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MRSA - Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
« on: 27/03/2006 02:20:42 »
Hi,

Our son has contracted MRSA out of nowhere.
He has been seen by his doctor and is on antibiotics. We are using supplements etc, to support his immune system.
 
From what I understand from researching the net, this is a REAL problem.
Our doctor was not on top of it and we have had to learn the hard way. She didn't advise us to be careful with anything, nor indicated any concern, and had the attitude....here are the drugs and leave my office!

I now know that our whole family has been exposed. As you can imagine this is troubling.

Can anyone advise us? Anything is appreciated, Thanks


 

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Re: MRSA - Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
« Reply #1 on: 27/03/2006 03:33:48 »
i'm really sorry about your son.  i'm sick too, but with something different.  i have clostridium difficile, which actually is contracted to people who are coming off of antibiotics.  i ate something, a hamburger, and i suspect that the vegetables hadn't been washed well.  that's how i got a parasite called blastocystis hominis.  i was in venezuela, and in the tropics this is very common because of the climate.  the warmth and humidity make it ideal for bacterias to flourish.  anyways, i was given a very strong antibiotic...metronidazole, which effectively got rid of the parasite.  unfortunately however, i found out a week ago that i had clostridium difficile.  it really sucks.  i thought it was another parasite, but it's actually a bacteria that very many people have in their digestive track...but when the natural intestinal flora is killed by the antibiotic, these other bacterias can flourish.  so i just want to warn you at least to take care of your son's currently delicate immune system.  i had never heard of these things before, but it seems anybody can have this c. difficile.  the difference is that it's harmless to healthy people.  always wash your hands with anti-bacterial soap, try to give your son yogurt or foods that are good for his stomach and may help restore his intestinal flora.  by the way, what supplements are you using?  i've been eating lactobacillus tablets.  good luck.  warm regards.
 

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Re: MRSA - Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
« Reply #2 on: 27/03/2006 04:23:07 »
Hi Daniela,

Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. I am also very sorry to hear of your struggle with parasites and bacteria.
Unfortunately antibiotics seem to be a necessary evil. I try to avoid them as much as possible, but when it is life threatening there seems to be no other choices.
They reek havoc on our intestinal flora and I will list what we are using for this and other things to support the immune system.
Thanks again, I will be praying for you, Dee

This is what we are using to combat this:

GLYCONUTRITION: We are distributors and have heard of many severe infections healed when antibiotics would not work. Including PROBIOTIC with FOS
GARDEN OF LIFE: RM10 and Primal Defense
NUTRIBIOTIC: Grapefruit Seed Extract with Echinacea, Artemisia Annua
HERBS:Oregano, Olive leaf, Thyme,
SOVEREIGN SILVER: 2 or more tsp. a day and used directly on boils
ESSENTAIL OILS: Lanvendar, Lemon, Oregano, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree
http://www.vitacost.com/productResults.aspx?Ntt=garden+of+life&Ntk=products&ss=1 [nofollow]
This link (above) is where we have purchased many supplements at wholesale prices. Great company.

ANTIBIOTICS: Doxycycline and Septra with Mupirocin swabed in nose for 5 days.
 
Helpful sites:
http://jac.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/45/5/639 [nofollow]
http://www.wellbeingjournal.com/nat-solutions.htm [nofollow]
 

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Re: MRSA - Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
« Reply #3 on: 29/03/2006 02:33:14 »
Please know I am not a doctor.

I have had MRSA. It is Staphylococcus aurei. (? unsure about last word) It is a bacteria on everyones skin. In the US, about 1/3rd of the people have a mutated version of this, but, as I understand it, it does not need to be mutated to be cause disease. The strain I had was mutated and I got it in the hospital after a hip replacement. It caused pneumonia and set my recovory back considerably. It was treatable by a sulfa drug.

My MRSA was one of the "hospital stains" that have become resistant to any "-cillen" family of antibiotics because of the misuse of antibiotics. There are other more and less infectious strains. Many people get a disease-causing strain in gyms or other public places. It reaally is almost impossible not to be exposed at some point.

The only way to know which strain and treatment is best is to culture the stuff and test it against all the treatments.

Your son's doctor will be doing the thing that is best for your son. But it is also good to press you doctor to see what else may be done.

If I only had a little humility, I'd be perfect.
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« Reply #4 on: 29/03/2006 03:57:33 »
PHDee, I just want to wish your son better. Please let us know how he gets on.

Daniela, I wish you well too.

Jim, I'm real glad you beat it...well done !

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« Reply #5 on: 30/03/2006 01:34:56 »
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Originally posted by neilep

PHDee, I just want to wish your son better. Please let us know how he gets on.

Daniela, I wish you well too.

Jim, I'm real glad you beat it...well done !

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« Reply #6 on: 30/03/2006 03:36:25 »
Thank you, Doctor

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Re: MRSA - Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
« Reply #7 on: 02/04/2006 06:32:59 »
Thanks for the encouraging words. I have been researching this superbug and will post more soon. Hopefully it will help someone else. Please keep the information coming. Thanks again,
Dee
 

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« Reply #8 on: 03/04/2006 00:39:41 »
How is your son doing?


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Re: MRSA - Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
« Reply #9 on: 03/04/2006 01:15:31 »
Hi JimBob,

He is doing much better. The boils have healed. However we can't let out guard down. I have heard that CA-MRSA is a REAL problem and becoming quite the epidemic. I am trying to learn as much as possible to combat this. Here are some things that I recently came across. Thankfully we are already doing some of them. Thanks so much for asking, Dee
 
http://www.innvista.com/health/nutrition/biotics/proborg.htm [nofollow]
 Look towards the bottom of article under : Enterococcus strains
http://www.buyprobiotics.com/Antimicrobial_Activity_Against_MRSA.htm [nofollow]
I believe these two links are related and may confirm that this could help
 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_west/4443675.stm [nofollow]
Info on soil organism being researched. We use PRIMAL DEFENSE mentioned below and have increased the amounts. It is also filled with probiotics.
http://healthforce.com/vitamineral_green.htm [nofollow]
We also use this, it has soil organism also
 
http://www.buyprobiotics.com/Antimicrobial_Activity_Against_MRSA.htm [nofollow]
I will probably do this also
 
http://www.lse.co.uk/ShowStory.asp?story=HF3023948Z&news_headline=particles_of_silver_could_be_used_against_mrsa [nofollow]
I think this may be like colloidal  silver and we are using at least 3 tsp. of a hight quality form.
 

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Re: MRSA - Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
« Reply #10 on: 03/04/2006 01:19:03 »
BTW, JimBob,

How are you? It sounds like you are fully recovered. It is a extremely difficult thing to go through. So far so good with us. Thanks again for your thoughtfulness, Dee
 

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« Reply #11 on: 14/01/2008 11:48:21 »
I can't give any advice, sorry but I hope that you all get better soon
 

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