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MRSA and Rheumatoid
Posted by Terry Manning
Last Reply October 29, 2007 at 16:08
Started October 26, 2007 at 16:59
I am a 48 yr.old W/F. I've had Rheumatoid Arthritis for 16 years, I'm on Enbrel and Methotrexate. In August of this year, I developed a very large abscess on my right buttock. It was MRSA positive. The Surgeon did an I&D. Then I developed a Fistula and had to have surgery AGAIN! Since that time, I have had on-going pimples and boils on my bottom and groin area. I finally ahd one that didn't pop and I went to the Doctor and had it cultured. The Doctor did the culture on Monday; it's now Friday and the results are still not back. I've got two very painful boils on my bottom (so painful I couldn't sleep last night). I called my doctor to tell him anf he said the culture is not back yet and called me in some Zyrtec. I'm at my wit's end and I hurt...what would you do next???? THANK YOU!!!! Terry

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Garlic Beneficial For Your Health
Posted by Luna
Last Reply October 28, 2007 at 17:25
Started October 17, 2007 at 06:31
US Researchers Find Garlic Beneficial For Your Health
by John Wolper 15:29, October 16th 2007

A US study conducted by a team of biologists from the University of Alabama in Birmingham shows that garlic causes red blood cells to release hydrogen sulfide in the body that relaxes blood vessels.
The blood vessels dilatation reduces blood pressure and allows blood to carry more oxygen to brain and other important parts of the body.

It is known that hypertension Ė high blood pressure Ė is a major risk factor for heart disease.

The beneficial properties of garlic are known for centuries, but this research may lead to a standardized garlic diet that may have healing results for cardiovascular diseases and even cancer.

Biology professor David Kraus from the University of Alabama, who led the research said that there is already another research going on that shows "that sulfide can protect from cardiovascular damage during a heart attack, it can alleviate various sorts of infla... read more

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location
Posted by Lori
Last Reply October 27, 2007 at 15:46
Started October 25, 2007
just wondering were everybody is from I am from the toledo ohio area, I was wondering if this is happening in certain locations or if its everywhere

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Concerned
Posted by Lisa
Last Reply October 27, 2007 at 03:03
Started October 25, 2007 at 23:17
Last weekend my mom and dad went camping with their friends (another couple). I, along with my family, visited them at the campsite. During casual conversation we started talking about the news in our area and the number of cases of MRSA that are "popping" up, when to my surprise, my mom's friend starts telling everything she knows about MRSA because she has/had it in her lungs. This lady's voice was hoarse and she had a cough. I pulled my mom to the side later and asked her if that lady was sick or did her voice just always sound hoarse, she said "No, she hasn't been feeling very well this weekend as a matter of fact she was running a temperature last night." Do I have reason for concern here or am I just crazy?

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Just wanted to thank you guys...
Posted by Joe in Sonoma
Last Reply October 26, 2007 at 03:45
Started September 12, 2007 at 06:46
I've been "clear" of MRSA since May. Technically. I had a testicular abcess in January that could have killed me, spent months on vincomyacin. Had outbreaks of cellulitis.

Anyway. I have had a lot of skin rashes this year since then. I stick to using muciporin because I have it left over, and the hibiclens soap of course. But I attribute my immunity to the regimen I learned about here. Which I have stuck with almost religiously all year since learning about it.

Thank you for this forum, and for those of you new to it, it really does help your immunity and general resistance. Garlic, phytonutrients, Vitamin C, probiotics, multivitamins, all of these things are amazing. The only thing I would add is fish oil capsules, I don't know if they help MRSA immunity at all but they contribute to general brain health and contain omega oils. Which if you don't eat fish on a constant basis, is really useful.

Again. My sincere thanks. I went through a LOT of crushing depressio... read more

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Infectious Disease Specialist
Posted by Joanne
Last Reply October 25, 2007 at 23:47
Started October 24, 2007 at 04:03
Went today to the ID spec. She says my daughter is going to be just fine. Just keep giving her the sulfatrim as soon as a boil pops up and apply the bactroban cream, keep it bandage and let it drain on its own. The key is to start the meds as soon as a pimple/boil looks like its retaining fluid and have her soak in a hot tub. She may get the boils for awile, she may not. Its just the bacterial she now carries. She said that there also is no proven evidence that bathing her in phosohex and extream cleaning ie. washing stuff seperate in heavy med soaps, changing bedding everyday, etc. can guarantee the bateria won't return. Or doing the DE-COlONIZING such as swabbing the nose with the bactroban cream and groin area for weeks. Its a 50/50 chance/thing. But recommends that I do it if "It makes me feel better" that I'm actively doing something to prevent more boils. The ID Spec. says she even bathes with the phisohex to be on the safe side. SO PEOPLES......WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF ... read more

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Mom Diagnosed MRSA
Posted by Pheilman
Last Reply October 24, 2007 at 17:22
Started October 17, 2007 at 05:28
Back in April 2007 My Mom was hospitalised with congestive heart failure, also COPD.Mom was placed on a ventilator for a week as she wasn't able to breath well. She was there for 2 weeks and moved into a nursing home for rehab. She wasnt there a week when I was told she was diagnosed with MRSA. They gave her shots of antibiotics for this.She is out of rehab now and my question is this. Is MRSA curable? I am diabetic and caregiving to both my parents. I am worried that I might get this.

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Brother dying Can MOM visit?
Posted by Debby
Last Reply October 22, 2007
Started October 20, 2007 at 17:07
My brother has had many health problems in recent years. He just picked up MRSA too. His heart stopped last night and he is in coma. Can my elderly mom (86) with emphysema, and heart problems safely visit him?

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Testing
Posted by Felling helpless
Last Reply October 22, 2007
Started October 18, 2007 at 22:10
Can anyone tell me HOW to convinve a doctor to test me? I have many symptoms, yet my open wounds are closed (the one that looks like a spider bite) and the rest appear to be poison ivy like (a couple of little bumos here and there).

I fear this bacteria, in whatever form, may be in my bloodstream but no one is listening, as I "appear" to be healthy. I suffer about three times a month from something I will call an "episode". It can be reluctant pain or severe enough to the point I think I am dieing. It happens in my lower abdominal area and i also get chills, nausea, hot/cold flashes, dissoriented, etc.

Any suggestions on getting a doctor to listen would be very helpful because as of date all they have ever told me is "its inconclusive" or "its the hype, you are fine".

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MRSA in Remission
Posted by Jay Simpson
Last Reply October 19, 2007 at 16:16
Started September 27, 2007 at 16:38
I have congenital MRSA. my father having suffered with bouts of it his whole life.
I have found a 'remission' cure. When little boils start to pop up, I take 3 grams or capsules of garlic and the boils dry up and go away. If I have a larger infestation due to my failure to take garlic early, I have found aloe vera to be an extremely good balm. Desitin, an anti-rash creme works well if an infestation gets out of hand.
I have gone through Z-pak treatment which is a megadosage of antibiotics. That works for a short while and then my MRSA pops up again. Only the garlic seems to have an effect, not a cure. But it's cheap, readily available at the grocery store and extremely effective, at least for this time.

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hospital-acquired infections
Posted by Lisa Priest
Last Reply October 19, 2007 at 03:19
Started August 3, 2007 at 22:53
I am a journalist with The Globe and Mail who would like to interview Canadian patients who have had or now have a hospital-acquired infection, such as MRSA, c. difficile or VRE.
Please call me at 416-585-5179.

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MRSA
Posted by Christie
Last Reply October 18, 2007
Started October 17, 2007 at 08:02
I wrote on this board on September 6th about me having MRSA. I knew how serious it could be, but I had no clue it was going to be this hard to get rid of.

It started in June with a spot on my leg. Labor Day weekend, I got a spot on my back. Then a week ago Sunday, I got a spot on my stomach. I had another appointment today and the doctor is now saying it's in my blood and that I will have to remain on antibiotics for an indefinite amount of time.

So far I've been on:
10 days of bactrim (June)
15 days of bactrim (starting Labor Day weekend)
1 bag of vancomycin (Oct. 8th)
7 days of clindamycin--1200 mg a day (Oct. 9th - Oct. 16th)
10 days of clindamycin--900 mg a day (started Oct. 16th)

They lowered the dosage to 900 mg because I've lost 7 1/2 pounds in less than a week. I can't seem to keep anything in me.

Today the doctor said she wants me back when I finish this round so they can immediately start me on another round of Clindamycin. I donít know if thatís such a go... read more

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clindamicin
Posted by it works too
Last Reply October 16, 2007 at 18:13
Started October 15, 2007 at 17:10
try this also if you allergic to sulpha drugs

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Vancomycin resistant MRSA
Posted by Ellen
Last Reply October 5, 2007 at 22:04
Started September 26, 2007 at 01:19
Hi-
My father has vancomycin-resistant MRSA and cannot take Zyvox due to side effects. The docs are now wondering what to try next. He has things that look like tiny strawberry seeds in his staph wound (he has a permanently draining wound). The docs will not take the time to figure out what they are, but they keep appearing. In addition, whenever my father is hospitalized, I notice that some of the nurses do not bother to wear gloves while changing the bandages. All they do is put Purell on their hands when they are done. I'm concerned or the welfare of the other patients regarding this.
Does anyone have any thoughts on all this?

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New here - have questions
Posted by Angie R
Last Reply September 22, 2007 at 12:12
Started September 16, 2007 at 13:03
Hi everyone,

My husband probably has MRSA. He had a boil in April that was drained, etc, but the lab tests came back inconclusive for MRSA. It looks like he has another boil forming, which we are watching closely.

He went to the doctor last week because he'd been sick for almost a month. They didn't want to give him antibiotics because of the possible MRSA, which I can understand, but aren't there some things that have to be treated with antibiotics? If he is getting another boil, does that pretty much mean it is MRSA?

He hasn't been in the hospital, so if it is MRSA it's community-acquired, if that makes any difference.

Thanks for your help.

Angie



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my 3 1/2 year old has ca-mrsa
Posted by Sacha
Last Reply September 21, 2007
Started September 19, 2007 at 21:20
Has anyone out there ever been totally free of this for a long time or does it usually stay with you for the rest of you're life????? I am so worried about this. I pray this is temporary but am in fear she will have it forever.

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Son's Mrsa Infection
Posted by Donna Orsino
Last Reply September 15, 2007 at 03:40
Started March 10, 2007 at 13:12
My son when to the hospital with what we thought was a Brown Recluse Spider Bite. He arrived at the hospital on a Friday and sat there until Wednesday of the following week before a hand specialist could come to see him. During this time he was given IV antiobiotics and pain medication. His hand was already starting to turn black and there was definately a whole in the skin, and the hand was blown up to the size of a racketball. When the Dr. finally looked at him, they scheduled surgery at another hospital in Ocala, FL for the following morning. The following morning came, and they had to wait for a bed. The surgery was completed that evening and he was told that he had a staph infection. I want to know if anyone could help me with deciding whether or not the infection got worse due to the fact that they let him sit in the hospital for five days before surgery. I have already contacted a malpractice attorney and we have the paperwork to fill out. His hand is now disfigured ... read more

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Working on MRSA story
Posted by Tom Murphy
Last Reply September 10, 2007 at 23:49
Started September 7, 2007 at 18:00
I'm a reporter for the Columbia Missourian and am working on a story about MRSA infections. I'm looking for someone from the mid-Missouri area who has or has had an MRSA infection and is willing to talk about it. An athlete would be preferred, although not required. I think this story can raise awareness of the dangers of MRSA in this area and prevent more infections from happening. If anyone is interested, please reply to this topic or call the Missourian newsroom phone number (573)882-5720.

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MRSA and infants
Posted by Concerned
Last Reply September 10, 2007 at 20:31
Started September 10, 2007 at 03:38
My son is 8 mos. old. He was exposed to MRSA before we knew what the person with MRSA had. Since then, he has had an ear infection, and still has been acting funny. I don't know if I am just a paranoid first time mom or if I should have my child checked. Also, all his aunts, uncles, and cousins have been exposed to the MRSA and he often spends time with them. Could he still pick up the MRSA even though he's not directly around the person who has the MRSA?

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LET'S POLL THE FORUM!
Posted by LindaA
Last Reply September 7, 2007 at 16:14
Started September 4, 2007
This is for everyone on this forum. We would like to poll the forum to find out how many of you are currently taking(or have taken) Vitamin C, Garlic, Phytonutrients, and Probiotics to rebuild and maintain their immune system. And whether anyone's had any adverse affects from taking these suppliments. Everyone please respond to this question so that we might shut someone up once and for all instead of listening to his claims that these suppliments have no merit and will do nothing but make you sicker. EVERYONE PLEASE RESPOND

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