Staph Infection - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Staph Infection. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Manuka Honey

Posted by Nancy (CA) on 08/08/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I had a staph infection in my finger that I could not get rid of. Dr only would prescribe Antibiotics. Then a health store owner told me to use Manuka honey #16. It worked immediately.

It literally ate it up. Could tell in hours. Each day got way better. Amazing!


Multiple Remedies

Posted by Bel (Melbourne, Australia) on 10/17/2017
5 out of 5 stars

My staph infection began with angular cheilitis on both sides of my mouth, which I got from eating rice cakes that cut into my skin. The angular cheilitis wouldn't heal, as it was aggravated each time I ate. Soon a red rash appeared around the side of my mouth and my lips dried out and cracked.

The rash changed from red and bumpy to orange and crusty. My dry lips also developed an orange scab all over and my lips would tingle if I pressed them together.

I was drinking 3mg vitamin c daily, taking B-Complex + B2, Vitamin E and Zinc, getting daily sun for Vitamin D and eating liver pate for Vitamin A and B12.

The angular cheilitis healed after 1.5 weeks, but the rash persisted and looked angry now, with its constant peeling. Cracks had also formed in the skin area now as well as on the lips. And I also had developed many small cysts on my face, particularly around the mouth area.

Off to the doctor I went who wanted to prescribe oral antibiotics, despite telling her I've had over 30 rounds in my lifetime and was in this state because of my weakened immune system. She prescribed a topical antibiotic cream instead and swab testing for staph and herpes.

I started adding a little gel to the rash and things improved within hours. I also started colloidal silver and grapeseed extract internally. Things improved a little, but after a few days, I was experiencing other problems. My lips became inflamed and red, there was a burning sensation every time I urinated and I had developed a sore inside my nose. I had killed too much.

My lab results confirmed no herpes but Staphylococcus Aureus which was already resistant to some antibiotics. Doctor prescribed oral antibiotics. I threw the script out, stopped all home treatments and started again.

Lip balm: Mix of coconut oil, liquid grapeseed extract and a little petroleum jelly. Applied frequently to lips during the day (cracks = reinfection). Lips dried out too quickly without the petroleum Jelly.

Rash treatment: Colloidal Silver applied to rash and any cysts on face. After application, the solution would dry and I would feel dry tightness in the rash. At this time, I applied kefir mixed with 2 probiotic capsules (64billion) as a face mask to repopulate good bacteria on the skin and outnumber the staph. Reapplied lip balm mentioned above after washing off.

All over body treatment: Water fast to rebalance everything internally.

Night treatment: Applied colloidal silver to rash and lips. Let it dry, then applied a zinc and castor oil cream to affected areas. My cream contained zinc oxide 75mg/g and castor oil 500mg/g. Slept on my back with a pillow under my knees which prevents rolling over to the side and smearing cream onto the pillow.

House treatment: Cleaned surfaces with Apple Cider Vinger, cleaned sheets with bleach. Sun dried sheets and clothing.

Top photo: Improvement after 2 days of starting antibiotic cream and silver plus grapeseed internally. Things deteriorate after that with more orange scabs on the lips and more peeling of the rash.

Bottom photo: Improvement after just 24 hours of water fast and new skin regime. Internal nose sore healed.

Currently, I have no more areas affected by staph, however I am left with a lot of marks from the small cysts that appeared, hopefully they will fade soon.



Vitamin C

Posted by Sonia (San Diego, Ca) on 04/07/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I picked up something like staph on my chin after using someone's face powder. It began with an itch, next day a chunk of skin fell off my chin area. It itched pretty much all night. By late afternoon my entire skin below nose line was falling off in chunks. I had called my doctor who prescribed antibiotics but I was waiting for my son to pick it up for me in the meantime I prayed for help from God and I heard this instruction: take Vitamin C tablets, pound them and apply directly to the affected area. I was scared and weirded out but did it. The itching stopped within a short time. I took 1000 mg pill form with soup for dinner since I couldn;'t move my mouth too much. Went to bed and in the morning there seemed to be great relief so I did the same thing. By day three I was on road to recovery. Never took the antibiotics. New skin came back within a couple weeks. I have photographs of different stages but can't find it, have lots of things in a storage. This happened in 2012. No more sharing face powder or anything else with anyone!


Apple Cider Vinegar, Turmeric

Posted by Joyce (South Carolina) on 01/17/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I tried to report this many years ago, but never found it, so here goes again just in case.

I have raised 4 children and have used natural remedies for over 25 years.

One of my boys got a staph infection in a wound, and before long, it was on everyone. Every time someone got a scratch, it would be infected with Staph. I keep a clean home, but couldn't get this under control even under the recommendations of my physician. The doctor had my family soaking in some solution. It was NOT working!

We had been dealing with this for so many months and it had progressed into almost the whole family erupting with boils. We were miserable.

We got to where we could even recognize the smell of staph. We could especially smell it on the children's skin when they had been out playing and sweating hard. (it sort of reminded me of the smell of eggs)Their skin would reek of it. We had to stop all visiting with other families.

This is what stopped it.

I walked into the bathroom, where one of my children was soaking in the doctor's stuff. The whole bathroom smelled of staph. I realized then that the staph was reproducing right in the bathwater with the doctor's 'special solution'.

I asked God what to do and believe he gave me the answer right then.

I had that child Bathe with 2 cups of ACV Added.

I wiped the whole bathroom and house down with vinegar, then every time the children came in from playing outside, they had to do a soak in the bathtub that had ACV in it. At least 20 minutes.

Every time the kids came in I would check their arms for the smell. If it smelled then they soaked.

That stopped the epidemic in my home.

I used just the cheap ACV for the baths.

The boils were cured by consistency in taking turmeric..especially if any of those little tiny 'pinpricks' were felt on the fanny. This was a telltale that a boil was starting and I started them on ( I think it was a tsp of turmeric 3x a day.) We found we could mix it with yogurt and it went down easier. I am convinced that the boils were from the Staph and being spread from the toilet seat, so I also began wiping the seats often with ACV.

It stopped. Praise God.

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