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MRSA Cure with Garlic
Posted by Arrow
Last Reply June 24, 2010 at 15:23
Started June 26, 2007 at 23:48
Here is a great antidotal story that is true about a cure of MRSA from another forum printed here with permission. There is a chance that photos and diary of treatment will become available. I will let you know where and when.

Hi Arrow,

Interesting that you would bring this issue up right now (mrsa). I had plannedon posting here, regarding this issue, in the near future. I recently
connected with a woman who had mrsa from her ankles to her neck.
Serious, serious stuff. She was breathless, and nervous and eyes were
darty. Angry red rash all over. Horrible itching, legs would swell and
then crack and ooze. On and on.

She got on high dose garlic. Garlic cloves, crushed and washed down
with water, like a pill. about 4 cloves every few hours, doing maybe 25
a day. Between garlic doses she did about 3000 mgs of vitamin C. In
about a month the rash has totally disappeared from her upper body and
is isolated now to one lower leg: ankle, shin and some calf.
... read more

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my 2year old has MRSA
Posted by Casie
Last Reply June 16, 2010 at 19:09
Started May 5, 2010 at 05:49
My daughter turned 2 today and we had to take her to her Dr. She has had a what i thought was a diaper rash for over a week. We had changed diaper brands do to cost, so i thought at first it was a reaction to the new cheaper brand.The bumps got worse and yesterday looked like pimples with white heads in the center(only on her covered area of her buttocks)Anyway, so her Dr. said it looks like MRSA and gave us SULFAMETH-TRIMETH and RIFAMPIN.All i know is that after finding this web site im REALLY WORRIED and SCARED because he made it sound like if you take the meds it will go away!! But all you guys have said otherwise...Should i ask for a second oppinion? and should i worry about getting it and others getting it from my house too? And most importantly,is my daughter going to get worse?? SHES ONLY 2

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Joint/sinus problems
Posted by Kevin
Last Reply June 16, 2010 at 18:03
Started June 16, 2010 at 06:26
Just wondering if you have had MRSA in 2006 and 2007 can u have effects from it in 2010.I have a staff infection inside my nose where I have to use nasal rinse 3 times a day and even in the middle of the night because I get so stopped up I can't breath.I also have sleep apnea and that doesn't help out either.I've been to several ear,nose and throat specialist and they have tried everthing.Lately I've been having lots of problems with my feet.......when I stand up it feels like a stone bruise and I can barely walk. Can this be from MRSA? I take medicine for gout and have had lots of problems with that too but,just wondering if this can all be related to MRSA.I'm only 49 and fill like I'm 79.....Help me out if you can!! Thanks

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Posted by kATHY L
Last Reply June 15, 2010 at 19:10
Started June 13, 2010 at 15:14
Hello everyone,I went to the dr's office on Thur with a sore on my wrist,it looked like a small pimple with a white head,with red all around it and a little bit of swelling.He said he wanted to swab it,he cut it and bandaged it and told me it was a staph infection but not to be surprised if it was MRSA.My mother in law died a year ago after she had surgery on her heart,they had knicked her liver and from there the infection started. My wrist cleared up almost compleatly wih the cephalexin and sulfameth/trimethoprim in two days.Im really worried,my husband has rhumitoid arthritis and now has pnomonia. My results should be in tomarrow,im really worried,at this point my daughter in law wont let me near the baby EVER if this result is positive after some of the things she has read.well.thanks for listening

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Colonization sites- more than one?
Posted by sjb
Last Reply June 13, 2010 at 18:26
Started June 13, 2010 at 03:44
I have read earlier posts regarding colonization sites. I tested positive for MRSA in my
nose and I am treating with bactroban, is it possible to have more than one colony?

I have had sores/lesions in other places (ears, armpits and groin area) does that mean
I might have a MRSA colony there as well?

Does it make since to just treat one area and not the others?

Thank you to all who have answered my questions and for the great information on
this site. Obviously I am new at this.


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newly diagnosed need more info on MRSA PLEASE
Posted by sjbgarden
Last Reply June 13, 2010
Started June 11, 2010 at 14:16
I would love your help- newly diagnosed with MRSA colony and the Dr. was very
casual and vague. I have had seven very painful ear infections (cellulitis), two in my
nose, two folliculitis outbreaks on my arm and a very large boil that needed to be
drained in an area Iíd rather not discuss plus terrible bouts of vertigo. Finally, my ENT
told me to have a culture done with a dermatologist. Came back positive for MRSA.
The dermatologist told me to use bactroban ointment in my nose (where the culture
was taken) three times a day to kill the colony. I asked him if I should go see an ID
specialist and he told me I didnít need to, they would just tell me to do the same. But
I was told by my sonís dermatologist to defiantly go to an ID doctor because it is
probably in my sinuses and would need further treatment.

I know by reading your posts that so many of you have had a much more serious
infection, so I donít mean to complain but I feel awful. I have for years... read more

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Breastfeeding with MRSA
Posted by JJohnson
Last Reply June 12, 2010 at 05:59
Started June 10, 2010 at 13:34
I've been breastfeeding my baby, she's 5 months old, and just within the last week I have had an outbreak of MRSA. They are currently on the lower half of my abdomen, I've had these in the past but they were normally on my bottom. I'm making sure to keep them covered with bandaids, and I also put a towel over my belly while feeding her. This is the first outbreak since the delivery of my little girl. I'm just wondering if I should continue to breastfeed or what I should do? I can't even imagine her having to go through this painful situation. She has been running a low grade temp on and half for a few weeks, nothing over 100. It's usually around 99.5 but then again it is sometimes normal. I was assuming this was from teething although she hasn't gotten any teeth yet. Could me having this infection and me breastfeeding be causing her to carry a low grade temp? Any advice is much appreciated. I feel so helpless.

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Which herbs have helped you?
Posted by sjb
Last Reply June 11, 2010 at 14:45
Started June 11, 2010 at 14:45
I have been reading about the herbs some of you recommend.

Can you summarize the essentials before I go shopping?

I have read that the following are helpful:

Garlic high in Allicin (at least 6000 mcg/tablet)
Oil of oregino
Essencial greens
Pau Dí Arco
Asparagus extract

Anything else I should consider?

Thank you- and thank god for this site, I have not been able to talk with ANYONE

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SSDI for MRSA...Anyone applied and won?
Posted by Peg
Last Reply June 10, 2010 at 13:37
Started June 9, 2010 at 03:29
I am battling MRSA for the 13th time in two years and have tried every means of antibiotic therapy including IV Vanco and it keeps coming back. I am considering applying for SSDI for this infection but I don't see it listed on SSA list of medical conditions. I also suffer from arthritis, fibro, migraines and depression, which of course has gotten worse since having MRSA and loss of social contact with family and friends. Any feedback appreciated

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environmental control?
Posted by abcdeb
Last Reply June 9, 2010 at 13:52
Started June 5, 2010 at 18:20
Just looking for opinions on environmental control. Currently, I wipe all surfaces in my house weekly with Clorox Disinfecting Wipes (including cabinet handles, phones, remotes, light switches, etc.). Iíve been doing this for 7 months. I wash all bedding weekly with bleach (everything is a ďprettyĒ light green, yellow color!), I use towels only once (and then wash with bleach), and all clothes that I donít wear in public are bleached. I probably go through a jug of bleach a week, and I now buy Clorox Wipes in the 105 wipes canister! I no longer wash with Hibiclens in the shower, although I wash my hands with it before going to school in the morning, and again when Iím home for lunch.
Iím driving everybody crazy with all my cleaning. I read somewhere that I can be creating superbugs in my home because of Clorox overuse. Am I doing too much cleaning? Should I cut back to every other week? Should I rotate products? Where is the happy medium? What do you all do? Thank you v... read more

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Posted by Nancy R
Last Reply June 8, 2010
Started May 9, 2010 at 21:05
Just have few minutes to read posts and check in. I recently had 15 spots treated for skin cancer. Turns out one is melanoma. So begins yet another foray into cancer treatments. I'm hoping my immune system is recharged enough to take this on. MRSA has taken a heavy toll on me.

Hope this finds old friends on the mend and new friends finding new ways to treat their illness. Don't give up. There is always another way to treat MRSA. Try blending a little Eastern and Western medicine. It worked for me!



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Tested Positive a while ago.....
Posted by NotGood
Last Reply June 5, 2010 at 02:45
Started May 28, 2010 at 04:11
i have been having these boils for a few years now and about a year ago the dermatologist cultured one and it tested positive for mrsa. i was given antibiotics when the culture was done and then when it came back positive they called me and told me to stop those and start taking something else.

i have continued to have these boils show up like clockwork. after going to dermatologist a couple more times they had me go to a infection disease doctor. since going to him he has prescribed a round of oral antibiotics without once ever culturing the boils. they are mainly on my hands but right now i have one in my anus as well. i probly get atleast one boil a month on my hands.

i do work with my hands a lot and they do get minor scratches etc but it seems like the boils never start where there is a major cut, or a cut or scrape that can seen at all. this really getting out of hand and nothing seems to be getting rid of them.

i'm young, in good shape, i don't get sick often, i wa... read more

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Posted by anonomus n. j.
Last Reply June 3, 2010 at 14:18
Started June 1, 2010 at 14:05
lady-k this is my story of my MRSA july 24 2007, after my sons birth, about 1 month later i contracted this MRSA, i lived in a apartment building that was like a 3 story house and if u split it down the middle there is 3 apartments on each side, i waS On the top floor, directly under my aparment lived a couple and apperntly the women that lived there had MRSA all over her and never got it taken care of cause she didnt have/want to spend the money to do so. so from walking up and down the steps in my home there was a railing sysstem that went from the top(3rd floor) to bottem 1st floor, from holding this railing i noticed that i got a infecting on the cuticle of my index finger which is particularly from holding on to the railing, then my girlfriend at the time contracted a infection on the same exact finger and same exact side of the cuticle as mine was, hers went away and never came back ever, i on the other hand began to get MRSA constantly, i would get a boil/ab... read more

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mrsa discrimination
Posted by anonomys n j
Last Reply May 30, 2010 at 16:00
Started May 25, 2010 at 18:33
my son has been told many times, by an emloyee of a state agency,that he must have a clearance letter to come on state property or enter a state building and that the letter has to be verified by his doctor to make sure it is not a forgery. they will not call the day he brings the letter.can someone tell me if this is legal. is this not in violation of the americans with disabilities act of 2005 also known as the ada,not to mention the u.s. constitution. are not service animals allowed? they carry all kinds of diseases.are they not telling my son he is than an animal.doesn't this count as a human rights violation? can someone please answer my post

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MRSA leper
Posted by Isabel
Last Reply May 29, 2010 at 03:59
Started May 29, 2010
I am an employee of a state agency, and after a bout of mrsa I was treated like a leper, being told to leave the bldg after having been back to work for 5 days. I was told I could not return until I brought a Dr stmt that specifically addressed the MRSA, even though I brought in a Dr stmt saying I could return to work. I since had another bought of MRSA and am off on a medical leave as I have not regained my energy. I am so extremely fatigued and achy. I think I originally contracted MRSA at the work site, but there is no way of proving this. HYas anyone pursued workman's comp or SS disability because of MRSA after affects??

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Posted by Jay
Last Reply May 29, 2010 at 01:58
Started May 27, 2010 at 05:38
Ok to start it off couple of month's back i shaved my hair completely bald using a norelco shaver this was done during winter season around February after 3 weeks of letting my hair grow back i noticed a pimple like form behind my neck so mind you i have not had acne since a teenager i went ahead and popped it like a zit next morning i woke up with a cyst like acne right where i popped the pimple at i went ahead and tried to squeeze the lesion after not getting nothing out of the lesion i let it be thinking it would go away i was wrong next morning i woke up with 5 more pimples on my neck and a couple on my back and upper shoulders and arm i was asking my self why is this happening.

so i went ahead and bought some acne medicine to try and treat the pimple like lesions accordingly for 2 months boy was i wrong. thing where just getting worst i felt like bugs where crawling inside of my skin around my eyes hair intense itching and the pimples grew all over my top arms shoulder chest... read more

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3 year old with MRSA
Posted by CWalker
Last Reply May 27, 2010 at 03:34
Started August 3, 2009 at 16:57
Hello - I will try to make this short. My 3 year old started having bumps on her behind in December of 08. Dr. told us to use neosporin and diaper cream. Daughter is potty trained. In spring 09 the "bump" aka boil developed. Different doc in practice "popped" it and puss came out and the sent us on our way. Over the past months, my pediatrician has said "staph" on occasion but has told us to simply use neosporin and warm compresses. At one point we were given amoxicilin (sp?) which of course only worked for 3 days. Doc kept saying moisture was the problem and no pull ups and night, swimming etc...

In June of 2009 my cousin, who is a vet said it sounds/looks like MRSA. You need a culture.

We've addressed this 6+ times over the months and even saw the doc on Wednesday of last week. She said again, use hot compress. On Wed it was about to form the boil. I asked if we needed to see a Dermatologist and she said "I don't know what a dermatologist can do for you". I had an app... read more

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Cathy Partridge - IP:
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply May 27, 2010 at 03:06
Started January 20, 2009 at 21:10
Cathy Partridge!

MRSA Cure Started by Hopeful 14065 20/01/2009 19:48:22

Once again... your continued deceitfulness has not gone unnoticed. I did not even have to go to the IP files to know this was from you.

Your posts will be disregarded, and removed, as you continue to be banned from this forum.


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Posted by Stacey
Last Reply May 21, 2010 at 17:29
Started May 20, 2010 at 04:52
I have a quick question... What happens is the only antibiotics that your stain(s) of MRSA are susceptible to, are ones that you cannot take? I'm just a little scared, as I've taken two already- Bactrum which I'm allergic to, and have been off and on Cipro so often, that I doubt it's any help at all at this point.

Thank you :)

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Deep MRSA infection
Posted by Stacey
Last Reply May 21, 2010 at 03:48
Started May 21, 2010 at 03:48
I regulary get at least a boil or two a week, which come and go within a few days.

However, I have one infection that will not go away. I've had it for 14 months now. It started as a ball WAY under my skin and slowly, over a couple months, emerged as a large boil. It survived 10 days of Bactrim, and about 40 days of Cipro & Doxycyline. It tested to be susceptible to both Bactrim and Cipro, but didn't respond much at all. It's been lanced, drained, and packed with gauze twice. It's in a very sensitive area and is painful.

I'm at the end of my rope with this. Do these infections ever get to a point where they just have to surgically remove them?

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