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Natural Remedies for MRSA: Effective Solutions for Infection Control

Bentonite Clay + Colloidal Silver

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Posted by Manuka Mom (Los Angeles) on 03/17/2020



In full disclosure, I did not confirm that my infection was MRSA, but I have every reason to believe it may have been. I had a lump was growing for months and perhaps years. It became very crimson red and extremely painful. It was quite large.

I tried a few initial remedies, iodine, turmeric, baking soda, onion and potato. All were moderately helpful, but I decided that clay and C. silver would be my final remedies of choice. I used powdered bentonite clay, which I made into a nightly cream poultice and covered with a pad to seal in the moisture and draw out the toxins at night.

After cleaning each morning, I sprayed it with colloidal silver liberally and then let it dry and periodically sprayed it throughout the day. I also gave it sunshine when I could. I further took C. silver and iodine orally (1 - 2 drops of Lugols and 1 t. to 1 T. Sov. Silver multiple times each day (varied amounts, depending on my schedule and need on that day). In just a few short weeks, it went from looking like a trip to the ER was in order to looking like normal skin was growing in without so much as a bump. Miracle for sure.

Blessings to those of you who are struggling. All I can say is, select your therapy and if you don't see any benefit within a couple of days, try something else. You CAN find what is right for you if you are diligent. It takes time to fully recover, but it is surely possible.

This is not medical advice; it's merely the path I selected for myself. Be encouraged, good people!!!

Bleach, Mankuka Honey and Grapefruit Seed Extract

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Posted by Mommyof2boos (Michigan) on 02/19/2017

When I had mrsa I had no idea what a boil even looked like. I had it confused with acne and so I didn't know what was happening - a gal I worked with told me. I googled like crazy and bleach saved me. I had a huge hot swollen boil in my thigh bigger than a half dollar. 8 could feel it's heat through jeans!

I put bleach on it. I bathed in a bathtub with half a cup of bleach in it. I bleached my white clothes and used hot water and white vinegar on the others.

local raw honey in the wound(didn't know about Manuka then... it's far superior). Tumeric milk drinks.

I changed my pants every day (boils were located on buns and thigh). Never reused a towel. Washed sheets a few times a week in hot water and bleach (invest in white cotton).

If you can still find concentrated old fashioned Lysol that is the bomb to kill the staph in your home.

2 years later when suffering hyper thyroid I got a boil on my chin and my breast. Profylactuc antibiotics from my surgery brought the to a head. However the honey healed them with no scar.

I used honey in my nostrils each night for 30 days... like they recommend with antibiotic ointments. However I used a us pharmacy brand Manila wound gel style. It is amazing and less than $10 for a tube that lasts forever.

I wish I had know about grapefruit seed extract then ... it cured my mastitis in 24 hours and cured my uti last week.

Blue Light Therapy

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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".

Replied by Twinkytoze
(Malaga Province)

Three summers ago I was working in a retirement home and was exposed to a resident with MRSA. I had my first outbreak of boils shortly afterward. I tried every natural remedy on this site with moderate relief. I have to say, I also as a last resort went to the doctor and the emergency room, and the antibiotics they put me on didn't do diddly.

It was when I remembered that people were treating acne with exposure to a specific frequency of blue light that I thought to look up research on whether it worked with MRSA. By golly, yes there was research, and the light killed staph in a petri dish. I thought to myself "Well if it can kill it in a lab, it can kill it on me as well."

I ordered a 415nm blue LED light acne pen from AliBaba and haven't looked back. As soon as the itchy bump forms I will hit it with 12 minutes exposure, and within 48 hours in most cases, the bump subsides. All this without pain, swelling, draining, topical ointments, fuss or muss. Itching subsides within an hour or two in most cases. If it doesn't, I hit it again until it does.

I am currently managing a seasonal outbreak, with new lesions forming every day. I carry the pen with me so I can hit the site as soon as I feel it. For the past two years, what would be a major drama and trauma with ten or twenty of these on my body during bikini weather has been rendered a minor nuisance.

I hope this helps.


I'm going to try this. I'm waiting for my blue light evince to arrive in the mail. I really hope it works because I tried so many things and my boil keeps coming back.

I'm currently drinking apple cider vinegar, and that is keeping the inflammation down. (1 teaspoon with 1 cup water with raw honey, cinnamon and cayenne pepper). I'm going to try this tea for twice a day.

I'm also looking to start taking oil of oregano.


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
(Bangkok, Thailand)
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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

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.

Chinese Herb She Chuang Zi

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Posted by mxp5769 (texas) on 02/17/2023

I discovered an TCM that cured MRSA from several places including my hand & face. No scarring even though several times I did have the infection lanced & drained. After taking this, MRSA never came back.

Dosage I used: this has a VERY bitter taste, but you only need a small amount to do the job.

I wet my finger, dip it in the powder & rub that around the roof of my mouth. I chase it with water.

I did this 2X/day until I saw results, then stopped when I thought I needed to.

english name = snakes bed seed

chinese name = she chuang zi

here is the brand I used:

Clove Oil

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Posted by MadMags (Asheville) on 07/05/2022

Short answer: clove oil. When I notice a bump coming up that is painful I know it's gonna turn into MRSA. When I first noticed this I put clove oil on a bit of toilet paper and wipe the bump well. It will burn severely for a few minutes, but nothing compared to what it would feel like left alone. It literally disappears over the next couple of days. No pain or soreness. It seeps into the skin and kills the infection before it surfaces. Now I wouldn't usually recommend putting essential oils directly on the skin but I have and will continue to for this. It works much better than any solution I've tried.

Colloidal Silver

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Posted by Angelica (USA) on 07/11/2021

Colloidal Silver rid my friend's 6 year battle with MRSA, within 10 days!!

Replied by Karina

Hi what brand and type of colloidal silver worked for your friend? I have had my staph for 4 years and won't go away, I would like to try colloidal silver, but I don't know which one is good, thanks!


You may also try mms-- go to and read how mms has cured others of MRSA. You can buy mms at This website will give you information on what mms is and you can watch a video for further info. Hope this helps.


Please go to the following website to find pertinent info on colloidal silver -- Type in MRSA to find out more.

Colloidal Silver
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.

Colloidal Silver
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!

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?

Colloidal Silver
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.

Replied by Joe
(Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

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!

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Tony (Chicago, IL) on 03/16/2007

Thanks for the great info on MRSA. Below is a link from the US Patent Office of a CS product scientifically tested against MRSA. Scroll down to "10" (near bottom of page) for detail. The CS brand tested is from American Biotech Labs (aka American Silver). It is sold under different labels. It is sold at GNC stores as "Silver Biotics". Because the link for the patent is a mile long, I suggest you go to the USPTO website and do a search for the patent number. Patent nbr: 7,135,195

Lastly, there is also this info: "William Beaumont Army Medical Center has proven ABL's SilverSol Technology effective at killing all three forms of leishmaniasis, which causes the "Baghdad Boils" infecting U.S. soldiers, at a concentration of just 1-2 parts per million."


Replied by James
(Akron, Ohio, Usa)

Two years ago I have MRSA staph infection. My left arm swelled up to double the regular size. I went to the hospital, they put my on an IV of antibiotics and the swelling went down a few days later. For a year and a half I would get reoccuring boils and swelling. I tried everything: Epsom Salts, Manuka Honey, Tea Tree Oil, etc. IT was only when I used Colloidal Silver in a nebulizer(it helps with asthma too) and externally on the boils that I noticed immediate relief from the staph infection.

I am thoroughly convinced that colloidal silver cures MRSA, though I am just speaking from personal experience.

Replied by Liljen
(Ravenna, Ohio/usa)

Can I ask you what brand of Colloidal silver you used and at what dosage as a friend of mine is battling this for the last year and would like to know where is the best place to get it?

Copper Gluconate

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Posted by Shirley (Miami, Florida) on 12/03/2021

Mrsa cures:

Copper gluconate supplements 4 mg will get rid of it. Please share

Copper Gluconate
Posted by Glenda (Miami, Florida) on 04/05/2021

Take copper gluconate 4mg daily as soon you feel a bump for MRSA and you will feel the pain go away within minutes and the bump will retract within minutes.

But you must stop taking the pill when it is gone.

Replied by flora
(United Kingdom)

Hi, may I ask why you need to stop taking it after it is gone, can you not continue taking it for prevention?

(faithville, Us)

milk of magnesia is also good for MRSA and too much copper lowers zinc. Any mineral out of balance in the body or dehydration will cause the body to warn you by producing histamine, Histamine can cause a lot of auto immune symptoms. Copper is behind our hair color and affects skin color too. Copper toxicity can be in one part of the body while another part of the body can be low copper. Ph can also be different in different parts of the body at the same time. Keep asking questions and you will find answers.


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Posted by Helen (Clearfield, PA) on 07/31/2009


People who are susceptable to MRSA and boils shouldn't use cornstarch-based body powders. Why: because cornstarch is a perfect growth medium for staph, and it is my contention that the use of cornstarch-based body powders has been a contributing factor is the rise of staph infections in general. But the more staph infections there are, the more likely one is to eventually get a resistant form, and who wants to play those odds?

p.s. Staph can cause boils without neccessarily being antibiotic resistant.

Replied by Chris
(Los Angeles, California, Usa)

That is exactly correct. Cornstarch fosters not only the proliferation of certain bacteria, but also fungi. Talcum-containing products should be substituted.

Replied by Charity
(Faithville, Us)

I was reading that boils can be treated with copper. An 18 year old girl invented copper infused pajamas that cure MRSA. MRSA is killed in 90 minutes on a copper surface. I've been experimenting with copper to overcome candida overgrowth. It also fights parasites. Interesting stuff but be careful not to overdo. If you take too much, use zinc to bring it back into balance.

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