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    Any suggestions on fighting a Staph infection?

    I had a boil on my leg that has become infected. I went to the doctor last Thursday and he diagnosed it as MRSA Staph and put me on BACTRIM (a sulfa drug). It does not seem like it is working because it's still red and my leg is swollen. How long does it take to get rid of this? Never had it before. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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    Re: Any suggestions on fighting a Staph infection?

    Those things suck! Did you get it lanced? The sooner all the puss and juice come out the better. I don't know if heat is reccommended but it sure does make it feel better. But if the doc didn't lance it and drain it the agony will continue, Jhar.

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    Re: Any suggestions on fighting a Staph infection?

    No he didn't lance it, and now it is oozing.

    I have an appointment this afternoon to see him again.
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    Re: Any suggestions on fighting a Staph infection?

    Tea, never heard of this treatment before, will it work on humans too?

    Update: I did a google search and saw this. " The risk of silver toxicity (Argyria) far outweighs any benefits of collodial silver."
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    Re: Any suggestions on fighting a Staph infection?

    Quote Originally Posted by thrillathahunt
    Tea, never heard of this treatment before, will it work on humans too?
    That will stain you blue or black if you use too much. Do some research first.

    What you really want to use is superconcentrated oil of Oregano. It kills bacteria and fungus with ease and even works well on venemous bites. Do some research on it.
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    Re: Any suggestions on fighting a Staph infection?

    Rick, staph infections are nothing to fool around with. This appt you have for this afternoon, is it one the doctor referred to see you back or is it one you made?

    When my husband had his "boil" staph infection on his elbow, he was put on strong antibiotics and several creams to rub on it and cleansing of whole body with the RX Phisohex + follow up appts till it was healed.

    To be on the safe side with taking any antibiotics, to eat yogurt to keep from getting a yeast infection in your mouth...ask your doctor about this.











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    Re: Any suggestions on fighting a Staph infection?

    It probably needs to be lanced and drained.

    Doctor may need to be changed if he doesn't handle this properly.

    Talking from experience. They will try to give you all kinds of sulfa drugs first. I can't take those as I hallucinate . . . just like someone on acid. Although some of the dreams were interesting (my bedroom becoming a black tipee, viewing stars through the opening and the elk robes everywhere).

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    Re: Any suggestions on fighting a Staph infection?

    Thanks Judy, the doctor just said if it doesn't improve in 4 or 5 days come and see me. So called this morning.
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    Re: Any suggestions on fighting a Staph infection?

    A staph can really be super dangerous especially in the legs because of poor circulation if you don't catch it soon it can last a while. (look up boils on utube (don't PUCK)

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    Re: Any suggestions on fighting a Staph infection?

    Very interesting. Thanks for your input Tea. Just out of curiosity, I will ask my doctor what he thinks of it.
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    Re: Any suggestions on fighting a Staph infection?

    Quote Originally Posted by onfire
    A staph can really be super dangerous especially in the legs because of poor circulation if you don't catch it soon it can last a while. (look up boils on utube (don't PUCK)

    I looked on youtube and saw this, it looks just like mine. I don't think I will do what he did though.

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    Re: Any suggestions on fighting a Staph infection?

    Ok as a health care provider AND someone who has had one of these infections let me give you some advice.

    1. Get it lanced and drained IMMEDIATELY. It will never heal if it is not drained. I&D (incision and drainage is the number 1 form of treatment)
    2. Take all medication as prescribed. Do not miss any doses.
    3. If you have a way to do a direct water lavage to the area (hand held shower worked for me) do it with hot water. Flushes out the bacteria from the area.
    4. Ask your doctor about using Hibiclens (chlorhexadine) Can be bought at Wal-Mart or Walgreens or just about any pharmacy.
    5. If it isn't getting better do not be afraid to go to a different doctor. My doctor ignored mine and put me on meds. A day later I was in the ER with a major issue which required intervention.

    It also took me 45 days of oral antibiotic to get rid of the infection. MRSA is easily killed with good handwashing and you should make sure to use Alcohol based hand sanitizers often and anyone around you should too. You should also wash your clothes seperate until your infection is not actively draining any further.

    Do NOT use bar soap. And finally a 10-1 bleach solution (10 parts water to 1 part bleach) should be used in any bath or shower you use until after this has cleared up to prevent spreading the infection to yourself or anyone else.

    I have a lot more info than what I posted above. I am very knowledgable about this topic and give presentations on it to Physicians, Dentists, teachers, coaches etc. Silver does have antimicrobial properties but should be used with caution and only under the direct supervision of a health care provider.
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    Re: Any suggestions on fighting a Staph infection?

    ME22,you mean taking an asprin won't do it?(just kiddin').Your tips/advice is right on,I trust everything you say,or was that BB I trust?Anyway,I'm glad you are back on here.You and BB are missed,keep more in touch and hope all is well with you.

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    Re: Any suggestions on fighting a Staph infection?

    Yup, like most said get it lanced. Squeezing is not a good thing and can lead to blood poisoning in a heartbeat. That being said, if that were to happen you could be dead by the next day. Once it is able to start draining you just have to change bandages every few hours to keep clean. Also note that when you bath, you can add Epsom salt to the water and that too will help draw out even more and help in the healing process.

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    Re: Any suggestions on fighting a Staph infection?

    Quote Originally Posted by mastereagle22
    Ok as a health care provider AND someone who has had one of these infections let me give you some advice.

    1. Get it lanced and drained IMMEDIATELY. It will never heal if it is not drained. I&D (incision and drainage is the number 1 form of treatment)
    2. Take all medication as prescribed. Do not miss any doses.
    3. If you have a way to do a direct water lavage to the area (hand held shower worked for me) do it with hot water. Flushes out the bacteria from the area.
    4. Ask your doctor about using Hibiclens (chlorhexadine) Can be bought at Wal-Mart or Walgreens or just about any pharmacy.
    5. If it isn't getting better do not be afraid to go to a different doctor. My doctor ignored mine and put me on meds. A day later I was in the ER with a major issue which required intervention.

    It also took me 45 days of oral antibiotic to get rid of the infection. MRSA is easily killed with good handwashing and you should make sure to use Alcohol based hand sanitizers often and anyone around you should too. You should also wash your clothes seperate until your infection is not actively draining any further.

    Do NOT use bar soap. And finally a 10-1 bleach solution (10 parts water to 1 part bleach) should be used in any bath or shower you use until after this has cleared up to prevent spreading the infection to yourself or anyone else.

    I have a lot more info than what I posted above. I am very knowledgable about this topic and give presentations on it to Physicians, Dentists, teachers, coaches etc. Silver does have antimicrobial properties but should be used with caution and only under the direct supervision of a health care provider.
    WARNING!

    First off, I recommend a different physician STAT! (immediately) Yours has already wasted precious time by not lancing and draining!
    Also I would recommend the colloidal silver in addition to the above

 

 
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