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    Pseudomonas

    Five years trying to cure this infection on my lower legs. My Dermatologist has had no luck in curing this infection. Taking Levaquin 750mg, one tablet per day,for three months now. Only thing that comes close to healing me.This is the second time around with Levaquin.
    william

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    William, are you aware that Levaquin and other antibiotics in that family are known to cause tendon problems, including ruptures and tears from nothing more strenuous than every day activity? You've been on a LOT of that drug -- it might be worth asking your doctor to run a culture and sensitivity to see if there's anything else that works. Six weeks worth of IV abx would be worth the hassles if it prevented you from blowing a shoulder or wrist tendon because of the Levaquin.
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    I agree. It is not appropriate to take this antibiotic for that long of a time, esp. if it has not already knocked down this infection (or is it colonization??). I would strongly recommend you get a consultation from a good infectious disease physician to see if you should not be differently and more appropriately treated.

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    Leg infection

    Sorry for not replying earlier.Computer was down. I failed to mention that the infection is called, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa. Scabs from knee to toes. Pus filled also. No depth on skin when scabs are washed off. I see a new Dermatologist this friday. Thanks for the kind replies.
    william

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    William, check out the thread called "An Open Letter to Dr. Young." It talks about a product (non-antibiotic) called Microcyn/Vetericyn that has been shown to kill pseudomonas without causing any harm to healthy human tissue. It's intended for use on skin infections, but several people swear by it for curing UTIs that were jeopardizing their lives.

    After all you've been through, I think it would be well worth your while to invest in some and give it a try. I'd love to hear in your next post that it worked and your legs are infection-free!
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    William, I think you would be much better off going to a wound care center or an infectious disease specialist. They are much more likely to have the knowledge and experience needed to deal with your problem.
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
    http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

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    William,

    Microcyn has a 30 second log reduction of 5.81 for pseudomonas aeruginosa, which means it will kill 99.9999% of the microbe in 30 seconds. What that means for you is that your condition can definitely be cured with Microcyn. You will need to apply it for a number of days, but you will begin to see real improvement after the first day or so.

    Best wishes,

    Leila

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    Just to clarify, William, I was not suggesting that you try Microcyn/Vetericyn INSTEAD of getting treatment by a doctor but rather in addition to treatment from medical professionals. And I don't know why I didn't remember this earlier, but I've used acetic acid (.25 percent) topically to cure small pseudomonas infections on my fingertips by saturating the gauze pad part of a bandaid with the acetic acid and covering the sore with it. By doing that three times a day so the wound is always covered with a treated bandaid dried up the infected sores in under a week. You need a prescription for the acetic acid, and would need to use a wet-to-dry dressing technique for your legs, but it's another option for you to try.

    And I agree with 55 -- at this point, you need an infectious disease specialist. No dermatologist will have the expertise necessary to help you beat an infection that's so widespread and has been with you for so long.

    Leila, I know you believe in the product and are doing everything you can to alert others about it, but you've seriously overstepped the boundaries by telling William that Microsyn *will* cure him. It's fine to talk about your own experiences, but making such promises to others is inappropriate and seriously diminishes your credibility.
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    HipCrip,

    "Seriously overstepped my boundaries" is a personal judgment call on your part. I am not speaking about my own experiences alone. I have done a vast amount of research and read countless testimonials. Advising William as I did could not possible harm him and could do him a great deal of good. You are not in a position to tell me what is or is not appropriate. You have never tried Microcyn, nor have you communicated with clinicians who are using it to save lives that would otherwise be lost. I am not worried about dimishing my credibility in your eyes, or anyone elses. I know where my credibility comes from, and I am capable of scrutinizing myself without the need of judgmentalism.

    Leila

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    When I had infection in my back wound(from surgery, opened up and was the size of a nerf football) i had the pseudomonas infection a few times(funny part is the doc had my dtr smell ,it,it smelled like grapes,no kiddin).Any way, IV antibio, was called for, about six weekmcourse each time, and was on a wound vac, however that would be difficult to do in this case. Good luck, BTW, I was seeing an infectious wound dr. at the time. Good luck, hope ya get the care needed.

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