The majority of Staph and MRSA infections are on the skin. Unfortunately, a MRSA skin infection can cause unsightly and embarrassing sores, sometimes leaving permanent scars on the skin. Open wounds and lesions can be quite contagious and help the infection to spread to others. Fortunately, infections of the skin are often less severe than an internal Staph or MRSA infection and treatment can be easier.
A touchy subject
Using essential oils internally is a controversial subject, and for good reason. High quality essential oils have many amazing benefits and uses. Several essential oils have strong anti-bacterial properties that can be helpful with infections. My life has changed for the better because of these amazing plant essences. Most essential oil uses are used for skin application (like Tea Tree oil for MRSA), air diffusion or for massage. Some oils (like Oregano for MRSA), have a history of being used internally, especially for infections.
While there are many alternatives to antibiotics for MRSA treatment, few are as safe, effective and easy to use as herbal blends. But you won’t find blends like this in the spice bottles on the shelves of your grocery store. These are medicinal grade botanical extracts grown and blended under stringent quality standards for specific support with infections.
Are Herbal Remedies Safe?
Herbal remedies for MRSA and Staph have a long history of use, many dating back thousands of years.
Most of the common herbs used for MRSA treatment support have a long history of safe use in humans. These so-called “alternative” and MRSA natural remedies are actually some of the oldest remedies on earth, some of which have been used for thousands of years. By comparison, antibiotic drugs have only been around for several decades and are arguably untried and unproven from a long-term perspective.
For example, garlic has been used for infections for at least 5,000 years and has been the subject of over 2,000 studies. Olive Leaf was used in ancient Egypt for preservation and in the 1800’s it was used with success against malaria. Tea tree oil, oregano oil and other botanical products have been used against infections for thousands of years and continue to be prescribed by medical doctors in France to this day.
One of the best things about herbal remedies is fewer side effects. While herbal remedies can be powerful and fast acting, they are also well balanced and evolutionarily “keyed” to the human body. In contrast, antibiotics have a long list of often serious side effects that can be more challenging to deal with than the infection itself.
If you’ve lost time from work because of Staph or MRSA, then you know the stress, uncertainty and frustration these infections can inflict. On top of the often high cost of treatments, lost income from missing work can cause a huge financial strain.
You want to go back to work and get your life back on track as soon as possible. But you also want your friends, family and coworkers to be safe from catching your infection. If you’ve lost work due to Staph or MRSA then you’ve probably been wondering the following:
Staph aureus bacteria greatly magnified (Credit: Arduino/CDC)
There’s a fair amount of confusion online about what MRSA really is. Sometimes you’ll see it called MERSA, Staph MRSA, resistant Staph, Staph superbug, or even MRSA Virus.
What is MRSA? Is it a virus? Is it a bacteria? What exactly is it?
One of the cruelest things about MRSA is it leaves your body more vulnerable to other types of infections later. These so-called secondary infections can be bacterial like C. difficile (or “C. diff”). But yeast, candida and fungal infections are also common after struggling with Staph or MRSA.
Yeast and fungal infections can be mild to severe and may appear as: toe nail fungus, thrush in the mouth, some skin infections, vaginitis and systemic or internal infections.
Here’s something to ponder. Norway has one of the lowest MRSA rates out of any country in the world. Japan, the US and some Southern European countries have the highest MRSA infection rates.
So, what is Norway doing right?
Manuka honey and MRSA Staph biofilms
Honey has been used for thousands of years as a natural remedy for many ailments. Manuka honey is such a great remedy because it’s safe, inexpensive and easy to use. It also has a wide range of different uses with virtually no side effects. And now scientific research is revealing how Manuka honey can help control recurring Staph & MRSA infections related to biofilms.