mid March, inflamed red pimple on right wrist, misdiagnosed. one week later, infected ulcer, purple ridges, painful red swelling surrounding tissue. two months later seven ulcers on hand and forearm, two more on chest, one inflamed pimple left cheek.
May 24, Emergency room Dr. diagnoses Staph infection, prescribes new meds, Doxycycline and Bactroban. Next morning after having applied liberal amounts of Bactroban I notice three new inflamed pimples right forearm. Deep breath, stay calm, do not panic, do not scream. I'm scared.
I had previously tried tea tree oil on infection, broke out in hives and my arm became more inflamed. If I were not so worried the light bulb would have gone off sooner. I use holista tea tree conditioner once a week on my scalp, no inflamation and wonderfully soothing. I mix up five drops tea tree oil in one teaspoon water and add this to one tablespoon tea tree conditioner. I wash sores gently with Apple Cider Vinegar and then apply liberal amounts of conditioner. The inflamation is almost gone and no new sores. Cross my fingers and big prayer. thank you for the info on diluting tea tree oil. May 27, staph infection almost gone. Doctor says purple scars will take several month to fade. I am so thankful they are not on my face.
Thank you for this wonderful site, kept me from going off deep end.
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.
Herbs, Diet, ACV and Baking Soda
Staph Remedies: Living in the Northern most region has caused my body to go through various changes. I have found the lack of sunlight, long dark cold winters and heavy polluted winds over the ocean from China are definitely part of the problem. Originally I only had a small bump on the side of my nose. Other problems, such as blood pressure increase caused my to go to the hospital and get checked. Unfortunately, doctors here are not familiar with many strains of staph and did not get a diagnosis, but wanted me on blood pressure pills. This went on until I finally went to Colorado and saw a Chinese Herbalist who tested me and found the staph. Since that time I have had herbal tonic, clean diet, vinegar/baking soda/honey and water mix and LIMU cleanse. Natural cures seem to take along time but it is slowly healing. It is been about a year. I believe if I was in a different area with green plants and sunshine it would probably heal faster.