Iodine straight onto the boils and doing it several times a day washing with antibiotic soap in between applications. This got rid of the satellite boils and reduced the mother boil down to a tiny bump so far. I know, you have to completely get rid of it or it regenerates itself. I am also doing the turmeric to try to clean the MRSA out of my system, which I know it must have been there for years. Iodine (put plenty on top of the boils), cured all the satellite baby boils and reduced the first boil (which was about 1 and 1/4 inch in diameter when it first appeared), to a tiny lump smaller than a pea. Yes, we had heavy rain before the first big boil appeared on my cheek. Also, I went out shopping the day before the first one appeared. Yes, there are a lot of jets here because we are near the Ft. Lauderdale airport. But I have no idea where MRSA comes from or why the boils appeared. About a year ago, I first had on my forehead something that looked like an infected insect bite and it refused to heal. It bled periodically and seemingly after it looked like it was healed over. The little lumps were still there. I could feel them under the skin. But after about 8 solid months of applying triple antibiotic cream, it finally went away. No more little lumps under my skin in that location. This is what I am trying to do now, get this mother boil to finally disappear. I will send more information when I have it. I am 64, retired, live a quiet life. Like to garden, maybe this MRSA is in the soil... If it is in the air, then it naturally would be in the soil and therefore on veggies we buy, etc. There were no changes in what I usually eat so I don't think it is diet related, not sure.
I have had MRSA for over 3 years now on and off (mostly on) and I have pretty much become an expert unintentionally on which natural remedyies and over the counter products work, and which ones to avoid.
I can tell you first hand that after a boil is lanced or drained, either by you or your doctor, the best topical treatment is to hit the area with strong POVIDINE IODINE 10% applied with a qtip if the area is small, or a cotton ball for a larger area.
NOTHING KILLS MRSA BETTER THAN 10% IODINE APPLIED TOPICALLY!
Apply it 3 times a day topically very liberally and use a non stick pad to cover the wound with minmal adhesive tape.
The iodine will kill the MRSA bacteria effectively topically and will asisit in the wound drying up and healing.
Do not whatever you do - use bandaids of anykind ever on a mrsa wound though!
This is a very common problem as bandaids have chemical irritants in the adhesive which is very likely to cause a person with sensitive skin alot of problems.
Almost every brand will irritate your skin near the wound which can and often will facilitate the spread of a new sore to the nearby irritation or break in the skin.
Knowing which products over the counter to use and which antibiotics actually work are of the utmost importantance. MRSA is very strong and while I believe whole heartedly in natural cures sometimes prescription medications are neccessary when dealing w/MRSA.
There are concretely 2 things that I know of that definateily will kill MRSA and that is Iodine 10% and Manuka Honey. (EMF 10+ ATLEAST! )
Do not use them together, of course, but either of these topically are the two best remedies you will likely find anywhere.
Also I recommend Taking GARLIC supplements w/Allicin to support your immune response naturally, and doing everthing possible to raise your body's PH to as close as possible to 7.5.
Avoid sugar and all foods that are high in preservatives and processed foods especially as these types of foods actually seem to faciliate the further growth of MRSA.
If you are not allergic to Sulfa Drugs, the antibiotic "Bactrim" is very cheap and works to heal the skin wounds and boils in a great many cases. I have seen alot of successes with bactrim.
In 80% cases bactrim will work, the problem is many people are allergic to sulfa drugs and this may not be an option for some people. As a home remedy, Bathing in Bleach (1/4 cup) per bath and using antibacterial soap to wash hands etc. containing triclosan or triclocarban will also be very helpful.
Whatever you do .. do not take MRSA lightly!!! Even if your doctor doesn't seem to be worried, many doctors are ignorant about MRSA and a lot of people are dying in The U.S. as a result.
The mortality of longterm MRSA is well above 30%. The untold truth is that MRSA is reaching epidemic proportions in the Untited States.
I have read alot of good information on this site, but if you have severe MRSA you may not have the luxury of experimenting too much so you must be very careful in your treatment approaches.
Be prudent and only use tried and true remedies. I hope this helps you.
Jojoba Oil Inhibits MRSA Growth: My family had MRSA on the skin that consisted of itchy red patches/bumps that would turn into a boil that oozed pus ect...I prayed and prayed for a cure as we battled it for months and it was VERY stressful. G-d answered my prayer, once when I was online researching cures I seen a website come up with a brief description saying jojoba oil inhibits growth of MRSA. It came and went very quickly when I tried to click on it. In fact I have never seen the site again. I had some jojoba oil on hand that I used for my hair. So I diluted with olive oil and put on my skin head to toe. The red patches/bumps that came up after this were really blotchy and not fully formed (they were weakened). I used a mix of 10 drops eucalyptus oil, 3-4 drops of oregano oil and a couple drops of tea tree oil directly on the blotchy bumps. They were gone with a matter of an hour or two. Sometimes even minutes. In fact I did the same method with on my 3 kids age 4, 6 and 14 who also skin MRSA boils and our whole family was cured within a week. That has been a year and a half ago. We have not had any red itchy patches/bumps or boils since.
To disinfect laundry I used 1 cup borax, 1/2 cup of pine sol(generic at dollar store that has 8.9% pine oil only a $1.00), 1/2 to 1 cup of Ammonia also only $1.00.
For all hard surfaces I used the mix of pine sol and Ammonia diluted in water to wipe down doorknobs, tables, light switch, counters. I even used this on a damp wet wipe to wipe down my couch and loveseat to disinfect it. I did this almost daily.
Sometimes I did use Lysol concentrate added a cap or two to the mix to disinfect home.
Water kefir is so wonderful!
I had recurring staph infections for many years. At first I cured them with urine, and it worked wonders, at first. Then years later I got another infection and the urine wasn't working so well anymore.
I tried so many different remedies, turmeric, garlic, ACV, mushroom tea and tinctures, made my own colloidal silver, as well as many, many other things, including probiotics and sourkraut. I can't believe how much I did and some of it helped, and yet I continued to get worse, I know now it's because of stress. I got cellulitis and then knew that the bacteria was inside my body and I could feel myself getting weaker. Even the naturopath said to take antibiotics but I knew that was not the route that would cure me.
Thank God I found Kim's post on Kefir from 2015, after many hours of reading posts, and ordered some water kefir! The stuff I got on Amazon was ok, but seemed to break down after a month and never reproduced. I got some other grains, and those grains are still reproducing. Once I started drinking the water kefir my wounds finally started to go away, but not completely.
I found an article that said you need to drink 1 liter a day to get the medicinal benefits, so I doubled the amount I was making and sprayed it on my skin, as well as put the "grains" on my wounds, and that helped tremendously! The wounds dried up and were gone in a week!
It's been months and I no longer get an infection when I get a cut, which is such a huge relief!
I learned that in Hawai'i especially, or anywhere with lots of humidity and warmth and therefore lots of harmful bacteria and fungi, it's important to grow water kefir, and all fermentation, in an anaerobic environment, using an airlock lid. I found the pickle pipes to be the easiest, and am going to get the medical grade stainless steel airlock lids soon.
I hope more people find out about water kefir, and how more important replacing beneficial microbes are, rather than just trying to kill off the bad ones. It makes sense because of gut health depends on a diversity and balance of bacteria and fungi. In my opinion it's the first place to start. Lots of nutrients from green smoothies and Chlorella also made a difference I could feel!
After battling MRSA for over 3 years now, I have tried Minocycline, Doxycycline, Clindamycin, Rifampin, Hibacleanse, bleach baths, Bactriban, mega doses of turmeric, garlic baths, garlic pills, garlic cream, mega doses of niacin amide, topical manuka honey, silver gel, silver solution, daily laundering of all bedding... The list goes on. Needless to say, as everyone who has ever dealt with MRSA can attest to, it has been extremely frustrating and depressing not to get rid of these painful boils and little itchy red bumps that always appear and take forever to get rid of. It's especially debilitating when these cover your face, neck, and arms. You feel like you have leprosy. So, after trying all of these "remedies" to no avail, I started making my own water Kefir ( a Probiotic) . I ordered 2 tablespoons of water Kefir grains on Amazon.
Step 1: I warmed up 4 cups of spring water ( chlorine and fluoride in tap water will kill the Kefir grains.
Step 2: I add 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar ( use this because the Kefir needs minerals and sugar to grow), and stirred until dissolved.
Step 3: Put the sugar water and kefir grains in a jar, secure the top with a coffee filter and rubber band, place in a warm dark place for 24-48 hours.
Step 4: Strain the kefir grains out.
Drink the probiotic water you now have, and start all over again from step 1.
The results are almost immediate. My boils and sores just start disappearing and drying up. I also put the kefir water in a spray bottle and spray it on my skin, and I put it in a nasal spray bottle and spray it up my nose. I have been doing this for about 2 weeks now and as long as I drink it daily, my skin stays clear. I'm hoping that by doing this daily for a few months, the MRSA will be gone for good.
I will add some research articles supporting the evidence that shows kefir kills MRSA and destroys the biofilms.
Anyone who has battled MRSA and has tried everything else, to no avail, please try this.
Fort Worth, Tx
At the end of 2006, I contracted MRSA. I still have scars from that early time before I learned about kefir. I only bought one batch of kefir grains in early 2007, and I am still fermenting using grains created from that first batch. I never took any antibiotics. After I started sipping homemade kefir all day and night, I have never had any more outbreaks, except one time in 2008, I stupidly cut back on the amount of kefir I was drinking and got paid back with an outbreak on my chest. I am sipping my kefir as I write this. My primary said my MRSA looks "dormant". Yes, it is "sleeping" but if I stopped kefir, it would rage up again. Mike is located in DELRAY BEACH, Florida, if any of you are near him. But he mails the grains out very fast and I will tell you they are fresh and very powerful.
I sprinkle some turmeric in a couple times a day. Mike will teach you all about how to make your own fresh kefir at home. Or write to me. BTW, I do not eat any kind of meat or fish, because they contain HEME iron which causes MRSA bacteria to rage up. I am 66, I garden, shop, do my web work, and live normally just as I did before I contracted this hideous MRSA. If I can do this, so can you! Anyone can email me anytime. I care about people with MRSA.
Kombucha is working amazingly well for me for my MRSA! I'm drinking a quart a day.
I looked up the bacteria on the label. Bacillus coagulans is proven to kill mrsa in tests. You can make your own too. Wish I would have tried this sooner. It's the strongest remedy I've tried.
I went to my local bait and tackle shop, bought container of leeches. In one day I cured mrsa with no pain, no opening of sore, and less than five bucks. Dont re-use same leech to avoid re-infecting the area.
I read that licorice has a strong inhibitory effect on mrsa and boosts the immune system. The first time I used it I sweated out and started feeling better. After a few days, I'm doing a lot better. I put about an ounce or so of dried root in tea 2 times a day. Also taking homemade milk kefir and kombucha but I need the licorice too or I don't do nearly as well.
Accidental Staph Remedy
For several years now I've used turmeric, in all its forms, to "control" a very persistent staph boil, with mixed results. Sometimes it was very effective, and could push the infection into complete "remission" for a week or two, but the core remained, albeit very small and benign. But would always return, seemingly at random and sometimes with a vengeance.
Well, a couple weeks ago I started a strict low-carb diet to lose some winter weight before spring, and voila! The boil has disappeared entirely and I can't even percieve the core anymore, no matter how hard I press into it.
Going to a low-carb regimen is the ONLY thing I've changed, and as I recall the worst recent flare-up times, it seems to coincide with high carbohydrate consumption.
IF this is really the trigger for flareups, I can go low carb the rest of my life, NO PROBLEM. It's worth freedom from staph flareups.
I am writing about all of the people who have talked about tumeric or garlic as a potential cure for MRSA.
I've been doing some studying and there is a commonality I've found in these items:
Very high in manganese and high in magnesium.
Very high in manganese (both also very low in sugar and in fats)
French Green Clay has been touted as curing MRSA -HIGH IN MAGNESIUM
Antibiotics and poor digestive tract absorption will cause a magnesium deficiency.
Antibiotics kill off beneficial organisms in the gut, causing loose bowels, which decreases absorption.
"Antibiotics can also lower magnesium availability. Included on the antibiotic list are neomycin, tetracycline, erythromycin, ***sulfamethoxazole****, and sulfonamides.
Other medications that reduce the body's supply of magnesium include the anticoagulant drug warfarin; corticosteroids; oral contraceptives (birth control pills); and the immunosuppressant drug cyclosporine."
"Antibiotics (e.g. gentamicin and amphotericin) These drugs may increase the loss of magnesium in urine. Thus, taking these medications for long periods of time may contribute to magnesium depletion [9-10,12]."
"Because magnesium plays such a wide variety of roles in the body, the symptoms of magnesium deficiency can also vary widely. Many symptoms involve changes in nerve and muscle function. These changes include muscle weakness, tremor, and spasm. In the heart muscle, magnesium deficiency can result in arrhythmia, irregular contraction, and increased heart rate. Because of its role in bone structure, the softening and weakening of bone can also be a symptom of magnesium deficiency. Other symptoms can include: imbalanced blood sugar levels; headaches; elevated blood pressure; elevated fats in the bloodstream; depression; seizures; nausea; vomiting; and lack of appetite."
"Deficiency symptoms have three categories:Early symptoms include irritability, anorexia, fatigue, insomnia, and muscle twitching. Other symptoms include poor memory, apathy, confusion, and reduced ability to lea. Moderate deficiency symptoms consist of rapid heartbeat and other cardiovascular changes. Severe deficiency of magnesium could lead to tingling, numbness, sustained contraction of the muscles, and hallucinations and delirium. "
What Magnesium does in your body:
"Magnesium: What is it?Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found predominantly inside cells of body tissues and organs. Only 1% of magnesium is found in blood, but the body works very hard to keep blood levels of magnesium constant .
Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis [2-3].
There is an increased interest in the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Dietary magnesium is absorbed in the small intestines. Magnesium is excreted through the kidneys [1-3,4]."
"Magnesium ions are essential to the basic nucleic acid chemistry of life, and thus are essential to all cells of all known living organisms. Plants have an additional use for magnesium in that chlorophylls are magnesium-centered porphyrins. Many enzymes require the presence of magnesium ions for their catalytic action, especially enzymes utilizing ATP, or those which use other nucleotides to synthesize DNA and A."
Magnesium is VERY important to support a healthy immune system http://web.mit.edu/london/www/magnesium.html
Now I will say I am drawing correlations which are not scientifically proven. They are loose correlations and drawn conclusions. I am not affiliated with any health products or sites or doctors, I am not advocating the use of any health food product (it's really best to go natural with regards to vitamin intake). I have been suffering from fatigue, CA-MRSA, sleeplessness, arrythmia and bloating. I'm going to try more magnesium!
I challenge scientists to work with magnesium and MRSA.
Possible MRSA infection experience. I had a weird bump on my back that I couldn't see. It had originally been a blackhead, which I could feel, but then it changed into a bump that just didn't ever go away, and the skin around it was odd. One day I was pressing on it a lot to try to force it to clean out, and managed to aggravate it so that it swelled up to more than 8" across after maybe 3 days. It was very uncomfortable with any pressure on it, but not "hot". I enlisted my son to try to help me put stuff on it and monitor what it was doing.
I'm describing this as a possible MRSA infection because he showed me some MRSA photos which he found later that he said looked pretty much exactly like what was on my back. I used several things, but the one thing that really started to turn it around was topical magnesium. The first time I used it one night, the next morning the surface felt different, as though the problem was becoming more superficial. Over time, my son and I applied a lot of magnesium and iodine. We tried a few other things in the mix but the most prevalent items were those two. We made a dressing and changed it 2x day.
After a few days, it suddenly drained out a whole bunch of a clear "gel" which had virtually no odor. It had started to drain a bit of this per day during the days before so the whole area gradually diminished, but once this large drain happened, the whole area reduced and healed up rapidly. I was surprised that it was the topical magnesium that was the most effective thing.
So, for what it's worth, I'm passing this on.
I am colonized with MRSA and I have been struggling with recurring skin lesions for 10+ years. I have recently found that Dead Sea magnesium oil has had a profound effect. My back has been covered with staph pimples for a few years (I am 40 years old). I have never had back acne previously and nothing I tried worked. I just happened to use the magnesium oil for a sore muscle and found that, the next day, the pimples were reduced. I have continued to use it almost daily for the past two weeks and I only have a few random spots left.
If you try it, be aware that it may itch the first few times you use it. Also, if you have any open areas it will burn. I hope this helps!
Just thought I would pop on here and mention that I have been using Manuka honey for four days on a many months old stagnant leg ulcer that started with a cat bite and went on to cellulitis and then MRSA in the greatly enlarged wound. I did pull the infection out with clay and or charcoal poultices... but when it came time to close it didn't really want to.
The first time I tried to use the honey it was too painful. But I spent a couple months calming the thing down with an ointment made of oak extract and a couple things. Finally I was able to try the honey again and I have never seen so much progress before. I am seriously amazed. Definitely worth a try.
MRSA: Bought the Australian Manuka Honey and used for a month. Didn't Work! Calms it down only but it is a sticky mess especially when applying to back of legs and putting pants on. Anything oily like Silver seems to spread the infection. Tumeric caused menstrual bleeding. Hydrogen Peroxide burned but didn't get rid of it. Baking soda - another messy application - helped but did not get rid of it. There was one ointment in the first aid section (can't remember name) that I got at Wal-mart that said it was for MRSA and the drug companies made them pull it because they weren't allowed to say it cured MRSA and it did!!! When I take any antibiotics, it comes back with a vegeance! Now I'm trying garlic... But I'm tired and defeated after two years of trying to get rid of it :(
The Beach, Canada