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Bactrim ds side effects
Posted by Tana
Last Reply May 26, 2009 at 14:54
Started May 20, 2009 at 13:28
I was wondering if anyone has had side effects from Bactrim DS? I have had a bad headache,nausea,and lethargic.I wanted to go to this really great clinic and get Cubicin IV that I had once before. The problem is that my insurance is not paying enough.I had a 600.00 bill from what they did not cover and that not including lab fees.That was in Dec 2008 and I just paid them off in April.I am worried that bactrim will keep lesion from getting bigger and it will travel to another area of my body. This has happened before, and it traveled to 2 other areas and I had to have surgery.I told my hubby that if I ever get sick of getting these,maybe I should just let it do its thing and be done already.

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Tom / ZR1 / (Joseph)
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply May 26, 2009 at 14:38
Started May 21, 2009 at 19:33
Tom / ZR1 / (Joseph) –

Please explain to us why you feel it necessary to post under different aliases?

[Re: Does Lysol spray kill Mrsa?
Reply #1 by Tom Posted: May 20, 2009 at 22:30

Re: Bactrim ds side effects
Reply #1 by ZR1 Posted: May 20, 2009 at 22:38

Re: Mrsa help
Reply #3 by Tom Posted: May 20, 2009 at 22:50
Tana ! First of all if you have Mrsa caused boils or rashes on your skin you have to go to se the Infectious Disease Specialist because Mrsa is his field and not the dermatologist. The IDS doctor is the specialist for the treatment of Mrsa.Second ,oral antibiotics are used for the treatment of MRSA caused wound on your skin and not to kill the bacteria and this is very important to understand when dealing with Mrsa.To get rid of Mrsa you need to use topical antibacterial liquid such as Hibiclens wich is proven to be effective against Mrsa.14703]

Tom Re: Does Lysol spray kill Mrsa? 20/05/2009 22:30:47 66.108.208.249

ZR1 Re: Bactrim ds side eff... read more

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Research & Politics
Posted by Tana
Last Reply May 23, 2009 at 01:05
Started May 22, 2009 at 14:23
Has anyone ever considered getting a petition started to have the Government get involved with MRSA.I know there is a certain amount of signatures required to even get them to look at it.If there is one already please let me know? If not,I am one of those people who are willing to try and do something.I have a daughter who works for doctor and deals with MRSA herself.She also is the Editor of a small newsletter.I would at least give it a try and usually when I set my mind on something, there is no stopping me.I have had MRSA since June 2007 and will not go down without a fight.

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Mrsa help
Posted by Tana
Last Reply May 21, 2009 at 19:21
Started May 20, 2009 at 16:02
LadyK,
I use PhisoHex wash and antibiotic ointment swabbed in nose first week of every month.One doc said to swab everyday and the other one week a month.I also use garlic capsules,Garden of life Primal defense probiotics,4life Transfer Factor,Maitake mushroom extract.I don't know if I'm doing the right thing.Everyone seems to have dvice and I am desperate to try anything.One of my doctors told me I should take low dose of antibiotics for the rest of my life.I have spent more money on treatments, and have depleated my funds.I wish someone could give me one way of preventing this from happening again.I am so afraid that this will do me in someday.I know thats not positive,I am just soooo tired and weak.

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Does Lysol spray kill Mrsa?
Posted by Tana
Last Reply May 20, 2009 at 22:30
Started May 20, 2009 at 16:57
I live in a house with one bathroom. I have no energy to clean shower everytime I take one when I have lesions.Will lysol spray kill Mrsa if I spray down shower.Worried that my husband will get Mrsa.

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Can you get mrsa from injesting blood from cpr
Posted by Tana
Last Reply May 20, 2009 at 14:30
Started May 19, 2009 at 14:19
I went to visit my mom out of state and she had had surgery and was home for less than 2 months. I was having coffee with her and her artery burst open near her heart and she was bleeding heavly fro her mouth and nose and I did CPR and injested her blood, despite cpr she died in my arms. I was told by my sister that in the hospital she had mrsa and CDif? Since then I have had Mrsa infections at least 5-6 times and some near fatal that kept healing and then traveling through my body.Could I have gotten MRSA from doing cpr and injesting my mother blood.I feel like I am losing all hope and have become afraid of dying from this.Had to have surgery to as I say Scramble egg my rear end to break up a traveling mrsa band.At this point I have to have a sense of humor,but its really taking its toll on me.IV's of Cubicin everyday for 30 min seems to be my last resort to fight this.God help us all.

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This is to correct MISINFORMATION
Posted by LindaA
Last Reply May 20, 2009 at 09:02
Started May 19, 2009 at 16:48
I must speak up and correct RUTH who responded to Ryan. She stated that Licorice was a deep penetrating antibiotic. THIS IS NOT CORRECT. Though Licorice can be helpful in combination with other herbs for infections, because it is an anti-inflammatory, it is not an antibiotic. Specifically, it is an Expectorant, Demulcent, anti-inflammatory, anti-hepatotoxic, anti-spasmodic, and a mild laxative. It is mainly used in bronchial problems such as bronchitis and coughs in general. It is also used to treat peptic ulcers, as well as gastritis and ulcers in general.

Echinacea does have anti-microbial properties, and is a useful herb when combined with the correct combination of herbs to treat your specific problem. So in order for it to be effective for MRSA, it would need to be combined with other anti-microbial, and antiseptic herbs. And it needs to be taken internally to recieve it's optimal qualities.

Chamomile is also the type of herb that is useful in any combination of herbs f... read more

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spine surgery after previous MRSA infection
Posted by Likea
Last Reply May 17, 2009 at 01:24
Started May 16, 2009 at 17:15
About 2 years ago I got MRSA after having MOHS surgery to remove skin cancer from my arm and nose. The arm became infected first (within 24 hours). The doctor put me on Cipro and took a culture of the pus. It came back CA-MRSA. I was put on oral Doxycycline and Rifampin and Mupirocin ointment and the arm eventually cleared. Then my nose became infected and I went on another round of the antibiotics. I did go see an infectious disease specialist and he told me to always assume that I was a carrier. He advised not to have any elective surgery. So there went my eventual plans for some cosmetic procedures :) To date I haven't had any more reoccurences.

I was just diagnosed with severe spinal stenosis in my neck and I have an appt with a neurosurgeon this coming week. I know that surgery will be my only option since my spinal cord is being flattened. I know I will need disc removed at one or two levels and then either fusion or artificial disc replacement. I am SO worried a... read more

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Do I have it still?
Posted by Steve V.
Last Reply May 16, 2009 at 15:35
Started April 20, 2009 at 19:47
September of 08 I had a pimple on my chin that my doctor (a GP) called folliculitis. Antibiotics, went away. 2 weeks after the regimen was over I had another on the back of my neck. Same thing. November was near navel, January came in as a "felon" infection next to the fingernail. I've always been treated with the "free" antibiotics. My doctor assures me it's not MRSA and has never tested. I could tell a week before an outbreak when the inside of my nose would become sore and the mucus would become thicker. The last three months have brought small felons that go away and one large pimple on the neck that disappeared (thankfully). All these symptoms are new to me at 40 and otherwise healthy and screened for immune disorders. I have been taking mega doses of vitamin - C but should I switch doctors or try harder to insist on an antibiotic more specific to MRSA?

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Staphaseptic
Posted by Joe
Last Reply May 16, 2009
Started December 9, 2008 at 02:32
I just started using Staphaseptic on my wound last night and I really think its helping speed up the healing. My question is: Can I use it on my 5 month old baby in case a see a suspicious-looking pimple? I know the label states to consult physician, but does anybody here have any experience with this?

Thanks

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moxifloxin
Posted by Jim Harper
Last Reply May 13, 2009 at 21:32
Started May 13, 2009 at 21:32
Are there any class action lawsuits for the drug? I was given this drug and had 11 of the serious side effects. I am still having after effects from this drug and cannot find an attorney in Texas to touch it. Is there anyone else who had severe side effects from this drug?

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ha-mrsa in canada
Posted by doug
Last Reply May 8, 2009 at 19:56
Started April 19, 2009 at 06:41
Hello All,
I was diagnosed with ha-mrsa about two years ago, and since then I have been on different antibiotics.This really p$%#s me off because in my case, it was contacted through a hospital environment.The fact that the doctor's and nursing staff still to this day do not practice proper procedures under cdc guidelines when handling patients only makes it worse for me.My question: Why has the canadian govt let this go on so long, knowing fully that this will cost taxpayers millions if not billions in added medical care costs? Also, because mrsa is an infectious disease, is it not supposed to get the same treatment under the law for knowingly transmitting a disease? The fact remains that everytime I go back to the hospital, I am treated like a leper, because I am now flagged in the medical system as a carrier even though they had treated me.I would like to know or if anyone here knows of class action suits against any hospitals or the canadian medical society or the canadian gov'... read more

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Six months
Posted by Calene in Alaska
Last Reply May 6, 2009 at 02:17
Started May 3, 2009 at 11:39
It has been six months since Lucinda pased.

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Post-op
Posted by Freeforester
Last Reply May 3, 2009 at 14:31
Started May 2, 2009 at 20:55
An elderly friend of ours had a hysterectomy because of a small
cancer in December 2008. They noticed her liver was a bit "lumpy".
She has had many blood tests, and they can't decide what is wrong,
but say they have found a hiatus hernia and a varicose vein in the
same area. She is now on 2 medications, is breathless, and they say
her kidneys have deteriorated. Her cancer checks are clear, and
before the op she was fit, had no other problems at all. We are very
concerned, could it be MRSA, if not, what is it?

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Oprah and DR. Oz
Posted by Kim
Last Reply April 30, 2009 at 01:48
Started April 29, 2009
Did anyone watch the Oprah show today? Dr. Oz was on and they were discussing MRSA.

HE explained what MRSA was and how it grows. He made a statement that made me a little worried. He said that when you are undiagnosed, but being treated for an "infection" and usually it is the wrong antibiotic, you are only feeding the MRSA. IF that is the case, I was on the wrong antibiotic for months.

This is really scary.

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Farnesol and xylitol break down staph biofilm
Posted by ruth
Last Reply April 26, 2009 at 14:54
Started April 26, 2009 at 14:54
Elecampane active ingredients include sesquiterpenes (farnesol). farnesol is also know
for its ability to kill the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus (also known as ‘golden staph’),
Farnesol has been show by Masakao, et al. (2005) to break down this biofilm this kills
the bacteria, thus creating a ‘way through’ the biofilm and helping to destroy it and
the S. aureus bacteria at the same time.

Staphylococcus aureus discharges various toxins and enzymes that injure the skin, and
forms a biofilm from fibrin fiber and glycocalyx (a gelatinous polysaccharide and/or
polypeptide outer covering). This material produced by the bacteria forms the biofilm.
The biofilm is important for adhesion of the bacteria to the skin and for resistance to
anti-microbial agents (Masakoa et al., 2005). Farnesol however has been show by
Masakao, et al. (2005) to break down this biofilm this kills thie bacteria, thus creating
a ‘way through’ the biofilm and helping to destroy it and the S. ... read more

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Thanks
Posted by workinprogress
Last Reply April 20, 2009 at 22:19
Started April 4, 2009 at 21:44
Thanks for getting rid of the spammers sorry if i was in a pissy mood I get that way at times and with spammers all the time
Greg

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It took 17yrs to get diagnosed with MRSA.
Posted by Donna
Last Reply April 7, 2009 at 23:05
Started February 20, 2009 at 03:34
I will be 36 years old soon and I have been battling MRSA for 22 years. At the age of 14, I suffered an extremely severe burn on my right leg that extended from my knee to my hip. Naturally, this burn required extreme medical attention to include an ER visit and skin graphs. It was approx. a year after that burn i discovered a very irritating boil like lesion. My Mother took me to the doctor only to be told that it was pretty much nothing. In the years to follow, I would experience more and more of these lesions in different areas only to have them finally become localized in my left arm pit and in my legs.After the birth of my son at the age of 21, they engulfed both creases of my legs at the groin area. Again, I consulted numerous drs, even my OBGYN. The only explanation I ever got was ingrown hair follicle, infected lymph nodes, or infected hair follicles. Was given countless antibiotics but nothing ever worked. Oddly enough, approx. 5 yrs. ago, I carried my second child... read more

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mrsa meningitis
Posted by michelle
Last Reply April 1, 2009 at 17:57
Started March 31, 2009 at 16:01
my five week old son has mrsa related meningitis. has anyone ever heard of this or recovered from it?

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better without meds????
Posted by michelle
Last Reply April 1, 2009 at 04:33
Started April 1, 2009 at 03:47
I have been battling MRSA for over a yaer now and it is very strange, but my infection seems to thrive when im on antibiotics. I have not taken any meds for about two weeks now and i have had NO symptoms. this was also the case after my very first infection in 08- I had mrsa for 5 months and stopped taking my meds and got better. Has this happened to anyone else? the downfall of the situation is that the infection flares up at the slightest opportunity. what does this mean? Are our bodies able to fight the infection on their own?

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