Report is back about serratia marcescens.

Hello all. I just got an e-mail back from Dr. Falkinham concerning our questions about serratia marcescens, which is one of the bacterias that Katherine was battling at the end. This specie is pink in color and is not to be confused with the methylobacterium that we sometimes see in our shower stalls and rings in the toilet. The serratia marcsecens comes from fecal matter and water contaminated with fecal waste. This particular bacteria is often caught in hospitals (ICU mostly) and nursing homes – for obvious reasons. Or could be picked up caring for someone who is incontinant or bed-ridden. So, that really nasty bug is most likely NOT in our homes. The pink slime in your bathrooms is likely methylobacterium which could technically cause you harm, but not likely. Just squirt it with clorox water in a spray bottle if you have it. I hope this allays some of the fears.

@windwalker
That’s really good to know, one less thing to worry about. I will try to avoid those invironments.
I squirt allot of white vinegar everywhere sinks tubs counters. It’s suppose to kill 99% of bacteria/ mold. A couple of drops of tea tree oil/melaluca can be added also.
I personally can’t handle the smell of cleaners.
Thanks for the update!

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@pfists

@windwalker
That’s really good to know, one less thing to worry about. I will try to avoid those invironments.
I squirt allot of white vinegar everywhere sinks tubs counters. It’s suppose to kill 99% of bacteria/ mold. A couple of drops of tea tree oil/melaluca can be added also.
I personally can’t handle the smell of cleaners.
Thanks for the update!

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@pfists Hi Shari. You are on the right track girlfriend! The experts say that vinegar is the preferred choice in cleaning for these bugs. That reminds me, I am going to go soak my showerhead in vinegar today……

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I was told just recently i
Have this in a nasal culture is it rare to have this. Is this why I’ve been having hives sores chromic pain fatigue etc the past few years. ?

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@windwalker

@pfists Hi Shari. You are on the right track girlfriend! The experts say that vinegar is the preferred choice in cleaning for these bugs. That reminds me, I am going to go soak my showerhead in vinegar today……

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@windwalker how often do you soak your showerhead in vinegar?

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@pfists

@windwalker
That’s really good to know, one less thing to worry about. I will try to avoid those invironments.
I squirt allot of white vinegar everywhere sinks tubs counters. It’s suppose to kill 99% of bacteria/ mold. A couple of drops of tea tree oil/melaluca can be added also.
I personally can’t handle the smell of cleaners.
Thanks for the update!

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@pfists, do you dilute the vinegar? And the tea tree oil, just for smell or anti bacterial? Thanks

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@glendamoseley

@windwalker how often do you soak your showerhead in vinegar?

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@glendamoseley Hi Glenda. I soak it every six months. I just put a baggie full of vinegar over the shower head and use a twist tie to hold it on there. Soaking for an hour or two would suffice. I leave it on longer.

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@12061948

I was told just recently i
Have this in a nasal culture is it rare to have this. Is this why I’ve been having hives sores chromic pain fatigue etc the past few years. ?

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@12061948 Hi there. I have not experienced having mac in the sinuses, but we do have members on this site who have. I don't know how rare it might be, but mac does creat overwhelming fatigue. I will see if I can locate another member who has had it in their sinuses to talk to you. I will get back to you.

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@windwalker

@12061948 Hi there. I have not experienced having mac in the sinuses, but we do have members on this site who have. I don't know how rare it might be, but mac does creat overwhelming fatigue. I will see if I can locate another member who has had it in their sinuses to talk to you. I will get back to you.

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Yes please. I just saw this information and I’ve had two different doctors to different lab say that I have the Serratia Marcescens. Both so high amounts and I’m having chronic body pain and fatigue and skull pain and everything so I’m wondering if this is my problem for the last few years. How will I know if you’ve answered this question anybody on this site

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