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MRSA Help

MRSA is a scary diagnosis for a physician to give you.  Fear not!  There are several natural things that can be done to help strengthen your body to allow it to effectively fight a MRSA infection.

 

What is MRSA?

MRSA is a bacterial infection that affects the skin.  It is caused by the spherical bacterium Staphylococcus aureus.  In fact, the SA of MRSA stands for Staphylococcus aureus.  The R stands for resistant, and the M stands for Methicillin.  So the whole acronym MRSA stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Interestingly, most MRSA infections occur in persons who have been in hospitals, nursing homes, and even outpatient facilities like dialysis centers.  Some people also get MRSA infections that begin as a skin boil and seem to occur from skin-to-skin contact.

Staphylococcus aureus is a normal inhabitant on our skin.  Yes, it is really a normal part of our skin flora.  The problem occurs when conditions are favorable to allow it to overgrow and get out of balance.

MRSA can be difficult for physicians to treat in an allopathic setting.  By overusing antibiotics for years, they’ve created a “super bug” that can spread to a person’s lungs, heart, bones, blood, joints, and more.  It can even progress to be life-threatening.

 

What is Methicillin?

Methicillin is a type of antibiotic within the penicillin class.  This makes MRSA interesting, because it is simply an acronym saying it is a specific-class-of-antibiotics-resistant bacterial infection.

Sadly, the overuse of unnecessary antibiotics through the years have lead to this emergency intervention losing its power.

 

Common Symptoms of MRSA

  • Skin is warm/hot to the touch
  • Pus or drainage
  • May have a fever
  • Skin is red
  • Skin is swollen

 

Natural Ideas

Strengthen the Immune System
  • Breastfeed infants (to build their immune system early)
  • Consume more raw vegetables and fruit
  • Consume garlic
  • Consume probiotics (supplements and foods)
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Vitamin C supplement
  • Consume fat (essential fatty acids; organic butter is my favorite)
  • Zinc
  • Echinacea, Astragalus, Elderberry, and Calendula
  • Consume mushrooms (reishi, maitake, and even portabella/white button all build the immune system)
  • Vitamin D (increase sunlight exposure—read more in our Summer Newsletter coming out soon)
Natural Antibiotics
  • Colloidal Silver (shown in this study)
  • Manuka Honey
  • Garlic (internal or made into an oil infusion)
  • Activated charcoal
  • Essential oils (tea tree, oregano, eucalyptus, lavender)
  • Drawing salves
  • Herbal compresses (turmeric, garlic, aloe vera)
  • Apple cider vinegar (both internally and externally)
Other Help
  • Heat
  • Essential oils (lavender, frankincense, tea tree)
  • Diluted food-grade hydrogen peroxide
  • Keep clean

 

In the end, MRSA can be an indication of a larger problem in the body–if you have gone so out of balance as to have an overgrowth of a normally controlled bacteria, it is probably time to consider your health situation as a whole.

Please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment if you need further assistance.

Also, let me know if you have any requests for natural suggestions for other conditions!

NOTE:

Everything here is for information only.  This is not meant to treat or diagnose any medical condition.  Seek a qualified medical professional.

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