Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Acai Berry
- Acai Berry, Aloe, Probiotics
- Activated Oxygen Gel
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Tea Tree Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Turmeric
- Baking Soda
- Baking Soda, Salt, Honey
- Baths With Bleach
- Bloodroot Paste for MRSA
- Clindoxyl Helps Clear Up Staph Problem
- Colloidal Silver
- Cornstarch Body Powders
- Dietary Changes, Turmeric
- Eliminate Sugar, Take Acidophilus
- Garlic, Coconut Oil
- General Feedback
- General Feedbaclk
- Grape Seed Extract
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Grated Raw Potatoes
- Herbs, Diet, ACV and Baking Soda
- Holy Grail for Boil Care
- Honey and Turmeric
- Hot Compresses, Oatmeal With Baking Soda
- Hydrogen Peroxide and Witch Hazel With Tea Tree Oil
- Low-Carb Diet
- Manuka Honey
- Manuka Honey, Alkaline Diet, Supplements
- Master Cleanse
- Milk of Magnesia
- Misc Recommendations
- MRSA, Antibiotic Allergic Reaction and Steroid-Induced Manic Episode
- Multiple Remedies
- Oregano Oil
- Penetrating MRSA Biofilm
- Pink Grapefruit
- Probiotics, Acai
- Raw Honey, Bleach, Supplements
- Red Wine Vinegar and Garlic Tablets
- Remedies Needed
- Silver Gel
- Sleep, Hibiclens, Tea Tree Oil, Echinacea, Neem, Veggies
- Staph Warnings
- Ted's Remedies
- Turmeric and Manuka Honey
- Turmeric and Raw Honey
- Turmeric, Aloe
- Turmeric, Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Turmeric, Manuka, Tea Tree Oil, GSE
- Usa MRSA Epidemics
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Yunnan Baiyao
MRSA, or methicillin resistant staphylococcus infection (or sometimes multi-drug resistant staph infection), is a particulary worrisome form of the otherwise relatively common staph infection. However, in the case of MRSA the array of antibiotics regularly called in against a staph infection are incapable of stopping the bacterium's multiplication in the body of the infected person. Many such infections occur in hospitals, but any cut or open wound could conceivably be infected with MRSA. Those in group settings such as prison, the military, or athletic teams are increasingly at risk.
If you have come to this page from a search engine, please make sure you read Page 1 of our Boils cures. It contains detailed instructions on the very best cure for MRSA -- the spice Turmeric.
Our readers offer information and opinions on Earth Clinic, not as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.
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[WORKED TEMPORARILY] 12/27/2009: Joyce from Dallas, Tx, USA: "Ted Can You Hear ME? I am desperate, please Help! I caught a Staph Infection on my thigh, took Cipro and 5 months later 2 boils showed up on my labia and in my groin near the perineum. I went to my GYNO who did a pap and came out positive for MSRA in the Vagina. I don't know how I got it, but the boils continue to show up in the outter area especially the labia. I've tried turmeric, colloidal silver, garlic and these did not help. I read on Earthclinic about acai berry. After drinking the acai berry juice the boils disappeared almost immediately the next day and also Milk of Magnesia applied helped them go down, but when I stop drinking acai berry, the boils come back. I have been drinking acai for 3 months just so the boils don't come back. But, how do I permanently cure the MRSA in the vagina? Is there a topical that I can soak in a tampon and insert in vagina to kill it on the inside, such as H202 or Milk of Magnesia or Baking Soda solution or even soaking a tampon in acai berry and inserting it? I need a topical solution to go inside, is this possible without doing any harm to myself? I believe in everything you say about Alkilinity. But what to do for MRSA inside your CANAL?? Please HELP ME, because No Doctors around here can! I know you can HELP, PLEASE!!!"Replies
12/28/2009: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "A milk of magnesia solution, mixed with 10% magnesium chloride powder, or magnesium oil should keep the pH within a good range that it doesn't get irritating. It may be used internally in the uterus area. Another one I used was 1/8 teaspoon per 2 liter bottle of water of potassium permanganate used as a wash for uterus. The normal mixture for potassium permanganate concentration is 1: 10000 concentration. 1/16 teaspoon potassium permanganate per 3 liter of water is the dose I used. Roughly speaking, 100 mg per liter is the standard concentration. In a teaspoon is equal to roughly 5000 mg. So 1/2 is 2500, 1/4 is 1240, 1/8 is 620, 1/16 is 310 mg. So the concentration is more suited for 3 liters here, but I prefer to make it slighly stronger then the 1:10000, but in general it's close enough. Most people I assume don't have a cheap digital weighing, so a standard teaspoon measure should be enough. The mixture after mixing can be used as an internal wash in uterus area. It is in general non irritating when the potassium permanganate is properly diluted here and may be used as frequently as required. As for the milk of magnesia this can be used too as a wash, but is in general drying, and hence some magnesium oil or magnesium chloride is added until the pH paper is a bit on the neutral side so it won't be too iriitating. There are other antiseptic solutions that is currently used in some studies the kill within less then a minute with MRSA when we used povidone-iodine (betadine) applied to the area infected, undiluted, of course. That's the remedy or part of the remedy that I used for genital herpes as well. The betadine may be diluted by 1/2 if it is too strong but I won't dilute it further as it is too weak. If it becomes non-irritating externally, I can used the same concentration internally too. Acai sometimes help but don't do it because sometimes they add other things to it which reduces it's effectiveness, is another possibility. Silver sulfadizine is another one they used, at 1%, but it's not easily available and I haven't tested that one yet, but i would likely used it for external application. Other things I found helpful against MRSA were benzalkonium chloride, copper sulfate solutions, caprylic acid and tea tree oil. The most interesting was the benzalkonium chloride roughly between 0.1% to 0.5% in any lotions, honey, or creams that can be applied. If of course, you can get benzalkonium chloride, you just mixed it yourself, or get some from drug stores that has the benzalkonium chloride at the concentration mentioned I found to be helpful too. The potassium permanganate solution at 1:10000 concentration can be used inside a canal, one of my friend used it to clean her uterus whenever there's an infection, itch and is used as a general antiseptic solution.
If the potassium permanganate solution at 1/16 teaspoon per 3 liters of water is too weak, i sometimes used 1/16 per 2 liter of water. Under both mixtures I don't find skin irritation for general use.
A preferred benzalkonium concentration I like is about 0.15% concentration, in case you want to be more exacting.
Again the concentration maybe increase/decrease depending on effectiveness versus the irritation to the skin it caused. Less irritating we may increase greater concentration for greater effectiveness.
Tea tree oil maybe irritating to some, not irritating to another, but if it is irritating we may dilute the mixture with appropriate oils such as coconut oil or olive oil.
I haven't quite experimented with a mixture of xylitol, or other polyol sugars mixed with the milk of magnesia, but I do know they prevent the bacteria from attaching itself to healthy skin, thus reducing the infection."
06/03/2012: Joyce from Dallas, Tx replies: "Hi, I wanted to update everyone on my MRSA. It has been 2 years since I wrote this post to Ted and I have gotten used to it all this time, until four months ago when I discovered another homeopathic website that talked about the 12 Tissue Salts. I started taking Silica, Calcium Sulphate, Potassium Chloride (Kali Mur), Potassium Sulphate (Kali Sulph), Sodium Sulphate (Natrum Sulph) and Sodium Phosphate (Natrum Phos)... This combination of tissue salts have cured my MRSA...
I took it for 2 month and they are gone, they also cleared up some old acne scars on my face.. They also cleared up my insomnia... They also cleared up my recurring Conjunctivitis... They also cleared up my recurring bladder infections... They also cleared up my acne outbreaks, which were hormonal... They also cleared up my sebhoreaic dermatitis on my scalp.... They have done so much for me... And they are the easiest thing to take... You just take 4 tiny pills and dissolve them under your tongue 4 times a day... Thats it! Google them now, Dr Schusslers 12 Tissue Salts... Each one has a specific function for the body..."
06/04/2012: Anthony from Philadelphia, Pa replies: "Hey, Glad to hear your story and great results! I actually began taking The combination bottle that has all the tissue salts in one at a strength of 3X by Hyland. I also have the seb derm, colitis, fatigue etc. (some of the same symptoms as you). Which brand did you take and where did you get them from? Thanks!"
06/04/2012: Joyce from Dallas, Tx replies: "I took the Hylands also and initially purchased them on ebay, but later found out that one of the health food stores had them also... Some of the other health food stores only have numbers 1-5 and one health food store only has number 1 and 8... So I have to go to the only health food store that has all 12 of them... They are the biggest God Send... I had this acne scar on my left cheek and recently noticed it has disappeared as a result of me taking these.. Pretty Cool!!"
07/11/2012: Cynthia from Lake Elsinore, California replies: "I cured a very bad uterine infection by sticking a vitamin C tablet up my vigina. The first tablet got rid of 99% of the pain. After the second tablet I was completely well. But the third tablet was irritating."
Acai Berry, Aloe, Probiotics
[YEA] 07/21/2008: Jennifer from east haven, CT: "I gave birth to my son in 1/2007 and contracted mrsa in my blood and almost died. My son also contracted mrsa a few days after his birth on his skin. My son and I were in the hospital for a month after his birth. I ended up getting 5 additional surgeries to the c-section. I was on a wound vac and vanco and batriband, minocyclin, batrim...I tried so many drugs and never felt right and the mrsa would always come back, I was on antibiotics and IV's for 7 months and nothing worked. I was getting so frustrated!
Then, I started looking at natural cures and tried many. Finally, I found something that worked. Acai berry juice, Aloe vera juice and Udo's Choice probiotics. Take 2 oz Acai berry juice with 1oz aloe juice in the am and then again in the pm. I started out taking 12 probiotics a day 3 in the am, pm, after dinner and before bed. The first few days my body flushed out - try to start doing this on a weekend or when you are not to busy bc you will be in the bathroom for at least a day. Do this regimen for 2 weeks, then lower the juices to 1 oz of each in the am and pm and slowly reduce the probiotics (12 to 11...). If the mrsa comes back add an extra probiotic (11 to 12). After everything I tried this was the only thing that worked for me! It has been a year that I have been doing this regimen, I still drink the juices and I am taking 6 probiotics a day.
Please let me know if this works for you, if you have any questions you can e-mail me at LJ6981@hotmail.com."
[YEA] 02/08/2009: Pat from Atlanta, GA replies: "Jennifer, this worked perfectly for me. It has been a month since I started this regimen and the MRSA has not returned. I altered you regimen a little, I only take 4 probiotics a day and I do not drink the aloe vera juice. I do indeed drink the Acai Berry and it has even helped me to lose weight. I got both the Acai Berry and Probiotics at Whole Foods. This regimen has helped my Staph and helping me to control my weight. I recommend everyone to try this regimen, its easier to do and no side affects to your body. Great Post Jennifer, thank you."
06/26/2011: Worried from Columbus, Usa replies: "Since you started this regime, how long have you been outbreak/infection free? Have you been tested to see if the MRSA is gone? I'm fairly new to this and am overwhelmed with being told 'there is nothing we can do'. Anything you have to offer as advice would be wonderful!"
08/31/2011: Regina from Houston, Tx replies: "Is this still working for you? I have a girl in my day care who has it."
Activated Oxygen Gel
[YEA] 08/22/2008: Robert from Fife, Scotland: "after suffering for 7 years, with an abcess, below the groin, and having tried everything, it would always come back leaving me in agony,
i searched the internet for all sorts of treatments, rather than take anti biotics which turn my skin yellow. i stumbled upon a site called activated oxygen i phoned them up here in the uk, and bought a pot of activated oxygen gel. i can only describe this as a miracle, i am currently on my third pot of activated oxygen, my abcess which had 5 holes, is about 97% cleared up to date, and this is only applying it topically. I am not sure if you can post links but google it and you have all the info there, it's amazing stuff."
Apple Cider Vinegar
[YEA] 01/17/2009: Jamey from Kaufman, Texas: "I FIRMLY belive in the ACV for MRSA 1 teaspoon in a bottle of water 2 times a day has kept it at bay ACV applied directly to affected area also is very helpful."Replies
10/08/2011: Contessa from Vancouver, Bc replies: "DO YOU DRINK THE APPLE CIDER MIXED WITH WATER?"
10/05/2012: Sherri from Charleston, Il - Illinois replies: "I tried this before, even the good kind with the "mother" of vinegar in the bottle, and it didn't do a thing for my staph infection. I had MRSA on my scalp and lost about half of my hair in big clumps because of it. It could have been because I had it so badly. I was put on antibiotics for three months of doxycycline as well as clindamycin phosphate solution to put on the areas. It took a year for all of the lesions to disappear.
One thing that the ACV did do was to help with the incredible itching that I had.... it did soothe that.
Today I find myself two years later with this crap again, only this time it is on my skin and not my scalp. Taking notes here from what I am reading and going to try a few things. I already have lavender and neem oils to use on it and have ordered some activated oxygen, tissue salts, and some acai berry capsules. Wish me luck... And good luck to you with your ACV... I am glad that it works for you! Speaking of this, I will try some for the itching I have as it really does help with this."
05/17/2013: Krissie from Springfield, Il replies: "Where did you find the activated oxygen at? I've been unable to find it in the US. I'm in Illinois too and have you had any success with what you ordered? Thanks."
Apple Cider Vinegar, Tea Tree Oil
[YEA] 05/27/2011: Pauline from Vancouver, B.c. Canada: "mid March, inflamed red pimple on right wrist, misdiagnosed. one week later, infected ulcer, purple ridges, painful red swelling surrounding tissue. two months later seven ulcers on hand and forearm, two more on chest, one inflamed pimple left cheek.
May 24, Emergency room Dr. diagnoses Staph infection, prescribes new meds, Doxycycline and Bactroban. Next morning after having applied liberal amounts of Bactroban I notice three new inflamed pimples right forearm. Deep breath, stay calm, do not panic, do not scream. I'm scared.
I had previously tried tea tree oil on infection, broke out in hives and my arm became more inflamed. If I were not so worried the light bulb would have gone off sooner. I use holista tea tree conditioner once a week on my scalp, no inflamation and wonderfully soothing. I mix up five drops tea tree oil in one teaspoon water and add this to one tablespoon tea tree conditioner. I wash sores gently with Apple Cider Vinegar and then apply liberal amounts of conditioner. The inflamation is almost gone and no new sores. Cross my fingers and big prayer. thank you for the info on diluting tea tree oil. May 27, staph infection almost gone. Doctor says purple scars will take several month to fade. I am so thankful they are not on my face.
Thank you for this wonderful site, kept me from going off deep end."
Apple Cider Vinegar, Turmeric
[YEA] 10/14/2011: Francisco from Dallas, Texas : "I had the same problem with MRSA sometime ago and nothing would cure it, I even went to the hospital for about 3 days with heavy medication (Zyvox) and morphine, yeah, really, morphine for the pain. It was not until I found this great site that I tried the turmeric and organic apple cider vinegar to balance my ph. And it worked!!! I took the turmeric and the ACV for about 3 months though, I was decided to get rid of it. About two months ago (I did not have a sign of it, not even a pimple) I got a small boil, very small though, on my knee, but it went away rather quickly. This stuff works!"
[YEA] 03/11/2009: Gina from Pines, fl, us: "Hi my name is Gina,
4 months ago my brother has lesions appear all over his arms and on his under arms. The lesions were painful and in about a week the lesions filled with pus. The pay was unbearable, then my mom got them under her arms. They both went to the doctor and had them popped, lanced and drained and were diagnosed with MRSA which mimicks a staph infection but is much worse as it is a disease. We were devastated. I never got them until 2 months ago I must of shaved dry and 4 bumps appeared under my arms. Point is it doesn't matter how clean you are anyone can get it. Some remedies that have helped me are ones that I've experimented with. I will no longer be a victim of this infection!
Baking soda is 99.9 effective guaranteed once u start to suspect the head of the boil. Mix a teaspoon of water with baking soda till it is like a paste and apply it all around the infected area! Leave it for 30 min. Then gently clean it with a clean light colored (white) towel.
Wear only white cotton shirts while the wound is draining; as dark colors may bleed and cause a spread. This also applies to other infected areas. For example, if there is a boil on your back or on your buttocks wear light clothing, shorts, t-shirt etc. As far as pain relief to be honest you need to make best friends with naproxen or Ibuprofen. Buy a bath puff sponge and when taking a warm shower wash the infected area and massage it with the scrubber. Do not stick needles in it as you can cause blood clots, trust me it happend twice to me."Replies
[YEA] 03/10/2012: Kay from Destin, Fl replies: "I made a paste of Baking soda and Muprocin for boils in areas I couldn't bandage (scalp); it worked incredibly well to partially drain the boils overnight, and none have spread. The next morning, being in a hurry, I just squirted the muprocin on my finger and dipped it in the baking soda, then applied it to the sore, it stings but it's drying them up really fast. I'll continue this (and washing the area, and nose and ears in Hibicleanse) for a few more days to make sure it's eradicated. I swear I can feel the germs runnning for cover into my ears, so I am drowning them/ears in hydrogen peroxide between my baths."
Baking Soda, Salt, Honey
[YEA] 03/01/2008: Elyne S : "Just wanted to let you know that I have been having steady relief using honey, baking soda & a pinch of salt on my boils and tiny, pimply, bump-rash (associated with MRSA) by daily application with bandaids. Growing up we used baking soda-salt to extract poison from stings and bites. Hearing of the water-extraction capabilities of honey led me to add it to the formula with good success. This isn't an isolated remedy however because I've also been eating garlic sandwiches with herbs!"Replies
[YEA] 07/22/2008: Nicole from San Francisco, CA replies: "thank you for this website....my 1 1/2 year old has been treated by doctors in the past for mrsa, this time when she got a boil (size of a golf ball) on her belly, i didnt take her to the doctors, instead i give her two 30-40 min warm baths a day, and then i waited until it came to a head, after it started to drain i put a tablespoon of baking soda and mixed it with a little water at a time until a got a nice paste, (baby didn't mind) covered it with gaze and tape. the baking soda helped drain it a lot. once the boil was down about three days later and turned into a big big crater, i stopped the baking soda and started using honey, overnight, it looked so much better its almost gone, baking soda/honey help my baby girl fight off that nasty bug ..it works!!! and its not painful for baby."
[WORKED TEMPORARILY] 10/10/2008: Bonnie from Laurel, MD replies: "I have been battling with MRSA for almost a year now and am really frustrated. I have tried the baking soda and vinegar which help expedite the healing of the boil but didn't prevent me from getting them. I notice that you mention the use of honey. Is this regular honey from the grocery store or is this raw honey from the healthfood store?"
11/30/2008: Samantha from Wendell, North Carolina replies: "Manuka Honey is what I use on me and my kids. Its at least $36 a small 12oz jar at Whole Foods but it works wonders on so many things. Hope that helps"
01/18/2012: Viresident from Vancouver Island, Canada replies: "I have been with this bacteria for years, it was misdiagnosed until about 2 months ago. I have been getting great results with baking soda and salt paste. I pour it on, leave it on for hours, and just splash it off (I try to never touch the area as it always spreads)
Everything else, including numerous antibiotic prescriptions both topical and oral haven't helped. In my husband's words "they just made it look horrible. " It really does just get worse. This has been a nightmare and a learning curve. I'm highly allergic to penicillin now after a life threatening reaction resulting in swollen throat and tongue after several consecutive cycles at double strength cloxacillin.
I've made lifestyle changes such as eating alkaline/vegan and it seems to be helping (for one month so far). My doctor keeps telling me to do things, such as stop treating the area once the boils are gone, but it always comes back, so I am going to continue this process until it is gone from all the layers, as it seems to be down very deep.
Unfortunately, it's mostly on my face and has left a few purple marks, which they say will fade over time.
I tried Manuka Active honey as a topical and it made things worse. I thought perhaps I'll try it again over night, and it not only made the area red and inflamed, it cause it to spread quickly.
I have also been using Milk of Magnesia as a topical for a couple weeks, and it works WONDERS on the boils, dries them right up. I use Phillips brand with peppermint oil. If you apply a thin layer it will soak right in. A thicker layer leaves a white film. I haven't been washing it off unless I have to go out, because again if I touch it, it's very sensitive and starts to spread.
Interally I take turmeric 1tsp 3x / day, tissue salts (12 combination), baking soda water with lemon or lime (to alkalize), vitamins and minerals, milk thistle, acidophilus, and lately acai (too expensive to get the pure stuff and doesn't seem to be doing too much), but definitely lots of GSE both in liquid and capsules (too drying for topically right on my skin even diulted).
I'm on the home stretch :) Can't wait to be reposting to say I'm completely cured! Although that might be some time as it's been with me for 3 years and is very deep in the skin."
Baths With Bleach
[YEA] 01/25/2007: Joshua from Waverly, OH: "I have been having outbreaks for about 3 years now. I've found that when the sores are at their worst a HOT(as tolerable!)bath in a tub full of clear water and 1/2 cup of Clorox for 20-30 minutes speeds up the healing process. Afterwards invest in Lysol-and lots of it! Wash and change bedding daily and spray everything you touch with Lysol. In about 10 days you can rid all surfaces in your' home, negating the spread of MRSA infection!"Replies
[WARNING!] 09/19/2008: Dr. Health from Vancouver, Washington replies: "Bleach? That's the craziest advice I have ever heard. I hope nobody takes this advice!"
10/21/2008: JLynn from Arlington, Tx replies: "I don't know about bathing with bleach but I do know that whenever I have had problems with re occurring boils adding bleach to my laundry, all delicates, it seems to help with the boils not coming back."
[YEA] 10/28/2008: Jamila from Springfield, Va replies: "My daughter was diagnosed with recurring MRSA and one of the remedies both her doctor and her nurse recommended was adding bleach to her baths twice a week. They did not say anything about treating the boils, but it is supposed to prevent future colonization of MRSA when used in conjunction with an antibiotic regimine, daily disinfection of household surfaces, and daily laundering of bed clothes with bleach. I have read that bleach baths are also a great treatment for eczema, which my daughter also has."
[YEA] 12/16/2008: Carri from Greenville, SC replies: "Bathing in bleach CLOROX brand ONLY!!! And ONLY the plain kind, not gel or anything scented, is a very good flush for your body. To "Dr Health" Are you a naturalist or at all familiar with holistic and natural remedies? This is a commonly used remedy to pull heavy metals from your body (among MANY other things). Mix one half cup plain Clorox brand bleach to your bath tub and fill to the level of your belly button when sitting. You can soak in the tub for 50-60 minutes for heavy metal reduction. If you think about all the horrible chemicals that are in your water anyway a little bleach is not going to hurt you, and actually probably nullifies some of the harmful chemicals. Don't knock it til you try it! I've done it for years to help with heavy metals (I fell so much better, by the way) and had no clue about the connection to healing boils, but am happy to know of it."
[WARNING!] 01/12/2009: Mark from Charlottesville, VA replies: "I would be very careful about using bleach on skin.
Bleach damages tissue and can make it more susceptible to disease. For example, washing syringes used by IV drug users as was suggested for many years with bleach makes one more susceptible to HIV (plain soapy water works better).
It is well known that bleach can damage skin (see MSDS). In the event of "serios skin contact" with bleach it is recommended that you wash with a disinfectant soap and use an anti-bacterial cream. In other words, exposure to bleach can make you more prone to infection. 10:1 dilutions or 100:1 might be better tolerated.
By the same token, Nonoxynol-9 was shown to kill HIV in-vitro but in-vivo it was found it could do more harm than good due to tissue damage - after years of use by consumers.
Alcohols and hydrogen peroxide may cause tissue damage in some cases, particularly on mucous membranes. Alcohol gels at least contain things to make them easier on the skin and appear to be ok to use.
Sterile Manuka honey looks worth checking out. Wounds reportedly heal in about half the time compared to most modern treatments and it has been shown to be helpful on MRSA. Some pre-prepared manuka honey dressings have been FDA approved (but are expensive). But beware of diluted preparations. Pure sterile manuka honey can be imported in 500g jars and 25g-80g tubes of sterile manuka honey can be purchased in the US. Not all varieties of Manuka honey contain the same amount (or any significant amount) of the active ingredient that makes manuka honey more effective - it depends on the variety of manuka the bees feed on. Even plain honey has a very long history (8000 years) of being used as a wound dressing, though largely forgotten today with the aggressive marketing of commercial products. However, non-sterile honey may contain Closridia or other disease causing factors.
Tea tree oil is known to kill MRSA but if it is diluted too much it not only doesn't kill but breeds tea tree and antibiotic resistant strains quickly.
Dilute Benzalkonium chloride also breeds resistant strains. I have heard triclosan has the same problem but the research on that appears a little questionable.
Oregano oil appears to be a potent MRSA killer.
From personal experience, a water based gel lubricant (KY jelly/Surgilube/etc) is very helpful for fungal infections (better than more expensive anti-fungals). It helps moisturize (without promoting growth due to moisture) and heal the skin and the preservative used, chlorhexidine gluconate, is effective in very low concentrations against candida. However, the concentration is much lower than in chlorhexidine gluconate surgical scrubs such as hibiclens. Thus the suggestion to use tea tree oil in KY seems promising, though the tea tree oil concentration should be at least 5% (but not too much higher). Adding neem oil and oregano oil would be worth investigating. But the combinations haven't been clinically tested.
Strong disinfectants may do more harm than good due to tissue damage. Diluted disinfectants breed resistance. Whatever doesn't kill the bugs makes them stronger.
When cleaning surfaces, reuse of a wipe on more than one surface, and use of non-disposable mops, rags, etc. can spread MRSA.
I don't have MRSA (I hope) but my housemate is suffering from a post-operative MRSA infection."
06/27/2010: Carrieanne229 from Georgia replies: "My pediatrician actually prescribed bleach baths for my daughter who had a MRSA rash on her bottom. 1/4 cup to a tub full every other day for a week, every three days for a week, all the way to once a week. It's no different than the chlorine in a pool."
09/15/2011: Freebird from South Bend, In replies: "The Mayo Clinic and the Center for Disease Control recommend this now, along with Manuka honey. 1/2 c bleach and two big handfuls of baking soda. Don't over do it. Every three days or so."
Bloodroot Paste for MRSA
[YEA] 09/15/2007: Melissa Billups from Cameron Park, CA: "I have a salve that has helped people with boils and outbreaks caused by MRSA. It certainly is no cure for MRSA or boils, but it does help topically to remove them quite rapidly. It draws out the infection and pus and promotes faster healing. It is all natural. Please see my website at www.GrandmasBlackSalve.com and read the testimonials page for more information and before and after pictures. IMPORTANT... We are not healthcare professionals. We are amazed by the personal results we have experienced with this product. We are required to add: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, nor are these statements or mentioned products intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The statements are for informational purposes only and are not meant to replace the services or recommendations of a physician or qualified health care practitioner."Replies
09/16/2011: London from Sandusky, Ohio replies: "I heard an ointment calles PRIDm is good."
12/05/2008: Rich from Boca Raton, Fl: "MRSA is apparently staph infected amoebas: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/02/060228085706.htm
Ted: In one topic, you said borax kills amoebas. Other natural insecticides are Selenium and Sulfer and Organo-phosphates and neo-nicotines(B vitamins?)
Seems like you use a lot of this stuff for many ailments. Perhaps Borax should be required in a staph treatment?
ps. How long does it take to kill an ameoba in a test tube with borax... and what concentrations?"
12/14/2008: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Actually amoebas can manifest itself as a brain eating amoebas such as Naegleria fowleri, which enters through the nose and goes directly to the brain eating up the brain thus killing you. It's also amazingly resistant to heat, and can survive at 122 degrees Fahrenheit, low iodine and chlorine levels can't kill them easily, and many are now resistant against may forms of antibiotics. What is most interesting is some amoebas carry with them MRSA, it makes for a symbiotic existence. This also seems to occur even with viral cancer and fungus, as well as other symbiotic relationship that science barely studied. Anyway, there is some evidence that amoebas are most effectively killed with ozone better then chlorine.
"The ozone treatment is automatic and is supplemented with sodium hypochlorite and hydrochloric acid to a residual chlorine level of 0.5 ppm. Research has indicated that ozone treatment is more effective against amoebae than chlorine treatment. "
As to what is best to kill amoebas and MRSA, the answer is likely to be a mixture of iodine, sodium chlorite mixture, with milk of magnesia solution. The milk of magnesia is a magensium hydroxide that kills MRSA directly, the iodine and sodium chlorite solution mixture is mostly geared to killing the amoebas. An alternative remedy is seen with the mixture of milk of magnesia (8% solution of magnesium hydroxide) in 1: 1 with hydrogen peroxide 3% solution, where peroxide is used to kill the amoebas, and the milk of magnesia to kill off the amoebas. The hydogen peroxide is not compatible with sodium chlorite solution, but it's is compatible with an iodine solution, such as a 3% or 5% potassium iodide solution or perhaps sodium iodide.
As to the borax idea, I don't know about that one. That I haven't experimented. Although dehydration is essential to killing them and that's why milk of magnesia and hydrogen peroxide is used. They have a dehydration effect. A sea salt or salt is too painful.
What worries me is what happens if these amoebas enter our nose from infected swimming pools. Currently there is no cure for this and doctors are likely to try antibiotics which haven't quite worked out at all that I am aware of.
10/22/2010: Berdene from Olive Branch, Ms replies: "I highly recommend food grade hydrogen peroxide as a cure for MRSA. Early this year I 2 different cases of confirmed Staphylococcus and 2 surgeries to remove cysts that were as big as golf balls, for which antibiotics were not touching. The Dr told me that I would just have to live with it as he told me MRSA is everywhere. The cysts were extremely painful so I was not willing to just live it them! When the 3rd one came on I reached for my food grade (35%) hydrogen peroxide and took a large dose(1/4 teas in 8 oz of pure water)
Within 2 hours I could feel the tingling stop and the burning of the new growing cyst stop. The next day I took another dose and I was cured. I highly recommend peroxide for bladder infections and also a couple of years ago I had confirmed skin cancer on my nose and began taking doses of peroxide and it killed that also.
You must be very, very careful when taking this product - follow instructions, as it has burning properties to it. One more note - after I had surgery for the removal of the MRSA cysts I packed the site with Epsom salt and it pulled the infection to the top of the skin and drained the sight within days. I used a pantie liner pad over the site and the salt drew out so much pus it was soaked the pad a half an hour, this went on for 3 days!"
[YEA] 02/25/2008: Jake from Chicago, IL: "For Amanda from Terre Haute, Indiana. I had something festering on my leg and think it may have been MRSA - from a workout room where my shins touched a piece of equipment. I immediately put cayenne powder on it and stopped the bleeding and it healed up over the next week with that one application. I think it might be worth a try to rub cayenne powder on it to see if that might not do it."
Clindoxyl Helps Clear Up Staph Problem
[YEA] 11/15/2006: Boris : "My staph problem is clearing up with a topical application of clindoxyl, however I did want to comment on Ted's suggestion of zinc and manganese supplements for oily skin. Oily skin can help create conditions for stubborn bacterial infections for the bacteria feeds off all that excess sebum. Prior to Ted's suggestion I had been supplementing with 75mg of zinc gluconate with 10mg of tin oxide for about a month with perhaps the result of clearing up seborrheic dermatitis around my nose, eyebrows and ear folds. I still had very oily skin on my face and scalp though. As was recommended, I've been supplementing with a cup of soy milk along with 50mg of chelated manganese for six days now and my face is noticeably less oily. I've also been taking in 150mg of flax lignan, which I've read also helps. At any rate, something here is working. I'll continue to supplement with the manganese for another week, as per Ted's suggestion. Perhaps this info could be cross-posted to the acne page as well. Thank you!"
EC: Thanks for the feedback, Boris. We will put it on the acne page, as you suggested.
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Yes, my common treatment for oily skin - zinc and manganese. Too much of it will cause dry skin, which means it is time to discontinue. For acne, some chromium supplements will complement the treatment as well as zinc. People who take too much sugar do have acne, which is why sometimes chromium is helpful."
08/31/2010: Gina from Sierra Vista, Az replies: "Back in 2007 I was working in a day care, pregnant at the time & contracted mrsa, It devastated my marriage and has left me with embarrasing scars on my buttocks and thighs. I am so glad I came across your website. I start a new diet today! I wish my Dr. had told me to look on the web for a cure instead of experimental antibiotics. Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowlage for free."
[YEA] 04/01/2013: Csfan from Orange County, California, Usa: "A year ago, I had a staph infection that manifested itself as hard-as-marble bumps on my head and a painful sore on my cheek. My dermatologist thought the sore on my cheek was acne and so he prescribed minocycline to handle both issues. I took 100mg of minocycline twice a day for thirty days with two refills. After the fifth day, the bumps and cheek sore were gone. I continued with the minocycline for the entire thirty days but about three weeks after I finished the prescription, hard bumps started appearing on my head.
I got another refill of minocycline and again, by the fifth day the bumps were gone. During the second week of this second round of minocycline, I did research on the internet and decided to supplement the minocycline with a concoction of 1tbsp of virgin coconut oil, 1 tbsp of turmeric and a pinch of pepper all mixed in water. I drank this three times a day. I continued with the turmeric drink even after I finished the minocycline but about three weeks after I finished the minocycline, hard bumps started appearing on my head again.
Another solution that I thought had promise was colloidal silver. I bought a bottle of 500ppm colloidal silver. I read the label and took the recommended adult dosage of 1/2 teaspoon. I did this three times a day. The bumps still grew but at a slower rate.
I decided to go for it. I upped the dosage to 2 tablespoons mixed with bottled water. About two hours afterwards, I noticed that the tops of the bumps had softened. About three hours later, the bumps hardened but were noticeably smaller. On the third day, I ran out of the colloidal silver so I went to the health food store nearest me and bought 30 ppm colloidal silver since they didn't sell the 500 ppm.
I took 2 tablespoons of 30 ppm colloidal silver but didn't notice any change in the bumps two hours later. I drank the rest of the 30 ppm bottle and noticed a very slight softening of the bumps as a result. At that point, I drove back to the original store and bought four bottles of 500 ppm colloidal silver. Two and a half days later, I was cured. It's been six months and I haven't experienced any staph bumps since.
About six days ago, I was coming down with a sore throat and a cough. I didn't even bother measuring out the colloidal silver and mixing with bottled water. I just drank it straight from the bottle. I finished a four ounce bottle in two days. When I woke up the third day, I was feeling great.
500 ppm colloidal silver is a yea for me and no, I didn't turn blue."
[YEA] 02/10/2009: Chrystal from Apple Valley, California: "MRSA Experience--- We beat it!
On May 14th 2005, my 26 Yr old son noticed his thumb was getting very sore. No wound was visible. By Wed. the 19th, his whole hand was swolen and pulsing with pain. He went to a doctor and the doctor threw him into the hospital and they opperated that night. It was MRSA, and it was spreading from his thumb, through his palm towards his wrist. They took out a huge chunk of his thumb... about 1" square and 1/4th " deep, and ran tubes down towards his palm to try and squeeze out the rest.
I found out about it Saturday morning (the 21st) and called the hospital. They hadn't gotten all of it. He said they either had to take off his hand or he would die.
I told him to get out of there and get to my place as soon as he could. He took off with security after him!
I soaked his hand in 10 ppm Coloiodal Silver for an hour and we cleaned it out as best we could, then spread it with Bee Propolis and wrapped it up. I had him take 2oz of Coloidal Silver at 5ppm every hour and continued the daily soaking and 2oz every day. For good measure, I added 1 tsp food grade H2O2 per quart of water and had him take 4 oz of that every two hours and 2000 mg of good Vitamine C 5 times a day.
(Lets face it.. MRSA scared the s___ out of me. I was going to throw everything I could at it! I believed in the silver, but I was not going to take chances with my son's life!)
That first night he slept without pain for the first time in a week.
We continued the same treatment daily. By the 23rd, the hand swelling was gone and the thumb was already starting to fill in. It was still sore to the touch but no throbbing.
On Friday May 27th, the hole was less than half its width and very shallow. No swelling at all. A week later, he went to another doctor and the doctor refused to believe he had had MRSA or that he had the opperation any later than the 4th of May. He wrote it so in his report.
One week later he went back to the original doctor from the hospital, (the one that ordered his operation) and shocked him good. All that was left of the surgery was a small 1/4" scratch with a small band-aid on it.
Don't think he really believes what we did to cure it! My son was back to work fixing cars on June 10th. Absolutely no sign of the infection then or since!
NO bad infection can stand up to this kind of attack. Medicines may fail... but this won't!
10/23/2009: Desert Mom from Desert, Az replies: "Okay. I truly believe in h2o2 35% food grade. So, what's the best way to treat mrsa with nose ulceration?
Originally, my twin sons and I contracted this when hospitalized at Phoenix's Good Samaritan/Banner Health and Phoenix Children's Neonatal Hospital. I was told, after about a week hospitalized, that: "How do you feel that you entered the hospital completely healthy except with risk of carrying multiples to now have staph?". Clueless, I said I felt okay at the time, I was just exhausted-who wouldn't be-3 months bed rest was a pain!
Well, all the rounds of antibiotics I was aware I had was one thing, to learn my babies had rounds as well (I found out by re-reading discharge papers) shocking. Yet, a year with challenging health issues with them as well as keeping up with our 8 year old...well, left me overwrought-flat out TKO'D (totally knocked out). To this day, from at least my nostril, I have ulceration. I had no I idea that it's eating at my brain-maybe explaining my brain fogs-I get seizures but don't use meds bc they seem to increase for some reason.
I noticed one son doesn't like crusty nose and picks @ his nose and I spray it with my nasal wash (2 1/2oz good water, 2T mineral salts 1 1/2 oz h2o2 food grade). I've stopped redness & bleeding in mine. Though he doesn't like me to, I squirt his as well as our ears.
What should I do?
10/23/2009: Eve K from Houston, Tx replies: "Hi,
I also have trouble with nasal ulcerations, though it has not been diagnosed as staph or anything else.... When these pop up (about twice per year), they are very stubborn.
What works for me----in the shower, I wash my face (and hence nose) with pure local raw honey (if you mix with water it is kind of lather-y and easy to wash off); twice a day, once after shower and once before bed, I use a saline rinse. A Neti pot is good but for convenience I use the one that comes prepackaged (the same brand makes a saline wound wash); lastly, take a cotton swab covered in antibiotic gel and swab it liberally in the nasal passage---coat the area really well.
The scabby nose clears up within a few days."
[YEA] 07/08/2012: Smithsurfermom from Huntington Beach, Ca replies: "I love colloidal silver for sore throats but when they are accompanied by nose ulcers and that awful rawness at the very back of your nose where it meets your throat, I use virgin coconut oil on a Q-tip. I put it up my nose and also, after I spray the silver in my throat, I use a seperate Q-tip to apply to the back and top of my throat. Anywhere I can reach that feels raw and sore. It is immediately soothing (after the initial pain of touching that area and possibly gagging a little bit) and I sleep so much better and the raw soreness is so much better in the morning."