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FoughtMRSAandWON wrote at 2015-01-20 15:39:29
As someone that has unfortunately had personal experience with MRSA on her skin, I would highly recommend that anyone who gets MRSA or has been around someone with it that you literally wash yourself down with Betadine (i.e. Providone iodine 10%) or t's generic equivalent. It is perhaps the best product out there to eliminate the bacteria from your skin. As remember, you can be colonized with the bacteria on your skin and spread the bacteria to others without even showing symptoms yourself. MRSA is NOT to be taken lightly as it can cause deep and widespread infection - and even death. Drop a $20 bill at the pharmacy and buy this product  Then, BEFORE you take a shower, rub it all over your skin but don't get it in your eyes or mouth,  then llet it sit on your skin for like 2 minutes or so - even though you will look orange for a few minutes - then rinse. This product may help to decolonize the bacteria on your skin.  If you or a loved one gets MRSA have your doctor check to see if the bacteria is in your/their nose. If it is, they will prescribe an antibiotic  cream. Keep your fingers out of your nose or you will spread the bacteria on your body and in your house   Also bleach sheets, blankets, towels, door knobs, counters, the potty, etc.  Never share towels or clothes and put used towels right in the washing machine. I battled MRSA and these tips help tremendously but, of course, see your health care practitioner as soon as possible because you may also need an oral antibiotic, etc.   Lastly, (because doctors often forget to tell you this...) it is VERY important to greatly cut back on sugar and carbs (and probably alcohol if you are a drinker) when you have MRSA as staph bacteria LOVES sugar!! Good luck to all!


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Funeral Law. Having written a 512-page book on funeral law for consumers with state-by-state information, I am very conversant with consumer rights in this regard: What are the laws on disposition of cremated remains? Is embalming required? Do I have to use a funeral home? Can I have a home wake? Is it a state law to buy a vault? I prepaid for a funeral but changed my mind. They won`t give me all my money back. What can I do? . . . If you have an immediate need for information because a death has just occurred or is about to occur, you may call me at 802-482-6021.

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I have monitored the funeral industry on behalf of consumers for over 20 years. I have been a guest speaker to funeral trade organizations, consumer workshops, and social service professionals. I am regularly consulted by lawyers and legislators as well as journalists.

Organizations
Funeral Ethics Organization (www.funeralethics.org) Funeral Consumers Alliance (www.funerals.org)

Publications
Caring for Your Own Dead (1987) Caring for the Dead: Your Final Act of Love (1998) I Died Laughing: Funeral Education with a Light Touch (2001) Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death (2011) with co-author Joshua Slocum

Education/Credentials
Masters degree in Administration and Special Education

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Available as an expert witness for funeral-related court cases.

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