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Posted by Ursula (Lithonia, Ga) on 01/16/2009

[YEA]  Tumeric for MRSA infection:

I have a 16 year old daughter who gets these abscess on the back of her thighs and privates. Its terrible because its painful and she misses days of school. I didn't want to take her to the doctor for yet another round of antibiotics which I believe is the cause of this problem. I did some research on abscess and came accross the MRSA infection. This sounded like what was going on. I come to earth clinic for various things but when I saw the number of YEAs for the tumeric I was so relieved. I ran out (it was almost midnight and bought tumeric. I gave her some right away and have been giving more every 4 to six hours. We first noticed there was no more pain and she could sleep then the one abscess quickly rose to the top and drained and the one that was slowly swelling up quickly went down and is now draining quietly and painlessly. She did miss the entire week of school over this but we know what to do for next time. I also read here that many women say outbreaks came when their cycles began...she did start her cycle. So now we know the trigger. I've tried many remedies here with much success but I had to write about this one. Thank you earth clinic and all of you who share their stories.

Replied by Susan
Carmichael, California
Instead of taking tumeric capsules, buy tumeric in bulk at a health food store and take 1/2 teaspoon twice a day in a small glass of water. This will give you better results.

Posted by Anita (Jacksonville, Florida) on 01/10/2009

[YEA]  Two people in my family got MRSA. The rest of us took turmeric daily and never had a first occurrence of MRSA. We continue to take it daily.

Recently, A niece of mine had a very large and infected boil misdiagnosed as a spider bite. The doctor sliced off the top of the boil and the turmeric I had her take just before going to the doctor came gushing out of the boil. The doctor was amazed for some of the turmeric (orange-yellow) came out with the fluid. The wound healed quickly even though it had been sliced open. Turmeric is amazing!!

Posted by Gail (Sacramento, CA, USA) on 01/07/2009

Staph with Sporotrichosis:


My 11-yr old twin girls have had nodular and atopic eczema since they were two. Six months ago, they each received scratches from a blackberry bush on their legs. Soon thereafter, small red blisters began popping up near the scratch. Within a week, their legs were covered in pinkk-red bumps. Their Pediatrician put them on Prednizone for a week. But the suppression of their immune systems just made matters worse! Their usual numular eczema grew larger and spread as did the new red bump rash. We spent thousands of dollars on Naturopathics and "Eating for Your Type" doctors to absolutely NO avail! They gave up and sent us back to a Dermatologist who said the girls now have "staph." We've done a round of Bacterim, which helped somewhat, then Erythrocin which did nothing, now we're back to Bacterim again. I saw your site and read about Tumeric for staph. So I've been giving them Tumeric (250 mgs), Jarro-dophilus (3.5 mil),Omega 3-6-9 combo, Calcium/Magnesium (500/250 mgs) Colloidal Silver and fish Oil. Two Chinese doctors instructed me to remove ALL red meat, shellfish, dairy, peanuts & tropical fruit from their diet, which we've done. After showers, they also soak in a tub with various "remedies." But their thighs, buns & backs are still REALLY broken out. At night when one's cortisol/pain tolerance levels are lower, the intense itching and pain is SO bad it's pitiful! My normally very positive happy girls are sobbing! They only get sleepy after taking kids acetomenaphen and antihistamines. I've researched medical sites and found an infection called Sporotrichosis Schnecki that one gets from a scratch from a rose or berry bush. It also causes staph. No one at ANY nearby Lab seems to have a test for it. Is there ANYONE who has had something similar to this? If so, please tell me what you did to cure it? Also, anything for intense itching? We've already tried ACV, baking soda, Vit E, Virgin Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Honey, Oatmeal, popular creams, zinc Oxide, hydrocortizone & triamcinalone steriod creams (yuk!) and various baths. PLEASE HELP!!!

Replied by Dave
Brandon, MB Canada
I might be able to help Gail from Sacramento.I have a product called Udder Calyptus it is all natural with oils vitamins. I have a friend who was diagnosed with Pityiasis rosea and nothing the doctors recamended would stop the itching but the calyptus worked. I feel sorry for the two girls and i will send some at no cost. I do not want publicity if Gail could email me i will try to help. sincerely Dave.

EC: No email address was included!

Replied by CC
SLC, Utah
Aloe Vera skin gel & Tea Tree Oil antiseptic cream and Tea Tree Oil you can get these at Whole Foods also read my reply under children's remedies about TetraSilver-TetraOxide.

Posted by Margaret (South, USA) on 12/11/2008

[YEA]  Turmeric worked for me!! Thanks to all the feedback I am able to get on with my holidays! I would not have so readily tried it as I was a big skeptic. I have been suffering from reoccurring staph infections since the beginning of the year. They are incredibly painful and I tend to get flu like symptoms along with them. I have had one the top of my va jay jay (the size of a cocktail winnie), my rectum (thought it was hemorrhoid at first), behind my ear (the size of a silly puddy container), a sty in my eye and my latest which began on Monday on my vaginal opening swelling both on the outside and the inside this one is by far the worse. I woke up this morning and was barely able to move much less walk. It hurt just to roll over. I was in dire need of relief being so close to Christmas then I found this website. I knew the drill , based on the one behind my ear it was going to take a full week before it popped and then about 2 days to fully drain. How can I wait until Monday for it to pop I need to go shopping. I was desperate but did not allow myself to believe that the testaments would really work for me. But I went to whole foods immediately and bought the turmeric powder, garlic pills, lysine and probotics ( I'm prone to yeast infections and constipation which I read is a side effect of turmeric). I took the half glass of warm water with 2 tsps of turmeric powder and also applied a cotton pad with antibiotic pain relieving ointment mixed with turmeric powder. To be honest the boil was in such a tender spot that it was painful just to get the paste rubbed in good. I left it for two and half hours and then had to look because it was hurting every time I moved , even a cough hurt. I could not believe my eyes when I removed it, I saw the spot were it would open and it looked much further along than I expected. I took a sterile needle a barely scraped the spot which immediately began to drain. It so surprised me I was not prepared to collect the pus and I pray that I have not spread it somewhere else. In my past boils it was very painful to burst and then it took a few hours to actually really produce the puss. This was almost pain free. The majority of the puss came out right away. I am still in shock. I was able to put a band-aid with the neosporin and actually go shopping for about two hours. About 6 and half hours after my one and only dose of the internal and external treatment it was raring to drain some more. It is now mostly drained which I would have expected to have taken at least 24 more hours once it popped. I can go to bed and rest knowing that I will be able to function tomorrow, this has truly saved my Christmas. Thank You! to everyone who shared their story before me, it's the best present I could have ever gotten. Now I am on a hunt to stop the boils from ever starting -- Happy Holidays hope this will be beneficial for someone else.

Replied by Anniem
Hampton, Va
Tip for anyone take powder turmeric. I put some water in my mouth, tip my head back and drop in 1/2 tsp. of turmeric and chase it down with a little more water. Hardly taste it at all.

Posted by Rachel (Reinholds, PA) on 11/13/2008

[YEA]  Tumeric - for MRSA

Herbs to the Rescue! Tumeric does it again. Just like you said, in three days the PAINFUL eruptions were gone. That's right. It began to work immediately and in 3 days the whole thing was gone! Needless to say we were impressed Here is a tip for others. We put our tumeric into capsules since we did not like the taste of it in water. Took 3 capsules - 3x's daily. Cheap and effective!

Posted by Candace (Charlotte, North Carolina) on 08/31/2008

[YEA]  I came across this site about 3 months ago when I was desparately looking for a cure for the recurring MRSA boils I was encountering. I was first diagnoised with MRSA in November 2007. I had two boils on my each side of my bum. I had to them lanced and packed... I was not able to remove the core,soooo painful!! Then two weeks later I got another boil on the back of my thigh. I used Ithmacal to bring it to a head but never got the core out. I had two more bouts with this stuff. I used the Turmeric powder remedy mixed with honey as a drink 1st. I then purchased the 450mg capsules from Wal-mart. I also started drinking this natural tonic named Ya-Mon Woodroot tonic. It's made from all natural roots and herbs, You have to drink 1/4 cup daily and it doesn't taste the best but, I have not had any other boils come up since the 1st of May. So, I hope that this remedy will be helpful to someone! I know that the Earthclinic remedy has sure helped me. I am still drinking the tonic daily and taking the turmeric capsules...good luck!!

Posted by Robyn (Costa Mesa, CA) on 08/19/2008

[YEA]  I acquired mrsa staph just two months ago. I am allergic to most antibiotics and pain relievers. I had to go on two atibiotics and they caused me to get terribly sick in the stomach for days. I've always known the healing benefits of tumeric and use it on inflammations. But the doctors and the mrsa had me so scared I didn't do anything. After about two or so weeks I found this site which reminded me of the possibility for relief with tumeric. For my boils it was a tad too late but it certainly reduced the swelling. I had three boils on my face and much pain. I drank a whole glass of water with tumeric and agave nectar which REALLY helped speed my healing. I also began washing my face with tea tree oil soap, applying tea tree oil to my face afterwards and did my best to consume a glass of water with wild oregano oil. This help me tremendously after weeks of suffering!! I stayed on the anitbiotics the whole way. My son's girlfriend also has it and it helped her too. I continue to wash with tea tree oil soap and keep oregeno oil handy just in case. I also put tea tree oil in my nose. I always use tumeric in my cooking but I amped it up and have ever since used tumeric in nearly everything I eat.

Replied by Diane
New York, NY
I think the Tumeric is excellent as is the tea tree oil. HOWEVER, I suggest NOT putting Tea tree oil in your nose. The nose is too sensitive and tea tree oil is very strong and can burn the nasal passage.

I put tea tree oil right onto the postules (for lack of another word) and bought the soap. Tumeric doesn't burn, but it stains so you've got to be careful with the open powder. Capsules are probably better.

Posted by Matt (Rochester, NY) on 08/18/2008

[YEA]  I have been dealing with MRSA since last fall and have been on four different antibiotics since then. While I take the meds, the boils go away, but as soon as the meds are gone, the boils return. I began taking tumeric this past Saturday and what a wonder! The three boils I have are nearly gone, and no new ones have shown their ugly faces. Tumeric may not be a cure for MRSA, but apparently, neither are antibiotics. If Tumeric will keep the boils away, at 2.99 per 14/oz. bag, it's well worth it!

Posted by Sara (Calgary, Canada) on 07/31/2008

[YEA]  Tumeric cured my boils

Last summer I got what I knew was a boil but I had no idea about MRSA or the severity of what they can become. It was on the back of my upper thigh and became so painful I couldn't sit and could hardly drive. Finally went to the Dr who froze the area with needles (the WORST pain ever) and she scraped it all out, bandaged it and gave me antibiotics. A few weeks later I was contacted and informed I had MRSA, which was a little scary. I immediately went to the web to research and found this site. I started getting another one a bit after that, went and got the tumeric capsuls at Walgreens. Took them 2X before bed and next day was almost gone and no pain. The day after, it was gone. Since then I always take it at the first sign and I've never had a reoccurance. This is truly the cure for this, and I am not one for a lot of herbal remedies. It really does work.

Posted by Ashley (Port Saint Lucie, FL) on 07/22/2008

[YEA]  A combination of Turmeric, MANUKA HONEY, and a change of diet helped with my MRSA. I follow the Body Ecology Diet, which I didnt see mentioned anywhere on this site. It really changed my life as well as how often I get MRSA. I used to get at least 3-5 new boils a DAY, heavily concentrated on my bottom. They would all swell up to the size of golf balls and I would be unable to drive, walk, or wear any form of shorts of pants. After doing lots of research, I found that my diet was wrong. I cut ALL SUGARS (including fruit) for 3 weeks. I properly combine my foods (no proteins and starches in the same meal). Now that my body isn't spending HOURS digesting, it is actually working to heal and fight the MRSA. I now get a new boil about three times a month, which I will stop IMMEDIATELY with MANUKA honey. I put the honey on a bandaid and cover it overnight. I cant tell you how much pain manuka honey has saved me. You can FEEL it working (it tingles and gets itchy or tingly sometimes) it literally feels like it's going inside the boil and killing it. By the next morning, the boil is flat and defeated. The key is to apply the honey AS SOON AS YOU CATCH THE BOIL, in it's infant stages of looking like a pimple. Manuka honey still works even after it gets big, but it will be painful as all boils are when they get bigger. The honey will draw out the pus and keep the boil open until it is drained all the way. Keep applying honey until the boil closes on its own (heals shut after it is fully drained). My problem with getting so many boils was I was not keeping them covered THE WHOLE WAY THROUGH. I take turmeric twice a day, every day. I hope this helps someone changed my life and my boyfriends life. It made MRSA more manageable and way easier to deal with. I can live a normal life and not be confined to bed for days at a time now. The boils will never stop coming, that is a fact of MRSA, but what we can do is FIGHT at the first signs of a boil and end it RIGHT THEN AND THERE.

Posted by Tres (Sarasota, US) on 07/16/2008

[YEA]  I had been diagnosed with mrsa in 3/08 after many ,many trips to the dr office/er for boils no one ever told me I had mrsa I even went to a infectious disease dr for one on my hairline that would not go away she never told me -( 2 1/2 years ago )that it was mrsa-so I had no idea
that i could spread or reinfect myself!I was on heavy duty antibiotics cipro and others for ear surgery and infertlity over the last 3-4 years I have no idea how I picked this up but have a feeling the antibiotics didnt help matters always finished each prescription fully!

This march had a spot on belly started out as a small itchy bump and quicly ballooned into a huge deep sore- cultured came back heavily infected with mrsa resistant to cipro and most other antibiotics Was put on cubicin 2 weeks i.v-very expensive with good insurance 1200.00
cleared it up but here i am 3 months later with another one starting 3 inches from the last- I found this site and started taking turmeric by mouth 450 mg 2x a day and also turmeric powder mixed w/tea tree oil right directly onto the spot of skin within 4-5 days the spot is filled in and healing quite nicely -I am thrilled that I dont have to go through having an i.v stuck in my arm for another 2 weeks! Fantastic Stuff its a miracle! Thankyou to everyone who contributed their comments-hope everyone can heal!

Posted by Aster (Vancouver Island, Canada ) on 07/07/2008

[YEA]  Staph infection-- tumeric, poultice (sea salt, baking soda, and oatmeal), crush raw garlic

About a year ago, I contracted community acquired MRSA while working in the health-care field. My doctor said I was colonized and there wasn't much to do to treat it-- except to manage the symptoms with antibiotics. I went the antibiotic route at first, but over all, they are not effective, and I also feel that they should be reserved only for emergencies.

I have had half a dozen outbreaks since then. A number healed on their own, but some did not, and required lancing and antibiotics.

This recent outbreak, I am determined to not resort to conventional medicine unless the infection persists and causes systemic infection.

I decided to try the turmeric capsules suggested on this site after two days of unsuccessfully treating the growing infection with antibiotic ointment (fusidic acid). I took two 300 mg capsules and within two hours, the infection hurt much less, and the burning was gone. Turmeric definitely has anti-inflammatory properties.

I have been taking the capsules for two days now. The infection is not spreading anymore, and it has not formed a head. It is smaller.

I also made a poultice of equal parts sea salt/baking soda/ oatmeal and let it dry on the infection. I have been doing this three a day. Using this treatment has a dramatic effect: the lesion becomes smaller after every application.

Tonight, I thought I'd see if crushed garlic helped. I applied a clove (after crushing and waiting ten minutes) directly to the infection for five minutes. Warning: this burns quite a bit. However, it only burns where the infection is. Test the garlic on the inside of your arm first to make sure you are not sensitive to it, and be aware, crush raw garlic will burn you if left on your skin too long.

Resist the urge to lance or apply pressure to your own boils. This will only make them worse, as I have learned from experience. I also find heat compresses to be a terrible treatment, and they have only ever led to the infection spreading.

I am having excellent results from the turmeric and poultice treatments. Antibiotics never get rid of the boils, anyway. I will update but as for now, the infection is receding.

Replied by Aster
Vancouver Island, Canada
The infection is nearly gone!

I wanted to share, as well, that I have very bad seasonal allergies requiring daily anti-histamine treatment, plus eye drops and nasal spray. As a side effect of taking the turmeric capsules (I must assume as nothing else has changed), I do not have allergies today. It is very hot and dry and I was in the garden for hours today... it is the height of allergy season. I realized I had not taken anti-histamines for two days but have no allergies. I really didn't expect that!!!!

Posted by Elveta (Gloucester, VA) on 07/06/2008

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  I wanted you to know that I have been officially treated for 2 MRSA boils since May 10. I *think* I've had 3 boils but caught the 2nd one under my arm quckly, lanced it myself, put turmeric on it AND took turmeric internally. This 3rd time it looked like a spider bite in the center of my chest, just like you said. I took 2 turmeric pills every hour but it must have been too late...sigh....had it lanced yesterday. Is there anywhere on here that tells us how to KILL the MRSA? How to not get these boils anymore or (worse) transfer them to our families? What about grapefruit seed extract in the nose? I have read that that's worse....I just need some help here. Drs keep telling me "Not to worry" but this is no small matter in our household!! Thank you so much.

EC: Please read Ted's answers in the Q&A section here:

Posted by Shanmugam (Chennai, Tamilnadu) on 06/02/2008

[YEA]  turmeric cured my MRSA -- 10 mg.

Posted by Susan (Columbus, Ohio) on 05/26/2008

[YEA]  My son suffered with MRSA. His upper lip swelled out about 6 inches and the doctors couldn't do anything to help him. The boils kept comming back in different places.

I found this info on Turmeric. I told my son to give it a try because he was suffering so bad and the doctors were not helping him.

All I can say is since he tried Turmeric. The boils have gone away. It worked for him it was cheap and easy to use, and it worked better than anything the doctors did for my son. A few bucks compaired to all the hospital bills... Nothing compares. It's all natural and it WORKS!!!!