I have been fighting a persistent staph infection, which is probably associated with either psoriasis/eczema (incredibly dry skin). Doctors keep putting me on antibiotics, and right now I was just on erythromycin - but I broke out pretty hard over my face and I stopped the erythromycin just yesterday, after being on it for 1 month and about a week, maybe 2 weeks. I have topical bactroban (active ingredient: mupirocin 2% which I just started using because I had an infection appear on my chin just a couple of days ago.
I performed my 2nd liver cleanse on the 20th of january, my 1st one 13 days before that.. but I only got Gallstones out the 2nd time on the 20th of january. It could be my symptoms are getting worse because of that 2nd liver cleanse, but staph infections are no joke.
I just started a parasite cleansing program yesterday, which I performed over a year ago but did not 'maintain.' Also I am taking some probiotics, but I know there is a strain Enterococcus faecalis TH10 which helps in fighting staph, I have yet to order it; I am using sol-aray of 3 or 4 major cultures, bifidus and acidophilus I think are in it. I was thinking about fasting for a few days and skipping work/school (I am a college student) but continuing the parasite cleansing program... yesterday I had two cups with Epsom Salt (tablespoon each) to try to flush out my colon.
ANYWAY.... any help would be more than appreciated, so please respond as soon as you can
You absolutely should get a few pertinent products to help you with your immune system to help fight this infection.
I would get two Garden of Life Products:
1. Primal Defense
The Primal Defense will help get your gut bacteria in order. It contains soil microrganisms that are much stronger than acidolpholus. This will get your gut populated with organisms that will quite literally kick your immune system into high gear and you will be able to fight the staph infection so much better. This stuff has been a GODSEND to thousands of people with various health problems. Since you've been on antibiotics, you really need to replace your gut flora with organisms that used to be contained in our soil, but aren't any longer, due to over farming and soil stripping. These organisms fight off bacteria and viruses and literally stimulate your immune system. RM-10 is an immune system builder also, with mushroom and other pertinent extracts.
All of these products have been clinically proven to be effective in clinical studies. Personally, I believe they are some of the best on the market.
For a topical solution, I would try to get my hands on some high strength manuka honey. The use manuka honey in New Zealand and Australia to dress wounds, treat staph infections, bacterial infections, etc....It might be sticky, but that's what I would do if I were you, and ofcourse, continue to flush and cleanse.
To locate the above-noted products, I would go to the Vitamin Shoppe online because they have the cheapest prices on Garden of Life products. I believe their address is:
I will check that out (web address) and correct it in another post if that is wrong. You can always get express shipping if you feel really desperate.
I'll try to find a manuka honey supplier in the USA so you can get it quickly. Manuka honey comes in certain strengths, and obviously you want the highest strength. I'll try to find a supplier that's not overseas if I can and let you know in another post.
I really hope this helps and hang in there! You really need to stimulate your own immune system to fight this if possible. Ofcourse if it gets worse, you need to go to the doctor asap. Nevertheless, you still need to get these products to replace all the good bacteria that has been killed by antibiotics, and they are the best.
I did some checking around and found other US distributors, but the problem is that they were only selling manuka honey with a factor rating of 10umf. That is a weaker honey. You need more potent honey. This place has the strongest manuka available, I believe, and they have a rating of 16umf. This is the stuff you want. It's very powerful. Please look into this right away so you can treat your skin naturally.
The Vitamin Shoppe link is correct...go on and type in: "Garden of Life" in their search engine at the right top of the screen. Also, it looks like you will get a free copy of Jason Rubins' book, "Patient heal thyself" with your purchase. That's great because it provides all the information about Garden of Life's products. The book also contains information about the clinical studies they have done on the products and the results.
Good luck and happy healing...let me know if you have any more questions, and I hope this helps you.
I get my manuka from manukahoney .com Yes, I know this post is older but, just in case someone new to manuka comes along and reads this I thought I'd share. There are lots of places on line from NZ to buy I prefer to purchase from someone in USA even if they are (have to) bring it in from NZ.
I have been using New Zealand 16+ manuka honey prior to my use of the bactroban.
The doctor warned me that the bacteria would be cultivated with the Sugar in the honey.
I used the honey for 2 years prior, and it helped some but it was hard to keep it on the face (the infection is on my chin area right now)...
my understanding is that Sugar would draw the stuff out of the wound and then the hydrogen peroxide and the unique manuka stuff would disinfect... but what does one do with dry skin? Anyway.. I also used grapefruit seed extract prior to that, today I think I will take a bath with dead Sea Salt minerals.. but I will definitely order those probiotic supplements you were talking about asap.
(I still have manuka honey at home dont worry about the supplier I stocked up on this stuff a while ago =)
also to add, my acne flares up over my face especially when i notice this staph infection. I am generally a very anxious person, and I have been meditating for over a year now which i find reduced my anxiety somewhat, but sometimes I feel like the weight of the world is on me.
Thanks for the help always. (I also hear YellowDock root and Pau D'Arco inhibits staph growth and will clear it from system, I will try to order that. Before I was using topical goldenseal, emptying the capsules, with calendula around the nose when i had the impetigo, but now that isnt so much of a problem as the stuff on my chin and the acne.. )
Something that probably won't help the infection so much, but will help clear your skin is something that is like a miracle to me!!! If you can use the goldenseal, then perhaps you can apply this to your face to help it heal, it's really extraordinary. It's called amino plex. People who have had surgery on their face, or have lesions or burns use this stuff and it really is quite miraculous.
I suffer with breakouts myself and have found this stuff to be like a miracle. Beware though that it's not a big bottle, and can be expensive....however, I've found it for 17 bucks and some change online at a medical supply store. I would order two. One bottle is only 1 oz; it last maybe a week. Most places online offer it for 50 bucks!!!!!!!!!! SHEESH!
But in all honesty.....having tried EVERYTHING on the market, and I mean EVERYTHING.....I think this stuff is the best. It's got a lot of amino acids in it that bring oxygen into the cellular level of your skin. A bunch of us at acne.org website who are treating acne scars have used this stuff with a lot of success. I just started using it, but I'm really amazed. Not one person who has tried doesn't thing it's amazing.
Well, it probably wouldn't hurt to try it, and you wouldn't be out that much money. But I would try it for two weeks in any event.
It's the second product listed on the right hand side of the screen.
I cannot say for sure that it will help a red mark heal any faster or fade quicker, though it might if it's a new mark. I cannot say for certain. For me, after only a couple of uses, it healed up some dry patches around my ear region, and seems to help prevent acne. It is used when people have c02 laser surgery and other surgeries, and it helps facilitate a quicker healing. It's really great...but you only get 1 oz, which is good for about a week of use.
also what I woudl do is about 3 tiem s a day rinse my face with a sage decoction.
sage is great for cold sores etc... also essential oil tea tree i fyou dilute it with a goo d oil
i woudl probaly amke up some thign like this..........
2 table sppons sage herb/ 1 drop essential oil of teatree
and about 2cups of water and a 1/4 teasponn of almond oil
boil water . turn off heat.
add sage let steep aboout 20 minutes
strin off herb.
add teh almond oil and the tea tree essential oil.
shake it up good in a samll glass jar. put in fridge
use within about 5 days.
3 tiem s a day shake it up and use a claen 100 % cotton ball
warm your face with warm water then rub the cotton ball form teh decoction gent ly ove ryour affected areas.
if youahve spots that are veyr distinct...
crsush up soem sage *(fresh i fyoucan get it ) if not use dried and mix with barely enuff oil to wet it.
dab it directly onto the sore spots and goto sleep (cover pillow with a towel.
sage ahs been knwo fo r centrueis to help heal cold sores which are shtaph based.
when you staph dies down, start usign beof reyou goto sleep a soft oatmeal water..
take about 1/3 cup oatmeal and boil it in about 1 cup water
tuen off hea tlet sit 30 minutes... strain off the oatmela youwillhave a milky water..
put in fridge and use it 2 x's ad ay esp befor esleeping
after gnetly rinsing your fac e with warm water use cotton ball and wipe on face severla times.. to let it soak in.. goto sleep 8) i fwill helpheal skin that might have been damage dby your infection, and make your skin butter soft again and withe and smooth...
best to you
Ami Joi Benton
Do you know of any other ways to cleanse the blood? I think burdock root and red clover cleanse the blood as well, but I was wondering if there was something specific against staph.. or more effective as a blood cleanser.
Ginger? =I who knows...
Once again thanks I think im going to sleep now.. having starved myself appropriately
You've received several good suggestions; I'd like to add one more: coconut oil. It's healing and curative properties are legendary and it does wonders for dry skin. Its impact on skin health is very rapid plus its high lauric acid content makes it a very effective in killing lipid coated micro-organisms...and that means staph!
There's a book full of case stories that are so informative about using coconut oil: The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil by Bruce Fife, N.D.
Many health food stores now carry coconut oil so you may have no difficulty getting started. For superior taste, however, I use Coconut Supreme (properly named!) which I get online from www.coconutoil-online.com
CureZone also has a forum for coconut oil to find answers to any questions you may have about it.
I appreciate all of the suggestions. I ordered some of the amino plex and primal defense as well as RM-10...
I know dandelion root, 'brusnichnii list' (sorry I have no idea how to say it in english - its russian) and 'sporish' (also no english, some kind of bird.. twig) which I picked up in russia over the winter holidays are supposed to clear up my kidneys and liver and break up the gallstone matter.
Also have any of you heard of Probiotic OMX 12+, or rather the specific strain of bacteria which is present in this product, Enterococcus faecalis TH 10 . It is supposed to be very effective against staph. aureus, and MRSA... as well as E.Coli.
Umm other than that any good colonics products you guys would recommend, even though I have been flushing with Epsom Salt daily (not Liver Flush ill do that in about another week) and today I did a water fast. We'll see how long my water fast will go, over the summer I used to juice fast but one health practioner I went to see said that it would be healthier for my condition to water-fast.. juice fasting I could do way longer, and over the summer I am in general less hungry for some reason, but my longest water fast has been 2 days... SOOOOOO... we'll see what comes of it.
If I were you, I would be flushing my liver every 3 - 4 days ... for at least next 2 weeks.
I would also take enema 2 times a day, for at least 2 weeks, and I would add good probiotics into the last enema water to repopulate colon flora.
I would also get some good parasite killing product ( ) and use it every day.
I would immediately start with fresh vegetable juices (You need some good juicer like Green Star), and I would stop all medications.
In case infection gets worse what is possible considering all the antibiotics that you have been treated with, I would use good quality grapefruit seed extract ( Citrosept is the best), and I would also get "Black Box" also called Siver Pulser (Sota Instruments), and use it at the same time.
The condition may get worse for a few days because of the natural cleansing process, ... but if you continue with enemas and flushing, it will definitively get better.
I would also take at least 500 - 1000 mg of vitamin C per day, some extra Vitamin E, D, A, and also Vitamin B complex every day.
Daily enemas with probiotics and Liver Flush would be the most important steps to take, because those steps help build natural immunity.
Stop treating yourself with medications and start real healing!
my 16 yr old son has excema and got staph and was on antibiotics for a long time. i think the antibiotics just push it in further into the body and as soon as he comes off them,he breaks out in boils and acne. vicious cycle.
sooo, we put him on probiotics, saccromyces first (strong acidopholus stuff) he has to shower daily or twice a day, uses hibliclens soap, then lotion daily(add tea tree oil to lotion). any sign of a boil or ingrown hair gets CCC cream (Coneflower, comfrey and cammomile) on a bandaide a few times and it goes away before getting big. We also use CCC on his face and his acne is diminshing. he has to take 3 times a day fish oil/borage oil for what use to be his excema (90% gone) He takes Kyo-Green for his boils, he take Kyolic garlic (or whole clove)
He developed candida from the antibiotic use, and that lowered his immune system which is where this whole yucky stuff came from in the first place. AntiBiotics over used. Also, change your pillow case a lot, daily if you can till the sores all heal. You can fight this. LYSOL WORKS. Laundry with it. Use the wipes in the bathroom handles, light switches, everything you touch. clean the house. staph likes dry dust and dry skin. get fresh air in the house. get sun. don't overexercise. sweat is good, but overexertion makes them hot. we need to do the parasite, kidney and liver cleanse still to rid the candida but we are off the antiB's aand getting stronger.
Sometimes, if the boils get too big, antibiotics are necessary. But you can wean yourself of them by building up your body. You will get some boils when you stop, but keeping them small, covered, and clean, and they will eventually burn out. Calvin is now 90% skin clear and no big lesions or boils. I will pray for you.