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Kefir

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Posted by Carolyn (Hollywood, Florida) on 12/04/2008
5 out of 5 stars

At the end of 2006, I contracted MRSA. I still have scars from that early time before I learned about kefir. I only bought one batch of kefir grains in early 2007, and I am still fermenting using grains created from that first batch. I never took any antibiotics. After I started sipping homemade kefir all day and night, I have never had any more outbreaks, except one time in 2008, I stupidly cut back on the amount of kefir I was drinking and got paid back with an outbreak on my chest. I am sipping my kefir as I write this. My primary said my MRSA looks "dormant". Yes, it is "sleeping" but if I stopped kefir, it would rage up again. Mike is located in DELRAY BEACH, Florida, if any of you are near him. But he mails the grains out very fast and I will tell you they are fresh and very powerful.

I sprinkle some turmeric in a couple times a day. Mike will teach you all about how to make your own fresh kefir at home. Or write to me. BTW, I do not eat any kind of meat or fish, because they contain HEME iron which causes MRSA bacteria to rage up. I am 66, I garden, shop, do my web work, and live normally just as I did before I contracted this hideous MRSA. If I can do this, so can you! Anyone can email me anytime. I care about people with MRSA.

Replied by CJ
(Exeter, NH)
04/01/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Yes!! kefir is a great tool ....it helps alkalize the body as do other fermented foods. I drink goats milk kefir which does not have the lactose sugars that cows milk kefir does. I dont have time to culture my own kefir, or i would. the brand I use is _______, available in my area in health food stores, and even Whole Foods Market.

Replied by Rebel
(Somewhere Usa)
10/22/2014

Carolyn did not give us her or Mike's information.


Kombucha

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Posted by Seth (Morton, Wa.) on 01/04/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Kombucha is working amazingly well for me for my MRSA! I'm drinking a quart a day.

I looked up the bacteria on the label. Bacillus coagulans is proven to kill mrsa in tests. You can make your own too. Wish I would have tried this sooner. It's the strongest remedy I've tried.

Replied by Seth
(Morton, Wa)
01/14/2018

From what I can tell, the brand of kombucha I've been drinking is fortified with b. coagulans. I can tell the difference between this and other brands. I found out you can just buy b. coagulans capsules.

Replied by Seth
(Morton, Wa)
02/28/2018

I bought some Bacillus Coagulans Capsules. They do work but not nearly as strong as the Kombucha. Im almost totally better from the kombucha. I had a bunch of sores inside my body with puss in my kidney and chest. its all drained out now. not sure if the kombucha will cure me or if its like kefir and just puts them to sleep. My plan is to use colloidal silver now that they are knocked way down and keep drinking kombucha.

Replied by Seth
(Morton, Wa)
03/18/2018

So, I was a bit worse than I thought last time I posted. The kombucha definitely helps a lot but it's not perfect. I started taking colloidal silver. That got me even better. Then I started taking turmeric, 2 tbsp. with pepper and whole milk. Now I feel like 99% better.

Replied by Seth
(Morton, Wa)
03/27/2018

Well... I thought I was 99 % better. maybe more like 75%.

Seth
(Morton, Wa.)
07/06/2018

So I still had some pus in my kidney. I started drinking 4 kombucha's a day and it all just started getting chewed up and liquefying. pretty relieved.

Anon
(Usa)
07/06/2018

Fresh turmeric seems to work much better than the powder. Ginger from Hawaii. Consider horseradish, mustard seed powder, vitamin e, and lugol's iodine, too. Horseradish and onion can be mixed generously into coleslaw. Turpentine worked somewhat but only if I took it on an empty stomach (with the teaspoon of sugar). Mostly it made me feel very relaxed and warm and relieved some pain. Colloidal silver is amazing, the brand does seem to make a difference. Cranberries can help w/ co-infections. Papaya is also helpful, for me at least. Kefir. So a smoothie: fresh turmeric, papaya, ginger, cranberries, virgin coconut oil, fresh lemon juice, aloe, a scoop of frozen orange juice, and some water :) Grapefruit. The oxygen/magnesium colon cleansers are very refreshing, too. Make sure you make the kombucha correctly or you may be drinking more alcohol than you intend. Kefir can be made by adding milk to the nearly empty bottle of kefir you buy at the store, place in a warmish place overnight.

Kill it dead.

Replied by Seth
(Morton, Wa)
07/19/2018

Yeah, I'm making kefir too. I just started drinking licorice tea. A giant handful of licorice root per dose. I'm doing a lot better and don't need as much kefir and kombucha now.


Leeches

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Posted by Scott (U.p., Michigan) on 06/11/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I went to my local bait and tackle shop, bought container of leeches. In one day I cured mrsa with no pain, no opening of sore, and less than five bucks. Dont re-use same leech to avoid re-infecting the area.

Replied by Anon
(Usa)
07/06/2018

I would not want to be that leech....


Licorice Root

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Posted by Seth (Morton, Wa) on 07/19/2018
4 out of 5 stars

I read that licorice has a strong inhibitory effect on mrsa and boosts the immune system. The first time I used it I sweated out and started feeling better. After a few days, I'm doing a lot better. I put about an ounce or so of dried root in tea 2 times a day. Also taking homemade milk kefir and kombucha but I need the licorice too or I don't do nearly as well.


Low-Carb Diet

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Posted by Ben (Las Vegas, Nv) on 02/22/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Accidental Staph Remedy

For several years now I've used turmeric, in all its forms, to "control" a very persistent staph boil, with mixed results. Sometimes it was very effective, and could push the infection into complete "remission" for a week or two, but the core remained, albeit very small and benign. But would always return, seemingly at random and sometimes with a vengeance.

Well, a couple weeks ago I started a strict low-carb diet to lose some winter weight before spring, and voila! The boil has disappeared entirely and I can't even percieve the core anymore, no matter how hard I press into it.

Going to a low-carb regimen is the ONLY thing I've changed, and as I recall the worst recent flare-up times, it seems to coincide with high carbohydrate consumption.

IF this is really the trigger for flareups, I can go low carb the rest of my life, NO PROBLEM. It's worth freedom from staph flareups.

Replied by Anon
(Usa)
07/06/2018

Read about how high blood sugar affects your immune system.


Magnesium

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Posted by Leah (Baltimore, MD) on 05/15/2008
4 out of 5 stars

I am writing about all of the people who have talked about tumeric or garlic as a potential cure for MRSA.

I've been doing some studying and there is a commonality I've found in these items:

Magnesium
Tumeric: http://www.calorie-count.com/calories/item/2043.html
Very high in manganese and high in magnesium.

Garlic:
http://www.calorie-count.com/calories/item/11215.html
Very high in manganese (both also very low in sugar and in fats)

French Green Clay has been touted as curing MRSA -HIGH IN MAGNESIUM

Antibiotics and poor digestive tract absorption will cause a magnesium deficiency.

Antibiotics kill off beneficial organisms in the gut, causing loose bowels, which decreases absorption.

"Antibiotics can also lower magnesium availability. Included on the antibiotic list are neomycin, tetracycline, erythromycin, ***sulfamethoxazole****, and sulfonamides.

Other medications that reduce the body's supply of magnesium include the anticoagulant drug warfarin; corticosteroids; oral contraceptives (birth control pills); and the immunosuppressant drug cyclosporine."

"Antibiotics (e.g. gentamicin and amphotericin) These drugs may increase the loss of magnesium in urine. Thus, taking these medications for long periods of time may contribute to magnesium depletion [9-10,12]."

http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/magnesium.asp

"Because magnesium plays such a wide variety of roles in the body, the symptoms of magnesium deficiency can also vary widely. Many symptoms involve changes in nerve and muscle function. These changes include muscle weakness, tremor, and spasm. In the heart muscle, magnesium deficiency can result in arrhythmia, irregular contraction, and increased heart rate. Because of its role in bone structure, the softening and weakening of bone can also be a symptom of magnesium deficiency. Other symptoms can include: imbalanced blood sugar levels; headaches; elevated blood pressure; elevated fats in the bloodstream; depression; seizures; nausea; vomiting; and lack of appetite."

www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=75

"Deficiency symptoms have three categories:Early symptoms include irritability, anorexia, fatigue, insomnia, and muscle twitching. Other symptoms include poor memory, apathy, confusion, and reduced ability to lea. Moderate deficiency symptoms consist of rapid heartbeat and other cardiovascular changes. Severe deficiency of magnesium could lead to tingling, numbness, sustained contraction of the muscles, and hallucinations and delirium. "

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002423.htm

What Magnesium does in your body:

"Magnesium: What is it?Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found predominantly inside cells of body tissues and organs. Only 1% of magnesium is found in blood, but the body works very hard to keep blood levels of magnesium constant [1].

Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis [2-3].

There is an increased interest in the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Dietary magnesium is absorbed in the small intestines. Magnesium is excreted through the kidneys [1-3,4]."

http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/magnesium.asp

Also

"Magnesium ions are essential to the basic nucleic acid chemistry of life, and thus are essential to all cells of all known living organisms. Plants have an additional use for magnesium in that chlorophylls are magnesium-centered porphyrins. Many enzymes require the presence of magnesium ions for their catalytic action, especially enzymes utilizing ATP, or those which use other nucleotides to synthesize DNA and A."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnesium

Magnesium is VERY important to support a healthy immune system http://web.mit.edu/london/www/magnesium.html

Now I will say I am drawing correlations which are not scientifically proven. They are loose correlations and drawn conclusions. I am not affiliated with any health products or sites or doctors, I am not advocating the use of any health food product (it's really best to go natural with regards to vitamin intake). I have been suffering from fatigue, CA-MRSA, sleeplessness, arrythmia and bloating. I'm going to try more magnesium!

I challenge scientists to work with magnesium and MRSA.


Magnesium Oil

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Posted by Holland F. (California ) on 07/16/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Possible MRSA infection experience. I had a weird bump on my back that I couldn't see. It had originally been a blackhead, which I could feel, but then it changed into a bump that just didn't ever go away, and the skin around it was odd. One day I was pressing on it a lot to try to force it to clean out, and managed to aggravate it so that it swelled up to more than 8" across after maybe 3 days. It was very uncomfortable with any pressure on it, but not "hot". I enlisted my son to try to help me put stuff on it and monitor what it was doing.

I'm describing this as a possible MRSA infection because he showed me some MRSA photos which he found later that he said looked pretty much exactly like what was on my back. I used several things, but the one thing that really started to turn it around was topical magnesium. The first time I used it one night, the next morning the surface felt different, as though the problem was becoming more superficial. Over time, my son and I applied a lot of magnesium and iodine. We tried a few other things in the mix but the most prevalent items were those two. We made a dressing and changed it 2x day.

After a few days, it suddenly drained out a whole bunch of a clear "gel" which had virtually no odor. It had started to drain a bit of this per day during the days before so the whole area gradually diminished, but once this large drain happened, the whole area reduced and healed up rapidly. I was surprised that it was the topical magnesium that was the most effective thing.

So, for what it's worth, I'm passing this on.


Magnesium Oil
Posted by Christee (Port Huron, Mi) on 02/04/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I am colonized with MRSA and I have been struggling with recurring skin lesions for 10+ years. I have recently found that Dead Sea magnesium oil has had a profound effect. My back has been covered with staph pimples for a few years (I am 40 years old). I have never had back acne previously and nothing I tried worked. I just happened to use the magnesium oil for a sore muscle and found that, the next day, the pimples were reduced. I have continued to use it almost daily for the past two weeks and I only have a few random spots left.

If you try it, be aware that it may itch the first few times you use it. Also, if you have any open areas it will burn. I hope this helps!


Manuka Honey

9 User Reviews
5 star (6) 
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4 star (2) 
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1 star (1) 
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Posted by Pbird (Wa, Usa) on 08/07/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Just thought I would pop on here and mention that I have been using Manuka honey for four days on a many months old stagnant leg ulcer that started with a cat bite and went on to cellulitis and then MRSA in the greatly enlarged wound. I did pull the infection out with clay and or charcoal poultices... but when it came time to close it didn't really want to.

The first time I tried to use the honey it was too painful. But I spent a couple months calming the thing down with an ointment made of oak extract and a couple things. Finally I was able to try the honey again and I have never seen so much progress before. I am seriously amazed. Definitely worth a try.


Manuka Honey
Posted by Didi (Richmond, Va) on 04/19/2013
1 out of 5 stars

MRSA: Bought the Australian Manuka Honey and used for a month. Didn't Work! Calms it down only but it is a sticky mess especially when applying to back of legs and putting pants on. Anything oily like Silver seems to spread the infection. Tumeric caused menstrual bleeding. Hydrogen Peroxide burned but didn't get rid of it. Baking soda - another messy application - helped but did not get rid of it. There was one ointment in the first aid section (can't remember name) that I got at Wal-mart that said it was for MRSA and the drug companies made them pull it because they weren't allowed to say it cured MRSA and it did!!! When I take any antibiotics, it comes back with a vegeance! Now I'm trying garlic... But I'm tired and defeated after two years of trying to get rid of it :(

Replied by Sara
(The Beach, Canada)
04/19/2013

Please research black seed oil "pure".

Replied by Joy
(Battleground, Wash)
04/19/2013

I read that milk of magnesia topically was used to treat MRSA. Recently, I have used a lot of magnesium and also multi mineral supplements and having dramatic results of improved muscle tone and health

Replied by Polly
(London, England)
04/20/2013

In England, Tea tree oil has been known as a cure for MRSA for a long time. It works when the Anti Biotics can't do anything. Just put it on neat 3 times a day until it's cured. Good luck

Replied by Jane S
(Nz)
09/04/2014

Manuka honey doesn't come from Australia but NZ. So if you were using Australian manuka honey you probably weren't. Also you need a high grade honey, which means it's high in the active ingredient. I spent a small fortune for my small jar but it was well worth it. I had to have a fistula made for dialysis and subsequently got a very nasty infection. slapped on the honey and the infection was gone. Still, I went to the doctor because of swollen lymph nodes, but he couldn't take a swap because there was no pus, just clean granulating flesh.

Replied by Jane S
(NZ)
09/04/2014

Manuka honey doesn't come from Australia but NZ. So if you were using Australian manuka honey you probably weren't. Also you need a high grade honey, which means it's high in the active ingredient. I spent a small fortune for my small jar, but it was well worth it. I had to have a fistula made for dialysis and subsequently got a very nasty infection; slapped on the honey and the infection was gone. Still, I went to the doctor because of swollen lymph nodes, but he couldn't take a swab because there was no pus, just clean granulating flesh.


Manuka Honey
Posted by Leslie (Jamestown, Nc) on 11/25/2012
5 out of 5 stars

My husband and I are carriers of mrsa, so we are susceptible to infections. I burned my arm on the oven door, and it exploded into a big, painful boil. I tried the turmeric, and it helped a little, but then I got my hands on some manuka honey. It immediately came to a head and started to drain. I'm so thankful I didn't have to get on antibiotics!


Manuka Honey
Posted by Leora (San Francisco, Ca) on 05/09/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I had this horrible staph infection on the back of my legs and I spent days putting ACV (which usually works for most things) on it. Nothing happened. The staph was replicating and the boils were getting bigger. Finally, I went to my doctor who ordered systemic antibiotics and it went away in about 4 days. A month later the staph came back. I hadn't been sleeping due to my 6 month old being sick with his first cold, bad cough and congestion. My immune system was just worn down. I didn't want to do antibiotics again because I'm still breastfeeding, but I had heard about Manuka honey and skin infections. I figured I'd try it for a few days and if it didn't work, I'd call in and get the antibiotics. I put it on at night, and then the next morning, the boil had shrunk. It was still red, but the "anger" had gone out of it. It wasn't large and painful and "alive" any longer. I was in shock.

The other thing that was going on was that I had caught my baby's cold. My throat was killing me and I was starting to get that cough and congestion. I decided that if it worked so well on my leg, maybe it would work well on my throat. I took a teaspoon full and within an hour my throat stopped hurting. It then turned into a chest thing where there were some resperatory stuff coming up, but not in that violent way at the beginning of an illness, more like at the end. A few hours later, I took another teaspoon full and napped with my baby for an hour and a half, and when I woke up, cough and mucus from my chest - totally gone! I can't believe it.

Replied by Gavin
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)
05/10/2012

I've been having fun with a boil for a few weeks now, I tried Tumeric with some success, having thought I'd nobbled it, I stopped and it came back, then finding some good results on the net with "Cream of Tartar" I took a teaspoonful of tumeric, and the same with Cream of tartar, mixed with some soya milk a little at the bottom of the glass so they creamed together and then filled the glass up. Since taking it morning and evening the character of the boil has changed dramatically to a free draining no worries sort of thing.

It seems that Tartaric acid forms in wine barrels and the underside of corks in wine bottles, it's a crystal, It's used in baking to activate bicarb of soda... But in medicine as a blood cleanser. There once were tablets sold with sulphur and cream of tartar for boils. Its also another natural cleaning agent ACV.. Bicarbonate of Soda... Lemon juice.. Hydrogen peroxide... now add Cream of tartar.


Manuka Honey
Posted by Deedee (Charlotte, Nc, Usa) on 08/21/2011

This was a miracle topical cure for me. I have a mild case so I understand, but my sores still stung like crazy. I heard about MGO 550 Manuka honey and ordered it. Amazon.com has it the cheapest around. I went directly to the manufacturer and got the 550/250, the strongest I could find. Spread it on a sterile gauze pad and within seconds no more sting. Amazing. It's been 24 hours and when I take off the pad and wait about an hour the stinging recurs. I am on day 6 of this disease and am also pain free. My body still aches, but no pain.


Manuka Honey
Posted by Claudia (Brooklyn, Ny) on 06/01/2010
4 out of 5 stars

Manuka Honey helped my MRSA infection heal. It did NOT prevent an existing boil from needing to be drained in the ER.

I am pregnant, in my first trimester, and was desperate to avoid taking antibiotics. I had one MRSA boil on one butt cheek and another developing on the other. I went to an ID doctor (infectious disease) who first said to wait and see what happened. (I have had 2 other infections in the past, and an allergic reaction to Bactrim). Then, when that boil got worse, he first said, "Oh, really? Because it was just a small pimple the other day?" Then he called me back two hours later and advised me to go to the ER where they would probably have to put me on IV drugs. Next doctor! Clearly this guy didn't know what he was talking about.

I had a very smart and well-informed dr in the ER. She gave me a prescription for antibiotic (pregnancy safe) but said she would be soaking like her life depending on it and looking up natural cures.

At this point, I'd been taking turmeric for days. I was eating it first 3 tsps a day in water. Then mixed into yogurt. Then into kefir. Finally mixed in with coconut oil, which I'd mixed with freshly ground black pepper (which is supposed to activate the active compound/s). I was applying tea tree oil and soaking the boils in sometimes Epsom salt and sometimes tea tree and sometimes a mix. Nothing seemed to be happening.

The first boil, which had been drained, was healing. At this point I received my Manuka Honey ointment in the mail. I applied to the drained boil and the second, extremely tender and painful but not drained boil. I was also applying castor oil, black pepper, turmeric (and taking internally) and--finally, for the last couple days--raw garlic.

I also at some points applied Milk of Magnesia.

Many of the active oils that have been proven to kill MRSA (oregano, grapefruit seed, geranium) are not safe in pregnancy so I could not use them.

At the end, the natural remedies did not do very much for me at all. I ended up having to go to the ER to have the second boil lanced. (Why, dear God, do I need to go to the ER to have something done that a first-week med student could do with a clean knife and some clean gauze? Ridiculous.)

Then, still hoping the boils would heal on their own and I could avoid taking antibiotics, I was applying the manuka, following the directions, soaking and cleaning with Hibiclens--which I had been doing all the while, along with one-use towels, laundry separation, insanely frequent hand-washing, etc etc etc).

I developed a fever and had to take the antibiotics so that my 5-week old developing baby would not be hurt by the fever.

All in all, the honey appears to be helping the wounds heal. But I can't say I had particular success with anything else. I will continue to change my diet, take Magnesium liquid, and hit up the probiotics and start making my own kefir as soon as I'm done with the antibiotics.

Replied by Jess
(Philadelphia, Pa)
04/27/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Last year I had MRSA from a spiderbite.

I found out very shortly after my diagnosis that I was allergic to antibiotics. I had a horrible reaction where ALL of my skin swelled up and peeled off. I had to find another way to treat it. I had spent more time in the hospital for drug reactions than for the MRSA wound itself.

I treated the weeping, disgusting wound with: eating 3 cloves of raw garlic a day (cut up with a glass of warm water), I made a paste of tumeric powder, tea tree oil, lemongrass oil, and manuka honey and applied it to the wound very often (whenever the last application of paste dried up I'd apply a new one and cover it with a bandana that had the paste applied to the side closest to my skin as well). I washed it 3x a day with Hibicleanse as well.

2 weeks after I started this regimen, the wound began to heal up.


Manuka Honey
Posted by Honestyisreal (Durham, North Carolina, us) on 01/02/2010
4 out of 5 stars

Manuka Honey is an absolute quick cure for MRSA. Just put it on at the first sign of a breakout. I use turmeric as well but Manuka Honey is the only thing that cures the mrsa within a few days. It can be purchased online or at your local health food store. Please try this. A friend of mine and I both have frequent mrsa breakouts and antibiotics is only a temporary fix for us. The honey is a bit expensive but it only takes a small amount of honey. You apply it like an ointment and it lasts a very long time. The higher the UMF the better. Again, do yourself a favor if you have mrsa, and try this. I gaurantee you will notice a significant change within 12 hours!

Replied by Karen
(Willits, California)
01/03/2010

I have to agree that manuka honey is a valuable asset in the battle.We too struggled with major antibiotics (even though 90% remedies I use are natural) only to get it again. My husband and several friends got multiple bouts of MRSA and many at a time. In the beginning it was often that several wounds would show at a time and serious deep infections occur. That is when the honey was the best at multiplying new healthy tissue. It went from 2 weeks of rebuilding tissue to about 5-6 days.

We found two other remedies that became our cure. Oil of oregano (Wild mediteranian) and Usnea tinture. At the first sign (itchy like pimple with pain) dose with 1/4 to 1/3 dropper of Usnea 3x daily. You will feel it working under the pimple. Keep this course for 2-3 days and tapper off the last 2 days at 2x then 1x. If you are not seeing results at day 3 keep up full dosage for 5 days and rest for 2. then try week 2 at tappering off by day 4 as described above. Now at the same time every day 2-3x (times) at 2-3 drops Oil of Oregano under tongue (very fiery but temporary, use hot tea or some other chaser) should be taken as a supperb immune booster. This was a way to address the wound itself before it got out of hand and boost the immune system at the same time. I have since used O of Oregano for everything. Herpes outbreaks, reg. pimples, colds, IBS, u name it. The book to read about O of Oregano was "a cure is in the cupboard"I also must add that you must NEVER SQUEEZE the spot but to stretch it gently to get puss to flow from a "ready" wound. It will otherwise implode and make many more at the site with the result of 5 times bigger lesion and more complications. Good luck, we now head them off sucessfully for 3 yrs



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