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Site for checking med interactions
Posted by Mom in Calif
Last Reply July 9, 2010 at 22:16
Started July 9, 2010 at 22:16
I just stumbled upon this site, eHealthMe - Real World Drug Outcomes, which compiles statistics and drug interactions if you put the names into the search bar. Interesting, I have never seen anything like it before...


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Kidney stones
Posted by Don
Last Reply July 6, 2010 at 16:14
Started July 5, 2010 at 16:16
Thank you Lady K for your reply and informative input - as well as the links. I now know that my water intake has been a problem as well as my diet. Changes are underway to correct these issues.


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Just Diagnosed/long-term prognosis?
Posted by Daniel B. Wheeler
Last Reply July 4, 2010 at 06:19
Started October 19, 2006 at 14:21
Have not been hospitalized since March. Diabetic since 1999. On injected insulin since April.

On 9/28/06, had a bout of gout in conjunction with high fever and chills. Right foot sensitive to touch, so kept it elevated and without covering. Next day noticed what appeared to be a spider bite about 5 inches above my ankle. Remember killing a spider while in bed with gout.

On 9/30/06, noticed red inflamed area greatly expanded from ankle to near knee. Area puffy, perhaps 1-1/2 times larger, with special tenderness/pain at spider bite location. Painful to walk. Saw MD on 10/2, initial diagnosis of either Staphyloccocus or Streptococcus infection, culture taken, was given Keflaxin and Bacitrin prescription. Had it filled same day and started immediately on 3 Keflaxin and 2 Bacitrin daily. Told to come back 10/4 for follow-up.

Received diagnosis 10/4 of MRSA. Wound had formed crater by then about 4 cm across, and had started weaping. Assumed pus was not good for area, and with do... read more

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Nancy R
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply July 2, 2010 at 14:28
Started July 2, 2010 at 01:33
Nancy , Vanessa has posted on the UK forum , i just thought id let you know........ since she left a message .

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Did boils go to bloodstream?
Posted by Ginger B
Last Reply June 26, 2010 at 19:10
Started June 24, 2010 at 11:06
I had 2 mrsa boils, one healed quickly and the other took 30+ days. But I am Diabetic II, and the 1st symptoms I had were flu type with trouble walking with hips, 6 days of flu then vomiting which I never do, so I went to doc and he prescribed SMT? antibiotics for the 2 boils. Now my sores healed but I feel so bad and hurt. My hips and legs in constant pain, I get pressure in them like my blood vessels want to explode, then stabbing sharp pain above ankle. I have very weak immune system and I need help. Money is a problem so I cannot consult my doc without it. He does nothing over phone. Please email me at if you know a solution for me. Thx.

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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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