this is how i beat mrsa,take notice

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Joe

AOL

#1 Aug 14, 2009
My name is joe and like to share my experience with mrsa with everybody and I hope that my comments will help people out there who currently dealing with this so called superbug. First of all do not despair because there is effective treatment out there and I am the perfect example. I am mrsa free for more than a year now and have not taken any kind of medicine not even an aspirin since more than a year. I like to begin by saying that I contacted mrsa through a small cut on my upper tigh at work. That cut quickly became a big red lump and required surgery. After the first surgery I had recurring infections that also required surgery two more times.My doctor and the surgeon who treated me at the beginning had no idea what was this and what caused it and they also gave me the wrong antibiotics.However after the second surgery the surgeon took a small sample from the wound and sent it to the lab for testing .When the result came back from the lab my doctor told me that I have mrsa and have to go to see the Infectious Disease Specialist, and boy I am glad I did that.The IDS told me that they gave me antiboitics that the lab test showed the bacteria was resistent to,no wander it was not effective and that is why I had recurring infections. The Infectious Disease Specialist also gave me Hibiclens wich is an antibacterial liquid soap available in any pharmacy without prescription.So after taking the right antibiotics to wich the bacteria showed sensitivity in the lab test and using Hibiclens I managed to clean up mrsa and as i mentioned earlier I am free of it more than a year now. So the right antibiotics and Hibiclens are the answer to mrsa. Hope these comments help to those who confused and hopeless with they fight against this nasty and very antibiotics resistent superbug.
Myrtle Beach MRSA Senior

Myrtle Beach, SC

#2 Aug 15, 2009
congrats Joe - it's always nice, and encouraging, to hear about someone who beat this mrsa monster. I don't want to wrinkle your rainbow, but have to ask - did your doctor tell you that you're now very susceptible to future mrsa attacks? ALL MY DOCTORS, INCLUDING MY INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOC, HAVE TALKED ABOUT THE FACT THAT ONCE YOU HAVE MRSA YOU ARE VERY LIKELY GOING DEAL WITH IT AGAIN IN THE FUTURE, AND PROBABLY MORE THAN ONCE, TOO. So, now that you know what it is and how it looked and whatever else was going on when it started, keep that in mind so that when something happens in the future, even if you're not sure it's mrsa-involved, you know to make haste to your doc and get a swab to culture. As you know, the sooner you identify it and start treatment the better. I'm not trying to be a "know it all" or anything like that, but I've been dealing with cellulitis, venos stasis ulcers, and good old mrsa from October of 2007 to today. My story is a bit long and somewhat convoluted, I have checked in on another mrsa site several times (I think it's called "mrsa infections") and if you're interested, hop over to the site, scroll thru and you'll find a few comments and some l-o-n-g messages wherein I'm trying to give a condensed version of my story, sort of a "Readers Digest" version. Again, congrats on your victory, and remember--stay alert for any sign of a return.....
Joe

AOL

#3 Aug 16, 2009
Myrtle Beach you mentioned that you have benn dealing wit mrsa since okt 2007 and i wander what kind of medicines are you useing against it. In my experience with mrsa one of the best treatment out there is Hibiclens wich is proven to kill mrsa . Have you tried it yet?
Myrtle Beach MRSA Senior

Hilton Head Island, SC

#4 Aug 22, 2009
Hi Joe, sorry to take so long to rsvp. The truth is I was on another mrsa site "mrsa infections" and forgot I had been here. I didn't get the "Senior" title for nuthin'. But, let's move to the whole reason for these sites, good old mrsa. On the other site I've left a few comments, well, maybe more than a few; and they're sometimes very long. I figure that came with the "senior" moniker, too. But if you're interested, you can get the whole story on my mrsa experience. I have used Hibiclens, still do sometimes. My mrsa in the beginning, is tied to a severe cellulitis of the leg from bewlow the knee to below the ankle, I was treated for 18 weeks at a wound care clinic before someone finally diagnosed mrsa. At the time, I had NO clue what it entailed -- boy have I learned! The cellulitis is still making an appearance at times, but about a year ago I developed what's called venos stasis ulcers on the right side of my ankle, one of them is about 1.5 in wide by 3 ins. long. Beginning in around March of 2008 I had 3 hospital admits totaling about 25 days, had 2 PICC lines put in for rounds of IV antibiotics at home, 4 skin grafts (all failed) and 3 or 4 other ambulatory surgery debrieding procedures, had 3 rounds of treatment with a wound vac (which you wear 24/7 and a nurse has to change the dressing), I guess that total must add up to at least 2 months. I have a list of assorted antibiotics that I've taken. The ID doctor said she was being careful not to over use any one antibiotic because it could become ineffective. I'm now 2 months into treating the ulcer with a dressing called Aquacel AG, looks sort of like a piece of gray felt which you cut to fit the ulcer. And, so, here I am, 2 months shy of my 2 year anniversary of fighting with the mrsa monster. I learned that venos stasis ulcers are called the "mother of all wounds" because they are VERY difficult to fight and to cure. No kidding! I read where one guy was plagued with them for 19 years...that scares the hell out of me. I've also learned that mrsa is either an infection, meaning it's oozing pus (sorry about that word), it looks and smells bad; or colonized which means the mrsa germ is there but not causing a problem. It gets confusing, because if you swab my ulcer for a lab culture, it will now always come back showing the presence of colonized mrsa; but there most likely is another germ causing the skin (cellulitis-like)infection
I'm sorry if this has gotten not only long, but confusing and/or boring...it's been a hell of an experience for me, and at times I believe I'll beat the guy with the 19 years of cellulitis/mrsa problem. I'm really glad you were able to tame the beast, and I'm sure other folks feel the same way. It gives you a bit more stamina to keep fighting when you know others have done it and won. The one thing I really need, though, is to hear about someone whose mrsa is connected with venos stasis ulcers and cellulitis. From what I've read, most folks talk about the mrsa developing in a boil or cyst...which is a whole 'nother pack of problems. And, on that note I shall end this l-o-n-g batch of babble and say, good night, congratulations again on your victory, and keep in touch let us know how it's going. Nite.....
branden carroll

Abilene, TX

#6 Aug 31, 2009
Great to see people communicate about this disease. I am on my 3rd round of MRSA coming back, and oddly enough i have both the boils/cysts and the cellulitis as well all over my body. I have mostly turned my back on the big pharma industry to cure this disease for me, i have turned to natural remedies (as there are many of them) to find a cure. So far i have tried small amounts of garlic (roughly 12mg of allicin per day), colloidal silver 2 teaspoons a day(the best kind you can get, purest colloids), juicing 1 liter of fresh vegetable juice, and a controlled all natural diet. So far none of the listed has succeeded. I am now testing 4 other remedies which are held in high esteem including: manuka honey Umf16+, allimed (yes that 130$ miracle pill that has more success stories than anything else for mrsa), The Dr.Clark Zapper, and Alkavitahealth (silicon). After this disease coming back for a 3rd round I have shifted all my energy and focus to beating this disease, im convinced that big pharma just hasn't decided to put a cure out. The only success stories i find are the ones through natural means, a couple through Type IV antibiotics. But like you mentioned it's probably not completely gone, mrsa will lay dormant until it gets another chance in favorable conditions. i went through 1 week and a half of Vancomycin and levaquin followed by 10 days of some sulfa drug that i was allergic to, then it came back. I then developed a really bad yeast infection that took a good month to kick by eating a whole head of garlic a day along with a sugar free diet. MRSA is no joke but i do think it's being really blown out of proportion, mrsa is a bacteria and it uses sugar to make the lactic acid that it needs. It supresses your immune system and works a few other things making it a tough cookie to treat. ill post back if any of the products i use succeed.

Since: Aug 08

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#7 Aug 31, 2009
Hello Joe,

I see you got LadyK's panties in a wad. I think she is the first living case of M.R.S.A.(mildly rational self appreciation). It is a shame those who will be hurt worshipping her.

Mrytle,

Once we compare notes and stories,(I have seen dozens of dozens) then will we begin to glean the answers.

brandon carroll,

Bactrim is what its called. Hey be sure and leave where we might find you obituary, just in case.
"blown out of propotion" read this.
http://mcclearymrsaprevention.com

http://superbugassassins.com
krissy

United States

#8 Dec 14, 2009
I just got diagnosed with MRSA a week ago. But I know I have had it for months. Its on my neck. There's little bumps on my arms and legs. Your story is inspiring. I will definatley try the hibiclens. Thank you!!!
anewstart

United States

#9 Jan 13, 2010
I've had mrsa for over 3 years, ive had boils leave scars the size of quarters on my lags. ive used coloidl silver, it words to a degree but silver is a heavy metal that your liver struggles to process, ive taken larg doses of kelp seaweed very good improvment, but didnt last long, so whats been working for me is CodLiver Oil high doeses everyday and dont eat high sugar things like soda and alott of candy, if you smoke cigaretts you need to quite now, mrsa thrives from the toxics things you kill your immune system with and dont drink alchohal, i look at it like i was kiiling myself with these things and now i am unable to do them anymore
Josh

Sandwich, MA

#10 Aug 16, 2010
Hi there Joe,
i must say my story is similar to yours. I too have beaten mrsa and been free of the bug for a good 6 months now, i had it on and off for almost 2 years. I used hibiclens also, many times a day in the shower and after almost 6 months of washing my clothes as soon as i took them off and using the hibiclens it seems to have cleared up for the past 6 months or so, just out of curiosity do you own a dog, i have a lab and my doc seemed to think MRSA could survive in the dogs coat? just curious
scared mom

Marietta, GA

#11 Sep 23, 2010
Has anyone tried garlic pills with allicin to beat mrsa? Has anyone tried this phenominal water and sucessfully beaten mrsa with a blood test that shows negative for mrsa? I believe you can still have it lurking in your system even if your boils has diappeared. Any information is welcome.
inspire

Riverside, CA

#12 Nov 1, 2010
I've had mrsa boils on and off for a year. I went to the dr. the first time around and she didn't even give me antibiotics just told me to use antibacterial soap. second round I saw a different doctor and he gave me clyndamicine (SP?) which is an antibiotic which cleared it up but really messed up my digestion. just started round three going into the dr. tomorrow to find out my next round of treatment. probably more antibiotics. I'm not much for home remedies but if anyone has anything thats worked i'd be willing to try. I get about 5-6 boils at a time in a specified area and they are very painful.
greg

Bensalem, PA

#13 Nov 2, 2010
I have been dealing with it full blown for a year now. Initially my neck from my adams apple to my spine and from my ear/check bone to my collar bone was black and swollen to the point that my neck and check had NO definition and I could not turn my neck at all. I thought i was dying. I knew what it was and in my opinion knowing what i know now, I had it dormat in my body for almost 10 years until it got to this point. In college I lived in a $hit hole frat house that was disgusting and I developed a stuffed up nose and sinisus that NEVER unstuffed for ten years. I also at this time started getting really bad boils in my beard that I dismissed as ingrown hairs since i have a thick beard. So ten years later with my neck swollen, I went to my Dr who took one look at me and said it was MRSA that was septic and in my blood and maybe even in my bones. However, I told her that I was already prequilified for insurance policy that would kick in, in a week so I really just wanted an oral antibiotic and no culture so that once covered by insurance it would not be considered preexisting condition. THis helped with coverage later but ultimitly hurt my overall recovery. I was placed on double dose bactrim for 28 days and then 10 day s of doxycycline followed by 6 months of clyndimycillin and then another 3 months of bactrim again. It truns out that since my original dr didn't culture it or really make huge notes in my chart (at my request since she really helped me out by nopt making it documented as preesxisting conddition) subsiquent drs thought I was lying and exagerating the severity of my infection. I had it in every one of my spine bones, shoulders, back, neck, arms, legs, face, nose, ears(YEAH ACTUAL LOBES) head forhead, neck, and especially behind my ears and jaw bones. Ten months later, and still using hibiclens daily, it is just now begining to lesson the amount of puss draining from my ears, back, head, and lungs (sinus) however I still have them and they still drain hard dry black, green, and even sometimes blueish puss. I found that above all else, what has helped is an ointment called mucripurin and high daily doses of over the counter vitimens such as vitiamen C and NAC (n acyl cestine) the NAC is used in Europe along with antibiotics to get puss and fluid out of your body for bronchitis and normal colds etc. ALso today at least I can breath and my sinusu cleared after ten years of trying every allergy remedy and nasal spray ever made. WOw it felt nice to get this off my chest as my wife thinks I am making this all up and just self mutilating myself by constant picking.
Debbie

Bensalem, PA

#14 Dec 20, 2010
Greg. I truly empathisize with you. I too believe I've had mrsa for years. I've had several odd diseases as a youth and now have had chronic mrsa for 2 years. I'm on the regular doses of bactrin and bactriban. Looking at the nutritional aspects of this. Starting a no sugar no flour diet to see if that helps. I wonder if obesity has anything to do with this since I'm a carb craving overweight with huge sweet tooth. The craving of sugars is so interesting to me. About to turn 40. Maybe this is my wake up call at more than one level. Good luck.

Since: Dec 10

Plainview, NY

#15 Dec 23, 2010
Has anyone tried Gold Bond hand sanitizer & moisturizer with benzethonium chloride? We are having a lot of success with it so far. My son was having multiple breakouts each month and they have stopped. It's marketed as a hand sanitizer but we are using it all over.
Scared in NH

Bedford, NH

#16 Apr 21, 2011
I had an abscess in my armpit and it got so painful i ended up in the ER where they ran a culture and lanced it and put me on Bactrim right away. I went in to see a surgeon reccomended after the culture came back MRSA ;-( it is draining and my boyfriend has been helping me repack the wound every night after a shower. I am on my second round of 10 days of Bactrim and I want it gone!!! It hasnt spead that i know of yet but all this stuff you read about is so scary and I am very scared. Does anyone have any positive things to make me feel better? or suggestions that can make me not so scared?
Joe

Mount Vernon, NY

#17 Apr 28, 2011
Hi Scared in NH. Do not be scared and do not despair because even though mrsa is one of those bacterias out there that resistent to most of the antibiotics prescribed today there is cure and i am the living example of that.I am a former mrsa patient and I am cured completaly and the last three years did not have any infection at all. As i said it before the two most important thing to do when dealing with mrsa is this. First you have to have the wound cultured and sent to the lab to find out that wich antibiotics will work against it. Without the lab test there is no way to any doctor to give you the right medicine because mrsa ia resistent to most of the antibiotics. Just as happened in my case for six month I was given the wrong antibiotics by my doctor and by a surgeon who treated me with three recurring infections wich they needed surgery. After my doctor sent me to one of the best Infectious Disease Specialist in New York City than I started to recover and be cured.The second important thing wich was very effective against mrsa is the use of Hibiclens wich was given to me by the Infectious Disease Specialist. Hibiclens is an over the counter antibacterial liquid soap availabe in any pharmacy and it is proven to kill mrsa bacteria.So the right antibiotics and Hibiclens helped me to get rid of mrsa for good.
Edward from Chicago

Dunedin, FL

#18 May 6, 2011
Scared in NH: The last thing you want to do is "be scared".
That will make it worse. You must remain calm, deal with your current symptoms as best as possible and focus on how you are going to beat this. Me, I haven't been sick in 20 years. I've never heard of this MRSA. I've had a small, what I thought was a mole develop a year ago on my neck and thought nothing of it until I awoke yesterday morning and it was the size of a golf ball. I just had a culture taken and put on Bactrim DS. My first thought was being scared and freaking out but that will make it worse.
I'm confused and concerned but I'm going to remain calm and gather as much knowledge as I can about MRSA and beat this, if in fact it is MRSA. If you would like to chat let me know. Good Luck to everyone with this MRSA.--NEVER GIVE UP--
Anilda

Waterbury, CT

#19 Jun 3, 2011
Joe wrote:
Hi Scared in NH. Do not be scared and do not despair because even though mrsa is one of those bacterias out there that resistent to most of the antibiotics prescribed today there is cure and i am the living example of that.I am a former mrsa patient and I am cured completaly and the last three years did not have any infection at all. As i said it before the two most important thing to do when dealing with mrsa is this. First you have to have the wound cultured and sent to the lab to find out that wich antibiotics will work against it. Without the lab test there is no way to any doctor to give you the right medicine because mrsa ia resistent to most of the antibiotics. Just as happened in my case for six month I was given the wrong antibiotics by my doctor and by a surgeon who treated me with three recurring infections wich they needed surgery. After my doctor sent me to one of the best Infectious Disease Specialist in New York City than I started to recover and be cured.The second important thing wich was very effective against mrsa is the use of Hibiclens wich was given to me by the Infectious Disease Specialist. Hibiclens is an over the counter antibacterial liquid soap availabe in any pharmacy and it is proven to kill mrsa bacteria.So the right antibiotics and Hibiclens helped me to get rid of mrsa for good.
. Hi ,conratularions first, on your winning battle with this bacteria, I hac
Ve my daughter, 19 months old, and she had this bacteria since she was 8 month old, I wanted to know what kind of antibiotics you took and please, I wanted to know the name of specialist that treated you ,I live in Connecticut,thank you
maria

Winchester, VA

#20 Jun 3, 2011
My boyfriend broke out in the sores last year. Since then he has only had 1 other breakout, but I have had several! I have read that eating alot of sugar is bad, but what about artificial sweetners? Do I need to go completely sugar free? What about honey?
JOE

New York, NY

#21 Jun 12, 2011
This is a response to Anilda ! I was treated by Dr Chester W. Lerner who is one of the best Infectious Disease Specialist in New york City. He is in New York Hospital, 170 William Street not far from City Hall in Manhattan. The antibiotics that worked for me was TRIMETFPRIM/SULFA. This antibiotics was prescribed to me by the doctor because in the lab test Mrsa bacteria showed sensitivity to it. This is important because if your doctor will give you an antibiotics to wich Mrsa is resistent to than the infection will come back again and again.Also as I mentioned before it is very important to use HIBICLENS together with the antibiotics. The combination of the right antibiotics and Hibiclens will help you to get rid oh Mrsa.

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