Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Acai Berry
- Acai Berry, Aloe, Probiotics
- Activated Oxygen Gel
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Turmeric
- Baking Soda
- Baking Soda, Salt, Honey
- Baths With Bleach
- Bentonite Clay
- Colloidal Silver
- Eliminate Sugar, Take Acidophilus
- General Feedback
- General Feedbaclk
- Grape Seed Extract
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Grated Raw Potatoes
- Holy Grail for Boil Care
- Homeopathic Remedies
- Honey and Turmeric
- Hot Compresses, Oatmeal With Baking Soda
- Hot Drinks
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide and Witch Hazel With Tea Tree Oil
- Jojoba Oil, Essential Oils
- Low-Carb Diet
- Manuka Honey
- Manuka Honey, Alkaline Diet, Supplements
- Master Cleanse
- Milk of Magnesia
- 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
- Tea Tree Oil
- Ted's Remedies
- Turmeric and Manuka Honey
- Turmeric and Raw Honey
- Turmeric, Aloe
- Turmeric, Dietary Changes
- Turmeric, Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Turmeric, Manuka, Tea Tree Oil, GSE
- USA MRSA Epidemics
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Yunnan Baiyao
[YEA] 10/22/2010: Berdene from Olive Branch, Ms: "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] 08/28/2006: C from Houston, TX: "hydrogen Peroxide/witch hazel combo with Tee Tree Oil cured a Spider Bite/MRSA infection due to bite. My knee had this red itching bite on it. By the time I had let it go on I awoke to find this now open sore with my knee looking like a volcano. It was spitting like a snake and the 1st thing I did was start with Hydrogen Peroxide putting it on this sore 3 - 4 times per day. I awoke to relief the very next day and over all I have a little mark that was like the size of a dime that has faded since we are coming up on a year soon since this happened to me. It pulled the infection from this sore and is a total lifesaver."
[YEA] 02/18/2011: Doug from Yuma, Az/usa: "I used one drop a day on each infection for 3 or 4 days until the MRSA just dried up and went away. In the prior to this I had at least two other MRSA infections which made life very unpleasant. I did try every known remedy out there including the ones listed on this website and NONE of them worked. In my previous two experiences with MRSA I had to go to the hostpital to get very strong antibiotics to kill it. Bottom line is that Lugol's iodine does work for MRSA."Replies
02/25/2012: Z2ac2k from Chase, Nc replies: "Here is a link to a study performed in 1985 showing the effectiviness of iodine to kill MRSA compared to other common treatments.
[YEA] 12/16/2006: Carolyn from Hollywood, FL: "Iodine straight onto the boils and doing it several times a day washing with antibiotic soap in between applications. This got rid of the satellite boils and reduced the mother boil down to a tiny bump so far. I know, you have to completely get rid of it or it regenerates itself. I am also doing the turmeric to try to clean the MRSA out of my system, which I know it must have been there for years. Iodine (put plenty on top of the boils), cured all the satellite baby boils and reduced the first boil (which was about 1 and 1/4 inch in diameter when it first appeared), to a tiny lump smaller than a pea. Yes, we had heavy rain before the first big boil appeared on my cheek. Also, I went out shopping the day before the first one appeared. Yes, there are a lot of jets here because we are near the Ft. Lauderdale airport. But I have no idea where MRSA comes from or why the boils appeared. About a year ago, I first had on my forehead something that looked like an infected insect bite and it refused to heal. It bled periodically and seemingly after it looked like it was healed over. The little lumps were still there. I could feel them under the skin. But after about 8 solid months of applying triple antibiotic cream, it finally went away. No more little lumps under my skin in that location. This is what I am trying to do now, get this mother boil to finally disappear. I will send more information when I have it. I am 64, retired, live a quiet life. Like to garden, maybe this MRSA is in the soil... If it is in the air, then it naturally would be in the soil and therefore on veggies we buy, etc. There were no changes in what I usually eat so I don't think it is diet related, not sure."Replies
05/24/2010: Lou from Tyler, Tx replies: "We recently had an aerobic septic system put in. The lawn people came out and were kicking up dust (because the yard was torn up) and I was on the deck. The next day, I got a golf ball size lump (boil). I think you are on the right track about something in the soil. I used an EC remedy of tumeric, tea tree oil, VCO, aluminum-free baking soda, and the contents of a vitamin E capsule. I put the paste on a cotton round and changed it frequently. It drew out the pus from the boil and I am fine. For good measure, I put some triple antibiotic on it. I then put castor oil on a cotton ball in an attempt to finally get rid of the remnant of it. The 5 ingredient paste worked very fast. It couldn't hurt to take tumeric (1/2 tsp. in 1/2 glass of water) and a Neem capsule to prevent blood poisoning for a few days."
10/08/2012: Bobbie from Charleston, Illinois replies: "I used to use iodine on all of my areas and I had no problems with it at all... It always had dried everything up. I have continual breakouts of these little "bumps" I call them, all over my body. I have been to a dermatologist many times and nothing has ever been prescribed for long-term use.
Two years ago, I contracted MRSA somehow and I had this stuff on my scalp. I never ever want to go through that again. That was the most horrible infection I have ever had. The majority of my scalp on the back side of my head and a large amount on the sides of my head sloughed off in the ugliest way. It became really sticky, gummy and gooey with huge boils all over. It makes me shiver just writing about it. Anyway ever since then, I have these break-outs of little bumps all over. I usually have let's say about 10 bumps on me at all times. My dermatologist accuses me of "picking" the areas when that is not the case. These areas just heal slowly. Even with the iodine, it takes about two-three weeks for each bump to heal.
Two weeks ago, I noticed the iodine wasn't doing its normal job. These areas started to multiply quickly. I had one really long thick leathery lesion on my neck that was draining a bit. I knew right then when I felt it that it felt like the infection I had two years ago... I totally freaked out. The infection I had two years ago left me bald in very large places on my scalp! I had some left over anitbiotics from a previous skin infection of Cephalexin and a few Doxycylines, left and took them right away. I also refilled my script on my clindamycin solution. The spreading stopped almost immediately, and most of the areas dried up in a few days, but I ran out of antibiotics before they could totally wipe out the infection. "Oh freaking great", I thought, "what do I do now?"
So I find myself reading this site and I have incorporated a few things. I started taking vitamin B3 right away. I have been taking bleach baths with 1/2 c bleach, 10 drops lavender oil, 10 drops neem oil, 10 drops tea tree oil, and 4 squirts of dawn antibacterial dish soap in my bath. Just the bath alone has helped as I see improvement in just a couple of hours after the baths. I am also taking the Tumeric, 1 tsp so far (just started last night). I plan on taking it three times a day for about a week and then once a day forever. I have applied tumeric to some areas, but I don't notice a lot of diffference with them doing that.
After 3 days of doing the above, my scalp is totally clear except for two small places that are healing. I did have 6 areas there. The above treatment has cleared up both of my elbows which have been a chronic problem now for years (elbows always are broke out.)
I am worried about the rest healing up. I still have a patch on my upper back that is trying to heal, the leather place on my neck is much smaller and is drying up, but I can still feel infection in the area where it is very tender and sore yet. I have a patch of areas on my ankle of which the outer areas have dried up but the inner bigger "mother" of them all is still a pretty deep area. I have two patches on my lower tummy that are trying to heal yet, and a larger patch of infection on my left leg. I do see much improvement of all of these areas, but I guess I am impatient and want them all healed now. I don't know what it would be like to not have any painful bumps on me and I can't wait to experience this!
The most concerning of all of this, is that I am a working nurse. I do know I have had MRSA in the past (scalp infection 2 years ago.) I was also told two years ago that I am a carrier of MRSA as they did a culture of my right nostril and found it colonizing there. I was given mupurocin ointment for nostrils and used it for 10 days two years ago. I figure I possibly got the initial infection, maybe, from my workplace, although I have no way of knowing for sure. I do know I have taken care of tons of people with MRSA infections. Doctors have already treated me with mupuricon in my nostrils a few times, but it is probably there again.
I just want to know if there is anything else I can do? I also take a multivitamin every day and I just got a bottle of the good acidolphilus (12 different kinds) of 1.5 billion that I am taking twice daily, so my regimen is this:
* Vit b3 250 mg 4x a day
* Acidolphilus 2x a day
* Tumeric 1tsp 3x a day
* Acai berry capsules, two of these 2x a day
Baths with bleach, lavendar oil, tea tree oil, neem oil. Have done 3 so far and plan to do 2-3 more taking a bath once daily. Then I plan to do a once a week bath in this same solution for a while.
I also take biotin, vit d3, L-lysine, vit c 1000mg, and a multivitamin daily. Wow, sounds like a lot! What I just mentioned in this sentence I have been doing for a while now trying to help my skin heal... But it hasn't helped much. I can say, that I do not get any kinds of systemic illnesses very often with my vitamin regimen, just skin issues.
Is there anything else I could be doing or should I take something away. Could someone review please? I will come back here and reply in a few days to update my progress here. Wish me luck!!"
10/10/2012: Cindy from Salem, Or replies: "Husband had MRSA and once and ahwile will still get the little bumps. Cut out all SUGAR and WHEAT as it feeds the MRSA."
[YEA] 12/19/2013: Marylyn from Columbus, Oh: "Jojoba Oil Inhibits MRSA Growth: My family had MRSA on the skin that consisted of itchy red patches/bumps that would turn into a boil that oozed pus ect...I prayed and prayed for a cure as we battled it for months and it was VERY stressful. G-d answered my prayer, once when I was online researching cures I seen a website come up with a brief description saying jojoba oil inhibits growth of MRSA. It came and went very quickly when I tried to click on it. In fact I have never seen the site again. I had some jojoba oil on hand that I used for my hair. So I diluted with olive oil and put on my skin head to toe. The red patches/bumps that came up after this were really blotchy and not fully formed (they were weakened). I used a mix of 10 drops eucalyptus oil, 3-4 drops of oregano oil and a couple drops of tea tree oil directly on the blotchy bumps. They were gone with a matter of an hour or two. Sometimes even minutes. In fact I did the same method with on my 3 kids age 4, 6 and 14 who also skin MRSA boils and our whole family was cured within a week. That has been a year and a half ago. We have not had any red itchy patches/bumps or boils since.
To disinfect laundry I used 1 cup borax, 1/2 cup of pine sol(generic at dollar store that has 8.9% pine oil only a $1.00), 1/2 to 1 cup of Ammonia also only $1.00.
For all hard surfaces I used the mix of pine sol and Ammonia diluted in water to wipe down doorknobs, tables, light switch, counters. I even used this on a damp wet wipe to wipe down my couch and loveseat to disinfect it. I did this almost daily.
Sometimes I did use Lysol concentrate added a cap or two to the mix to disinfect home."
[YEA] 12/04/2008: Carolyn from Hollywood, Florida: "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."Replies
[YEA] 04/01/2009: CJ from Exeter, NH replies: "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."
[YEA] 06/11/2011: Scott from U.p., Michigan: "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."
[YEA] 02/22/2011: Ben from Las Vegas, Nv: "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."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 05/15/2008: Leah Huete from Baltimore, MD: "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:
Very high in manganese and high in magnesium.
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]."
"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."
"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. "
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 .
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]."
"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."
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."
[YEA] 08/07/2013: Pbird from Wa, Usa: "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."
[NAY] 04/19/2013: Didi from Richmond, Va: "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 :("Replies
04/19/2013: Sara from The Beach, Canada replies: "Please research black seed oil "pure"."
04/19/2013: Joy from Battleground, Wash replies: "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"
04/20/2013: Polly from London, England replies: "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"
[YEA] 11/25/2012: Leslie from Jamestown, Nc: "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!"
[YEA] 05/09/2012: Leora from San Francisco, Ca: "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."Replies
05/10/2012: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "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."
08/21/2011: Deedee from Charlotte, Nc, Usa: "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."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 06/01/2010: Claudia from Brooklyn, Ny: "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."
[YEA] 04/27/2011: Jess from Philadelphia, Pa replies: "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."