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Garlic and staph
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply September 24, 2018 at 18:47
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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Staph and Beard Loss
Posted by Tural
Last Reply September 22, 2018 at 05:25
Started September 19, 2018 at 10:39
Hello everyone!

First of all, I would like to thank Bob and other contributers for
such a great forum which is very helpful.

In December 2017, when I was trimming my beard I found a tiny
patch in my chin area. Starting from February of 2018 the patch
kept growing bigger. Thus I had to cut my all beard in May. I
visited doctor and they took samples from my nose and throat. I
have been diagnosed with Staph and streptococcus in my throat and
in my nose.That's what caused the Alopecia Barbae(alopecia in
beard). Doctor prescribed me Augmentine 850 mg to take for one
week and topical steroid Locoid Crelo. After finishing it I went
for testing and the bacteria was still in my throat but from my
nose it has gone. Then doctor prescribed me another antibiotic,
Sumetrolim for 10 days. After 10 days I waited one week for
better results and went for testing but once again results proved
positive. I hadstaph in my thoat. And doctor told me keep using
topical... read more

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Posted by Stephanie
Last Reply September 21, 2018 at 18:17
Started July 5, 2009 at 18:54
My husband (25) was first diagnosed with MRSA in January 2009-about 3 weeks after returning home from basic training. He was treated without inpatient hospitalization and it cleared up after about 2 weeks. He had two sites, one on his lower abdomen and one on his knee that turned into severe cellulitis. The specialist we saw explained that he would become colonized, and there was higher risk for reinfection. Two days ago, it came back, again on his lower abdomen but not the same spot. Last time, a combination of Bactrum, Lortab and Motrin was prescribed, which is what they are using again at least until he can see the specialist tomorrow. What I am concerned about is that MRSA becomes resistant to antibiotics, so will his MRSA become resistant to Bactrum? Then what, they look for another antibiotic that his MRSA becomes resistant to until they run out? Will this eventually kill him? How long will he be colonized? Is there a way to stop the colonization?

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How much garlic to use for a garlic bath?
Posted by Anonymous
Last Reply September 20, 2018 at 12:59
Started August 6, 2011 at 15:23
Sorry for the obtuse title, but it's the best one I could come up with
given the character limit.

Anyway, I was thinking of trying out a garlic bath to help treat my
staph infection, but was wondering:

- How much garlic should I use?
- How often should I do it?
- Any advice on how to properly prepare it?


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Ear infection/Mastoiditis with MRSA
Posted by Ali
Last Reply September 8, 2018 at 04:55
Started January 11, 2006 at 19:19
I am a 30 year old otherwise healthy female, mother of a 4-yr-old & 2-yr-old. In November I got hit out of the blue with a terrible ear infection, which was intensely painful. After a few weeks of multiple anitbiotics(both pills and drops) with no improvement, a culture was finally done on the discharge coming from my middle ear, and I was diagnosed as having the dreaded MRSA. Now, after having been on Zyvox 600mg BID for over a month, my ear pain is gone, and I've got some hearing back, but am totally zapped of energy. Also, I now have pain that comes and goes from my mastoid bone, as well as some lingering dizziness, which I'm not sure is because of my middle ear infection or because of the Zyvox. A recent CT scan showed that my mastoid is infected, so my ENT put a tube in my ear, and am on the Zyvox for another 2 weeks. If I'm not better clinically(he's not saying anything about a follow-up CT scan?!), then I'm probably going to have mastoid surgery. I've also seen an infec... read more

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MRSA and muscle aches
Posted by momof3
Last Reply August 28, 2018 at 20:00
Started July 30, 2010 at 04:55
I was diagnosed with MRSA almost 3 weeks ago. I was given bactrim but had an allergic reaction. Was then perscribed Doxycycline which I will be done with tomorrow. My problem is that during the time before I was diagnosed and dealing with my absess (walnut sized pocket under my arm full of puss) and up to right now my shoulder and arm are in constant achy pain. The worst is my bicep - I still do not have sull use of my arm. Typing sends aches up my arm. Is this from the MRSA? Is it eating away at my muscles? What can I do?

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Forum shutting down
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply August 10, 2018 at 17:22
Started August 10, 2018 at 17:22
I tried to message you through the link on this site but that did not work so I am submitting this as a post to try to get some answers. You can email me at if you would prefer not to respond in the forum.

Rob -

May I inquire as to the reason(s) why the forum is shutting down? Is it diminishing traffic? Is it something I wrote that may have offended someone in the pharmaceutical business or the medical profession? Lady K once told me a lot of doctors visited the site.

Is it a need for more moderators? Is it too much of a distraction from your other duties? Is Lady K OK? Her posts indicate she had been sick previously.

Will the forum remain up as a resource for MRSA sufferers but just no new postings allowed? Will the forum simply disappear?

Would the intact forum be for sale to an interested third party with the requirement to relocate it or something like that? I have been contacted by a number of people expressing concern about losing a l... read more

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oregano oil
Posted by scott
Last Reply August 6, 2018 at 15:31
Started August 3, 2018 at 12:14
use very strong concentration of oregano oi. It works trust me

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Tyramine free diet on Zyvox
Posted by Tana
Last Reply August 5, 2018 at 15:00
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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MRSA un blood with no cuts or skin issues
Posted by Donna Thompson
Last Reply August 2, 2018 at 03:32
Started August 1, 2018 at 23:37
i had MRSA in my sinus. It began with sinus infection. Today I awoke with chills and 100 degree
fever. I just finished a course of oral antibiotic (two of them. Could I have sepss? My last test for
MRSA was negative

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Paging Mr. Anderson
Posted by Man_Nuka15
Last Reply August 1, 2018 at 18:22
Started August 1, 2018 at 05:16
Mr. Anderson, if you are so inclined your knowledge can be of use in this forum:

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I had MRSA in my lungs...
Posted by Teresa
Last Reply July 30, 2018 at 19:41
Started July 28, 2018 at 17:56
I had MRSA in my lungs about a year and a half ago . I had a puss as well and they had to drain it out. I was hospilized for a month. It was a bad experience. I had one complication after the next. It finally cleared up but I can't seem to get my breathing back undercontrol. I take Alburerol. I am always very fatiques and Iget short winded very easly. I went to one Pulmanoligist who who diagnosed me with COPD because of the abnormal breathing. I got a second opinion. He said that was impossible to get from Nectratizing Pneumonia. He said my lungs looked great and I just need to exercise . The only thing is I don't have the stregnth to do much exercises. I do a little but I still am short of breath. I have a tendancy to get sick and fatigued out alot . Any imput ?

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After effects of long term Vancomycin use.
Posted by LindaA
Last Reply July 25, 2018 at 02:42
Started January 22, 2009 at 15:12
Hello all,
And a big warm hug to all my forum friends, especially Lady K, Linda Mc. & Nancy. I won't promise anything, but I will try to weigh in as often as I can to try and offer my knowledge of MRSA to everyone. And at this point, I feel I'm somewhat of an expert on the subject.

As many of you know, I had a long 16month battle with MRSA in the blood that almost took my life. Within a 52 week period I had been given over 32 weeks of IV antibotic infused twice a day taking almost 2 hrs at a time.

After my last bout, and my blood was not testing possitive for MRSA, it took a good year before I felt I was out of the woods, and well on the way to having a strong, healthy immune system, ready to fight anything. and now, it has been a little over 2 years now, and still MRSA free. But I have been left with a few residual presents, compliments of MRSA.

I suffer from Reflux but is now controlable with herbals, and 3 doses of zantac daily. Before this, I had chronic laryngiti... read more

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MRSA susp? Touched a patient
Posted by Michael Jr
Last Reply July 24, 2018 at 23:11
Started July 23, 2018 at 19:07
Hello, Im a doctor in a hospital and i just touched a patient who
died, i had to take his shirt off and check him briefly.

He is a known MRSA carrier, unknown if active.

i wanted to know what are the risks for me to get infected and what
should i do!?

thank you so much

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end of forum
Posted by moderator
Last Reply July 24, 2018 at 18:11
Started July 24, 2018 at 07:38
This forum sadly maybe coming to an end soon. So it might be wise to find forums elsewhere to use.

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MRSA staph in throat
Posted by Anders Rosendal
Last Reply July 20, 2018 at 14:08
Started July 13, 2018 at 09:25
Hi - I (and the remaining five members of my family) struggle with
MRSA. We have been treated successfully so that not external MRSA
could be detected, but it has remained detectable in our throats.
I had an additional test made recently, showing that it was again
detected in my nose and externally..

Authorities do not want to treat us further, as we are all fully
healthy. No issues whatsoever. But I am concerned about how this
could spread to friends, grandparents etc. I want to get rid of

Garlic. Understand that there are ways of treating with garlic.
How would I treat myself and family members with garlic, to get
rid of the MRSA staph in our throats?

Thankful for advice,

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Ultraviolet Blood + Ozone Therapy for MRSA
Posted by Man_Nuka15
Last Reply July 19, 2018 at 05:40
Started July 19, 2018 at 05:40
Anyone tried this treatment:

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Epsom Salt & Garlic Baths
Posted by Man_Nuka15
Last Reply July 18, 2018 at 03:05
Started July 17, 2018 at 15:57
Is it okay to combine the two together?

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Best time to get garlic - Sept
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply July 14, 2018 at 19:20
Started August 27, 2013 at 18:55
Many people tell about how hard it is to find non-irradiated garlic most of the time and this is certainly true.

August, September and October are the times when American-grown garlic is most available. Gilroy, CA grows a lot of conventionally-grown white Artichoke-type softneck garlic. These typically retail for $6 to $8 per pound and will grow almost anywhere, even on the Canadian border and all but the southernmost areas of the USA.

There are 10 basic kinds of garlic (Artichoke, Asiatic, Creole, Porcelain, 3 kinds of Purple Stripe, Rocambole, Silverskin and Turban) and hundreds of variations called cultivars and they all look and taste different and all of them grow in the USA. They are all effective in killing bacteria, some more effective than others, usually based on pungency.

Use Google creatively and you can find garlic growers all over the country.

In this country these kinds of garlics, known by most people as gourmet garlics, are grown by small scale commerci... read more

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MRSA + Secondary Fungal Infections
Posted by Man_Nuka15
Last Reply July 13, 2018 at 20:51
Started July 11, 2018 at 04:20
I posted this: in late May this year. Since that time I'v had a couple very small pimples that subsided quickly and currently a dime sized one on my stomach. This week I received information from a knowledgeable source that these pimples may be due to a secondary fungal issue after healing from MRSA bacterial primary infection. I had never heard of this before so I researched online and found this information: . I am in no way affiliated with the author and I posted that link because it's the only related information I can find concerning secondary fungal infections and MRSA.

I've been searching for answers for a while and seems like the info described in that link may well be what my body is exp... read more

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