Hello Everyone! I have suffered twice from MRSA, both times contracted from a Doctor's clinic/hospital while being examined for something else. My husband also got it, from tending to my MRSA as directed by my Doctor. These horribly painful boils began as small pimples that grew quickly to angry purple lemon sized lumps. The 1st time I was treated with very expensive antibiotics ($2K) for MRSA, but antibiotics did not stop it the second time. In less than 2 months from the 1st attack, I ended up in surgery. Had to use a wound vac for 30 days afterward. The MRSA infection was within 1/2" of my aorta when surgical intervention was deemed necessary to save my life. Yes, I know much about MRSA. Or at least I thought I did. Always something new to learn, tho. Yesterday I itched at what I thought was a bug bite on my chest. Looked down to see that awful sight: a pimple. Carefully felt to see how big. A small amount of pus leaked out of the pea sized lump. Now, I had found Earth Clinic after the second MRSA attack. Had read about ground Turmeric & MRSA here. Last night I mixed some fresh Turmeric with just enough 100% Aloe Vera gel to make a paste about the thickness of honey. I painted the erupting boil, already painful & the size of a grape, with this mixture. The area was then covered with a large nonstick bandage & taped closed. I expected either a huge pussy drainage or a trip to the hospital in the morning, but managed to drift off to sleep. During the night sometime, I woke because of a strange tingling sensation. Resisted Temptation to itch or check under the bandage, and went back to sleep. This morning I am absolutely astounded! No drainage. No pus. No pimple. No boil. No MRSA. No itching. No pain. The only indication that there ever was any problem is a very tiny small hole where the pus leaked out yesterday. The Turmeric over the hole was of a different texture. Much drier, kind of hardened, and a little tough to wash off. This awesome home remedy is soooooo difficult for me to believe! It cost me less than 50 cents and about 10 minutes to try this simple cure. I must make sure MRSA has really taken a hike! So, today I will begin to drink Turmeric Tea as suggested.
Tonight I will repeat Turmeric Aloe gel = paste, and bandage. I am in tears of confused joy right now. Really. Earth Clinic, my husband & I are forever grateful to all of you! From our hearts to yours: Yay!
(Camp Verde, Arizona, America)
Hello everyone! Here's my follow-up on using Turmeric/Aloe to cure MRSA: YEAH! I AM DEFINITELY CURED OF MRSA! Best wishes to all of you for a speedy recovery of your own! Health & Happiness to you... ^;^NiteHawk
Turmeric, Coconut Oil, Honey
I used 2 Tablespoons of Turmeric and 5 Tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil and 5 Tablespoons raw honey, a few years ago. I would take it internally and put it directly on the site of infection about 3 or 4 times a day as needed for pain and swelling and then soak in hot baths or hot wash rags for pain and swelling as well.
Turmeric, Dietary Changes
I want to say that the info on the site is extremely helpful. Turmeric definitely works for MRSA, as does the grapefruit seed extract, and if you have heard of curcumin, it is amazing with three capsules a day. But it wasn't until I cut the bread and sugar out of my diet that I really saw the difference. I started to add banannas to my diet thinking it would be ok(too many- 3 a day) and it gave me a breakout within 30 hours, so apparently fruit raises the sugar in the body? I would love to hear some feedback.
Turmeric, Grapefruit Seed Extract
I picked up a nasal staph infection at my mother's nursing home after she tested positive (twice) for MRSA. After 2.5 months of trying to kill the sore in my nostril, (and the irritation restarting every couple of days, and taking two rounds of antibiotics), I finally got serious about finding a natural option.
At this point, I found your site and called a pharmacist friend of mine who said to apply good quality turmeric. Knowing that aloe vera is anti-staph, I used the gel as a base. First, I'd dip a Q-tip into the gel and then the turmeric, and then applied it to each nostril. For the sinuses, I used GSE nasal spray (actually, I bought an additional bottle of the liquid, and added a few more drops to the nasal spray, just to make sure). I sprayed and blew a many times a day for 2 weeks. I needed to be consistent because no matter what I tried, it kept coming back. It seems to be gone now, thankfully and it's been five months now. What a relief!
Also, I am SO grateful for your site and for giving hope to people, when all other options have failed them. Thank you, thank you, thank you...!
Turmeric, Manuka, Tea Tree Oil, GSE
MRSA Treatment -- I just wanted to help others that have contracted MRSA by telling them what worked for me:
People seem to think that MRSA only happens in hospitals and unclean environments - think again. I'm clean, and I'm healthy. I am a professional athlete, and I contracted MRSA somehow after I fell and injured myself (road rash). I noticed I started developing a boil on my arm. It just got bigger and bigger, until my whole lower arm started to swell. I went to the ER and got a shot of antibiotics - the swelling started going down. When I got home, I went to my dr. and had the boil swabbed - tested postive for MRSA. I was prescribed 10 days of Bactrim and Bactroban antibiotic. The boil cleared up, but less than a month later I broke out with boils again. The prescribed antibiotic did not help. After reading Earthclinic, I tried the following things, and have not had an outbreak since. Turmeric (oral), Manuka Honey (oral and on the boils), Tea tree oil (nostrils and boils), and Grapefruit Seed Extract (oral). I have discontinued use of everything except the GSE - I still take 5 drops daily. For those of you reading this - don't be discouraged - take care of your body, be vigilant and you can defeat this.
Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation
Ultraviolet blood irradiation has been around for about 100 years but fell by the wayside when antibiotics came around. Naturopaths still use it in the U,S. My naturopath said it would cure me in a few treatments but I have some puss that needs clearing up, so it's taking longer. I do feel a million times better when I go in. I was going to wait to post this until I was cured but decided to post.
(Ten Mile, Tn)
SETH,,,,,,, we do UBI instead of flu shots. This year we got our Integrative doctor to mix our blood with H202 and he was amazed how red our blood turned. Sad that us Rednecks have to teach our doctors. We read and they don't.
Right now I have no clue if my Cardiologist will do my EECP or not. It will be off label and subject him to an FDA audit. He is spooked as all doctors are. I understand, but we are a sick, corrupt nation. It's only about $$$$$$$.
Nothing has helped my terrible case of mrsa more than urine therapy..I treat myself inside and out with it .I use other natural cures as well like garlic probiotic vitamin c essential oils h2o2 ect..but nothing I have found has made the anxiety and depression go away but urine. It also stops mrsa pain instantly and nothing kills a mrsa boil faster than urine..I drink it, I bathe in it, I soak my infection in it nothing has helped me more..
I find raw living garlic in tangent with urine works best I pee in an old glass pickle jar let it sit all day sometimes several days then crushed raw garlic added to it to soak and clean infection it works better than anything else I've tried..
If you are fighting mrsa I highly recommend it.
USA MRSA Epidemics
Please do another survey on MRSA. Been fighting it for 2 months and have been told by numerous medical personel that it is almost a epidemic here in West TN. I also have Lupus that seems to make it harder to get it cleared up. Thank you for you advice I am goiing to try the Natural way because the other is NOT working.
Is there a link between MRSA and Lupus?
Vitamin C is how I have been keeping MRSA at bay. A life saver. I take 2000-3000 mg a day. I also make sure I get at least 7 hrs of sleep a night and am trying to keep my stress level low. If I get a bump of any kind I put a band aid with triple antibiotic on it and increase the vitamin C dose to 6000-8000 per day. Your body does not store it but your stomach will tell you when you have had enough. I use the powdered one that you put in water and have had little trouble. This works well because I just make sure it is in my water bottle at all times when I have an outbreak. The outbreaks come when I let things slide and try to run on 5 hours of sleep or quit taking the' vitamin C . I have done quite a bit of research on MRSA/Staph and it's all about your immune system. Stands to reason that if you build up your immune system so your body can fight off the infection it will do just that. Seems to be working great!
(Whakatane, New Zealand)
Hi I have had bacteria from the hospital in a cyst on my bottom tooth. Since feb 2009. The bacteria was put into my body when I went to the hospital for a check for gluten. this was in may 2008. The doctor gave me amoxen and doxycline but the cyst just grew bigger. I saw a gum specialist but he wanted to remove 13 teeth which were not loose. The doctor sent me back to dentists who just wanted my tooth removed. I eventually found that 3 antiboitis worked to remove the cyst amoxen doxycline and ermine.
I went to the hospital for help when I became sick but the dentists also told the hospital not to help me. So I have a cyst on my tooth with bacterial.
I take 24000 of vitamin c every day to protect my organs.
I developed shingles on my brain and on my eyes because of this cyst. Stress makes me worse but vitamin C really works. I take over 40 different health products morning and night but the bacterial does not die.
In August 2011 the bacteria went onto my finger. My finger was in a terrible mess so eventually the doctors gave me the 3 antiboitics for 4 weeks. But pathlab did a culture and just said it was a yeast infection. The dentists have really got hold of so many so I cant get this cyst sorted out.
I bought antiboitics from america but new zealand took them. I went to the hospital for the 3 antiboitics as my eyes are now affected again with shingles. I saw the man who was so against me and he told me not to come back to the hosptial.
So I drink black tea which keeps my blood from getting too bad from the bacteria. The cyst on my tooth is pain less but the bacteria still comes out into my body when I am stressed. The three antiboitics together work to kill the mrsa bacteria.
I have a very allergic body and I can't take any pain killers I used to use doxycline for pain but the doctors refuse to give me any more.
So I use feverfew but doxycline is better. The mrsa bacteria has now gone onto another finger so I will try using natural things.
Good health to you all
The dentists want my tooth taken out but I refuse.
(Rustenburg, North West South Africa)
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
Vonnii, I can't help but reply as you sure do seem deep into the muck of it right now. I too have had my share of negatives associated w/ illness.
One thing I've been hinting lately here on E.C. is the power of not "one" agent, drug, nutrient, treatment, protocol, but a variety and combinations of things as the BEST option especially in severe cases.
There are many ways to support the immune system, Vit-C is good, but C alone is not enough. Consider Zinc/VitA loading, Iodine loading. Raw Thymus Glandular, Immune boosting herbs and mushrooms, Colloidal Silver (gargle, and drink), MMS.
Hope this helps and report any progress.
I believe that iodine kills MRSA. You could take it internally and apply the iodine directly to the affected areas externally on your body. If you take it internally you need to also take vitamin c, selenium and magnesium. If it is not MRSA, iodine will kill yeast as well so it should work.
For the shingles in your eyes, I would try colloidal silver and use it as an eye wash or get a dropper and put one or two drops in your eyes to see how that works.
I would stop the antibiotics you are taking because antibiotics will kill the good bacteria in your body and that will not help your situation, probably worsen it. To offset the damage the antibiotics are doing to you, you will need to take a probiotic for a couple of weeks. Taking 3 antibiotics at once is not good (my opinion anyway).
Spirulina and chlorella are good for blood cleansing so I would also try that. Vitamin C is also good to take.
Hi Louwrence (from Rustenburg), Have had a quick look, very interesting. The one I found requires a sonic cleaner, do you know a method that does not need one to make it? I have seen liposomal vit c mentioned here before but have known nothing about it. Thanks
(Rustenburg, North West South Africa)
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Hi Maria - Regarding your question about needing to use an ultrasonic cleaner for making lioposomal Vitamin C, someone has posted a recipe using an immersion (stick) blender with good results.
Here's the link:
It doesn't get the particles as small as the ultrasonic, but it might be good enough. Hope it works for you. Cheers, Bess
(Ruislip, Middlesex England)
Hi Vonni You might try Grapefruit Seed Extract for your tooth. I had abcessed root filled teeth for years and it always worked. (NOT grape seed - different thing) GSE is a natural anti-biotic and won't destroy the gut flora like the pharmaceutical kind you are taking.
You don't have multiple problems - you just have a body that is overloaded with toxins and it's complaining in many ways. The doctors tend to treat each thing separately rather than your overall health so you must do for yourself.
Best suggestion would be, try the GSE for infections and supplement with vitamin B complex because the antibiotics will have depleted you. You must also take some probiotics to replace the gut flora or you'll have a problem with fungal infections which you don't need.
Do a detox. That means eating food that doesn't make your body work hard to digest as it's already working overtime to fight infections. Make veg soup and puree it in a blender like baby food. This way your stomach doesn't work so hard to break it down. If you can get a juicer then drink raw fruit and vegetable juices; They have all the vitamins and minerals your body needs plus protein and, because they haven't been heated, retain enzymes which means easy absorbtion. Also, this way you can take more nourishment without getting full up. You will need some fibre so have oatmeal or oatbran for breakbast as that de-toxifies. As much as you can, avoid dairy foods, gluten in bread, cakes etc. Anything with additives, caffeine, alcohol, sugar, strong spices and most meat. Fats are hard work for your digestion so no fried stuff. A little chicken is OK or fresh fish and as much raw fruit and veg as you wish. (There are ideas and instructions for juicing on Doctoryourself. Com, a non-commercial website)
Make sure your bowels work properly and every day. If needed use a natural laxative like senna or psyllium husks.
Get enough sleep and, since you sound stressed, if you have trouble relaxing then check out the Magnesium section on this site. Taking a 20 minute soak in a bath with Epsom Salts (magnesium sulphate) allows your body to absorb the magnesium without having to digest tablets and also draws out toxins. The sulphur in it also softens the skin beautifully.
Get some exercise or at least do some deep breathing in the fresh air several times a day.
Keep taking the Vitamin C and get of the meds as soon as possible. When you are feeling a bit better you should do a cleanse to get all the remnants of old medications and other toxins out of the system but I'm sure you can find ways to do that on Earth Clinic. The Apple Cider Vinegar is a good start.
You didn't say which tooth has the cyst. If it's in the front it would be especially tough to lose but you must consider it may be inevitable. That and the meds have been poisoning you for three years now and making you miserable. Believe me, I know how you feel. Poor treatment started by Health Service dentists compounded by later private treatment has left me with some very expensive gaps in my mouth. Unfortunately Socialised Medicine and dentistry leads to lowering of standards in the private sector of both professions.
Most important of all, have faith that you can heal. Isn't this a great site? Take care of yourself. Nickie
Howdy! I discovered your site about 2 years ago while searching for relief from MRSA staff. My infection was so bad my doc wanted to put me in the hospital on IV antibiotics which I avoided by the Grace of God. I am posting now because of info gained about Vitamin D3 in reference to it supporting one's immune system. I started taking D3 in doses of 2000 units 3 times a day to total 6000mg. I buy it over the counter at my local store sometimes I use the gel caps and sometimes tablets. I have not had even a pimple come up in about a year. On a personal note I am 61, white female on oral meds for Type ll Diabetes and Hypertension and I am blessed to share :)
I had MRSA for a whole year from 3/09 to 3/10. I had no idea what staph/mrsa was and when I got the boil I thought it would go away and didn't know it would get so much worse within a matter of minutes. Anyways, the doctors put me on a round of Cipro. One month later, another boil came and then I was put on Bactrim.
In the meantime, I looked on earthclinic for help. I tried Turmeric for a month, Colloidal Silver for 3 Months, Vitamin C, Magnesium. Finally, I read about drinking Acai Berry juice. This worked immediately by just drinking a cup of the juice twice a day, my hard painful boil was gone the next day. But when I stopped the Acai juice, the boils came back. I started looking for other permanent cures.
Then I decided to try Vitamin D3, that I found on Ebay, with each capsule containing 10,000 iu's. I took 40,000 iu's, which was 4 pills a day. I did this for 3 months, with no other supplements. My spring allergies disappeared, my insomnia went away, my sebhoreic dermatitis went away, my skin cleared up and finally my boils did not return. The only thing is, I think my candida got worse from taking the Vitamin D. So, I'm not taking it anymore and am now trying to alkalize with Ted's Potassium Bicarbonate remedy.
It's been about two months now and I'm MRSA free. This was not the case 5 or 6 months ago, when I had a new MRSA boil every month. I guess what works for one doesn't work for others. But, Vitamin D did it for me. If there is anything ailing, "seek and you shall find." Had I not come to earthclinic, I would still be on antibiotics right now.
I cured many Staph infections large and small which are very common in the humid tropical regions of the world. The simple solution was:
Yunnan Baiyao which is a very common remedy available in any Traditional Chinese Medicine ( TCM ) shop. Cost a few $ only and is in powder or capsule form which can be appied topically and or taken orally. It heals these boils in one or two days like magic. Search Google for more info. Also good to keep skin dry and clean as possible with good nutrition to avoid recurrence.
YUNNAN BAIYAO cured my Mrsa.
EC: Yunnan Baiyao also known as Yunnan Paiyao is a hemostatic powdered medicine famous for being carried by the Vietcong to stop bleeding during the Vietnam War.
Although its main ingredients are steamed and raw Sanqi (Tienchi ginseng, Notoginseng roots of Panax pseudoginseng) used to normalize blood flow, enhance poor circulation and heal internal bleeding in injuries and bleeding ulcers, and Rhizoma Dioscoreae , The two tienchi ginsengs are combined with astringent herbs that absorb excess bleeding, invigorate the blood and enhance healing including myrrh and "dragon's blood" another resinous herb for internal bleeding.