MRSA Infection - Treating MRSA Naturally

MRSA Infection - Treating MRSA Naturally
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Natural Herbs for MRSA

   There are other natural herbs like garlic that are effective in dealing with MRSA infections. The garlic needs to be properly processed for its antimicrobial properties and allergies and other problems associated with this herb need to be considered. There are also other treatments possible for dealing with MRSA that include colloidal silver and therapy that actually uses other viruses to deal with the MRSA. It is also very essential to boost the immune system while finding ways to get rid of MRSA naturally.        


MRSA - Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

   Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) is a staph bacteria that shows no response to antibiotics that are normally used to treat such infections. Staphylococcus aureus is a common bacteria that lives in the nasal passages of a quarter of the people and normally does not give rise to any infections or problems. However when this bacteria does enter the body through cuts, sore, catheters or breathing tubes they can cause an infection. This is a situation very much prevalent in patients in hospitals who then develop infection related problems. Most treatments for such infections involved antibiotics like methicillin among others. But there is a small percentage of people, about two percent, who carry strains of the staph that are resistant to the antibiotics. MRSA can also affect people who share equipment or other items of personal use with others and is therefore common among children in day care facilities and athletes and members of the military who use common equipment. Another class of persons at risk are those who get tattoos made and where proper care is not taken.

These infections tend to concentrate on areas where the skin has been cut, like in operated areas and causes the skin around the wound to swell up and become painful. Ultimately the infection can lead to fever, fatigue, chills, feeling ill, headaches, shortness of breath and in serious cases can cause pain in the chest. These symptoms can lead to the detection of MRSA through blood tests or culture tests of the infected site, among others.        

Dealing with MRSA

   The immediate action taken by doctors to treat such infections is to drain the infected area and keeping the wound covered. It is however becoming more and more difficult to go in for further treatment because of the resistance to antibiotics that such bacteria have. This has led to medical personnel looking at methods to get rid of MRSA naturally. Close cooperation with naturopathic doctors has led to integrated treatments that have proved beneficial to patients who have such antibiotic resistant staph infections.

One product that has been at the forefront of such treatment is a special medicinal honey also called Manuka honey. It is a type of honey that has been used to treat infections for more than 200 years and has now been revealed to have far more potency than normal antibiotics while treating wounds that have been infected by MRSA. Some people are allergic to this honey and it is also likely to cause other problems for diabetics because of its thirty percent content of glucose.

There are a number of other essential oils from natural plants that are also effective in dealing with MRSA. Their effectiveness lies in the fact that they contain thousands of chemical components unlike the single chemical that makes up most antibiotics. This allows them to overcome the resistance of the bacteria. However most essential oils available are meant more for aroma therapy and one needs to find the right essential oil that has been certified for its therapeutic properties.