Last Modified on Apr 07, 2016
A progressive infection, MRSA requires directive treatment that involves eliminating infection and supporting healing of the body. Natural treatment options are best for preventing spread of the infection and further complications. Natural supplements are effective treatments to support healing and balance the nutrients in the body at the same time.
What is MRSA?
Otherwise known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas infection, MRSA is an infection caused by a specific strain of staph bacteria that has become resistant to typical antibiotics. A MRSA infection typically begins as a small red pimple-like bump that turns into a deep, painful abscess. After initial infection, the staph bacteria may burrow deep into the body and cause additional, even life-threatening issues. While staph infection can often be avoided with appropriate hygiene, certain risk factors exacerbate the likelihood of developing infection.
Natural Cures for Staph Infection
A particularly worrisome condition, MRSA requires intensive treatment that eliminates the cause of infection as well as disease in the body. Natural treatments including turmeric, garlic and manuka honey treats both the cause of infection as well as the symptoms of the condition. Keeping the affected area clean and dry is also important for treating a staph infection.
A natural spice, turmeric is a powerful health supplement from India. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic compound that delivers healing ingredients to the site of a MRSA infection. Taken orally, turmeric relieves pain and eradicates infection. Turmeric has helped hundreds of people heal from MRSA boils as reported on Earth Clinic.
Another herbal remedy, garlic is an effective treatment for MRSA. A natural enzyme, garlic balances pH and serves as an antibiotic component. The natural properties of garlic attack infection cells while maintaining health of other healthy cells.
While sticky, manuka honey is an effective treatment for MRSA. Applied to the site of the infection, the honey works to pull infection out of the body. Additionally, raw manuka honey is full of vitamins and minerals and heals the infection site as it removes infection.
MRSA is one of the most concerning staph infections experienced today. Effective treatment, however, safely heals the condition and prevents spread of infection.
Remedies for MRSA
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Ted Can You Hear ME? I am desperate, please Help! I caught a Staph Infection on my thigh, took Cipro and 5 months later 2 boils showed up on my labia and in my groin near the perineum. I went to my GYNO who did a pap and came out positive for MSRA in the Vagina. I don't know how I got it, but the boils continue to show up in the outter area especially the labia. I've tried turmeric, colloidal silver, garlic and these did not help. I read on Earthclinic about acai berry. After drinking the acai berry juice the boils disappeared almost immediately the next day and also Milk of Magnesia applied helped them go down, but when I stop drinking acai berry, the boils come back. I have been drinking acai for 3 months just so the boils don't come back. But, how do I permanently cure the MRSA in the vagina? Is there a topical that I can soak in a tampon and insert in vagina to kill it on the inside, such as H202 or Milk of Magnesia or Baking Soda solution or even soaking a tampon in acai berry and inserting it? I need a topical solution to go inside, is this possible without doing any harm to myself? I believe in everything you say about Alkilinity. But what to do for MRSA inside your CANAL?? Please HELP ME, because No Doctors around here can! I know you can HELP, PLEASE!!!
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Posted by Jennifer (east haven, CT) on 07/21/2008
I gave birth to my son in 1/2007 and contracted mrsa in my blood and almost died. My son also contracted mrsa a few days after his birth on his skin. My son and I were in the hospital for a month after his birth. I ended up getting 5 additional surgeries to the c-section. I was on a wound vac and vanco and batriband, minocyclin, batrim...I tried so many drugs and never felt right and the mrsa would always come back, I was on antibiotics and IV's for 7 months and nothing worked. I was getting so frustrated!
Then, I started looking at natural cures and tried many. Finally, I found something that worked. Acai berry juice, Aloe vera juice and Udo's Choice probiotics. Take 2 oz Acai berry juice with 1oz aloe juice in the am and then again in the pm. I started out taking 12 probiotics a day 3 in the am, pm, after dinner and before bed. The first few days my body flushed out - try to start doing this on a weekend or when you are not to busy bc you will be in the bathroom for at least a day. Do this regimen for 2 weeks, then lower the juices to 1 oz of each in the am and pm and slowly reduce the probiotics (12 to 11...). If the mrsa comes back add an extra probiotic (11 to 12). After everything I tried this was the only thing that worked for me! It has been a year that I have been doing this regimen, I still drink the juices and I am taking 6 probiotics a day.
Please let me know if this works for you, if you have any questions you can e-mail me at LJ6981@hotmail.com.
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Posted by Robert (Fife, Scotland) on 08/22/2008
after suffering for 7 years, with an abcess, below the groin, and having tried everything, it would always come back leaving me in agony,
i searched the internet for all sorts of treatments, rather than take anti biotics which turn my skin yellow. i stumbled upon a site called activated oxygen i phoned them up here in the uk, and bought a pot of activated oxygen gel. i can only describe this as a miracle, i am currently on my third pot of activated oxygen, my abcess which had 5 holes, is about 97% cleared up to date, and this is only applying it topically. I am not sure if you can post links but google it and you have all the info there, it's amazing stuff.
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Posted by Francisco (Dallas, Texas ) on 10/14/2011
I had the same problem with MRSA sometime ago and nothing would cure it, I even went to the hospital for about 3 days with heavy medication (Zyvox) and morphine, yeah, really, morphine for the pain. It was not until I found this great site that I tried the turmeric and organic apple cider vinegar to balance my ph. And it worked!!! I took the turmeric and the ACV for about 3 months though, I was decided to get rid of it. About two months ago (I did not have a sign of it, not even a pimple) I got a small boil, very small though, on my knee, but it went away rather quickly. This stuff works!
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Posted by Gina (Pines, fl, us) on 03/11/2009
Hi my name is Gina,
4 months ago my brother has lesions appear all over his arms and on his under arms. The lesions were painful and in about a week the lesions filled with pus. The pay was unbearable, then my mom got them under her arms. They both went to the doctor and had them popped, lanced and drained and were diagnosed with MRSA which mimicks a staph infection but is much worse as it is a disease. We were devastated. I never got them until 2 months ago I must of shaved dry and 4 bumps appeared under my arms. Point is it doesn't matter how clean you are anyone can get it. Some remedies that have helped me are ones that I've experimented with. I will no longer be a victim of this infection!
Baking soda is 99.9 effective guaranteed once u start to suspect the head of the boil. Mix a teaspoon of water with baking soda till it is like a paste and apply it all around the infected area! Leave it for 30 min. Then gently clean it with a clean light colored (white) towel.
Wear only white cotton shirts while the wound is draining; as dark colors may bleed and cause a spread. This also applies to other infected areas. For example, if there is a boil on your back or on your buttocks wear light clothing, shorts, t-shirt etc. As far as pain relief to be honest you need to make best friends with naproxen or Ibuprofen. Buy a bath puff sponge and when taking a warm shower wash the infected area and massage it with the scrubber. Do not stick needles in it as you can cause blood clots, trust me it happend twice to me.
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Posted by Elyne S on 03/01/2008
Just wanted to let you know that I have been having steady relief using honey, baking soda & a pinch of salt on my boils and tiny, pimply, bump-rash (associated with MRSA) by daily application with bandaids. Growing up we used baking soda-salt to extract poison from stings and bites. Hearing of the water-extraction capabilities of honey led me to add it to the formula with good success. This isn't an isolated remedy however because I've also been eating garlic sandwiches with herbs!
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Vancouver Island, Canada
Posted by Joshua (Waverly, OH) on 01/25/2007
I have been having outbreaks for about 3 years now. I've found that when the sores are at their worst a HOT(as tolerable!)bath in a tub full of clear water and 1/2 cup of Clorox for 20-30 minutes speeds up the healing process. Afterwards invest in Lysol-and lots of it! Wash and change bedding daily and spray everything you touch with Lysol. In about 10 days you can rid all surfaces in your' home, negating the spread of MRSA infection!
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Gilbert , Az
Posted by Pbird (Wa) on 06/30/2014
I spend all of 2013 fighting a MRSA infection of my lower leg that I caught in the hospital being treated for a spot of cellulitis. I was able to finally cure it with Bentonite clay which is largely magnesium. I thought this was neat because it had none of the drawbacks of antibiotic use.
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Posted by Twinkytoze (Sw Ontario) on 06/29/2015
Blue Light Frequency 405-475nm
Someone in health sciences told me it can take up to 36 months for MRSA to exit the system. I had an initial infection last August, and treated successfully for that, but at length and with a good deal of discomfort, using iodine, hydrogen peroxide, honey and turmeric.
While I was suffering, I read about the effectiveness of blue light in the visible frequency (non-ultraviolet) of 405-475nm on MRSA in vitro. I ordered a hand held light from a manufacturer on AliBaba. It arrived after the infection cleared.
However I had a chance recently to use it and it has been 100% effective. When I feel a boil beginning to sprout, when it is still just an itchy red bump, I hit it with 12 minutes of blue light.
In almost every case 12 minutes is enough, even if the boil has erupted. Itching and pain subsides, if there is a head forming it is cleared, and redness resolves within a couple of days.
Some are a little more stubborn and require more than a single 12-minute hit. I will hit a lesion two or three times - the worst one needed 5 hits, each one day apart.
Amazing - the lesion clears and when the skin finally resolves it eventually sloughs off to reveal the pit where the bacteria lived.
Have had a kind of a rash of these small boils since the warm weather started but everything is under control. If you need to find a blue light google "acne light" or "Blue light 405nm".
Posted by Rich (Boca Raton, Fl) on 12/05/2008
MRSA is apparently staph infected amoebas: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/02/060228085706.htm
Ted: In one topic, you said borax kills amoebas. Other natural insecticides are Selenium and Sulfer and Organo-phosphates and neo-nicotines(B vitamins?)
Seems like you use a lot of this stuff for many ailments. Perhaps Borax should be required in a staph treatment?
ps. How long does it take to kill an ameoba in a test tube with borax... and what concentrations?
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Posted by Jake (Chicago, IL) on 02/25/2008
For Amanda from Terre Haute, Indiana. I had something festering on my leg and think it may have been MRSA - from a workout room where my shins touched a piece of equipment. I immediately put cayenne powder on it and stopped the bleeding and it healed up over the next week with that one application. I think it might be worth a try to rub cayenne powder on it to see if that might not do it.
Posted by Smithsurfermom (Huntington Beach, Ca) on 07/08/2012
I love colloidal silver for sore throats but when they are accompanied by nose ulcers and that awful rawness at the very back of your nose where it meets your throat, I use virgin coconut oil on a Q-tip. I put it up my nose and also, after I spray the silver in my throat, I use a seperate Q-tip to apply to the back and top of my throat. Anywhere I can reach that feels raw and sore. It is immediately soothing (after the initial pain of touching that area and possibly gagging a little bit) and I sleep so much better and the raw soreness is so much better in the morning.
Posted by Chrystal (Apple Valley, California) on 02/10/2009
MRSA Experience--- We beat it!
On May 14th 2005, my 26 Yr old son noticed his thumb was getting very sore. No wound was visible. By Wed. the 19th, his whole hand was swolen and pulsing with pain. He went to a doctor and the doctor threw him into the hospital and they opperated that night. It was MRSA, and it was spreading from his thumb, through his palm towards his wrist. They took out a huge chunk of his thumb... about 1" square and 1/4th " deep, and ran tubes down towards his palm to try and squeeze out the rest.
I found out about it Saturday morning (the 21st) and called the hospital. They hadn't gotten all of it. He said they either had to take off his hand or he would die.
I told him to get out of there and get to my place as soon as he could. He took off with security after him!
I soaked his hand in 10 ppm Coloiodal Silver for an hour and we cleaned it out as best we could, then spread it with Bee Propolis and wrapped it up. I had him take 2oz of Coloidal Silver at 5ppm every hour and continued the daily soaking and 2oz every day. For good measure, I added 1 tsp food grade H2O2 per quart of water and had him take 4 oz of that every two hours and 2000 mg of good Vitamine C 5 times a day.
(Lets face it.. MRSA scared the s___ out of me. I was going to throw everything I could at it! I believed in the silver, but I was not going to take chances with my son's life!)
That first night he slept without pain for the first time in a week.
We continued the same treatment daily. By the 23rd, the hand swelling was gone and the thumb was already starting to fill in. It was still sore to the touch but no throbbing.
On Friday May 27th, the hole was less than half its width and very shallow. No swelling at all. A week later, he went to another doctor and the doctor refused to believe he had had MRSA or that he had the opperation any later than the 4th of May. He wrote it so in his report.
One week later he went back to the original doctor from the hospital, (the one that ordered his operation) and shocked him good. All that was left of the surgery was a small 1/4" scratch with a small band-aid on it.
Don't think he really believes what we did to cure it! My son was back to work fixing cars on June 10th. Absolutely no sign of the infection then or since!
NO bad infection can stand up to this kind of attack. Medicines may fail... but this won't!
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Posted by Amy (Austin, Texas) on 07/12/2007
When my gynecologist told me that my lesion was possibly MRSA since I had only a month before had a boil on my face, she said that after taking Bactrim for 10 days I should start putting Neosporin in my nose, if the MRSA infection was confirmed. I wanted to do something sooner, while still taking the Bactrim, and so researched and got some colloidal silver and put either drops or swabs of it in my nose 1-2 times a day for a week, as well as applying it to the wound with a swab. I read that it would not interfere with the antibiotics. The lesion had been lanced, and when I had my follow-up, I was healing very well. I have had no more boils yet. I can't say for sure that the colloidal silver did the trick, but from what I've read, it can be very effective with short term use (10 days or so) and if I get another boil, I will apply some directly right away.