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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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8 year old MRSA
Posted by Sarah
Last Reply May 20, 2010 at 23:44
Started May 20, 2010 at 09:18
my 8 year old has positive for mrsa and had small liaison. What is the posibility she can have it again.As she is young, how dangerous is it? now and future too? Is it fatal? too dangerous to deal? What happens when she loses her teath?

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2nd Surgery for MRSA boil?
Posted by Stephanie U.
Last Reply May 20, 2010 at 20:19
Started July 23, 2009 at 21:24
I need help & advice...two days ago, I had a large boil surgically drained that was between the inside and outside buttock, and now, there remains a large hole. I went for my follow-up today, and my Dr. says that part of the opening is smaller, and still draining, and healing. However, on the other side (closest to my pubic hair-sorry-)there is a small tract that has pus in it, and she needs to open it up and drain the pus out. I have been on Bactrim for three days, Bactoban ointment for nose & fingernails once daily, and Hibeclens soap. She insists the tract is teeny, and that everything is going well, and this should really stop it. The boil is most likely MRSA; the initial culture shows staph, but the sensitivity culture will be back tomorrow.
I am scared to death. Is this normal? She says it is part of healing; she is not worried at all. I have no fever, I'm not septic, and she said I would be a lot sicker if the Bactrim wasn't working. Should I be afraid that the staph will... read more

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Posted by Christy
Last Reply May 20, 2010 at 03:22
Started May 4, 2010 at 16:26
I am so glad I found this site to make a long story short I have been battling fatigue, memory problems and a long list of other symptoms that seem to relate to Chronic Fatigue, I had several "boils" 4 years ago that were never tested for MRSA, after have continuous ear infections I told my doc to test the inside of my ear for MRSA and sure enough it was positive, my question to you all is can this make me feel this bad for years? I am only 30 and my 65 year old mother in law has more energy than I do, it's everything I can do to get up every day, I have 3 kids so it's not easy. I have had a constant headache for 2 years now, it's pressure in my head that never leaves, your comments and recommendations are appreciated!

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surgery with MRSA
Posted by Stephen Mc SR
Last Reply May 17, 2010 at 16:31
Started May 16, 2010 at 21:20
My name is stephen. I have had MRSA in my blood twice in the last5 years.I have to have a hip replaced due to avascular necrosis..first time I got it I was in DE,treated me for 6 weeks with vacomycin,you're good to go.I had L4L5S1 fusion. So off we go 1200 miles west to MO.and thought things were made annd things couldn't be going any better.
Five monthed to our new home in the woods..MRSA returned to me meaner than the first time.I had a large abcess in my lower back next to fusion site. They had to break out the "Ginsu" knives and cut a LARGE hole into mmy back which had to be wet packed everyday...twice a day...for two very long monthes. And not to mention the IV's with "picc" lines..which went on for three monthes. Now after all that you think I could catch a break. OOOoooo I have avascular necrosis of my right hip..right where the MRSA was removed. I am not feeling sorry for myself,I just want to know, is if I have the hip replaced,what are my chances of getting i... read more

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