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grandma has mrsa,do I have it Now
Posted by Tara
Last Reply September 3, 2007
Started September 2, 2007 at 13:15
I am a little worried. Not long ago my grandmother had mrsa. Not knowing anything about it (Mrsa), when she started having problems again I didn't think anything about it. So last week I went there to see her and i fixed her some breakfast, of courseshe didn't eat it all. When I was cleaning the table off I decided to try a bite of her oatmeal. Just acouple of days ago I started to feel sick, I have a low grade fever a couple of times and no appetite, and really tired. I called to tell my aunt who lives with my grandma and shes worried ecause grandma is back in the hospital with the mrsa. Should i be worried?

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follow up,gram pos.coci
Posted by john
Last Reply September 1, 2007 at 15:22
Started August 31, 2007 at 22:27
thanks for the info.as far as the gram positive result,i've looked at the paper work and thats what it said.it also said some form of numbers as well,like 2+ something and 3+,not sure what it means.i will look at it again as well ask dr.eat your heart out quacks,i'm eating as well as using as a pultice manuka honey,what a waste,it tastes good.i am also doing the following:300mg turmeric 2-3 per day
6248mcg allicin 4-6 per day
gr8 dophilus 4-6 per day[enteric coated 8 strains &4 billion potency with FOS]
colloidal silver 2tsp or > per day.[20ppm]plus i use as spray. i have some vit c but is not great quality but will get.5000mg per day?thats alot.

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How long has your infection lasted?
Posted by Jack
Last Reply September 1, 2007 at 03:47
Started August 20, 2007 at 13:46
Just curious how long is it taking to completly shake this bug. Not just one outbreak but untill you are outbreak free. I seem to get one every two to three months and have for about 1 1/2 years despite Bactrim, the wash, the ointment, ect.

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The Big vitamin scare: AMA claims vitamins may
Posted by LindaA
Last Reply August 30, 2007 at 22:13
Started August 30, 2007 at 22:13
This report was taken from the HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH.
The lastest round in conventional medicines ongoing attempts to descredit(and untimately outlaw) nutritional supplements is found in a highly questionable study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which claims that vitamins actually increase the risk of death.

The study claims to have analyzed a collection of previous studies on Vit A, beta carotene, Vit C, Vit E, and selenium, concluding that most of the nutrients are actually dangerous to human health. Of course, this is research from CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE- an industry that promotes patented chemicals as perfectly safe, even though FDA-approved PHARMACEUTICALS are killing 100,000 Americans each year. (imagine the uproar if VITAMINS killed even a fraction of that number...)

To avoid getting hoodwinked by questionable research on "VITAMINS" you have to strongly consider the FINANCIAL INTERESTS of the source of this research. ... read more

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HOW SAFE ARE VITAMINS
Posted by L:indaA
Last Reply August 30, 2007 at 20:46
Started August 30, 2007 at 20:46
the 2003 annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers Toxic Exposures Surveillance system states that there have been only 2 deaths allegedly caused by vitamins. Almost half of all Americans take nutritional supplements every day, some 145,000,000 individual doses daily, for a total of over 53 billion doses annually. And from that, 2 deaths? That is a product safety record without equal.

Conversely, pharmaceutical drugs, properly prescribed and taken as directed kill 106,000 americans each year. That is over 2,000 each week, dead from their prescriptions. Some physicians estimate the true number of drug-induced deaths to be far higher.

Fatalities are by no means limited to drug products. In the USA in the year 2003, there was a death from "Cream/lotion/makeup" a death from granular laundry detergent, and one death from plain soap, one death from baking soda, and one death from table salt.

Other deaths reported by the American Association of Poison... read more

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Recently Diagnosed With MRSA
Posted by Priscilla
Last Reply August 30, 2007
Started August 27, 2007 at 20:35
Hi I'm 34 years old and it's been about a week since I was in the hospital for MRSA. It started off with my getting a tattoo. It started to heal then I noticed that my ankle got swollen and then what looked like a pimple/bug bite came about.

Now a month ago I had a similar looking bite on my left leg and yes it looked bad but not as bad as this one was. I figured it would eventually heal and scar up like all my other bug bites. So over the weekend I got scared because the redness area was bigger than the day before. I called the tattoo artist and told him I had a welt underneath my tattoo and he told me to take Benadry so I did. It did get rid of a lot of the redness but I still went to the doctor on Monday.

By this time black spots started forming underneath and by the area of that bite. Another pus ball formed about 1/2 inch away from that "bite." So the doctor says I have cellulitis and prescribes Bactrim and Muporicin ointment. She also performed a little I & ... read more

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Positive Manuka Honey Testing
Posted by Carla
Last Reply August 29, 2007 at 14:17
Started July 4, 2006
Honey may take the sting out of the NHS superbugs
by BEEZY MARSH, Daily Mail

07:35am 21st November 2002

Honey has the power to defeat the hospital superbugs which claim up to 5,000 lives a year, scientists have discovered.

Renowned for thousands of years for its medicinal properties, it is able to kill off mutant bacteria, including MRSA which has defeated all but the strongest antibiotics.

The latest discovery by researchers at the University of Wales in Cardiff comes at a time of growing scientific interest in the substance's healing properties.

Honey contains natural antibacterial agents which experts have discovered can prevent the growth of a number of hospital-acquired wound infections, even at very low concentrations.

Outbreaks of the infections cost the Health Service £1billion a year in extra treatment.

They kill 5,000 British hospital patients a year and are a factor in a further 15,000 deaths.

Honey was revered by the ancient Greeks and Egy... read more

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MRSA Spreading
Posted by Arrow
Last Reply August 27, 2007 at 23:07
Started July 3, 2007 at 15:46
New 'superbug' strain spreading in meat, warns study

By Ahmed ElAmin

25/06/2007- Retail meat from pigs, chickens and other livestock could be
infected with a "superbug" strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus
aureus (MRSA), according to a UK study released today.

The prospect of MRSA in the food chain could spark off another consumer
reaction against meat products, already suffering from a bad perception due
to past outbreaks of bird flu, food-and-mouth disease and bovine spongiform
encephalopathy (BSE).

In the Netherlands, the MRSA strain has been found in 20 per cent of pork,
21 per cent of chicken and 3 per cent of beef on sale to the public, the
UK's Soil Association stated in the study.

'This new type of MRSA is spreading like wildfire across Europe, and we knowit is transferring from farm animals to humans - with serious health
impacts," said Richard Young, a policy adviser to the Soil Association.

The association warned that MRSA found in farm... read more

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MRSA pre heart surgery
Posted by Kate in Ireland
Last Reply August 25, 2007 at 17:55
Started August 23, 2007 at 23:19
Mum has spent 7 weeks in hospital. Picked up the MRSA bug during her stay. They released her from hospital 2 weeks ago, "to clear up the bug", before she is re-admitted for a tripple bypass. Just got the results of her first swab, positive in her nose, groin and underarm. Is she re-infecting herself? Are we re-infecting her. Very dispondent!
Please can anyone help

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mrsa
Posted by ruth
Last Reply August 25, 2007 at 17:45
Started August 25, 2007 at 17:45
MRSA is staph in Mycoplasma. Google Dr. Garth Nicholsn

doxycyclene and rifampin - 1 year

lacto bacilus - for gut 1 year, in yogurt or pills russians did lots of research on this

chlorhexidine - topical wash for skin lesions

Violeta De Gencianan - makes lesions dry up scab over takes a few weeks

alkalinize body - 1 teaspoon baking soda 3 times a day - get ph test from health food store

alkaline diet - 40% vegs, 40% fruit, 20% meat and carbs, drink lots of green tea and herbal teas. No coffee, sugar, alcohol, chocolate

build immune system - vitamins - a, b, c, d, e. minerals - zinc, magnesium, calcium, potassium, selenium, cesium. Omega fatty acid - fish oil, flax oil

exercise - to get oxygen in body

Callisto Pharmaceuticals development pipeline also includes a drug to treat inflammatory bowel disease, as well as a homeland defense initiative called the Superantigen Biodefense Project, which is exploring development of a drug and vaccine to protect against b... read more

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MRSA and Toddlers
Posted by Dagny
Last Reply August 23, 2007 at 20:13
Started August 23, 2007 at 07:03
I just found out my 22 month old daughter, Kayla, has MRSA. It seems that she has had it for quite some time. She developed a rash on her inner thigh that spread quite quickly in 4 days. I took her to the doctor and she did a culture. She gave me some antibiotic and said to call on Tuesday for results. I didn't because of losing her number and also the rash was gone by Monday. She had this same rash last year and it went away within a week with the same antibiotic.

I have no idea where she got it but me, my son, and my husband are not showing any symptoms. I am a bit freaked because of some of the stuff I have read if you have a huge infection.

Though how can MRSA affect a toddler? If she has had this for more than a year, could this be why I call her demon spawn? She screams A LOT, and is quite irritable since she was 9 months old (same time as last "outbreak").

I am supposed to go in tomorrow to get antibiotics and talk to the doctor about this. Anything I need to know ... read more

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UBI Treatment for Serious Infection
Posted by Arrow
Last Reply August 22, 2007 at 18:09
Started August 22, 2007 at 18:09
There are doctors around that do this but you will have to search. I have one just down the road from me.
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Natural Medicine
The South African Journal of Natural Medicine
weblink:www.naturalmedicine.co.za/sajnm_main/article.php?story=200401131020433

Dr Robert Odes
MB ChB (UCT), MBA (Wits) Member ACPE (USA)

The last two decades have seen an escalation of immune-related illnesses such as fibromyalgia (FM), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), allergic conditions and HIV/AIDS. This has led to a revival of interest among medical practitioners worldwide regarding the ability of ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI) in the treatment of such disorders.

UBI therapy involves extracting 100 ml of the patient’s blood, irradiating it with ultraviolet light, and then returning it to the patient’s body in a sterile, closed-loop system.

As a simple, non-toxic, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved procedure, UBI is ... read more

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My 14 year old son with MRSA in Vancouver
Posted by K
Last Reply August 22, 2007 at 13:34
Started August 12, 2007 at 19:17
Hey all, first of all I wanted to say thanks to those who post here. I have been reading for about a month while waiting for things to sort themselves out with my son. We live in Vancouver and in early May, my 14 year old son a few spider bites on his thigh, and continuted to get them for about two months before we saw the doctor. The final one was a huge boil. The doctor tested it and it came back as MRSA. We were told that he got it somewhere in the community (he is an active athlete) and that there is nothing that they can give him to get rid of the MRSA. They would only give him antibiotics if he was at risk of losing a limb. It is very frustrating to walk away from the doctor with nothing.

Having worked in and studied alternative medicine, I was very comfortable trying other healing methods. I have been giving him Maluka honey daily. Two weeks ago, he started to get another boil. I took him to my acupuncturist twice (which the doctor ok'd) and she also have him a herbal tea... read more

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Alternative Vs. Conventional Medicine
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply August 15, 2007 at 20:04
Started August 15, 2007 at 19:59
Why Don't Doctors (and other narrow minds) Get It?
By Dr. Joseph Mercola
with Laina Krisik

If you live in the United States and need medical care or treatment for a disease you can follow one of two paths to better health--conventional or alternative. In making this decision it is important to know the differences between the two practices.

A Comparison of Conventional to Alternative Medicine

Conventional (Disease-based Model)
-Offers the best medicine in surgeries or trauma care.
-Treatment of immune health-related conditions routinely consists of prescribing drugs or recommending medical procedures, which are often invasive.
-Targets treating symptoms, not the underlying causes.
-Treats the human body in parts, not as a whole.
-Medical schools are set up by organ specific departments that don't share any kind of relationship with one another.
-The shaping of conventional medical doctors is based upon using "rescue medicine," not finding treatment and prevention... read more

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2 yr old with MRSA 6 times
Posted by DJ
Last Reply August 13, 2007 at 14:04
Started January 7, 2007 at 10:49
I’m desperately seeking advice regarding treatment for MRSA in toddlers. My 2 1/2 yr old has had 6 puss-filled bumps diagnosed as MRSA over the last 1 ½ yrs. He was 9 mths old when we first noticed a bump on his leg. The pediatrician immediately had the abscess cultured and it was diagnosed as MRSA. He was treated with 2% Bactoban and oral antibiotics to treat the “super bug”. 3 months later we noticed a bump below his belly button. He was again treated with Bactorban and oral antibiotics. He continues to get puss-filled bumps around the lower part of his belly/upper part of his diaper approximately every 3 months. I’m very concerned – not only is he on antibiotics all the time but my poor little guy complains that it hurts.

My husband had one incident of MRSA 1 ½ yrs ago too, at about the same time as my son, but he has not had any other incidents. Our 6 yr has not showed any symptoms at all. Both kids are watched at our home and we do not have any indoor pets.
Has... read more

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Clinical / chlorophyll
Posted by Luna
Last Reply August 13, 2007 at 07:36
Started August 13, 2007 at 07:36
Carpenter. 1949. Clinical experiences with chlorophyll preparations

A clinical study using chlorophyll [wheatgrass, chlorella, spirilina] preparations to treat chronic osteomyelitis, osteomyelitis secondary to compound fractures and chronically infected wounds and ulcers. The study included many patients that had been resistant to other forms of therapy. The author considered chlorophyll preparations not necessarily a cure, but was interested to find ‘such rapid eradication of infection and healing of wounds’. Photos show epithelialization and healing of lesions, chronic ulcers and a ‘grossly infected amputation stump’. In many of the wound healing and ulcer cases there was no evidence of recurrence of infection or of breakdown at 18 months.

Smith & Livingston. 1943. Chlorophyll. An experimental study of its water soluble derivatives in wound healing

Wound healing involves an inflammatory (exudative) phase and a proliferative tissue growth and repair phase that presumably i... read more

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MRSA and Iraq
Posted by Amy
Last Reply August 13, 2007
Started August 21, 2006
I am a 33 y/o female in Washington state dealing with MRSA.
My fiance (healthy 34 y/o guy) developed mrsa while he was in Iraq. Nothing really popped up again until November of 2005. He was treated w/antibiotics and had the boil drained. In February of 2006 I developed a boil under my arm, had it drained and received antibiotics. Since then both of us have developed a boil at least once a month. Presently he has one in his groin area and I have one inside of my vagina. When the boils come to a head and start draining on their own, we have found that rinsing the area with Betadine helps speed up the healing process. But these things keep coming back!!! We are frustrated beyond belief that this disease does not seem to be going away. This is disgusting, painful and highly annoying. This disease does not care who you are, how healthy or clean you are, it will attack. Does anyone have any experiences dealing with this in Washington state? Or anyone in the military who has seen this in... read more

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MRSA in Vacouver Canada
Posted by Tara Day
Last Reply August 12, 2007 at 18:50
Started April 8, 2005 at 08:31
I'd like to check talk to some folks about MRSA in Vancouver. My sister died Mar 15 from Mrsa related pneumonia.

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ARROW ?
Posted by MARY
Last Reply August 9, 2007 at 03:35
Started August 8, 2007 at 06:15
HEY ARROW
I WS WONDERING HOW YOUR FRIENDS TREATMENT WITH OZONE FOR THE SINUSES WAS GOING. IM GOING ON MY THIRD WEEK OF VANCO AND DOXY AND STILL HAVE THE INFECTION. PLEASE LET ME KNOW

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Thrush in the mouth and tongue
Posted by Martha
Last Reply August 7, 2007 at 22:21
Started August 6, 2007 at 20:06
I have been dianosed with thrush in the mouth and tongue and have no sucessful antibiotics, would any MRSA treatments be of any use to me.

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