell the concentrated cannabis oil.(it looks like grease)

Here's the article:
http://www.worldhealth.netnewscannab... read more

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MRSA Effecting Work
Posted by Erica
Last Reply January 21, 2017 at 22:32
Started January 3, 2017 at 18:29
I am a 24 year old female. I have been dealing with MRSA outbreaks
on my skin for almost 7 years now. It has gotten to the point that
the only antibiotics I can take are Zyvox(pill) and
Vancomyacin(IV). I am either resistant or allergic to all other
antibiotics. I now have to hospitalized for at least 4 days every
time I get another outbreak. My insurance doesn't like to approve
the Zyvox for some reason. It has gotten to the point where I
basically almost always have it. I feel like shit all the time. It
is affecting my personal life, my relationship and my work. I have
missed so much work being in the hospital I am afraid I am going
to lose my job. I don't believe I am healthy enough to work full
time as I always have an array of symptoms from the MRSA and other
health issues as well. Who wants to hire someone that is going to
be in the hospital once a month? I feel terrible to put all the
pressure on my boyfriend when it comes to money. He's been great... read more

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