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.
So I've been battling with Staph for many years...I think I may have caught it in high school or college as I was a dancer. I've gone every route possible...expensive derm Dr.'s in NY...anything that I could find to kill germs...EVERYTHING! Last November I visited the most amazing naturopath in Santa Fe... Govinda McCrostey. Three things to do.
1. sugar and anything the body turns into sugar feeds the staph.
2. Natural anti-bacterials such as Olive Leaf Extract, Uva Ursi, Usnea, Melissa, Noni, Colloidal Silver will all work on ridding the body.
3. Stop any crazy body and household cleaners and go the natural route. Treat your body and the environment you live in gently and it will calm down. I have been using very gentle soaps and moisturizing (BWC Vitamin C Lotion)
It's summer in NY and usually I'm covered in red dots. Well...this summer one or two. I put a bit of colloidal silver on them, maybe a bit of Apple Cider Vinegar, and all is good. No boils, no crazy infections and no pain. So...feel free to contact me for my thoughts but keep the diet clean (honestly I'm so bad at that) and avoid the sugar.