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MRSA In Breast Milk
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply April 24, 2017 at 16:44
Started January 5, 2011 at 17:22
There are many well meaning opinions concerning breast milk contaminated with MRSA bacteria... leaving mom/etc. in a quandary attempting to weigh value vs. risk once identified. The studies below are meant to assist in the serious decision of whether to continue breastfeeding, or not.

Elizabeth -

Your little one’s experience breaks my heart. I do not know where you gathered the presence of mind to push for breast milk testing… brilliant that you did!

A study of interest.
["OBJECTIVE. To determine a potential source of MRSA colonization and infection among preterm infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) using molecular analysis of breast milk samples.

DESIGN. Case report, outbreak investigation.

RESULTS. Preterm triplets were delivered at 26 weeks’ gestation via cesarean section when routine active surveillance for MRSA was performed for all infants in a NICU. Surveillance consisted of swabbing the throat, nose, and umbilicus (TNU) weekly. Although infants A ... read more

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garlic and infections like e-coli
Posted by stephanie meshack
Last Reply April 23, 2017 at 06:20
Started April 19, 2017 at 23:40
bob i was diagnosed of e-coli but when not treated well,it resulted in urinary tract bob my question is does garlic only treat mrsa or staph.if no,can garlic bath cure other infections like e-coli, a mother of one.pls i need your answer bob

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can i use these type of garlic
Posted by stanley kwane
Last Reply April 23, 2017 at 05:18
Started April 20, 2017 at 12:53
-bob and ladyk am from ghana,i was tested staph positive and my case has defiled all the doctors medications until i came here.i have read so much about garlic but i have serious issue which is garlic itself.i have searched for that garlic that has green leaves in the middle but couldnt find that exact type and i can i read that u said that once garlic burns your mouth,then it z a good the type of garlic in our market is just white and it burns my mouth when i eat pls bob and lady k is that my garlic gonna be effective at all?

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MRSA in inner ear
Posted by steve
Last Reply April 21, 2017 at 20:43
Started October 7, 2010 at 15:18
I ahve been on various antibiotics for 9 months. Currently I am on SMZ-TMP-DS-oral and Mupirocin. The MRSA is in the bone surrounding my ear and the ear itself.

What can I expect? It seems impossible to kill this bacteria. I use an ENT doctor, should I try an Infectious Disease Specialist?

Please advise.

Thank you

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new boil appearing.
Posted by Sunshine
Last Reply April 20, 2017 at 02:40
Started April 20, 2017 at 02:40
Hi Bob, that boil is back with the pain and inflammation, the doctor
gave me another 21 days of the antibiotic, rather than to take another
21 days since the first one apparently didn't do anything, so I am
trying the garlic, I placed it on a gauge and cover it, left it on for
a little bit, and did it again, my question is how long will it take
for the garlic to kill this MRSA? If I need to use the garlic full
strength I would do this without diluting it. I love this post, I am
learning so much about this MRSA. Thank you for all of the information
on here.

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garlic and staph aureus
Posted by joshua nnaji
Last Reply April 19, 2017 at 18:32
Started April 18, 2017 at 02:14
for one year now,i have been suffering from these symptoms which is chronic wormlike movement all over my body,chronic contispation,rashes,internal stomach hotness,my whole body itching and now i have two boils.i have seen the doctor and keep giving me antibiotics but everything still the same,infact it keep growing worse as the days pls i will appreciate if you could help me with these four questions of mine and u could as well email me at to tell me ur the question is (1).how can i get garlic into my blood for rapid cure (2).if no 1 is impossible,how do i use garlic to get a rapid result (3).can garlic cause my wormlike movement to permanently stop. (4).can garlic make staph aureus permanently disappear

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best way to use garlic
Posted by gabriel bieber
Last Reply April 19, 2017 at 17:58
Started April 19, 2017 at 11:03
bob pls what is the most effective ways to use eating it raw,drinking crushed garlic water,or bathing garlic water or sniffing it bcos am very sick with infections like staph and e-coli

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Raw Garlic vs. Garlic Powder in Winter
Posted by Jullian E
Last Reply April 18, 2017 at 15:12
Started February 8, 2017 at 20:39
Last month I got a hold of some not-to-hot but non-irradiated
garlic. Did some baths. Seemed to help. Running low now and have
started using store bought garlic powder marked 'un-irradiated,
organic' etc. I get the STRONG garlic smell when it has been added
to water and has set for awhile but, from what I can tell, it
isn't helping as much as the raw stuff. Even after adding more.

I've found some Russian Red organic garlic that I'm thinking of
buying BUT what I'm wondering is THIS: from what I've read there's
a shelf life with garlic's allicin even before it's
chopped/grated/etc, so is garlic that was harvested in the Fall
still going to be good this time of year (Febuary) or should I
just stick to the powder until I find one with better results?

Thanks for the info in advance.

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Posted by Dina
Last Reply April 18, 2017 at 14:53
Started April 18, 2017 at 14:53
This metod worked for my family. First decolonize your body through special
bath, decolonize your nostrils through antibiotics cream, etc....Then, take
supplements like vitamins, minerals, probiotics, omega 3, etc.... make your
immune system strong. MRSA is everywhere you cannot decolonize your
environment you can only decolonize your body and make your immune system
strong. Good luck and best wishes to all!!!

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muscle ache
Posted by Sunshine
Last Reply April 18, 2017 at 07:53
Started April 17, 2017 at 14:04
I was diagnosed with MRSA about 2 weeks ago, and was given
antibiotic and a creme to apply to the sore I had, my question is,
why is that area as to where the MRSA was, is still very sore, it
feels like at times that a match is being place inside my skin, and
the pressure feels like, something is trying come out, I can't even
lean on the arm. The MRSA was just above my left elbow. It burns and
very tender to the touch. Sill is swollen in the area,but no more
redness. My question is, if this normal after the MRSA sore healed?
Thank you for any answers that you may give.

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Posted by Lucky Creed
Last Reply April 17, 2017 at 14:42
Started April 16, 2017 at 11:59
I am posting from Australia can't find any local mrsa forums so I will
post here.

I had recurrent mrsa skin infections from early September last year
until mid January this year.

For the first couple of months I felt fine but by about November I
started to feel tired and two lymph nodes came up in my neck.

GP got some blood work done and it was normal except for a slightly
low blood count 131 (I am male late forties base is usually about 145)

I just kept getting worse terrible left hand side pain, and
intermittent dizzy spells.

Early in the new year GP sends me for more blood work and my red blood
cell count has crashed to 116 but my iron b12 and folate are all

She orders one of those occult bleeding tests where you take stool
samples over a three day period to see if there is any blood, it comes
back negative.

She decides to leave it a couple of months and see if my blood count
picks up and says that if it doesn't she will send me to... read more

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MRSA and muscle aches
Posted by momof3
Last Reply April 17, 2017 at 12:10
Started July 30, 2010 at 04:55
I was diagnosed with MRSA almost 3 weeks ago. I was given bactrim but had an allergic reaction. Was then perscribed Doxycycline which I will be done with tomorrow. My problem is that during the time before I was diagnosed and dealing with my absess (walnut sized pocket under my arm full of puss) and up to right now my shoulder and arm are in constant achy pain. The worst is my bicep - I still do not have sull use of my arm. Typing sends aches up my arm. Is this from the MRSA? Is it eating away at my muscles? What can I do?

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Large staph infection - Bob Anderson
Posted by Marco
Last Reply April 15, 2017 at 15:15
Started March 25, 2017 at 03:42
My sister has been battling staph for a few months now and we got on top
of most of the infections with tee tree oil and a few other natural
products but 2 were persistent and were not closing up anymore. My
sister has also been fighting lupas for a number or years and due to
this was in a low metal state and decided to turn to the doctors. In the
matter of 5 days the infection went from the size of facial pad to most
of her calve so we removed her immediately because she risked loosing
her leg. After reading this we decided to treat it with garlic and
within 24 hours the wound was scabbed over but there was a lot of dead
tissue around the wound. After a few days of applying garlic and taking
baths we stopped the garlic treatment and starting using raw honey and
taking the garlic orally. After a week and a half the wound is still
wearing and looks like a part of it is still active. Is it possible that
some of the staph is still alive but on the same wound 3... read more

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MRSA linked to Psoriasis
Posted by Meghan
Last Reply April 13, 2017 at 03:04
Started December 23, 2009 at 11:40
My mother had experienced a large lump in her groin several months ago and after 2 weeks of being extremely ill, I practically drug her to the E.R. and found out she had an abscess in her groin in or around the lymph node. She also has had severe Psoriasis for almost 13 yrs and had a hip replacement in January of 2008. The MRSA site, her groin/lymph node is on the same side as her hip replacement. Our problem is that after her 8 day hospital stay nearly 3 months ago, and thought to have treated the MRSA, she is back in the hospital again, and having almost identical problems. Last time, they had removed part of the lymph node and drained the abscess. This time, they simply drained the area, cut the area open, and stuffed it with gauze, leaving the wound open in hopes to let it heal on it's own and seep out anything inside in the process.
My question is...has anyone ever heard of psoriasis causing such an abscess in a lymph node? The Dr.'s are unsure what is causing it, but... read more

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Posted by JANET
Last Reply April 7, 2017 at 22:28
Started October 30, 2008 at 15:35
MRSA in the urine
Posted by Janet Last Reply October 30, 2008
Started October 29, 2008 at 15:29

My original bout with MRSA was when I contracted it in the hospital from sinus surgery. I was ill for about 6 months and then went on IV Vanco. I just went in to my PCP for a UTI and my urine came back MRSA positive. I can find very little information on MRSA in the urine. I also wonder where else it is my body. I work in a medical facility and I have a newborn grandchild and worry about both constantly being in contact with MRSA and constantly worried about spreading it. The Dr says just to wash wash wash the hands. There are so many questions and so few answers.

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Herbal Products Cure for Skin and Health
Posted by Menci Bruce
Last Reply April 3, 2017 at 05:49
Started April 3, 2017 at 05:49
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mrsa in my lungs and mouth
Posted by Most definitely afraid
Last Reply March 30, 2017 at 02:58
Started March 29, 2017 at 17:32
Will garlic pills or powder help kill mrsa

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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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