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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

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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.

Natural Medicine
The South African Journal of Natural Medicine

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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Posted by MARY
Last Reply August 9, 2007 at 03:35
Started August 8, 2007 at 06:15

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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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Update on my hip surgery
Posted by Nancy R
Last Reply August 3, 2007 at 13:48
Started July 21, 2007 at 16:23
On July 12, I had to have my hip replacement pulled and a spacer inserted in the bone. It was severely infected and full of puss.

I have been home since Monday, and I'm doing very well. I can walk with a walker,unassisted, and with the exception of actually carrying anything, can pretty much move independently. In fact, today my husband will pack up the wheelchair and we're off to Annapolis for lunch.

I am taking narcotics when I exercise and just before I go to sleep. Still I take fewer every day as I'm getting stronger.

I will see the surgeon on Thursday to have my staples removed. I have never seen so many. The incision line is about 8.5 inches long and it must have 200 staples. I know that's gonna hurt!

I have had no fever or chills. I think that the IV meds and the oral antibiotics have things pretty much under control.

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MRSA Treatment
Posted by Magnum
Last Reply August 3, 2007 at 12:48
Started June 19, 2007 at 02:42
Well, after all I've mentioned in my past and quite long account of my MRSA situation, as of this present day, I have a sense of regaining my breathing and other functions a bit. However, let's not break out the wine bottle just yet. I have also experienced bouts of the aforementioned illnesses sporadically, and I can't readily say I'm fully 'out of the water' just yet (by far).

Nonetheless, I'd like to mention what I believe, as an Associate in Science, and common sense minded individual, what may have helped me achieve recovery (or at least partial/ongoing recovery), as to possibly help my fellow brothers and sisters out there, suffering with this dreadful illness too.

In one all mighty word to sum it up: SUPPLEMENTS.

Which supplements? That is the question I'll try to address.
As mentioned, not being a DR, or that of one knowing your particular medical situation, it is proper to seek such professional advice before experimenting with anything that could possibly produ... read more

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Recent contraction
Posted by Tina-Illinois
Last Reply August 1, 2007 at 01:04
Started August 10, 2006 at 21:26
I was recently diagnosed with CA-MRSA. I have been on an emotional roller coaster since. I am as up and bubbly as I am down and crying. Not sure if this is just the results of dealing with the MRSA or if it is the levoquin I am on.
My family understands and being in the medical field for 20 years, I use extra precautions to keep the infection from spreading. I quit working in the field around a year and a half ago. So that is why the doctor said it is Community aquired. I know I have staph colonies, as I was exposed to it so much working as a CNA. I would like to know what others are doing to deal with the emotional roller coaster.

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Posted by Rebecca
Last Reply July 31, 2007 at 09:17
Started July 30, 2007 at 22:15
Thank You all so much, and I am so sorry to read of your encounters with this horrible infection. I can only thank god that for now my husband is ok, and that his prognosis is good. Right now we are still on the 32 day waiting period. They tell us we have to wait for 32 days after his treatment ended, to see if he is going to break out again or not, and I pray to god that he does not. It was hard nursing him the 1st time, not only on him, but on myself and our 4 children as well.
It's still really odd to us, my husband has never been a "sick" person, never had health problems till this, and whats worse he contacted it from an apparent bug bite, or thats what they told us.
I will keep each and everyone of you in my prayers, for I know how this is. All I can do is pray.
They have told me my husband will not return to work, have any of you had to experince that? And if so why wont they let him go back? They have given us no clear answers to that even tho we have both asked numerous ... read more

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Posted by ed p
Last Reply July 29, 2007 at 14:20
Started June 26, 2007 at 03:03
was recently diag. w/camsra.
went to the docs on mon. 6/20 w/swollen right wrist.
antibiotics didn't help.
got worse by wed. 6/22 and was sent to hosp. er and was admitted.
on thurs. site was lanced and drained.
daily whirlpool treatments were added.
did two or three days of iv vanco and am now on zyvox tabs.
today,6/25 mon., I am home.
is there any chance that i'll beat this thing ?

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I have no idea how I got MRSA
Posted by Nikole
Last Reply July 27, 2007
Started July 27, 2007
I am a happily married, healthy 23 year old female, I went to the hospital for a spider bite and was shocked to learn that I had MRSA. The only thing I had ever heard about MRSA was terrible and I heard it whe I used to be a Corrections Officer at a Prison. I am really scared, I have only heard bad things like dying from MRSA, and getting breakouts of it all the time. The Doctors told me I caught it very quickly, I had it lanced and drained and am currently on Bactrin 2x daily for 10 days. The stigma that is attached to MRSA just is not true. I am not a dirty person, nor is my house, I've never used drugs and I have never been hospitalized prior to this infection. I am scared that I will spread it to others and to myself. I know all about washing my hands and all the other stuff. But, will I always have it? Can you get it from blood? How often will these "boils," come back? Anyone who is going through this please respond. This is making me very worried, it's starting to beco... read more

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So confused....
Posted by feeling alone
Last Reply July 27, 2007
Started January 20, 2007 at 04:26
This week I tested postive for MRSA. Which I had never heard of before until about a week ago. I had gotten three differnet boils in my left arm pit. They just lanced them open gave me some antibiotics and sent me on my way. My little Cousin who I just visited came up with one under her arm she was tested and came back positive. That is what mae me go to a new Doctor for advice. They tested me and sure enough I have it and I am thinking that I gave it to her. With the three that I had before I was on about three weeks of antibiotics. None past that. The Doctors office told me if I get a cut or a open wound or a cold runny nose anything that I am to call them. I am confused on what this does to my body Do I have it forever. And should I expect more boils to come? I have so many questions and not really anyone around here understands this....
Please help me to understand.

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How long is MSRA contagious on a person?
Posted by Cara
Last Reply July 26, 2007 at 21:32
Started July 25, 2007 at 02:54
I had said, about 3 mos ago, on my face, and turned orbital (in sinus), then a 2 weeks later got another. Now my 2 yr old got a place on her bum. It got a lot worse, we had to take her back to the ER to have her sedated and the place drained. HOW LONG ARE YOU CONSIDERED TO BE CONTAGIOUS? Her wound is completely healed. Please respond ASAP!!!!!!!

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Clindamycin-susceptibel MRSA
Posted by Jessica
Last Reply July 24, 2007 at 14:43
Started July 23, 2007 at 02:13
I am currently being treated for "spider-bite" type symptoms of MRSA with clindamycin. They did do the extended testing to make sure that my strain would not develop a resistance to clindamycin, and they are convinced that it will not. My question is, does that mean that I am now "cured"? Or am I colonized? What about my family members?

Thank you for your advice.

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