What Is a Staph/MERS Infection?
Staph is the shortened name for Staphylococcus (pronounced: staf-uh-low-KAH-kus), a type of bacteria. These bacteria can live harmlessly on many skin surfaces, especially around the nose, mouth, genitals, and anus. But when the skin is punctured or broken for any reason, staph bacteria can enter the wound and cause an infection.
MRSA is the short form of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, which is a highly contagious skin infection. It mainly results due to bacteria, which attack the skin through a cut or a wound. People with weak immune systems are more likely to get it as their body’s ability to resist bacterial attack becomes weak. MRSA can result into a serious problem if not noticed; therefore, it is important to treat it as soon as possible.
There are some home remedies, which can be really helpful to treat a staph / MRSA infection.
- Turmeric a spice common to Indian cuisine and mustards, this warm, orange spice is actually the best remedy for boils. It is a natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent. When paired with dietary fat and black pepper, it is even more effective. You can buy turmeric in bulk at a local international grocery store, or locate bottles of organic turmeric powder and turmeric concentrate supplements called curcumin online.
- Colloidal silver is considered a natural drawing agent. When used in the system, it helps pull out infection and rebalance the good bacteria in your body.
- Tea Tree Oil This oil is a natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent. Applied to the boils, it helps calm the swelling and also draws the infection out of your skin and body.
- Usnea is also reportly quite effective, though I haven’t found sufficient quantities to gather for a few years, so I haven’t yet used this to treat staph.
- Dandelion root has shown effectiveness in treating antibiotic resistant staph in a lab setting. I began including this in my protocol after hearing Richo Cech speak about it.
- Chaparral (Larrea tridentata) is a desert plant from the Southwest. I know many herbalists who swear by the plant for many ailments including the treatment of Staph. I haven’t used it because I haven’t been to the southwest to gather it.
- Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) is also used by many folks in treating staph. I have used it to some extent, but mostly when soars are in places to difficult to poultice.
- Activated Charcoal is not an herb in the way that we usually think of it, but it is a very helpful tool in treating many issues. It’s able to draw out the bind to the infection.
What is antibiotic resistance?
People who get exposed to too many antibiotics can develop a resistance. Eating meat flesh containing antibiotics is one cause of antibiotic resistance. Doctors over-prescribing antibiotics is another. MRSA is a type of superbug called a gram-positive bacteria. The other type of superbug, gram-negative bacteria, are even more sophisticated and tougher organisms. K. pneumoniae (KPC), a germ linked to thousands of deaths, is an example of a gram-negative bacteria.
KPC is a pneumonia-causing superbug that has spread through the U.S., Hungary, Cyrpus, Austria and Italy. In early 20120, it was responsible for hundreds of deaths at a hospital in Greece. However, KPC is not the only superbug responsible for killing people. Around 25,000 people die in Europe every year because of antibiotic-resistant infections.