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Garlic and staph
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply September 25, 2017 at 10:23
Started January 11, 2010 at 21:32
This first post will take four intstallments.

It's hard to know where to start so I think I will start with the most basic information, make a few bold statements and then back up those statements with supporting studies and statements from research scientists.
Crushed raw non-irradiated garlic kills staph; all staph, including MRSA and what's more, staph cannot become immune to crushed raw garlic like it has the pharmaceutical antibiotics.
That's a pretty bold statement but you will soon understand why it is so.
Freshly crushed raw garlic kills all or almost all harmful bacteria, including staph, on contact. One study (Walton, Herbold&Lendegren 1936-1938 - Journal of Food Science) even showed that the vapors alone from nearby crushed raw garlic killed all bacteria, including staph, out to 8" away just from the fumes.

Numerous other studies, such as Abdou et al., 1972 have confirmed that crushed raw garlic kills staph on contact. I can cite many other studies showing ... read more

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How do you know if MRSA has entered your blood
Posted by Scrared Silly
Last Reply September 22, 2017 at 22:24
Started November 9, 2006 at 04:17
Does anyone know how you know if MRSA has entered into your blood stream? I am so concerned about this stuff so much differnt info. going in every direction, I am scared myself and both of my children daughter 23 mths old and son 5 mths old have been effected on and off sense July 2006. Doctors act as if MRSA is nothing to worry about, just no big deal. I guess until it hits them or one of their family members, huh. How does the doctors no get it dealing with so many people who have MRSA. I am really wanting to know if anyone has MRSA in their blood stream and how you know if it's there and if the effects are any different. Someone please reply:( I am so worried for my children. God Bless

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Hydrogen peroxide uses in staph/mrsa
Posted by steelmagnolia
Last Reply September 22, 2017 at 18:17
Started July 17, 2009 at 16:43
I would just like to make a comment and see if anyone else has found this helpful. I have had this infection for 2.5 yrs. I think I have tried most all of the conservative meds they use for this......I have never been on IV antibiotics, so far.

The other day I got into the shower with a large bottle of peroxide and just poured it generously all over myself from the chin down, and rubbed it in good. I foamed up like crazy, of course. Then I took my regular shower with my medicated body wash for psoriasis/eczema and then rinsed and repeated with the peroxide. Its been 2 days since I did this and all of the lesions seem to be drying up. I am not sure how good this will work in the long-run, but has anyone else had experience with peroxide? I have also gone back to trying Protopic ointment again as well. I sure hope to find something that works. It seems every time something looks promising, you turn around and break out all over again within a few weeks.

Sincerely, Lyn

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MRSA STAPH and TURMERIC
Posted by susan
Last Reply September 21, 2017 at 18:52
Started August 29, 2009 at 14:51
because of tremendous stress in my life recently, I picked up MRSA from my handicapped little girl who is colonized with MRSA. I developed a boil on my face and didn't know what it was, so i did some online research. I am loathe to go the the Dr. unless I'm really ill, so I decided to try to cure myself. I found that TURMERIC the indian spice worked for a lot of people suffering from boils so I decided to give it a try as I happened to have some on hand. I began by using warm compresses dipped in a solution of water salt and about a teaspoon of turmeric. I also mixed a teaspoon with about a quarter cup of warm half and half and drank it several times throughout the day. The boil was nearly the size of a golf ball when I began. By the second day it opened and began to drain pus. Then I made a paste with salt turmeric and water and applied it directly to the boil and covered it with a sterile gauze. I kept up the regimen and the boil is almost completely gone after 8 days. However, se... read more

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Garlic with Bob Anderson
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply September 13, 2017 at 05:01
Started January 10, 2010 at 16:34

To the forum…

As I mentioned some time back, I’d be putting up information concerning garlic… finally it’s up. As you all know I’m very selective and after much research I believe I’ve found a very good source and unique perspective concerning garlic to share with all of you.

You can find a portion of this interesting and educational write up on http://webpages.charter.net/mrsa.america_beyond/index.html under the drop down menu top right entitled ‘Supplements’.

I’d also like to introduce this document’s author to forum – Mr. Bob Anderson will be coming onto forum to assist us in learning all we can concerning the properties of garlic.

Please help him to feel at home. Ask the million questions.

ladyk

Welcome Bob!


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Garlic burn?
Posted by Ray
Last Reply September 10, 2017 at 02:46
Started July 31, 2012 at 05:49
So applied garlic directly to my wounds as recommended. But I think I have garlic burns on where I applied the garlic. The skin is dark brown. Is that a garlic burn? It seems like I need to dilute the garlic somehow.

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recurrent infections/excema
Posted by eriks mom
Last Reply September 5, 2017 at 01:06
Started September 30, 2008 at 20:42
My 4yr old son has had continuning bouts with Mrsa. I was glad to find this site with people discussing persistent mrsa. We have tried everything, (with the exception of ladyks mention of the shower curtain that will be thrown away as soon as I get home).

My sons problem is excerbated by excema, which becomes more severe with every outbreak. Its a vicious circle for us. We keep him clean with a antibacterial soap, which kicks the excema into gear, he scratches and viola, another sore appears. Now even worse, he has it colonized in his ears, so everytime he gets a cold, we have mrsa pus literally dripping out his ear.

We started with his ped, went to a dermatologist,and now an immunologist. Somewhere in there, there was also the surgeon. I am thrilled with our new doc. We have a new regime that includes daily baths with gentle cleaners, hibiclens once a week, high dose cortisone cream for excema spots, bactraban for open cuts,hydroxyzine which helps the itching and h... read more

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MRSA on Scalp and Hair Loss??
Posted by Fleur
Last Reply September 3, 2017 at 03:58
Started August 19, 2011 at 23:38
My boyfriend recently contracted a MRSA staph infection and was in the hospital for
four days fighting it. I contracted the staph infection on my leg a few months ago
and was prescribed an antibiotic to combat it. About three weeks ago I noticed a
large uncomfortable lump on my scalp. After going to the doctor and telling her the
history of MRSA, she again prescribed me an antibiotic without taking a culture. The
MRSA, similar to other cases, was on the skin and produced a large, infected (pus,
blood, etc), bump on my scalp. As it began to heal it scabbed over in a thin almost
white scab. For the past two weeks I have noticed that the area that was swollen was
slowly dropping hair. I now have a large half dollar sized portion on my scalp with
absolutely no hair and the entire area itches. Is this normal??? Will my hair grow
back? I am quite concerned as this area is easily visible and on the front of my scalp.
Has anyone else experienced something li... read more

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BOB ANDERSON
Posted by BRENT GEORGE
Last Reply September 2, 2017 at 13:40
Started January 12, 2012 at 03:44
IVE TRIED GARLIC DOES NOT WORK I HAVE EXSTREAM MRSA I HAVE IT REGULARLY WISH IT WOULD WORK BUT LIKE ISAID IHAVEN T FOUND ANY THING THAT WORKS THE DOCTOR AND TOLD ME IT WOULD BE LIKE THIS THE REST OF MY LIFE I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO BUT LIVE IN PAIN AN SUFFERING 16 CYEARS WITH THIS IS BAD WHEN I FIRST GOT MRSA THEY DIDNT EVEN HAVE A NAME FOR IT INOW PEOPLE ARE SAYING GARLIC WORKS BUT ON ME IT DOESNT AND TO EVERYONE U CAN GET ON DISABILITY FOR MRSA IF YOUR CASE IS AS BAD AS MINE GO GET A LAWYER AND FIGHT IT BECAUSE I CANT EVEN GET A JOB WITH MRSA PEOPLE JUST WANT HIRE ME BECAUSE IM A HEALTH RISK TO OTHERS WE NEED A ORGANIZE A GROUP ON THIS THANKS

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gram positive cocci
Posted by john
Last Reply September 1, 2017 at 21:58
Started August 31, 2007 at 01:04
looking for help,been on clindymissin iv for 5 days,no help.have infection on my shoulders,spread to my calfs.been taking lots of garlic tabs,turmeric,and an asssortment of immune building holistic stuff.its like crocidile skin,it drys ,flakes,cracks.tried different moisterizers,aloe gel,derma e,very short time releif.colloidial silver provides the best but short time releif.not sure what this gram positive cocci is as i thought i had mrsa befor lab results.i wouldn't wish this on my worst enemies.lots of iv patients in hospital.terrible.any help would be gladly excepted.paddycake77@hotmail.com

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garlic water as a substitute for mouthwash?
Posted by edp
Last Reply August 26, 2017 at 03:13
Started May 14, 2011 at 02:47
I am colonized with MRSA in my throat, gums, lips, etc. I read a topic here from Bob Anderson to chew garlic and pack it on the gumline in order to get rid of MRSA in the mouth.Is it also advisable to rinse my mouth with garlic water as a substitute for mouthwash? I use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate mouthrinse).

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'Normal Staph' or MRSA?
Posted by Jason
Last Reply August 25, 2017 at 16:00
Started August 25, 2017 at 14:26
Pretty much looking for a second opinion. Had a culture done last
week, doc finally came back with a 'normal staph infection'
diagnosis, but Google (of course) says differently.

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Gram Stain result:
Rare WBC
Moderate Gram Positive Cocci
Few Gram Negative Rods
Rare Gram Positive Rods

Culture Result:
Moderate Coagulase Negative Staphylococcus
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I'm on Doxycycline 100mg 2x Daily

Anyone out there have any further insights?

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Fkmrsa
Posted by Rlene
Last Reply August 25, 2017 at 05:18
Started March 5, 2017 at 03:30
I learned of this protocol on a fb
mrsa support group and it has helped
me very much with fatigue joint pain
and it has weakened but not stopped
the boils. E tea capsules or essiac
tea,colostrum, red clover, natural
fiber,take this four supplement three
times daily and vitamin b the kind
you squirt under your toung..I 've
been doing this four one month and
haven't had this much energy since
contracting mrsa..I'm still getting
boils but they are tiny and don't
make me sick or weak anymore. They
die in a day or two with topical
urine treatment. I also spray daily
with a squirt bottle my whole body
with urine colidiol silver and or
essential oils. .I really do feel
better..if the fatigue is killing you
try this it helped me so much I
started working out again..amazing a
month ago I spent most of my free
time in bed or wanting to go back to
bed..

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Can MRSA infect bones/joints?
Posted by Carole
Last Reply August 25, 2017 at 03:31
Started December 24, 2006 at 12:26
I am a 54 year old female and have had MRSA for the last 4 months, thought to a caused by a bite from a Brown Recluse spider. 3 to 4 days after I finish an antibiotic, I start showing signs of MRSA again. I have had boils, sinus, throat/tonsil problems and now seem to be affected in my bones and joints. Recently, all joints of my arms, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles are very painful. It almost feels as though my entire arm and leg BONES hurt as well. (I have had MILD Osteoarthritis for about 15 years in my knees and ankles but nothing like this!) Does anyone know if MRSA can affect bones and/or joints? My doc is sending me to an infectious disease doctor but I have not had the appointment yet. Thanks for any information you can share with me! God Bless you all! Carole

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Hair loss MRSA in blood and kidney
Posted by Kimberly P
Last Reply August 24, 2017 at 19:31
Started August 24, 2017 at 06:37
I had double pneumonia (not sure if MRSA caused it) and I had MRSA in my blood
and kidneys. I was treated with Vancomycin I had endocarditis and waiting open
heart surgery and had all of my teeth extracted while I was in the hospital (no
antibiotics and had dental issues and caused endocarditis) after 2 months in the
hospital and weeks of vancomycin treatments I am losing all of my hair! Has
anyone else had this issue? It seems this has turned my life upside down. I spent
my birthday on life support and lost my teeth that I never expected would happen
and losing my hair and hubby left me while I was in rehab learning to walk again!
Oh yes, MRSA also damaged my back where I had a spinal fusion a few years
ago! Please let me know if you have any advice or if you had hair loss. Thanks!

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mrsa affecting the brain, scientific facts?
Posted by danielle
Last Reply August 16, 2017 at 19:17
Started April 25, 2013 at 21:20
does anyone here know what mrsa does to the brain or neurological structure. what are the scientific facts? how does it affect the brain structure? if it does go to the brain and nervous system. i heard it can affect any system if it becomes systemic or in the blood.

im asking because i got sick from mrsa an agressive form of it that is very difficult to treat. i got sick from it a few months before i was 26 yrs old, now im almost 30 and have been sick for 4 yrs.

i noticed that within weeks of getting the infection as it was getting worse i started to get terrifying symptoms such as not being able to think or concentrate anymore, trouble with my short term memory suddenly. out of nowhere i felt like i was suddenly getting alzheimers at 25 ys old. i felt my mind slipping away and a sudden decline of my mental skills

it took my doctors months to even diagnose me correctly and my mrsa was left untreated for half a year until i got antibiotics, by then it was resistant to every... read more

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Bitter taste in mouth
Posted by Despoina Darda
Last Reply August 6, 2017 at 03:24
Started August 5, 2017 at 15:18
Hello,everyone.

I 'm 34 years old mother.My problem
started 2 years ago with a sense of
burning at my tongue. As days passed,this
burning gave its place to a persistent
bitter taste in my mouth. Since then I
experience the bitter taste almost in a
daily basis.

Notices and facts that may make sense are:

- The bitter taste come and go and I
cannot make any connection with a possible
cause(allergy, stress periods, stomach,
digestion problems,etc)

- I had been diagnosed with allergic
rhinitis (long time before the problem of
bitter taste had started) for which I had
taken medication(antihistamines, cortisone
injection) and I had been cured.

-There are days that I feel good (no
symptoms at all),days that I have the
bitter taste some hours per day and days
that the symptom bothers me all the day
during.

- I have hashimoto's thyroiditis for which
I don't need to take any
medication/treatment so far.

-I had been facing the bit... read more

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successly treated MRSA
Posted by Janet
Last Reply July 27, 2017 at 18:33
Started September 25, 2007 at 01:20
Hi there. I know this will gross you all out, but I successly cleared a long running MRSA infection, with Urine Therapy in just 2 wks. It was totally unresponsive to antibiotic creams. Id read two books on Urine Therapy, and at last in desperation, having tried everything else, decided to try this strange treatment. It worked! Eleven days later I have beautiful skin. I was overjoyed! All I did, was apply my own urine to my skin and leave it on. I did this 4 times a day. The first week, it looked better every day, then the last 4 days it looked much worse, but I perserved. Then on the 12th morning I stopped, and the whole thing just cleared up beautifully over the next two days. I did some research and found that the urea in urine protects against the proteins that staph produces to ensure their survival. Not only is urine anti-bacterial, but protects your own good bacteria, so the infection doesn't resurge when you stop treatment. Your own urine contains all the antibodies your body... read more

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Beating MRSA with probiotic
Posted by turtlelover
Last Reply July 26, 2017 at 14:46
Started July 7, 2013 at 10:23
Staph is all around us everyday... The question is how and why can it make us sick?
Dr. Bonnie Brassler of Princeton knows why:

http://www.ted.com/talks/bonnie_bassler_on_how_bacteria_communicate.html

We beat MRSA at our house with a course of Bactrim and Phillips Colon Health. It was
populating a family member's gut, causing pruritis, and causing abscess in those that
were genetically susceptible.

May I suggest that the solution isn't to try to kill it - that is impossible - but instead to
out compete it with good bacteria. Don't wipe down with Hibiclens instead roll in the
dirt, take a yogurt bath, bury yourself in the sand, and take a swim in the lake. Perhaps
our sterile lifestyles are the problem? Colitis is now being treated with poop
transplants... which is essentially a good bacteria transplant. Why not MRSA?

Good luck all...

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how long to heal??
Posted by kevinm
Last Reply July 22, 2017 at 17:56
Started September 18, 2006 at 19:17
I have had MRSA for almost 2 months now. I am an HIV positive 22 year old male living in the US. My symptoms are either boils under the skin that break and don't break. I've been through 2 bottles of 2 perscriptions of antibiotics. It was after that that I seeked help from my Infectious Disease physician and I am now on my second bottle of Bactrim and am seeing moderate improvement. Only moderate. Having MRSA has taken away largely from my life and I can honestly say is a living nightmare. My questions are does the bactrim work slowly and how long can this infection take to heal??

KevinM

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