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Can Garlic cause Autoimmune Disease?
Posted by Maxwell
Last Reply January 23, 2018 at 01:54
Started January 22, 2018 at 21:50
Hello there,

Please I would like to know if garlic/garlic water bath can cause Autoimmune Disease or any other chronic conditions please.
Thanks

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Antibiotic Resistance and you.
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply January 22, 2018 at 18:10
Started August 7, 2015 at 20:36
Can we speak frankly for a minute? There's a serious problem threatening all of us. Everybody. Everywhere. From the poorest person in the world to the richest. All are potential victims. None are exempt. That threat is bacterial resistance. Doesn’t sound very harmful, butwhat is it and where does it come from?

Mother Nature has pulled the rug of time out from under we arrogant humans while we were laughing, pointing fingers and making fun of her quaintness. You have to go back almost 100 years to understand. Back then, bacterial infections were running rampant, killing millions all over the world; that is, up until the invention of antibiotics, which finally stemmed the flood of bacteria. However; in order to be able to kill bacteria, antibiotics must be able to chemically bond with a receptor on the surface of the bacterium. Bacteria have been able to mutate new receptors that antibiotics cannot bond with and so are increasingly ineffective.

By comparison, gar... read more

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MRSA on groin, several antibiotics. Dry skn. H
Posted by Jamie (male)
Last Reply January 19, 2018 at 23:34
Started 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 the... read more

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Povidone Iodine (aka Betadine) Baths?
Posted by Mike
Last Reply January 18, 2018 at 20:47
Started January 15, 2018 at 05:30
Greetings,

According to a well documented study
you can find on Pubmed, 10% Povidone
Iodine solution (also known by the
generic product name Betadine) is
capable of killing Staph Aureus
within 15 seconds of contact, at a
dilution of between 1 to 100 and 1
to 1000.

Given this fact, I want to know if
its safe to add PVI to bath water
and soak in it. Several other
sources indicate that topically
applied iodine is absorbed through
the skin at a rate of 12%. My
concern about taking a betadine bath
is: how much iodine exactly would be
absorbed by the body, and is it
enough to be toxic? Iodine
poisoning sounds pretty nasty, so I
want some hard data on this.

I posted the question to Quora, in
hopes of getting some people with
more expertise and the ability to
calculate such a question, to answer
it. Perhaps others here, (unless
able to answer it themselves), would
consider going to upvote this
question on Quora so it will get ... read more

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does bactrim work on mrsa
Posted by Hope
Last Reply January 14, 2018 at 01:10
Started November 3, 2007 at 22:25
I was told on Sept 4 that I had Cellulitis caused by mrsa.Is this harder or just as hard to get rid of?They only have me on Bactrim right now,I can't get in to see a IDD until January.


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Garlic and staph
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply January 4, 2018 at 18:56
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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MRSA FROM ER
Posted by Joe
Last Reply January 2, 2018 at 13:53
Started June 25, 2013 at 05:58
Today is 06/25/13. Back in January I was more than likely bitten by a
brown recluse spider on my scrotum.Two days later an abscess formed on
the right side and blew up to the size of an apple just on the right
side. Day 3 I got to the er they look at it and say its cellulitis and
wrote a script for a antibiotic. 2 days later a big hole formed and
concave inward. I returned to the er and they cut me open in 7 spots
give me another script for stronger antibiotics. A month or so goes by
and my scrotum heals. Two weeks after that a bump on my inner thigh
appears and within two days manifestis into a 3 inch open wound. I go
to my primary care doctors where they take cultures and tell me I have
MRSA. Gave me a list of things to take and do. It heals in a months
time. I have 3 more outbreaks after that. One really bad 10 days ago
where over a dozen spots appeared. A cluster on my lower back, both
inner thighs, and my scrotum. I go back to my primary doctor he take... read more

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Anyone Willing to Share Story in video?
Posted by Jodi
Last Reply December 31, 2017 at 17:15
Started February 16, 2017 at 20:07
I'm looking to make a PSA-public service announcement-type video
telling the serious, long-term affects of MRSA. My friend's
daughter has recurrent staph infections in her ear that have
resulted in multiple surgeries near the brain, loss of hearing,
loss of balance, and migraines, etc. Even worse, her dreams of
career, etc., have been derailed. Her parents have actually
started a company that is focused on preventing infectious
disease.

If you are also suffering with MRSA (which I'm guessing you are
since you are on this site), I'm sorry for your struggle.

Would you be willing to share YOUR story to show the real life,
life-changing effects of MRSA? The video would be used in
infection control training and may be on our website. If so,
please respond here. Thank you.

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MRSA in bloodstream
Posted by Joyce Thomas
Last Reply December 31, 2017 at 01:05
Started November 10, 2017 at 22:51
I awakened on a Thursday morning October5, 2017 with a noticeable low back
pain on the right side of my spine, I am 51 yrs old and in fairly good health. The
next day I went to work and pain became increasingly worse by the end of my
workday as I was screaming with any movement. I drove straight to Urgent Care
Facility and was treated for pulled muscles in my back, given steroid and anti-
inflammatory shot and sent home with muscle relaxers, pain meds and anti-
inflammatory drug. The next day it was not much better and by the evening on the
3rd day was unable to sit upright to travel by car to the ER. My fiancé called an
ambulance and my fever spiked to 103 degrees. Thankfully the ER doctor on duty
felt the need to do blood cultures after MRI showed infection in muscles up and
down the right side of my spine. I was positive for MRSA in my blood stream with
Sepsis. The doctor said I was a very sick lady.I was in the hospital for 9 days and
treated by infectious... read more

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ME/CFS (myalgic Enceph...) Trying Fecal trans
Posted by David Geffen (ey)
Last Reply December 22, 2017 at 05:23
Started December 20, 2017 at 18:04
Nearing 4 years since hospitalized for MRSA with IV antibiotics of many kinds. Since then, I have never been the same (like many of you) with immune system shot and crushing symptoms like Myalgic Encephalomilitis (AKA Chronic fatige Immune dysfunction syndrome). Still batteling hard.

I have read studies that show that MRSA and MSSA can hyjack immune system turning it against itself and allowing the bacteria to survive much easier. This effect can be long term. ALso the antibiotics affect negatively our immune systems as well and that can also be permanent. Lastly the antibiotics cause gut dysbiosis destroying our healthy beneficial bacteria in our GI tract execerbating our issues long term. I am considering Fecal microbiota transplant. I have equipment at home to create triple encapsulated probiotics from a healthy stool donor. I am talking about using a centrifuge and more to ensure proper delivery into my gut. I have been researching this for nearly 1.5 years. ... read more

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MRSA and blood pressure
Posted by MichelleNC
Last Reply December 22, 2017 at 01:16
Started August 3, 2007 at 03:59
I have CA-MRSA that has been treated with bactrim/rifampin/muciporin as well as one treatment of an IV of something (honestly, I was too upset and in too much pain in the ER to even care what it was..but I am trying to find out now)....anyway, my blood pressure was off the charts when I first went to the doctor (200/110) and as I have gotten better (which I say loosely since I know that things can change quickly) it has gotten lower (140/90---still high but I am still on meds and not quite 100%). Has anyone else had high blood pressure associated with their MRSA outbreak? I know BP can be influenced by many things (needless to say that I have been very stressed out, in lots of pain and medication can impact BP) but my doctor is talking of BP meds (though agrees that we should wait and see considering that it has been dropping so much over the past week). I am willing to deal with high blood pressure but I don't want to miss something (like MRSA effecting the heart). My BP wasn't... read more

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Possible MRSA-HELP!
Posted by Alexandra Leigh
Last Reply December 20, 2017 at 22:33
Started 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 f... read more

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multiple infections
Posted by Newcomer
Last Reply December 18, 2017
Started December 8, 2017 at 18:25
I've read that around 50% of people who get MRSA have it come back
many times over. Those are the stories I read most about on the
internet.

Does anyone on here know someone who had it once and it hasnt come
back (yet?).



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gram positive cocci
Posted by john
Last Reply December 11, 2017 at 16:10
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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Tyramine free diet on Zyvox
Posted by Tana
Last Reply December 10, 2017 at 12:51
Started August 8, 2009 at 18:39
Please help with this. I am getting more confused with being on antibiotics than ever.I was just reading what I should not be eating while taking Zyvox and it says not to have yogurt or acidophilus and I have been downing yogurt everyday along with probiotics.I thought when you take antibiotics you should have these in your systems to help with good bacteria build up.I am on Zyvox now and have been experiencing slight sharp pains in lower to mid abdominal right side and waiting for IDC to call me about this.And is it true MRSA loves protein and thrives in it?What am I suppose to eat?I eat veggies and eggs everyday.IDC just called and told me to go to a Urgent Care facility.LOL same crap everytime.Doctors are worthless.Someone replied to my last post and said it could be worse.I am on one of two drugs that I can take Zyvox,the other is IV cubicin, both I cannot afford.I have lost 25 lbs and can barely function.Surgeries, lancing of lesions, drugs that feel like I'm being poisoned,no ... read more

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Bad taste in mouth with MRSA
Posted by fishingcostarica
Last Reply December 5, 2017 at 03:37
Started January 19, 2008 at 21:19
My wife is a nurse in a major hospital. She was told she has MRSA after surgery to open her sinuses. She has also had lung disease in the past. She washes her sinuses out twice a day with a pump and saline water. Now all the time she has a really bad taste in her mouth. It is very bad with a sweet taste. HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD THIS BAD TASTE IN THEIR MOUTH?
The Sunday after Christmas I took her into the emergency room. She had an outbreak on the end of one of her fingers. She was given an IV antibiotic. They said this was for all other staff infections but not for MRSA. She was told to watch her finger. If it didn’t get better it was MRSA. Two doctors and two nurses worked with her. Not one of them used precautions. We informed them at the start that she had MRSA.
The hospitals in the US are very lax with this bug. There are other countries that now screen every person for MRSA before they are included in the general population.
My hart goes out to everyone who has to deal with thi... read more

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mRSA boil only one
Posted by Allison
Last Reply December 1, 2017 at 22:50
Started November 2, 2017 at 23:20
Hi Everyone
I got one celluitius bump in July, summer of 2017 . it went down i
didnt know what it was. then i got another in august 2017, i went
to go health in NYC and they said it was mrsa. I kept it covered
with a rectangle bandaid so no juice could get anywhere. I changed
it with plastic gloves. then in sept 2017 i got a staph infection
under my arm pit - oh boy i ran to the health nuts store. garlic
made it worse. I went to hospital got it cut and drained. Once i
stopped the anntibiotics i ingested colladial silver and sprayed
tea tree oil , euclyptus theraputic grade all over my body daily.
I spray silver under my arms weekly. so far so good.

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After effects of MRSA
Posted by Wanda
Last Reply November 29, 2017 at 16:38
Started September 25, 2009 at 05:14
I was diagnosed with MRSA about a year and a half ago. I contracted it while having a simple hernia surgery. I started having drainage from the surgery site and ended up in the emergency room. The docotors told us if we would have waited 24hrs later I would have died. I was in the hospital for 10dys.I was put on IV's and had two diffrent antibiotics pumped through me every 1/2 hour. I had to go in and have the wound packed until it healed from the inside out.The MRSA erupted inside and out leaving a great deal of damage. I now have an entrapped nerve as well. I am always tired,have no stamina,joint pain,headaches and feel horrible all the time. I have never had health problems before. The surgery site for the hernia had a mesh put in and that has never been removed. I am wondering if I should be concerned about this? I am the mother of two teenage kids and a 4yr old. I feel terrible because I have been so sick. I am not the mom I used to be. I have taken FMLA from work and do not kn... read more

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Can sudden/acute stress result in an outbreak?
Posted by Stephen
Last Reply November 29, 2017 at 11:01
Started September 25, 2011 at 20:01
For the time I've had MRSA, I've had a few outbreaks, where many new boils appeared at once. And what I've noticed is that whenever this happens, I'm usually very, very stressed-out.

As an example, a couple days ago, I was talking to a family member: A whole bunch of issues got dragged in, and it turned into a really big argument with shouting. This resulted in me crying and then having a severe panic attack that took a few hours to get over.

Then, a few hours after that panic-attack, I had one of the worst MRSA outbreaks I'd ever experienced. A bunch of new boils started growing on my arms and face, and I had to frantically spend the night treating it, watching for any early signs of new boils appearing so that I could get them before they got really bad.


I do know that stress is a great detriment to one's well-being, and can make a person susceptible to disease (which is how I suspect I got MRSA; I have chronic stress issues). But, can it really work this way -- can a p... read more

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getting mrsa while having open heart surgery
Posted by Henry Rice
Last Reply November 23, 2017 at 01:04
Started March 19, 2012 at 22:46
I went to the heart hospital and had five bypasses at the same time in the coronary arteries of my heart. They let me go home in five days. I began throwing up this black bile, and was sent back to the same hospital. The doctor said the black bnile was old blood, so they had to take my sternum out because the doctor said the infection had
eaten up and rotted the sternum. Then they told me I had mrsa. I was in the hospital for a month, and then on IV's for the last three weeks.The blood tests have been negative for mrsa. Can I sue for all I went through.

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