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Posted by Vince
Last Reply March 23, 2016 at 05:57
Started March 23, 2016 at 05:57

You can get rid of the MRSA. my kids both had a few years ago when
they were 1 and 3. Mostly around or under their diaper area.

If you are using baby wipes, stop using them. Use soft paper towels,
buy a spray bottle and mix with water teat tree oil and soap. use that
for wiping.

I would recommend going to see a infectious desease specialist.

Here is what they told me to do:

The MRSA keeps coming back because it is colonized on your kids
bodies. So you have to decolonize. Use Hibicleanse each night when
giving a bath. wash well from neck to toe. Do this for about a month.
DO NOT SKIP A BATH NIGHT ( say its xmas, you are out late visiting
relatives, you are driving home, your kids fall a sleep in the car.
Wake them up and give them a bath before you put them to bed)( they
will cry and fight it, but do it anyway)

Spray every inch of your house with 50/50 alcohol water spray. let it
dry. it will dry quick due to the alcohol. do this each we... read more

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MRSA on Scalp and Hair Loss??
Posted by Fleur
Last Reply March 22, 2016 at 04:46
Started August 19, 2011 at 23:38
My boyfriend recently contracted a MRSA staph infection and was in the hospital for
four days fighting it. I contracted the staph infection on my leg a few months ago
and was prescribed an antibiotic to combat it. About three weeks ago I noticed a
large uncomfortable lump on my scalp. After going to the doctor and telling her the
history of MRSA, she again prescribed me an antibiotic without taking a culture. The
MRSA, similar to other cases, was on the skin and produced a large, infected (pus,
blood, etc), bump on my scalp. As it began to heal it scabbed over in a thin almost
white scab. For the past two weeks I have noticed that the area that was swollen was
slowly dropping hair. I now have a large half dollar sized portion on my scalp with
absolutely no hair and the entire area itches. Is this normal??? Will my hair grow
back? I am quite concerned as this area is easily visible and on the front of my scalp.
Has anyone else experienced something li... read more

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MRSA recurrence
Posted by Marissa
Last Reply March 22, 2016 at 04:46
Started February 4, 2016 at 04:59
Help! My 22 month old and I keep battling recurring Mrsa infections.
I first had it on my eye and was hospitalized then had surgery. My
daughter then got it at 10 months old on her buttock. She has now
had it 4x in a year and Ive had it twice. Doctors are no help at this
point. Clindamycin makes me so sick. We have stuff to decolonize
but Im so frustrated and have anxiety over this. What do i do? How
do we get rid of it for good?

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MRSA affecting the fingernails?
Posted by Janet G
Last Reply March 22, 2016 at 04:45
Started October 6, 2008 at 15:30
I was diagnosed with MRSA in July of this year, my last bout was in the end of August, and I have not had another one since, my question is this. I have gotten an infection around three of my fingernails, red, swollen, hot and very painful, I did have this before, about a year ago and didnt think nothing of it, but now I am wondering if its MRSA presenting its self in these areas? So if it is this, does that mean that the MRSA is in the blood stream or is it just on the skin site? I hate having this superbug!!!! I need answers!

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MRSA In Sinuses
Posted by C Sharp
Last Reply March 22, 2016 at 04:44
Started August 19, 2005 at 07:47
I developed a terrible skin rash with itching and had terrible fatigue. Was sent to five different doctors who all had a different diagnosis. Finally, an ENT did a culture and it was MRSA. Treated with IV Vanco for six weeks and got much better. Was feeling great for about 3 months, then started getting really fatigued again. No rash this time, but just felt like I had a mild case of the flu all the time. ENT did another culture and I not only came up with MRSA again, but also Pseudomonas and E.Coli. I had my 7th sinus surgery to try to clean it out and am now on Gentamycin sinus irrigations and Zyvox. Feeling a little better, but still not great. Anyone had any successful treatments, or suggestions as to where to go for more help? I live in Florida.

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MRSA IN Abdominal
Posted by Melissa
Last Reply March 22, 2016 at 04:44
Started January 27, 2005 at 06:40
I have abdominal wound MRSA I have had 3 abdominal hernia surgeries by in 2004 by one Dr. the last was June 2004 and the hernia was back. I found another Dr. so in December I had my fourth hernia surgery this time with mesh. During surgery he found a pocket of infection which ended up being MRSA. I was on vanc for 4 weeks and had allergic reaction to it on my last dose which was good it was my last I guess. Last week I ran a high fever now I am on clindamycin for 20 days. If I show sighns that i'm still infected with MRSA he will have to go back n and remove the mesh and treat me again. I am 35 years old and have small kids. I am so worried that i'm not going to be healed from this infection. and so angry that I got it. I hope no one has to ever go through it.

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The "contagious" question
Posted by mattb
Last Reply March 22, 2016 at 04:43
Started July 4, 2006 at 06:53
I've never thought to ask this until now - but how contagious is it to have a MRSA skin infection that is being treated by anti-biotics, being kept clean, dressings changed frequently by doctors wearing gloves, etc.

Since none of the 6 doctors I've seen thus far has ever mentioned a single thing about infecting other people through casual contact, I figured that was just a non-issue. My impression is that it is transmitted fluid-to-fluid, meaning someone would have to stick their finger in my abscess without a glove or touch a used dressing and then put their finger in their mouth or on a cut for anything to be transmitted. Am I wrong?

I appreciate that general hygiene needs to be paid attention to more than normally, washing hands more frequently etc. But can it be transmitted through the air? If you cough near someone, or just have a conversation, is that enough?
I tend to think not, but I would like to hear what anybody has to say about this.

I am definitely going... read more

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35% Hydrogen Peroxide and Garlic
Posted by Kaelyn
Last Reply March 22, 2016 at 04:43
Started August 13, 2011 at 15:43
I am new to this forum but I've read up on all the garlic suggestions. My son is 2 and has mrsa from the community. I have no idea where he picked it up but I'm guessing he scratches his bottom with his fingernails since all the boils appear there. I like everyone else though he had a spider bite until two more appeared. We took him to his ped and she knew right away it was staph. It was cultured and positive for mrsa. I didn't even know what mrsa was at the time so we did the antibiotics. It stayed away for one month and came back so we did another round of antibiotics. After that round for 10 days he had another spot after only being off the meds for three days.
Since then I have vowed not to kill his immune system with any more meds. For two months now we have been using every remedy under the sun with some measure of success. I found this forum on garlic a couple days ago and wondered if anyone had tried using the garlic bath, but also adding in a small amount of 35%... read more

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yet another MRSA newbie with questions!
Posted by abcdeb
Last Reply March 22, 2016 at 04:39
Started November 28, 2009 at 16:24
Hi, everyone,
What a wonderful forum! I'm hoping someone can help answer my questions. I'll try not to be too long and boring!
I'm 46, female, basically healthy. I had an infected "sore" (no one ever said MRSA) on my lower back in December, 2008, which cleared up with one week of Doxycycline. No idea how I got it. I'm a teacher and I use Purell after every class! And I'm pretty clean in the house (I live alone). So..I think everything is fine, but on Halloween of this year, I got another sore in the exact same spot, 11 months later! Starts out like a small, red, itchy bump, like a mosquito bite. Went to the same surgeon, who, this time, drained it a few days later. Another week of Doxycycline. Still have a scab a month later. This time, they said MRSA but never did a culture.
My PCP (never saw an ID - in fact, here, you can't make an appointment with one but can only see one if you're in the hospital) said to clean the house with Lysol and use Hibiclens daily. Cleane... read more

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Posted by Nikki
Last Reply March 22, 2016 at 04:38
Started October 19, 2011 at 15:11
Has anyone here by any chance been diagnosed with this? I am almost wondering from the sounds of the symptoms here, if perhaps I have become afflicted with this as well as MRSA and the closed hard nodules that keep appearing under my arm in July, August and now, might be this instead, and if I managed to get MRSA as well in September, causing the more common pustule on the breast? I have read it's possible to have both and that the hidradenitis suppurativa lumps can have MRSA in them but certainly not always. I'm just curious if anyone here has any experience with this as I have never had a nodule cultured, just the breast lesion that was indeed MRSA positive, and perhaps this outbreak with the swollen nodule under my arm, isn't MRSA after all?

And hey, Bob Anderson...will garlic help this disease too, as it does have a... read more

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What I did
Posted by Rebecca
Last Reply March 22, 2016 at 04:38
Started December 27, 2015 at 18:04
This might help you.

Get the following essential oils:

Tea tree

They are all antibacterial

Get manuka honey make sure strength is 24+

Buy organic garlic make sure when you crush it, it has green stalk running
through it. turmeric pills, coconut oil (organic), Epsom salts.
Get a multivitamin, reshi mushroom pills, oh yeah get turmeric powder.

What to do:
Daily garlic baths with all esstrial oils combined. 5 or more drops from all. Crush
gariilc and let it sit for 15 mins before you put it in bath. Sit in bath for 20 mins

After your bath use, interchangeable the oils, use two at a time at lest twice daily.
You'd dab with wool or swab the oils on. Add manuka honey and turmeric past
made from the coconut oil and powdered turmeric on also. Cover with bandage.

Swob your nose with the oils, and and oregano to water 3 drops and Gurgle once
per day.

Take daily the vitamins. But reshi and turmeric take two tables ... read more

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anything to prevent or remedy CA-MRSA scarring
Posted by hope
Last Reply March 22, 2016 at 04:37
Started August 28, 2008 at 02:07
I'm really hoping someone can help me out with some advice about preventing or lessening/eliminating the scars that are left after a boils heals. I am very light complected and am getting these scars everywhere. Also, is it best to completely leave the boil alone or to try to open or squeeze it and apply some kind of ointment when it first appears.


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MRSA- overwhelmed
Posted by Trina
Last Reply March 22, 2016 at 04:36
Started January 18, 2016 at 08:26
Hi all,
I'm from Aus. Doesn't seem to much info about Mrsa in Australia.
Anyway, a swab on huge infection on my back came back as Mrsa. I'm devastated
to be stuck with this for life- does everyone get repeated attacks all the time? It
just seems like the boils don't stop for most people?
I' m now scared to even touch people in case I infect them. All my dr said was
skin to skin transmission. Does this mean I can't hug friends or have intercourse
with husband ever again?
Before this I was a healthy runner, don't know where I caught this curse as I
haven't been to hospital.
Wishing you all good health.

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Posted by KARENG
Last Reply March 22, 2016 at 04:33
Started January 8, 2016

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Chronic Pain with MRSA
Posted by Lynn
Last Reply March 22, 2016 at 04:31
Started August 28, 2009 at 17:51
On May 27th, 2009, my 18 year old daughter had a sacrococcygeal teratoma and her tailbone surgically removed. The teratoma was infected with MRSA. Before the sugery she had shooting pains and some numbness up her spine and down her legs. Since then she has had 2 more sugeries to flush MRSA at teratoma site. The last one last week. Still today her pain in her spine and legs is extreme. Last night she was in the ER seeking relief from the pain. As well, about a week ago, while cooking dinner her leg went numb which caused her to fall. We had post op visit with surgeon last Monday. She seemed to think past constant pain was self perpetuating itself, what does that mean? Why is she still in pain? Who can help her? BTW, she is not on any mediations right now for pain or for MRSA. She has had several rounds of both oral and IV antibiotics. What is causing this pain?

I do not feel her current care has included enough antibiotics. There have been several 10 days rounds of oral Clindamyci... read more

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Does this sound like MRSA/Staph
Posted by JAY
Last Reply March 22, 2016 at 04:28
Started October 17, 2010 at 02:00
Before I begin, I just want to thank anyone who decides to take the
time out to read my post. I've been searching for the culprit of
health problems that have been ongoing since 2006, but undiagnosed.
Now for my story ....

In 2006 I went on a trip up to the Pacific Northwest for work. I
started in Portland and then onto Seattle. Around the 4th day of the
Seattle trip I started developing some weird infection in my mouth,
particularly near the gumline of my back left wisdom tooth. I chose to
ignore it and within a couple of days my whole mouth became sore and
my gums bled a little. It even got to the point where it hurt to eat.
To make matters worse, I started developing body aches, a fever, and
a sore on my lip that hurt like hell ..... yet I kept working. We
didn't get paid unless we worked our hours and I needed the money. We
were putting in 13 hour days prepping a new restaurant opening. I
wasn't getting adequate sleep and eating poorly.

Suff... read more

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Skin problems after long use of Vancomycin
Posted by Jim
Last Reply March 15, 2016 at 01:53
Started March 11, 2016 at 18:10
I had hip surgery & could not heal after the operation. My incision continued to
bleed & my temperature got up to 103. My doctor wanted to see it because I was
at home & as soon as he saw it he scheduled another surgery to go in & clean out
the infection. This continued for about 3 months & during the time I had 3 more
surgeries to get rid of the infections which were many with one being MRSA. He
finally put me on a wound vac which is a machine that is supposed to suck the
infection out of the incision. The home health care nurses come in & put a couple
small sponges in the hole in your hip which has now become pretty gross from
the 4 operations & the constant infection. There is also a sterile hose that is
attached to the sponges & it is suppose to suck the infection out of you. It
basically runs 24 hrs per day. It allows the incision which won't heal to heal from
the inside out. It was doing a pretty good job,slow, but the hole in my leg was
starting to fil... read more

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MRSA Carrier
Posted by chan103
Last Reply March 12, 2016 at 02:21
Started December 2, 2016 at 05:00
I found out today my girlfriend is a 'carrier' for MRSA. I, of
course, goodled it and was pretty alarmed by the results. I was
hoping someone could break it down for me and explain what this means
for me, and what this means for her. I am knowledgeable in the
medical field, but from the perspective of emergency and first
responder medicine. Infections and bacteria are not my department.

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Nasal MRSA
Posted by Dusty
Last Reply March 11, 2016 at 01:41
Started November 2, 2016 at 17:43
I have never understood how treating the nose is supposed to remove
MRSA from the body. It seems obvious that MRSA is everywhere not just
the entrance to the nasal passages.

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Why are our posts being deleted?
Posted by 4myMomma
Last Reply March 9, 2016 at 21:29
Started September 3, 2016 at 16:21
Please explain to me why my posts and the posts of people who
have responded to me are being deleted?!

The products forum link is broken so I cant try looking there.
I haven't found the rules anywhere & I can't find a way to
send private messages. So how do I go about finding the
answers I need to help save my mothers life , if my posts are
deleted before I have a chance to read the responses?

Im not trying to cause problems. Im not trying to come off
sounding rude either , so if that is the case, Im sorry cuz
thats not my intent. Its just very discouraging to find such
an amazing forum full of people who have all the answers I
need to help save my momma but my posts are being deleted
before I can get the help I need

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