From Wikipedia: "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body. It's tougher to treat than most strains of staphylococcus aureus -- or staph -- because it's resistant to some commonly used antibiotics."
Todd Parr wrote:I personally cured doctor-diagnosed MRSA with grapefruit seed extract and raw honey.
Stacy Witscher wrote:I'm very interested in this as my family and my dogs are currently battling MRSA. I seen some research on the use of probiotics to treat MRSA, but it's not prescriptive, it just says it could be helpful.
Stacy Witscher wrote:One of my biggest concerns is getting things for the dogs handled while treating the family. Topical salves don't work well for the dogs as they just lick everything off quickly. I'm upping their baths, unfortunately one of my dogs hates water. I am hoping to find some kind of topical spray for in between baths, something that is light enough that they won't try to lick it. The pit bulls are prone to furuncles, which them become infected with MRSA. The chihuahua has terrible skin problems, I'm pretty sure she was the original cause of the MRSA, the vet kept putting her on meds. So, anyway, I'm looking for an integrated approach.
My infections aren't large, there are just a lot of them, a couple dozen on my arms, a few on my chest, and now a couple on my thighs. And the crusty nose so common with MRSA. I've been dealing with these skin infection for years, but never knew what they were, just got a diagnosis, previous doctor's just told me I was crazy.
Tea tree oil is thought to have antiseptic properties and has been used to prevent and treat infections. Other traditional uses of tea tree oil include treatment of fungal infections (including fungal infections of the nails and athlete's foot), dental health, parasites, skin allergic reactions, and vaginal infections.
Stacy Witscher wrote:I think that my infections haven't become very serious because I already use tea tree oil and clove oil in my body products, like body butter. The antimicrobial essential oils were part of my idea for shampoo and topical sprays for the dogs. I just need to look into emulsifying agents to make a spray, etc.
In the lab, astragalus demonstrates antibacterial activity against:
Shigella dysenteriae, which can cause bloody diarrhea.
Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause staph infections and MRSA.
Streptococcus hemolyticus, a virulent form of strep that can cause scarlet and rheumatic fever.
Richard Kastanie wrote:Stephen Buhner's book "Herbal Antibiotics" is a very useful resource.
Todd Parr wrote:Like Anne saw in the other thread, I cured it with honey and grapefruit seed extract, both applied directly to it. Manuka honey cures it faster. Put the honey directly in the wound and cover with a bandage. I normally changed it morning and night. Once a day before putting the honey on it again, I put grapefruit seed extract on it. After 5 minutes or so it itches and burns, so I would wash it off and then put the honey on again. I think the honey alone would cure it, but this is the way I did it. Standard disclaimers apply, I'm not a doctor and cannot by law or in good conscience recommend medical treatments, I'm just passing on what I did. Mine was a pretty bad infection with open sores that you could see into more than an inch and as big around as my little finger. It was pretty scary.
Deb Rebel wrote:Some do swear by honey as a topical and it has both anectdotal and medical trials behind it.
For spider, ant, bites; bee and especially hornet stings; I tend to use medical grade activated charcoal and a preparation including plantain extract as a poultice to draw the venoms out of the flesh. Meat tenderizer containing papayin (extract of papaya) works on the hornet stings applied as a poultice. As with all treatments, results may vary.
Melba Corbett wrote:Lots of good information already posted. The cayenne and ginger are heating herbs and help combat a "cold" condition of the body, not just a cold.
If the left nostril is primarily clogged that is a sodium deficiency (not table salt, but green vegetables or celery as a source), and the right indicates a potassium deficiency (think apple cider vinegar, lemons or carrots). Sore throat is a sulfur deficiency (onions, garlic, kale or collards, or the supplement MSM). A cold is a deficiency of all three. Juicing carrots and celery and adding something as a sulfur component works pretty well. Once the cold has started though, and taken hold, the body has such an accumulation of mucus it needs to throw off, it may persist for a while until the process is complete. Quicken that process by keeping the bowels freely flowing (magnesium, more liquids, etc. )
I've taken 1/4 tsp. of MSM granules in juice for a sore throat and yes, it tastes horrible; but it stopped it in about one minute.
John C Daley wrote:OK I give up , What is MRSA?
Why not type it out fully so others who don't know will become knowledgable?
More severe cases of MRSA infection usually have worsening symptoms, including: muscle aches, joint pain, bone pain, chest pain, painful breathing, shortness of breath, fever and chills, low blood pressure, fatigue, headaches, rash and malaise.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is caused by a type of staph bacteria that's become resistant to many of the antibiotics used to treat ordinary staph infections.
Most MRSA infections occur in people who've been in hospitals or other health care settings, such as nursing homes and dialysis centers. When it occurs in these settings, it's known as health care-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA). HA-MRSA infections typically are associated with invasive procedures or devices, such as surgeries, intravenous tubing or artificial joints.
Another type of MRSA infection has occurred in the wider community — among healthy people. This form, community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA), often begins as a painful skin boil. It's spread by skin-to-skin contact. At-risk populations include groups such as high school wrestlers, child care workers and people who live in crowded conditions.