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Skin Rash - Possible MRSA?
Started by Nick Conrad
Posted: March 5, 2009 at 14:26
My wife has had a bad rash for about a month. The itching is so intense. No topical creams or oral antihistamine help at all. We have tried many prescriptions for the itching and it wont stop. The doctors tried to treat the rash with some topical medicines. This did not work. Then they tried Ciprofloxacin and doxicilin thinking it was an infection. The rash continued to get worse. So then the doctors gave her prednisone thinking it was an allergic reaction. 20mg twice a day. This seemed to be helping a little bit. Also the itching got better during the day time but was still bad at night. But on the 8th day she went to a lower dose, one 20mg pill a day and we noticed a change. That night the severe itching was back but a little worse. We are concerned that now with the lower dose that this rash is still alive. The side effects of the prednisone are terrible: pounding heart, back pain, can't sleep. Alternative drugs? The rash doesnt look like MRSA, could it be? I can send a photo. help!
Re: Skin Rash - Possible MRSA?
Reply #1 by ladyk
Posted: March 5, 2009 at 16:16
Nick -

Go ahead and send photo to...

I'll see what I can dig up for you.

Really assess the past month for 'any' changes to diet, had she added meds/herbs/supplements prior to itching, has she introduced any different clothing soap, cleaning products, personal products, ? possible diabetes, body lice, STD, etc. Best way to determine culprit is to go to Dermatologist for a scraping culture of affected area. If this does not render results an Immunologist.

Where did rash start, and where has it migrated to? Do you have rash too?

Re: Skin Rash - Possible MRSA?
Reply #2 by Nick Conrad
Posted: March 5, 2009 at 18:10
No changes to activies, no new foods. We switched to a new detergent after the rash arrived. We are now using a dye/perfume free detergent just in case. The dermatologist did a skin scrape and found nothing.

It started on her thigh and travels around to her lower back.

I have no symptoms at all.
Re: Skin Rash - Possible MRSA?
Reply #3 by ladyk
Posted: March 5, 2009 at 22:08
Nick -

Responded via e-mail.


Re: Skin Rash - Possible MRSA?
Reply #4 by Ruth
Posted: March 6, 2009 at 11:25
Benedryll pills and spray on lanacane helps with the itching.
Re: Skin Rash - Possible MRSA?
Reply #5 by Allibatch
Posted: April 2, 2012 at 18:03
Hate to say this but one has to rule out scabies, which ignores socio-economic
factors. The main reason I have to mention this is because of the itching --it's
especially bad at night. The prednisone would improve but not eradicate. The
night itching can be so intense that it keeps people awake usually.

Probably already looking at this. Rash appearance is usually the way it's
diagnosed. In scabies one can sometimes see tracks, and geographic areas on
the skin can be suggestive. Worth looking into if you haven't it out already.
Re: Skin Rash - Possible MRSA?
Reply #6 by
Posted: October 16, 2014 at 22:03
does anyone have pictures of the rash thats posssible MRSA
Re: Skin Rash - Possible MRSA?
Reply #7 by mike
Posted: October 18, 2014 at 21:02
if is a rash caused by mrsa, unfiltered ,unheated apple cider vinegr will cleat it up. if it is a fungal rash ,ACV willalso clear it up.
topically ACV is more effective than tea tree oil , lavender oil or oregano oil.

Re: Skin Rash - Possible MRSA?
Reply #8 by susan roelofs
Posted: October 21, 2014 at 19:05
This is a protocol that has worked for rashes that I have had
In the morning wash with Aveeno Skin Relief Wash. Then rinse the area well. Then add~
1 tsp to 2 tsp (depending on how large the area is) of CocoLaurin creme with 3 drops of
oregano oil in the palm of your hand and gently mix together. Rub this mixture over the
area with the rash. You do not need to use a lot of this you mainly want it to be rubbed
into the area gently until it is absorbed. At the beginning when the area is itching
severely do this at least 3x's/day. Place 2-3 drops of oregano oil in a small glass of
water and drink this. Do this until the rash is gone. There is another old remedy that can
help. Go to your
pharmacist and buy Domeboro tablets and follow the directions. This will greatly help
with the itching. I used it years ago in the hospital on patients and it truly helps with the
itching. I had forgotten about it until I had shingles and believe me I never would have
made it without this made into a soak which I did before applying the above.
Hope this helps your problem
Re: Skin Rash - Possible MRSA?
Reply #9 by Ronald J Kelley
Posted: March 30, 2019 at 20:21
I have a new rash starting on my arm and I was told a few years back
by a doctor that I have MRSA is that possible to get it again

Re: Skin Rash - Possible MRSA?
Reply #10 by Bob Anderson
Posted: April 4, 2019 at 02:01
Ronald -
Yes, it is possible since no one develops resistance to it because it is bacteria rather than a virus and antibiotic resistance may even make new infections more likely and less easily dealt with by the Standard of Care protocols.

If you are interested, you might consider reading the postings in this forum and see how other patients have coped and feel free to discuss anything you learn here with your doctors and see what they advise.

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