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Possible MRSA-HELP!
Started by Alexandra Leigh
Posted: September 14, 2011 at 13:41
My name is Alexandra and I'm 17. I have been dealing with this
on-going skin infection since May 2011(it's been 5 months now). It started out with just a small little spot on my arm that looked like a bug bite. My mom decided to take me to the doctor right away because both my aunt and cousin have mrsa so she knew how bad it could and would get if it was in fact mrsa and wasn't treated properly. My doctor couldn't take a culture of it because she said that it was too dry. She decided to treat it as mrsa and gave me Keflex and some topical cream to use also. A couple of weeks past and I just kept getting more and more of these boils(at this point they were all over my buttox and 7 or 8 spots on my arms as well). They would also just randomly start oozing and bleeding. My mom got really worried and took me back to the doctor and they just kept giving me different antibiotics to take and countless creams to put on the infection. Long story short, we ended up at the doctors office five times and the ER twice. I have been on at least 6 different rounds of antibiotics(keflex, clidamycin, bactrum, clindamycin and bactrum together and others that i can't recall) not to mention countless topical prescription creams. Everybody just kept saying the same thing that it was nothing to worry about and it would eventually go away on its own. My mom eventually took me back to the doctor and I explained the situation. I told her that these boils were huge, ozzing and bleeding all day long, I was tired and felt sick all the time, they hurt and were very sore! After hearing this information and examining the boils once again she said that we should go to a dermatolgist. When we showed up at the dermatologist I explained everything and he said there is no way that this is mrsa but he took a culture just to be sure of it. He said it was some other type of skin infection and that it should be gone in a couple of days. He gave me a steroid injection into each one of the boils I had about 13, it was pretty horrible! Then he gave me a topical cream to put on the infection twice a day, another cream to apply if new boils came up and a weekly special shower wash. I have been doing all of this and the boils just seem to be getting worse and bigger. Since I've been to the skin doctor I have had at least 5-10 new boils pop up. Now they are all over my buttox, arms, legs, and stomach. I just don't know what to do. Obviously something is wrong because this just isn't normal. I had mouth surgery 2 weeks ago and I just had to have it again today because it got infected and wouldn't heal properly. The surgeon asked what I had all over my arms and my mom told him that we thought it was mrsa. He said he thought that's what it looked like and that could be why my mouth got infected and was having such a hard time healing. I'm just so frusterated about this whole situation! If anybody has any advice on what to do about this and how to proceed it would be greatly appreciated. :)

Re: Possible MRSA-HELP!
Reply #1 by Joe !
Posted: September 15, 2011 at 05:04
Hi Alexandra !First of all the only way to find out if the infections you describe is Mrsa or not is to have the wounds cultured sent to the lab to analize.Without the lab test there is no way to any doctor to know for sure exactly what kind of infection you have. The other thing is that if you have Mrsa you have to go to see an Infectious Disease Specialist because the IDS doctor has the most experience to treat this so called superbug it is his/her field.
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Reply #2 by alexandra
Posted: September 16, 2011 at 19:20
They cultured it and we got the results back today. It came back as just regular staph that everybody has and said they couldn't do anything else except to take a skin punch biopsy. So my mom wants to have that done. But I'm really scared. Do you think that this is really necessary? Or should I go to an infectious disease doctor before doing this???

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Reply #3 by debi b.
Posted: September 16, 2011 at 21:22
alexandra...definitely go to an infectious disease doctor! hang in there and pray!
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Reply #4 by alexandra
Posted: September 17, 2011 at 03:57
Thanks everybody for your advice. I will try and talk my mom into taking me to an infectious disease doctor. I was also wondering most of the spots look the same but today i got this huge spot on my upper arm that is like a greenish brownish color. Anybody know if this is the same or a different kind of infection? I know it's kind of hard to answer this without a photo but if anyway has any knowledge of this please let me know.
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Reply #5 by Joe
Posted: September 17, 2011 at 04:28
Hi Alexandra ! Let me just tell you that I am a former Mrsa patient who is completely cured now thanks to one of the best Infectious Disease Specialist here in New York City . So let me give you some useful advice. Mrsa is resistent to most of the antibiotics out there and only those few to wich it showed SENSITIVITY in the lab test will work against it .You have to tell the doctor who cultured your wound that you nedd a copy of that test result you have the right to have that. Without knowing those test results there is no way to any doctor to give you the right medicine ( just like it happened in my case ) that is why you are experienceing recurring infections.
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Reply #6 by danielle
Posted: September 17, 2011 at 04:51
hey joe is there any way you can give me the name of your infectious disease doctor in nyc?

it would be helpful,if you cant post it here can you leave me your email adress?
thanks,you dont have to...but im looingfor a good doctor
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Reply #7 by Joe
Posted: September 17, 2011 at 15:07
Hi Danielle ! I was treated by Dr Chester W.Lerner in downtown New York Hospital. The address is 170 William Street,New York, NY,10038. The phone number is 212 2380106.He is the head of Infectious Disease Division. I was referred to him by the surgeon who did three Mrsa related surgery on me and after seeing him things started to turn around for the better.I do not want to post my E-mail address but if you give me yours I will respond to it.
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Reply #8 by worried mom
Posted: September 20, 2011 at 01:05
hi alexandra, I wanted to let you know that we too are struggling with recurring, horrible boils that test negative for MRSA. Every doctor who sees these boils thinks it is MRSA but the cultures always come back negative for MRSA and it's "regular staph." In our family we have had 2 hospitalizations, three surgeries, and countless rounds of antibiotics due to these boils, going on more than three years now.

One thing to consider is that this might be an allergic reaction of some kind. My kids are much more likely to get the boils if they are exposed to animals. Dust mights are another trigger. Can you have allergy tests done? Do you have eczema, even mild? Our pediatrician says that people with eczema are much more prone to these infections because the skin doesn't function protectively like it does in a normal person. I hope this helps, and feel better soon
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Reply #9 by mombidextrous
Posted: September 20, 2011 at 03:48
I also suspect an allergy boil connection. My daughter's cultures did grow mrsa
but after 5 rounds of antibiotics we switched her to goat milk and avoided all
cow dairy. Not sure if that's why but she hasn't had a boil since.
Re: Possible MRSA-HELP!
Reply #10 by mombidextrous
Posted: September 20, 2011 at 03:50
I also suspect an allergy boil connection. My daughter's cultures did grow mrsa
but after 5 rounds of antibiotics we switched her to goat milk and avoided all
cow dairy. Not sure if that's why but she hasn't had a boil since.
Re: Possible MRSA-HELP!
Reply #11 by Bob Anderson
Posted: September 20, 2011 at 14:13
Do a search on this forum for garlic and see what you find. No matter what other regimen one chooses, one should also become familiar with garlic and how to use it. If properly used it will work when all others fail and no bacteria, including MRSA and Multiple drug resistant tuberculosis, E. Coli, gangrene, syphillus, etc. can survive direct contact with the allicin in crushed raw bacteria.

That is the reason why pharmaceutical companies and their stockholders feel threatened by it and hate it and spread lies about it in order to scare people or ridicule people into not using it. It really works and no staph can become resistant to it at a price less than one tenth of one percent of any commercial antibiotic. The choice is yours.

Every year many many thousands of people die from taking prescription medicines according to label directions and every year between 30,000 and 90,000 (depending on which statistics one believes) die from HA-MRSA when they went to the hospital to be treated for some unrelated condition.

You owe it to yourself to learn all you can about your affliction and the various different alternatives available to the patient so you can make more informed decisions about life and death matters and take your own life and safety into your own hands. If you don't look after your own safety, who will - someone who makes more money treating you than curing you?

Search this forum for the garlic threads and read and learn all you can about garlic. There are many stories in this forum from people who have used it properly with great success.

Learn how to use garlic to kill staph - the life you save may be your own.

After all, it really is your choice.

Garlic works quite well in conjunction with other modalities so one doesn't even have to give up doctors they feel comfortable with as it will help wipe out the staph whether what the doctor prescribes works or not by itself.

Again, it really is the patient's choice but few patients realize they have a choice and just do whatever their doctor recommends without ever questioning anything. That's why this forum is here.

Good luck to you.

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Reply #12 by Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted: September 21, 2011 at 17:17
listen to me, this works, gargle with a 50/50 mix of hydrogen peroxide and water, do this 3 or 4 times a day, keep it in your mouth for a minute or two, also use a q-tip dip it into the peroxide and rub inside your nose then do your ears, do this with 3% peroxide tou buy at the store, the call around to differnt health food store and find out who sells 35% food grade Hydrogen Peroxide and start out puting 3 drops in a glass of juice 3 times aday each day add one more drop up to about 20 drops 3 time a day, take 1 hour before you eat and 3 hours after you eat, I promise you that in a couple of days mrsa will be gone. look up on the internet Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy. Charles,
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Reply #13 by alexandra
Posted: September 24, 2011 at 22:14
Thanks everyone for the advice! On wednesday i had to go and get a punch biopsy done,well actually two of them. I will know the results sometime early this week. Well the doctor still doesn't think i have mrsa he told me that the culture came back as "regular staph" he suspects i have this rare skin disease called prurigo nodularis. The weird thing is that a symptom of this is unbareable itching and my sores dont itch at all. Does anybody know if you can have this without the itching? He gave me an anti-immflamatory medicine called Gabapentin, it seems to be helping some, meaning that i don't have any new sores popping up and they aren't throbbing but they still aren't going away. I'm not so sure about this medicine though. It makes me so tired and very dizzy. After I take it I'm out in like 2 minutes and it usually takes me hours to fall asleep. This morning I went to stand up from the couch and got really dizzy I suddenly couldn't see anything except for different colored circles and spots. It scared me so much I held onto the table, I think that if i hadn't have done that i would have passed out. Also I was reading online about gabapentin, that this causes depression to worse and can cause suicidal thoughts. I already have a history of depression and am on anti-depressants. I'm not really sure that this gabapentin is the best thing to take for me. Any thoughts?
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Reply #14 by mombidextrous
Posted: September 25, 2011 at 20:41
Google "new mrsa strain" and you will find a report about a new strain
disclovered in the UK that isn't identified by the standard tests. Sorry I can't
copy and paste links. I don't know how to use my smart phone very well yet.
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Reply #15 by Sdot
Posted: December 20, 2017 at 20:04
Can mrsa pop in 2 differnt spots at the
same time
Re: Possible MRSA-HELP!
Reply #16 by Bob Anderson
Posted: December 20, 2017 at 22:33
Sdot -

In a word, yes.

The main thing is the effectiveness of the therapy you choose to employ against the MRSA, if it turns out to be MRSA.

You might read my garlic and garlic water posts in this forum and also the Garlic Success Stories thread to see if you find anything interesting.

Good luck to you.

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