MRSA & BOILS

The term MRSA or Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus is used to describe those examples of this organism that are resistant to commonly used antibiotics.

Causes
The organism Staphylococcus aureus is found on many individuals skin and seems to cause no major problems. However if it gets inside the body, for instance under the skin or into the lungs, it can cause important infections such as boils or pneumonia. Individuals who carry this organism are usually totally healthy, have no problems whatever and are considered simply to be carriers of the organism.

Individuals can become carriers of MRSA in the same way that they can become a carrier of ordinary Staphylococcus aureus which is by physical contact with the organism. If the organism is on the skin then it can be passed around by physical contact. If the organism is in the nose or is associated with the lungs rather than the skin then it may be passed around by droplets spread from the mouth and nose. Doctors can find out if and where Staphylococcus aureusis located on a patient by taking various samples, sending them to the laboratory and growing the organism. Tests done on any Staphylococcus aureus grown from such specimens can then decide how sensitive the organisms is to antibiotics and if it is a methicillin resistant (MRSA) organism. These tests usually take 2-3 days.

To combat the spread of this infection the answer is to keep very clean. Take tea tree and sea salt baths regularly and be particular about cleaning the nasal passages where MRSA resides. Wash hands regularly using a tea tree oil solution.

Internal Home Remedies for MRSA & Boils
Allicin occurs naturally in garlic and has proved a vital weapon against MRSA which is resistant to normal antibiotic treatment.

1 tsp of turmeric powder in warm water 3 times daily.

Quarter of a teaspoon of nutmeg per day.

Eat plenty of acidophilus enriched live yoghurt to boost the immune system.

Drink one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, one tablespoon honey mixed in a cup of hot water at least twice a day plus two litres of water per day. Stay away from sweets and chocolate. If the boil does come to a head where it is going to open continue to drink the vinegar tea and the water. Use hot packs on the boil for 15-20 minutes three times a day.

External Home Remedies for Boils; There are many natural cures treatments for boils. Different ones work for different people. Try the following external treatments one by one until you find which one works for you;

1. Apply 1 drop of 100% pure tea tree oil directly to the boil and cover with a plaster or telfa (nonstick) pad with tape for large boils) 2-3 times daily. Avoid using plain gauze, it tends to make the boil dry out or scab over. You want to keep it moist. Use a moist compress as hot as you can stand it (i use a tea kettle), apply tea tree and/ lavender oil to maximize effect. Do this several times per day. Once a boil has a white tip or has opened, it should be kept covered and treated liberally with tea tree directly into the wound if possible.

2. For boils and large pimples make a paste out of baking soda and water. Pack it on the infected spot and it works to draw the infection. Baking soda combined with some essential oils like lavender and lemon work too but essential oils are not suitable for pregnant women.

3. Mix a paste of oatmeal, add salt and apply directly onto the boil and leave overnight.

4. Apply a crushed garlic clovesfenugreek and red clay poultice.

5. Put some castor oil on a cotton ball and cover the boil with it. Leave overnight.

6. Crack open an egg, empty it and use the white/clear film on the inside of the shell. Place this over the boil and leave it there.

7. A slice of bacon put directly on boil and left overnight draws out the pus.

8. Cut a thin slice from an organic red beet then on the side that was to lay on the abscess, cut little lines to help release the beet juice. Secured the beet with a wide band aid. Change it twice a day, in the morning and upon going to bed. Should cure the boil within 2/3 days.

9. Cut a tomato in half and heat it (microwave will do). Place it over the boil and leave it there. Hold it in place with a gauze and band-aids, and kept it there until it cooled. Then place the other half of the tomato and repeat the operation. The boil should open by itself and this method could stop boils recurring in the future..

NEVER SQUEEZE A BOIL! it can spread the infection very quickly to the surrounding tissue. If you see red spider web like lines around the boil, see a doctor immediately. This can be a sign of the infection spreading to the blood, which is very dangerous.

After MRSA:
After a MRSA attack take a small clean glass jar and mix about 2-3ml (think thimble full or less) of KY jelly or equivalent with 1-2 drops of 100% pure Tea Tree oil. Cap jar and shake to mix completely. Take a cotton bud and dip it in the solution and apply it to the inside of your nostrils, one clean swab full per nostril (it will sting a bit at first but you’ll get used to it fast). Once you have it in both nostrils pinch your nose closed and squish your nose around to spread it out inside your nose. Do this twice a day religiously until 10 days after you are boil free. Then do it 2-3 times per week for a month. This step is super important because MRSA will usually hang on in your nose even after all infection appears gone just to rear its ugly head again when conditions are right.

Notes on Tea Tree Oil : Has been shown very effective against MRSA, nearly as effective as the best antibiotics. To test for sensitivity to tea tree oil: apply a drop on inner arm and cover with a Band-Aid. Wait 1-2hrs and remove Band-Aid if redness or swelling occurs you should not use tea tree.

BENEFICIAL FOODS
Acidophilus enriched organic yoghurt, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, nasturtium, garlic, apple cider vinegar, turmeric (1 teaspoon in warm water 3 times a day)

EXTERNALLY
Tea tree oil, tomato paste, oatmeal, baking soda, sea salt baths, sliced of crushed garlic cloves, fenugreek, parsley

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