Aug 22, 2013

Home Remedies for Treating Recurring MRSA Boils (Guest Post)

MRSA boil

(This is a guest post.)

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a skin infection. It got this name after the bacteria responsible for causing the infection which have developed a resistance over the years against penicillin, oxacillin and other standard antibiotics used for treatment.

It is rated as one of the most dreadful skin infections around the globe because of the following major reasons:

  • It is a contagious infection
  • It is difficult to be treated
  • It can even prove to be fatal in severe cases
  • It causes troublesome and hideous skin eruptions and boils which can keep coming back after certain intervals.

Natural treatments for the sore boils caused by MRSA
The red lumps or skin boils caused by MRSA can give you a real hard time in getting rid of them. You might have to undergo a surgery for removing them. Getting a treatment of an incision and draining on them could be awfully painful.

In many cases, even a mix of antibiotics fails to control the persistent appearance of these skin eruptions. Read along for some of the most effective natural remedies if you are prone to MRSA boils.

  1. Application of tea tree oil on the red marks is a wise option. Whenever you feel the beginning of a pimple with flare-ups or boils then you should right away use this oil on the affected areas to prevent an outbreak of MRSA boils.
  2. Garlic is one of the most valued herbs and it can work wonders to cut down on the formation of the boils. Crush it finely and keep it for at least 20 minutes before swallowing it with water.
  3. Apple Cider Vinegar is also a recommended product to impede the development of the skin boils. You should preferably apply it as soon as you notice surfacing of red marks which would grow into sordid boils. Apply it at least twice or thrice a day with the help of a cotton ball. Within 2-3 days the marks will fade away. Ensure that you do not buy low quality vinegar.
  4. Dry skin can aggravate the problem of MRSA skin eruptions. So, make sure that you keep your body well hydrated and make liberal use of the right body moisturizers.
  5. This infection can be easily transmitted from an infected body part to another when the bacteria in question are exposed to the latter. In order to prevent this situation, you can add certain essential oils such as tea tree, sandalwood and rosemary to your liquid soap.
  6. You can treat MRSA infections with Emu oils as well. This oil is obtained from an Australian bird called Emu. This oil is commonly used for healing wounds, cuts and bruises along with the softening of skin and removal of scars.

Few words of caution:

  • Use these remedies preferably in case of only minor staph infections. If the boils refuse to give away then take no time to consult a naturopath or any other qualified doctor.
  • Adhere to good hygiene practices and other defensive measures such no sharing of the common supplies so as to prevent MRSA from spreading.
  • Disinfect the potentially infected surfaces and clothing so that transmission the infection could be avoided.
This guest post is submitted by Anna Smith, a health and wellness content writer representing a company which manufactures Defense soap, a natural antimicrobial soap. I heartily agree with her natural mode of treatment for MRSA boils though I would add that virgin coconut oil could also be a good treatment option as it is a safe broad-spectrum antibiotic as well as moisturizer.

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