MRSA Treatment When Antibiotics Fail

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MRSA treatment

By Carrie Perez, of MRSASupportGroup

The horse has literally left the barn where superbugs are concerned.  These nasty, life threatening little critters are popping up in schools, gyms, and other places where crowds of people congregate and no longer confined only to hospitals, nursing homes or skid row as once believed.

Today, if you have a skin infection, most conventional doctors will just assume it’s a mutated superbug like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known by its acronym MRSA, and give you a strong antibiotic. Nonconventional MRSA treatment is not even considered.

That’s right, no testing, just an immediate script for a strong antibiotic with resistance to first line antibiotics assumed from the get go.

In 2010 alone, MRSA killed 19,000 people, sent 7 million people to the ER, and cost $8 billion in medical costs, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Let’s take a moment to understand why superbugs like MRSA exist and, even better, make a game plan on how to deal with them particularly in the scary situation when antibiotics fail you or your child.

Not All Bugs are Bad

First of all, let’s get a very important fact straight.  Not all bugs are bad and being a germaphobe will actually make the situation far worse for you and your family’s health.

In fact, there are thousands of strains of microscopic life that are of profound benefit to our physiology and health.

In our intestines, there are “friendly” gut flora: viruses, bacteria and fungi that help us digest food and assist in other fun bodily functions.

Some experts suggest that in a healthy state of being, 90% of our flora are good guys and the other 10% are potential bad guys (aka pathogenic microbes).

Considering the epidemic of MRSA infections, it is likely that this now common superbug has already settled into your gut flora

Don’t panic!

Staph Aureus, the parent of MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) is a very natural part of our world and if you already have it in your gut, it doesn’t necessarily require MRSA treatment.

This bacteria has been around a long time and you are not going to eradicate it from your life or your body so don’t bother trying.

Even if you could somehow sterilize your gut of MRSA, what happens when you walk out your front door? Herein lies the need for harmony.

As I see it, there are three barriers to achieving our desired state of tranquility with the superbugs now rampant in our environment: the antibiotic problem, the cleaning dilemma, and the standard American diet.


Doctors and scientists have known for a long time that antibiotics can cause bacteria to mutate. In fact, Staph Aureus was the first bacterium in which penicillin resistance was found—in 1947, just four years after the drug entered mass-production. Since that time, pharmaceutical companies have struggled to develop stronger antibiotics to fight the onslaught of mutating bugs. Unfortunately, my baby and I were caught in that crossfire. We both developed MRSA infections in 2008. After being prescribed antibiotics, I wondered, “How can the very thing that caused MRSA be a cure for MRSA?” So I decided to fight my infection naturally with incredible success.

During my research, I learned that micro-organisms like Staph create hundreds of generations in one day. So, even though MRSA is contagious, it is also possible that “normal” Staph can mutate within your body when exposed to antibiotics.

There is no way to know for sure if or when it will mutate, even with the best sensitivity testing. Taking antibiotics can also kill off friendly gut flora AND lead to the over-development of virulent pathogens like C-Diff (google C-Diff infections… not fun either). Another example of mutation is VRSA, Vancomycin Resistant Staph Aureus. Vancomycin is considered the antibiotic of last resort… it is currently the strongest antibiotic we have and resistance to it is a desperate situation. Although we may need antibiotics sometimes, it is important that we use them responsibly and avoid them whenever possible.

The Cleaning DILEMMA

By now you might be feeling the urge to reach for a gallon of extra-strength bleach. Indeed, some doctors chastise their MRSA patients for not cleaning their homes better and suggest they take regular baths in diluted bleach. Unfortunately for most people, this is no real solution. During my initial research, I found another mom with a similar situation as my own (she and her daughter were both getting MRSA infections) and she explained to me how great they were doing. They had been taking bleach baths a few times per week and washing all their linens daily. Now, they only got infected every three months (instead of every month). She considered that success but it didn’t sound like an acceptable solution to me.

Over time I discovered that, although cleaning is important, it is not the solution to MRSA and doing it to the point of stress can exasperate an already depressed immune system. Consider the country of Norway, who had one of world’s lowest hospital infection rates in 2009. Their solution? Thirty years ago, Norway’s public health officials started a program that cut back on the use of antibiotics and denied the registrations of stronger ones. They kept the stronger antibiotics out of their country! They take other measures as well, like isolating MRSA-positive patients and staff but extra cleaning has never been part of their plan and their hospitals are not pristine.

So for everyday prevention, wash your hands well with a gentle, natural soap and stay away from anti-bacterial products containing Triclosan. Clean your house with natural products or make your own with essential oils. For preventing infection in cuts and scrapes, use a gentle antiseptic like silver hydrosol. Avoid elective surgery and be prepared to act quickly if you or a family member shows signs of infection.

The Standard American Diet

Eating is so much more fun than cleaning, isn’t it?

Unfortunately, there is going to be work involved if you want to supercharge your immune system to fight off superbugs. First of all, the Standard American Diet (SAD) is not going to be a choice. Babies and children are especially vulnerable to the SAD. The main immune system offenders are:

  • GMO  (genetically modified) foods, processed foods, fast foods
  • Too much sugar, especially processed sugar (which is nearly always GMO nowadays in North America)
  • Pesticides & other FDA-approved food chemicals
  • Soy, corn, pork, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, nightshades, bovine (cow) dairy & beef
  • Too many grains or starches (especially gluten-containing or over-processed grains)

The best way to avoid infections and superbugs is to keep your immune system healthy.

The best way to keep your immune system healthy is to maintain steady, healthy eating habits. This can be the greatest challenge whether due to an over-busy lifestyle, genetics, environmental issues, medical history, age or stress. The long term solution is regular, healthy, homemade food. Nutritional supplementation (see list below) can help bridge the gap created by soil nutrient depletion and other lifestyle and environmental concerns. Occasional fasting is a good idea such as skipping a meal or two, taking a break from meat, or juicing raw fruits and vegetables.

If you find yourself in an immune-compromised state with a virus or bacterial infection looming or in full bloom, then you should adhere to a more strict diet, free from inflammatory foods.

Before my MRSA infection, I believed I was healthy. Even though I ate better than most people I knew, the reality was that I needed to make some big changes.

If you are experiencing recurrent MRSA, infections or any other chronic health issue, consider it a serious red flag and take personal responsibility for making the necessary changes.

MRSA Infection Strikes – Now What Do I Do?

MRSA infections can manifest in many different ways.

Most often, MRSA superbug infections look and feel like a spider or insect bite. Cuts, wounds and surgical sites are also particularly vulnerable to infection.

not a spider biteMRSA has a nasty habit of moving very fast and it can be unpredictable. This is why prevention is the best medicine. However, if you maintain a healthy lifestyle, you will heal quicker from any illness you encounter.

If you think you have symptoms of MRSA, you should consult a physician, preferably an Infectious Disease Doctor (IDD) immediately.

If you decide to take antibiotics, ask your doctor to order a sensitivity test on the infected area. You should also consider natural MRSA treatment and supplements to compliment any conventional medical treatment but be sure to seek professional help in choosing which is best for your personal needs as well as the proper dosing for your particular situation.

There are many vitamins, homeopathic remedies and essential oils that can be helpful. They are also wonderful for daily immune support and for staying one step ahead of the invaders. Allicin, the strongest natural MRSA treatment, is listed first and should be used with care.

Again, seek professional guidance, especially when dosing children!  

Can these natural MRSA treatments work when antibiotics fail?  Yes, absolutely they can and do every single day. Given how dangerous uncontained MRSA can be, however, it is always important to seek the advice of a trained, holistic physician when tackling this type of entrenched health challenge even when choosing a MRSA treatment that is nontoxic.

MRSA Treatment Chart of Natural Alternatives




Stable allicin

Stable allicin

Silver hydrosol

Wild oregano oil


Green drinks, D3, zinc, turmeric, vitamin C, and B vitamins like biotin and pantothenic acid

Silver hydrosol


MRSA is the most prevalent superbug but it is really just the tip of the antibiotic-resistant iceberg.

You may not be able to choose which bugs you are exposed to but you really can choose to live in harmony with superbugs and thrive in spite of them.

About the Author

Carrie PerezCarrie Perez is a MRSA survivor , recognized MRSA lay expert in the Tampa, Florida area, and a homeschooling, work-at-home mom to three children ages 3, 6 and 9.  She has helped hundreds of people regain their health from MRSA when conventional treatments have failed them.

Visit her website for more information or contact her at


This is an opinionated article and is meant for discussion purposes only. It is not meant to treat, diagnose, mitigate, cure or prevent any disease. It is by no means an exhaustive analysis of MRSA or superbugs.


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Comments (42)

  • Danielle

    Forgive me, and I am into all the healthy eating and sprouting and fermenting stuff. But what the hell is left to eat after you cut out all of that stuff? Lol. I am a nursing mom to an infant that had MRSA at 1 week old(born at home) and it went away after antibiotic treatment and it is now recurring at 3 months old. How can a nursing mom eat enough calories and eat the right dirt to get rid of this stuff, seriously need some answers because this stuff is scaring me. I would be willing to try anything!

    May 3rd, 2016 4:28 pm Reply
  • Workin’ Mama

    Hi there –

    I am currently taking Allicin for SIBO. Actually, I was diagnosed with SIBO back in September, when I started my first course of Allicin. That is also when I started getting skin boils. I was treating them like pimples (using Retin-A ointment, which dried them up, but they kept on coming back). They were recently (2 days ago) diagnosed as MRSA (although, to be fair, the dermatologist wasn’t able to take a culture because the boil had gone down too far by the time the office could get me in). Of course, the dermatologist wants to give me an antibiotic, and has ordered me a topical antibiotic ointment.

    If Allicin is the **best** treatment, and it is already not helping me, then what should I do? I also did a course or oregano oil in January. I can’t recall if I got any boils, but it did make my hair fall out, so I’m not in a rush to do that again.


    March 31st, 2016 10:09 am Reply
  • Cathy Stump

    My grandson has been diagnosed with MRSA in his throat. They thought it was strep but the culture said MRSA. How do you treat that? They have given him antibiotics but it seems to come back.

    November 28th, 2015 10:04 pm Reply
  • Louise Baker

    At the hospital where my husband works in British Columbia, when staff get MRSA they are treated with fecal transplants! I find it very exciting that “normal” medicine has jumped on board the gut biome bandwagon, at least in this one instance.

    November 27th, 2015 11:28 pm Reply
    • admin

      Wow, this blows me away! Conventional medicine will eventually catch on .. unfortunately out of desperation in most cases, but better late than never!

      November 28th, 2015 2:24 pm Reply
  • Heal in a Hurry

    Vetericyn. Buy it at Petco. Blue bottle, marked for pets but is EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE and safe for humans. My MRSA was gone in 5 days applied at 3 times a day with fresh bandages covering the wounds. Stopped the spread on the first day of use. Non steroidal, NON ANTIBIOTIC(some one has some sense), NON TOXIC!!! Kills MRSA in a hurry. Keeps oxygen right on the wound which aids in healing and kills the infection and prevents the spread. I am not endorsed by the company but after scouring the internet and being in severe pain after doctors visits with them not having a CLUE how to treat this turning you into a literal human Guinea pig. This new product works. They have a human version which is less potent called Puracyn. Buy Vetericyn. I was praying to find an answer that didn’t involve silver/bleach/garlic baths/allicin, and I was prepared to do it all to rid my body of this spreading infection! It was taking control of my life in the worst way. It’s like $30 bucks, NON TOXIC unlike antibiotics (literally meaning anti-life). If this helps just one person I will be greatful to have helped, please heed my advice if you are in pain and are suffering from MRSA. It is safe and effective to swab in your nostrils to destroy the potential colonies with ABSOLUTELY ZERO side effects. Please post here after you have tried it for those who suffered similar events or are still suffering I will check back with questions but I have covered as much as I could. Pay it forward and don’t be afraid to lose faith in big pharma, tgey certainly have killed more people with malPRACTICE than nearly any other institution on the planet.

    August 27th, 2015 1:42 am Reply

      I have been suffering with MRSA for about a month now. It has negatively changed my life. I feel like crying, Im in such pain. I am eating raw garlic cloves daily, drinking Bragg Vinegar and water, taking vitamin D, cod liver oil, Golden seal, and Tumeric. I bathe in ebsom salt baths about 3-4 times a day for relief. I got got some under control, but have them under both arm pits now, which is very unpleasant to say the least. What do I do with this VETERICYN, use is topically only on all affected areas. Would you recommend using tea tree oil and oregano oils as well? As you know, you will do just about anything to get your immune system back right, to get rid of this terrible bacteria from your body. I appreciate you sharing your post, I am going to get some and try it. I am taking care of internal natural remedies, an awesome topical remedy would be a Godsend~ You can email me I really and truly appreciate any help you have to offer me. Many thanks in advance, Aron

      October 7th, 2015 1:44 am Reply
      • Brooke

        I get them under my armpits too and Manuka honey works every time! I also take garlic and oregano oil internally.

        November 27th, 2015 11:34 pm Reply
    • heidi

      heal in a hurry, how has it been going? have you had any more outbreaks? i’m assuming you shouldn’t put this on an open sore?

      October 22nd, 2015 6:02 pm Reply
    • chelleybug

      Hi, I just wanted to let you know my husband had mrsa a couple of months ago it went away with the antibiotics the doctor gave him but now it has come back.. I remember reading your post then and so I went back to it and then I went online to amazon and bought the vetericyn.. He has been using it 3 times a day for 3 days now and it has just about cleared up completely…
      And I just want to thank you for posting this because it is really working.. Wish I had of known about it in the beginning of this year when my oldest daughter ended up in the hospital with mrsa it was not a good thing it took her at least 2 months to completely heal… So far so good she hasn’t had anymore out breaks with it. That being said my second oldest daughter has been battling it on and off for months.. It would go away and come back go away and come back no matter what she did. But I know what to do the next time around.. The Vetericyn really does work…

      November 27th, 2015 3:38 pm Reply
  • Ashley

    Can someone please email a good list of stuff to help boost my immune system? Looking into cleanses and herbs and any topical salve to use on boils. A year ago I started getting what looked like a pimply rash below my armpits. Now I constantly get boils in the left one. Unfortunately I’m a self harmer and believe I may have got something while in a state hospital. I’ve used a lot of antibiotics for tooth issues over the years and began getting resistant to them. So I really want to try a more natural approach before loading my body up with more drugs. I don’t know much about this stuff but I do know when I restricted what u ate the boils went away. So I believe a natural way could help me. Please message me!

    January 30th, 2015 2:02 am Reply

      Oregano Oil
      Holy Basil Leaf
      Vitamin C
      Vitamin D
      all of the above should be taken orally *Daily* reguardless of your diet
      to boost your immune system response. You will find this very helpful.
      I compiled this list after exhaustive reasearch and almost dieing from
      agressive PVL positive CA-MRSA.

      September 2nd, 2015 8:53 am Reply
      • Miri

        All of these. especially Oregano oil contained in enterically coated gel caps, I get from the company NOW. They are so potent that they work against MRSA and many other bacteria, viruses and fungus. Also, when I had MRSA I used to apply Noxema cream topically and it worked (I suppose eucalyptus oil in it is a good antiseptic).

        April 7th, 2016 4:34 am Reply
  • jennifer

    MRSA is very infectious, and unfortunately requires a much stronger treatment than most of the idea’s I am hearing on this blog. In reality ONE OF THE WORST THINGS A PERSON CAN DO IS TAKE A MRSA DIAGNOSIS TOO LIGHTLY! Please remember this and seek the help of a good infectious disease doctor or dermatologist asap if you are infected. MRSA actually varies from person to person, and from strain to strain so what works for one may not work for another.and
    If I have learned anything in my 4 years of studying MRSA, as well as being it’s victim it is that virtually all of the over the counter healthcare products are completely ineffective against MRSA. Natural solutions like manuka honey and silver gel actually do work fairly well topically, but unfortunately there is no magic mrsa bullet available anywhere not over the counter or even pharmaceutical. Bleach bathes and deep soaking will help you more than anything, and manuka honey and tea tree oil topically or silver as an alternative will work as well as anything you will get from your local doctor or drug store. This is advice you can hold onto.

    January 5th, 2015 12:28 pm Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      Remember that dietary change is CRITICAL to resolve MRSA. Natural solutions alone won’t do the job as explained in the article.

      January 5th, 2015 2:53 pm Reply
      • JENNIFER

        This is very true. Eliminating sugar especially (sugar, high fructose corn syrup etc) or reducing it by atleast 80% is the thing that will help most people in the way of
        positive dietary changes.

        Sugar intake is a much bigger deal than most people critically understand when it comes to MRSA. It is absolutely what tips the scales in favor of MRSA being a just
        a treatable nuisance and being a killer. Sugar absolutely feeds MRSA and at the
        same time it substantially weakens the body’s immune response to infections.
        I believe it is the undiagnosed reason why so many people have re-occuring breakouts
        Your body’s immune response has to be up to par just to deal with MRSA from
        a healing standpoint and if you have even a “moderate” sugar intake you are likely
        to be immuno compromised and you may not even realize it. Many times your blood
        work will even check out fine from your doctor (with white and red blood cell counts that appear normal) but your immune response will be hindered as a result of the burden that routine sugar intake has placed on your immune system.

        The Traditional American western diet is a perfect setup for a MRSA infection.
        lack of sleep, high sugar intake, pork, and over consumption of dairy products are
        the culprits that will get you killed if you have severe MRSA and unless these issues are dealt with you will be able to break away from the re-occuring infection cycle.

        September 2nd, 2015 8:37 am Reply
  • Judy Fassanella via Facebook

    Would coconut oil take care of it? I put that on any minor lesions, pimples or cuts, and it always clears up any pain and inflammation within a day or so. Don’t know if I’ve ever had a MRSA infection, though.

    September 4th, 2014 9:28 pm Reply
  • Kathleen

    I agree with Elizabeth on the Colloidal Silver for any kind of infection or fungal infections. I too, use the Silver Edge generator and now have unlimited amounts of it. I feel safer using my own methods of dealing with various ailments with herbal remedies or the Colloidal Silver, along with the food we eat.

    September 4th, 2014 1:48 pm Reply
  • Karen

    My daughter had a bad outbreak of MRSA a few years ago. We tried everything natural. Turmeric helped the most, but it wouldn’t go away completely. We added a simple liver cleanse and it finally cleared up. The cleanse was 1 drop of lemon essential oil, 1 drop peppermint essential oil. and 1/2 of a lemon juiced in 8 oz. water. Drink this first thing in the AM before eating. This really helps the immune system do its job. Make sure your essential oils are pure and intended for internal use.

    September 3rd, 2014 11:22 am Reply

      Is the liver cleanse just done once, or daily until cleared up? Thanks Aron

      October 7th, 2015 1:53 am Reply
  • Anastasia @ eco-babyz

    Thank you for this article, it’s always great to have something to send people that come to me with all kinds of questions about how to naturally fight infections. :)

    September 3rd, 2014 8:56 am Reply
  • Sue Kettler Arakawa via Facebook

    I also stopped all sugars

    September 3rd, 2014 12:44 am Reply
  • Amy Stephenson Peters via Facebook

    Geranium and melaleuca alternfolia (tea tree) combined is VERY effective on anti resistant staff

    September 2nd, 2014 9:59 pm Reply
    • Rebecca Riehl

      When 2 of our kids, my husband, and I had mrsa we learned through trial and error how to treat it. Apply tea tree oil, 1 drop full strength on the spot. Do NOT bandage! Let it air dry. Here’s the important thing: It must be reapplied every 4 hours around the clock.
      We were already eating healthy and taking natural remedies, but this treatment took care of the individual sores.

      February 20th, 2015 11:07 am Reply
  • Carrie Perez

    Hi Kathryn,

    Although Makuka Honey is great for open wounds, many MRSA infected people do not have open wounds and, additionally, need to address MRSA as a whole body, immune issue. There are other topical items that are less messy and more potent like wild oregano oil or stable allicin. Manuka honey is more along the lines of a strong silver gel and in consideration of that, silver is usually more convenient. Clay and charcoal are also in that category of potency while usually being cheaper than most Manuka brands. People with MRSA should also consider restricting sugar to less than 1TBSP per day, even great raw sugars like honey. When it comes to fast-moving bugs like MRSA, it is best to knock it out fast and early. Otherwise you might be fighting it for several months, like Sandra. So that is why honey is not on my short list in this article. As always, be sure to get professional help with some of the stronger natural protocols.

    My husband experienced years of side effects from Levaquin, too! After years of diet adjustments, he is nearly 100% better.

    Best Regards, Carrie P.

    September 2nd, 2014 4:33 pm Reply
    • Elizabeth

      Nothing that l have found works as well as Colloidal Silver on infections, and apparently MRSA is no exception. Just google “the Silver Edge”, go to their testimonials, and get the lowdown on MRSA. I have been using this stuff for over 10 years for various and sundry infections and l’m blown away with its effectiveness. And don’t let anybody tell you its for topical use only!

      September 3rd, 2014 7:37 am Reply
      • Rai

        Would you mind sharing the brand of colloidal silver you use?
        I want to get one and keep it in my first aid box.

        September 3rd, 2014 12:40 pm Reply
        • Elizabeth

          I make it in my kitchen using the (first-rate) device described at the Silver Edge. Do yourself a favor and go to that site. Otherwise I’m sure health food stores have reputable brands–but you’ll be paying $$ for a scant amount.

          September 4th, 2014 8:15 am Reply
        • Janeliz

          lowing :)

          September 4th, 2014 2:42 pm Reply
        • someoldwizard

          Personally, I swear by the silver wings 500 ppm.

          Its on Amazon, just search for it :)

          March 7th, 2015 11:04 pm Reply
  • Emily Everidge Barr via Facebook

    My son has mrsa when he was 2. It was on his face, looked like pimples. I blindly followed my dr’s advice and had him on antibiotics, went to a specialist, who also had him on antibiotics. Long story short, after 6 months of ‘treating’ him with cycles of antibiotics with no results, I started researching other alternatives. I started giving him colloidal silver and manuka honey, orally and topically. The specialist basically called me crazy, so I immediately stopped the antibiotics and continued with my ‘crazy’ plan. He was completely clear in 2 weeks!

    September 2nd, 2014 3:58 pm Reply
  • Cassandra Ragsdale via Facebook

    manuka honey!

    September 2nd, 2014 1:31 pm Reply
  • Michelle Norah via Facebook

    I’m surprised that the article takes aim at pork, beef and cow’s milk without making any delineation between conventionally farmed and small farm organic meat and raw dairy. The difference between the two methods basically create compeltely different end products that are called the same thing.

    September 2nd, 2014 1:28 pm Reply
    • Carrie Perez

      When a person has MRSA, it is important to understand that it is mostly an inside, whole body problem. We are inclined to think that skin issues are topical. A person with MRSA is exhibiting an immune system problem, whether short or long term. Because the immune system begins in our gut, it is helpful to temporarily eliminate cow products due to the size of the protein which takes extra effort to digest. Also, pigs will eat anything they can find, including other animals, so they are not truly grass-fed animals. A person with MRSA can speed up their healing by avoiding these items as well as other inflammatory foods (I forgot to mention nightshades, btw). As a fellow WAP-er, I certainly agree with all those common sense principals such as grass-fed, free-range, organic meats, raw milk, sustainable farming, etc. Thank you for helping me clarify! :-) Carrie P.

      September 3rd, 2014 7:34 am Reply
  • daisy

    Olive leaf extract also works against MRSA:

    September 2nd, 2014 1:13 pm Reply
  • Clare Cecilia Fenn via Facebook

    MRSA is stubborn. I have used essential oils for 12 weeks (internally and topically) religiously to treat MRSA–with no results. I resorted to two cycles of antibiotics. Recurrence of MRSA with both treatments. The use of blue light was most effective. Results were seen after two 10-minute sessions.

    September 2nd, 2014 12:28 pm Reply
  • Soeren-Debbie Wiener via Facebook

    Thank you for bringing this to people’s attention. This is important to know about since MRSA is in the rise. I wish more people knew about Thieves Essential Oil which is strong enough to kill MRSA but will not harm you like the string antibiotics. Over 150 hospitals are more using Thieves. Message me if you would like some information on how to get it.

    September 2nd, 2014 12:05 pm Reply
  • Sue Duffy Arroyo via Facebook

    Please consider trying a natural remedy BEFORE automatically popping some antibiotics. They are out there. Easy to find at your local organic market or health foods store. Or online; Penn Herb co., to name one of many trustworthy sources. Read, research, see a chiropractor or naturopathic doctor. It may be as simple a fix as taking a daily quality probiotic. Open your minds :-)

    September 2nd, 2014 11:46 am Reply
  • Sandra

    Great article! About 6 months ago I had a skin infection (cellulitis) that was rapidly spreading, so I went to the doctor because I got scared after reading about how dangerous it could be. They cultured it and found it was staph aureus and gave me Bactrim. I reacted with a full body rash, so they switched it to Cipro and I reacted with my throat swelling and my skin on fire. I just wanted to get this over with, so I took benadryl to minimize the reactions and finished the abx. The infection appeared to be gone, but less than a week later, it came back with a vengeance. I did NOT want to go the abx route again, so I didn’t even go back to the doctor. I was concerned, though, that the bacteria had probably morphed into mrsa. This time I took an herbal combination to help clean out my blood, along with silver and chlorophyll, and was very strict on my diet. It took a full 2 months for things to clear up, but it did! I had heard about the manuka honey, and that would have been my next step if what I was doing hadn’t worked.

    September 2nd, 2014 9:40 am Reply
    • Sandra

      Forgot to say that I also greatly increased my intake of cultured foods and took extra probiotics.

      September 2nd, 2014 9:55 am Reply
  • Kathryn

    You missed a very important natural treatment! Manuka honey (15+) has been shown to kill every bacteria thrown at it, and is very effective against MRSA. It should be the #1 go to for any cut or wound. It is used in hospital in New Zealand and Australia.

    Also, being one of thousands of folks who have had their lives devastated by fluoroquinolone antibiotics (Levaquin, a Cipro, Avelox are the most common but also come I other forms including generics, eye drops and ear meds), please research any antibiotic before using it. This class of meds can do damage weeks and months later. No one wants to deal with such permanent, life-altering damage from something “supposed to” help.

    September 2nd, 2014 1:10 am Reply
    • Shelley

      Kathryn, I have not been able to tolerate caffeine since I took Cipro 8 years ago. Who knows what it did to me, but I wish I knew better. Thanks for warning everyone!

      September 2nd, 2014 12:13 pm Reply

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