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mrsa in knee replacement
Posted by gigi
Last Reply October 10, 2016 at 23:58
Started April 15, 2005 at 17:03
hello, my mother, who is in her late 60s, contacted a mrsa during knee replacement surgery in 1/04. 2004 was a long and difficult year. numerous surgeries, antibotics, pain and depression. my mother had the antibotic treated cement spacer replace the artifical knee 10/04 and taken out and another artificial knee surgery 2/05 and once again the ugly mrsa showed itself. it must have been hiding. doctors have advised my mother will just have to stay on antibotics the rest of her life and if they cannot control the mrsa - possible ambutation or removal of the artifical knee with no replacement. i dont feel like these are options. my mother and father are very active, i have a 2 1/2 yr old son that she wants to play with. does anyone know of anywhere or anything that might help us beat this horrible thing? we will go where we need to. thanks

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minimum safe temperature to kill MRSA
Posted by austin haddock
Last Reply September 26, 2016 at 17:49
Started November 2, 2004 at 15:56
What is the minimum temperature required to wash clothes / bed clothes, worn / comming into contact with an MRSA infected person to kill the MRSA bacteria ?

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MRSA and people with M.S
Posted by Emily Coates
Last Reply August 12, 2016 at 06:21
Started May 26, 2005 at 17:41
I was wondering if anyone knew of any cases of people who has M.S and contracted MRSA and what the outcome was or if they currently have it how they are doing. My Mum has advanced M.S and in hospital has just been diagnosed as having MRSA I would appreciate any advice on what I can do for her and how to protect myself when visisting her. Thanks

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stomach problems after MRSA treatment
Posted by Eve Beardall
Last Reply June 26, 2016 at 16:01
Started May 8, 2010 at 21:18
I'm wondering if anyone else has had digestive trouble after being treated for MRSA. My son was in the hospital for a week, on many different antibiotics, including Vancomycin and Cubicin (sp?) and now almost a year later, he still throws up after eating sometimes. Thanks, Eve Beardall

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No Hip with MRSA + other bugs
Posted by Aileen
Last Reply June 21, 2016 at 09:00
Started June 21, 2016 at 09:00
My husband went in for a hip operation 18 years ago as the previous hip
dislocated when they opened him up there was infection there they took out hip
and stitched him up and started him on vancomycin. Started leaking took swabs
discovered it was MRSA. He has had 3 clinical scrub outs spacer bar etc. He now
has a stoma bag which is drainable and collects MRSA etc. He walks on crutches
cannot weight bear cannot lie on his side wheelchair is used for outside. Been to
pain clinic on loads of melds. Surgeon says no more can be done. He is in
constant pain meds take the edge off that's all. He is only 71. Has anyone ever
heard of a case like this.

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can anyone tell me the smell of MRSA?
Posted by scard about misdiagnosis
Last Reply May 21, 2016 at 17:24
Started May 23, 2005 at 05:56
I had a tummy tuck in Dec, I got ascites from the wound not healing . the Plastic surgeon had to aspirate, but the cleansing technique he used was "lacking" shall we say ... I had a cyst on my ovary burst 3 weeks ago .. I hemorrhaged and almost died.
I have never had any female /ovary problems before..
I was referred to an oncologist who wants to do a complete hysterectomy..
since the ovary burst, I noticesd a sicky sweet discharge odor .. I told the Dr. about it .. she put me on flagyl for 1 week.. It went away in two days .. it is now 1 week after antibiotics finished, and the smell is back ..
I made the connection that although it is really strong now .. since the surgery in Dec I had a mild odor, but frequent baths kept it in check.. now the smell is terrible 2 hrs after a shower
also .. could I have it in my abdomen .. and not be running a fever or have elevated white blood cells? I am scheduled for the hyst.. right after... read more

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Posted by Terry cobb
Last Reply May 2, 2016 at 11:34
Started May 2, 2016 at 11:34
My foot doctors said this a common staph bacteria the best way to treat
it right now is to look at your body daily. KNOW what's happening if you
see a sore get into doc immediately. I still think we need to PH test
out urine know our numbers treat with baking soda.get your preand
probiotics in line and start a regimine of C-Silver know what is safe
yet efffective PPM to start out at. If any one would comment on all

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Why charge for info that is already out there
Posted by Terry cobb
Last Reply May 2, 2016 at 11:13
Started May 2, 2016 at 11:13
Michelle if you had really hit pay dirt and been healed like you claim I
think you would've been toughed on a more meaningful level and want to
heal the world of this disease not let children die because their single
parent can't efford your version of information that's all available on
the internet anyway. Ask for for a love fonation and speak at churches
and schools God will reward you 10 fold for those who can efford will be
made up by those who bless you for saving their lives.God will speak to
their hearts and you will truly reap mwhat is yours.I'm disabled from my
Illnesses but I donate my gift of art freely and I'm a very talented
artist. People are constantly recieving my art free. Freely God has
given to me so freely I will give it back in return. I think peanut has
it right on here they're a health care professional and said you
witholding information to heal people for the all mighty dollar is
immoral and unethical. I just showed you a way to cl... read more

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MRSA or not, I don't know
Posted by Michael Stevens
Last Reply April 28, 2016 at 20:05
Started April 28, 2016 at 20:05
I went to hospital 8 weeks ago for a colonoscopy, after I
developed a boil looking sore where my pant line is to left hand
side, I a couple weeks later developed a chest infection which is
quite bad and have felt terrible with no energy, the boil never
went away in the 7 weeks and looks like the ones in the photo's
for MRSA it continually weeped puss and blood.
I went to the doctors 6 days ago and said I wanted to be checked
for MRSA and doc gave me a biological swab to gather puss from
boil which I did, the doctor put me on a 7 day course of
Flucloxacil 500mg so have one day to finish course.
I phoned the doctors today for results, the woman on the phone
said the swab results were Staph Aureus and if you think the boil
is not healing or still have concerns then call back and make an
appointment with the doctor, the boil is starting to heal but
still have this terrible chest infection and constant coughing and
feeling drained of all energy.

I really do... read more

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Re-occuring MRSA infection in Sinuses
Posted by Jeanne
Last Reply March 25, 2016 at 08:39
Started August 13, 2005 at 02:33
In Sept. 2003 I had nasal surgery to "clear" out the sinuses, this was due to re-occuring sinus infections. After the surgery site (cut above my tooth and into my sinuses) did not heal, I was started on week after week of antibiotics. At that time the culture was Serratia Marcences, which eventually cultured MRSA. I left the ENT that did the surgery, have gone to 2 other ENT Doctors with both of them telling me I have to have more sinus surgery. Now - anyone that has this problem-can you tell me (sorry- but this is gonna sound gross!!) my goo that comes out now is a really nasty sticky greenish, sometimes lime green, smells and tastes bad and also stings my nose to the point of my eyes watering...almost like it is toxic!! I told my Infectious Disease Dr. and she was pretty upset that the other doctors have not cultured it yet. So, I go on Monday (8-15-05) to get my nose cultured again...I was wondering if anyone else has had this happen to them..Thanks!! Jeanne

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MRSA ear infections
Posted by Tamara
Last Reply March 5, 2016 at 18:17
Started April 3, 2014 at 04:45
Last year, I had a MRSA cyst under my arm that was surgically removed and
treated with Bactrim. Five months later, I developed MRSA abscesses on my lip
and in my mouth. I had four oral surgeries to drain them, took vancomycin
through the picc line and eventually developed a staph infection in it before
everything was cleared up. I've been back to work since January and thought
everything was going great.

Well, except for one thing. I kept getting ear infections but honestly, I've been
having recurring ones for about a year now, and I just thought it was part of that.
However last week my PCP decided to culture the nasty smelling drainage to
make sure it wasn't pseudomonas. It wasn't. It was MRSA. She has referred me to
an ENT and also told me to make an appointment with my infectious disease
doctor. I see the ENT Monday and the ID doctor a week later.

I'm not sure what to expect now. My PCP said I may have to have surgery on my
ears. Is that accurate? Wil... read more

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bloodborne MRSA therapy
Posted by Angelo
Last Reply February 10, 2016 at 18:46
Started February 10, 2016 at 18:46
hi all, we are developing a therapy for blood-borne MRSA infections.
They have to be blood borne. I wanted to get feedback as to how many
people get these and what is the disease progression. Also, chat off
like with experts. Please contact me via email at

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This diet holds down MRSA bacteria
Posted by Carolyn
Last Reply February 9, 2016 at 14:27
Started March 1, 2007 at 12:55
First is your diet. You must absolutely change to a vegetarian diet or as close as you can get. You must stop eating anything that contains white flour. I no longer eat any bread because I noticed that all breads no matter how dark, contain some white flour. You need to immediately cut way back on your sugar intake. Continue with everything your doctors say, plus get a good multi vitamin with IRON, take extra vitamin C, start cooking using a lot of red onion, red (purple cabbage) and add as much FRESH chopped garlic AFTER cooking, not during. Fresh raw garlic contains allicin which helps to INHIBIT MRSA bacteria. No one can eradicate MRSA from the body, but you can INHIBIT the growth of the bacteria. You must dedicate yourself to this healthy eating pattern as your new lifestyle. NO sodas, no coffee, only decaf green tea and fruit juice with NO added sugar. I also take fish oil, since I eat no fish or meat of any kind. I do drink milk. I use turmeric every day, putting a bit in my g... read more

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Will MRSA kill me?
Posted by Sheree
Last Reply January 28, 2016 at 17:25
Started March 11, 2012 at 01:20
Australia. I've had this infection for more than 6 years. It manifests in my skin as small pustules (which I was told was spider bites by a dermatologist!) that tingle and itch so much I scratch them in my sleep and then they turn into little sores. The worst is the larger sores on my face. They are like big blind pimples that never come to a head. They tingle and itch SO MUCH and are sore to touch and sometimes get close to my eyes and I get conjunctivitis that won't go away.I get outbreaks of these all the time. I rarely go out in order to avoid contact with others and passing it on to them. Some friends I've not seen for years. I use nasal antibiotic gel twice a day and that seems to work from time to time. If I don't use it at all... the infection comes back much, much worse.
My greatest fear is that as I get older my body will become less resistant and the infection will kill me? anyone else have this fear?

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Joint pain and MRSA
Posted by Issy
Last Reply January 26, 2016
Started February 7, 2008 at 09:17
I work in a hospital and contracted MRSA in October this was treated and I thought everything was fine,early December I got a really painful finger I just thought it was the cold weather and maybe a bit of Arthritis,however since then the joint pain has got progressively worse and affecting every joint in my body some days I can barely walk I am wondering if this is related to the MRSA as I had nothing like this prior to contracting MRSA,it all started wthin weeks of that,I have never had any joint pain before,I'm worried that the MRSA may be in my bloodstream and this is what is causing the severe joint pain.

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Anyone tried honey, garlic and it didn't work?
Posted by Synergy
Last Reply January 14, 2016 at 01:59
Started January 14, 2016 at 01:59
Anyone here try natural remedies that DID NOT WORK? There are a huge amount of opinions and disagreements, including among some medical doctors and chiropractors on what to do about curing mrsa. Nobody has the ultimate solution. At this forum most people write desperately about what to do. A few tout special honey and special garlic, and swear these remedies either help or cure mrsa. Has anyone here actually with mrsa tried the honey/garlic approach where this DID NOT WORK? This is important to know.

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Returning to work after MRSA
Posted by Sarah - UK
Last Reply January 14, 2016 at 01:53
Started October 18, 2007 at 01:58
Hi There

I have been negative of MRSA for a few months after the birth of my daughter by C Section. My maternity leave ends in Jan and I am discussing with my work flexible working. Due to my wound still not being fully healed, I am unable to return to work for the 30hrs that they want and have put forward a suggestion of 25hrs, which I think they are going to refuse.

My Employer is writing to my Doctor for verification of my current situation, which I find an insult. What I really want to know, are recovering MRSA patients covered by the Disability Act or Similar???. I just want to rtn to work and be normal again, but I am still receiving weekly nursing care to check my wound. I cannot believe that they are being so difficult as I have always been a loyal member of staff and now I feel discriminated against due to my illness.

Any advice would be really welcomed as I am so upset about all this, and have not got the energy to fight anymore!!

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This might help
Posted by Rebecca
Last Reply December 30, 2015 at 09:08
Started December 30, 2015 at 09:08
This might help you.

Get the following essential oils:

Tea tree

They are all antibacterial

Get manuka honey make sure strength is 24+

Buy organic garlic make sure when you crush it, it has green stalk running
through it. turmeric pills, coconut oil (organic), Epsom salts.
Get a multivitamin, reshi mushroom pills, oh yeah get turmeric powder.

What to do:
Daily garlic baths with all esstrial oils combined. 5 or more drops from all. Crush
gariilc and let it sit for 15 mins before you put it in bath. Sit in bath for 20 mins

After your bath use, interchangeable the oils, use two at a time at lest twice daily.
You'd dab with wool or swab the oils on. Add manuka honey and turmeric past
made from the coconut oil and powdered turmeric on also. Cover with bandage.

Swob your nose with the oils, and and oregano to water 3 drops and Gurgle once
per day.

Take daily the vitamins. But reshi and turmeric take two tables ..... read more

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2 herbs for MRSA
Posted by Cesar Martinez
Last Reply December 29, 2015 at 05:52
Started December 29, 2015 at 05:52

I took a product called Antibio Herbs which worked very well for my
MRSA. It is a formula well studied and researched. The company
took the time to find herbs & their active ingredients to come up with
this formula.

I have been given several antibiotics for an infection which seem to
appear again and again.
Finally, I was diagnosed with MRSA and was worried because now I
realize why a wound is not healing for long with repeated treatments.
Also I understand that antibiotiIcs can be the cause of MRSA, this
bacteria can develop resistance to several antibiotics.
But I have used this product for some time and it is superior to any I
have used before, my wound has closed and is healing.
It is available from

Once I found that this formula the herbs actually make antibiotics
work better, then I combined it w... read more

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How Important Fungal Antigens Test Are
Posted by venus
Last Reply November 27, 2015 at 02:55
Started November 27, 2015 at 02:55
Fungus is the member in a big group which are made by eukaryotic
organisms containing
microorganisms. Most of them are not detrimental to human body, but
some will lead to
fungal disease. The reason is that biological compounds will be
produced by fungi and some of compounds are harmful to plants, animals
and human body. Fungus is mostly in every place.Thus people are easy to
get attacked by harmful fungus. It will cause skin and lung infection.

Test fungal bacterial components and fungal antigens, which is a
significant ways to diagnose fungal infection in modern clinics.

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