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MRSA Skin Infection VS Internal
Started by Kevin
Posted: August 5, 2011 at 18:38
Can anyone tell me when I should be concerned that my infection has compromised my blood stream. It seems to me that some of the symptoms I am experiencing such as, Occasional Nausia, occasional loss of appetite, other minor flu-like symtoms, increased pain on the balls of my feet along with exagerated aches and pains from my norm, throughout my body, and an unusual fatigue factor are signs that it may have entered my blood stream. My Dr. however, is treating my condition as if it is a superficial skin condition only at this time. Any comments would be appreciated.
Re: MRSA Skin Infection VS Internal
Reply #1 by Bob Anderson
Posted: August 5, 2011 at 19:50
Kevin -

As I mentioned in the other thread, garlic water baths is a way to combat MRSA both on the skin and internally as well because it soaks into the skin and from there into the lymphatic system and also into the blood stream as well.

While drifting along in the blood stream it eradicates all the bacteria in encounters but in time the immune system catches up with it and kills and absorbs the allicin and uses it to enhance the immune system. The half-life of allicin in human blood is less than one minute so its life is limited but by flooding the bloodstream with allicin it takes the leukocytes longer to do the job and so garlic gets more done with longer soaks.

A similar thing happens in the lymphatic system where allicin and the oily breakdown metabolites of allicin circulate and kill any MRSA they encounter there along with any cancer cells that may be spreading via the lymphatic system.

Yes, there are ways to slow down or stop the spread of tumor cell lines via the lymphatic system. Allicin kills cancer cells on contact but the problem has always been to get the allicin to the site of the tumor or into the lymphatic system to keep it from spreading. Garlic is a way when used properly. But that is a subject for another forum somewhere.

The more one reads the garlic posts in this forum the more one learns.

Re: MRSA Skin Infection VS Internal
Reply #2 by Kevin
Posted: August 5, 2011 at 20:49
Thanks again Bob,

I started the garlic treatment yesturday after reading all the threads you referred to (very helpful by the way). I understand that will do nothing but benefit me for the future and I am staying optimistic. It almost seems to me however, that the Dr. is down playing my condition. This is why I am taking your advise and seeking alternative measures for prevention reasons. For my own personal information, I'm trying to figure out what signs and symptoms, besides the obvious, the medical professionals use to determine if and when MRSA has entered the blood stream. I can't seem to get a straight answer from my Dr. but if I use a little common sense, it certainly appears to me the sypmtoms I have been feeling are an indicator. I'm hoping someone may have had similar experiences so I can learn from it and confront my Dr. if necessary.
Re: MRSA Skin Infection VS Internal
Reply #3 by ladyk
Posted: August 11, 2011 at 05:02
Kevin -

I was going back over your post (looking for clues)… and the following perked my interest.

You wrote: [“He unsuccessfully diagnosed me with Genital Herpies the first time, and Molluscum Contagiosum the second time. *Both times they took blood tests and cultures.”]
Questional MRSA cures
Started by Kevin Posted: August 3, 2011

Both times they took blood tests and cultures… I believe it would help you greatly to obtain these lab reports. I also wanted you to know that it is our legal right to request, and obtain all or any portion of our medical records. Some offices put up a bit of resistance in honoring requests stating they’ll fax them for you, other offices view this request as routine. (Sometimes it helps to say you wish to hand carry them to second opinion appointment, if you run into trouble.) At the end of the day they are yours and you have legal right to them. Additionally, some offices will require a nominal fee of a few cents per copy which I guess can be considered reasonable since someone does have to search for your medical record from ordering physician’s office, obtain lab reports, copy them, etc. The reason I believe this is a step worth taking in your case is because lab result reports don’t mix words. In the case of cultures… lab results report what grew. Given there is a margin for human error (cross contamination), culture is the tool medicine/science utilizes to identify infecting agents. Forensics/DNA testing is a good comparison, including marginal error examples. These are the best diagnostic tools we’ve got to work with. Here is another example of why I believe it is important for you to obtain your lab results, it has been my experience… individuals have not been told they were MRSA positive by their physician’s, rather they’ve found out by having a lab call them directly with results, seeing it documented on their lab reports, and/or being notified their medical record has been flagged as having MRSA positive history. In some US states work places exercise right to demand work release until individual can produce three consecutive negative nare cultures… before able to return to work. Also, not being diagnosed correctly would leave me with doubts in another’s ability to deal with specialty outside their scope of expertise.

Re: MRSA Skin Infection VS Internal
Reply #4 by ladyk
Posted: August 11, 2011 at 05:03
Therefore, all things considered it never hurts to have another set of eyes take a look. I’m an advocate for second opinions, and depending on severity of health risk… obtaining as many opinions as it takes to grasp the situation based on facts serves us best. Personally speaking I wouldn’t have different advice for my own… hand carry a ‘copy’ of lab reports to an Infectious Disease specialist requesting second opinion and treatment option consultation. Second opinions also help keep everyone on their toes, especially when other professionals are viewing same documents.

This has been on my mind since the line in your post jumped out at me, something to consider. That, and re-culture of any currently active lesions. How are symptoms? How’s the fatigue?


PS What are you doing for immune support?

[“I'm trying to figure out what signs and symptoms, besides the obvious, the medical professionals use to determine if and when MRSA has entered the blood stream.”]

Research everything concerning sepsis.

Here are a couple informative links you may be interested in… one has a good article on sepsis, and the other on MRSA.

Re: MRSA Skin Infection VS Internal
Reply #5 by ruth
Posted: August 11, 2011 at 22:00
MRSA with PVL virus toxin could cause the symptoms you listed. Potassium channel
blockers inactivate the PVL toxin then the MRSA will be easier to kill.

Statin drugs can weaken the MRSA by weakening MRSA's golden armor so antibiotics can
work better.
Re: MRSA Skin Infection VS Internal
Reply #6 by tammy
Posted: October 26, 2012 at 06:14
Been healthy all my life until last year 2011, I had 5 surgeries to
remove cancer. From my last surgery I contacted MRSA and it is in my hip
bone. I have no sores on my skin, but when the MRSA acts up my hip
hurts. MRSA almost took my life twice.....scary stuff but I am doing as
much as I can naturally. Does the PH level in the body have anything to
do with killing or warding off MRSA? What can I do to get rid of it for
good? I had an episode 3 months back and I have taken the last
antibiotic they said was left to give me, after that there is not much
to do but surgery.
Re: MRSA Skin Infection VS Internal
Reply #7 by Deborah
Posted: September 18, 2013 at 19:38
I have a poor immune system. As a result, I have been hospitalized NUMEROUS TIMES! Now I have repetitive pneumonia. I contracted MRSA during one of these stays. It was in my sinuses. The last time, it was in my lung. It nearly killed me and was incredibly painful. I had Vacomiacin infusions for 21 days by IV. I have a it made this all so much easier. No one has answered my question, (How can I tell it is gone?)
Re: MRSA Skin Infection VS Internal
Reply #8 by Juan
Posted: September 18, 2013 at 23:11
As far as i know The only way to tell if it's gone is for a
doctor to swab inside your nose and send the culture to a
Re: MRSA Skin Infection VS Internal
Reply #9 by Linda
Posted: October 3, 2014 at 18:17
Kevin, an infection in the blood stream, whether MRSA or some other organism, is
sepsis. if MRSA was in your blood stream, you would be very, very sick and need
hospitalization for treatment, including i.v. antibiotics. Blood is cultured to identify
specific bacteria.

Deborah, as I understand it, internal MRSA is never totally gone. You can only watch
for symptoms that it is recurring/active. One thing that can be monitored with labs is
your blood sedimentation rate (ESR or sed rate). If it elevates, it is an indication of
systemic inflammation and the cause should be looked for. Make it a permanent habit
to follow extra hygiene measures, such as not reusing a washcloth, frequent hand
washing (dry with paper towel), etc. Also do what you can to improve your immune
system with probiotics and herbs like elderberry extract.
Re: MRSA Skin Infection VS Internal
Reply #10 by mrsa
Posted: April 12, 2019 at 19:30
I drive medical and yesterday I drove a man who had open heart surgery, but they had to repair bones because of mrsa should I be worried?
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