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Tired
Posted by Lorraine
Last Reply January 3, 2009 at 19:14
Started February 27, 2005 at 16:22
I contracted MRSA (Abdominal) in hospital due to filthy conditions. The toilets were dirty. When I complained to nursing staff they more or less shrugged it off. Toilet samples were taken and left on the work tops sometimes for hours before retrieval. Showers had blood stains and old bits of wound dressings etc. After 2 op's for a hernia and a hyitus hernia I had 2 surgical drains and 67 staples. When one of the staples came loose and some pus came out I showed this to an auxillary nurse who told me not to worry as this was nothing!! After being told I contracted MRSA I was in and out of hospital 3 times for more op's to cut out infections ( antibiotics did'nt work) I had 5 months of district nursing care where the nurses packed and unpacked my wounds. I now have 2 more hernias and need more surgery. Nearly 2 years down the line I am very very tired all the time. I have no energy or enthusiasm. I get very hot and sweaty and have put on a great deal of weight.
I wonder if ... read more

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what probiotics do you take?
Posted by edp
Last Reply December 28, 2008 at 04:08
Started October 31, 2008 at 22:39
I was taking Lactobacilli acidophilus tablets that I bought from the pharmacy before to rebuild my immune system due to MRSA, but now I'd rather eat yogurt instead.Do you think this is the better way to replenish your body of good bacteria?

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Merry Christmas Everyone!
Posted by LindaA
Last Reply December 25, 2008
Started December 24, 2008 at 15:07
Hello all. Many of you probably know who I am, and that I dropped out of the forum back in august as I just couldn't handle the stress along with everything else I was combating. I has been a very difficult year for me as I lost my Dad and a very close Aunt/surrogate Mom within 6 months of each other. The good news is that, even with all the stress I was under, I remained MRSA Free. It has been 2 years and 4 months since I was declared MRSA free from my ID Doc. I just wanted everyone to know that it is possible to stay healthy after a 16 month battle with MRSA in the blood. It does require diligence and work to stay that way though and you can't take your health for granted. You pretty much have to remain on a lifelong immune support regimen in order to keep yourself healthy. But it can be done. And you can choose to either spend your money on preventative medicine now, or give it to your Dr. later. The choice is ours to make. Merry Christmas to all, and please don't give up. Kee... read more

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Daily exposure to UV light?
Posted by rustynail
Last Reply December 23, 2008 at 05:00
Started December 22, 2008
what effect if any do you believe exposure daily to UV light would have... as far pimples and mrsa of the skin ? ?

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clindimiacin result?
Posted by matt
Last Reply December 20, 2008 at 04:54
Started December 16, 2008 at 01:30
Hey I've found this site very helpful and thought i could use it to my advantage. I've been diagnosed with MRSA since the fall of '07, and have had many reoccurrneces, many of which I handled on my own before I knew what it was. Anyway, I was just wondering as to the effects of clindimiacin (besides the unpleasant aftertaste and the chest inferno). After the drug is taken periodically and is in the system, must the liquid that accumulates underneath the skin be removed, or will it dissipate over time? Because whenever I go to the doctor with what I think is a MRSA spot, they send me packing if nothing can be obtained from the wound to be cultured. So, I find it better to take my remaining antibiotic until the infection disappears, which has worked well in the past.

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Merry Christmas
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply December 18, 2008 at 23:16
Started December 17, 2008
Id like to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year .

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infecting each other? Don't know what to do
Posted by Regina
Last Reply December 13, 2008 at 15:54
Started December 12, 2008 at 08:51
Well, to begin, my fiance had what he thought was an ingrown hair in his, er, nether regions this past summer. It went away, we thought nothing of it. We are sexually active, and a week after this bump (ingrown hair) went away I began to notice red dots on my butt. They grew into the MRSA boils (didn't know I had MRSA at the time) and I thought it was poison ivy from a hiking trip, so I just suffered through it. Then two things hapened: One, my fiance's brother who lives with him, got MRSA in his bone and went on antibiotics. Then, at college, I got a "spider bite" and possible Staph Infection on my wrist - very painful. I went on Cephalexin treatments for the infection, and it cleared up nicely. However, just this past week I noticed again one bump, again on my butt. It cleared up really fast. Then yesterday I noticed that my fiance had a really bad MRSA boil on the inside of his leg. He is going to see his doctor to get treated (he never took antibiotics before as I have had more... read more

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Sinofresh
Posted by Ally
Last Reply December 12, 2008 at 16:28
Started December 10, 2008 at 07:24
Has anyone heard about or tried Sinofresh? Is this too good to be true? They supposedly have a study showing that it kills MRSA in the nose (similar to mupirocin). My poor little girl (she's only 5) has just dealt with her fifth MRSA outbreak within the past 14 months. She has taken Bactrin without a problem during the first 3 outbreaks. Then the fourth time she broke out in hives the last day of taking her medicine. Since she completed the course and the MRSA went away we just gave her Benadryl and she was fine. This last outbreak she started the Bactrim again and on day 5 the welts came back. I'm terrified that she is running out of antibiotic options. We have tried the Allicin. We have done the decolonization. I feed her organic fruits, veggies, vitamins, no junk food, very little refined sugar, probiotics, etc! I'm at my wits end! We have three other children and no one else in the house has had it so far, thank goodness! I'm hoping this Sinofresh product is not a s... read more

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Possible MRSA?
Posted by nikki
Last Reply December 12, 2008 at 03:25
Started March 3, 2008 at 19:07
Heres a little background info:
I had gastric bypass three years ago (no, not the source of possible infection..atleast I really don't think so), and I admit, I didn't follow up as I should have or take the recommended amount of daily vitamins that I was supposed to. Since then, I have been in poor health..I'm sure my immune system is low. I've had problems w/ hair falling out, easy bruising, dizziness, etc.

Three months ago I found what looked to be a spider bite (I know better now) near my vaginal area. I went to the health department and had a pap smear but by that time the sore cleared up, and I was told I had a bacterial infection.

About a month and a half ago, I got a painful boil on my vaginal mound. It came to a head after putting hot compresses on it, and drained for a while (I didn't squeeze it too much, I heard it could make it worse) and I used neosporin on it every day as well as cleaned the area with antibacterial soap, and where it was draining, it healed and c... read more

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Impetigo vs MRSA boil
Posted by John
Last Reply December 9, 2008 at 17:34
Started December 9, 2008 at 01:53
How do you differentiate the 2 just by visual inspection?

Thanks

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MRSA positive but want tattoo
Posted by greg
Last Reply December 8, 2008
Started December 7, 2008 at 19:07
I found out I was MRSA positive about a year ago, but haven't had an outbreak in about
3.5 months. Would it be safe to get a tattoo in the near future?

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MRSA Sinusitis
Posted by kay1973
Last Reply December 5, 2008 at 16:48
Started September 18, 2008 at 23:54
I have had many staph infections in my sinuses over the past 5 years. I don't know for sure how many of them were MRSA. Twice I have had to have IV Vancomycin. Currently, a culture came back a few days ago that showed MRSA again. The only 2 drugs that it was sensitive to are Bactrim and Vanco. I am feeling worse since I have started the bactrim ds. I have been on it for 5 days. My congestion has receded somewhat. I am having worse headaches, pain in the bones in my face (pain not really pressure), joint pain, blurred vision, dizziness and general malaise. I am seeing my ENT tomorrow. I was not supposed to see him for another week and a half after I was done with antibiotics for a week. I can't wait that long. I hope that he will not screw around tomorrow and just put me on the vanco. I want him to send me to an infectious disease specialist.

My concern is what lasting effects does MRSA Sinusitis leave? Can repeated infections cause it to get in the bones in my face?... read more

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MRSA
Posted by renee
Last Reply December 2, 2008 at 20:34
Started December 1, 2008 at 08:27
My son was recently diagnosed with MRSA. We were in the store and he had his hads in his back pocket and he slipped, and smashed his pointer finger in between a metal bar, and his bottom. Well a day later it stared to hurt. So I looked at it and it was swollen pretty bad. When he woke up the next morning he had a pus pocket on it. I took him to the doctors, and they cut it open. Took a culture of the pus. They didn't send us with any medication or anything. Well two days later it got worse. It looked like his meat was comming out of the cut the doctor had made. So I took him to another doc, they took their own culture and gave us a percription for Cephlexin. The swelling started to go down. Then two days later the first doc called and said he had MRSA. He perscribed Sulfamethoxazole. It's starting to get better. I'm just wondering how the MRSA could have gotten into his cut, if there was no cut to began with. When he fell he just smashed his finger, there was no cut, nothing poked h... read more

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Shower Curtain Questio
Posted by newenglandguy
Last Reply December 2, 2008 at 11:46
Started December 1, 2008 at 12:02
Ladyk - I was serious about the shower curtain. What other alternatives does one have from a plastic? Is that what you're doing - switching over from plastic? I have a lot of trouble trying to do searches - and for some reason I could Reply to that post you replied to. The "Reply to this thread" (or what ever it says) is not active. The only thing I seem to be able to do is "Start a new topic"

I there is any way I could communicate with you via email?

Thanks

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Happy Thanksgiving
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply November 28, 2008 at 19:48
Started November 27, 2008 at 18:17
In the spirit of the holiday Id like to express Thanks to Rob for providing us with these forums, and hope you truly know Rob how many lives have been touched by your generosity.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Thanks to all who give so freely of your time on forum. Be well, and safe.

Best Wishes,
ladyk

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mrsa confusion
Posted by julie
Last Reply November 26, 2008 at 16:53
Started October 5, 2008 at 21:27
Hi, My son who is 25 yrs old developed a pimple in his armpit. Went to doc who cut,drained and packed the pit. Gave bactrim for 5 days. Then within 2 weeks new pimple. Went back and they were unable to cut this one so they increased antibotic. He then went to an ID doc whi gave him bactroban for nose more bactrim and cream for armpits and groin area. He also gave hibiclense. Now my gdad has been nasal swabbed and is positive also my husband as well. They were given nasal cream and bactrim. I am so darn confused where is this coming from and should all family be tested. Can anyone explain to me and help me know what to do to disenfect our home. If this lives in our noses why treat it if the nasal swab is positive? Please help....

Julie

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Staph aureus will thrive more readily in the a
Posted by ruth
Last Reply November 24, 2008 at 14:56
Started November 21, 2008 at 23:02
Other infectious conditions having staph aureus as the pathogen are also associated with
magnesium deficiency as seen from TMA studies (hair Tissue Mineral Analysis). These
conditions include endocarditis, impetigo, osteomyelitis, septicemia, sinusitis, prostatitis,
pneumonia, and otis media.

www.orthomolecular.org/library/jom/1988/pdf/1988-v03n04-p197.pdf


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ROOT CANALS AND MRSA
Posted by MARILYN SIMS
Last Reply November 22, 2008 at 18:03
Started November 22, 2008 at 04:48
I ALSO HAD MRSA AFTER FOOT SURGERY THIS PAST FEBRUARY AND HAD TO SPEND
AN EXTRA MONTH IN THE HOSPITAL AND COME HOME WITH IV ANTIBODICS FOR
THE NEXT THREE WEEKS. I AM SUPPOSED TO BE FREE OF THE INFECTION AND
MY FOOT EVENTUALLY GOT WELL. HOWEVER, I NEED TO HAVE TWO ROOT CANALS
AND I AM VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE POTENTIAL OF MRSA AFFECTING THE
ROOT CANAL SITE. MY DENTIST DOESN'T SEEM THAT CONCERNED. I WOULD
APPRECIATE ANY INFORMATION ON THIS.
THANKS
marilyn-sims@att>net

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garlic vitamins have worked
Posted by Rebecca K
Last Reply November 16, 2008 at 19:03
Started June 6, 2007
Well, it seems that my vitamin regimin (right word?) has worked. I have been MRSA free since January 20th, 07. I use certain brands, which I think matters. I take garlic, vit c, zinc, b-12, and (others occasionally) every day. It's better than any drugs out there. The drugs don't work long term. I'm so happy to say I don't worry so much about it anymore!! I do plan on taking at least garlic and vit c the rest of my life, tho. Good Luck everybody, although its not luck in my opinion, its you taking control of your immune system, instead of giving up your body to the doctors...

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I beat MRSA
Posted by Vickie
Last Reply November 12, 2008 at 21:39
Started November 12, 2008 at 21:39
My first outbreak was October 2007. Two different doctors basically told me I was screwed because they did not have a cure. I was getting 3 to 5 new sores a week and each sore would take three weeks to heal. I could barely walk.
I had to research this disease myself. This is an immunity disease. So I found out the best ways to build my immunity up.
1. Way more vegies in my diet. Blech! That did not last long.
2. Exercise. I started with two hours a day and it felt like I would take two steps forward and one step back because I couldn't exercise properly when the sores were real bad. It took six weeks before I noticed the sores were coming less often and healing in half the time. Finally at the three month mark I was sore free. In the next two months I got a couple more minor sores, but they healed within a day.

I have been sore free for a little over a year now and I have dropped my exercising down to a half hour per day, five days a week. Just find something... read more

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