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Staph infections - natural cures on STX?

 
islandjoan
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hi everyone, some of you may have read about Aussie's fight with a bad staph infection. I was wondering, does anyone remember the name of the local woman on STX who uses native plants to cure illness? I read about her awhile ago but cannot remember her name. I think she has a nickname like "The Bush Lady" or something like that?

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Topic starter Posted : September 22, 2010 3:02 pm
aquaponics
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Veronica Gordon. She can often be found at the Dept of Ag in the back by the greenhouses (where they sell seedlings).

She may recommend Noni as a topical. It's a natural antibiotic.

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Posted : September 22, 2010 3:19 pm
Neil
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Speaking from personal experience, staph infections are nothing to screw around with, especially if they are the methacyllin resistant kind which are increasingly common ("mersa"). They can really mess you up, and if your immune system is low, they can kill you.

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Posted : September 22, 2010 3:23 pm
islandjoan
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Thanks!
I hope Aussie is OK, has anyone heard from him? Pamela?
Staph infections scare the heck out of me. I didn't know they were so common down here.

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Topic starter Posted : September 22, 2010 3:24 pm
aussie
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I'm OK, Joan, and I'm on the mend. I still have it but there are marked signs of improvement. Hopefully soon my health issues will drop to a mere nuisance level. Thanks for checking on me 🙂

I've never seen anything stand up to this level of antibiotics. In my experience, if you hit an infection with enough of the right antibiotics, it just goes "poof" and disappears as quickly as it came. This one is different.

I'll try to gather some information from doctors about staff infections in the islands and post it so that everyone will have a greater awareness. Perhaps some of the local medical professionals that follow this board can also provide greater insight for us.

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Posted : September 22, 2010 3:36 pm
pamela
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Aquaponics,

Noni just smells so bad the infection runs for it's life! Chery96S pointed some out at Megans for the hubby. The dogs wouldn't even stay around him 🙂

Aussie, glad you are feeling better dear. Take care and keep us posted, please?

Pamela

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Posted : September 22, 2010 3:43 pm
islandjoan
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Aussie, that is really good news!!!! Glad to hear. Yeah, I def. think the public should be informed about staph esp. if it is so prevalent here (and in the states, esp. MRSA and other antibiotic resistant infections). I was even wondering about emailing the Avis and suggesting they do a story about it with info from the medical community.

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Topic starter Posted : September 22, 2010 4:07 pm
aussie
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Today I have yet a greater appreciation of just how fragile life and good health can be. I am, for lack of the words I'm searching for, amazed by the depth of compassion seen in many of the bright lights that walk among us.

Joan and Pamela, you are both truly amazing people. How's hubby, Pam?

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Posted : September 22, 2010 4:16 pm
pamela
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This board has some pretty darn good people on it! I've been touched by so many of them over the years. As Nutmeg says "It's easy to be nice".

Hubby is cranky today. That is a good thing I think 🙂 I'd rather have him cranky than sad for sure.

Pamela

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Posted : September 22, 2010 4:20 pm
aquaponics
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Pamela, that's why it's also called the "starvation apple"!!

and I only mentioned it because the thread asked about natural cures and the Bush Lady! I've had friends here in STX catch this nasty infection and go through many many rounds of EXPENSIVE antibiotics before "poofin" it, finally!

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Posted : September 22, 2010 5:31 pm
Neil
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Once staph gets "in you" it doesn't go poof so easily, especially if it gets into certain areas.
Sometimes you have to hit it with multiple drugs for weeks at a time.
Again...this is speaking from unfortunate personal and family experience! So my thoughts are with you.

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Posted : September 23, 2010 10:35 pm
aussie
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Thanks, Neil!

So I see! Agonizingly, painfully slow progress but progress nonetheless. If it gets into the bones or bloodstream, you've got a nightmare on your hands.

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Posted : September 23, 2010 11:10 pm
stephben208
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There are different types and strains of Staph. Staphlycoccus aureus causes most infections. If an infection is not responding to prescribed antibiotics, it should be cultured and tested for susceptiblity or resistence to different antibiotics. About 1/3 of the population are colonized with Staph aureus and it is part of their normal flora on skin and in nose. A small percentage carry MSRA. One of the best preventive measures one can take is proper hygiene and hand washing (is that one measure or two? :). You just never know what's on the things or the people you touch. I'm not obsessive/compulsive about hand washing, but I am diligent about it! I am a hospital lab rat by profession, btw and know nothing about natural cures for Staph. I would be quite interested to learn more though....

Stephanie

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Posted : September 23, 2010 11:46 pm
hannah
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I'm new to being on a disscussion, so please bear with me. I had a boil come up in the back of my head, on the scalp. they tested and said it was mrsa. I've had terrible trouble with my scalp and hair since then. It has now been for 7 years. I've almost lost all of my hair about 5 different times. My last dermatologist saw that I had depression, and pretty much wrote me off as being crazy when I told him I thought it was still mrsa. As have other dermatologist. The first doctor that tested me and said it was mrsa, put me on about 3 rounds of antibiotic. It didnt get better so she said there was nothing more she could for me. Then I went through breast cancer. My hair came back pretty and thick. Then more episodes of almost going bald. No doctors seem to care and because I have depression they say I'm just crazy, going through this has been worse than the cancer I had. Please if anyone knows how to help or any information that might help me, I would appreciate it very much. sincerely, hannah

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Posted : June 21, 2011 10:13 pm
vasecs
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Veronica Gordon. She can often be found at the Dept of Ag in the back by the greenhouses (where they sell seedlings).

She may recommend Noni as a topical. It's a natural antibiotic.

I thought Ms. Gordon drowned in the 2010' floods?

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Posted : June 22, 2011 12:06 pm
pamela
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Wow, reading this brings back some memories. Hubby passed on two weeks after the last post. I am coping - sometimes just barely but still coping.

MRSA - as you may know I almost lost my arm to this nasty stuff in March/April. After two surgeries to clean it out and rounds of FOUR different antibiotics I am proud to say it appears to be gone. The last round was Bactrin for 30 days. Ask a doctor about that. My doctor was Jeffrey Chase and I understand he does practice on STX once a week so you might call his office here in STT and ask when he will be back. Must say his bedside manner is pretty bad but the care is wonderful. My bandages finally came off a week and a half ago and while there is a scar it is not too nasty. $10,000 worth of hospital bills later I am pleased to still have use of my right arm.

PM me if you want to talk about it.

Pamela

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Posted : June 22, 2011 12:46 pm
hannah
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, I have.I am sorry about your husband, and about your arm.
This is the nastiest stuff I have ever seen or dealt with. I don, t know what to do about this anymore. I went to the dermatologist and he just said it was seborrhea on my scalp, though I went to show him some nasty sores on my scalp. He just looked at them. No culture or anything. My neck swells and aches, as does my head and face. It weeps this horrible sticky substance . I get bumps on my scalp that swell and ache . I have pretty much lost all hope. I have pretty much stayed in my home for 7 years. I get so depressed at times . I live in Northwest Alabama , and I don,t know of any doctors that are really up to date on this disease. thanks again, hannah

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Posted : June 24, 2011 5:10 pm
pamela
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Hannah,

You poor thing! Isolation is not what you need right now. OK, if I can get what I consider GOOD treatment on this rock there is no reason you can't find the same in Northwest Alabama. Let me help you do a little internet research and we can see what we can find.

I won't get into how really gross this disease is. But although it is antibiotic resistant it does respond to certain antibiotics. Make some phone calls to your local health clinics. I will do what I can from here and see if I can find you some referrals. Where in Alabama?

Pamela

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Posted : June 24, 2011 8:02 pm
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