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MRSA on groin, several antibiotics. Dry skn. H
Started by Jamie (male)
Posted: January 19, 2018 at 17:10
Hi everyone, I've been diagnosed w/ MRSA
(seems to be isolated more in the groin
area.) It started w/ what was initially
thought to be folliculitis from shaving. I
was finally cultured and formally
diagnosed w/ MRSA about 5 months ago. What
had started as little rash like bumps has
since turned into open sores. I have cold
sores now and then so I take my anti viral
regularly so this seems to be primarily a
MRSA issue. Nonetheless, I'ce been on
rounds of bactrim, clindamycin, and
bactroban and other corticosteroid
ointments. It's taking so long to heal and
my primary care physician and an
infectious disease specialist both have
basically thrown their hands up and don't
know what to try now. There have even been
periods where they would discontinue meds
which seems counter productive. I get the
resistant aspect of this but no treatment
at all doesn't work as the condition isn't
improving on it's owm. I'm at a loss
because it seems like they're not making
much of an effort and tell me common sense
tips about decolonization. I'm seeing a
dermatologist soon but I just figured the
infectious disease specialist would've
accomplished more. I get that everyone
heals differently and that there's a lot
of trial and error here but it's been
several months without any sort of
progress. Any tips/suggestions are greatly
Re: MRSA on groin, several antibiotics. Dry skn. H
Reply #1 by Bob Anderson
Posted: January 19, 2018 at 23:34
Hello Jamie -

You need to read my Antibiotic Resistance and You thread, close to this one as it has a lot of information in it that may answer some of your questions and give you some ideas that you may use to help yourself.

You have hit the nail on the head, this is antibiotic resistance and it is only going to get worse going forward as doctors can only prescribe things that have been approved for use by the FDA or they lose their liability protection. Their choices are running out but your choices are opening up. Almost anything they can prescribe doesn't work very well anymore. Garlic water baths help people feel relaxed and they gain an enhanced sense of well-being. Learn more about it to see if it is anything you might be interested in learning even more about.

While you are looking up things, search this forum for the Garlic Success Stories thread to read about what people here wrote about their experiences. You may find it interesting. While you're at it, check out my other garlic and garlic water posts to learn things about garlic and its uses that will amaze you.

Hope this helps you understand more about how you can help yourself.

Good luck to you.

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