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MRSA Cures

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.

Manuka Honey

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

Natural Cures

The Popularity of MRSA Remedies - Full List

Alphabetical Popularity Recent Post
Acai Berry02009-12-27
Acai Berry, Aloe, Probiotics22008-07-21
Activated Oxygen Gel12008-08-22
Apple Cider Vinegar12009-01-17
Apple Cider Vinegar, Turmeric12011-10-14
Baking Soda22009-03-11
Baking Soda, Salt, Honey12008-03-01
Baths With Bleach32007-01-25
Bentonite Clay12014-06-30
Blue Light Therapy12015-06-29
Colloidal Silver62012-07-08
Don't Use Soap12016-02-16
Eliminate Sugar, Take Acidophilus12010-04-10
Epsom Salt Baths and Oregano Oil12014-11-29
General Feedback32011-07-18
General Feedbaclk02011-11-04
Grape Seed Extract02011-02-05
Grapefruit Seed Extract42013-06-16
Grated Raw Potatoes12007-08-11
Holy Grail for Boil Care12006-08-05
Homeopathic Remedies12012-06-03
Honey and Turmeric22012-09-28
Hot Compresses, Oatmeal With Baking Soda12007-10-08
Hot Drinks02012-02-07
Hydrogen Peroxide12014-07-24
Hydrogen Peroxide and Witch Hazel With Tea Tree Oil12006-08-28
Iodine, Honey and Bactrim12014-11-03
Jojoba Oil, Essential Oils12013-12-19
Low-Carb Diet12011-02-22
Magnesium Oil12016-02-04
Manuka Honey82013-08-07
Manuka Honey, Alkaline Diet, Supplements12012-02-09
Manuka Honey, Turmeric12016-03-24
Master Cleanse12010-09-24
Medieval Remedy02015-04-06
Milk of Magnesia22014-09-12
MRSA, Antibiotic Allergic Reaction and Steroid-Induced Manic Episode12007-07-06
Multiple Remedies82015-08-13
Oregano Oil42014-01-09
Penetrating MRSA Biofilm02013-04-28
Pink Grapefruit02009-06-27
Probiotics, Acai12011-08-31
Raw Honey, Bleach, Supplements12009-07-30
Red Wine Vinegar and Garlic Tablets12007-03-17
Rubbing Alcohol or Acetone22015-06-22
Silver Gel22008-06-22
Sleep, Hibiclens, Tea Tree Oil, Echinacea, Neem, Veggies12008-03-09
Staph Warnings02007-11-13
Tea Tree Oil12011-05-26
Ted's Remedies02006-11-19
Turmeric and Manuka Honey12008-09-07
Turmeric and Raw Honey12012-05-21
Turmeric, Aloe22010-10-17
Turmeric, Dietary Changes12010-02-27
Turmeric, Grapefruit Seed Extract12011-04-07
Turmeric, Manuka, Tea Tree Oil, GSE12008-10-23
USA MRSA Epidemics02009-08-14
Vitamin C22008-01-27
Vitamin D22012-07-25
Yunnan Baiyao22012-02-21

Acai Berry  

Posted by Joyce (Dallas, Tx, USA) on 12/27/2009

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!!!

Replied by Ted Donate

Bangkok, Thailand

388 Posts
A milk of magnesia solution, mixed with 10% magnesium chloride powder, or magnesium oil should keep the pH within a good range that it doesn't get irritating. It may be used internally in the uterus area. Another one I used was 1/8 teaspoon per 2 liter bottle of water of potassium permanganate used as a wash for uterus. The normal mixture for potassium permanganate concentration is 1: 10000 concentration. 1/16 teaspoon potassium permanganate per 3 liter of water is the dose I used. Roughly speaking, 100 mg per liter is the standard concentration. In a teaspoon is equal to roughly 5000 mg. So 1/2 is 2500, 1/4 is 1240, 1/8 is 620, 1/16 is 310 mg. So the concentration is more suited for 3 liters here, but I prefer to make it slighly stronger then the 1:10000, but in general it's close enough. Most people I assume don't have a cheap digital weighing, so a standard teaspoon measure should be enough. The mixture after mixing can be used as an internal wash in uterus area. It is in general non irritating when the potassium permanganate is properly diluted here and may be used as frequently as required. As for the milk of magnesia this can be used too as a wash, but is in general drying, and hence some magnesium oil or magnesium chloride is added until the pH paper is a bit on the neutral side so it won't be too iriitating. There are other antiseptic solutions that is currently used in some studies the kill within less then a minute with MRSA when we used povidone-iodine (betadine) applied to the area infected, undiluted, of course. That's the remedy or part of the remedy that I used for genital herpes as well. The betadine may be diluted by 1/2 if it is too strong but I won't dilute it further as it is too weak. If it becomes non-irritating externally, I can used the same concentration internally too. Acai sometimes help but don't do it because sometimes they add other things to it which reduces it's effectiveness, is another possibility. Silver sulfadizine is another one they used, at 1%, but it's not easily available and I haven't tested that one yet, but i would likely used it for external application. Other things I found helpful against MRSA were benzalkonium chloride, copper sulfate solutions, caprylic acid and tea tree oil. The most interesting was the benzalkonium chloride roughly between 0.1% to 0.5% in any lotions, honey, or creams that can be applied. If of course, you can get benzalkonium chloride, you just mixed it yourself, or get some from drug stores that has the benzalkonium chloride at the concentration mentioned I found to be helpful too. The potassium permanganate solution at 1:10000 concentration can be used inside a canal, one of my friend used it to clean her uterus whenever there's an infection, itch and is used as a general antiseptic solution.

If the potassium permanganate solution at 1/16 teaspoon per 3 liters of water is too weak, i sometimes used 1/16 per 2 liter of water. Under both mixtures I don't find skin irritation for general use.

A preferred benzalkonium concentration I like is about 0.15% concentration, in case you want to be more exacting.

Again the concentration maybe increase/decrease depending on effectiveness versus the irritation to the skin it caused. Less irritating we may increase greater concentration for greater effectiveness.

Tea tree oil maybe irritating to some, not irritating to another, but if it is irritating we may dilute the mixture with appropriate oils such as coconut oil or olive oil.

I haven't quite experimented with a mixture of xylitol, or other polyol sugars mixed with the milk of magnesia, but I do know they prevent the bacteria from attaching itself to healthy skin, thus reducing the infection.

Acai Berry, Aloe, Probiotics  

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Posted by Jennifer (east haven, CT) on 07/21/2008
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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

Replied by Pat
Atlanta, GA
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Jennifer, this worked perfectly for me. It has been a month since I started this regimen and the MRSA has not returned. I altered you regimen a little, I only take 4 probiotics a day and I do not drink the aloe vera juice. I do indeed drink the Acai Berry and it has even helped me to lose weight. I got both the Acai Berry and Probiotics at Whole Foods. This regimen has helped my Staph and helping me to control my weight. I recommend everyone to try this regimen, its easier to do and no side affects to your body. Great Post Jennifer, thank you.

Replied by Worried
Columbus, Usa
Since you started this regime, how long have you been outbreak/infection free? Have you been tested to see if the MRSA is gone? I'm fairly new to this and am overwhelmed with being told 'there is nothing we can do'. Anything you have to offer as advice would be wonderful!
Replied by Regina
Houston, Tx
Is this still working for you? I have a girl in my day care who has it.
Replied by William
Oak Harbor, Wa.
Are you still mrsa free and what kind of probiotics are you using? I am at my last chance of keeping my leg. And I am sick of the pharmacy hipe. Please respond. Thank you
Replied by Om
Hope, Bc Canada
William Oak Harbor, Wa

If you will search on YouTube there are videos using Hemp Oil, Own Human Urine, to reverse gangrene successfully. I have come across them but have no notes.

Allopaths are eager to take limbs and organs when they don't know anything but natural medicine works wonders. Hang in there and keep your leg!

All the best, Namaste, Om

Replied by Lan
New England
I had a large, craterous, ulcerous, MRSA on my breast. Sick of reg Drs.- they haven't helped me in 10 years. I sought out a natural cure. I put DMSO creme on it then a band aid for a few hours. Then I put silver gel on it. contains real silver, also the band aid for a few hours, then I put tea tree oil and neosporin on it and a bandaid for a few hours. The next morning I exposed the area to bright direct sunlight (per my daughter's suggestion) The sunlight seemed to work the best- surprisingly! After 15 minutes of exposure it was 50% less redness around it. I did this every day and in a week and a half it was completely cleared up! I cannot take credit for the ointments protocol, I found that on a review on amazon. I think modern medicine is ridiculous in that we have to find our own remedies, whatever they gave me gave me bad side effects without helping the problem!

Activated Oxygen Gel  

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Posted by Robert (Fife, Scotland) on 08/22/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Tchavarria
Phoenix, Arizona
Where do you buy the activated oxygen gel?
Replied by Veep
There is a gel called spencer's gel in the US. Maybe it's the same thing.
Replied by Veep
Chicago, US
I was looking for activated oxygen gel and there is something called ozonated olive oil's a salve. Just plug that in ebay.

Apple Cider Vinegar  

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Posted by Jamey (Kaufman, Texas) on 01/17/2009
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I FIRMLY belive in the ACV for MRSA 1 teaspoon in a bottle of water 2 times a day has kept it at bay ACV applied directly to affected area also is very helpful.

Replied by Contessa
Vancouver, Bc
Replied by Sherri
Charleston, Il - Illinois
I tried this before, even the good kind with the "mother" of vinegar in the bottle, and it didn't do a thing for my staph infection. I had MRSA on my scalp and lost about half of my hair in big clumps because of it. It could have been because I had it so badly. I was put on antibiotics for three months of doxycycline as well as clindamycin phosphate solution to put on the areas. It took a year for all of the lesions to disappear.

One thing that the ACV did do was to help with the incredible itching that I had.... it did soothe that.

Today I find myself two years later with this crap again, only this time it is on my skin and not my scalp. Taking notes here from what I am reading and going to try a few things. I already have lavender and neem oils to use on it and have ordered some activated oxygen, tissue salts, and some acai berry capsules. Wish me luck... And good luck to you with your ACV... I am glad that it works for you! Speaking of this, I will try some for the itching I have as it really does help with this.

Replied by Krissie
Springfield, Il
Where did you find the activated oxygen at? I've been unable to find it in the US. I'm in Illinois too and have you had any success with what you ordered? Thanks.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Turmeric  

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Posted by Francisco (Dallas, Texas ) on 10/14/2011
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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!

Replied by Lisalou
Kihei, Hawaii
05/20/2014 do you take the turmeric and ACV? Orally and topically? Porportions to mix up and how many times a day do you drink? it? and do you still take it still today? Everyday? Mahalo.

Baking Soda  

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Posted by Gina (Pines, fl, us) on 03/11/2009
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Kay
Destin, Fl
5 out of 5 stars

I made a paste of Baking soda and Muprocin for boils in areas I couldn't bandage (scalp); it worked incredibly well to partially drain the boils overnight, and none have spread. The next morning, being in a hurry, I just squirted the muprocin on my finger and dipped it in the baking soda, then applied it to the sore, it stings but it's drying them up really fast. I'll continue this (and washing the area, and nose and ears in Hibicleanse) for a few more days to make sure it's eradicated. I swear I can feel the germs runnning for cover into my ears, so I am drowning them/ears in hydrogen peroxide between my baths.

Baking Soda, Salt, Honey  

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Posted by Elyne S on 03/01/2008
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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!

Replied by Nicole
San Francisco, CA
5 out of 5 stars

thank you for this 1 1/2 year old has been treated by doctors in the past for mrsa, this time when she got a boil (size of a golf ball) on her belly, i didnt take her to the doctors, instead i give her two 30-40 min warm baths a day, and then i waited until it came to a head, after it started to drain i put a tablespoon of baking soda and mixed it with a little water at a time until a got a nice paste, (baby didn't mind) covered it with gaze and tape. the baking soda helped drain it a lot. once the boil was down about three days later and turned into a big big crater, i stopped the baking soda and started using honey, overnight, it looked so much better its almost gone, baking soda/honey help my baby girl fight off that nasty bug works!!! and its not painful for baby.

Replied by Bonnie
Laurel, MD
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Worked Temporarily:
I have been battling with MRSA for almost a year now and am really frustrated. I have tried the baking soda and vinegar which help expedite the healing of the boil but didn't prevent me from getting them. I notice that you mention the use of honey. Is this regular honey from the grocery store or is this raw honey from the healthfood store?

Replied by Samantha
Wendell, North Carolina
Manuka Honey is what I use on me and my kids. Its at least $36 a small 12oz jar at Whole Foods but it works wonders on so many things. Hope that helps
Replied by Viresident
Vancouver Island, Canada
I have been with this bacteria for years, it was misdiagnosed until about 2 months ago. I have been getting great results with baking soda and salt paste. I pour it on, leave it on for hours, and just splash it off (I try to never touch the area as it always spreads)

Everything else, including numerous antibiotic prescriptions both topical and oral haven't helped. In my husband's words "they just made it look horrible. " It really does just get worse. This has been a nightmare and a learning curve. I'm highly allergic to penicillin now after a life threatening reaction resulting in swollen throat and tongue after several consecutive cycles at double strength cloxacillin.

I've made lifestyle changes such as eating alkaline/vegan and it seems to be helping (for one month so far). My doctor keeps telling me to do things, such as stop treating the area once the boils are gone, but it always comes back, so I am going to continue this process until it is gone from all the layers, as it seems to be down very deep.

Unfortunately, it's mostly on my face and has left a few purple marks, which they say will fade over time.

I tried Manuka Active honey as a topical and it made things worse. I thought perhaps I'll try it again over night, and it not only made the area red and inflamed, it cause it to spread quickly.

I have also been using Milk of Magnesia as a topical for a couple weeks, and it works WONDERS on the boils, dries them right up. I use Phillips brand with peppermint oil. If you apply a thin layer it will soak right in. A thicker layer leaves a white film. I haven't been washing it off unless I have to go out, because again if I touch it, it's very sensitive and starts to spread.

Interally I take turmeric 1tsp 3x / day, tissue salts (12 combination), baking soda water with lemon or lime (to alkalize), vitamins and minerals, milk thistle, acidophilus, and lately acai (too expensive to get the pure stuff and doesn't seem to be doing too much), but definitely lots of GSE both in liquid and capsules (too drying for topically right on my skin even diulted).

I'm on the home stretch :) Can't wait to be reposting to say I'm completely cured! Although that might be some time as it's been with me for 3 years and is very deep in the skin.

Baths With Bleach  

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Posted by Joshua (Waverly, OH) on 01/25/2007
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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!

Replied by Dr. Health
Vancouver, Washington
1 out of 5 stars

Bleach? That's the craziest advice I have ever heard. I hope nobody takes this advice!

Replied by JLynn
Arlington, Tx
I don't know about bathing with bleach but I do know that whenever I have had problems with re occurring boils adding bleach to my laundry, all delicates, it seems to help with the boils not coming back.
Replied by Jamila
Springfield, Va
5 out of 5 stars

My daughter was diagnosed with recurring MRSA and one of the remedies both her doctor and her nurse recommended was adding bleach to her baths twice a week. They did not say anything about treating the boils, but it is supposed to prevent future colonization of MRSA when used in conjunction with an antibiotic regimine, daily disinfection of household surfaces, and daily laundering of bed clothes with bleach. I have read that bleach baths are also a great treatment for eczema, which my daughter also has.

Replied by Carri
Greenville, SC
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Bathing in bleach CLOROX brand ONLY!!! And ONLY the plain kind, not gel or anything scented, is a very good flush for your body. To "Dr Health" Are you a naturalist or at all familiar with holistic and natural remedies? This is a commonly used remedy to pull heavy metals from your body (among MANY other things). Mix one half cup plain Clorox brand bleach to your bath tub and fill to the level of your belly button when sitting. You can soak in the tub for 50-60 minutes for heavy metal reduction. If you think about all the horrible chemicals that are in your water anyway a little bleach is not going to hurt you, and actually probably nullifies some of the harmful chemicals. Don't knock it til you try it! I've done it for years to help with heavy metals (I fell so much better, by the way) and had no clue about the connection to healing boils, but am happy to know of it.

Replied by Mark
Charlottesville, VA
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I would be very careful about using bleach on skin.

Bleach damages tissue and can make it more susceptible to disease. For example, washing syringes used by IV drug users as was suggested for many years with bleach makes one more susceptible to HIV (plain soapy water works better).

It is well known that bleach can damage skin (see MSDS). In the event of "serios skin contact" with bleach it is recommended that you wash with a disinfectant soap and use an anti-bacterial cream. In other words, exposure to bleach can make you more prone to infection. 10:1 dilutions or 100:1 might be better tolerated.

By the same token, Nonoxynol-9 was shown to kill HIV in-vitro but in-vivo it was found it could do more harm than good due to tissue damage - after years of use by consumers.

Alcohols and hydrogen peroxide may cause tissue damage in some cases, particularly on mucous membranes. Alcohol gels at least contain things to make them easier on the skin and appear to be ok to use.

Sterile Manuka honey looks worth checking out. Wounds reportedly heal in about half the time compared to most modern treatments and it has been shown to be helpful on MRSA. Some pre-prepared manuka honey dressings have been FDA approved (but are expensive). But beware of diluted preparations. Pure sterile manuka honey can be imported in 500g jars and 25g-80g tubes of sterile manuka honey can be purchased in the US. Not all varieties of Manuka honey contain the same amount (or any significant amount) of the active ingredient that makes manuka honey more effective - it depends on the variety of manuka the bees feed on. Even plain honey has a very long history (8000 years) of being used as a wound dressing, though largely forgotten today with the aggressive marketing of commercial products. However, non-sterile honey may contain Closridia or other disease causing factors.

Tea tree oil is known to kill MRSA but if it is diluted too much it not only doesn't kill but breeds tea tree and antibiotic resistant strains quickly.
Dilute Benzalkonium chloride also breeds resistant strains. I have heard triclosan has the same problem but the research on that appears a little questionable.

Oregano oil appears to be a potent MRSA killer.

From personal experience, a water based gel lubricant (KY jelly/Surgilube/etc) is very helpful for fungal infections (better than more expensive anti-fungals). It helps moisturize (without promoting growth due to moisture) and heal the skin and the preservative used, chlorhexidine gluconate, is effective in very low concentrations against candida. However, the concentration is much lower than in chlorhexidine gluconate surgical scrubs such as hibiclens. Thus the suggestion to use tea tree oil in KY seems promising, though the tea tree oil concentration should be at least 5% (but not too much higher). Adding neem oil and oregano oil would be worth investigating. But the combinations haven't been clinically tested.

Strong disinfectants may do more harm than good due to tissue damage. Diluted disinfectants breed resistance. Whatever doesn't kill the bugs makes them stronger.

When cleaning surfaces, reuse of a wipe on more than one surface, and use of non-disposable mops, rags, etc. can spread MRSA.

I don't have MRSA (I hope) but my housemate is suffering from a post-operative MRSA infection.

Replied by Carrieanne229
My pediatrician actually prescribed bleach baths for my daughter who had a MRSA rash on her bottom. 1/4 cup to a tub full every other day for a week, every three days for a week, all the way to once a week. It's no different than the chlorine in a pool.
Replied by Freebird
South Bend, In
The Mayo Clinic and the Center for Disease Control recommend this now, along with Manuka honey. 1/2 c bleach and two big handfuls of baking soda. Don't over do it. Every three days or so.
Replied by Joan
Bleach in bath water would be no different than swimming in a pool. What do you think is in a chlorine pool??
Replied by Landa
Navarre, Fl
That's funny. My son's pediatrician just suggested this to me last week. I had never heard of a bleach bath. She said to fill the tub with water and use a cup of bleach. She said he should soak for 15 minutes.
Replied by Linda
Gilbert , Az
I was actually told this by my son's pediatrician .

He has MRSA and she told me to give him a bath twice a week with about a tablespoon of bleach to a gallon of water to rid the skin of MRSA.

Bentonite Clay  

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Posted by Pbird (Wa) on 06/30/2014
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Cc
Los Angeles, California
Please....Please. Love your share of using Bentonite clay, but would you let us know HOW???? CC

Blue Light Therapy  

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Posted by Twinkytoze (Sw Ontario) on 06/29/2015
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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:

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?

Replied by Ted Donate

Bangkok, Thailand

388 Posts
Actually amoebas can manifest itself as a brain eating amoebas such as Naegleria fowleri, which enters through the nose and goes directly to the brain eating up the brain thus killing you. It's also amazingly resistant to heat, and can survive at 122 degrees Fahrenheit, low iodine and chlorine levels can't kill them easily, and many are now resistant against may forms of antibiotics. What is most interesting is some amoebas carry with them MRSA, it makes for a symbiotic existence. This also seems to occur even with viral cancer and fungus, as well as other symbiotic relationship that science barely studied. Anyway, there is some evidence that amoebas are most effectively killed with ozone better then chlorine.

"The ozone treatment is automatic and is supplemented with sodium hypochlorite and hydrochloric acid to a residual chlorine level of 0.5 ppm. Research has indicated that ozone treatment is more effective against amoebae than chlorine treatment. "


As to what is best to kill amoebas and MRSA, the answer is likely to be a mixture of iodine, sodium chlorite mixture, with milk of magnesia solution. The milk of magnesia is a magnesium hydroxide that kills MRSA directly, the iodine and sodium chlorite solution mixture is mostly geared to killing the amoebas. An alternative remedy is seen with the mixture of milk of magnesia (8% solution of magnesium hydroxide) in 1: 1 with hydrogen peroxide 3% solution, where peroxide is used to kill the amoebas, and the milk of magnesia to kill off the amoebas. The hydrogen peroxide is not compatible with sodium chlorite solution, but it's is compatible with an iodine solution, such as a 3% or 5% potassium iodide solution or perhaps sodium iodide.

As to the borax idea, I don't know about that one. That I haven't experimented. Although dehydration is essential to killing them and that's why milk of magnesia and hydrogen peroxide is used. They have a dehydration effect. A sea salt or salt is too painful.

What worries me is what happens if these amoebas enter our nose from infected swimming pools. Currently there is no cure for this and doctors are likely to try antibiotics which haven't quite worked out at all that I am aware of.


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Posted by Jake (Chicago, IL) on 02/25/2008
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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.

Colloidal Silver  

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Posted by Smithsurfermom (Huntington Beach, Ca) on 07/08/2012
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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
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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!

God Bless,

Replied by Desert Mom
Desert, Az
Okay. I truly believe in h2o2 35% food grade. So, what's the best way to treat mrsa with nose ulceration?

Originally, my twin sons and I contracted this when hospitalized at Phoenix's Good Samaritan/Banner Health and Phoenix Children's Neonatal Hospital. I was told, after about a week hospitalized, that: "How do you feel that you entered the hospital completely healthy except with risk of carrying multiples to now have staph?". Clueless, I said I felt okay at the time, I was just exhausted-who wouldn't be-3 months bed rest was a pain!

Well, all the rounds of antibiotics I was aware I had was one thing, to learn my babies had rounds as well (I found out by re-reading discharge papers) shocking. Yet, a year with challenging health issues with them as well as keeping up with our 8 year old...well, left me overwrought-flat out TKO'D (totally knocked out). To this day, from at least my nostril, I have ulceration. I had no I idea that it's eating at my brain-maybe explaining my brain fogs-I get seizures but don't use meds bc they seem to increase for some reason.

I noticed one son doesn't like crusty nose and picks @ his nose and I spray it with my nasal wash (2 1/2oz good water, 2T mineral salts 1 1/2 oz h2o2 food grade). I've stopped redness & bleeding in mine. Though he doesn't like me to, I squirt his as well as our ears.

What should I do?

Desert Mom

Replied by Eve K
Houston, Tx

I also have trouble with nasal ulcerations, though it has not been diagnosed as staph or anything else.... When these pop up (about twice per year), they are very stubborn.

What works for me----in the shower, I wash my face (and hence nose) with pure local raw honey (if you mix with water it is kind of lather-y and easy to wash off); twice a day, once after shower and once before bed, I use a saline rinse. A Neti pot is good but for convenience I use the one that comes prepackaged (the same brand makes a saline wound wash); lastly, take a cotton swab covered in antibiotic gel and swab it liberally in the nasal passage---coat the area really well.

The scabby nose clears up within a few days.

Replied by Erica
I just had a bout with MRSA in my nose and armpit. Doxycycline took about three days to take care of it and I will be on it for twenty more days. This is the third round in my armpits and I will be trying the milk of magnesia for this in the future.
Replied by Denae
How much is the max per day of 10ppm?

Posted by Amy (Austin, Texas) on 07/12/2007
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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.

Replied by Joe
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Posted to give hope to those who are suffering from MRSA and considering colloidal silver as a treatment...

In April 2015 my partner was infected with MRSA during an impacted wisdom tooth removal by a dentist in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Within 2 weeks the infection had produced “clusters” of abscesses all along the gum line, right where the dentist had gashed the gum with the extracted tooth during the procedure. The whole right side of the face had swollen and all the teeth along the right jaw were loosened. She described the pain as “shooting, ” with immense pressure and heat. There were times where the pain were so unbearable for her she'd lose all reason and logic and talk of suicide to end the pain.

The situation worsened over the following months, despite taking Clindamycin and Vancomycin consistently, nothing worked, instead it got much worse. In what seemed to be a violent reaction to the antibiotics, 2 abscesses freakishly changed direction. The one at the extraction site headed towards the inner ear, creating intense pressure and pain, forcing blood and infected tissue through to the ear canal. The other abscess, which was at the site of the gash on the gum line, turned downwards in direction to come to a head near the chin. At this point, the infection had developed into osteomyelitis, where fragments of jagged jaw bone started protruding from several areas. Each had to be painfully extracted.

After 8 months, we were nearing the point of losing all hope of saving her jaw as this thing continued to devour bone and muscle tissue. By this time, we were trying combinations of antibiotics and using essential oils and extracts in an attempt to broaden the spectrum. Made no difference. Doctors and dentists now suggesting invasive bone transplant.

Our luck turned around when a friend told us how colloidal silver cleared a MRSA infection in his knee, and that there were a group of people in Cambodia researching it. So with nothing left to lose, we managed to locate and make contact - and after hearing out our situation, they said they would be more than happy to send us some to try, at no charge.

The concentration of the CS given was 60 ppm. Given the gravity of the situation we decided to use it at this full strength. 250 ml FOUR TIMES PER DAY. Right on the hour, every 8 hours. Also continued to take antibiotic cocktail, to make sure.

On day 3: Health worsened dramatically. We were forewarned about this reaction. Complained of intense body aches and sweats. So something was happening… These symptoms lasted for 8 days.

On day 15: The nasty abscess on the chin had finally stopped discharging and showed signs of regeneration. Swelling of face reduced significantly. Gum tissue infection reduced as well. Teeth are no longer loose. Ear infection clear. RESULTS.

It was by day 23 that the infection totally cleared. We then reduced the daily amount to 250 ml ONCE PER DAY to help regenerate lost tissue, especially in the gum line where the jawbone had been exposed.

Right now, all that's left is a small scar with a slight indentation on the right side of the chin- a massive improvement from the big gaping hole that was once there for 8 MONTHS.

So this is a YEA for colloidal silver, in this case combined with antibiotics, against the most aggressive of staph infections. Another YEA for the kindness of strangers who, if it weren't for them, who knows what would've happened? The recovered patient now has an unshakable belief that the CS saved her life and not one person could ever convince her otherwise.

Almost forgot to name the other things patient had taken as well as the CS and antibiotics:

Essential oils: Lemongrass, Oregano, Frankincense, Clove, Tea Tree, Kampot Pepper

Spices: Clove, Turmeric, Garlic

Other: Ice and heat packs.

Will edit and update this list if I can recall anything else.

Peace everyone!