MRSA Cures: Q&A

Last Modified on Jan 28, 2013

How to Treat Mrsa After a Lanced Boil

01/28/2013: Cristina from Rossville, Ga, Walker: "My husband has had a "growth" on his thigh for almost 2 months now. We do not have insurance but finally decided to go to the ER. That hospital said it was a tumor. As it worsened and we didn't think it was a tumor, he went to another hospital (which diagnosed it as MRSA). He was given antibiotics, of course. As it worsened even still, we went to a walk-in clinic, hoping to get a referral to someone who would test it somehow (not sure if the 2nd diagnosis was correct). They gave a different antibiotic, saying it would treat the MRSA better. It did, in fact, start working but they only gave him 7 days of antibiotics. So, we called to get them to phone in more and they refused, saying he would need to come back in. So, again, we forfeited the $ for him to go back, only for them to have him see yet another doctor! They gave him a different antibiotic that was not working at all (and turned out to be the same as the 1st antibiotic he was on). As it only got worse as days went on, we went to the ER of another hospital. Finally someone lanced the "growth", squeezed the infection out & packed it with some kind of antibacterial something. We were instructed to have that removed after 2 days. We ended up removing that at 3 A. M. right before the 2nd day due to the burning sensation my husband began to not be able to tolerate.

Unfortunately, we do not know how to care for this hole in his leg that continuously oozes & sometimes has black mixed with blood & ooze. There also looks to be another pocket of infection forming near the incision (which we have kept clean & change the dressing several times/day). As going to the doctors has not been much help and our finances cannot afford the ER visits, I was hoping to get some ideas here. I have read MANY posts but did not read anything dealing with MRSA after is has been lanced and a hole remains. :-( Any help would be greatly appreciated. I wish I had found this site before we went through 2 months of my husbands pain and 5 doctors!"

01/28/2013: Anon from Anon replies: "Hi, I would get a prescription for the antibiotic that worked. Bathing in Epsom salts( magnesium salts) for 30 mins daily will heal the area. Taking 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar in a small glass of water 3 times a day will clean his blood. If you look on the turmeric cures section lots of people report success with Mrsa type infection, good luck"
01/29/2013: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "All I know is several years ago, I treated MRSA that occurred in a colon cancer case using a chlorine-based antiseptic to successfully kill MRSA in the Middle East. Colon cancer didn't spread at the time, but MRSA did. It came from dirty conditions in hospitals and the patient had to take their own action killing MRSA.

I know that at the time that benzalkonium chloride antiseptic could kill MRSA about 1% to 3%, applied to the area should work, but there was no benzalkonium chloride to be found, so a simple chlorine bleach well diluted so that it doesn't do harm, such as 1 capful in 1 to 3 gallon of water, and used as antiseptic wash, several times, which of course took a couple of days to control it. This one didn't occur anywhere outside, it was inside the intestines and was rapidly eating her insides. So the solution has to be prepared rectally. Other things that may be added depending on the weakness, there might be 1 drop per liter of clove oil, and methylene blue .1%, when there was a problem. But I believe it was the diluted chlorine bleach that killed it. The colon cancer woman did survive the ordeal with MRSA, but a couple of years later died due to inept surgery for ureter replacement. One thing I did observe was cancer spreads along surgical wounds, bruises, and cuts.

As a side note, I did try colloidal silver, but the ppm was too weak. It would have worked if the ppm was at least 100 ppm or thereabouts.

Ted"

Diatomaceous Earth for Mrsa

07/22/2012: Scared For Us from Lex., Ky: "Hi Ted! I am very concerned about our family. We have all had boils I have tested positive for MRSA. How do we get rid of it? Will we always have it? Some of the things we have done are: took bactruim (all of us), used mupirocin in the nose (all) for 5 days morning and night, wash clothing in hot h20 with borax, use rubbing alcohol to clean wounds with and clean sinks and commodes with. We used alcohol as a cleaner in our noses we just did this last week. I have requested to be sent to infectious disease Dr. We have 9 in our family 7 kids, I can't stand the thought of my kids dealing with this for the rest of thier life. I bought some diamatatasis earth and I am gonna start giving this to the whole family. Is there any way to get rid of this horrible infection?"

Can Apple Cider Vinegar Be Applied on Open Wound From Mrsa?

01/25/2012: Ahabe from Athens, Georgia: "I was recently diagnosed with MSRA and am on antibiotics, this is my first time having them. I have been drinking ACV and ingesting turmeric 2 or 3 times a day. Should I apply the ACV to open wounds though? The doctor punctured my affected area (chin) and there is an open hole."

04/18/2012: Linda from Taunton, Ma replies: "I don't know about putting Apple Cider vinegar on an open wound, I imagine it wouldn't be very pleasant. Ouch! But I do know for sure that Manuka Honey UMF 10 works to kill off MRSA! My mother used it for MRSA after getting in the hospital. I comes from New Zealand and can be bought online. Just be sure to use the 10 there are higher UMF's (which means Unique Manuka Factor). The high levels can be to strong and can actually make the problem worse. Especially 20. There is 16 also, but 10 was high enough and worked well for my mother. It's like, why kill an ant with a bomb when you and kill it with something lesser. And yes it is safe to apply to open wounds. I wish you well & Good Luck!"

A More Detailed Plan to Treat Mrsa Boils Requested

06/30/2010: Fred : "Dear Ted,

First of all, I really really appreciate the time and work you spend to support people on Earth Clinic.

I have been reading your posts about MRSA/Boils/Turmeric/TeaTree Oil and other Remedies on Earth Clinic with a lot enthusiam over the last months.

Since i am suffering of Boils caused by MRSA since 5 years i tried TeaTree Oil and Turmeric, because it seemed the most easy solution. It definitely improved, but new boils still appear, even though certainly less often.

Therefore i continued my research on Earth Clinic and found it quit confusing, since there is just so much information, that is sometimes not so well structured. (I know it's difficult)

For example, i thought about trying Baking Soda and Magnesium Citrate Powder. But then i read about Baking Soda depleting Vitamin B and others...

To come to my question, would it be possible to provide a more detailed but still general plan to cure MRSA boils?

I think, a lot of people suffer of MRSA boils since a long time. Therefore i think it might be helpful to provide a plan where to start at least.

Regarding me, so far i took the following remedies for about 2 months:

3 x a day one teaspoon turmeric powder
2 x a day washing with 5 % mixed teatree oil solution
2 x a day application of 100% pure teatree oil on infected areas
2 x a day application of 1 drop of teatree oil mixed with a water based lubricant in nose

I also stopped smoking and tried to eat more alkaline foods, but it seems as my immune system is still struggling, since it takes very long to cure the boils on my back and legs.

I appreciate your time very much, thanks for reading my email. Hope to hear from you.

Best regards!

Fred"

07/02/2010: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Fred:

If your immune system is not up to par, the best remedy is, based on my understanding of dendritic cell and the immune system required to produce enough antibodies, the three amino acid supplements is: at least 1 teaspoon lysine, 1/2 teaspoon threonine, and 1/8 teaspoon L citrulline. Each are generally dissolved in a cup of water, but not all at once, so they don't clump together. Then is taken hourly for about 4 hours, preferably in the early evening hour, 7, 8, 9 and 10. pm and assuming you sleep at 10 pm. This works out to hourly dose for 4 doses. The dose is kept for about 1 month, thereafter a maintenance dose twice a day. The most important of all three aminos is likely to be the lysine, it needs a lot of antibodies to fight them off. The tumeric dose I think requires four times a day, but minimum 3 times a day. A stronger tumeric I believe is the curcumin. Tamarind extracts and tamarind is possible to help MRSA also and is worth the try.

A topical application of Magnesium chloride 50% solution to 70% to the area, with 20 drops dose taken internally three times or four times a day is generally helpful.

Ted"

10/26/2011: Jennifer from Mcminnville, Tn,/usa replies: "My mom always used a wet rag with season salt on it to draw the poison out after I got stung by an insect. I have a mrsa wound on my face. Would I be able to get rid of the mrsa by simply doing this?"
10/28/2011: Jane from Portland, Ore replies: "I had a c-section 30 years ago that landed me in isolation with Staph infection of the wound. It was terrible to clear, but it went away..... I think.....

Every now and then around the old wound I get a raised red area that itched but would go away fairly quick. This time I sprayed it with colloidal Silver and by morning it was flat but in its place were 5 raised firm, oval shaped solid bumps. I kept spraying and they burst and oozed pus and I kept clean with silver and by day 4 had 5 itsy bitsy red marks that faded fast. I wondered if it was latent staph hanging around and really wondered if it would cure herpes? You never know until you try. My daughter suffers from that and I am going to give her a bottle to try. I will post if good results. I'm not afraid to try it on anything!! Let all of us know if it kicked its backside out of your cellular memory!!!!!!"

05/02/2013: Lm from Jacksonville, Fl replies: "Hi Jane! Could you please give more detailed info on how you used the colloidal silver to treat this raised bump?? Sprayed how much how often? Thanks for your help."

Wife Got Mrsa After Being Hospitalized

08/20/2009: Vick from Toronto, On, Canada: "Hi Ted,

My wife (36 yr) was hospitalised for H1N1 and over there she got MRSA.She was treated with Vanco for 15 days.Infection was removed and she came home on Agust 5. But nasal and sputum was positive for mrsa. Both samples taken on 14th again came positive. Right now she don't have any infection but she is colonised. What should be done to remove it from body. She is taking Allicin capsules, turmeric powder 2-3 times in milk and some multivitamins and probiotic yogurt. About magnesium, pharmasist told me that is could effect her heart? Please advise how to deal with it. Thanks."

09/09/2009: Randy from Pascagoula, Ms, usa replies: "Hey, I'm not sure what to tell you. I was diagnosed in May with MRSA and about 3-4 weeks ago started taking Turmeric, alkalining my body through baking soda, completely cut out soda's and fried food, taking calcium and magnesium, etc. I made a complete change because as of a month ago, I had 7-8 large boils that broke the skin and that I drained myself. Since I started my diet and health change, I've still had 3 come up, two of them are healed and the third one is still draining and there's another that looks like it's going to break the skin soon. I was taking 1 tsp turmeric 3 times a day, it may have kept more at bay than I'm giving credit to, maybe it's good for non-MRSA boils but it seems to not had any effect on mine."

Mother Has Mrsa, Teeth Are Now Falling Out

03/09/2009: Dorothy from Beachwood, NJ: "My Mother was diagnosed with MRSA in December. My mom was burned on her leg at the end of october the wound was not healing despite several trips to her primary care doctor. It took a fainting spell, hospital stay, and a new primary care doctor to finally put her on the road to recovery. Now my moms teeth are literally falling out of her mouth, her teeth are brown, she basically looks like an old witch. All of her teeth now need to be pulled could this be a side effect of MRSA we need help!!!!"

03/16/2009: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "MRSA major weaknesses is the Magnesium found in Milk of Magnesia, and possibly mixed with a couple of otheers that I used, as in hydrogen peroxide and possibly xylitol powder (pure). The mixture is seen as 4-8 tablespoon per glass of water of milk of magnesia (no aluminum, where magnesium hydroxide is 8% by weight), with 30% drops of 3% H2O2 to be used as a mouthwash. An addition of xylitol 2 tablespoon if added further helps kill the MRSA. It is to be used as a mouthwash and do that three times to four times each time it's done. The routine is to leave it in the mouth for about 1 minute, spit it out and repeat this two more times. It also helps if a dental paste (the ones use for mouth sores) is applied to the area of the gums. MRSA major weakness is two things: alkaline and magnesium. Hydrogen peroxide accelerates in digesting them, and the xylitol prevent their attachment to healthy cells. It also helps that magnesium supplements are taken, preferably I might take magnesium citrate 500 mg a day, some vitamin C, and vitamin B3. There's still a debate which B3 is used either niacin or niacinamide. Niacinamide I prefer because it doesn't cause flushing effect and helps some healing process along with vitamin C sodium ascorbate. There is a possibility vitamin D may play a role, but eliminating MRSA is the most obvious. Assuming I live in a place where dental pastes isn't sold, I might apply vaseline to the gum to keep the area away from more infections and help the healing. At least for an hour or two or applied before sleep.

Ted"
05/07/2011: Laurie Heffner from Boulder, Co replies: "Ted,

This is such good information. How did you come upon these ideas? Do you know of any research or products that use these ingredients for this type of infection?

Laurie"

05/08/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Laurie:

I did some trial and error. I have some chemicals from chemical supplies. I have noticed that MRSA is a type of infection that is similar to toxic shock syndrome. And these type of bacteria hates magnesium. So yes, I do research on what environment is favorable or unfavorable to these kinds of bacteria, its pH, REDOX, and other things as well. There is a triclosan 1% product that you might use if the above remedies don't work.

Ted"

Mrsa Sores on Scalp, Needs Help

10/15/2008: Anonymous : "Hi Ted, I appreciate your help on MRSA in your column. I keep getting sores on my scalp and terrible itching. I was diagnosed with mrsa a couple months ago and have been on Bactrim. Should I use Nizoral shampoo or how do I get rid of this? Thanks"

10/20/2008: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Hi! Recently MRSA of the rectum was cured which is pretty serious, about 5 cm at least where MRSA nearly killed the woman. I believe milk of magnesia should relieve an MRSA condition if it does exist in the scalp. However, in this condition it is applied for maybe 15-30 minutes and then rinse off, to prevent the drying effect inherent in the milk of magnesia. Perhaps for 1-3 days. The milk of magnesia will dry up the MRSA quickly enough. However, some fish oil supplements, b complex and especially magnesium supplements (magnesium citrate) and baking soda is most important. The baking soda can be 1/4 teaspoon to 1/2 teaspoon in a glass of water, taken internally twice a day.To kill MRSA, alkalization and magnesium are the key components. B complex helps the skin and fish oil reduces the irritation and inflammation and are taken internally. The dose is 250 mg of magnesium citrate, or preferably powdered form, or can be chewed to increase absorption. I prefer magnesium chloride, although that's generally harder to obtain. B complex is also synergistic with the magnesium, especially the B6. Additional variations of milk of magnesia is possible with xylitol and ammonium chloride added. Xylitol added prevents attachment of bacteria to healthy skin, and prevents their colonies from forming. This is also true of mannitol, d-mannose, and generally polyol sugars. Iodine has some effects of this also, but I haven't experimented directly on MRSA, but some other people did with milk of magnesia with lugols solution. Although I didn't get results for that specific one, but it did work too when the general milk of magnesia was used, regardless of the other additions.

The remedy that I used was only an 8% solution of magnesium hydroxide, which is actually a Milk of Magnesia, which contains 8% solution of magnesium hydroxide and the rest is water, with maybe a tiny amount of peppermint added in the product.

When applied frequently the MRSA just dried up and gone within about 2 days. This is so far the best MRSA I can come up with, which seems to exist in area of the buttocks, groin and other areas where moisture is high, and pressure is high from the bed. Milk of Magnesia has several unusual property, which is why I used it. First it's pH is 10, where MRSA don't survive if pH is over 9. The second is the magnesium hydroxide is poorly absorbed because of its limited solubility. The third amazing property is that when it is applied is very soothing.

As a warning, one of the enthusiast found this out and didn't follow my direction, and used almost entirely magnesium hydroxide powder, with small amount of water. Hence they overdone it and that caused skin to dry up and crack. And it's going to take many days to undo this problem. Obviously it did kill MRSA, within hours, but this is not the way I wanted because you end up treating the side effects of drying problem because of not following directions concerning the mix of the application.

In event Magnesium hydroxide was acquired, if milk of magnesia is not found at a drug store only 8 grams plus 100 cc of water is used, making it less than 8% concentration and this solution is applied frequently enough until the MRSA dies. Before use, all milk of magnesia product, and even those where we prepared with ourself has to be well shaken or at least well stirred before use. Then it is applied.

To make the solution more effective, a 10% xylitol maybe added. In case there is fungus opportunistic factor a 1% - 5% ammonium chloride is added to the solution. I believe milk of magnesia may well be the best cure for MRSA there is, because of its speed in reversing MRSA condition. Some have actually used a small amount of borax to the solution to further help kill the MRSA. I have no way of knowing how well borax works, but I did used sodium chloride and xylitol added to the milk of magnesia.

In fact I liked it so much, I might spray on the bed with a light mist in the room to kill any other potential bacteria and fungus, since my room is pretty polluted as I live practically speaking on a ceiling with a cheap leaky roof where fungus, bacteria just creeps into my room constantly.

As a reminder, I don't use any remedy exclusively if I happen to be having MRSA, I might also be taking plenty of magnesium supplements (calcium however encourage their growth), baking soda to alkalize, as well as curcumin to discourage their growth. In the final stage of the healing some aloe vera cream is applied to help with regeneration.

In any event. I see a lot of potential future for milk of magnesia in skin applications, especially MRSA, as well as eczema where the condition is mostly from excess oil of the skin or stickiness, as well as certain applications of itchy armpits, neck and groin area, where these area are known for their moisture and stickiness.

Ted"



10/21/2008: Anonymous replies, "Ted, Thanks so much for taking the time to write to me. How do you feel about taking tumeric?"



10/22/2008: Ted replies, "In Thailand as in India, tumeric is often added to many different kinds of food. But in some instances this tumeric are sometimes taken separately whenever there is a health problem of specific issues. In fact some woman here do apply tumeric for various skin problems and this is actually a very old remedy used locally in Thailand.

Therefore I view tumeric as more less a food but food can be considered as a medicine too as it has certain antibiotic properties in eliminating bacteria and even in certain cancers, especially if tumeric and colostrum is taken.

Colostrum also increases the body's immunity, and can also be added to further help the condition but I believe that the issue seems to be frequency of dose for it to work effectively enough, and the usual dose are often at least 1/2 teaspoon, based on what other people are doing to treat certain conditions.

A tumeric solution (mixed with water) on the hand other can be mixed with perhaps milk of magnesia or applied alone to MRSA is one possibility. Although this I don't do, but what I did do was turmeric was added in most Thai foods anyway and hence, the milk of magnesia solution was applied directly in the skin area instead.

Ted"

06/29/2010: Sandhair from Atlanta, Ga replies: "Hi Ted, What was your protocol to cure MRSA of the rectum."

Staph Infection All Over Back of Legs

07/24/2008: Ethyn from Chico, California: "
hi there. its my first time having staph.. It's all over the back of my calves.. ( back of the legs) and maybe half of the boils have puss boils..
im am upset and i need some help. Please help me
"

07/24/2008: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Assuming it's a staph, the common remedies I may try is a 10% ammonium chloride solution applied on the skin every hour until it goes away, lemon juice (seems to work in some cases), turmeric, vinegar, tea tree oil, and garlic oil, that is used for external application. The ammonium chloride I have used it, but it might be a different variety of MRSA. For me it seems to respond well in killing it, at least for me. Boils may take more time as they are often difficult to penetrate, but tea tree oil might have some temporary relief. I have not yet tried the lugol's or iodine solution, however, but I think a weak solution of potassium permanganate at 1: 10000 dilution won't cause much irritation to the skin if they are still non-responsive."

Staph Found in Nose, Possibly on Scalp Too

06/07/2008: Stace from Omaha, Ne: "My question is for Ted.I am on Amoxicilin for staph my ENT found in my nose. My head has sores on it and I believe I have a staph infection of the scalp. I am currently taking Amoxicilin for this. My ENT does not know I have the scalp problem, he simply thinks it's in the nose. I am going to see a dermotologist, but am concerned that they will resort to drugs. I believe that the natural way is the best. I want to prepare myself for what may be to come. Are all staph infections (primarily those of the scalp) just treatable or is there actually a CURE that will make it go away for good. Does your Potasium carbonate solution CURE it for good. If I have it in my nose and on my scalp. What then should I use. I am also a nursing mother and do not plan on stopping until my baby is a year ( she is now 4 months). What can I do to rid of this staph infection for good. What's safe enough for my baby as well? Also, with the solution, how much of each do I mix in? (ex: 1 cup, 1 tbsp, etc.) Thank you for your time."

06/09/2008: Pamela from Norwalk, CT USA replies: "Stace: Try turmeric! It worked for me. I started with just 1/4 teaspoon in water, once a day. When the stubborn staph persisted, I increased the dosage to 1/2 teaspoon in water, 3x a day with food. I had no ill effects from this whatsoever. And I actually like the taste now! I believe it completely cleared up my staph infection. (I'm sure the Dr. will confirm this at my upcoming appointment.) Good luck. Hopefully you can get off those antibiotics asap."

20 Year Old Girl Suffering From Mrsa

02/23/2008: Amanda from Terre Haute, Indiana: "Thank you so very much for providing such a helpful website. I am a 20 year old girl, I feel like MRSA has taken my life and shattered it to pieces. I am against taking harsh, expensive drugs from the Doctor because of the side effects and price. I have been taking Turmeric tablets, and magnesium chloride tablets for a while now. I have one boil on a sensitive part of my body for months now, almost a year, and it's both painful and big. I have taken natural vinegar with honey and put it on the effected area. It seems to clear it up, but it shortly refesters and swells. I have no energy, I sleep a lot and am in a serious depression because of what this has done to me. Is there any way I could take a supplement to regain my strength? I would love to live again. Thank you again for such a great website and tips."

EC replies: "MRSA is a very serious condition and one should always seek medical attention.' Please consult your physician"

How to Protect Children From Mrsa

10/24/2007: tina from vancleave, MS: "MRSA is rapidly spreading in our schools.How can we protect our children from being infected.Is thier any supplments we can give our kids to stop them from being infected?"

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Adding turmeric into a tuna sandwich for lunch can help provide some protection against the MRSA.

However, I frequently used a simple milk of magnesia (no aluminum) well shaken, applied thinly as a skin topical application to prevent such MRSA be contacted.

It's a simple remedy, although I do at times add in per one capfull of milk of magnesia, 1-5 drops of 3% H2O2, if I do get any kind of skin problems, but I often use this too whenever I go visit someone in the hospital or clinic.

I have used also on my dog, who frequently gets staph problems and apply in a larger quantities of Milk of Magnesia and hydrogen peroxide. A bedsore is also a staph infection just the same, although once getting MRSA, I will probably need a stronger solution such as 50% milk of magnesia solution in 1.5% H2O2. There ARE other remedies that are used, such as solution of zinc oxide or zinc carbonate (concentration about 1%-3% in water), while somewhat effective against the staph, I used more of that topically for skin allergies, eczema, psioriasis, and other similar conditions."

Suffering From Mrsa Close to a Decade

09/15/2007: Felix : "Hi Ted, I do not now how to thank God for letting me see this website. I have been suffering from MRSA for close to a decade now and also the boils. About five years ago i was being treated with a drug (BANGSHIL) from Alarsin pharmaceuticals which was working very effectively, the boils disappeared and felt sense of well being again in life. After the prescription finished with my improvement and good health at the time i thought i overcame the illness but after few month latter i started see signs of reoccurrence which i went back to my doctor to complain, he advised that the four container of the drugs which he original prescribed was not enough that i needed to take more until i was cured. At that the time i had no money because the drug was expensive, before i could gather enough money to buy the drug the doctor informed that they were out of the sale of that drug that I could not get it any were in the country because they were imported from India.

This time every thing went back to worst than before, the boils came out with anger there was nothing i could do because i already new the hospital dont have cure for the illment.After 1 year and some months i got the information that they have started sale of the same drug(bangshil), i now rushed to buy to continue my treatment but surprised to find out that the staff infection was no longer responding to the treatment, i became confused and lost on what to do ever since i have been trying all sort of herbal remedies but to no avail. After seing your site Earth Clinic and the testimonies of people who used turmeric, i want to know if there is any hope for my life because i can't go on like this, I hardly think properly because am always thinking of my health instead of the bright future ahead of me. What can i do? i need your help, how do get this drug maybe i still have chance if i try. Is it too late for me? I anticipate your reply soon. Thanking you sir, "

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Turmeric, simply kills them, but it will come back. much like many other doctor's medication. The only differences are the price. They developed resistance in the future, and turmeric helps stop it in most mild cases of MRSA.

However to cure it, theoretically speaking is to change the body's terrain where it makes it unfavorable from ever coming back.

Most people today are now magnesium deficient, and hence it makes staphylococcus, boils and MRSA relatively easy to flourish and people will keep coming back for more drugs without a cure in sight. Drugs is hardly a solution.

Hence the preferred remedy that I used is 250 mg of magnesium chloride (or magnesium citrate) x 2 times a day with plenty of water (such as 1 glass).

Staphyloccus generally not grow if the blood serum is high in magnesium, but I also prefer to take zinc gluconate 50 mg (zinc stops most bacterial growth rather effectively).

If I have to tell you 1000 years from now what is the best antibiotics they will be using, it has got to be the mineral salts.

Bacterial generally have no resistance to simple mineral salts, such as magnesium chloride, zinc chloride, and host of other mineral salts.

The body needs a lot more of magnesium and it makes more sense to take those. A topical application of boils with a wet solution of 50/50 milk of magnesia and magnesium sulfate (epsom salt) is also possible for local boils. However to aid its absorption through the skin I will usually add a tablespoon of milk of magnesia and epsom salt into 1/2 glass of 1% hydrogen peroxide solution and apply this to the problem skin area. If those are a bit disappointing, then I would add a couple of drops of iodine until the solution becomes light purple and apply that to the area as many times as necessary.

It should be noted that toxic shock syndrome (woman who dies from tampon use due to bacterial infection), hot spots in dog, bed sores and MRSA are all related in that they are all staphyloccus. All this makes the remedy relatively easy to design, but sadly we don't place much importance on microbiology in killing them through the use of mineral salt solutions when studying in bacterial growth in cheap petri dishes that I have done during my student days.

It took me a lot of time find their weaknesses (wasn't very smart), but basically a staphyloccus can't survive if pH is greater than 9. An acid medium can survive and it is too harmful for healthy cells to do the acid medium, as it has to be below 5, however, a topical application where the solution exceeds 9-10 would do just fine. Magnesium hydroxide (milk of magnesia) pH is quite often about 9, so it makes an effective weapons for MRSA of topical nature, however magnesium supplements and zinc as precautionary is also important just the same."

Human to Human Contact Spread Mrsa

09/10/2007: Karen from Shirley, NY: "Human to Human contact is thought to spread MRSA. Any idea how soon after contact it would take for a boil to show up?"

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Karen:

It very much depends on the condition of the person who have received the staph infection on contact. Assuming the worse case scenario in which the person is in a high risk occupation such as a hospital, working late shifts, had weakened immune system from job exhaustion, no sanitization or cleaning is done, the body's is in acidosis, lacking in minerals, ate too much sweet foods(especially ice cream), the area of the skin in contact has small scratches.

MRSA often receives such contact whenever the person touches the wound bandages, the infectious area of the person, or the staph is active on certain food utensils or knives. Once the hand touches, the skin had an allergens, or that the cut exists on the arms for example, and he uses this fingers to scratch that area, the staph infection now takes hold. Then it shows up as a small pimple, a red spots, a tiny wound, between a couple of hours to 12 hours colonization has taken hold to have teeming thousands of them at the very least. If the staph infection sets in properly, within a couple of days the size gets appreciably large and spreads quickly.

Most hospital uses antiseptic alcohol hand washing to reduce hospital infections. However my own experiments found that alcohol do not kill all bacteria (just imagine anthrax, or most viruses). Those are killed more easily with surfactants, peroxide, zinc, and magnesium for example.

So it is therefore best to take care of them in very early stages, such as a tiny pimples or small red spots in their early stages. The best ones I have tried so far that most people can buy are usually lavender oil, magnesium hydroxide and magnesium chloride solutions in combination. If it does not respond well to lavender, within an hour or so, then I will likely go for magnesium solutions. Addition of lugols solution helps to, a couple of drops that that iodine also adds its strenght in killing too.

Those ingredients can be found in most drug stores labeled milk of magnesia (any kind would be sufficient) for local application, plus some laxative medicine that has magnesium citrate or magnesium chloride as an ingredient. Mix those in 50/50 solution to be used as a local antiseptic.

It is important to remember that certain red spots that manifests itself and grows larger are often worsen if ice cream is eaten in large amounts. If that happens to be the case, it is best to lower the blood sugar by taking a couple of glass of water with 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt, to reduce the sugar levels to reduce their growth until the urine becomes white rather than light yellow.

My own observations to see a clear staph infection in general averages about 6-12 hours after contact. I wouldn't wait that long as staph probably sets real good in only a couple of hours depending on whether it can go into the bloodstream from a tiny scratch.

If it manages to reach the small open wounds, the infection has already set in at zero time, and I wouldn't need a stopwatch to know. The infection therefore has already begun.

If line of thought is still a mystery for you, take a simple example: whenever I prepare to grow some microbes in a petri dishes while studying microbiology, I put the bacterium onto the agar dishes. While it is not possible to detect them when I apply for it, the bacterium is already there.

However, to get a confirmed growth, I had to incubate them overnight to see it, at the very least. So in event of a real infection or an epidemic, I wouldn't wish to wait for a visible infection, by then, it might be too late as the staph has already colonized successfully and growing prosperously.

One simple tip I used to know whether I am vulnerable or that bacteria colonies are high amounts is the degree of stickiness of the hands and the skin. If those are felt, then there is a good chance that there is large numbers of bacterial colonies on the skin as it is.

One simple proof is all that is needed. Oils as you know are sticky, but antibiotic properties of oils can reduce such stickiness, such as clove oil. If clove oil were applied on the skin (a 5% alcoholic solution for example), stickiness might be felt for a minute or two than it is completely gone. The bacteria creates a sicky filmy slimy substance to protect themselves and help them in colonization, it works on the same principle as plaque on your teeth. "

Eczema Becomes Mrsa

06/01/2007: Dan : "My wife did get sodium acerbate vitamin C (powder). Now, how is it different from the run-of-the-mill, vitamin C tablets available in health stores? Does it make a difference if one take internally, per your advice, baking soda that does not have aluminum? Is that a plus? Just took a combination of these two with water for the first time. Make me slightly nauseous. Nasty stuff, in an alkaline kind of way. I am taking the turmeric powder with water, would love to switch to turmeric extract. Just want to make sure that it will still function just as good."

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Based on both research, and what I learned, and what I observed. However, the pH cannot looked upon as the only variable, there is the issue of magnesium, iodine, and perhaps sea salt (salinity kills or weaken strep). So it won't work if you just concentrated only the pH. This fact is also known in high school biology, at least that was what was taught. I doubt the teach that anymore as public school education was going downhill since I was a student. Streptococcus survives between a pH of 4-9. Usually the body's optimal urine and blood is between 7- 7.5 which lies closer to 9. Reaching 1.5 pH more is easier than dropping pH from 7 to 4, and it required about 3 pH points down. In practice, strep growth are pretty much in control if it reaches 8, while in an acid environment, too reduce them it required a pH much closer to 4, than 5. So the figures get somewhat lopsided. The reason is really simple, the detergent effect of alkalinity solutions is somewhat more soapy and prevents it from attaching to the cells more rapidly and this cannot be tested on a petri dishes, since there is no flow of blood, making it somewhat more resistance a bit more on the alkalinity side. Since the boils or MRSA is on the skin, the blood pH is seen to be 7.36 which makes more sense to alkalize. This is also true if a staph exists in the intestinal systems where pH are more than 7. Now the problem exists that most commercial products that uses preservatives works best when pH is below 5, which goes against the body's natural alkalinity, which results in the fact that while it works, in killing off the unwanted bacteria, the stoppage, can lead to a backlash of an even worse bacterial infection since the product that was used, have just modified your body's pH to be more acid. Basically the body fends off most diseases by raising the body's temperature and alkalinity if the body detects allergy, colds, or flus to fend off the invading organism and the demands for alkalinity such as bicarbonate increases between 2-4 fold."
06/06/2012: Charlotte from Denton, Tx, USA replies: "Well, trying to get to ph 4 would be extraordinarily dangerous anyway, because if your blood ph goes under 7 (acidosis) it could lead to coma or death. Going as high as ph 9 could also cause problems with the nervous system."

Eczema Becomes Mrsa

05/31/2007: Dan : "Dear Ted, Reading the Earth Clinic site, it seems that just about everyone has boils appear in the armpit, buttocks, etc. with no apparent provocation. My case is somewhat different and I wanted to run it by you. I had an eczema on my foot, it rubbed my sandal and next I know I have open sore that later a lab test identified later as MRSA. It was about 1" in diameter and gradually, over a period of two, three month become about 2 x 2 inches. It is there, but I don't have boils just popping all over my body or anything. What do you make of it? Incidentally, the lab test indicated that my strain is sensitive to Rifampin and Trimetho/Sulfa, I tried them and it made zero difference. No matter how low is my opinion of infection disease doctors, and it is low, I just find it hard to believe that hospital would miss out on the fact that MRSA is resistance to acid-base disinfectants. Are you saying also that all those commercial disinfectants with Chlorine that promise to kill 99.9% are all but useless? What is doubly painful is the fact that my toddler has MRSA, no real boils, or at least nothing obvious, but he does have red rush on a fairly large area. We have been trying different things on him and we are at wit's ends."

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dan: The hospital antiseptic system are almost entirely acid formulation making it ideal for MRSA to survive. You name it, chlorine(acid), glutaldehyde (acid), formaldehyde (acid), peroxide (acid), percitric acid (acid), and antibiotics (acid). What is even more depressing is the food preservative that we eat are acid or effective only in acid medium such as sodium benzoate (acid), potassium sorbate (acid),....I need not cover all, but you get the idea. As you can see with all the acid medium and acid antiseptic around, it makes for an ideal breeding grounds for MRSA to go places. Viruses such as AIDS are resistant to alcohol and acetone, and if you read carefully and do you homework, you can only kill them with boiling hot acetone! So, it makes for senseless or useless protection in using alcohol gels, that is required by today's hospital. The problem about in vitro tests (test tube) and in vivo test (real live sample) is that what they say to be effective is not because the MRSA HAVE A FOOD source from your body's fluids, which unfortunately are a somewhat lacking in test tubes nutritionally. MRSA also have a place to hide by attaching to skin cells. MRSA can exist in the blood, or can exist outside from localization and reinfection which exists in the house. MRSA is relatively difficult to kill using standard antiseptic procedures (look at norovirus) without modifying the antiseptic to be somewhat of a relatively alkaline solutions between 8 - 11 pH, using simple washing soda (sodium carbonate) 5%, plus magnesium chloride 10% or magnesium sulfate (epsom salt) and several drops of iodine until entire solution until it becomes a dull brown color.

First off, the washing soda modifies the pH to an alkaline solution which MRSA find it difficult to grow, the magnesium chloride is the antibiotic components which kills the MRSA, while the iodine solution (I prefer 3% hydroiodic acid, or colorless of sodium iodide and/or potassium iodide) prevents MRSA from attaching your skin cells. When this is rubbed on to a reddish skin for a couple of times this problem almost disappears entirely. It should be noted that MRSA may survive in laundry clothes after laundering and may further reinfection, especially coat jackets (winter clothes), which DO NOT often get laundered. Even some people DON'T even launder their sweaters for months! I used to live in a poor Puerto Rican neighborhood and this is how infections get spread. The issue appears to be proper laundering REQUIRES that Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate), Magnesium chloride, or Magnesium hydroxide be mixed into the detergent, or at least be soaked for a couple of hours BEFORE laundering, at the very least. While washing soda, and iodine are helpful, it is not absolutely needed unless you have complete supplies or your budget is bigger than mine. Colorless iodine is what I prefer and can take the form of potassium iodide and sodium iodide, since it won't cause staining issues.

So let us go back to basic, and for the babies red skin you mentioned. Sometimes a solution of colorless iodine (they don't cause staining), can be applied 3-4 times thinly every 5-10 minutes and rubbed off with cotton swab might do. At least it worked for me. Other solutions are possible, such as washing soda 5%, plus 10% magnesium chloride, and some iodine (1%) can be rubbed on with cotton swab. The effect of rubbing allows the MRSA to lossen its grip from the skin and at the same time killing them. It is a well known fact in even with doctors that if the frequency of application is done to keep the solution on the skin long enough, they die off within a day, almost completely. In my own case I applied every 15 minutes for a couple of times during the 6 hours period enough to kill at least most of them.

The issue about the feet and gloves is that shoes, gloves, garments that never was considered for laundry are also places where MRSA resides for reinfection. In which case you need the same solution to clean the insides of shoes, socks, gloves, and jacket. Those are the source of reinfection that should be considered the same way as people with fungus problems. Sometimes they even exists on the carpets, and on the floor. YOu will know. Certain areas of the floor they reside and the skin gets "rashes" almost within minutes after coming into contact."

Carbohydrate Trigger?

05/07/2007: Carolyn : "Hi, dearest Ted: I know you are super-busy. Have you discovered any carbohydrates which seem to trigger staph swellings or boils in a person who suffers from MRSA? Does glucose act like ordinary sugar to incite the bacteria? I am doing much better now that I dropped milk and only have unsweetened soy milk, and tofu which contains magnesium chloride, but I started wondering today about carbohydrates. For fruits, I only have limes. Decaf green tea. Turmeric every day. SEA SALT every day. When I stopped using sea salt for a few weeks, believe me, I paid the price. My legs turned firery red, full of sore areas, and it took a month to get my condition back under control. That taught me a hard lesson. I have three boxes of sea salt now. Plus I wet my legs and rub some fine grain sea salt into them. Sea salt and the right kind of tofu are major to me. I eat no meat or fish, and no bread whatsoever. I feel fine. As long as I dont make a dumb mistake with food. What is your view about carbohydrates, please?"

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Carolyn: Yes refined carbs triggers MRSA swellings. There are many people with boils, MRSA if their diets are high in carbohydrates. MRSA and carbohydrate are obvious connections, besides suppressing the immune system. Sea salt and magnesium chloride (coming from tofu) are important to control the MRSA. Most refined sugar and high glycemic carbs is something you need to look to avoid. More complex carbohydrates are safer than the simplest carbohydrates. In laboratories, I use 5% solution of glucose to grow staphs in petri dishes, so obviously most refined carbohydrates, sugars, glucose, fructose are quite dangerous. Fructose, or corn syrup is actually more dangerous than glucose and sugar, but they should all be avoided. Sea salt helps for MRSA condition and should be use more often as a natural antibiotics, as it is an alkaline in nature, being that its pH averages between 7.5 to 8.5, compared to a common table salt whose pH is about 5 which are generally dangerous. Your body generally decays in an acid medium as it triggers bacterial growth as part of the decaying and decomposition of the body. This is why alkaline are so important in scavenging out decaying bacteria from the body. Iodine may help reduce kill MRSA (with appropriate alkalization), if used for external applications along with magnesium and baking soda (or other alkaline such as potassium carbonate). There is a possibility that adding drops of potassium iodide (about 3-4% solution) usually 1-2 drops in drinking water may help loosen the MRSA grips inside your body. Of course, I am not that lucky enough to get MRSA to do such experiments on myself, but I do know that any alkaline solution mixed with iodine can help kill external MRSA and can be extended to problems of internal MRSA conditions where they do exist inside the body, especially under the surface of the skin and in some cases internal digestive system."

More Intense Condition Than Just a Boil?

02/01/2007: Michaela from Fairbanks, Alaska: "Last summer I had a boil come up and tried taking care of it at home. I ended up in a Urgent Care facility and then 3 days later referred to the Emergency Room because the infection was so bad. They had tried to lance it unsuccessfully. I was set up for an emergency procedure in which they went 6 1/2 inches into by buttocks. I was given a 10 day supply of antibiotics and that was it. I began noticing a rash and when school started back I went to the clinic-I do not have a regular doctor, which is why I waited to go to the clinic. I was told I had a staph infection on my skin and again given the antibiotics. I had been noticing small bumps that I thought were possibly the same thing but they dicipated. I now have one on my leg and one on my thigh and one along my underwear line. I got the Tumeric 450 mg capusles and started taking them on the 26th. The boils on my leg have come up since then. When I was in the Urgent Care the doctor told me they had seen over 50 cases similar to mine since the first of the year. They did not know why I had this except "people sometimes get boils". Any suggestions on what to do? I am taking the Tumeric 2 capsules 3 times a day starting today since I have the information. I also found out that the hospital here has a big problem with this and no one seems to acknoledge anything. What does the MRSA stand for and is it a more intense condition than just a boil? PLEASE educate me."

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Michaela: In the future, both the MRSA and the boils will get worse, however most of the epidemic occurred only in the last decade.

There are some differences between a boil and MRSA. A boil can be cause by either a staph or another bacteria. However a boil is more often caused by the bacterium, Mycobacterium fortuitum, which is a common bacteria found in dirt and chlorine treated water.

The first report of such infection occurred in the 1930s. The organism has not been known to infect humans, but only in the recent decades it has. And once it is compatible in human things will likely get worse. Mycobacterium infects in human in recent decades as a result of contaminated innoculation, vaccinations, and lack of sterilizations of needles, etc. The recent outbreak of a nail salon occurred in the 2000 at a Nail salon in California. It started in the feet before it gets infected to the legs, and the buttocks.

The organism is a hard shell hydrophobic organism protects them which makes killing using even antibiotics. Oil based method such as using tea tree oil makes penetration easier, but I think, alcohol and turmeric, or tea tree oil and turmeric, or even tea tree oil + turmeric + DMSO, are much more effective. I prefer to use a more complete way, using a mixture of tea tree oil, turmeric, water, DMSO and baking soda. DMSO is highly penetrating and goes right through the hydrophobic cells. The reason why they are now not only more aggressive, and more compatible and more deadlier, is a little known science called horizontal gene transfer, in which DNA materials from a virulent source, such as bioweapons genes, gets exchanged with common benign bacteria and becomes deadly in the process. Even a single gene of bioweapons microbes leaked into population can bring an epidemic. This is why genetic engineering is so deadly in the case of horizontal gene transfer which occurs naturally, but we humans made it into something like a Frankenstein creation instead, unintended perhaps, by Dr. Frankenstein.

MRSA stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. But it has been used much broader to become generally resistant to most forms of antibiotics. As to the MRSA, this is a staph infection, where a strong alkaline mixture, and some hydrogen peroxide 1% with sodium carbonate and potassium carbonate might help topically to kill them. There are a lot of other methods that can kill them without the need for antibiotics to which the microbes are already resistant.

The biggest victims of MRSA are the people in the hospitals since most hospitals used an acid form of disinfectant, but the microbes are acid resistant. A more suitable disinfectant that a hospital should use is an alkaline based peroxide system. Other public places where MRSA includes, nursing homes, gymnasiums, for example. MRSA can take an extreme form of being flesh eating bacteria, although they are much slower to digest than those of ebola. "

Mrsa Infection in Nose

01/18/2007: Baluga : "my mom has a MRSA infection in her nose and it has eaten away some of her skin and most of her bone...she is on IV's that go straight to her heart so she won't die. But I would like to know if there is any way I could help her like if there are homeopathic cures for this kind of thing. Her MRSA infection is one that rejects anti-biotics so it will never fully go away with anti-biotics...do you know of anything that will completely cure her? Or at least know something to help put it in remission. Thanks"

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Usually MRSA and some other flesh eating bacteria and some flesh eating viruses not yet reported in the media have a weakness for alkaline solution. Superbug nanoinsect are a bit different and that will be explained later. These are usually acquired through public beds, such as hotels, schools, hospitals for example where the superbugs actually lies in the bed mattresses itself rather than the bed sheets. Waterbed would make it less infectious as it won't have any hiding place.

Alkaline solutions will usually neutralize the digestive enzymes of them and prevent them from eating the flesh away by digesting your tissues further. It would be nice if I can find some simple home remedies that neutralize these digestive enzyme, if I have the time!

In more sensitive areas, I would like to use some milder solutions first like a wet paste of baking soda applied there like a poultice first and let it stay there for an hour or so, before preparing a fresh wet paste again.

If the solution of wet paste baking soda doesn't seem to work, my next issue is to possibly add some urea 5% to 10% concentration. Get a good quality USP grade urea would be fine or in some countries, B.P. grade, which both means the same. For me, I just go get a chemical grade urea solution added to the baking soda. All these preparations are natural but somewhat milder in ridding for them.

A stronger solution would call for a weak solution of a stronger alkaline solution such as 5% sodium carbonate (and/or potassium carbonate and possibly 5% urea solutions added too. But a stronger alkaline solution such as this may cause some stinging and I won't use it unless the pain or the flesh eating organism is aggressive.

Another way is to use a baking soda very wet paste, with added 5% xylitol (natural sweetener) plus some 5% urea solution should do the trick.

These are all imperfect solutions and of course, the only way to know it is working or not is whether the obvious pains and swelling has stopped.

Once the localized problem is resolved, then I would probably take internally 1 level teaspoon of baking soda with sodium ascorbate vitamin C in 1/2 glass of water regularly twice a day on an empty stomach to prevent further spread of them.

For me they are as bad as ebola, but the nice thing about MRSA and most flesh eating bacteria and viruses is that they are slower to spread giving time for you to find a proper remedy, and who knows we might be able to find a cure for ebola!

If all those don't work, they seem to work well with me, is to apply the lavender oil solution thinly first. Some won't like the smell as it is too strong so applying thinly should do it, then apply the baking soda poultice to follows. The solution has to be changed every 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the condition of continued improvement or not.

These are simple home remedies for flesh eating MRSA and of course other solution that is helpful is a 1% hydrogen peroxide and saturated borax solution.

However, they don't seem to have the staying power as well as the baking soda wet paste but in case of a superbug (nanoinsect) that is eating the flesh, from the inside out, the later remedy works nicely provided that taking a regular pinch of borax is taken for a couple of days.

If all is lost, then a bentonite wet clay in a weak solution of urea, borax and baking soda would cause such organism to die by dehydration. A sea salt in the mentioned area is far too risky, so I don't usually recommend them, except for a very weak solution as a sea salt usually causes stinging in many cases.

This MRSA may mutate or may undergo rapid transformation to be alkaline resistant with certain interventions.

In that case, they may be no longer acid resistant but becomes alkaline resistant, as in the case of SARS. In that case, a simple vinegar or apple cider vinegar or just lemon would do. However, I am not so sure they will ever be alkaline resistant as the organisms I am aware of are acid resistant and should die in presence of a strong alkaline solution. Should it become so in the future, the clue is to find an acidic buffer solutions instead. "

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "In cases that the MRSA has gone too deep in the body, such applications mentioned may not be possible. Therefore, fumigating with ozonator or ozonate the rooms and the breathing passages is the best practical means.

I have also heard of honey used to inhibit certain MRSA, but I have not yet tested that idea however, a mixture of some turmeric and sea salt should help further prevent the organism from growing in presence of a sugar solution by the inhibitory properties of sea salt and turmeric powder.

Another possibility is to apply a turmeric solutions with some baking soda and see how that goes. Both turmeric and baking soda seems to help in milder cases."

Bleach Is Not Acidic, Reprimands a Reader!

01/05/2007: Carolyn from Hollywood, FL: "Sorry about my prior blithering. New research indicates that Vancomycin Molecular Weight (MW) is too high (1500 daltons). Guess what? curcumin MW is only 368.39 Fruits and vegetables all have low MWs. Carrots, beets. Ted is eminently correct to use hydrogen peroxide (MW 34.01) in his recommended cleaning solution to kill MRSA bacteria. Research also says MRSA cells have the ability to suddenly build much thicker cell walls if they detect the presence of HIGH MW. But so far, the MRSA cells do not have a defense against LOW MW. I think this is why turmeric works. I am on a vegetarian diet now. I clean my skin and hair with first an iodine wash, which is just a good amount of water and a few drops of tincture of iodine. THEN I rewash the affected areas with a sea salt and water solution. Then I sniff into my nostrils a bit of the sea salt and water solution. Then I gargle with the sea salt and water solution, swishing it around in my mouth as long as possible. If it were not for this wonderful forum advice about turmeric and sea salt, I would be in a dirty hospital ward suffering a lingering death. I hope doctors see this information and correct their MRSA patients' diets to vegetarian foods only until the MRSA is eradicated from their bodies. No sugar, no white bread, no coffee. Encourage their patients to drink more water. Double check the MW of everything the patient receives. I feel much better and I have no boils. Thank you to the owner of this website and to Ted. Ted, please feel free to email me. I know of another very low MW natural antibiotic, but want to talk to you first about it."

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Carolyn: Don't feel too confident that your body is alkaline. It isn't. If you can afford an electronic pH pocket meter, which quite accurate, please measure your urine. Turmeric is only a superficial cure, but what is in your blood and how you take care of your blood is very important in stopping the MRSA. Consider adding turmeric to your food. This will help. The second thing that should stop the MRSA from popping up again is to measure the urinary pH. The ideal urine pH should actually be between 7.0 - 7.3. But for normal healthy people it is 6.5 to 7.3. It is very likely that you did not take baking soda 1/4 teaspoon three times a day with 1/2 glass of water on an empty stomach. Or you can try another one that works better: one freshly squeezed lime PLUS add the baking soda until the fizz stops. Take this 2 times a day once in morning and once in the evening. Try to monitor your urinary pH in those region. If the recommended dose has not quite reached that level, you may need to take add more baking soda until you do reach a normal level. If it STILL doesn't go away, the body is experiencing fungus and certain mineral deficiencies. This means add a pinch of borax to the lemon and baking soda formula. The one other deficiency that has to do with the immune system is 25 mg of zinc gluconate once or twice a week. Finally, just to be sure, you might try only once a week iodine foot painting. Just paint a small 3 - 5 inch circle in one of your feet. After 3 or 4 applications (or after 3 or 4 weeks), you may not need it for quite a while. Don't forget to add turmeric to your foods and salads, and not just external applications. This should correct most of the biochemical imbalances in your body."

Remedy to Kill Mrsa Bug

12/05/2006: Kyle from Washington: "I have a question on your MRSA cures. The remedy I am referring to is the one regarding the solution for use on furniture .etc to kill the MRSA bug. It says to use 1 part H202 and 2 parts water, then add an alkaline based laundry detergent with a ph of 10-12. Can ammonia be used in stead of laundry detergent? If so how much should be added to the water/H202 solution?"

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "No. Ammonia and Hydrogen peroxide are relatively unstable. In a very concentrate mix, this combination will boil like a volcano. Use only laundry detergents and H2O2."

Sea Salt

11/16/2006: Sheila from Jacksonville, FL: "I HAVE PROBLEMS WITH BOILS, MY DOCTOR GAVE ME ANTIBIOTICS , AS A RESULT I GOT A TERRIBLE YEAST INFECTION, BUT THE ANTIBIOTICS DID NOTHING FOR THE BOILS. YOU SAID THAT 1/4 TEASPOON IS GOOD FOR INFECTION. WHEN I ADD 1/4 TEASPOON TO A LITER OF WATER SHOULD I DRINK IT ALL AT ONE TIME, AND IF SO HOW OFTEN SHOULD I REPEAT THIS?"

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Sheila: You can take this as often as you like. It is suppose to replace the water you drink. The amount recommended of 1/4 teaspoon is a minimum amount with the least problems. Normally you will take 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt to 1 liter of water and drink this like normal water over the long term. Sea salt acts as a fairly weak antibiotics and will reduce it slowly.

Yeast infections are fairly common after taking antibiotics since antibiotics tends to cause the body to accumulate heavy metals. When the body have high heavy metals yeast growth are common. This include candida and host of other yeasts.

Therefore to reduce heavy metals which cause yeast infections, you need to take lecithin on an empty stomach. The lecithin is a common fat emulsifier and the fat metals are also fat soluble. This will enable the body to reduce heavy metal loads. Taking some chinese parsley, a handful a day is also a good metal chelator. However take it for only 4 days and off 4 days alternatively. Keep doing this until the yeast infection wore off.

The boils are due to the body's immune system being down usually, a simple zinc salts will act as a safe antibiotic. The preferred zinc salts is zinc acetate, usually taken 25 mg/day for only 4 days and off for 3 days. Do this alternatively. Should skin drying starts, you can stop the zinc.

Another possibility is to do iodine painting on the feet for two or three days a week, weekly. This might help raise the immune system and reduce the boils. While applying iodine to the boils directly might help, the boils are often viral cause in some cases. Using some zinc salts (zinc chloride or zinc acetate) applied to the skin, or maybe a weaker dissolved aspirin in water, applied to boils may help also. Apply that three times a day should help. There are a great many home remedies for the boils, however these are just a few you can try.

Consider alkalizing yourself by taking some 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda with 1/2 glass water three times a day on an empty stomach, once in morning, and another in early afternoon and once in bedtime. Alkalizing will raise the body's oxygen level and immunity and this will help reduce the boils. "

Zinc/manganese Combo with Zinc/copper Combo

11/15/2006: Boris : "Indeed, I do feel the zinc/manganese combo has helped a lot: no more problems with greasy face or scalp. I understand zinc and copper compete. Perhaps years of drinking water from copper pipe (my building is 50 yrs old and I discover telltale blue -green stains in the sink and tub) and inadequate zinc in the diet has led to a deficiency. All I know is something is helping. I've stopped the manganese but continue to take 75mg zinc a day. Unfortunately, I still have problems with my face in the beard area. The dermatologist now thinks it's a mixed bacterial infection (for staph was present in a swab). He has me on topical clindoxyl, which helps only a bit. I still get painful pimples where the beard hair will fall out and not grow back. It is obvious the problem is more than skin deep! I'm wondering what other areas I can look at to help this problem. Could it be Vitamin D deficiency too (as Vancouver is very cloudy)? I know my skin always improves in sunlight. Mercury toxicity (as I have a lot of fillings)? How can one test for this? As for the PH balancing... I have yet to try it. Will it potentially help such an infection that includes p.acnes and staph bacteria? So many questions. Thanks for your time and attention!"

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Boris: Happy to hear that your skin is now less oily and that you recognized that copper is causing the problems, as mentioned about the green tinge on the tubs! As to the staph infection those are similar to a bed sore bacteria you found in hospitals. Hospitals never learned that staph infections are due to excessive use of acid antiseptic and they should use alkaline antiseptic.

Could it be Vitamin D deficiency too (as Vancouver is very cloudy)? I know my skin always improves in sunlight.

Take vitamin D anyway, there is a lack of sun. In fact even sunny India, people have vitamin D deficiency. This is because of their dark skins and woman usually cover their cloths too much preventing the sun from reaching the skin in some cases.

Mercury toxicity (as I have a lot of fillings)? How can one test for this?

You can try doing oil pulling to remove mercury and other heavy metals, but it is necessary to add peppermint to neutralize the toxins generated when the bacteria dies from the use of sunflower oil. If you WANT to see if if the toxins are there you just don't add the peppermint oil and you will really feel tire and weak for at least 3 days! So adding a drop of peppermint to 1 tablespoon before doing oil pulling will reduce this problem.

One word of warning: oils are well known for removing metals and in some cases it may remove your tooth fillings in long term uses. However, your black stool will become light brown because when black stools come from excessive heavy metals in your body. When oil pulling is done your stools will get less black meaning it is improving and your metals are getting less.

I use dithizone heavy metal testers I make myself. When testing, I test my urine and saliva samples. A positive tests for mercury will cause the green Dithizone heavy metal testers to turn to the color of orange, while copper it is purple, zinc it is pink, and lead it is clear white solution. It is a simple test, but you need not worry if the dithizone shows pink when there is zinc. Zinc for some reason or another are relatively benign. Without the presence of zinc all other metals become very much toxic. This is why we need zinc.

Alkalizing will help reduce staph infection. What I do is to take baking soda and potassium bicarbonate, which is a weaker solution to resolve it. However if I have a strong staph infection often potassium carbonate a 1/8 teaspoon used as a mouthwash will help. In the long run heavy metals causes body to be very acid.

In fact the food in where you live is well known for being high in heavy metals such as mercury. It is a fact of life that you need heavy metals to test your urine, your drinking water and even the food you eat. Once you know the source, I can ensure you, you will be shocked, at least I was and I had to take the necessary precautions. Common contaminants were from the the faucets, drinking water, bread, and even fried foods. Fried foods are cooked on metals and they absorb metals. Eating raw organic uncooked with metal heavy metal cooking utensils is one way of avoiding some of the heavy metals.

Even in high heavy metals the best alkalizing will also chelate heavy metals. Citrates are often the preferred ones that I would use as a drink to help reduce this. Therefore baking soda 1/2 teaspoon plus 1/2 teaspoon of citric acid to 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day for about 5 days out of a week is preferred. I would take a bit more since more heavy metals is implied.

Consider using a simple borax to wash your skin, this should be ideal for shampooing and ridding of staph. If this doesn't remove then I might add a cheap laundry detergent (their pH is about 12) to the borax solution to keep things simple. However, I would use borax and potassium carbonate solution for the skin to rid of the staph, but in generally getting potassium carbonate is not easy, another substitute is sodium carbonate (washing soda) is not easy to find either. Hydrogen peroxide 1% as a wash can temporarily help, but I won't stop the staph in general until a more alkaline solution is added."

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Boris: In case if I haven't mentioned it. Here where I live our foods have excessive copper and I have always detected the presence of copper. Sometimes when I am sick from unknown reasons and I checked my urine, I often tested positive for heavy metals too, using the dithizone tests. What I do is to add 1/4 teaspoon of disodium EDTA to the liter of drinking water and the copper will often test negative, which I will use this a drinking water throughout the day. If I drink more than usual, then I will add 1/4 teaspoon to the second liter of water too. After the day, I will test for less copper presence and sometimes I will be tested negative after a couple of days."

Potassium Carbonate

10/25/2006: Joanne from Victoria, BC: "If you're looking for a cleaner with a higher pH, why not suggest Borax? It's pH ranges from 9 - 10.5, and forms the basis for many laundry cleaners. Also, where on earth do you find potassium carbonate?"

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Joanne: Potassium carbonate is found as part of the formulation of the product Microhydrin or Megahydrin, in modest amounts and the amount they used is quite safe. The problem about it is that the price is high. I also buy them food grade from a chemical suppliers too.

If you're looking for a cleaner with a higher pH, why not suggest Borax? It's pH ranges from 9 - 10.5, and forms the basis for many laundry cleaners.

Potassium carbonate pH is more alkaline than borax. However this might work too, but you need a much lower dose to prevent toxicity if taken internally not exceeding 250 mg. This is one reason why borax was not recommended. However, for external applications only, you just add the borax to saturation, plus the H2O2."

35 Year Old Man Suffering From Recurrent Seborrheic Dematitis

10/17/2006: Boris from Vancouver, Canada: "Question for Ted: I am a 35-year-old male, of slender build and no known major diseases. I've been suffering from recurrent seborrheic dermatitis on my face around my nose for years now. I control it with a mild cortisone and nizoral cream. Last May, the day after I returned from Hawaii, I noticed some sudden pimples on my face. They spread quiet rapidly. To make a long story short, a culture showed positive for staph. I'm now stuck with a recalcitrant folliculitis in the beard area which hasn't responded to 3 rounds of antibiotics or nasal bactroban (the western recipe). I've had to grow a beard to hide the unsightly lesions, but the hairs are falling out in the infected areas. I've tried the turmeric recipe on this site with no effect (perhaps folliculitis in the beard is different than boils). I wash with chlorihexidine solution to no effect. I do use some iodine on the lesions, and that does seem to wipe them out quickly, but they pop up elsewhere all the same. I've disinfected my home and nebulize the air with eucalyptus oil... My health is otherwise fine, and I assume the bacteria is on my skin affecting the hair follicles easily in the (formerly) shaven areas due due to years of dermabrasion from shaving. Would investigating my ph levels be useful for this? How about thyroid? I haven't had a blood or urine test yet... anything else I should be looking for? Does internal iodine have the same effect as topical iodine? I tend to have oily skin on the face (the seb derm) but no acne. The folliculitis is new, and stubborn. The only other possible indicator of health are my nails, which are ridged (but otherwise strong). I apologize for all the questions. I read your comments with great interest."

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Boris:

A culture showed positive for staph.

Does internal iodine have the same effect as topical iodine?

I tend to have oily skin on the face (the seb derm) but no acne

Thanks for clues, so it just makes life easier for me to find the remedies! Staph is relatively resistant to iodine, and won't go away. Oily face is a clear condition of zinc deficiency and manganese is obviously implicated. So taking some soy milk will restore the manganese level. It takes a while longer about one week to notice the effect, if you can't find manganese supplements, in form of manganese sulfate in your local drug store!

The usual dose for manganese sulfate is 50 mg/day, taken for about two week should be more than enough, taken on an empty stomach. Taking zinc acetate can take awhile longer such as a month for the body to have enough of it before you discontinue. To help its absorption of manganese, since your body may be acid, sodium ascorbate form of vitamin C should be about 500 mg/day.

Raising your iodine levels by taking it in your body is not going to help since the body have trouble utilizing them directly. Therefore an organic form of iodine should help, such as eating plenty of dried seaweed and kelp. In Thailand there is a craze of fried seaweed because it is tasty, do not eat this kind, as most nutrients are destroyed as a result of high temperature frying.

Staph has an achilles heel: alkalinity. So if you can find potassium carbonate solution, or a weaker, less effective, milk of magnesia, to apply it for staph this might help. However you should get most help by alkalizing yourself and killing the staph from the inside out."

Help with Cure for Mrsa

10/17/2006: Isabel from Toledo, OH: "I was reading about cures for MRSA.... I want to try the cleaning solution but I'm not understanding what it is that I need to mix together. I've never tried anything other than what the doctors say, but that doesn't seem to be working very well. Please help me understand how I can get rid of this and make sure that it is no longer lingering about in my home."

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Isabel:

I'm not understanding what it is that I need to mix together.

I am assuming you want a cleaning solution for MRSA to be used on furniture and other places rather on people. Therefore,

Any alkaline solution where pH is between 10-12 would be ideal to kill the MRSA. Add this with Hydrogen peroxide 3% solution and most MRSA are killed. Norovirus (Norwalk virus) on most cruise ships don't get killed since they too relatively resistant to acid. You need to get on your rubber gloves upon application of course.

Now what is the simplest mixture for people and easiest to apply to be used on furniture, sofa, glass, etc.? Most detergents are of alkaline solutions anyway, which is good news since they usually fall within the range of pH 10 - 12. Since I live in a different country and used different brands of detergent, the only way to be sure whether it works or not is to get the pH meter or a litmus paper. However most laundry detergents, at least mine anyway has a pH of 10.1 so adding H2O2 to get a 1% concentration should make a helpful application for killing the MRSA in the house to prevent reinfection. To be a bit more specific, you can use a rough guide of just buying one bottle 3% H2O2 and add 2 more bottles of water and put in a laundry detergent enough to dissolve most of it. Then use this to kill the MRSA that is hidden in furniture and other places.

Please help me understand how I can get rid of this and make sure that it is no longer lingering about in my home.

What is no longer lingering? The chemical or the MRSA? The chemical if it lingers will continue the killing of MRSA until it is no longer there. The downside is too much of any chemical is not good. So you will have to rinse after applying the antiseptic solution."

Is Potassium Chloride Solution for Internal Use or External

09/07/2006: Jan from Lowell, MA: "I would like to ask Ted from Thailand if the Potassium Chloride solutions that he gives for MRSA are for internal use or for external. Also, I am going to get a container of 100% PC. How does one make it into a 20 or 15 percent solution?? I am very anxious about this as both my sons have bad cases of this and the four courses of antibiotics have not worked."

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Potassium Chloride is NOT going to work because its pH is only 7. You need an alkaline form. Try Baking soda as a substitute instead, it is a weaker version but works too.

How does one make it into a 20 or 15 percent solution??

For baking soda, in you can just add as much baking soda until it can no longer dissolve itself in the solution. This is easier for you without the math. Again, I would much prefer a stronger alkaline solution but this will do."

Looking for Natural Ways to Bring Micro Abscesses Down

07/24/2006: Rhonda from Montreal, Quebec Canada: "i am looking for a natural way to bring the micro abscesses down. we have had alot of rain this season also. much more than usual it seems. was sick for about two weeks before with what felt like a sore throat. i treated with cider vinegar and bee polis gargle, but kept reoccurring. became acute. I had an emergency treatment of antibiotics at the hospital, which relieved swelling of the throat."

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Rhonda: Yes, I have some possible remedies for abscesses and boils, and will see to putting up some info on this when I have the time as I have to review them as to which ones are the best remedies. Currently the treatment for boils and abscesses are taking chelated chromium and zinc acetate, and possibly developing some washing lotion made of copper chloride, zinc chloride, and possibly sodium perborate monohydrate.

Often abscesses and boils are triggered by eating too much sugar, fats (hydrogenated vegetable oils and fats in general), and a suppressed immune system, often triggered by hypothyroidism. You can treat generally by controlling sugar, avoid fried foods, and eating kelp and seaweed.

The best emergency cure is zinc acetate, fulvic acid 2 teaspoon of 1-3%, will quicken or protect against getting getting sore throat. A very nice cure of sore throat is currently sea salt mixed with a potassium carbonate. It will generally work better than apple cider vinegar since both a staph and strep bacteria are generally resistant to acid, but not a relatively strong alkaline and a high salinity solution."

Help Needed

06/28/2006: Marcie from Sturgis, MI: "I have a family of 9 people and was running a successful group daycare of 12 children until we got MRSA. The state of michigan shut my daycare down until we are released by a doctor that no one in the family has been contagious for awhile. Here is the problem we cant get rid of it. It keeps coming back. my daughter was the first to get it about 4 months ago and now we still have it going from family member to family member. We have used bleach on everything. I have even bleached my carpets!!!! We use rubber gloves to treat sores and intense hand washing, cleaning everything in hot hot water. nothing is working. Can you help. We are trying to become a family that uses all natural cures (we recently bought Kevin Trudeau's book)"

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Marcie: I am assuming MRSA is methicillin resistant staphyloccocus aureus. This staphyloccus is a well known to be acid resistant. This includes glutaldehydes, formaldehyde, bleach (yes they are acid), and many other common antiseptics. I also suspect that the Norwalk viruses found in many cruise ships is acid resistant, which is why they are having problems controlling them - of course this uses another formula altogether.

More than 99% of all antiseptics in U.S. including hospitals (I think they did it intentionally) are really acid in nature. To be honest with you, I too was stupid enough to use this also. And for some reason or another a large majority of all antiseptic aromatherapy oils are also acid in nature. This includes Earth Clinic's popular remedy apple cider vinegar! ACV IS NOT going to work in killing any MRSA!

The best form of antibiotic/antiseptic is actually an alkaline form of medicine and antiseptic. It has worked very well with me. The problem is that this little bug is acid resistant and bleach does not have a lasting effect in killing them.

The solution is really simple, their weakness is alkaline.

You need to prepare an alkaline antiseptic, the ones I personally use is a potassium carbonate, whose alkalinity is fairly mild and sometimes they add this in supplements such as microhydrin. I will give you three possible formulas for you to try over. They all should work very well, but due to budget constraints prevents me to know which ones worked the best:

1. Simple 20% potassium carbonate solution used as cleaning and killing off MRSA.

2. For baths (of children) a weaker form perhaps a 10% potassium carbonate is used.

3. More advanced formulation in killing it is to add sea salt 5%-10% plus 15% potassium carbonate solution.

4. If you are desperate enough an even more powerful one is, of course, is a 1% H2O2 solution, plus 15% potassium carbonate, plus 5% sea salt.

I live in Bangkok and I may have a far different strains of MRSA then you, but I imagine generally that staphyloccus are acid resistant (with weakness in alkalinity), and if it works for you or they don't work, please give me a feedback. As I have many OTHER more powerful formulas I have under my sleeves.

If I give you anymore suggestions, it may just confuse you. Just see how the above works and if you have any problems, I would be most happy to provide you with more solutions. If the above doesn't seem to work (they should disappear miraculously ALMOST overnight), then your problem may have to do with the nanoinsects. In that case, adding borax to the formula should solve the other problems. Of course there are other causes such as mycoplasma, fungus, etc., requiring different formulas, but these are the main issues. "

08/27/2008: Jen from Savannah, GA replies: "clorox aka bleach is actually very alkaline, not acidic. clorox/bleach has ph in 11-12 range. 1 capful of bleach in bath water once a week is regimen used by many physicians/healthcare workers to prevent contracting mrsa!"
11/25/2011: Max32 from Dallas, Tx replies: "A little confused reading through all of this.... Dealing with mrsa and looking for best option in terms of solutions for:

A. Topical treatment to get rid of skin boils
B. A spray to apply to all surfaces in house (countertops, leather, cloth, etc...)

Can everything needed be purchased at a basic drug store like a walgreens? Also, as to the household cleaner, should you immediately wipe down materials or let sit? Sorry with these basic questions, just having hard time following...."

Carbohydrate Trigger?

Carolyn : "Dearest Ted: Thank you so much for clarifying this matter. I do put a bit of iodine on any suspicious area after gently rubbing in some sea salt. I have two strains of MRSA, the first one was the "spider bites" looking one and I stupidly thought it was caused by spiders. Since it took 8 solid months to get rid of the sores using triple antibiotic cream, I studied on the net and figured out it was staph. At that time I had never heard of MRSA. Then, here came to my house a man to thank me for helping his wife get some docs off the net. HE did not reveal that he has a huge open wound on his back that refuses to heal and which he got during a long hospital stay. He shook my hand, used my bathroom and towel. Two days later, I had monstruous boils on my face. Again I jumped on the net to see what it could possibly be and I found earthclinic and the answers. You literally have saved my life, because if you had not put your information on earthclinic, I would have gone to a hospital and only gotten much worse. Instead, THANKS ONLY TO YOU and earthclinic, I am able to keep my condition under a very tight control with NO antibiotics at all. I never had any IV. I want you please to know that I believe I owe my life to you. The fact that I have quality of life and can continue to enjoy living is due to you. I do sell an e-book on eBay for $5.95 in which I tell people how I control my own MRSA condition. It is not a big seller, but the people who have purchased it are very happy with the information. I call it: "How I get rid of MRSA staph boils". There is a money back guarantee, but no one has requested it so far. I learn from pure trial and error. You are a scientist, and I am not, but my body teaches me if I make a mistake. It is like having an alien living inside me, I must always be on guard NOT to feed the alien, because it will surge up and try to kill me."

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Carolyn: There are many nitty gritty details to treatment of MRSA and staph. However, I really also have to thank the website owner of earthclinic, for even allowing me to post anything! She's been very patient with me over the years and without her support of me putting posting all kinds of information, most of the people who visited earthclinic would not have had this chance also."
10/06/2010: Denise from Sacto, Calif replies: "A lady on you tube had mrsa real bad on face, , , antibiotics did not work , , , an her dermatologist hinted to her to use chlorhexidine 0.5% in ethanol 70% with red tint and it cleared up the infection when all else. Failed. Be very careful use small test area, do not inhale"
11/21/2012: Melody from Charlotte, Nc replies: "Not sure if Ted still replies here or not but I am wanting to know what could help MRSA in my eye inner eyelid area. I have been struggling with this for 6 months. I have been on courses of antibiotics such as doxy, minocycline and clindamyocin. I had the test done to see which antibiotics it was resistant and which ones it supposedly responded to. These are the ones it supposedly responded to but has only diminished it from occuring as frequently and as severe. I have been using Colloidal silver in my eye about 3 to 4 times a day. I was hoping that would keep it at bay. There are not many things you can put in your eye and I am allergic to sulfur. So please if you know what I can put in my eye to get rid of the MRSA it would be helpful. Obviously the antibiotics are not working enough to get rid of it. I am also planning to take Magnesium and to try and PH out my body (water and baking soda) but I find some directions confusing as I have a disability of autism spectrum disorder. any help would be great."


 

 

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